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Old 12-27-2010, 09:03 AM   #16
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An arrival!


So shall we get this TR started??!!

This time last year, I was in the middle of my first ever DISNEY WORLD at Christmas vacation!!! My family spent Christmas week in Disneyworld and it was one of the most memorable Christmas Holiday vacations I have ever had.

So when my husband and I were scheduled for training in St. Pete’s, Florida, and had the idea to piggyback a few vacation days prior to the training, you know the first place I thought of, right??!! Now to be honest we had the intention of going to Universal -- rather that is the reason I suggested we go to Orlando. Knowing we could rent points from a great DVC owner we have had the opportunity to meet, I said we could stay at a Disney resort for less than a Universal property or any other for that matter. So, he agreed. But he said NO Disney parks. I said fine. I was thrilled, and made ADRs for all our favorite places… The places we love going with kids, but love going even more, with out them… I love my chickadees but you can’t go to the Bluezoo with children! And you cant completely savor your wine at Cali Grill with children (unless they fall asleep – which ours have been known to do!)

I was also excited to try something new – Kidani Village! We left the Sunday morning after Thanksgiving bright and early, and arrived in Orlando shortly after 9am. After collecting our luggage and our rental car, away we went! I guess I was too excited but I forgot to get a photo of the Disney entrance!!! , but I managed to get a picture of the Kidani entrance as we drove past! I got more resort pics through the trip, but I didn’t want to get out of the car and immediately start snapping away!!! The sun was out!



We arrived at the AK Lodge and Kidani Village around 10:30, and checked in – luck for us, our room was ready!!! So with a great parking spot near the elevator we grabbed our suitcases and headed to our room…











View out of the window… I was in DISNEY!!!!





The “pool view” courtesy of my zoom lens…



The weather was a far cry from the 50 degree weather in MD. We were very happy about that, and no sooner had we got comfortable and set up in our room, we headed to the pool. We actually went to the main pool at the Jambo house our first day. We were there at the pool, our first round of poolside drinks in hand just shy of 1pm! I did take a few photos on my telephone, so I will download them and share those in the next update… namely photos from my lounging vantage point …

Basically, our afternoon was pretty straight forward. We had drinks, napped and read poolside, had a flatbread at The Mara, and hung out enjoying the pleasant weather. I took pics at the resort, and enjoyed exploring a little more.
Though I had made reservations for our trip, we changed the plans a little, not a surprise for me and my trips as of late, but in the end we cancelled our dinner plans at Blue Zoo the final night of our trip (for reasons I will explain later) so instead we opted for drinks at the bar and an appetizer followed up with a walk around the boardwalk and then dinner at Cali Grill (where we had a late Fireworks-timed dinner reservation).

We visited the Boardwalk resort on our way over, and admired the decorations there -- Donald stuck in the chimney always makes me laugh!!! I loved the stroll over from the Boardwalk to the Dolphin… Christmas music piped in along the way, the weather pleasant and people having a good time. Nothing better, so festive…









More coming up NEXT!!!!
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End of our first day!

So as I said, we walked over to the Dolphin, and headed to the Blue Zoo. We were there for a while, enough time for two cocktails and a half order of crab nachos -- we were very much in a cheery mood!!! Here is a rather blury photo of my second cocktail that evening... It was named after that Bazooka bubble gum, and came served with a wrapper on the top!





DH had two of the burnt orange margaritas…. WAY good. Very strong, we were really warm…

And, if you go to Blue Zoo, or want to one trip, and you have your children with you, apparently they have the free two hours day care at the Dolphin with a receipt from one of the Dolphin restaurants! SCORE. Of course we were kidless, but next time, totally taking advantage of this… AND, either way, try the bar/appetizer route... order a half order of the crab nachos at the bar if you want a quick bite and a drink. The nachos were $8.00. TOTAL deal, good sized portion! Plenty for two.

SO good, in fact, we pulled a typical HD and HD’s DH tradition… we went back to the Blue Zoo, AGAIN, the next evening… I know, I know.... once again (as I said it is almost a tradition, now) we returned to a restaurant at WDW more than once during a trip… Why, you ask? Because HD’s DH is a man who likes what he likes. And if that means returning to the restaurant or whatever he enjoyed the most on a particular trip to keep him happy while at WDW, then that is what we have to do… but who am I to complain!!?? It is a theme with us I know…

Sooooo, we walked sideways around the boardwalk for a bit, enjoyed the entertainers, and then back to the car. We then made our way over to the Contemporary, where we checked into Cali Grill and were sent upstairs. We got buzzed for our table but asked to postpone our seating until the fireworks were over. Everything timed out perfectly. The request was fine for our server, so we went outside to see the fireworks from the balcony at the Cali Grill. How beautiful!! Because I knew that we were going to the MVMCP in a couple days, I didn’t worry too much about taking pictures. I just enjoyed the prime view with the music, and the company!
Back inside, dinner was amazing to be sure, I was a little sad, however, because the Sushi Oscar was no longer on the menu!!! BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I had so enjoyed that this past summer and wanted to have it again!!!

Instead there was a spicy sushi dish. Which I got, and which was very good, but very spicy!!! We each got sushi and split a dessert ; their Valrhona, molten, chocolate cake. Very tasty! – that and latte’s completed our evening at the Cali.
We were back to the room about 11pm, and we were beat! Next up would be a tour of resorts, some shopping, and another afternoon by the pool!
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:23 AM   #18
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I'm here! Thanks to CP for clueing us in over on your DL TR!

Looks like it was a fun Christmas at your house. As an aside I just love your house. It looks so cozy and inviting. Those cookies look yummy and that At At Walker the boys got is no joke! Super cool!!

Hurrah for arriving at WDW and for a relaxing afternoon at the pool. The perfect afternoon! That bazooka drink looks so cool at Bluezoo. I think we have plans to eat there in May... can't wait to try it.

Thanks for the shoutout in your first post. I loved meeting the Happydog family in WDW and following along on all of your TRs!
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These look very familiar.
And they tasted very, well...tasty!

Your house is awesome.
Places like that is why I watch HGTV and dream.

Hope you all have a fabulous year ahead!
Hiya MeMom! Thanks! I am so glad you enjoyed the cookies...

I love decorating. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love HGTV, too... I get lots of fun ideas from there!

I hope you have a happy New Year, too! A trip to the World in February is a great way to start!

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You are quite the baker! The only baking I ever do is take a trip to the local Italian pastry shop for assorted goodies and stop in Crumbs for some massive cupcakes.

Your Christmas trees are beautiful! Love the new light sabers.



You're very lucky. We're expected to get about 18''. I can't see the tires on the cars across the street. So, it's pretty bad. I just wished the storm would have waited until January 3rd
I like making cookies, that is as good as it gets! BUT I would love to go to the local Italian pastry shop, so I wish I had that!!!! The light sabers are more the "collectible" kind.... leave it to my DBIL, who is childless... they say COLLECTORS item on the label... WHAT was he thinking They will be put on a display in their rooms... NOT to be used for combat...

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Merry Christmas...a day late. So glad you got a quick trip in before business. Can't wait to hear all about it while I sit here with the snow outside in the south. Need some Disney magic and warmth. Can't forget that all important TR
Oh merry Christmas to you, too! Welcome!!! You most certainly got lots of snow didn't you?! You know we drove through that amazing snow storm last year, before Christmas, so I remember VA and NC covered in snow VERY well!!! Enjoy!


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Hi, Happydog!!! You snuck in here and started your TR without warning us on your DL one. Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

I am so excited to read about your Christmas trip! Love the picture with your motorhome! Charles is always joking about wanting to get an RV when we are older.

Your Disney Christmas tree looks awesome! I just love pulling out all our little touches of Disney around the holidays!

Your cookie helper is adorable, and I can attest to the fact that those cookies taste as good as they look! Which reminds me -- I think I need your recipe for the spice cookies. I commandeered that one for myself and loved it!

Christmas morning at your house bears a strong resemblance to Christmas morning at our house -- toys and wrapping paper.

Oh, I know, I know! Sorry CP!!! I have to get that link set up over there, don't I!!!!

I loved setting up that Disney tree as well. That is in our downstairs rec room, and I will certainly be taking it down last... it has been a year in the making and scheming!!!! I tell you, DH may be willing to do a Disney Christmas again if we go the Fort Wilderness cabin route... just because it would be so different... I have to get creative! Though he did say he wouldn't want to be down there today... 31 degrees!!!! I say put on a sweater.... and no Splash mountain!!
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I'm here! Thanks to CP for clueing us in over on your DL TR!

Looks like it was a fun Christmas at your house. As an aside I just love your house. It looks so cozy and inviting. Those cookies look yummy and that At At Walker the boys got is no joke! Super cool!!

Hurrah for arriving at WDW and for a relaxing afternoon at the pool. The perfect afternoon! That bazooka drink looks so cool at Bluezoo. I think we have plans to eat there in May... can't wait to try it.

Thanks for the shoutout in your first post. I loved meeting the Happydog family in WDW and following along on all of your TRs!


Oh I knew you gals were thinking about Blue Zoo, so totally go! It is a PERFECT place for a ladies night out! AND thanks, on the house front -- I really just love decorating, It is so much fun. A little christmas in every room makes it so festive... I have collected a lot over the years! I have to get a note up there, Thanks to CP!!! She did it for me, I was waiting to get that dang tile picture!! Oh well, this one is more fun!

You and everyone else I have met on the DIS have made it all the more fun for me!
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A fun first day at Disney
Your room at Kidani is beautiful. I love the colors.
An afternoon at the pool in November sounds wonderful

I definitely want to try Blue Zoo and that Bazooka cockail.
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what fun Christmas pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where did you get the boys pj's. Evan is dying for a man's style pair of PJ's and they seem to go non existent between a youth size 8 and a mens small. He tried to use xmas money at the mall yesterday for a set but they simply didn't exist.

Of course the money was buring a whole in his pocket so it's now gone but....it'd be a fun surprise for him to get him a "pajama suit" as he calls it.
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what fun Christmas pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where did you get the boys pj's. Evan is dying for a man's style pair of PJ's and they seem to go non existent between a youth size 8 and a mens small. He tried to use xmas money at the mall yesterday for a set but they simply didn't exist.

Of course the money was buring a whole in his pocket so it's now gone but....it'd be a fun surprise for him to get him a "pajama suit" as he calls it.
Hey! I just posted over on your TR!!! The GAP!!!! They have them every year... they went on sale, though, so not sure if they still have them... I got a new set for DS5 there... But the ones you see them in from the photos I bought are Mickey (from last year) ... still fit. But they have new ones on sale at the DISNEY site right now... if he can stand Mickey...

Otherwise check out Gap. I can give you the style # to see if they are in a store somewhere random...
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A fun first day at Disney
Your room at Kidani is beautiful. I love the colors.
An afternoon at the pool in November sounds wonderful

I definitely want to try Blue Zoo and that Bazooka cockail.
it was really good! I still like the Zooberry best, but try both! Bazooka was actually less sweet... more of a tang.

It was a fun day/evening. I was happy to be there, of course! I really liked Kidani, actually -- the pool was really nice. I have lots of pics on the resort, will share those in the next posts...
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Hi!

We do a Disney Tree too! I'm just not as on-the-ball as you with posting pictures!!!! Everyone knows...if it ain't Disney, it does not go on the tree!!!

I wish I had the patience for making cookies...especially with the kids! They look great! We did end up with a Mickey pumpkin cutter and a snow man Mickey cutter this year...I might just have to find a classic Mickey head cutter...and make my DH make them!!!!

I'll be reading along...waiting for the next 228 days till I get to Mickey's House!
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it was really good! I still like the Zooberry best, but try both! Bazooka was actually less sweet... more of a tang.

It was a fun day/evening. I was happy to be there, of course! I really liked Kidani, actually -- the pool was really nice. I have lots of pics on the resort, will share those in the next posts...
Can't wait to see your Kidani photos!
We're having a hard time not staying at BLT because of the 2 bathrooms in a 1 br. Kidani has the same set-up, so it's definitely appealing.
I'd love to stay there, but am wondering if it's too far from everything. Did you find Kidani too far?
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Oh my gosh HD, an intro and 2 updates already?! I feel so totally behind!

I love all your Christmas pics, your house is beautiful, looks like something you'd see in a magazine!

I just heard about the Blue Zoo not that long ago - might have been from you actually - I'd really like to try it, your drink sounds sooooo sweet though, how was it?
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I think I need your help sprucing up my house. It is in serious need of help these days -- the kids' rooms and bathroom are the only ones that seem pulled together anymore.

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Oh, I know, I know! Sorry CP!!! I have to get that link set up over there, don't I!!!!
Sorry -- it's that Type A Personality I have!

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I tell you, DH may be willing to do a Disney Christmas again if we go the Fort Wilderness cabin route... just because it would be so different... I have to get creative! Though he did say he wouldn't want to be down there today... 31 degrees!!!! I say put on a sweater.... and no Splash mountain!!
Christmas in a Fort Wilderness cabin would be perfect! to the sweater and no Splash Mountain. Luckily Disney does have heating inside all the attractions, shops, and restaurants.

What a perfect first day on your trip! I don't think it registered in my mind that you were staying at Kidani! How fun! What a nice relaxing start to hang out at the pool drinking and reading! I always love the gingerbread creations at Disney! Next year I must make it a goal to do a gingerbread house -- not that it will look anything like a Disney one. Crab nachos sound delicious! Was your Bazooka drink as sweet as it looks? Fireworks at Cali Grill!
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I'm looking forward to your Christmas trip report!

We stayed in a cabin back in Sept. and loved it! There is plenty of room and I loved having the kitchen. The bus situation there is unique, but once you figure it out it's not too bad. It takes more time but that is the only drawback! There are lots of activities going on there. It was a lot of fun! Rent a golf cart if you go!
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