2400 pictures! Beach Club, Universal, and Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa-COMPLETE!
We're just home from our May 2010 Disney trip! This was a nine night/ ten day, 3 resort, 11 person vacation. I have a lot to share! I did take 2400 pictures...but I promise I won't share them all! ;) Let's get started.
Here's the trip itinerary:
May 5th Arrive at Beach Club Villas
*Beaches & Cream and Stormalong Bay*
May 6th Epcot
*Flower & Garden Festival, Akershus, Rose & Crown, Chefs de France*
May 7th DHS and transfer to Universal
*Cape May Cafe, Sci-Fi Drive In, and Royal Pacific Resort*
May 8th Islands of Adventure
*Mythos, face painting*
May 9th Universal Studios and transfer to Bay Lake Tower--Grand Villa!
*Mother's Day, Lombard's, and pics of a $10,000/night hotel room*
May 10th MK and swim day
*Re-thinking our plans, Bay Lake Tower pool, 'Ohana, Spectromagic*
May 11th AK
*Face painting, tatoos, Whispering Canyon Cafe*
May 12th MK
*Main Street Barber Shop, Cinderella's Royal Table*
May 13th DHS
*Last time we were here 4 of ten of us, left Prime Time Cafe with wet pants--will we really try it again?*
May 14th MK and go home
*A day of favorites or never-got-to's, Crystal Palace*
And finally, meet the family...
Me (37) The OCD planner and obvious Disney fanatic.
DH (39) Stay-at-home-Dad. Enabler of my OCD planning. Also a Disney fanatic.
Jacob (5)--This is his 4th trip to WDW. He's been to DL once and on one Disney Cruise. All of our children our seasoned travelers, since they go with me on business trips. He and his brother have been to 15 states and a few other countries. He loves planning and doing projects for Disney trips almost as much as I do. I'm so proud! :lovestruc He is willing to go on almost any ride (at least once!) His favorite princess is Snow White (You should see the way he looks at her! :love:) and his favorite character is Goofy (for the moment.)
Max (3)--This is his 3rd trip to WDW. He's also been to DL once and on a Disney Cruise. His favorite princess is Ariel. He won't even get his picture with any others. This trip, he wasn't up for many for rides.
Ella (15 months)--A beautiful princess--what else can I say? This is her 2nd trip to WDW and she was on the Disney Cruise with us as well.
We met DH's family at Universal and spent the rest of the trip with them. Yes, we even stayed in a 3 bedroom villa with them and didn't get sick of them. His family includes his mother (MIL to me and this is how I will refer to her from now on), his step-father (FIL), sister (SIL), her husband (BIL), and there two children Kyle (6) and Avery (4.)
Here are the main pages:
Homemade projects completed for this trip
Arrival at the Beach Club
Beach Club--part 2
Dinner at Beaches & Cream
Beaches & Cream continued--with food pics incl. No Way Jose!
A walk on the Boardwalk with my 4yr old street performer
Breakfast at Akershus
Akershus continued and rope drop at Epcot
Search begins for a talking garbage can/ More Epcot/ Rose & Crown Pub
Dinner at Les Chefs de France
Breakfast at Cape May Cafe/ Rope drop at DHS
Lunch at Sci-Fi Drive In Theater
Transfer to Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios
End of Day 3/ Dinner at Jake's
Islands of Adventure
More IOA--Seuss Landing
More IOA--mostly aerial shots
Lunch at Mythos
The rest of IOA
Don't know when to call it quits!
Booked a trip for December 2010!
DAY 5--Mother's Day
Continental breakfast/ Universal Studios
More Universal Studios incl. Simpson's Ride
More rides and characters incl. Shrek
Lunch at Lombard's Landing/ Jaws/ Disaster
Grown-up rides/ Kid rides
KidZone continued and the rest of US
Checking into Bay Lake Tower GRAND VILLA!
More GV pics and dinner at Contempo Cafe
Rope Drop at the Magic Kingdom
Bay Lake Tower Pool/ Polynesian Hotel
Dinner at 'Ohana
Balloons/ Baby's 1st ears/ SpectroMagic Parade
Almost lost a BIL/ Day at Animal Kingdom
Face Painting adnnd Finding Nemo
More AK and lunch at Yak and Yeti counter service
The Boneyard and tatoos
Jammin' Jungle Parade
Dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe
Back to BLT
Cool do's at Main Street Barber Shop
The finished do's
Tomorrowland and lunch at Cosmic Ray's
A little more MK
Dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table
Evening at MK and Wishes
Bad hair day/ DHS
More fun at DHS
Ride a coaster or rescue a kid?/ lunch at Studio Catering Co.
Movie under the Stars/ Top of the World Lounge
Fireworks from TOTWL/ Electric Water Pageant
Last day must-do's at MK
The fairies and more
Lunch at Crystal Palace & saying goodbye
Buzz, Stitch, and a Space Shuttle
Max's big surprise, a parade, and THE END!
Thanks for reading! Now please comment so it keeps bumping this TR up where others will see it and read it! Thanks! If you'd be interested in reading a TR for our 12 Days of Christmas trip please encourage me, and I'll consider it! :rotfl:
Welcome back! Cannot wait to hear all about it! :banana:
Can't wait to hear all about BC and BLT! popcorn::
Sounds like a great trip! I can't wait to read about your adventures!
I was at the Beach Club at the same time, 5/6-5/11! Can't wait to read more of your TR! :cool1:
i'm in :D
Doesn't it cost a LOT to join?
We bought resale points at the Boardwalk Resort as our first purchase. Since then we decided we wanted to go more often and take people with us, so we added more points. You can use your points to book at any of the DVC villas, but you have the advantage of booking at your home resort 11 months in advance. The others you can book 7 months in advance. So currently we own at Boardwalk and Bay Lake Tower and have stayed at both of these and also Wilderness Lodge, Beach Club, and the Grand Californian. We plan to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge next year.
Subscribeing, sounds like a fantastic trip :thumbsup2
While I'm waiting for my photos to upload. Here are pictures of the 37 t-shirts I have made for our May trip. I have a few other projects I'll post too.
A blue one for each son, and the pink one for my daughter:
Day 2: Epcot
Tee's for my two boys:
Tee for my daughter:
Day 3: DHS
Tee's for my 2 boys and baby girl (whom I think looks a little like Boo):
Day 4: Islands of Adventure
Tee's for my kids and their 2 cousins:
(I know it's over done, but I still couldn't resist!)
Day 5: Universal Studios
Tee's for my two boys:
Day 6: MK
Tee's for my boys:
Day 7: AK
Tee's for my boys (front and back):
Day 8: MK
Tee's for the 5 cousins (Names and ages):
Day 9: DHS
Tee's for all 5 kids:
Tee's for all 5 kids (boy and girl version):
Mother's Day present for MIL who is on the trip with us: (Wrapped up to open on Mother's Day)
Shirt for DH: (This is the back)
Here are the rest of the projects...
These autograph books are 2-in-1. The majority of the book is Disney (especially the ones for my boys where I included character meal pages for May and December) and the last part of the book is Universal. I put clear contact paper over the cover and back page for WDW front and over the Universal front page so we could flip that to be the cover while we're at US. Hope that makes sense!
Didn't make these, but thought I'd post them because they are a great way to be sure your kid has your cell phone on them in case they get lost. :scared1:
I forgot to take a picture of this year's book. I used the reverse side of this book from our last big family WDW get-together. (Yes, we're writing in the notebook up-side-down. I just didn't want to waste all the empty pages, or redo the ribbons! ;) ) The cover looks similar but has Universal theme this time.
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