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Turtle31 06-28-2009 08:21 PM

Just returned from 11 day BCV stay 06/16-06/27..UPDATED 04/09/10 -COMPLETE FINALLY !
 
We have just returned home from our 11 day trip to the Beach Club Villas as 1st time DVC members on Deluxe Dining. We had an unbelieveable time and ate way to much food. I will be happy to answer any questions along the way. So sit back and enjoy the ride... it was a long one :goodvibes


Here we are :

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My Goofy DH, Me (Donna),DS and DD

wulfekamp 06-28-2009 08:46 PM

Last night my wife asked what I wanted for dinner. I said Ribs from whispering canyon. I love the dinning plan and taking my taste buds on a disney food adventure. Sounds like you had a great trip. We were at BCV june 11th to the 19th. It was hot.

Turtle31 06-28-2009 08:53 PM

Day 1

Today is Tuesday June 16th, we wake up bright and early to leave for Denver International Airport. Our flight leaves at 10:35 and we want to make sure we have time for breakfast at Mesa Verde before boarding our 3 1/2 hour flight to paradise.
We arrive at airport in plenty of time and enjoy 5.00 dollar chocolate milk :scared1:

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m.../mesaverde.jpg

While at breakfast my DH makes an announcement: This morning upon getting up he has decided to quit smoking ( which is something I have begged him to do for about 5 years). He threw away his lighter, his cigarettes,his hand sanitizer and he thinks he is cured. Rest assured we will be revisiting this topic VERY shortly. :lmao: His philosopy was that we would be so busy and since the smoking areas are limited he would Magically be able to quit.

We board our plane on time at 10:35

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The flight was LONG but smooth. We arrive in Orlando on time at 4:45 local time. We decide at this point that we will stop in the airport and eat at Wendy's to avoid everyone starving and being unhappy on the bus.

Next stop :

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We are on our way :woohoo::woohoo:

Turtle31 06-28-2009 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by wulfekamp (Post 32477641)
Last night my wife asked what I wanted for dinner. I said Ribs from whispering canyon. I love the dinning plan and taking my taste buds on a disney food adventure. Sounds like you had a great trip. We were at BCV june 11th to the 19th. It was hot.

HOT does not even begin to describe what was felt at Animal Kingdom on June 21st :rotfl:

GGOOFY1 06-28-2009 08:59 PM

popcorn::I am along for the ride. Can't wait for the updates!!

Turtle31 06-28-2009 10:22 PM

We are sitting back and enjoying our ride on the Magical Express. The bus first stops at POR, then we stop at Boardwalk, next Yacht Club and before you know it the four of us are the only ones on the bus ! Next stop, finally Beach Club. This trip is costing us 208 pts and we own 160. Borrowing for our first stay = not a good sign ! :scared:

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As we get off the bus a very nice CM by the name of Nancy is there, she says did you have a nice flight Bradley ? My son says yes and I wonder "Did I say his name exiting the bus ?" She then says Welcome HOME ******* Family ----- and it hits me .. she has on a headset and they have been waiting for us. I have the biggest smile on my face, this made us feel so special. She then walks us inside and right up to the front desk, she introduces us like royalty to the CM and bows to leave. I am left speechless.

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We are then given a brief run down of our dining plan, have our tickets added to our keys to the world card and lastly our given our room. We are assigned to Villa #422

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Our plan is to go to the room get changed into swimsuits and hit the pool.

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The kids and I start to change into swimsuits and DH says he is not swimming. He is acting very pissy now and I think to myself dang we stopped and ate at the airport like he wanted..... then it hits me..... he needs a cigarette already .... We beg him to go swimming with us and he just becomes more irritable. He comes down by the pool with us and I proceed to tell him that he better go get a cigarette before he kills someone. He rolls he eyes, disappears and we go swimming without him. I am a little bummed out but I get over it. I realize very quickly we are not going to be able to handle him quiting smoking on vacation !!

Here is what cheered me up :

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http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...ld2009a012.jpg


http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...ld2009a008.jpg

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Day 1 : To be cont'd

Jillpie 06-28-2009 10:55 PM

BCV's is our home resort!! LOVE this report:thumbsup2. We just finished a wonderful BC vacation ourselves in April, so I'm hanging on closely to yours. I can't WAIT for more, and check out my signature, SAB is my happy place!!:cloud9: So what is your home resort btw?

Turtle31 06-29-2009 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jillpie (Post 32479227)
BCV's is our home resort!! LOVE this report:thumbsup2. We just finished a wonderful BC vacation ourselves in April, so I'm hanging on closely to yours. I can't WAIT for more, and check out my signature, SAB is my happy place!!:cloud9: So what is your home resort btw?

Our home resort is BCV also :banana:
When we originally started to plan our journey to Disney World we were booked at the Carribean Beach Resort on the buy 4 nights get 3 free program. Last August (08') we stayed 11 nights at POR- we were on deluxe dining on that trip also and visited The Cape May Cafe,The Yachtsman Steakhouse and Beaches n Cream. We loved the resort but I just kept thinking we could never afford this.... Then I started looking into DVC.
In March my mom passed away,she had been sick for a long while with lupus. She left money for my sister and I. And I knew immediatly what I would do. My mother was the reason I feel in love with Disney.... she even took me and my sister on the Disney Cruise for Christmas one year (I was 14.) I also felt it was a way that my whole family would benefit for years to come. And I knew in my heart it was something my mother would have been so proud of me for doing.
I called up DVC and got connected with Gib McCain. He told me he had a 160 pt contract available and he would call reservations immediatly to see if we could get booked for our June trip. I was keeping my fingers crossed because my original reservation was going to be in the 2000.00 range and I didn't want to waste the money. He called back and :banana: our dates free for a studio for the entire stay. I don't know how in the world it worked out so perfect but it did. (And after the rough start to the year - I needed a break.) I called up and cancelled our stay at CBR and started replanning everything!!! Looking back -- it would have made for one hell of a pre-trip report ! But my family expects me to do other things --- like laundry and cook meals, oh yeah and every once in a while I work too :happytv:

SunnieRN 06-29-2009 01:38 AM

How fantastic, what a great legacy your Mothers gift will give your family!! Looking forward to more!

Silly Little Pixie 06-29-2009 03:59 AM

can't wait to hear more! popcorn::

DVC Mike 06-29-2009 05:30 AM

Glad to see some pics of BCV. We're looking forward to staying there again in October.

momtotanmanandraerae 06-29-2009 07:29 AM

I am enjoying your trip report! We leave in 19 days to stay the week at BCV! We love it there! SAB and the walk to Epcot are the best parts of staying there!

Simba's Mom 06-29-2009 09:24 AM

OMG, you were in #422! Of all my stays at BCV, that had the most terrific view, especially of Illuminations!

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...DSCF0363-1.jpg

Did you see get to see Illuminations from there? I was wondering, though, what was the condition of the villa now? I remember that it was the only time I complained to maintenance because the room was so "tired", stains etc. Hopefully the room has been rehabbed (plus this was 2 years ago). But I absolutely loved it and would love to get that villa again. And did you get to see any movies on the beach? That's something I really enjoy at BCV.

mommyoftwinfants 06-29-2009 10:02 AM

staying at BCV in 20 days :woohoo:, can't wait to read more:banana:

bobbiwoz 06-29-2009 10:06 AM

Thanks for your pictures! I had the exact same response to seeing YC/BC for the first time, that we never could afford it. We bought into DVC and within 3years we added BCV to our home resorts. I knew that if we ever didn't get into it at 7 months for a whole family summer vacation, it would be very sad.

Enjoy your trip! (OK...I just reread your post, you're home!) Looking forward to hearing more.

Bobbi:goodvibes


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