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Old 04-29-2008, 09:17 PM   #16
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I'm going to move this over to the Resorts board, since the pools are at the resorts that is really the best place for this thread.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:26 PM   #17
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Are there anymore pool pictures out there, or did I kill the thread?!
You did great!!!
I'd LOVE to see this thread get really big! I'd love to see more pictures of the pools you don't hear about.
Its not that I made it, I'm always looking for pool pictures every time we consider a different resort. When you find them online, they are always these little "thumbnail" pictures taken at 6:00 AM.
Its kinda like Myrtle Beach.... You send off for free info. You get these glossy colorful brochures. In the picture, the resort you book has this tropical pool with exotic plants, its HUGE, and its bright and colorful. The ocean behind it is bright blue.
You check into your room and when you get to the pool, you kinda stand there... like a limp carrot, staring at this concrete gray, steamy, pale and bleak pool. The bright blue water in the brochure is greenish yellow, and the Halle Berrys, Pamela Andersons, and Linsey Lohans that were all around the pool are more resembling Ursula. The David Hasselhoffs are replaced with Buddas. The plants that were in the pictures aren't anywhere to be found. The bright blue ocean backdrop is gray water and gray sky, except that you can't see it through the steamy smudged windows.
Oh... and that football field sized pool (taken with special lenses at about 6" off the ground) is not much bigger than your Jacuzzi.

The same applies to Disney to a degree. The pools at Disney are AWESOME, but the pictures you see online don't do them justice. I'd like to see more of them.
Now I will admit, that there are a few pools at Disney that aren't all that great. But I'd still like to see pictures for comparison.
I need to check my pictures too. I forgot to.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:26 PM   #18
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Ol' Man Island at POR Riverside.

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:49 AM   #19
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I have a few pictures from Vero. We were there last Sept. It was amazing! I have a few of the beach at Vero too. It was the most beautiful, peaceful beach I have ever been to.







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Old 04-30-2008, 10:57 AM   #20
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:26 AM   #21
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What were your thoughts of Vero as far as price? We looked into it, but it seemed to us that by the time you pay for every single little extra thing, it would get very expensive fast. What did you think? Was it a good value?
Was all the extra stuff really that bad (price wise)?
It sure sounded fun if I wasn't concerned about the money.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:42 AM   #22
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Well, we went during value season, and we had a coupon for 20% off accomodations. We got the coupon out of the back of the Birnbaum's guide to WDW. So basically, it was like getting 1 night free. Honestly, we did not pay for any "extras" there was so much to do in the free activities that my family was interested in. Archery, unbirthday parties, treasure hunts, crafts, games by the pool, campfire at night. The staff was amazing with my family! Sept is a really uncrowded time to go, so we basically had our own personal activities planner! My kids also did face painting, and pin trading. We had a few times where we sat around and played music with some of the staff. It ws very relaxing and just enough activity to keep my kids occupied. There is a little mini golf course near the pool that you have to pay for, but our activities director gave us free passes! It was a truly wonderful place!
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:48 PM   #23
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I only took one picture of the pool. Not sure what I was thinking during that trip. LOL

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:17 PM   #24
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:22 PM   #25
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This is a good thread!

Here's another from Ol' Man Island. Artemus
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:28 PM   #26
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Here are a few from the Animal Kingdom Lodge last December:
The first is my DDIL--I suspect she wouldn't be pleased to know I posted this! The second is DS, DGD and DDIL.
The third is DDIl and DS in the hot tub that's right near the main pool.

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:25 PM   #28
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This is the crew pool from Disney Cruise Line's "Wonder":


This is the adult pool from Disney Cruise Line's "Wonder":


This is Emily from Washington State, my DGD and my niece in the Mickey Pool on Wonder in Dec., 2003.
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While this isn't exactly a swimming pool, it's one of my favorite Disney places to swim! This is Serenity Bay at Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line's private island in the Bahamas. Please pardon my rather ugly toes. The beach was this uncrowded all day (Nov. 2005).



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Old 04-30-2008, 07:14 PM   #30
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This is a good thread!
I'm LOVIN it!!! Its my single favorite thread I've posted so far. i'm trying my best to keep it alive.
I checked every single folder on my computer. Not a single pool photo... except THIS one! But ya can't swim there!!!
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