Wow! This is something I haven't done in a very long time! It feels foreign to me. Oh wait, y'all don't know me. Maybe I should introduce myself: Well, that's me. Yep that cute redhead with pigtails. (Yes, they are pigtails!) I'm Becky, 28, a lifetime resident of Western New York. You know, it's that place that gets a lot of snow. In fact one year we got like 8 feet in a week. I was in Vegas then, but my parents had to clean all that off the car when they landed. Don't get me wrong, I love snow. I'm actually like one of the 3 people here who doesn't complain about it. I'm the master lake effect snow driver too (front wheel drive, not all wheel drive). Anyways, I'm a WDW vet as HydroGuy likes to call us. 12 trips under my belt? I know there are many who have more, but most people think I'm crazy for even going that much. Sorry, I love it there and it makes me happy. I'm sure you guys understand. I have NEVER been to Disneyland. This is a whole new experience for me (or a Whole New World according to Aladdin & Jasmin). I had never considered visiting Disneyland in my life, until Year of a Million Dreams. Then I thought to myself "how fun would it be to get to see all the Disney parks around the world". Even still, I couldn't justify the cost to myself. I could go to WDW and be content. UNTIL... CARS LAND. Yes, Cars is my favorite movie. Of all time, too, not just Disney. People think I'm some sort of nerd, but I know many of you understand. I'm not going to lie, I was pretty upset when I found out they were adding this to Disneyland and not WDW. But it finally kicked my butt into gear and got myself thinking it's time for a trip to the other coast. Ok, so a little about my history. I've pretty much been going to WDW every other year since 2002. 2009 was an anomaly. Disney had just announced they would be redoing both Star Tours and Fantasyland. JetBlue also made the choice easier with offering the cheapest flights I have seen since 2003 (or 2005). 2009 was also my first solo trip, anywhere. I had my concerns, but read many reports of people going alone. My dad was also not fond of the idea (or the fact that I was going for so long). But no one else was able to go and I wanted to go. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I had the best time. I could run the show how I wanted it and no one to say otherwise! YAY! Well, with the closure of Fantasyland, I decided it was the last Disney trip I'd take until Fantasyland reopened. UNTIL... CARS LAND. Aren't you sick of reading this yet? So anyways, last year my dad asked me, "when are you planning on going to Disney World next?" My response "2015?" I think he was offended by that. He couldn't understand why. And didn't think I could go that long without going. I explained to him Fantasyland (of course he didn't remember me explain that to him in 2009) and my idea of going to Disneyland (and the major cost of it). Well here we are: 2012, the year of Cars Land. And of course the major, extensive planning that goes with a trip. And the start of a beautiful pre-trip report.