Last Summer my 24 year old daughter said, "Mom, why don't we go back to Walt Disney World?" Back in 1991 when she was 6 years old we went as a family as my husband was going to a business event in Miami. After the business thing we rented a car and drove up to Orlando to spend three or four days at WDW.
So I got on the Disney Travel Site and started to make plans. In August I began to nail everything down. I wanted to make my airline reservations right away because gas was going up, up, up and who knew how much things would cost by April. We made our plans for the week after Easter because I work at a school and that was my week off. At the time, my daughter was working. I did all my own planning and making reservations for both WDW and the airline myself on line. I've become quite good at this because I'm always making reservations for a friend who has no computer.
I would also like to say that threads here on this site about planning a trip to WDW were extremely helpful in some of the decisions I made. So thank you!
Then the countdown began. My daughter was let go from her job in December (and the business has since gone bankrupt) and has had no success in getting a job since then. But fortunately we were able to pay for everything back in August. Then American announced they would be charging for checked luggage so we made the decision to go entirely with carry on.
I signed up for Magical Express, a 5 day Park Hopper Pass and we stayed at All Star Music. We did not sign up for the meal plan.
Altogether I took 1,906 photos (and no, I won't put you through the torture of looking at all of them). After I returned home I put my thoughts into a journal of sorts by sending my brother (Lost Boy on these boards) an email and then I posted it on my Facebook page and also sent the email to friends who are not on Facebook.
So what will follow is a link to my photos in Photo Bucket and a day by day report of what we did, and how we thought things compared to Disneyland. I'll do the photos first as some of you may only be interested in them.
So here we go, fasten your seat belts and keep your hands and arms inside the ride vehicle at all times.