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Old 09-16-2012, 01:06 PM   #256
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Nice photos! Looks like a very relaxing start to the trip!

You got a picture of my room balcony when we stayed CL. It was a 1bedroom on the second floor. It's that corner balcony on the upper left of your pic. Memories

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This area is where we happened upon the night vision goggles later that evening.


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Old 09-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #257
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I loved all the photos from the pool area and really thought the monochrome photos worked well.

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #259
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Nice photos! Looks like a very relaxing start to the trip!

You got a picture of my room balcony when we stayed CL. It was a 1bedroom on the second floor. It's that corner balcony on the upper left of your pic. Memories
Thanks I had no idea they had CL rooms on the second floor. Could you see the animals from your balcony? That was a nice area away from all the pool noise.
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I loved all the photos from the pool area and really thought the monochrome photos worked well.

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Thanks I had no idea what was going on with the camera. Kept thinking 'why isn't it picking up any color?...' too funny. I didn't know they turned out until after I got home.

I kept taking pictures of the pool throughout the trip, the landscaping is so beautiful.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #262
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Thanks I had no idea they had CL rooms on the second floor. Could you see the animals from your balcony? That was a nice area away from all the pool noise.
That was the year that we bought DVC. After staying CL at AKL to do the Sunrise Safari that trip broke the bank! They told us when we booked that there were no "regular" Conceirge rooms available so we booked a one bedroom. Evidently all the suites are at the ends of the buildings. We had an excellent view of the animals.

We could see that flamingo pond, and the Sunrise Savannah from the side of the Master bedroom. And unbeknownst to us (until the Mousekeeper pointed it out), we actually had a two bedroom suite with the other bedroom having a view of the outer parts of the middle savannah at Jambo. Can't remember the name but the one inside the circle.

It was great! But after three nights at $750 per night and another week at the GF (even though it was a garden view room). She came back and started researching DVC. Turns out we spent 25% of our original contract cost on accomodations alone for that one trip!
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That was definitely a good catalyst for DVC!

I met a couple from England who were celebrating their 50th anniversary and had brought their children and grandchildren along. Trip cost about $24,000.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:03 PM   #264
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That was definitely a good catalyst for DVC!

I met a couple from England who were celebrating their 50th anniversary and had brought their children and grandchildren along. Trip cost about $24,000.
That's about what we paid for our SSR contract! And we get at least 1 week plus in a one bedroom until 2042!
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #265
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I didn't DIS all weekend and yours is the first TR I am checking.

OK, an expected start for someone who smokes, but boo to the whole shirt changing thing. I can't wait to see what the matching shirts actually look like since I can't see them now.

Yeah for concierge lounge. I would love that. Yeah for flying on Labor Day with no one else. I am going to try that.

Hope you love your view!

Did you book both rooms with your points?
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I'm honored Mary Ellen

Here I spend $100 so we can all look cute in a group photo and all they do is complain how hot there were. They are nice, thick, and very soft cotton. I love mine.

This was my second time doing concierge and it is so wonderful. As long as its available I'll definitely use the extra points. Yep, both rooms on points. Another reason I'm so glad I bought more. I had borrowed to do this trip and now there's no problem.

We had a pool view which was nice, but I really missed being on the savannah.

When I booked the trip I had no idea it was Labor Day, totally slipped my mind. I almost pushed it back a day but it worked out perfectly.
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That's about what we paid for our SSR contract! And we get at least 1 week plus in a one bedroom until 2042!
When you word it like that I'm even more in love with DVC! I was really surprised he told me how much his trip cost.
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Here I spend $100 so we can all look cute in a group photo and all they do is complain how hot there were. They are nice, thick, and very soft cotton. I love mine.
I hate to say it, but I probably would have been sweating too! I don't know what is wrong with me (everyone always jokes that it's "the change"), but from March until November, I can't wear anything more "covering" than a tank top or I am sweating up a storm.

I have a hard time finding Disney shirts that I can buy because most of them are T-shirts and I can only wear T-shirts during Winter anytime else and they are just too hot!
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I hate to say it, but I probably would have been sweating too! I don't know what is wrong with me (everyone always jokes that it's "the change"), but from March until November, I can't wear anything more "covering" than a tank top or I am sweating up a storm.

I have a hard time finding Disney shirts that I can buy because most of them are T-shirts and I can only wear T-shirts during Winter anytime else and they are just too hot!
Oh I'll fully admit it was a scorcher of a day, I just didn't appreciate complaining on the first day of vacation.
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We JUST bought DVC this past Saturday and are planning 2 nights for just DH and I CL at AKL in Jan... so I am so into this report!!!! Yay! Keep it coming!
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