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Old 10-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #2851
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #2852
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Bob and Teena - that looks enjoyable!

We have WL dinner scheduled at Christmas - wanted to see the lodge during that time and what better way to force you over there than an ADR.

Going to do 1900 Park Fare for first time for same reason as above.

Hello to everyone - great jobs as usual keeping us informed better than anywhere else.

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Have a great weekend all....oh yah - Go Aggies - LSU coming to our house....enjoy the hospitality....wish I could be there with my kids to renew the rivalry.
It's going to be a GREAT game to watch!!! Wish I could be there, but I guess T.V. will have to do
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #2853
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Teena,

that meal at Artist Point looks amazing!!! It's on our wish list for either next year or 2014!!!

There are just too many places on my list to fit them all in on one trip
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Are the garden view patios nice at the Beach Club?

I was going to put in two requests:
1st for a full balcony &
2nd for a day bed

As they are only requests I thought it might improve my chances if I put 'full balcony or patio' as my 1st request.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #2855
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Forever11709: That is the cutest costume ever!!! What a beauty. My 3 year old niece is a HUGE Toy Story fan..........her birthday party last weekend was Toy Story themed. Most little girls like princess parties, not this one!!!
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Are the garden view patios nice at the Beach Club?

I was going to put in two requests:
1st for a full balcony &
2nd for a day bed

As they are only requests I thought it might improve my chances if I put 'full balcony or patio' as my 1st request.
That's what I am thinking of doing. Some people don't like the ground floor because it's bordered on some rooms by a walk way, like the ones you see in all of those secret entrance pictures. It does look like there is a little landscaping on the other side of that path so that might block the view of the parking lot and there would be no roof to worry about. The down side might be that it would be easier for someone to pry open the sliding glass door and potentially break into your room, but I've not heard that that is a concern at this resort and I doubt that there would be a lot of traffic on those paths, even with the people that stay in the resort. It's not like a Mod or a Value where people only walk on the outside of the building to get to their rooms.

Remember that these requests are only requests and that the hotel will give first shot at the daybeds for parties of 5. After that they would probably try to meet requests.

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I love their chicken but didn't like the side that comes with it so they said I could substitute with any other side on other entrees ... rosiotto .... soooo good!!!
Yum! I love risotto. I'll have to put that on my bucket list.. Last Aug we tried Brown Derby, and in Jan we have ADR for Narccoossees, and Jiko. Next Aug YC stay we are thinking of Flying Fish. Maybe have to add WL to thAt plan.

I love sitting in the WL lobby in those rockers by the fire.
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That's what I am thinking of doing. Some people don't like the ground floor because it's bordered on some rooms by a walk way, like the ones you see in all of those secret entrance pictures. It does look like there is a little landscaping on the other side of that path so that might block the view of the parking lot and there would be no roof to worry about. The down side might be that it would be easier for someone to pry open the sliding glass door and potentially break into your room, but I've not heard that that is a concern at this resort and I doubt that there would be a lot of traffic on those paths, even with the people that stay in the resort. It's not like a Mod or a Value where people only walk on the outside of the building to get to their rooms.

Remember that these requests are only requests and that the hotel will give first shot at the daybeds for parties of 5. After that they would probably try to meet requests.

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Thanks for the reply, I think it might be worth me putting a patio request in as well. So long as we always remember to lock the doors to the patio when we go out, hopefully we'll be ok security wise.

The request for the day bed is because my teenage son don't want to share a bed with anyone, (fair enough as it would be me, my husband or my teenage daughter). I haven't told him that there's a possibility of a day bed, if we don't get one I may end up buying a blow up bed for the week.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #2859
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Does anyone here know if Stormalong Bay will be undergoing repairs/maintenance the week of Feb 3 - 11th?
Last year during our stay (early Jan) they were doing repairs & many parts of the pool were sectioned off.
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Anyone familiar w/ the rehab schedule?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:34 PM   #2860
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I love their chicken but didn't like the side that comes with it so they said I could substitute with any other side on other entrees ... rosiotto .... soooo good!!!
I'll have to keep an eye out for the risotto. I haven't looked at the menu in a while. I may have to do that again this weekend to see what I might be ordering.

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Oh happy to hear this! Eating there for the first time this trip and it's in my top two meals I'm super excited for (the other is Sanna)!!!
I can't wait to hear how you like Sanaa. It didn't make the cut for this trip since we had already decided on Jiko, but it's definitely a place I'd like to try in the future.

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Yum! I love risotto. I'll have to put that on my bucket list.. Last Aug we tried Brown Derby, and in Jan we have ADR for Narccoossees, and Jiko. Next Aug YC stay we are thinking of Flying Fish. Maybe have to add WL to thAt plan.

I love sitting in the WL lobby in those rockers by the fire.
We've only done Narccoossee's previously and we loved it. Since it usually gets rated lowest among the signatures, we're excited to try new places this trip...including Flying Fish and Jiko. (We also have Artist Point, Citricos and California Grill. )
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:40 PM   #2861
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Thanks for all the Artist Point reviews and photos! Really looking forward to our ADR in January.

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I can't wait to hear how you like Sanaa. It didn't make the cut for this trip since we had already decided on Jiko, but it's definitely a place I'd like to try in the future.
I LOVE Sanaa - really great menu and wonderful atmosphere. (And I'm not even an animal fan - just like the decor and the large windows.) But if I had to choose between Sanaa and Jiko, I'd definitely choose Jiko - the whole atmosphere of the AKL lobby, the Jiko menu, etc. Great choice!
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #2862
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I LOVE Sanaa - really great menu and wonderful atmosphere. (And I'm not even an animal fan - just like the decor and the large windows.) But if I had to choose between Sanaa and Jiko, I'd definitely choose Jiko - the whole atmosphere of the AKL lobby, the Jiko menu, etc. Great choice!
I think I spent the most time on dining. Because this trip is a big deal for us, and our first (and maybe only) do stay in a Deluxe, we decided that we'd go all out and make it all about the NEW. So we only wanted to dine at places we had never been. Sadly, there are a lot of those. For months, I scoured menus and read reviews and made lists for dining. But once I made our ADR's, we stuck with them. We are still very excited about all the places on the list and thrilled that there are even more we can hopefully try next time around.
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Off-Topic (because that's so unusual, I know)...

Anyone done the Characters in Flight at DTD? It just caught our attention as something we might like to do. I never thought about it because hubby isn't a big fan of heights, but then he reminded me that it's really ladders he doesn't like and he thinks this would be fun. So now we're considering it.
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Off-Topic (because that's so unusual, I know)...

Anyone done the Characters in Flight at DTD? It just caught our attention as something we might like to do. I never thought about it because hubby isn't a big fan of heights, but then he reminded me that it's really ladders he doesn't like and he thinks this would be fun. So now we're considering it.
Last I heard, the company who designed the hot air balloon grounded all of their balloons. When we were at DTD in July, it wasn't there. I am not sure if it is back in operation or not.

My husband and two of our kids rode in it several years ago and LOVED it as did my mother-in-law. Our oldest child decided she didn't want to do it so I stayed back. The pictures my husband took were awesome!
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Last I heard, the company who designed the hot air balloon grounded all of their balloons. When we were at DTD in July, it wasn't there. I am not sure if it is back in operation or not.

My husband and two of our kids rode in it several years ago and LOVED it as did my mother-in-law. Our oldest child decided she didn't want to do it so I stayed back. The pictures my husband took were awesome!
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