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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #31
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Landing was very smooth and the flight only lasted about 4 hours and 20 minutes from take off, to getting off the plane. Sweet! Our first official Florida pic!



We decided the day before to not put our Magical Express tags on our luggage so that we could have our luggage right away. So we made our way to baggage claim, but then DH spotted it. A Ruby Tuesdays! He had to have it so he got my mom a sandwich and a turkey burger for me and him to share. I had him stay and wait for the food, while DM, DS, and I went down to baggage claim to grab our stuff. The bags came quickly and were one of the first bags released onto the belt! Such luck!

Soon DH came down with the food and off we went to check in with Magical Express. We were one of the first in line for the bus and ended up waiting about 10 minutes before we were whisked away.

Bus ride was very quick! Probably because we were trying to eat our sandwiches and feed the kid too. The first stop was at Coronado Springs. We weren’t there too long and luckily AKV isn’t far from CSR. The first stop was at Jambo House. No one got off. Wish the bus driver would have asked who was going to Jambo and who was going to Kidani. Oh well, soon enough we were entering Kidani and I was super exicted!


I went to check us in and because I checked us in online 10 days before, I wasn’t up there for very long. I didn’t take any pictures of the lobby because I wanted to hurry up and get in our room but I did take pictures of it later.

We had a 1 Bedroom Standard View room. Check it out!









He's in a different onesie, if you noticed. He had a little accident on the plane. One of many that happen on this trip











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Laundry located in the closet in entryway



Master bedroom...animals are already occupying the bed!



Being changed AGAIN!



Love Simba and Nala on the headboard





Back to the living room area





And now the view from our huge balcony!








Is this really a standard view room?? It was a corner room with a view of the pool and a view of the savannah area!
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #32
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Great view! Nothing like paying for standard and getting preferred Can't wait to read all about your first day - hope Grandma enjoys spending a little time with your DS and enjoys WDW with you both! What a beautiful family!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:31 PM   #33
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Yay, you've started

Too funny your mom knocking back the drinks to calm her nerves!

Your baby boy is such a cutie

Wow, great view from your room, looks like you really got some pixie dust
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:47 PM   #34
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Hi! I was a lurker on your other trip reports, and I guess it's time to say hello!

Your son is so cute! Can't wait for more!
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #35
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Your room looks awesome!


We stayed in Jambo during our time at AKL two years ago and liked the resort a lot. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:05 PM   #36
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Yay you made it!

I bet you're glad you had a washer and dryer by the end of that trip with all the onesie changing! He's so adorable!!

That is some nice views! I bet it was relaxing out there.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #37
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Your mom is so funny with the drinks! My BIL is the same way, scared to death to fly!

Your room looks great! It's getting me excited for my trip in a little over a month. You probably got one of the "reclassified" rooms. The savanna view was not enough to satisfy guests so it was changed to a standard. I've seen a number of TRs where people lucked out on these standard view rooms!

Such cute pictures with Calvin!
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Awesome view! The one-bedrooms at AKL are so beautiful.

Calvin is so cute with his little mittens. I miss the mitten stage.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #39
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Great view! Nothing like paying for standard and getting preferred Can't wait to read all about your first day - hope Grandma enjoys spending a little time with your DS and enjoys WDW with you both! What a beautiful family!
We definitely lucked out with that view. Especially since I was reading that a standard view could be overlooking just the parking lot so this was an unexpected surprise!

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Too funny your mom knocking back the drinks to calm her nerves!

Your baby boy is such a cutie

Wow, great view from your room, looks like you really got some pixie dust
Hi Linda! We sure did get some pixie dust!

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Hi! I was a lurker on your other trip reports, and I guess it's time to say hello!

Your son is so cute! Can't wait for more!
Yes! Weren't you supposed to be going to WDW in December too??

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Your room looks awesome!


We stayed in Jambo during our time at AKL two years ago and liked the resort a lot. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!
The room was SO amazing! I really wish we didn't have to switch the next day to a studio.

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Yay you made it!

I bet you're glad you had a washer and dryer by the end of that trip with all the onesie changing! He's so adorable!!

That is some nice views! I bet it was relaxing out there.
Oh my gosh! We wouldn't have made it without the washer and dryer. And here I was thinking, "10 onesies should be enough. 1 for everyday and 2 extra for just in case." Psssh ya right!

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Your mom is so funny with the drinks! My BIL is the same way, scared to death to fly!

Your room looks great! It's getting me excited for my trip in a little over a month. You probably got one of the "reclassified" rooms. The savanna view was not enough to satisfy guests so it was changed to a standard. I've seen a number of TRs where people lucked out on these standard view rooms!

Such cute pictures with Calvin!
Don't tell me that used to be a savannah view!? Ridiculous. That was from me standing in the corner of the balcony to get that shot too.

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Awesome view! The one-bedrooms at AKL are so beautiful.

Calvin is so cute with his little mittens. I miss the mitten stage.
My DH HATES the mittens on him. My husband is obsessed with baseball and football, so he thinks the mittens are keeping him from exercising his hand muscles and that may prevent him from throwing a ball later . But when his mittens are off, he has no problem at all grabbing my hair or earrings!
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I probably won't update tomorrow or Christmas day, and i'm sure not too many of you will be on the DIS anyway, but wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hope you all enjoy spending time with your loved ones during this time.

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That's a wonderful "standard" view room that you got! I love that. I think the standard view rooms are such a great point bargain and you definitely scored with that view.

I absolutely love the kidani villas. They are awesome. I haven't stayed there for awhile and its about time to make a return visit.

The picture of the three of you on the couch is so cute.

Happy Holidays!
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Wow! You have had some pretty amazing luck so far on this trip! Hope it continues that way for you
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #43
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I'm glad that your mom was able to relax and enjoy the flight. And that was awful kind of your DH to make sure she didn't have to drink alone!!!

That seems like quite a nice surprise when you're not expecting that kind of a view!! I can't think of a much better way to start things off!
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That's the view we had in November! Love the Savanna view for standard price! Did you see the Red River Hogs?

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Yes! Weren't you supposed to be going to WDW in December too??
No - December is a time where it's very hard for us to get away, but we are going back in February.

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