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Old 08-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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One Fab Beach and a Magical Tower June 2013 We leave Friday 6/14! PTR

Welcome to One Fab Beach and a Magical Tower!


To View our Daily PTR Plans Click HERE!!!

A June 2013 Pre-Trip Report!

Our Dates are Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 28, 2013.

We have previously been to Disney World in 2006, 2008, 2009, twice in 2010 and twice in 2011. In 2010 we became DVC members at Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani.

Our 3 favorite DVC resorts are Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani, Beach Club Villas, and Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary.

In the past, I have started several Pre-Trip Reports and Trip Reports and I have never finished them. I am determined to finish this pre-trip report and a trip report to follow along with a dining report! I know, I am thinking big!!!


Let me introduce you to our family.

First, My name is Tina and my husband is Shawn. We have been married for 17 years. Shawn is my soul mate the love of my life! He is an amazing husband and father. I am a stay at home mom and I run a small home daycare business out of our home. Shawn is a commercial project manager for a security company.

We have two delightful children.

Aaron is our oldest at 16. He is heavily involved in Band at the local high school. It keeps us busy. Aaron is an amazing son. He is smart, funny, loving, responsible, and an all around great guy. He is developing into an extraordinary adult. I expect him to achieve so much in his future. He also keeps us laughing on daily basis. His favorite characters are Stitch and Mickey. I am not sure if he has a favorite ride, I do know that he loves Disney food!


Last but not least is our princess, Allison. She is 11 in 6th grade. She is adorable, smart, a firecracker, she knows what she wants! I love this girl! I am so glad we were blessed with her. She is our Disney lover! Her favorite character is Eeyore and she loves Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Below is a family picture from our December 2011 Christmas Trip:



Now that I have made the introductions, Let's get on with this pre-trip report!!!

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POR June 2006 POP May/June 2008 CBR Pirate Room & BC May/June 2009 Vero Beach & CSR & AKV Kidani May/June 2010 BLT Oct 2010 BWV March/April 2011 AKV Kidani Dec 2011 BCV/BLT June 2013
WL CL & AKV - Jambo Studio CL March/April2014 AKV Kidani June 2016

June 2013 Dining Report PTR Spring Break 2014

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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We are staying at BCV and BLT! :)

[FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]How Long is our stay and where are we staying?



Our vacation stay is from June 14 through June 28, 2013. Yes, that is 2 weeks! We are so excited!

On June 14, we will leave Indiana 4-5am and arrive in Orlando around 10pm at night. We are staying at the DTD Hilton Garden Inn. Shawn travels on occasion through work and earns Hilton rewards points. So on the nights of June 14 and June 15, we will be staying at the DTD Hilton Garden Inn.

The rest of our stay will be at Beach Club Villas and Bay Lake Tower.



In November 2012, we were able to book a stay from 6/16 to 6/22/2013 at Beach Club Villas in a one bedroom.


We love Beach Club Resort!

We were able to stay at Beach Club May 2009, The kids loved Storm Along Bay pool and very much want to swim here again.

We love Cape May Cafe and Beaches and Cream. There is also a wonderful 7 layer bar (magic cookie bar) at the Beach Club Marketplace that is to die for.

The Boardwalk resort is just a short walk away. I love to walk over to the Boardwalk Bakery for breakfast or a snack and there are so many amazing eateries on the Boardwalk.

It is also close to one of our favorite parks, EPCOT! The views of the Epcot resort area are amazing!

Photos from Previous Beach Club Stays or Visits:

Family Photo on Beach Club Beach:



Playing at Storm Along Bay:





A week later in November 2012, we were able to book our stay at Bay Lake Tower from June 22 through June 28, 2013 in a one bedroom lake view.

We were able to stay here for our October 2010 trip in a Studio.
We really love how close Bay Lake Tower is to the Magic Kingom.
The monorail convenience and the walkway to the Magic Kingdom really makes Bay Lake Tower a favorite for our family.
We also like the quick service option here, Contempo Cafe and that you can hop on the monorail to eat at Grand Floridan or the Polynesian and you can take a boat to Wilderness Lodge or Ft. Wilderness.

Here are some Photos from our October 2010 trip:




View from Our Balcony:








We get to stay at 2 of our favorite resorts!

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WL CL & AKV - Jambo Studio CL March/April2014 AKV Kidani June 2016

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Our Tickets will be DVC Premium Annual Passes!

Disney came out with a promotion in 2012 for DVC members to buy Premium Annual Passes for $399.

We took advantage of this deal and bought them in December 2012.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #5
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Subbing i can't wait to hear all aout your trip.
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Subbing i can't wait to hear all aout your trip.
Hi! Thanks for joining me. I may be a little slow with updates plus our trip is so long away. I am glad I have one follower!
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Just found your trip report and loving reading along. We will be there 6/22-28. Staying at AKL Kidani.
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Just found your trip report and loving reading along. We will be there 6/22-28. Staying at AKL Kidani.
Hi Vana

Thanks for reading along. We love Kidani. It is so beautiful and peaceful to us. I will head over to your PTR and read along. I haven't had as much time as I would like to read other PTRs and TRs but I am trying. You will be there the exact same time as our second half of the trip.

I am looking forward to sharing more with you and I can't wait to read more of your plans

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I discovered flikr today.

I like it much better than photobucket.


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I was just reading though your PTR and I have to ask..... WHAT IS wonderful 7 layer bar (magic cookie bar) at BCV? I may have to have one!

I love that you get to stay at Disney for sooooooo long!!! I dream of one year having a trip like that!
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I was just reading though your PTR and I have to ask..... WHAT IS wonderful 7 layer bar (magic cookie bar) at BCV? I may have to have one!

I love that you get to stay at Disney for sooooooo long!!! I dream of one year having a trip like that!
7 layer/Magic Cookie bar is so good. Chocolate chips, coconut, butter scotch chips, sometimes peanut butter chips, it depends on how they are made. Other ingredients are sometimes nut and sweetened condensed milk. So good, sweet, and rich. They sell them at other places. I believe Port Orleans.

It is all about our DVC points, that is why we get to stay so long. It is great! We didn't take a vacation in 2012 so we banked those points and we are using them for 2 weeks in 2013. It is a good deal!

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~Finished The 30 day Countdown Chain!~

~~~Finished The 30 Day Countdown Chain!~~~

Today, I finished the 30 day countdown chain while we watched Mulan on Disney Jr.





~~42 Days to GO!~~

and

It is my 40th Birthday Today!

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Happy birthday!!!!

And woohoo on the chain!!
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Happy birthday!!!!

And woohoo on the chain!!

Thank You!
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Test for posting pictures from Photobucket mobile.

It worked!!!
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