Hi everyone! So, we just got back from our 8th OUR trip in 6 years. It's about a 7-hour drive for us so we (me, Wife & Kid) go at least annually. We stayed at CBBR for 10 nights. This is our 5th time here, and it is definitely a favorite. This year, we got our best room ever, 7th floor Americana. I now always request America or Continental because the walk is too long from the new towers. This one also had an unbelievable view of the volcano! At night, I read my book but really could not stop watching it. It was awesome. Overall, there were bigger crowds than in the past (this was our third year going around Memorial Day), including at the pools and bars, but our early-morning touring plans payed off. Back to the hotel for a 1:00ish to 4:00-ish swim, and then back to the parks for thinning-out night crowds. We did all 3 UOR parks, SeaWorld (first time I've been since 1993!), and spent Memorial Day at Disney Springs. I'll talk about some of the new things we saw/learned in upcoming posts (including two very strange patty melts and Krakatao and Maku airtime!).