Way back in the dark ages, a time before iPhones, 24/7 internet access, and FastPass+, a young impressionable boy from Connecticut -- armed with nothing but a handheld electronic football game and the strongest sunscreen available -- was whisked away to a magical land called "Walt Disney World". That first family trip, which included more time spent driving the I-95 corridor than actual park time, created a lifelong obsession with all things Disney. To be entirely honest, I don't remember a lot about that first trip to Disney World in 1988, but 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of my first WDW experience. And what better way to celebrate the occasion than by being at the parks when the calendar turns to 2018, watching the fireworks, surrounded by thousands of my closest Disney-loving friends who I've never met and will probably never see again (trust me, that last part sounded a lot better in my head). I hope you'll enjoy following along with me on this journey, as I'll try to provide updates as frequently as possible and necessary. Trip Details Who: Me, Myself, and I (for now) What: A New Year's Eve Trip to WDW When: Dec. 28, 2017-Jan. 2, 2018 Where: Port Orleans - Riverside Why: Celebrating 30 years of going to WDW and 12 years with TWDC How: Money can be exchanged for goods and services Once Upon a Time (Pre-Trip Entries) 1. Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself 2. How The Heck Am I Getting There? 3. Help Me Make My ADR Choices 4. 180 Degrees And Rising: It's ADR Day! 5. A Disneyland Trip to Hold Me Over 6. Will I Ever Fit on Flight of Passage? 7. Wait, I Need Tickets For This? 8. How the Heck Does This Dining Plan Thing Work? 9. Planning the Plan: FastPass+ Decision Time 10. The Too-Far In Advance Minute-By-Minute Plan 11. Gearing Up With New Gear 12. Solo on NYE? Won't You Be Lonely? 13. The Not-Quite-Final Countdown 14. A Personal Disney World History Lesson 15. One Week To Go! 16. Live-Streaming the Drive to Disney World Happily Ever After (Trip Entries) 17. I Made It! 18. Day 0 - A Magically Frozen Evening 19. Day 1 - BEST. ROOM. EVER. 20. Day 2 - FastPasses and Fireworks 21. Day 3 - New Year's Eve! 22. Day 4 - One day, four parks!