I think this is the longest I have went before starting a Trip Report on a trip, but I was determined to get my Disneyland report wrapped up before I started a new one and time just wasn't on my side! If you haven't read any of my TR's before, there are links to all of them in my signature. Welcome to our Very Merry Thanksgiving Trip!!! Officially our third trip to "The World" and a trip of many firsts again. I love that Disney World is a place of firsts no matter how many times you visit. What are some of our firsts for this trip? We visited the Osborne Lights, for the first and sadly the last time. We tried many new restaurants! We stayed a new resort... would it become a favorite? We rode new rides! We attended Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! We met new Dis friends! We skipped Thanksgiving, this one was very hard for my husband to swallow! And many more! Without ado, let me introduce you to our gang: First off we have me, your tour guide and operator! I also answer to the names Mom, Mommy, Sara and Disney Nut, and on occasion Sharon (which apparently what it sounds like when I say my name answering the phone at work). To borrow from a previous TR, I am a self proclaimed Disneyaholic! I love everything about Disney from the history to the parks to the movies to the channel. I drive myself crazy sometimes with my obsession, but that doesn't change a thing. I am the obsessive planner in our family, although this time I had some help from the other members of the family. Sometimes this was a good thing, sometimes it lead to us standing in the Soarin' standby line for an hour... Since I have no Disney trip to plan right now, I am going a bit stir crazy. We are *gasp* skipping Disney for a year in lieu of a more relaxing and cheaper vacation in Cancun. I feel a little panicky writing that to be honest. However I should start planning our return in 2017 to celebrate my college graduation! Next we have my dear husband, who has willingly been converted to a huge Disney Fan. He also answers to Dad, Daddy, Grumpy and Erik. DH is a Disney convert, and tries to understand the planning of the trip, just enough to be annoying. LOL All kidding aside, for a person who had no interest in Disney World before marrying me, he has become a huge fan and loves to visit. He hates the heat, thus our November trip was born. He is a huge fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, so meeting Jack was very important. He was not excited to try a new resort, so stay tuned for the review. He also was not excited to skip Thanksgiving, but being at Disney does kinda make up for it. Next up is our wild child! E or Ethan is 11 and already a Disney adult! Ethan is a Disney World loving child. He loves everything about Disney World from the buses to the monorails, to the parks, to the rides, to the broken tiles that are inserted into the walkways in Adventureland. E has extreme ADHD, very low impulse control, and becomes over stimulated easily. He also does not like to be talked to by female characters, which was new this year and lead to some stressful situations at a meal or two. He is growing out of meeting characters, which was such a bummer for me. But he still enjoyed meeting a few of them like Jack, Rafinki, Stitch and of course Donald. He will continue my Disney loving tradition! Last but not least we have our Princess! Lorelai is our baby at 9 years old, although she was 8 on the trip. Lorelai is 9 going on 16, and she is a handful wrapped up in sweetness. The pressures of raising a girl might just drive me crazy. She is a movie buff and will watch any movie or TV show; she doesn't care what it is. She is in love with the princesses and her favorite is Ariel. She is a spitfire and is very opinionated and headstrong! She loves Disney World, but doesn't like long days, she likes her rest times. She faced a lot of fears on this trip, and developed a little crush on a certain Belle suitor. Now for the particulars: The When: November 17 - 27, 2015 The Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort The Food: For the first time ever, we decided on doing the regular dining plan instead of the Deluxe. We originally had planned on doing no dining plan, but after looking at the costs of the meals it was cheaper to get the free dining and pay rack rate for the room, than to take a discount on the room and pay OOP for our food. This was a real eye openning trip for us in terms of dining, and we will never travel the same way again I am sure! I hope you join us on a wonderful and magical adventure!