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Old 08-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #2146
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Summer 2010 plans

At this point we are booked for a studio, Savannah view at Kidani Village from June 13-20th. I doubt we keep this entire reservation. Our plan is to stay at Vero Beach for probably 5 nights first and then go to WDW and stay somewhere for three nights. The somewhere at WDW changes daily- we will be booking a studio. Our WDW plans are to be lazy... swim, DTD, a character meal somewhere, perhaps the Campfire at Ft. Wilderness one night and to partake in the resort we stay at activities. I think we can actually be busy without hitting the theme parks at all.

The top resorts we are considering are:

The Beach Club- Stormalong Bay would be awesome to stay and really enjoy since we are not planning to go to the parks this trip.

The Boardwalk- again a fun place none of us have stayed before.

AKL or Kidani- I keep being drawn back to staying there like our original reservations. I am certain those two resorts would have plenty to keep us busy!

We have until November for our 7 month window to open up to decide our vacation plans, so I figure things will change .....

We have plenty of points to use next summer, but would like to try to save points and go for a studio, since Luke does not count. However a 1 bedroom is awfully tempting

Our dates are also based on me not having a ton of snowdays to make up, here is hoping we have a mild winter with less than 5 days off.

Who knows maybe we can have some DIS meets next summer, that would be fun.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:56 PM   #2147
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Sounds like a great plan! However, I can't imagine going to WDW without going to the parks!!
But since you're not going to the parks, I think AKL or The Beach Club would be an excellent choice for your kids! (esp. AKL with the Savannah View!)
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:06 PM   #2148
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I like your plans for next summer! I know that wherever you end up staying and whatever you end up doing, you will have a blast!!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:00 AM   #2149
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Those all look like fabulous choices. You know what my vote would be, BC is , but AKL looks wonderful too. You're going to have a marvelous vacation, and I'll be praying for a milder winter. You guys got hit hard last winter!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:06 PM   #2150
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I like your plans for next summer.....they sound SO relaxing!!!! What made you decide to do no parks?
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:10 PM   #2151
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My vote is either BC or AKV.

I say BC because of Stormalong Bay. Your kids love to swim and there is so much to do at the Boardwalk.

On the other hand, AKV has so many activities through the day and Kidani has that awesome water area.

That's a tough choice!

I was looking into Vero Beach for us next summer. It looks SO nice!
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:40 PM   #2152
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You can't go wrong with either BC or AKL! I've only read one TR with details on Vero Beach so it will be interesting to hear how ya'll liked it. I think that would be a nice vacation.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:47 PM   #2153
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Hey these are great plans!! YAY! Looks like a a fun relaxing Disney vacation! I have head so many positive things about Vero Beach, btw!!! So a great choice!!! November will come soon enough!!! A few days at a Disney resort is definitely a great vacation plus as well! So I am sure whatever it turns out to be you will have a wonderful time! I really enjoyed reading your "Top 10" list -- it was fun recalling those moments that you had with your family. I really enjoyed your TR!!

Here's to NO snow days!!! (or at least not as many!!!! )
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Darn it! We will miss you by a mere 3 days! Now my scheming mind is at work.....
I think you all would have a blast at Beach Club with SAB and the Boardwalk in such short walking distance!
BUT.......
We haven't stayed at Kidani yet and I have heard the most wonderful comments about that pool and the resort activities!

You all would have a great time no matter where you stay and you have such awesome choices!
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:36 PM   #2155
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Such fun plans. Maybe do a spilit stay and check out 2 of them??
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:56 PM   #2156
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I think your plans for next summer are awesome! Personally, I'd stay at Beach or Yacht club. I think your family would LOVE Stormalong Beach and would really get your DVC points worth there.
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Sounds like a great plan! However, I can't imagine going to WDW without going to the parks!!
But since you're not going to the parks, I think AKL or The Beach Club would be an excellent choice for your kids! (esp. AKL with the Savannah View!)
I am allowing DH to have his vacation. We have been to WDW three years in a row, planned mostly by me. The 7 days straight of parks did him and honestly me in last year. I need a more leisurely trip, and honestly I can enjoy Disney sans the parks. Then I can get a lot of park time the next trip.

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I like your plans for next summer! I know that wherever you end up staying and whatever you end up doing, you will have a blast!!!
I totally agree. Any of the DVC hotels would be a new experience, so I know we would love it.

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Those all look like fabulous choices. You know what my vote would be, BC is , but AKL looks wonderful too. You're going to have a marvelous vacation, and I'll be praying for a milder winter. You guys got hit hard last winter!!
BC is #1 choice, but I am not sure we can get that lucky to get it.

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I like your plans for next summer.....they sound SO relaxing!!!! What made you decide to do no parks?
This year with three kids, seven days was a lot, especially with the heat. I want a more relaxing trip, and Luke at almost three could experience a lot more than at almost two. Next year he will still be in need of naps, etc. We won't be at WDW that many days either, so I think the ticket costs would be crazy ...

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My vote is either BC or AKV.

I say BC because of Stormalong Bay. Your kids love to swim and there is so much to do at the Boardwalk.

On the other hand, AKV has so many activities through the day and Kidani has that awesome water area.

That's a tough choice!

I was looking into Vero Beach for us next summer. It looks SO nice!
Maybe you should come to Vero when we are there..... that would be super fun! Our kids would have fun together.

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You can't go wrong with either BC or AKL! I've only read one TR with details on Vero Beach so it will be interesting to hear how ya'll liked it. I think that would be a nice vacation.

I am always scanning DVC posts on Vero Beach... I cannot wait to relax at the beach. We have not been since Hannah was almost three so it will be fun to see the kids in the ocean.

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Hey these are great plans!! YAY! Looks like a a fun relaxing Disney vacation! I have head so many positive things about Vero Beach, btw!!! So a great choice!!! November will come soon enough!!! A few days at a Disney resort is definitely a great vacation plus as well! So I am sure whatever it turns out to be you will have a wonderful time! I really enjoyed reading your "Top 10" list -- it was fun recalling those moments that you had with your family. I really enjoyed your TR!!

Here's to NO snow days!!! (or at least not as many!!!! )
I can get a Disney fix without visiting the parks. We did a 5 day trip one spring break and only hit MK one day... and were totally busy and had a blast at POR.

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Darn it! We will miss you by a mere 3 days! Now my scheming mind is at work.....
I think you all would have a blast at Beach Club with SAB and the Boardwalk in such short walking distance!
BUT.......
We haven't stayed at Kidani yet and I have heard the most wonderful comments about that pool and the resort activities!

You all would have a great time no matter where you stay and you have such awesome choices!
You are kidding me... three days, that is even with you staying a few after the cruise or not? I am afraid we cannot get there earlier than that ...but I am scheming too.

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Such fun plans. Maybe do a spilit stay and check out 2 of them??
DH said no. Vero and one Disney Resort. (to be honest packing and moving three times with three kids makes my head hurt thinking about it). But I honestly am packing light- swimsuits and not much else and I can do free laundry!

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I think your plans for next summer are awesome! Personally, I'd stay at Beach or Yacht club. I think your family would LOVE Stormalong Beach and would really get your DVC points worth there.
BC would be fun while we fit in a studio... and perhaps we could pool hop to the Boardwalk. I would love a vacation of just pool hopping and ranking the pools!
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Your plans sound really great - we hope to take a trip sometime as well where we just take advantage of all the actitivies outside of the theme parks. There is SO much to do! The Beach Club looks amazing, and I bet your girls would LOVE that pool! : From what I know about AKL, there are a ton of activites at the resort, both "houses" have a huge list of things going on everyday from cookie decorating, to culinary tours.
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Your plans sound really great - we hope to take a trip sometime as well where we just take advantage of all the actitivies outside of the theme parks. There is SO much to do! The Beach Club looks amazing, and I bet your girls would LOVE that pool! : From what I know about AKL, there are a ton of activites at the resort, both "houses" have a huge list of things going on everyday from cookie decorating, to culinary tours.
There are days when I say stay at AKV, don't try to move, but then other days I say we will be a one bedroom at AKV soon enough....

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