Like many others, I’ve been lurking for a while and gathering up as much info as I can for me and my family’s first trip to Disney World. I’ve been going to Six Flags Great America since it opened in 1976. I had always wanted to go to Disney since I was a kid, but financially and realistically, it wasn’t going to happen. Now that I have a family of my own (wife and 10 year old son) and live much closer to Disney World, I’m going. I was quite surprised at the amount of planning that has to go into this trip. I was used to rolling out of bed, picking up my friends, driving 3 hours to Six Flags, staying until close and going home. With this trip I’ve had to pick accommodations, dining plan or not and then which dining plan, select fast passes, park hopper or not, and plan to spend days there, not just a day trip. Luckily, I have a friend that’s a Disney travel agent and helped me immensely during this phase. After discussing what we wanted, she took care of the details and built us an itinerary so we can get the most out of our time there. I’m looking forward to taking my son and wife on our first real vacation.