I think I posed this question on the Disboards' WDW section before one of our WDW trips a while ago, but I'm so excited for our first DL trip, I figured it would be fun to pose this question again in the DL section too. Our trip, which includes me, DH, DS 16, and DS 14, will be from August 13-17, 2018. I just paid our trip's final payment today, and I booked our dining reservations last night. I. AM. SO. EXCITED. We are staying at the DLH, and we have three dining reservations...dinner at Steakhouse 55, Blue Bayou, and Naples. We've been planning and dreaming about this trip since last fall, and now that dining ressies are booked and the final payment has been paid, the trip actually feels "real" to me! So, here's the question...when does a DL trip feel "real" to you? When you first start planning? When you make reservations? When you start packing? When you arrive? I'm curious to know when your magical vacation actually feels...well...real?