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Old 07-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #136
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My husband and I rented points at AKV Jambo House in 2009 and LOVED IT! We saved money by renting instead of staying at POP also. I can't say enough good about renting points or AKV. We loved them both! I'm also excited to hear all about your financial planning. I've been away from the DIS for a while, but I'm excited about following your trip!
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:11 PM   #137
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My husband and I rented points at AKV Jambo House in 2009 and LOVED IT! We saved money by renting instead of staying at POP also. I can't say enough good about renting points or AKV. We loved them both! I'm also excited to hear all about your financial planning. I've been away from the DIS for a while, but I'm excited about following your trip!
Oh that is so nice to hear that you and your husband loved AKV. Nice to see you back from the DIS, sometimes you just have to take a little Disney break.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:26 PM   #138
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I am going to guess Whispering Canyon, Kona, and Boma.

YAY for DVC!!!!!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #139
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Joining in a bit late, but I'm here! We're hoping to plan a financially responsible trip next spring/summer, so I might be copying some of your good moves!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #140
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No such luck for me for renting points for my trip in October. Food & Wine and attempting WAY last minute did not work out in my favor. But now that I know what I can save - I will def be looking into it for next December!
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:03 AM   #141
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I am going to guess Whispering Canyon, Kona, and Boma.

YAY for DVC!!!!!!
Yeah, he quickly changed his mind about that. I knew he would so I didn't get my hopes up too high.

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Joining in a bit late, but I'm here! We're hoping to plan a financially responsible trip next spring/summer, so I might be copying some of your good moves!
Never too late!! I have to say, it's really hard to plan a financially responsible trip!

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No such luck for me for renting points for my trip in October. Food & Wine and attempting WAY last minute did not work out in my favor. But now that I know what I can save - I will def be looking into it for next December!
Food & Wine is a super busy DVC time I think, oh well. Now you know so you will be prepared for your next trip.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #142
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I will pick Kona, Boma, and Kouzzina
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:06 AM   #143
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Hi! Saw you had a new PTR, so I thought I'd drop in and catch up on everything so far.

How excitied about AKL! We have reservations for there for next month, and it's looking to be a very different but relaxing trip. Hopefully everything will go according to plan.

I don't know what to guess for the contest even thought I feel I should. I think it will take a little more though.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:32 AM   #144
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I will pick Kona, Boma, and Kouzzina
Good guesses, hoping to get an update in this morning.

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Hi! Saw you had a new PTR, so I thought I'd drop in and catch up on everything so far.

How excitied about AKL! We have reservations for there for next month, and it's looking to be a very different but relaxing trip. Hopefully everything will go according to plan.

I don't know what to guess for the contest even thought I feel I should. I think it will take a little more though.
Thanks for joining in.

I will look forward to your pictures of AKL!
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:02 AM   #145
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3 ADRs & Many Other Choices

Are you ready to know where our three for sure ADRs are going to be? Well, sure for right now at least.

I'm ready to tell you.

Our choices are...

Boma.

Kona Cafe.

Whispering Canyon Cafe.


The winners of the contest are...

Roxychica7
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Many people guessed it after the second round of clues, therefore I can't afford to send you all a prize so you will get a virtual one, something I am very much looking forward to in January.

A slushie coke!


I am very excited for the three places we have picked out so far. Boma we have been wanting to try for awhile and since we are staying at AKL, there is no reason not to try it this trip and I will FINALLY get to try a Zebra Dome!





Kona Cafe is going to be a lunch reservation because I want to eat those super delicious pork tacos I have seen pictures of. I'll take mine without the lettuce, thanks!



Whispering Canyon Cafe is probably going to be a lunch as well, as I am drawn to some of the sandwiches they have on the lunch menu. Marc wants the platter so it's not a big deal to him which one we go too. I do know for sure that I will be eating the Smores Cheesecake without a doubt. Cheesecake is my kryptonite.



Now for our other two credits....I'm just not sure. Marc has thrown out a bunch of ideas but I'm still not 100% on them yet. Some of the ideas are...

Yak N' Yeti - I've been there, Marc hasn't. I think it would be a good way to break up our Animal Kingdom day since we will have one day there and a lot we want to see and do.

Le Cellier - We'd go for lunch and we like the idea of being able to get the chef's selection that comes with appetizer, entree and dessert.

Bistro De Paris - This is not on the dining plan but I really want to go here. They have a lobster risotto that is calling my name and I thought it could be a nice dinner for the two of us. I just hate the idea of how much the meal would cost. Marc and I recently tried escargot as well and we both liked it so I'm eager to try it at a restaurant.

Crystal Palace - We are divided on this one, I want breakfast, he wants dinner. I want breakfast because I enjoyed our breakfast more here, Marc wants dinner because sometimes we don't eat a lot for breakfast as a rule it is easier for us to eat later in the day which is a valid point.

Narcossees - This is two credits and much of what I want here are appetizers and the cheesecake so we would pay OOP for this as well. And again, I just don't know if I want to pay OOP for too many meals since we are going with the dining plan.

Yachtsman - See above. I just don't feel like the signatures are worth 2 credits when you only get an entree and dessert.

Liberty Tree Tavern - We really enjoyed our meal here in 2008. I love the atmosphere and wouldn't mind eating here again but we already have two meals very close to Magic Kingdom so logistically I think another location would be a better choice but then again if we went to WCC or Kona on an Epcot day it wouldn't be that bad and it would get out us out of Epcot for awhile and give us a break if we were to stay all day for Illuminations.

Parks hours are out and I haven't had a chance to really settle our park days. I go through multiple versions of plans until I am happy and feel settled. I do this every trip and usually once I feel settled then I pretty much stick with that plan unless things change once we are actually in Disney. I'm hoping that my next update will be about our park days and the finally 2 ADRs that we decide on. I have to decide quickly, ADR day is next week!!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:33 AM   #146
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We are friends on Facebook and I still missed your bat signal! Darn, and a contest too.... Going back to catch up!
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:36 AM   #147
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Are you ready to know where our three for sure ADRs are going to be? Well, sure for right now at least.

I'm ready to tell you.

Our choices are...

Boma.

Kona Cafe.

Whispering Canyon Cafe.


I was so close...great choices looking forward to your review of Boma have never eaten there and most likely will as we are planning a DVC stay there in 2013 [at AKV]

A slushie coke!



YUM! I love the cup!

I will FINALLY get to try a Zebra Dome!


they are devine...

Parks hours are out and I haven't had a chance to really settle our park days. I go through multiple versions of plans until I am happy and feel settled. I do this every trip and usually once I feel settled then I pretty much stick with that plan unless things change once we are actually in Disney. I'm hoping that my next update will be about our park days and the finally 2 ADRs that we decide on. I have to decide quickly, ADR day is next week!!!
your other dinning choices sound great too and I love you are going w/ alot of lunches...I think it makes for a perfect in park break and if you dine early you are back out touring when every one else is eating


looking forward to seeing your park days and hoping we overlap somewhere for a DISmeet
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:42 AM   #148
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You will love Boma and especially the zebra domes. One of my favorites!

You have some great choices!
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:55 AM   #149
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OK, it took me a while but I am finally here and caught up!

I am soooooo jealous that you are staying at AKL cheaper than Pop! I have been debating renting points for a long time but I just don't know enough about it to take the plunge. I am a chicken when it comes to stuff like that. I'm worried that the person won't be legit or whatever. Please tell me a little about how it works if you don't mind?

I also can't believe that you have a hubby that WANTS to buy DVC!! I am certain that has many a DIS lady green with envy, including myself!

And I just want to say, good for you for getting your finances in order! We started that journey about 2 years ago (we did the Dave Ramsey plan) and I am so glad we did. We had to give up WDW in 2010, but I have to say that I wouldn't change a thing! We are now completely debt free except for our mortgage, and it feels awesome! I hope we never go back to where we were! You will be so glad that you are being mature and responsible in the long run, even if you have to give up a few things right now!
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:30 AM   #150
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I was so close, so close! LOL Well, either way, those are great choices. I've heard great things about all three and I've had a meal at Sanaa and I'm pretty sure Boma and Jiko are fairly similar, so they must be really good. Also, I think Crystal Palace and Yak 'n Yeti are great picks for an ADR, they have awesome food there (: Can't wait to hear what you decide on for final ADRs!
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