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Old 09-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #2161
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There's plenty to do outside the parks. I vote for Beach Club so that you could have Stormalong Bay, and with that, you also get the movies at the beach, so that's two activities. Make a visit to AKL to eat and see the animals, and that's another actvity. Go to DTD to shop and play in the water jets. Sit on the Poly beach eating ice cream and watching Wishes. Maybe a night of mini-golf. You could see a movie. Watch the performers on the Boardwalk. Add in the roasting marshmallows and having hot dogs with Chip and Dale at Fort Wilderness.
- with all that, you have done a whole bunch of different things with plenty to fill a Disney fix without ever entering a park.

Not that you asked, but ....
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:32 AM   #2162
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Hi Laura!!! I'm all caught up and am sad that your TR is coming to an end. I have really enjoyed getting to know you and your family. Your plans for next year are exciting!! We are looking at going back at the end of May. Thank you for sharing your your TR with all of us!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:50 PM   #2163
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There's plenty to do outside the parks. I vote for Beach Club so that you could have Stormalong Bay, and with that, you also get the movies at the beach, so that's two activities. Make a visit to AKL to eat and see the animals, and that's another actvity. Go to DTD to shop and play in the water jets. Sit on the Poly beach eating ice cream and watching Wishes. Maybe a night of mini-golf. You could see a movie. Watch the performers on the Boardwalk. Add in the roasting marshmallows and having hot dogs with Chip and Dale at Fort Wilderness.
- with all that, you have done a whole bunch of different things with plenty to fill a Disney fix without ever entering a park.

Not that you asked, but ....

I love your list MeMom. That is pretty much exactly what I hope to do. Sadly I doubt we can even get all that done in four days or so.

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Hi Laura!!! I'm all caught up and am sad that your TR is coming to an end. I have really enjoyed getting to know you and your family. Your plans for next year are exciting!! We are looking at going back at the end of May. Thank you for sharing your your TR with all of us!!
Thanks Becky for reading along. May will be here before you know it!
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:54 PM   #2164
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Ok, it's WAAAAYYY late, but...thanks for the TR!! I really enjoyed it. I know it takes a lot of time to share everything, but we all love going along with you (even after the fact) and sharing in what others do and learn.

Hope the school year is going well for all of you!
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:46 PM   #2165
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Thought this article was great...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,5577394.story

I can hardly wait! I figure that Emily and Luke will still really love Fantasyland at this point.
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:57 PM   #2166
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Here's another article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/trave...,7274675.story

This looks like it's going to be so cool! Looks like it will take even more time to get through Fantasyland now! LOL I'm just wondering when they're going to start?
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:18 PM   #2167
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I just read all this on twitter and was coming to see if it had made it over here. I found a link to the blueprint that enlarges. Looks so awesome!!

http://www.stitchkingdom.com/2009/07...face-its-huge/

There's also a bit of the Star Wars II trailer. This should be up and running by 2011!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jQaHgsKhQ4

A Cars Land is going in at Disneyland California too. How cool would that be??
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I saw that too and thought it was perfect timing for my kids as well. I can't wait!!
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Hey Laura, thanks for the info... as you requested here is a updated picture of the boys...




Nathan and Matthew just hanging out together.. they don't sleep in the same crib btw


Nathan and Matthew 3 months..

if you are on face book I have lots more pictures just pm with your info and I'll look you up~

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Summer 2010 plans

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!

...However a 1 bedroom is awfully tempting


Wow... those are all great choices, Laura!

I'm partial to Kidani Village b/c thats where we're staying next...SAB is awesome, but have you seen the pool/water play area at Kidani?? Nice! And there arre so many resort activities to chose from!

Oh, and the very best thing about a one-bedroom (besides the separate sleeping area for the kids) is having your own laundry facilities!!!

That alone makes it worth the extra points IMO!!

Happy Planning!


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Old 09-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #2171
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Thought this article was great...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,5577394.story

I can hardly wait! I figure that Emily and Luke will still really love Fantasyland at this point.
My TA posted this on Facebook last night!! We are sooooo excited!!! 2012 & 2013 can't get here fast enough!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #2172
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Hey Laura, thanks for the info... as you requested here is a updated picture of the boys...




Nathan and Matthew just hanging out together.. they don't sleep in the same crib btw


Nathan and Matthew 3 months..

if you are on face book I have lots more pictures just pm with your info and I'll look you up~

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Oh my gosh! Look at those sweet faces! They are just adorable!
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:15 PM   #2173
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Laura- What a fun trip. I love that you share the ups and downs of traveling with small children, in the heat, with a husband. Luke is getting so big, it seems like you just had him. I hope school is going well. Congrats on your DVC purchase. And for what it's worth... I think you should stay at the BCV's and enjoy the Boardwalk nightlife and action. It'd be a great vacation without entering the parks.
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Annette, your boys are soooo cute!!!
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The onesies couldn't be more appropriate! Darling little boys!
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