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Old 02-17-2013, 05:18 AM   #826
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Glad you got to check out Art of Animation. I love the bright colors and the newness/cleanliness of everything. We have eaten breakfast there several times already, too, and Jill brags on the omelets.

As always, I enjoyed the pictures and stories of this report. Thanks for sharing!
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Great report! I can't wait t hear about DL!

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:15 AM   #828
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Well, I pretty much missed this TR....maybe I will scan through the pics sometime. AoA looks like a fun place. I might have to go check it out sometime.

Can't wait to here about DL!!! We are hoping to go there this summer!! How many nights/ days would you recommend? We are booked for 4 (1 @GCV and 3 @GCH). Then we are thinking about staying somewhere offsite and exploring LA, Hollywood, etc. Got any suggestions?

Brook's report is great for tips on venturing off property. I stayed at GCV and never left. I had 3 full days and 2 partials. I think I was able to see most of what was there but of course finding your way around and being a bit disorientated was different. Summertime will also have larger crowds and longer operating hours.

Hopefully I can have some tips for you. I am planning on having this a quick one. . My goal will be to be done by May.

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So sad to see your Trip come to an end! Nice pics of AoA. Hope to hear more about your future trips.
All trip have to end right? I hate that they do but if they never did then we could not look forward to the next one.

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Glad you got to check out Art of Animation. I love the bright colors and the newness/cleanliness of everything. We have eaten breakfast there several times already, too, and Jill brags on the omelets.

As always, I enjoyed the pictures and stories of this report. Thanks for sharing!
I was walking aruond AoA with my mouth gaping wide open. So beautiful and yes the newness was neat too. I got more pictures of all the different sections in Oct.
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Good morning Pat !! I loved the theming at AoA, but the single rooms are so far from the main hall and I was not a fan of their foodcourt, I guess I am just a POP girl at heart !!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:28 AM   #831
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Loved the update from AoA, and all the pictures! It was great to see it!!!

Hard to believe this trip is over. So sad to see it end, but good to hear another trip was right around the corner. That always helps to ease the pain of a Disney trip ending, horrible OR wonderful!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #832
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Good morning Pat !! I loved the theming at AoA, but the single rooms are so far from the main hall and I was not a fan of their foodcourt, I guess I am just a POP girl at heart !!!

I guesss since the single rooms are about as far away as the 80 and 90's section it might feel that way. Th only other thing I do not like is how the buildings are so flat. No balconies just tiny windows. You get interior hallways with the family suites but I alwys like to see the "view".

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Loved the update from AoA, and all the pictures! It was great to see it!!!

Hard to believe this trip is over. So sad to see it end, but good to hear another trip was right around the corner. That always helps to ease the pain of a Disney trip ending, horrible OR wonderful!!!
Hopefully today at work I get the Disneyland pictures organized. It will be very picture heavy, more than this trip..... if that is possible.
DL is very new yet very familiar with a twist. I am sure you will think so too.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #833
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I really enjoyed your TR! Thanks for posting those last pictures of AoA! That resort is just so cool. I really want to stay there some day.

Looking forward to reading about your next trip. Are you doing an October TR and another one?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #834
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Great TR! And...good luck on photobucket. You can stall it all 15 days if you don't try to use the editor or organizer I think but they are non functional now in the "old" version. Sigh.

I'm going to keep fighting with it for the moment. Mainly as I'd already uploaded all of the last 2 trips photos and don't want to redo it. 've still got 50% storage left on my pro account and didn't renew all that long ago. I may move over to Flickr though after these 2 trips are done, I need to see what the implications of not renewing my pro account on PB is though, we will see.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #835
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How did I miss this TR??? I followed along on your last one. Well lots of reading & catching up for me this weekend!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #836
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You're not so horrible trip is over. I enjoyed seeing things from your perspective as a single rider! I think you made up for your appalling lack of pictures in your last update! Thanks for the tour! It is great to have DVC and know you'll be back!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:04 AM   #838
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Great wrap up Pat. I loved that you stopped at AoA too on your way out. It is really an eat place to check out. We stayed 3 nights and we were so busy, that even staying there it was hard to take in everything there.

Be sure to post a link here to your new TR so I can catch that one too!
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LOVE the AoA pics, really bringing back memories! I really really enjoyed that resort. Glad you got to go check it out.
I've really enjoyed reading along with your Trip Report. Thank you for sharing your (very much NOT) horrible trip with us!
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I really enjoyed your TR! Thanks for posting those last pictures of AoA! That resort is just so cool. I really want to stay there some day.

Looking forward to reading about your next trip. Are you doing an October TR and another one?
Thanks AoA was really neat. It was cool to see how themed resorts have "evolved" having POP side by side with AoA. It really looked like they made Aoa easier to "update" since most of the themeing coupld be swapped out pretty easily.

I think between Rosie's and your TR I have most of my trip covered.

Disneyland is next.....

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Great TR! And...good luck on photobucket. You can stall it all 15 days if you don't try to use the editor or organizer I think but they are non functional now in the "old" version. Sigh.

I'm going to keep fighting with it for the moment. Mainly as I'd already uploaded all of the last 2 trips photos and don't want to redo it. 've still got 50% storage left on my pro account and didn't renew all that long ago. I may move over to Flickr though after these 2 trips are done, I need to see what the implications of not renewing my pro account on PB is though, we will see.
PB is now telling me March 18th. Not sure what I will do when the transition is final. I can't edit but I can go in and organize by date. Somehow mine were not in order or in reverse order or something. I was able to fix it but I decided to go by categories, resort DL and CA. so I had to do my own reorganization since I had it by day like I normally do.

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Glad you made it over. I guess I should send out a bat signal.... Sorry I feel like I have been absent on my own TR.


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You're not so horrible trip is over. I enjoyed seeing things from your perspective as a single rider! I think you made up for your appalling lack of pictures in your last update! Thanks for the tour! It is great to have DVC and know you'll be back!
DVC is wonderful. I had an amazing time as always but this trip was different, very easy, very relaxing. Words I thought I would never utter on a DIsney trip.


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Great wrap up Pat. I loved that you stopped at AoA too on your way out. It is really an eat place to check out. We stayed 3 nights and we were so busy, that even staying there it was hard to take in everything there.

Be sure to post a link here to your new TR so I can catch that one too!
Thanks. I wished I had more time but it was hot and I really had to hit the road. I made up for it in one of the next trips.

I think I might continue here. Plenty of room and DL will be mostly pictures.


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LOVE the AoA pics, really bringing back memories! I really really enjoyed that resort. Glad you got to go check it out.
I've really enjoyed reading along with your Trip Report. Thank you for sharing your (very much NOT) horrible trip with us!

AoA was really neat. It was nice to see how themed resorts have "evolved" from POP to AoA.

I mean a trip with no snit..... that one was sooooo different.
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