Hello everybody. I am DLR29, and I'm starting my FIRST ever WDW Pre TR. First let's start off with some introductions. ME! I'm 17 and a senior in high school. I love rides, Disney wizard, sports, hanging out with friends, and dill pickles (mmmm, so good). I usually chill out on the DLR boards where I love helping people plan DLR trips, but I ocassionally venture out into different forums. I am one of the main planners in the family. DM (mom) She loves all things Disney too. I received the planning genes from her because we both love to find the best deals and bargains for vacations and stuff. She is in charge of just as much planning for this trip as I am. DD (dad, not daughter....) He is not as enthusiastic about the whole Disney thing. He likes going to DLR, but he is not nearly as much of a planner. He follows our plans very well. DB (brother) He's 13, but will be 14 for our trip. He recently discovered the wonders of Disneyland, which I am very excited about. He used to be skeptical and almost anti-Disney scared1, but I've turned him over to the dark side. Ok, sooo our WDW trip dates are 6/19-6/26, and we are all very excited, but before we keep going, I'll begin with some background of this (and our last) trip. Background: So back in 2007, the 4 of us piled into a minivan and drove around the country for 6 weeks. My mom and I planned all of the stops and hotels and attractions and one of our "must-dos" was WDW. It took us a week to drive from CA to FL, but it was so worth it. We stayed at Worldmark Orlando, which was really great because we had a car and the drive was super short to the parks, but we still missed the experience of staying onsite. Also with a 6 week trip we could not afford to spend a whole week onsite, so we used credits with our timeshare Worldmark place. We really enjoyed ourselves and we got a lot done by using TGM and all of the wonderful tips from the DIS. We went to the parks for 5 1/2 days, park hopping, getting a taste of the resort for the first time. We ate some TS meals, saw some shows, rode a ton of rides, visited DTD, and got a glimpse of WDW, but definitely not the whole thing. We knew we would come back, we just weren't sure when. So this idea pops up in our head to go back to WDW, but this time stay onsite and do the whole "WDW vacation" thing. Since my dad is a teacher, and my brother and I can't really afford to miss school, we decided late June would be a good time to go. It's also kinda a graduation gift for me, as I'll be DONE with high school! We also want to bring my uncle (mom's brother) and his 3 kids. We're not sure if they'll be able to go, but we're praying that it'll all work out. They've never been to WDW, but they live in So. Cal, so they've been to DLR a lot and love it, so I know that they would love WDW too! This would be doubling our party from last time. The more the merrier!! So...we've decided that we're going to stay at SSR, but I'll save more on that for later (I wanted to keep it a secret, but realized it's in my sig ). This intro is getting too long anyway. We also have a few more surprises that I'll mention later. I just wanted to get this started because I was so excited that the June hours were posted the other day. Ok, this is DLR29 signing off for now.