Thought I'd pop in and introduce myself. I'm Hypermommy and if you know me from anywhere else on the 'net ... shhhhhhhhhhhh. I'm over here because MouseTraveler said this is a wonderful board and that I should check it out. So I decided to do so.
My first trip to WDW wasn't until I was 18. Actually I was there on the night before my birthday. My boyfriend at the time took me. I had told mom we weren't going to leave SC until midnight (because then it couldn't be kidnapping) but I was still at WDW by something like 8pm. I was such a stinker at that time. Of course, yes, I've been visited by the parent's curse... my two Eating Machines (have you seen how much teenaged boys can eat?) try my patience on a regular basis.
The next time I was at WDW was in December 1991 on my honeymoon. It was at that time that I fell absolutely in love with Epcot and it's still "home" to me. That was back when they had the double-decker bus that would take you around World Showcase. We told the bus driver it was our honeymoon and for the rest of the day, every time he saw us walking along he'd get on the loudspeaker and let everyone around know that we were honeymooners.
I took my kids in 1999 and had some really magical memories. I'll tell you about my favorite magical moment involving a 4yo that had just learned to write his name if you like but since this is WDW for Grownups, I don't know if it's appropriate.
2006/2007 were great years for me and Disney. We had annual passes and we must have gone like 10 times. Last year I was lucky enough to win a cruise so we went on the Magic. Formal night was my birthday and I went all out -- including the tiara. I felt like such a princess that night!! In November 2009 we're doing a Double Dip. I can't wait to be back on Castaway Cay.
So that's a bit about me and Disney. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Remember, if I get on your nerves it's all MouseTraveler's fault!