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Old 07-06-2009, 08:31 AM   #1621
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Great trip report ... the big jenga game looked like a lot of fun. Love all the pics around the Comtemporary. Your children are just adorable.

The monorail accident was very sad. I agree only good things are supposed to happen at Disney.
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What a great update! I had no idea a lot of the resorts had so many activities for the kids!! I knew there were a few games at POP but still you could make an entire evening out of it! Of course I was bummed for you that a lot of the activities got washed out...no fun to that...but you guys definitely did make the most of it!!!!

I too am another person very saddened to hear about the monorail accident. My prayers are with the driver's family and friends as they deal with this difficult time.
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Wow, now I REALLY want to stay at the Contemporary! What a fun place to be! I wonder if they have the activities year round. I might need to do some investigating....
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just caught up with your updates---great pictures you took!!!
I was so saddened to hear about the monorail accident as well
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:52 PM   #1625
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Loved those updates....I love being able to live vicariously through your Contemporary stay!!!! How wonderful!!! That breakfast sure does look good!!! I'll keep that in the back of my mind for sure!!! So glad your Mom and Dad got there safe and sound!!!! Can't wait to see what is up for you all in EPCOT!
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Read your latest update - excellent pics of your kids. What a nice afternoon/evening at the contemporary. I have always wanted to stay there. To me it just says retro Disney.

I,too, was very saddened when I read about the monorail accident. Very tragic. The video I saw was very disturbing. It must be particularly hard for people who are staying or have recently stayed at a monorail resort.
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we must have missed the tatoos, which was fine because quickly the kids got involved in the Jenga




That looks like so much fun!! So sorry the thunderstorm spoiled the evening's activities... and wow!! Congratulations on DVC, neighbor!!


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I am only on 105 I am trying to catch up, but wanted to at least say I totally love your updates from the room door to the Ohana breakfast, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the contemporary, but that is just me. We had booked ADRs at the Contemporary strategically to get to MK in our car without trouble, but have not stayed there since 2000.... Pool looks awesome!!!
WHAT a great set of photos! And all your goodies from World of Disney wow!! I am also so excited for you with the AK DVC purchase!!! Great great news!!!! How cool!!!

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On a more somber note -- you are right, it was really sad about the monorail accident. We were at the MK and Contemporary on the 5th, and we thought to take the monorail to the park and saw the "closed" sign -- then another guest told us what happened while we were riding the elevator.
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I was a bit behind-as usual! I enjoyed all your updates-all the activies at the pool sound like a blast, too bad some were cancelled! But, now that you are DVC you KNOW you'll be back - and you can stay at BLT to take advantage! And I have to say "HIYA NEIGHBOR!" Congratulations!

What made you choose AKV over BLT?
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Great trip report ... the big jenga game looked like a lot of fun. Love all the pics around the Comtemporary. Your children are just adorable.

The monorail accident was very sad. I agree only good things are supposed to happen at Disney.
The Jenga was fun. We have a normal size set at home we will be getting out soon.

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What a great update! I had no idea a lot of the resorts had so many activities for the kids!! I knew there were a few games at POP but still you could make an entire evening out of it! Of course I was bummed for you that a lot of the activities got washed out...no fun to that...but you guys definitely did make the most of it!!!!

I too am another person very saddened to hear about the monorail accident. My prayers are with the driver's family and friends as they deal with this difficult time.

I wish the resorts shared this more with guests before they come. My kids love to do that kind of stuff... and I would pick resorts accordingly.

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Wow, now I REALLY want to stay at the Contemporary! What a fun place to be! I wonder if they have the activities year round. I might need to do some investigating....
It is a hard thing to find.... let me know if you have any success.

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just caught up with your updates---great pictures you took!!!
I was so saddened to hear about the monorail accident as well
I read it is back up and running... I wonder if you can ride in front?

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Loved those updates....I love being able to live vicariously through your Contemporary stay!!!! How wonderful!!! That breakfast sure does look good!!! I'll keep that in the back of my mind for sure!!! So glad your Mom and Dad got there safe and sound!!!! Can't wait to see what is up for you all in EPCOT!

It was a great day, and a great breakfast. EPCOT was fun though... coming up soon.

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Read your latest update - excellent pics of your kids. What a nice afternoon/evening at the contemporary. I have always wanted to stay there. To me it just says retro Disney.

I,too, was very saddened when I read about the monorail accident. Very tragic. The video I saw was very disturbing. It must be particularly hard for people who are staying or have recently stayed at a monorail resort.

I am just thankful it did not happen at a resort station... or when the monorails are packed.

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That looks like so much fun!! So sorry the thunderstorm spoiled the evening's activities... and wow!! Congratulations on DVC, neighbor!!


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I am only on 105 I am trying to catch up, but wanted to at least say I totally love your updates from the room door to the Ohana breakfast, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the contemporary, but that is just me. We had booked ADRs at the Contemporary strategically to get to MK in our car without trouble, but have not stayed there since 2000.... Pool looks awesome!!!
WHAT a great set of photos! And all your goodies from World of Disney wow!! I am also so excited for you with the AK DVC purchase!!! Great great news!!!! How cool!!!

Okay back to reading!!

I can't believe you are back... I can't wait to hear about your trip.

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On a more somber note -- you are right, it was really sad about the monorail accident. We were at the MK and Contemporary on the 5th, and we thought to take the monorail to the park and saw the "closed" sign -- then another guest told us what happened while we were riding the elevator.
Ugg... how crazy to hear about it like that. Probably lots of WDW guest never knew or heard till returning home.

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I was a bit behind-as usual! I enjoyed all your updates-all the activies at the pool sound like a blast, too bad some were cancelled! But, now that you are DVC you KNOW you'll be back - and you can stay at BLT to take advantage! And I have to say "HIYA NEIGHBOR!" Congratulations!

What made you choose AKV over BLT?
Do you have a day---- we went back and forth, were divided, almost changed, DH tried to change at the last moment.... but honestly we fit in the 1 bedroom as a family of five only at the two resorts. It is less points at AKV, so that was my deciding factor. I do not want to not fit at our home resort, nor do I want to be point poor and have short trips.
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I would like to do an add on, I'm feeling point poor, I love that term...
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I would like to do an add on, I'm feeling point poor, I love that term...
I guess I should watch saying that... since we still have not gotten our packet (I was hoping for it today). But it is hard to be point poor when a month ago I thought DVC was not a possible thing for us right now.
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I guess I should watch saying that... since we still have not gotten our packet (I was hoping for it today). But it is hard to be point poor when a month ago I thought DVC was not a possible thing for us right now.
I couldn't believe when Marc started figuring what our last trip would have cost at rack rate...$6,000 (BCV 1br 10 nights and SSR studio 3 nights). Our December trip would have cost $9,500 (Kidani 2br 5 nights). We would have never spent that kind of money for a resort stay but with DVC it's possible.
I guess it's all about the Deluxe resorts and we are hooked now. If I had to move to a moderate over a weekend I would consider to lengthen our stay too.
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I guess I should watch saying that... since we still have not gotten our packet (I was hoping for it today). But it is hard to be point poor when a month ago I thought DVC was not a possible thing for us right now.
I am interested to hear about your thoughts and decisions since we are now a family of 5 too. I've kind of looked into the cost but don;t see the funds there right now.
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