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Old 06-19-2010, 06:33 AM   #76
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Hey I know where the Loxley exit is...We will be in the black Hummer H3...Maybe we would be able to meet you at AKV before you check out? We will arrive sometime before lunch on 12/01 since we are driving this trip. We always spend the night before in Lake City so we can get to WDW the next day early.

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Old 06-19-2010, 02:06 PM   #77
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Hey I know where the Loxley exit is...We will be in the black Hummer H3...Maybe we would be able to meet you at AKV before you check out? We will arrive sometime before lunch on 12/01 since we are driving this trip. We always spend the night before in Lake City so we can get to WDW the next day early.

Loved the TR and seeing the family pics.
Thanks for the kind comments about the TR. We haven't decided yet if we will drive or fly this next trip after Thanksgiving since it is just DW and I. We have stayed in Lake City as well previously to split the trip up. As stated in this TR, this time we drove all the way and stayed at the Buena Vista Suites in Lake Buena Vista. If we drive after Thanksgiving, we will probably go down on Saturday so we can get an early start on Sunday. It would be nice to meet up somewhere the day y'all arrive before we move to BWV. Keep in touch as the time nears and we'll arrange something. Maybe we can get mousiemom to join us too!
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:31 AM   #78
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Hi Colts fan! Thanks for the kind words about the TR. I have to admit that if the Saints were to lose to anyone, I was glad it would have been to Peyton and the Colts....but naturally I am glad it worked out the way it did. How about another meeting in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV?
Sounds like a great match up or how about in 2012 here in Indy when we host our first SB? Super jazzed about that. I am of like mind it was nice to loose to a team that really deserved it and was long over due.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:48 PM   #79
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Sounds like a great match up or how about in 2012 here in Indy when we host our first SB? Super jazzed about that. I am of like mind it was nice to loose to a team that really deserved it and was long over due.
That will work and then we can meet again in 2013 when New Orleans hosts the Super Bowl! There has never been a host city have their local team compete in a SB so we'll just break that trend two years in a row!
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:56 PM   #80
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Bill, this was a terrific TR! I am not usually a huge fan of TR's, but have been reading a few lately to help pass the time until our December trip - your is top notch and very much enjoyed your take on the DDP and Wishes Party. Great pics - very nice family, although rather shy!

Early December is getting to be quite popular and not as quiet as a few years ago. Last year it was downright crowded, but the extra magic of the holiday decorations makes it a wonderful time to visit.

We had a great stay in a BWV studio - the Villas will be especially nice as the refurb should be completed. Might want to make a location request unless you don't mind a long and winding walk back to the room at the end of the day. Think maze. Of course, AKV should be fabulous too! We did not unexpect to enjoy the Savannah view as much as we did.

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us - - hope to see another TR for the December visit.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:16 PM   #81
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Bill, this was a terrific TR! I am not usually a huge fan of TR's, but have been reading a few lately to help pass the time until our December trip - your is top notch and very much enjoyed your take on the DDP and Wishes Party. Great pics - very nice family, although rather shy!

Early December is getting to be quite popular and not as quiet as a few years ago. Last year it was downright crowded, but the extra magic of the holiday decorations makes it a wonderful time to visit.

We had a great stay in a BWV studio - the Villas will be especially nice as the refurb should be completed. Might want to make a location request unless you don't mind a long and winding walk back to the room at the end of the day. Think maze. Of course, AKV should be fabulous too! We did not unexpect to enjoy the Savannah view as much as we did.

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us - - hope to see another TR for the December visit.
Aw shucks ma'am, thanks for the kind words.
We've been the week before Thanksgiving (3 years ago) but this year, DW and I are looking forward to resort hopping and taking in all the Christmas decorations, ADR's, the Backstage Magic Tour, ADR's, Candlelight Processional, ADR's, couples spa, ADR's...are you seeing a pattern yet?
Nov/Dec will be our first time at AKV and BWV and with all the ADR's and that other stuff planned, I'm not sure how many rides we'll take in at the parks. I guess we'll have to make sure we ride those that take pics?
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Sep12-Aulani - Sharks, horses, a submarine scooter, luau & Mickey
May12-BLT/VWL - Don't tell Mickey! It's NOT a bug's life! That's a dolphin's WHAT? Where's the ER? Is that a body? Seaworld, Discovery Cove, IoA, Space Center
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:44 AM   #82
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Thank for the great TR, loved the pictures. OKW is my favorite resort and I can't wait for Nov to be back there, maybe in a refurb. room!
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:30 PM   #83
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Thank for the great TR, loved the pictures. OKW is my favorite resort and I can't wait for Nov to be back there, maybe in a refurb. room!
Thanks for the thanks! I know a lot has been said about the refurbished rooms but the only thing I can complain about our room this past trip would be the hard beds. Well, then there is the "brown foam" in the MBR bath!
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Thanks for taking the time to write this trip report. I just read the whole thing and loved all your pictures and reviews. We leave in 7 days so I am reading trip reports today to get myself even more excited (if that is even possible!
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:01 PM   #85
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Thanks for taking the time to write this trip report. I just read the whole thing and loved all your pictures and reviews. We leave in 7 days so I am reading trip reports today to get myself even more excited (if that is even possible!
I have received so much great tips and advice from others on the DISboards so if I can "play it forward" a bit, it is my pleasure. Thanks.
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Great trip report! Loved the pictures of your family. Did you use the pool at OKW? How was your room - going in 9 days and so excited!
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:28 PM   #87
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Great TR - thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:37 PM   #88
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Great trip report! Loved the pictures of your family. Did you use the pool at OKW? How was your room - going in 9 days and so excited!
Thanks. DS used the pool one day but we did not. The room was great! It was not one that had been refurbished but it was fine for us. Let us know how your trip goes.


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Thanks for the thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
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The "Don't mess with the CMs/take less photos TR" Jun14 @ BWV
Oct13-BCV - MNSSHP, F&W, Wild Africa Trek
Sep12-Aulani - Sharks, horses, a submarine scooter, luau & Mickey
May12-BLT/VWL - Don't tell Mickey! It's NOT a bug's life! That's a dolphin's WHAT? Where's the ER? Is that a body? Seaworld, Discovery Cove, IoA, Space Center
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Great Report

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Really loved the pictures
Thanks....we're such a shy bunch...really, we are.
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Oct13-BCV - MNSSHP, F&W, Wild Africa Trek
Sep12-Aulani - Sharks, horses, a submarine scooter, luau & Mickey
May12-BLT/VWL - Don't tell Mickey! It's NOT a bug's life! That's a dolphin's WHAT? Where's the ER? Is that a body? Seaworld, Discovery Cove, IoA, Space Center
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