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Old 05-06-2012, 04:39 PM   #31
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Great first day! The boys seemed to handle the surprise pretty well. I know changes are tough for them sometimes.

The BC is just beautiful! What a treat to stay club level. Good for you!

Sorry you didn't love 'Ohana. We wanted to try dinner there but ended up doing the character breakfast instead. We really enjoyed it, but the breakfast was the traditional fare...nothing unusual!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #32
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Love the Manchester airport. So not crowded. And the parking is so reasonable!

Can I tell you how much I love the picture of the WDW arch, with the road curving- most pictues don't include this.

I'm so glad that you ended up back at the BC and that you already enjoyed SAB on the first day.

The first year we stayed at the BC, we had a similar view of the courtyard and loved it, especially the people watching. Our room was in the wing to the left of your straight on room.

Bummer that you couldn't find a popsicle! Not for lack of trying!

Looking forward to reading about Day 2!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #33
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Great update, Amy. Love your room at the BC (that is the only deluxe that I still want to try one of these trips).

Love the pics of the boys swimming.

Sorry that most of the family didn't enjoy Ohana; we've never done dinner there becasue I'm with the boys and not sure I'd like the noodles, etc.
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I didn't know that you and Heidi's family were traveling on the same flight. How fun!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #36
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This is awesome!
so excited to read the rest!!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #37
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Hi Amy,

Here and caught up, great intros pictures and start, glad the rain didn't spoil too much of your arrival day....so sorry the majority of you didnt like OHana


Looking forward to hearing more and getting some clues to your choice of title

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Old 05-07-2012, 02:58 PM   #38
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I'm glad you started Amy!

Bummer on 'Ohana. That is on my must-do list. It usually gets good reviews, right? What didn't you like?
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Hi There I'm really enjoying your report so far. My family and I used to stay at Vistana resort when I was younger..it's so nice. The Boardwalk looks amazing. I hope my husband and I could stay there one day. Looking forward to more. -Amanda
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I'm here!!! And enjoying it all so far. I LOVE your view, what a primo spot for people watching!
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Awesome start to your TR!

I really can't wait to see your pictures. I know the boys had to be sooooooo excited on Day #1. Sorry they didn't love the Ohana food. I think check-in there is always super chaotic. I've never seen it NOT crowded.

Glad that SAB was in functioning order. That's so great how everything worked out perfectly for you.

Yay for club level and a DIS meet to boot!
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I'm joining in Amy!
Looks like a great first day. Glad SAB worked out and you got a swim in before the rain. This was like our 4th or 5th April trip and I think this was the rainiest one.
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This was definitely the rainiest April trip I've ever been on! I had a very rainy March trip in 2008, but otherwise, this was the worst.

I'll keep you in mind for the Southern NH/northern MA DISmeet!

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No I did not meet Tim & Alex. Oh well. Hopefully we can set up a Disney Store shopping day & I can pick you up. Or we might be at Disney again at the same time.

That was so strange how we must have walked right by each other. I was taking lots of pictures though so I am going to chalk it up to that.
You'll probably be on a whole new vacationing schedule now... with no kids in K-12, you'll be AVOIDING school vacation weeks! So we'll have to figure out something local for sure!

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What a fun first day, looks like the boys had a great time in the pool. Sorry they didn't like the food at Ohana, was the food spicy or just different type of flavors? Hooray for a DISmeet
Can't wait to read about your DHS day
Arrival day was pretty nice... aside from the rain! I think we didn't love 'Ohana for a combination of both reasons - too spicy & different flavors.

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Mr. Tim was nice enough to get Liam a donut. It was his first time with a chocolate frosted!



I'm so glad that Amy told me about flying into Tampa because it's such an easy drive to Orlando. It's nice to have that option for flight times and prices.
We stopped for lunch at Steak n' Shake, yum!

And thank you again Amy for the 20 pounds of gifts you gave the kids at the airport
I'm glad Tampa worked out for you. Also glad you had a nice lunch at Steak n' Shake!

Sorry about that 20 pounds of goodies! I kept buying things when I would see them, then it turned out to be way more than I needed!

The boys really liked their activity books. Tim liked the guy with the magnetic hair... I can't remember what it was called. I have a picture in with my souvenir pics, but I haven't uploaded them to PB yet.

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Sounds like a fun first day!! Love your pictures of the BC! You had a great view!

Sorry that Ohana's wasn't a hit for you guys. I'm a little nervous my boys won't like it either. But, DH and I are still anxious to give a try.
Our view at the BC was fantastic! I thought I wanted to see the pool, but the courtyard was the perfect place to people watch. Especially when it would start raining! During one of the storms, there were a ton of teenagers who went running out of the BC toward Epcot - the girls were all squealing! It was so funny!

Most people love 'Ohana so hopefully you will too!
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Great first day! The boys seemed to handle the surprise pretty well. I know changes are tough for them sometimes.

The BC is just beautiful! What a treat to stay club level. Good for you!

Sorry you didn't love 'Ohana. We wanted to try dinner there but ended up doing the character breakfast instead. We really enjoyed it, but the breakfast was the traditional fare...nothing unusual!
Disney was a good surprise so they were OK with it!

It really was a treat to stay club level! I'd love to stay club level in a villa sometime! Not sure if you can even do that but it would be the best of both worlds. I don't see that happening anytime soon!

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Love the Manchester airport. So not crowded. And the parking is so reasonable!

Can I tell you how much I love the picture of the WDW arch, with the road curving- most pictues don't include this.

I'm so glad that you ended up back at the BC and that you already enjoyed SAB on the first day.

The first year we stayed at the BC, we had a similar view of the courtyard and loved it, especially the people watching. Our room was in the wing to the left of your straight on room.

Bummer that you couldn't find a popsicle! Not for lack of trying!

Looking forward to reading about Day 2!!!
We LOVE the Manchester airport too! It really is easy to fly in & out of there. And so much cheaper to park the car.

The whole popsicle incident was really a bit ridiculous! Our view was awesome!!

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Great update, Amy. Love your room at the BC (that is the only deluxe that I still want to try one of these trips).

Love the pics of the boys swimming.

Sorry that most of the family didn't enjoy Ohana; we've never done dinner there becasue I'm with the boys and not sure I'd like the noodles, etc.
You should definitely give the BC a try sometime - it's a beautiful resort.

I guess I expected the noodles to taste like the ones at Teppan Edo - but they didn't.

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I didn't know that you and Heidi's family were traveling on the same flight. How fun!
Yup! Same flight, same resort for the second part of our trip. It was nice to have a friendly face around.

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This is awesome!
so excited to read the rest!!!
Thanks for reading!

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Hi Amy,

Here and caught up, great intros pictures and start, glad the rain didn't spoil too much of your arrival day....so sorry the majority of you didnt like OHana


Looking forward to hearing more and getting some clues to your choice of title

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I'll have to explain the title before I go too much further.

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I'm glad you started Amy!

Bummer on 'Ohana. That is on my must-do list. It usually gets good reviews, right? What didn't you like?
Yes - 'Ohana usually does get good reviews. It just wasn't for us. Tim liked it but I expected Zach to like it too. He isn't usually very picky but he didn't like the spices.

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Hi There I'm really enjoying your report so far. My family and I used to stay at Vistana resort when I was younger..it's so nice. The Boardwalk looks amazing. I hope my husband and I could stay there one day. Looking forward to more. -Amanda
I've really enjoyed staying in the Boardwalk/BC/Epcot area. I've stayed there 3 times now & will be doing so again when I stay at BWV with my friends in October.

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I'm here!!! And enjoying it all so far. I LOVE your view, what a primo spot for people watching!
The view was the BEST!

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Awesome start to your TR!

I really can't wait to see your pictures. I know the boys had to be sooooooo excited on Day #1. Sorry they didn't love the Ohana food. I think check-in there is always super chaotic. I've never seen it NOT crowded.

Glad that SAB was in functioning order. That's so great how everything worked out perfectly for you.

Yay for club level and a DIS meet to boot!
The boys really enjoyed the surprise! I'm glad to hear chaotic is the normal check-in deal at 'Ohana because it was definitely crazy!

We really enjoyed SAB - I just wish the weather had been more cooperative!
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #45
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Started my TR!!

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