Welcome one and all to my first TR!! Get ready for tossed out itineraries, cupcakes for breakfast and happy tears a plenty!! I didn't do a PTR so here is a little background info on our trip..... I'm a single mom (divorced) of 2 fantastic children...they have been through a lot of loss and major change over the last 2 years and they really deserved this magical trip. This is our 3rd trip as a family to the world and after each trip I feel so blessed to have been able to take my children to such a magical place!! I had initially planned this trip for December 2011 but my grandmother passed away and we needed to hold off so we could be with my grandfather. I'm a planner...my mother says it's OCD...so we will agree to disagree. I love the thrill of locking in that hard to get ADR and I think I had some of the best this trip!!! DS is a Harry Potter fanatic!! A very close family friend who was DS "Harry Potter buddy" passed away from leukemia 2 months before our trip....so a trip to Hogwarts was added and critical to this trip! My Disney crew: Me-33 and had been to Disney about 20 times prior to starting my family. I want to marry Mickey some day. DD-11 and is my mini me. Loves anything Tink and doesn't like the big thrill rides. Had no idea the surprise I had in store for her. DS-8 is my little buddy. Loves Toy Story and Pluto is his BFF. Has been waiting 4 years to ride Rockin' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror. Our Travel Dates: December 9th to the 17th staying at All Star Movies and doing FREE Dining (ohh man how I love free dining) There you have it...the basics on my little family. So grab drink, I hear the Beverly is the best, and sit back and relax. I hope you enjoy reading about our trip!!