HELLO!!! Welcome to my TR! If you followed along last time, welcome back. If you're new around here: HI! I hope you're prepared for a whole lot of energy, laughs, and fun that will ultimately culminate into: "We're the Chosen Ones of Disney!" British accents, first timers, & twenty-year olds unite! Link to chapter shortcuts! If you want to get a taste of the gang and our style before reading this one, feel free to read my completed past TR here: "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things": Aggie Girls Take on the World This past winter break, three of my friends, along with my family, and little brother's GF took a trip to WDW. The logistics: When: January 6-12, 2019 Where: Walt Disney World, Pop Century Why: I'm not justifying this with an answer because do we need one? What: A seven-day whirlwind of a winter trip to introduce the most magical place on Earth to some of my closest friends who have never been! Who: Glad you asked Abigail (me!) Hi! I'm Abigail, a twenty-year-old junior at Texas A&M University! I'm studying political science which loosely translates over to me being over-patriotic and prone to cry during the American Adventure. And by prone...I mean guaranteed. I hope to be president one day (you think I'm kidding), but in the mean time, I'm going to intern in D.C. (fingers crossed for the Department of Defense) and eventually be a government teacher for high schoolers. - I have been to Disney about 20 times and rode Tower of Terror for the first time on this trip. Someone give me a cookie!! - I can quote Dinosaur from "I'm Dr. Marsh, Director of the Dino Institute" to "I better find him before security does! Thanks for everything!" - I'm currently in the midst of the application process for the Disney College Program! Yay! (I was accepted for this current Spring, but had to decline because of academic constraints.) So wish me luck! Lexie Lexie is the only gal we brought with us who has actually been before! In fact, she was there from December 28th-January 3rd and then turned around and came with us three days later, hahaha. If you've ever been in college, I think you can understand the "why not?" thought process that resulted in this decision. She is our most camera-shy gal, but an absolute hoot. She is a junior at Mississippi College studying Social Work, so she's basically a world-changer in training. - Her final form is an Avatar. -She will physically fight anyone who disparages Stitch's name (including my dad). - She bawled her eyes out when Sorcerer Mickey appeared during Fantasmic. Megan Our residential CRAZY GIRL. This girl literally got herself (and normally the rest of us) volunteered for every single show at Walt Disney World. Not an exaggeration. She is an international studies major at Mississippi College! If you can take any one type of person to Disney, you should try to take someone like Megan. She is easy to impress and overly-expressionable, so you will never be disappointed. - She got so many things discounted or for free because she flirted with the cast members. - She forced us to stop for every dance party (not that we complained). - She screamed "SIVAKO!" approximately 32,761 times through the duration of our trip. McCall The old one of the bunch! McCall is a senior Spanish major at Texas Tech University. She made the trip especially fun because of her appreciation for the details of Disney--ie. hidden Mickeys, windows of Main Street, etc. It has been her dream to go to Disney her entire life, but never got the chance, so she was the main fuel for the making of this trip. We talked about it all summer at the camp where all four of us girls worked together and finally made it happen!! - She has visited almost every world showcase country in real life. - She carried a couple decks of cards with her and insisted we play every possible opportunity which made for some fun memories of playing by the waterfalls in Canada and the flight deck of Soarin'! - She has very impressive character impressions when singing Disney songs. Blake and Morgan This is my 17-year old brother and his girlfriend! Blake goes to Texas A&M with me where he studies engineering and Morgan goes to Texas Tech where she studies Diatetics. Morgan (or Mo for short) had never been to Disney before, either, so it was really fun to see it through her eyes! I don't have as many pics as I would like to have of them because my friends and I often adventured ahead of the group, haha, but they were very present on our trip and oh-so-fun! - Blake's scores on Toy Story Mania are scary good. - Mo's favourite attraction was Kilimanjaro Safaris which makes her a girl after my own heart!! - Mo got some incredibl(y embarrassing) GoPro videos of us on various Splash Mountain, Everest, etc. drops that I hope never surface. Mom and Dad Brad and Kristi--aka Mom and Dad! The people I have to thank for my Disney passion. Every detail they have put into our trips over the years has paid off because look! They successfully created a monster They were our photographers, enablers, and supporters for the whole trip which we can only be thankful for! - Mom makes colour-coded, laminated pocket-sized schedules for each person every trip and they are beautiful. - Bubbles being blown around the parks can make my Dad turn into a five-year-old...something I learned this trip. - My Dad is actually here not he DIS, too! So, that's our gang for the week! I hope you're all prepared, properly seat-belted, and well-caffeinated. We're in for a wild ride!