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Old 04-14-2013, 12:51 AM   #1081
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I'm so glad you enjoyed Kidani! Which side were you on? The Jambo side or the far side? I'm guessing the far side since you had cattle out your view, they don't like to hang out on the Kidani side. Since there are only two of us, we take up all the space with our clutter, but I can see with kids how you want to keep their clutter contained, their clutter along with the rest of the clutter would be way too much!

BTW, Michele's webpage is up and running so let's get viral and get her some support!


You are the best! I put the link on Michele's FB. If anyone here would like to help support, message me or Alison and we'll send you the link. You can also find Michele on FB under Michele Lynne Morrison.






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Old 04-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #1083
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I'm with you. I ended up booking the 4night Dream out of Port Canaveral in October instead of the 5 night Double Dip on the Magic out of Miami in October...I just couldn't make the transportation work. I'm all for resort days though...have you thought of Vero? You could break up the drive some...I think its about 1 1/2 hours from MCO to Vero and then about 2 1/2 from Vero to Miami. Just a thought I would throw out there!

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Vero is a good idea. I'd love to do that. Wonder what the weather is like in January? With Vero there'd be no WDW temptation. Hmm......where do you fly into for Vero Beach?

I just checked into Port Canaveral during our dates and it would be 7 nights on the Fantasy vs 5 on the Wonder and a little out of our price range.........or is it? If we don't do AKV/Vero and just fly in the night before and stay in Miami then for sure it's less expensive but if we want to do the AKV/Vero option there's the rental car, fuel, etc to think about. We could always fly into Miami 2 days early and stay with our friends. They have a beautiful home in Coconut Grove.


Double dip? Is that two Castaway Cay stops? Do they stay parked overnight or does the ship cruise around?


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I'm so glad you enjoyed Kidani! Which side were you on? The Jambo side or the far side? I'm guessing the far side since you had cattle out your view, they don't like to hang out on the Kidani side. Since there are only two of us, we take up all the space with our clutter, but I can see with kids how you want to keep their clutter contained, their clutter along with the rest of the clutter would be way too much!

BTW, Michele's webpage is up and running so let's get viral and get her some support!

We loved Kiadani. I'm not sure what side but I have my paperwork still so I'll check the map and post a photo. I keep all of our Disney trip paperwork. Michael thinks I'm bonkers but you never know when you can help someone else.

Exactly! My goal was to be able to keep their clutter contained and it worked. I could simply close the door and not see their crap. Of course I had to see their bathroom but I literally put the laundry basket outside their door and had them just throw their dirty clothes in so I wouldn't have to look inside their room. Ignorance is bliss.

I shared the link and her friends are sharing the link. Viral baby! It was very sweet of you to put that together.

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What fun dance pics, that's a big trophy I see!

Love the AKV veiw, and I'm with you about everyone in the bed room if they'd fit
Don't look to closely, her trophy says fourth place. Michael calls it The Focker Dance Competition because everyone gets a trophy. It was her very first solo and I'm proud she could go out there and even do it. She's proud of herself and knows what to work on for this Friday's comp. She's a good sport for sure. She knew what to take to heart and what to blow as far as the critique. You can't be everyone's cup of tea.

With 2 queens and 4 kids, it totally worked. They get along really well and didn't have any issues. Kidani was the perfect choice. That third bathroom was awesome as it kept everyone out of ours. I wish it worked that way at home. We've got 3 bathrooms with one of them being the kids' upstairs and they still use mine. Their bedrooms are upstairs. They're so goofy. I think they just don't want to get theirs dirty.

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Old 04-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #1085
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:35 PM   #1086
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We stayed a Vero Beach last year on a cash reservation. We flew into West Palm Beach but you can fly into Orlando. Believe it or not we drove to Disney for the day for my husband's birthday (about 2 hours each way) and had a blast. I liked Vero Beach a lot.

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:56 PM   #1087
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We stayed a Vero Beach last year on a cash reservation. We flew into West Palm Beach but you can fly into Orlando. Believe it or not we drove to Disney for the day for my husband's birthday (about 2 hours each way) and had a blast. I liked Vero Beach a lot.

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Really? Vero is sounding better and better. How far is West Palm Beach from Vero?

I'd drive 2 hours each way for a day at WDW. I drive 45 minutes each way for work everyday. What a fun birthday for him.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #1088
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Really? Vero is sounding better and better. How far is West Palm Beach from Vero?

I'd drive 2 hours each way for a day at WDW. I drive 45 minutes each way for work everyday. What a fun birthday for him.
It was about a 90 minute drive from West Palm Beach Airport. Orlando is just a little further. I think Melbourne is the closest airport but there weren't any good flights. West Palm Beach was a nice smaller airport. Much less hectic than Orlando!

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Double dip? Is that two Castaway Cay stops? Do they stay parked overnight or does the ship cruise around?
Yes, twice to Castaway Cay, but not two days in a row. The one I am looking at stops there then goes to Key West and come back the next day.

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We loved Kiadani. I'm not sure what side but I have my paperwork still so I'll check the map and post a photo. I keep all of our Disney trip paperwork. Michael thinks I'm bonkers but you never know when you can help someone else.

Exactly! My goal was to be able to keep their clutter contained and it worked. I could simply close the door and not see their crap. Of course I had to see their bathroom but I literally put the laundry basket outside their door and had them just throw their dirty clothes in so I wouldn't have to look inside their room. Ignorance is bliss.

I shared the link and her friends are sharing the link. Viral baby! It was very sweet of you to put that together.
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It was about a 90 minute drive from West Palm Beach Airport. Orlando is just a little further. I think Melbourne is the closest airport but there weren't any good flights. West Palm Beach was a nice smaller airport. Much less hectic than Orlando!

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Vero is lovely. LOVELY. But....to play devils advocate here, I'm not sure it's worth that much driving for beach time with just the 2 of you. There are activities there and of course the pool and the beach but not nearly the level of WDW or the cruiseif it was closer than maybe but I dunno...that's a lot of car time to eat up on vacation and there are plenty of beaches far closer. As a stopover to WDW it makes sense but I'd think you'd need to add more days to have it be worthwhile....you are looking at that triple stay scenario again....

We loved Vero but I will say, Jeff and I loved it more than the kids did. We have considered adding on there but don't want the dues unless we were really going to go every year. And while that may happen at some point, it's at least a decade away. If it was just a beach vacation and not comparing it to WDW or the cruise, or if it had been first, it would probably have been a bigger hit.
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I could live in Florida also.
Nothing better than taking a boat at Disney.
Hello to my home resort also.
Oh the differences go so far beyond a grander lobby and bathroom. They are completely night and day.
The walk is very easy from Kidani to Jambo.
Well I won’t go into it here my report will have enough things against Kidani. LOL. That is what is great about there, everyone gets what they want.
You did have a nice view.
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Il'll be back to reply but I started my magical one day at Disneyland/DCA trip report.


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Hi all.


Allison is amazing. Seeing the website brings tears to my eyes. Thank you to you and Fran!

Princess in Oz, thank you so much!


Jenny, thank you to you and Michael.


We are okay. I am really tired. Tomorrow the dance with the contractors starts. I have appointments with two of them tomorrow. The recovery team is in the house today and the clean up is starting. Then the asbestos people come in. Loren went back in with his dad and the forensic person on Friday. He has had a couple of nightmares and is stressing easily. Poor guy.
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It was about a 90 minute drive from West Palm Beach Airport. Orlando is just a little further. I think Melbourne is the closest airport but there weren't any good flights. West Palm Beach was a nice smaller airport. Much less hectic than Orlando!

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Thank you Amanda. I'm really looking into this though my chances may be slim. How hard is Vero to get at 7 months? I've never even looked at the points. Darn, more research. I'll look into West Palm Beach and Melbourne. SLC doesn't have the best flight options. We're a major hub for Delta but they're so expensive to fly.

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Yes, twice to Castaway Cay, but not two days in a row. The one I am looking at stops there then goes to Key West and come back the next day.

What cruise are you looking at? Two stops in Castaway Cay sounds great! I haven't been but I've drooled over tons of pictures. I hope its as cool as I think it'll be.



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Vero is lovely. LOVELY. But....to play devils advocate here, I'm not sure it's worth that much driving for beach time with just the 2 of you. There are activities there and of course the pool and the beach but not nearly the level of WDW or the cruiseif it was closer than maybe but I dunno...that's a lot of car time to eat up on vacation and there are plenty of beaches far closer. As a stopover to WDW it makes sense but I'd think you'd need to add more days to have it be worthwhile....you are looking at that triple stay scenario again....

Thank you. I'm trying to play how it will work in my head. It seems I'd have to add 4 days on to the trip to make it worth it. I need to get my thoughts on paper.

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We loved Vero but I will say, Jeff and I loved it more than the kids did. We have considered adding on there but don't want the dues unless we were really going to go every year. And while that may happen at some point, it's at least a decade away. If it was just a beach vacation and not comparing it to WDW or the cruise, or if it had been first, it would probably have been a bigger hit.

Are the dues high? The kids looked like they enjoyed it but I know what you're saying, it needed to be first. That makes sense. It seems like it would be a very mellow vacation.

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Hello to my home resort also.
Oh the differences go so far beyond a grander lobby and bathroom. They are completely night and day.
The walk is very easy from Kidani to Jambo.
Well I won’t go into it here my report will have enough things against Kidani. LOL. That is what is great about there, everyone gets what they want.
You did have a nice view.
Look forward to more.

Thanks! But you don't like Kidani? Do tell.... It's not for everyone, I get that. People bash on SSR and I love it. To each his own. I know a lot of people don't like that Kidani doesn't have a CS but it didn't bother us at all. When were in the villa, we cook/snack and when we're by the pool, we order room service and have it delivered to the pool (hint hint) or order from the pool bar.

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Allison is amazing. Seeing the website brings tears to my eyes. Thank you to you and Fran!

Princess in Oz, thank you so much!


Jenny, thank you to you and Michael.


We are okay. I am really tired. Tomorrow the dance with the contractors starts. I have appointments with two of them tomorrow. The recovery team is in the house today and the clean up is starting. Then the asbestos people come in. Loren went back in with his dad and the forensic person on Friday. He has had a couple of nightmares and is stressing easily. Poor guy.

I'm sorry Loren is having nightmares. I;m glad the donation page is helping. Very glad. I've also shared the link with people who have asked. I saw you shared it and some of your friends shared it.

How did the clean up go today? Are you rebuilding there?
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Thank you Amanda. I'm really looking into this though my chances may be slim. How hard is Vero to get at 7 months? I've never even looked at the points. Darn, more research. I'll look into West Palm Beach and Melbourne. SLC doesn't have the best flight options. We're a major hub for Delta but they're so expensive to fly.




What cruise are you looking at? Two stops in Castaway Cay sounds great! I haven't been but I've drooled over tons of pictures. I hope its as cool as I think it'll be.






That's funny. I donated and have more on the way.




Thank you. I'm trying to play how it will work in my head. It seems I'd have to add 4 days on to the trip to make it worth it. I need to get my thoughts on paper.




Are the dues high? The kids looked like they enjoyed it but I know what you're saying, it needed to be first. That makes sense. It seems like it would be a very mellow vacation.




Thanks! But you don't like Kidani? Do tell.... It's not for everyone, I get that. People bash on SSR and I love it. To each his own. I know a lot of people don't like that Kidani doesn't have a CS but it didn't bother us at all. When were in the villa, we cook/snack and when we're by the pool, we order room service and have it delivered to the pool (hint hint) or order from the pool bar.




I'm sorry Loren is having nightmares. I;m glad the donation page is helping. Very glad. I've also shared the link with people who have asked. I saw you shared it and some of your friends shared it.

How did the clean up go today? Are you rebuilding there?

He seems okay today. I appreciate you sharing the link, yes I did.


I am not sure how the cleaning went today. I did have some requests for the crew though so I was hoping I would hear back. Kody has a shoe that was autographed by the musical group Family Force 5 and her stuffed Mickey that she always slept with. I know her room didn't burn so I am not sure why I didn't hear back.

Yes, they are. Tomorrow I start meeting with the contractors. This should be interesting.
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