The title of my thread says it all...I asked my son why we need to go on vacation after getting to take a few trips already this year...his response was classic and didn't skip a beat as we looked up from playing with his super heroes..."Because we have to go to Disney, daddy, it's what we do." So, I'm a long time reader and I really enjoy taking in other members' Trip reports, I figured I'd give it a go myself for our upcoming trip (Still a ways out...). After a bunch of back and forth on where we were going to stay, we finally decided to book old faithful. Port Orleans- Riverside. My wife has been trying for weeks to go through a few DVC rental places to try and get something new and much nicer for our trip this year. This would have been our first experience going this route, so we were pretty new to the game. We learned a few lessons in this process and will know this going forward. Long story short, we missed out on a few of our first choices and decided to just book the old fashion way. Through the phone directly with Disney. That's what led us to our favorite resort...POR. Since it seems that the time we are going, things were filling up pretty quickly, we went with it. It's been two years since we stayed here. Last October we stayed at the cabins at Fort Wilderness since we went with my inlaws as well. When: Dec 8th-16th Where: Port Orleans Riverside Who: Myself, my wife, my Son (3 years old) Daughter (1 year old) Plans: still all tentative and in the works. We will def do the Mickey's very merry Christmas party one night. My wife and I did Disney every year, sometimes twice a year pre kids....got engaged there, honeymoon'd there, anniversary trips there, etc. This will my my son's 4th trip and my daughters 2nd. I'll see if I can upload some pics of our last few trips. I'm just glad to have something on the books and look forward to sharing more as we move this process along.