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Old 12-04-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Smile DVC Mike enjoying BLT

We were just at the Beach Club the last week of October, but we’re back at Bay Lake Tower for 8 nights in a 1-BR with a Magic Kingdom view room. I really like the great view. We’re on the 8th floor this time. I’m posting this right after watching Holiday Wishes from our balcony, which is always a blast!

We checked in on Saturday and had a dinner at the Wave and just relaxed at the resort today. Tonight, we had a great meal at the California Grill. Tomorrow morning, it’s off to the Magic Kingdom. This trip, we also have dinner ADRs for Flying Fish Café, Artist Point, Jiko, and Citricos (for dinner), and breakfast ADRs at Crystal Palace, Kouzzina, and The Wave.

Of course, there is the Merry Member Mixer on Tuesday at Epcot, and the DVC Annual Meeting on Thursday here at the Contemporary.

As always, it will be a relaxing vacation!

Bay Lake Tower, shot from the top of the Contemporary:


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Cinderella Castle, shot from our balcony:


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Old 12-04-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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A DVC Mike TR!!! Christmas early for us Dis'ers!

Hope you have a wonderful time and thanks for all the pictures.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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Glad you're back at WDW Mike. Look forward to your TR as always.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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Hey Mike! Always glad to see your trip reports and pics. We are over at OKW right now. This weather is amazing! We spent the day at Hollywood studios today and it was so nice, I don't want to leave!
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for your generosity in once again taking the time to do a report, Mike. Enjoy your vacation! Looks like perfect weather!
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:22 AM   #6
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Gorgeous Pictures! Thank you! Enjoy your stay!!!

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:34 AM   #7
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Mike, it looks to me like there are fewer icicle lights on the castle this year. Did you think that?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:47 AM   #8
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:00 AM   #9
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Mike! YEA!! And of course the first 2 pictures posted are just gorgeous and not a person to be seen
glad to see you.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:10 AM   #10
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We will be at BLT at the end of the month. Seeing these pictures is getting me soooooooooooooo excited!!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:21 AM   #11
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Hey, Mike - Have a great time!
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:46 AM   #12
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So, I went over to the Magic Kingdom this morning, about this time:


DM_20111205_075957 by DVC Mike, on Flickr

Many of the Christmas decorations were up, except for the tree and the decorations over the streets, as they just filmed the Christmas parade on Saturday.


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I took this shot to show how empty it looks without the tree, which should be put up any day now this week.


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Christmas is coming!


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Santa is not here yet.


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Old 12-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #13
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Minnie


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The red fire truck


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Walt


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and Mickey


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For some reason, this caught my eye today


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Old 12-05-2011, 11:50 AM   #14
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To me, this is still one of the most beautiful and captivating sights in all of Walt Disney World.


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Old 12-05-2011, 12:05 PM   #15
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Great shot! Thanks Mike.
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