I don't really have time to post a whole trip report although I might sometime this week when we have a break from school for Easter. But here are some things we learned during our trip...
1. Ice water really is free at the counter service restaurants, they have no problem giving you whatever size you ask for.
2. Even though it was dubbed a very busy week (March 24-31) we found the lines to be a reasonable 40 minutes or less for the most part. Anything over 40 minutes we were able to get a fastpass for with a reasonable return time. We were unable to get a fastpass for Toy Story or Buzz Lightyear because they were either not available or were for late at night so we had to wait in line an hour for those.
3. Pre-ordering the photopass cd was the best thing we ever did! I didn't have to worry about pulling out my camera for everything because we got all of the characters and major backgrounds from the photographers. They were also really good about getting pictures of the kids reactions as they interacted with the characters before the posed pictures. The magical pictures were so fun as well. We got 2 different Tinkerbells (hint: the photogs at AK told us that each park has a different Tinkerbell magical shot), a baby Simba, 2 Stitch's popping out of the ground, and the balloons.
4. The kids favorite thing was the dance party in Tomorrow-land from 5-10pm every day. They got to dance around with Goofy, Pluto, and Stitch for as long as we would allow them. The characters literally grabbed random kids' hands and danced with them.
5. The park food is not as expensive as people seem to think. Kid's meals at every counter-service restaurant are $5.49 and come with a main entree (chicken nuggets, cheeseburger, peanut butter & jelly, macaroni & cheese, etc), 2 sides (grapes, yogurt, fries, cookie, etc) and a drink. The adult meals were all around $9 and came with a huge burger and fries, or a huge salad, or a pasta plate, etc. A snack such as a big soft pretzel or a decent cup of ice cream were $4. All sodas were closer to $3.
6. The Restaurantosaurus restaurant in Dino-land at Animal Kingdom actually offered FREE REFILLS. I couldn't believe it as I had not seen another restaurant offer that. We did pay $6.99 for their kid's meals but it was only because it came with the bucket and shovel, if I had known I'm sure I could have ordered it without that for the $5.49 price. It also had a great condiment bar.
7. The only characters that have a fastpasses are the Storybook Princesses in Town Square at Magic Kingdom, and even with the fastpass the line took about 20-30 minutes.
8. The Lion King show at Animal Kingdom is amazing! Definitely one not to miss. It's a live show where they perform Cirque-like acts and sing and dance.
9. The character lines at Animal Kingdom in Camp Minnie Mickey were very short and moved very quickly compared to others.
That's all I can think of for now, but if I think of more I will just add it on :)