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Old 03-24-2012, 01:23 AM   #376
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Now that sounds like my kind of trip!
Love the addition of Kidani and then a 2br!!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:44 AM   #377
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I'm going with Raglan Road for lunch, assuming you are heading over to Disney property first.

Wow - 2BR Kidani - major upgrade. And exactly how long is it going to be before you add-on? I predict you will be looking for a new contract by the time you get home, maybe sooner.

Yeah for having the 1 day base tickets. Are you going to get your AP then? You probably should, unless you have something else up your sleeve.

Your trip is going to be wonderful. It sounds like a great combo of everything.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:46 AM   #378
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Gotta love a 4 night cruise that turns into an 11 night trip…to get cheaper flights! Fuzzy Disney math at it’s BEST!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #379
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That is fantastic! A two bedroom at Kidani sounds like heaven. I fall into the category of people who feel truly transported when they go to AKL (never been out to Kidani, but I'm planning on a meal at Sanaa at some point...July, maybe?) and I would love to stay there. It would also be my choice if I weren't going to go to a park. Though it is nice that it worked out that you are. And I'm just happy that you worked out a stop at Disneyworld at all. Well played.

I love fuzzy Disney math... I think it may be the only type I understand. Its how we've ended up staying deluxe. I figure, OK...I would spend this much on rack rate at a mod...but I can get very close to that number with a discount at a deluxe. Which means, I never consider applying that same discount to a mod. If Mark knew the full extent of how my brain works on this, he might kill me.

Once I started reading, I knew where it was headed and hoping you'd be there when we're going to be, but alas, we miss eachother by a few days. Plus, given your short time, any type of meet would have been tough for you guys. Luckily there's October!
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #380
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Airfare this year has been the worst I've seen in awhile. Our fares have fluctuated, but not lower than we paid. Actually, it hasn't gone back down to what we paid either. Does Virgin America fly from Seattle to MCO? I've heard good things about them.

Your trip sounds AMAZING! Vero+DCL+AKV-Kidani+AK day= PERFECT!!!

A 2 br at Kidani sounds amazing. And three bathrooms is even better.

What is your departure date from Kidani? I think we JUST miss each other.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #381
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A Kidani 2 bedroom -- what a great idea!!! This is working into a fantastic trip!

Jeff throws you for another loop? Can't wait to see what that could be.

And if you're ever local enough to meet up with MEK, you have to include me as well....I work in DE.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #382
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And if you're ever local enough to meet up with MEK, you have to include me as well....I work in DE.
How did I not know that you worked in Delaware?
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:01 AM   #384
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Kidani!!! You know that gets a stamp of approval from me!

Luckily our boys are heavy sleepers (at least until the wee morning hours) so if we want to stay up in the living room, we can put them to bed in the master & move them to the living room when we want to go to bed. I think having the 2 bedrooms will work out great for your gang!
We could do that when they were smaller but they are too heavy to carry and really hard to wake up. We have done it before though. We went for the dedicated 2B so they could have that room, each with their own bed and not worry about folding up two couches. I am very excited for the 2B, I think we may all want some space by then and if so, it will restore harmony!

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I Kindani. We stayed in a 2BR lockoff in October and the 3 bathrooms were a godsend with 4 adults and 2 kids...so nice to have the space and the ability to be away from each other!

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We debated lockoff versus dedicated, probably more than we needed to. We figured in a lockoff, K would get the bedroom so she had a real bed and the boys the living room. We decided we vastly preferred the only one couch to fold up and the boys in their own room, a full room away from ours. Seriously, Jeff can hear Eric through the walls!

Despite the heat we will be on the balcony a lot and it will be really nice not to feel like we are fighting for space with 3 balconies!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:09 AM   #385
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Now that sounds like my kind of trip!
Love the addition of Kidani and then a 2br!!!
We are SO excited to stay there! Well, Jeff and I are, the kids don't have a clue! I did look at a 2B for Vero, of course they are long gone now, but as that shoots any chance of a view and it's early in the trip, a 1B should do just fine.

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Wow - 2BR Kidani - major upgrade. And exactly how long is it going to be before you add-on? I predict you will be looking for a new contract by the time you get home, maybe sooner.
Maybe sooner, maybe on the cruise, maybe after, we will see. We will likely add on between now and November, it;s a matter of when and where and for how much. We knew it was a starter contract and it is meeting our needs at the moment.

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Yeah for having the 1 day base tickets. Are you going to get your AP then? You probably should, unless you have something else up your sleeve.
I was wondering if anyone would notice we were a ticket short! Yes, I plan to get my AP then since even if the family trip falls apart at a minimum I break even with our trip thanks to the DVC discount. However, the family trip should be within my AP window...or at least I'm really going to try and make sure it is!

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Your trip is going to be wonderful. It sounds like a great combo of everything.
Thanks! We are very excited.

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That is fantastic! A two bedroom at Kidani sounds like heaven. I fall into the category of people who feel truly transported when they go to AKL (never been out to Kidani, but I'm planning on a meal at Sanaa at some point...July, maybe?) and I would love to stay there. It would also be my choice if I weren't going to go to a park. Though it is nice that it worked out that you are. And I'm just happy that you worked out a stop at Disneyworld at all. Well played.
One of these days Tina, you will be there for sure and Max will be more into it as well.

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I love fuzzy Disney math... I think it may be the only type I understand. Its how we've ended up staying deluxe. I figure, OK...I would spend this much on rack rate at a mod...but I can get very close to that number with a discount at a deluxe. Which means, I never consider applying that same discount to a mod. If Mark knew the full extent of how my brain works on this, he might kill me.
Yep, I know that game well!

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Once I started reading, I knew where it was headed and hoping you'd be there when we're going to be, but alas, we miss eachother by a few days. Plus, given your short time, any type of meet would have been tough for you guys. Luckily there's October!
A meet at WDW will be really tough. I hope to see my college friend Julie at either WDW or Vero but that's probably about all I can fit in, not even going to attempt other meets since there are so many in Oct.
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We went for the dedicated 2B so they could have that room, each with their own bed and not worry about folding up two couches. I am very excited for the 2B, I think we may all want some space by then and if so, it will restore harmony!
Except if they decide to get super creative and lock themselves in. This actually happened to us in SSR. Brian, Nick, and Brian's friend decided to be cute and lock their bedroom door. My friend's T&K were with us and T wasted no time calling maintenance to have their lock popped. Imagine their surprise when maintenance walked in!
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #387
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Enjoyed your mini report, sounded like a great getaway w/ the boys

I love how you have added the AKV and day at AK onto the end of the trip...what fun

Can't wait to see what else is coming up!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #388
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YAY for two nights at Kidani! I've debated switching over there from Jambo for October, but I also am considering all the other resorts!
Someday I'd like a 1 or 2 BR there - we'll need some space eventually! I think your thinking is right on - you will need a little breathing room after the close quarters on the cruise.

You are the BEST at fuzzy Disney math - it even sounds reasonable!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:24 PM   #389
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Lucky, lucky girl. As you know, we fell in love with Kidani in September (we had the one-bedroom villa for just the two of us) and it was absolutely heavenly. I can't wait to stay there for our 30th anniversary in 2013.

Your plans are coming along, and I do love your fuzzy Disney math.
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Airfare this year has been the worst I've seen in awhile. Our fares have fluctuated, but not lower than we paid. Actually, it hasn't gone back down to what we paid either. Does Virgin America fly from Seattle to MCO? I've heard good things about them.
Not to MCO, I don't think. They do to NYC. I've never flown them either but have heard good things. Only Alaska flies direct, and that's limited. The other options are Delta, Air Tran, Frontier, United, Continental and American. We prefer Alaska for the direct option as well as that's where we have miles. We have Delta on the way out and Alaska back. Nice thing about Delta is that I can have the miles put on Alaska if I want. Which I am for everyone but myself since I have miles on Delta as well. My worry with United, American and Continental is flight changes and cancellations, they are pretty notorious for it. I swear my BF had 3 or 4 flight changes by united for her Feb trip and then ended up in a mechanical delay scenario on their way there that had them stranded on their layover for a good 8 hours. They almost had to stay the night there. Frontier would probably have been our next choice but they don't do a red eye. It's the outbound red eye that's the problem since the direct is only 2x a week. Alaska does have a daily non stop during daylight hours but then your whole day is on the plane.

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Your trip sounds AMAZING! Vero+DCL+AKV-Kidani+AK day= PERFECT!!!

A 2 br at Kidani sounds amazing. And three bathrooms is even better.

What is your departure date from Kidani? I think we JUST miss each other.
the 7th. Are you at Jambo or Kidani for the AK part?

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A Kidani 2 bedroom -- what a great idea!!! This is working into a fantastic trip!

Jeff throws you for another loop? Can't wait to see what that could be.
The man continues to shock me. Multiple times with this trip, not sure I know who he is anymore!

I hope you think it's fantastic, it has some of the same things yours does! I really thought we'd end up at SSR or OWK and do DTD for a night and that would be it so I am quite pleased with the whole thing! I actually think it will be relatively easy to pull off the surprise too, as the kids have asked and we've agreed that we will hit DTD after the cruise so to head over there won't seem suspect at all.

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And if you're ever local enough to meet up with MEK, you have to include me as well....I work in DE.

Well it is unlikely I'll be out there but that would be cool! It was an odd thing, a conference in Dover. Which theoretically was under one of my peers area of responsibility more than mine, though I refereed to go! However, we decided not to attend at all. Which, much as I'd love to see Mary Ellen, from a business standpoint was the right call.

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