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Old 09-05-2012, 07:00 AM   #211
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Great choice for your first night drink! I have never used Disney transportation. Car all the way for me!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #212
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So when checking in at Beach Club villas, do you check in at the regualr beach club desk? I am staying at the villas for 3 nights in Nov...and I guess I never thought about where you check in at.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #213
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You will appreciate this - a few weeks ago we took Nick to visit U of Maryland. I went to the ladies room in the visitors center and the most familiar smell hit my nostrils. The bathroom smelled just like the ones at MK, especially the one near space mountain. Crazy, but true. didn't even realize there was a characteristic smell until that moment.
Disney bathrooms do have a certain smell. In Feb we stayed at a DTD hotel our first night and walked to DTD. Of course when we got there we had to stop in the restrooms, the ones by WPE. As soon as I walked in it hit me. I knew that smell and knew I was back. I tried to explain this to my niece who had never been.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #214
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Out of Order!

OOPS! I missed your AK update!

You did a lot in a very short amount of time.

Great safari! Love the pictures. The one of the headless cheetah is

There are monkeys on the safari???

Fantastic picture from Everest- I'll take that over the ride photo any day.

I will never be able to look at those naughty dinos at PW the same way again.

Who knew parking lot photos could be so fun- gorgeous sunsets and exotic birds. Escapees from the park or locals?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #215
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I was so excited I did not take a picture then, I went back the next day to snap this.




I am sniffing.



AAAAHHHHH I am home and giddy as a schoolgirl.

Can I tell you how happy this update made me!

I'm alway excited when someone shares the love for the Beach Club/BCV or the Yacht Club!

Others have guessed you are headed to EPCOT, which is an excellent guess, but I'll say you go to checkout Stormalong Bay.


@ jenseib- I know your question was not meant for me, but I'll field it anyway. Yes, you check in for the BCV at the BC check-in desk.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:20 AM   #216
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Can I tell you how happy this update made me!

I'm alway excited when someone shares the love for the Beach Club/BCV or the Yacht Club!

Others have guessed you are headed to EPCOT, which is an excellent guess, but I'll say you go to checkout Stormalong Bay.


@ jenseib- I know your question was not meant for me, but I'll field it anyway. Yes, you check in for the BCV at the BC check-in desk.
Thank you very much!
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #218
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I am sure they had the premade egg sandwiches that I will not try.
Maybe they can put out a dish with peas instead?

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They do have coffee. Not half bad but better than the Nescafe stuff in the beverage area at Disney.
That's a low bar. I'm pretty sure Pennzoil is better than Nescafe.

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I am sniffing.
Thanks for the explanation!

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I love the fact I bought into DVC
I love that one of my home resorts is BCV
I love feeling giddy when I check in.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #219
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Oh the Beach Club...sigh..... I was in love the first time I stepped in that gorgeous place!

Mary Ellen, I know exactly what you mean about Disney smells. I bought some new shampoo & I swear it smells just like Saratoga Springs. I was instantly transported.
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IAs soon as the car pulls up at the Beach Club – a couple of CMs descend on the car.

Them: Checking in???
Me: Oh Yes!!!

They will wait for me to check in to see if the luggage goes up or into LS.

The one with the clipboard pretty much has my name even before I say it.

He escorts me in – I HAD to stop in between the double door and take a big whiff.

I was so excited I did not take a picture then, I went back the next day to snap this.



This is THE last resort that I am dying to try (I just wish even renting points it would go better with my "moderate" spending habits. But one day, I will get here, so that I can do this.....

I am sniffing.



I LOVE this picture...I can just see you doing that.

AAAAHHHHH I am home and giddy as a schoolgirl.

Clipboard CM hands me off to the online check in CM. I did have a request, upper floor, balcony, EPCOT view. In that order.

She goes over the request but tells me the room is not ready yet.

No worries. She has the number to text.

See I needed that new phone.

I float back out to the car and tell the CMs to send it all to LS for now.

I am officially in LOVE…

I love the fact I bought into DVC
I love that one of my home resorts is BCV
I love feeling giddy when I check in.


Now to kill some time- Where to????
You should be giddy...you deserve it. Where to? I'm thinking Epcot since you can now walk over.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #221
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cute dress!!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #222
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Frankly, it is just HORRIBLE that you did not take pictures of your Hampton Inn breakfast. Horrible.

You should be ashamed.



On the other hand,
With your description of your arrival at BCV, I'm giddy too!!! I love all the fabulous Disney smells. That's the stuff they should be making into air fresheners!
I love your sniffing picture!

I'm guessing Epcot since you're nice and close. It's early - maybe Soarin'?
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I am so excited to find another person who enjoys the EWP as much as I do!! (I don't think my family shares or understands my enjoyment of this simple nighttime parade) We stayed at BLT last year with a lake view room and I could see it every night.

Also love, love, love Beach Club. We stayed there last year and will be there again in January (thanks DVC!!). We can't wait!!
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You're home!

Love the sniffing picture.

I think you're headed to Epcot too.
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Where to ???? EPCOT !!! Duh !!
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You are so right, the AK parking lot is ginormous! And you are so right, always take a picture of where you park. My Dad and I lost our car once there and had to walk around for about 20 minutes. Never doing that again.

Dork alert!!! Kilimanjaro Safari queue!!!!

OMG that poor cheetah.

Beautiful shot of the sunset.

Good choice heading to the Poly for some adult beverages and watching the EWP.

No pictures of the sub par Hampton's breakfast? For shame.

Beach Club. Love love love it. I'm really hoping my waitlist for it comes through in November.

AK parking lot is ginormous. For the 5K last year we ran around it before going into the park and I swear we almost did half of it outside the park.
You only get sidetracked when you follow the car in front of you and they don't go the right way.

Dorks unite!!!

I never see those cheetahs moving too much. Like the Lion.

Love the sunset. Always have to stop and at least look

Poly is always a good choice, even if I am stuck there waiting on a bus when thye stopped monorail and boat service.

I really thought I took a picture of the Mickey Waffles at least but I guess I went down without a camera or the phone.

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I am a drinker and back to see the pictures. Yum - the mai tai really looks tasty!
It was good but not the best. Clinta asked me if I wanted a regular MAi Tai or the CAptains and I panicked and said regular. Go for the Captain's.

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Isn' t DVC the best? Seriously, even though BCV is not one of my home resorts, I got that exact same feeling when I stayed there. It's just such a wonderful place with great customer service. I can't believe you are sniffing the air.

You will appreciate this - a few weeks ago we took Nick to visit U of Maryland. I went to the ladies room in the visitors center and the most familiar smell hit my nostrils. The bathroom smelled just like the ones at MK, especially the one near space mountain. Crazy, but true. didn't even realize there was a characteristic smell until that moment.
BC in general is the best. Actually the last ( the first ) time I stayed there I was welcomed right off ME and then brought to the counter where I was told we were upgraded to concierge.
Having it as my home resort is great.

Sometimes it is just the cleaner they use but I will agree that WDW has some distincive smells.
The Poly- it is really the chlorinated water they use in the waterfall and probably a bit of mold. For me it smells like a pool.
The BC smells like sand, salt water and Coppertone.

Funny how smells can transport you - sounds do it too like when I was in the Supermarket and hear the music for the French movie. I had to stop and listen.
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