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Old 06-04-2010, 01:26 PM   #31
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I'm here Leanne!!!
Yay! Glad to have you my friend!
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:28 PM   #32
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HI! Just hopped over from Becky's report (or Katie's...can't remember now...). I was there with my Mom for a "work" trip and stayed at the Poly but left the day you arrived (and Becky). Looking forward to following along on your vacation. Your family is adorable.

I, too, hate to fly! Blech. Necessary evil sometimes!

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Hi Sara! Welcome to my TR! I just stopped by and read your report. You are off to a great start. Thanks for the kind words on the family and that flying stuff is for the birds...pun intended.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:30 PM   #33
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What a great picture of you and Joe! You look so happy. : The girls look so happy too. The picture of Josie passed out in the car is adorable!

so excited to read about your trip!
Hi Stephanie! I'm so glad you made it over. We were very happy to be on this trip. We really had a great time. There are more passed out Josie pics to come. Hope to hear more from you as I go along.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:53 PM   #34
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Leanne-You snuck this TR in on me, and I almost missed it!

You're off to a great start-Great introductions, and I love the limo. I'd forgotten about that---Your friends, the McFarlands told us about that when we wound up at the same table in Teppan Edo.

Can't wait to read more!
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:12 PM   #35
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Leanne-You snuck this TR in on me, and I almost missed it!

You're off to a great start-Great introductions, and I love the limo. I'd forgotten about that---Your friends, the McFarlands told us about that when we wound up at the same table in Teppan Edo.

Can't wait to read more!
Sorry Michelle! I promise I wasn't trying to be sneaky. The McFarland's are nice people. How funny that you ended up at the same table.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:32 PM   #36
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Our first introduction to AKV-Kidani

Once we got to the gate, the Security CM had our parking pass ready to go for us. We parked in the self parking area and headed into the Lobby.

Here are some pics of the entry to the lobby...





Once inside here's what was waiting...







When we checked in our room was ready! It was so exciting!!!

We were booked in a Savannah View 1BR . I had requested 2nd or 3rd floor near the lobby. We were in room 7832. It was fourth floor but it was super close to the lobby and the pool!! It was a fantastic location.

Here is the main area....a fold out queen in the sofa and a single in the chair...because of the light from the sliding glass doors on each side some of the pictures are dark.







Here is our room....





The room had two restrooms. One in the main area and one off of our room. Look at this bathroom..it was awesome!!



this one makes me crack up...if you look close you'll see why...



Here is a pic of the balcony. It ran the entire length of the room.



Outside of the balcony we could see...



Oh wait, that's not what you want to see....





Mary, Joe took this one just for you....



WE REALLY ENJOYED THIS ROOM! It was by far the nicest room we've stayed in at WDW. It had plenty of room, was nicely appointed, super clean, and we all had some privacy when we needed it. It was super nice to be able to have two people showering and getting ready at the same time too. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Up Next: Off to buy our AP's and the Spirit of Aloha Luau!
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:56 PM   #37
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I love that room, the restrooms, and the VIEW! I would love having that kitchen for a week at disney...breakfast alone!

the girls look so happy...I love how excited kids get with new digs!
I really like that the chair and the sofa were beds; I did not realize they had sleeping for 3.

I'm so excited to hear that you were close to the lobby (as you requested)...do you feel the fourth floor was that much different for the view from the 2nd or 3rd floor?!?

So, if I can't talk Danny into the end of this year or next...he will have to give into April '12 at AKL that is a certain!
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BTW: I believe I spotted your laugh in the second restroom picture...

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Old 06-04-2010, 07:56 PM   #38
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I'm Here, I'm here!! Great start!!

First off, love that picture of you and Joe, secondly, poor little Josie so tired, thirdly, love the expression on Lindsey's face when talking to your mom and forthly (not a word, but I used it anyways) your room is beautiful!!!

I can't wait for more
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:04 PM   #39
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Hi Leanne,
Love what you have so far! Your room at AKV is really nice and what a view! I have to say we loved AKL when we stayed there too. Sounds like you guys had a really awesome trip. Can't wait to read about Spirit of Aloha.
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OH wow.....that room looks AWESOME!!! I'm sad I had to downgrade from SSR now!! LOL Ah well!!!! So first time AP holders huh? That's cool!!!! I'm organizing for my trip this weekend, and making shirts. Got them printed, and ready to trim and iron...UG, I hate ironing!!!! LOL I'll show pics when they're done, don't worry!!
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I love our rooms! They are just wonderful! I can't go back to a regular hotel room now.
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Daylight certainly makes a difference, we visited AKV at night, so I am glad to see it during the day. Great location there is impt from what I have read. Would being on a lower floor be better in regards to the savannah?

Two bathrooms will be nice there too!
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:58 PM   #43
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I LOVE the villa!! How beautiful and what a great way to start your first of many DVC stays!


Ha ha ha...Lindsey will kill you for that pic later!
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What a great room!! The space and having the two washrooms--fantastic!

Caught Lindsey in the act Has she seen the photo yet?
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Love your 1BR at AKV-Kidani! It's beautiful!

I have to be honest, and say that was the first thing funny I noticed in the pic of Lindsey in the bathroom, but I thought, "Maybe that's not it." But sure enough, as I read along, I see that I was right to begin with! A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do--Some things must be straightened out immediately!
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