Hi all! I'm taking another stab at at trip report. If you are interested, my first report is referenced in my signature ("Back to the 'Land After So Many Years"). Over the past several years my family has become Disney Obsessed (which is not too terrible of a thing to be in my opinion). Since we ponied up for annual passes in October 2010 we have been going to DL as often as we can (have to get our monies worth). This TR will cover the following trips: October 15-18, 2010 Day 1-Part 1, Part 2 Day 2- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Day 3- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 February 11-14, 2011 Day 1-Part 1, Part 2 Day 2- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Day 3- Part 1, Part 2 May 8-15, 2011 PTR Updates- 3/22/11, 4/6/2011 TR- Day 1- Sunday, May 8th- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Day 2-Monday, May 9th- Part 1, Part 2 Day 3-Tuesday, May 10th- Part 1, Part 2 Day 4-Wednesday, May 11th Part 1, Part 2 Day 5-Thursday, May 12th Day 6, Friday, May 13th Part 1, Part 2 Day 7 and Day 8- May 14th and 15th October 6-9, 2011 (Same thing, only this is me and my hubby only!!! I'm SUPER excited about this trip) PTR Updates- 6/16/2011, 9/29/2011 October 6th- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 October 7th-Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 October 8th-Final Part and Overview BONUS TRIP-Part 1, Part 2 Anyway, here's a picture of us from this trip: As you can see there is me (33 years), DH (33 years), DS (7 years), and DD (a little over a year at the time of this trip). This was taken on our first day at the park right outside of Pirates of the Carribean. Traditionally, my family has ALWAYS tackled frontierland first thing. This usually results in POTC being one of the rides we hit up early on the trip. This trip was no different as you can see by the obvious enthusiasm in all of our faces...no worn out, tired of the crowd's smiles...we are one happy family! In July 2010 we purchased a DVC at the Grand Californian here in California. Excited to use our newly acquired purchase, we immediately booked a trip from October 15th to October 18th. Unfortunately there were no rooms available at the Grand Californian for this trip. We ended up booking a room at Paradise Pier. Overall PP was very nice. I especially enjoyed the fact that they left a voicemail informing us of activities at the hotel including a scavenger hunt and a makeup session with Sephora which was free to all guests. We participated in the scavenger hunt (more on that later). The weather was not great during this trip. There seemed to be a constant mist the entire time we were there, but we still managed to go down the water slide, which DS loved! Here's a picture of DS standing by Goofy at the entrance: And here is the ONLY room picture I took (I completely forgot my obligation as a DISer to take tons of photos...): I think this photo was taken the day we left. Doesn't DD look Disney'ed out? I especially love the crazy hair! So anyway, on this trip we celebrated my 33rd Birthday. I have always wanted to see Disney during Halloween and this was the trip!! On the agenda was the Haunted Mansion, buying annual passes, World of Color (for those who slept through it, or were sick the last time we ventured to the park...more on that later), and riding the Lilly Belle. Would we accomplish everything on the list? I guess you'll have to read to find out.