Im a huge Dis-lurker been around for a few years, but not a big poster, but I like the idea of bouncing ideas and plans off of others who understand the obsession, so I thought I would give this PTR thingy a try. Cast..is it really a cast if its just 2 people? The Duo. Me, Laurin 27 years old and single. I live and work in downtown Manhattan as a professional nanny, but more about that later. I am originally from Maryland and I was on the WDWCP in 2001 as a lifeguard at the WL, but prior that that I had only been to Disney once as a kid with few memories I just wanted the excuse to take a semester off from school! After 8 months I was hooked for life, and now I grab at any chance to go back. I also plan other peoples Disney vacations just for fun, Im going to be a travel agent in my next life. I collect Disney Christmas stuff and I have to buy a new Eeyore as my one souvenir from each trip. Her, Megan 26 years old, single, originally from Louisiana Shes a nanny too, in the New York Suburbs right outside the city. She has only been to Disney once, for like a day or two and has very few memories. She loves Hello Kitty (like in the unhealthy way that only an 8 year old should love Hello Kitty), anything dark and black, hates Pink and Red, refuses to like anything current or trendy, refused to see Titanic when it came out (I saw it 12 times in the theater!), wont read Harry Potter or Twilight, which is the complete opposite of me. We became friends during a nanny conference, when we realized that neither one of us could pay attention for more than 2 minutes and we spent the whole conference passing notes, laughing hysterically and getting glared at by the more studious nannies! She and I have been on a couple of adventures in the last year; Atlantic City, skiing in PA, and most recently a weekend in Niagara Falls, so we know we travel well together, and shes already knows that Im a wee-bit controlling over anything Disney, and shes accepted that shes just along for the ride on this one. Purpose: Not since my college program have I been to Disney without kids, so Im excited about doing a trip based solely on what I want to do (and Megan too, kinda). I, of course, want to do all my favorites, but I also have a bunch of firsts that I want to fit in on this trip. Budget: We sat down last weekend, and decided that we dont want to spend more than $2500 each that $2000 planned + $500 unexpected! You would think for 2 people, $4000 would be easy but theres A LOT I want to do, so its going to be tight. Dates: I, of course, would love to go the middle week of December but we both work for families that travel a lot, so we are stuck going when they go, so that means major school holidays, and since I refuse to be in Orlando in the summer, Presidents Day is the least of all evils, so its going to be Saturday 13th Saturday 20th, so we both have Sunday back at home to recover before going back to work. Resort and Packages: Ive already booked a standard room at the WL just so we have one ace in our pocket, but we are waiting on deals and codes, to make a final decision on resorts and packages, etc. Im not a huge fan of the Dining Plan, so Im really hoping for an awesome room-only deal, but we will have to wait and see. Okay next time, the day-to-day plans which is of course without any hours/schedules and TourGuideMike guidelines, so right now its like, on one day we will ., on another day we will .but that doesnt hold me back!