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Old 07-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Exclamation 3 Families doin' a Surf & Turf Trip! AKL CL & Dream...Good-Byes

Let the Magic Begin

3 Generations
3 Families
11 People...


Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! to our 3rd Annual Family Vacation!

We'll be taking you on an adventure to the Animal Kingdom Lodge done Club Level style.




Then we'll sail the seas on the new and exciting Disney Dream!



So come on aboard and let the introductions begin.
(Warning! this report will be PICTURE HEAVY)


The cast of this 10 day adventure.

The whole gang!




Our patriarch & matriarch A.K.A. Pop and MaHopie.these two kids love Disney more than any of us! And they are celebrating 45 years of wedded bliss!




My family (Disney fanatics, of course)




Our oldest son...his favorite vacation spot...anywhere Disney!




The middle child and the Queen of Drama! Her favorite resort...any Deluxe will do!




The Baby and definitely a third child! He keeps us running!




And us, your host and hostess of the Trip Report...Disney Dork #1 and #2. And dont let the hubby fool you -he's a closet Disney Fan.





This year, we decided to allow my sisters family to tag along. Ok..actually it was their idea to take a cruise.




Heres kiddo #1.her first Disney experience! (Im secretly trying to convert her to Disney Dork status -her parents just dont know it, yet)




And #2-his first Disney experience..my Disney conversion tactics arent working as well on him. There's still time, though-he's only 4.




And last, but not least...the Disney Novices -my sister & brother-n-law. Will a Disney conversion take place?? The jury is still out.






So here we are...a family of 11 with lots to share-fun, food, adventure, and pictures and more pictures and more pictures.(remember, I warned you...)








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Animal Kingdom Lodge

Club Level Review Part 1
Club Level Review Part 2
Mini Review of AKL


Day 1
*Check-in at AKL CL
*TRex Dining Review Part 1
*TRex Dining Review Part 2
Club Level Room Review
Evening at the Lodge


Day 2
Early Morning Uzima Pool Part 1
Early Morning Uzima Pool Part 2
Kidani Village & Sanaa Part 1
Kidani Village & Sanaa Part 2
Cultural Safari

Day 3
Blizzard Beach Part 1
Blizzard Beach Part 2
Blizzard Beach Part 3
Rain, Rain Go Away!
Jiko - The Cooking Place

Day 4
Beach & Yacht Club
Teaser at the Poly & GF
An Arusha View
Boma Dining Review



Disney Dream

Oceaneer Club Review
Dream Stateroom Part 1
Dream Stateroom Part 2


Day 5
Headin' To the Coast Part 1
Headin' To the Coast Part 2
Cabanas
Time to Set Sail
Villains Tonight! Show
Animator's Palate Part 1
Animator's Palate Part 2

Day 6
Cabanas for Breakfast
Castaway Cay Part 1
Castaway Cay Part 2
Couples Spa Villa
Enchanted Gardens Part 1
Enchanted Gardens Part 2

Day 7
In Port - Nassau - Part 1
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Dream Pictures Part I
Dream Pictures Part Continued
Dream Pictures Part II
Dream Pictures Part II Continued
Pre-Dinner Fun Part 1
Pre-Dinner Fun Part 2
Royal Palace - Dinner - Part 1
Royal Palace - Dinner - Part 2

Day 8
Early Morning Ship Pics Part 1
Early Morning Ship Pics Part 2
Morning Ship Tour
Royal Palace Lunch
Pirate Night
Pirates Dinner at Royal Palace Part 1
Pirates Dinner at Royal Palace Part 2


Day 9
Castaway Cay- Part 1
Castaway Cay -Part 1 Continued
Parasailing
Castaway Cay - Part 2
Serenity Bay
Castaway Cay - Part 3
Castaway Cay - Part 3 Continued
Remy - A Dining Experience - Part 1
Remy - A Dining Experience - Part 2
Remy - A Dining Experience - Part 3

Day 10
The Last Morning!



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Old 07-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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ah ha! I'm here Heather!!!! So great to see you working on this my friend!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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A new TR from Heather I think you can totally convert the kiddos You look absolutely stunning BTW
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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I'm here Heather!!!! I can't wait to read along with your adventure until I start mine in 12 days!!!!
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Well it's about time! We've all been waiting since last summer

I've got my jungle boots on and a life preserver so I'm ready for more

(BTW, you all look fantastic as always.)
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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We are staying AKL CL in a few months, so I'm interested to read how it went.
BTW, my DH is a closet Disney fan too. He comments about me being Disney obsessed to people , but then I tell them he was the one who took me on my 1st WDW trip & planned the whole thing w/touring plans & ADRs.
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Can't wait for this one!!
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ah ha! I'm here Heather!!!! So great to see you working on this my friend!!!
Hugs - Erin
You're first!

Too bad I can't award you with a prize...all our money was spent last week!


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A new TR from Heather I think you can totally convert the kiddos You look absolutely stunning BTW
Thanks Pas! It may be a bit difficult....they're way up north in CT...not far from you. Perhaps you can help.


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Hope you've started packing!!!! 12 days will be here before you know it...don't let it sneak up on you


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Well it's about time! We've all been waiting since last summer

I've got my jungle boots on and a life preserver so I'm ready for more

(BTW, you all look fantastic as always.)
Sorry it's taken a year...we've been a little busy...and by the way I do appreciate very much you allowing me to steal your idea for my title..."Surf & Turf"....perhaps allowing might not be the right word...taken without consent is more like it


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We are staying AKL CL in a few months, so I'm interested to read how it went.
BTW, my DH is a closet Disney fan too. He comments about me being Disney obsessed to people , but then I tell them he was the one who took me on my 1st WDW trip & planned the whole thing w/touring plans & ADRs.
Way to go DH!!!! It's all his fault then...he's the reason for your obession and addiction You're going to love AKL CL! It was great!!! More details to come on that


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Thanks Pas! It may be a bit difficult....they're way up north in CT...not far from you. Perhaps you can help.
I'd be Happy to help...let's recruit Sheila, Dani, Candace, Janet, Sarah....hmmm what other NE DISers...
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #10
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Did I actually make the first page?!

So excited to read your TR! I just know it is going to be fabulous!
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So excited to enjoy another one of your TR's. I can't wait to hear what y'all thought of the Dream. And to see all of the beautiful pictures you took.

Love the introductions.....great pictures!
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Hi! I'll be tagging in! It's looking good so far!
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I was just looking around yesterday to see if you had started. Looking forward to my third time reading about one of your trips. It has become a summer tradition!
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Did I actually make the first page?!

So excited to read your TR! I just know it is going to be fabulous!
Hi Christine!! Good to 'see' you again!


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So excited to enjoy another one of your TR's. I can't wait to hear what y'all thought of the Dream. And to see all of the beautiful pictures you took.

Love the introductions.....great pictures!
Hey there, Amanda!! You found it...you saved me an email Hope all is well with your family. I'm sure you're in the middle of planning your trip(s)


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I was just looking around yesterday to see if you had started. Looking forward to my third time reading about one of your trips. It has become a summer tradition!
Welcome back!! Glad we've become one of your summer traditions Hope we don't disappoint!
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