I had to wait until I figured out if I was going on a cruise, and when, before I could figure out when I'd be able to squeeze in my last two Disney trips this year - including whether Pixelmania would be in the cards (not likely, unless the cruise fell through). As it happens, the cruise is on, so I won't make Pixelmania, but managed to squeeze in these two trips. The first is a rarity for me, as I haven't made it to Food & Wine in many years. I usually go in September, but earlier in the month - with the very late planning this year, I couldn't get a DVC place on the first weekends of the month, but was surprised to find a 1-bedroom available for Food & Wine's opening weekend. Staying at Saratoga Springs, no surprise since that tends to be the last DVC still available...where doesn't much matter - at the moment this is my 'solo' trip I like to take once per year. The second trip is the 'usual' Christmas trip in December to see all the Christmas displays and stuff - which usually coordinates with Pixelmania when it falls during the Christmas season...though again due to very last minute planning, I couldn't find a DVC place on that traditional first weekend on Dec 6 - so I had to move 1 week farther on. Surprisingly, I got a spot, again at Saratoga Springs...this time just a studio. I'll probably head up with a friend, though we're still finalizing flights and travel plans. If anyone's around on either of those trip dates, let me know - especially in September since I'm traveling solo and have no schedule to keep or people to entertain!