Hi Everyone! It's been a while since I've been on these boards, but with planning for our next trip well and truly underway, I thought I 'd come back and, when needed, rack your brains for information I hope I don't bore you with details! We leave 20th September and are away for around 2 1/2 weeks. Going is me, DH, DD (15) and DSD (24). It's my DSD's 1st trip overseas, and at the age of 24 (25 by then), I think it's well overdue! Spending 11 nights in Orlando as experiencing WDW and USF is the plan for this trip, and 4 nights in LA. Flying Qantas (I cringe at the cost of flights but it is what it is). In Florida, we are staying 4 nights in a 2BR condo at Wyndham Bonnet Creek (non-Disney but within the WDW boundary) before moving to AKL - Kidani Village in a 2BR villa for the other 7 nights. I rented DVC points and had the reservation confirmed today - SO excited! I plan on keeping that part a secret from the rest of the family, as they think we are staying at the Wyndham for the whole 11 nights. Will be doing WDW, USF and Kennedy Space Centre, as well as a lot of shopping (I have recently lost a lot of weight and need to replenish my wardrobe!). We plan on staying at DLR for our 4 nights on the west coast. I have stayed at GCH before and while PPH was nice last time, I did tell DH that we wouldn't stay anywhere but GCH on our next (and probably last) trip. We either need 2 rooms or a 2BR villa, and doing the sums, renting points for a 2BR VGC villa is slightly less expensive than booking 2 x std view rooms at GCH, so I think I will go that option. While in LA, we will do a tour of the city and DSD wants to go shopping at The Grove - but the rest of the time will be spent at DLR and relaxing before the trip home. Thanks for letting me get all that out - as we haven't been to WDW before, I am open to all suggestions for dining etc. I have finished reading the 2018 version of the Unofficial Guide to WDW, so have the basics, but I know there are some WDW experts on here who could help make this a truly magical experience! I say this is likely to be our last trip to the US as my DD is in year 11 this year and this is our last opportunity to take her away with us before she knuckles down to get through the final year of school. After that, well, DH and and I can holiday on our own, and there are many places we'd like to see before returning to the US. So I want to make the most of this trip! Edited to say that the ticker below is from our 2012 trip and I will update when I figure out how!