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Old 09-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #721
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So that is what Cabana's looked like in the morning? My family preferred Enchanted Garden for breakfast, but I know an 8:15 opening wasn't early enough for you We did get Ma Hopie and Pop down there once! If I knew how to post a picture I would, but oh well...
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #722
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Just out of curiousity... how early was it that you had Cabana's to yourselves??? Love all the details and how sweet were the servers with the napkin art.

Sorry the weather doesn't seem to be entirely cooperating for your Castaway Cay day but I am confident you were able to have fun regardless!

Oh and fingers crossed you can "sneak in" a weekend WDW trip with your other plans this coming year. Think you guys will LOVE the villa and Epcot resort location the following summer!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:01 AM   #723
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I love the decor in Cabanas! It's so fun! I still can't believe we never ate there last year. We'll definitely visit it on the Fantasy!!


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Thank you!! I'm so excited & ready to go! Well I'm ready except for the fact that I haven't started packing.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #724
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Stephen is in 6th grade now, too. And yep...LOTS of work. Thanks goodness he's at my school so I can keep an eye on him This year we are super busy with after school activities. Bill and I just had a conversation about all that's going on. Something must go!! Our calendar in the kitchen literally had 2 days this month that were blank...nothing going on. .
2 days.....yeah sounds about the same here....I miss Summer

The empty dining room would totally turn me into an early riser...
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #725
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Still following along Heather! And loving it all!
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #726
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exactly how early were you in Cabanas, not another soul there! Can't wait for Castaway pics!
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The Dream looks amazing and that food looked yummy.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #728
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We decorated our door, too !! We had so much fun with it. We also had an amazing fish extender group and that was really fun. My daughter would get so excited when people would leave gifts. Looking forward to reading about your Castaway Cay day !!
We didn't do FEs but kinda wish we had. I saw several doors with items hanging from the fish. If there wasn't so much going on this past summer, I would have joined the group...maybe next time.

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So that is what Cabana's looked like in the morning? My family preferred Enchanted Garden for breakfast, but I know an 8:15 opening wasn't early enough for you We did get Ma Hopie and Pop down there once! If I knew how to post a picture I would, but oh well...
The early bird catches the worm....

And you're much more computer literate than me....LEARN to post pics!


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Just out of curiousity... how early was it that you had Cabana's to yourselves??? Love all the details and how sweet were the servers with the napkin art.

Sorry the weather doesn't seem to be entirely cooperating for your Castaway Cay day but I am confident you were able to have fun regardless!

Oh and fingers crossed you can "sneak in" a weekend WDW trip with your other plans this coming year. Think you guys will LOVE the villa and Epcot resort location the following summer!!
I'm thinking we were there at 7:30ish...actually not too difficult since we just threw on bathing suits and went

After Christmas, I'm going to start planning the 2014 trip for sure. Of course I keep second guessing myself about EP resort...thinking I'm going to miss the monorail... so silly, I know.



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I love the decor in Cabanas! It's so fun! I still can't believe we never ate there last year. We'll definitely visit it on the Fantasy!!

Thank you!! I'm so excited & ready to go! Well I'm ready except for the fact that I haven't started packing.
Hope all is going well on your trip!!! Can't wait to hear about it when you return!!



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2 days.....yeah sounds about the same here....I miss Summer

The empty dining room would totally turn me into an early riser...
Summer???!!! Where are you??!!!


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Still following along Heather! And loving it all!
Your signature looks like mine I thought you had a trip planned???


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exactly how early were you in Cabanas, not another soul there! Can't wait for Castaway pics!
.....around 7:30ish, I think...maybe a little before. We wanted to be down stairs on Deck 2(can't remember exactly which deck) when the doors were opened for CC at 8:30. We had to grab that great spot you told us about


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The Dream looks amazing and that food looked yummy.
Dream, AWESOME!!!...Food, great (most of the time)
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Cabanas looks delicious! I love a lot of choice at breakfast!

Those hats are adorable!! CMs are the best!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:16 AM   #731
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We were at the Poly from Sept 12 - 21...sigh and are back home again!! Next up is Dec 2013 WDW and 4 night dream!

Just trying to decide where to stay (AoA family suite, 2 rooms LM, or rent points for BLT) Only thing is the girls do not want to share beds anymore, and DH and I would like our own room! At the Poly my older two shared a bed and it wasn't great.

May 2013 is in the running for a quick weekend trip for SWW for DH and I! I have to work on him for that!
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exactly how early were you in Cabanas, not another soul there! Can't wait for Castaway pics!
7:00 AM is when they took the 'covers off 'the food. Litterally took the covers off. The Buffet was covered if I remember correctly - no actually it was covers over the plates. check out your photos Heather. Remember my camera died that morning after I took a photo of the Cabanas sign with the sea gull.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:40 AM   #733
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We were at the Poly from Sept 12 - 21...sigh and are back home again!! Next up is Dec 2013 WDW and 4 night dream!

Just trying to decide where to stay (AoA family suite, 2 rooms LM, or rent points for BLT) Only thing is the girls do not want to share beds anymore, and DH and I would like our own room! At the Poly my older two shared a bed and it wasn't great.

May 2013 is in the running for a quick weekend trip for SWW for DH and I! I have to work on him for that!

That's right...you had a Poly trip. Hope that went well for yall. I LOVE the atmosphere there. I totally get needing more room. We're lucky that my parents usually go with us, so we have an extra bed. Otherwise, we're cramped into 1 room with 5 people. Now that the kids are getting older and bigger, one deluxe room probably won't cut it. Renting points would be ideal for yall OR the suites at AoA. Erin (DisneyDoc) will be trying out that resort in a couple of weeks before their cruise. Maybe she can give us a mini-review I kinda want to try it, too....just scared I'll miss the deluxe amenities
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I'm still here! Back to school has been a BIG adjustment this year! I'm finally coming up for air.

I have been loving your cruise review! I can't wait to see about your time at Castaway. Your photos are beautiful, as always.

I think that AoA looks really great. I was surprised and disappointed to hear that the bed (or is it 2 beds) in the main bedroom are doubles instead of queens. My husband is tall and just can't sleep in a double bed, certainly not for a Disney vacation. We live pretty far away so we tend to stay a while. Also, there is no vacation like a Disney vacation where you need good rest!!!

We are actually going to try a night at VWL at the beginning of our vacation later this month. We have wanted to stay there for a long time so we're super excited to try it. We'll be off to BLT (LOVE IT!!!) for the rest of the trip.
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I soooooo know what you mean!! I haven't been able to make a post in almost 2 weeks Crazy around here.

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I have been loving your cruise review! I can't wait to see about your time at Castaway. Your photos are beautiful, as always.
Believe it or not I'm finishing up the CC post. I had a hard time deciding on which pics to post....we had so many It will be 2 posts worth.


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I think that AoA looks really great. I was surprised and disappointed to hear that the bed (or is it 2 beds) in the main bedroom are doubles instead of queens. My husband is tall and just can't sleep in a double bed, certainly not for a Disney vacation. We live pretty far away so we tend to stay a while. Also, there is no vacation like a Disney vacation where you need good rest!!!
Ok....that might be a deal breaker for us...double beds Bill is tall, too. Guess I could take a bed and he take the other We ran into that problem with the cabins at FW. We made a joke about the next time we stay there (because we did love it) one would sleep in in the den, and the other would sleep in the bedroom.

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WOW....2 weeks!!! Get some pics of VWL! Are you doing a 1 or 2 bedroom?We love that resort, but we don't fit in a regular room. Our friends are DVC people, too (BLT), and stayed a couple of nights at VWL. They liked it, but still prefer the Contemporary.
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