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Old 03-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #1816
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me is such a good daughter! SAB looks awesome...I have to stay there so I can try it out some of these days.

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:21 AM   #1817
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Oh...SB and the lazy river. It would be so nice to have a quiet trip around the lazy river today...alas, I'll just have to look at your pictures and think about it.

for Em having everything ready to go when you got back. You've trained her well. Now, tell me all your secrets!

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Old 03-03-2014, 11:40 AM   #1818
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How good of Em to pack up for your return! What a great daughter! So glad to hear you got to enjoy SAB. I just love it there. My friend that came down for Princess with me and I have decided that maybe next year we are gonna stay there. She is now contemplating the Princess given that she has heard directly from MANY people she can walk it! Not sure why no one believes me when I tell them that lol. We went to B&C and walked by SAB and she fell in love with the hotel.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:51 PM   #1819
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Hi! Just wna say your trip reports are so fun and awesome! I may not be in WDW but I feel like I'm there with your trip reports. Thank you so much for sharing!☺️
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:48 PM   #1820
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Enjoyable update.
I do love Stormalong Bay!! The lazy river portion tends to be cooler than the rest of the pool in the hot August month. The photos are wonderful!! Good memories.

Sci Fi. We tried that one this year as you know. And I have to agree. It's the atmosphere, not the food, that would bring a body back there. Although, it wasn't the worst I've ever had.

Love all the corny monster movies. I remember watching those old black and whites as a kid on Saturday and Sunday afternoons when there was nothing else on TV.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:35 PM   #1821
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Loving this TR , I must say the whole of my Saturday this week was taken up reading your TR's and DR's.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:41 PM   #1822
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That’s so funny that you had never swam at SAB in all those trips! I can totally see that happening to me - I am not much of a pool person, but the pools are a “must do” for the other member of my traveling party now.

Loved the pics of the SAB area - it is so beautiful.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:24 PM   #1823
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Thanks Scott. I hope you are staying warm. Can I say here that I had to laugh at your FB post about having to buy new ... ahem.. under things? Great progress!!
I am certainly trying. I did and jeans. Thanks.

I would have liked to see you walk the boardwalk in heals. LOl
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All the hotels in the Boardwalk area are so pretty.
I cannot believe how many times you move hotels. I hate doing it once during a trip. I figure other trips I will try the next hotel.
Nice pool pics. That is the best pool on property.
I think it has been 6 years since I ate at Sci-fi.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:22 AM   #1824
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Resort switch time, eh? I can't blame you for not being quite ready. That pool looks so lovely, I'm glad you had a chance to take a quick dip! I think I could just float around that lazy river forever!
I finally got DH to Sci-fi last year. I love the silly movie clips, but the food... Not so much. Glad we got there, but it will be a while before we're back I think.

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Old 03-04-2014, 09:46 AM   #1825
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Stormalong Bay looks amazing! My family looooooves lazy rivers so it looks to be right up our alley.

We've never eaten at Sci Fi (the menu doesn't appeal much to us) but you're right, the theming looks super fun!
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:54 PM   #1826
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oh Stormalong Bay looks amazing! I really cannot wait to stay at either YC or BC just for the pool! I'm glad you and Em got to relax. The gym looks very nice too, but I don't work out on vacation either Does the gym overlook stormalong bay? Much better than what I can see from my home "gym".

So nice that Em had you packed up when you came back! That really was a nice room you had.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:04 PM   #1827
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It looks like Em is throwing a temper tantrum not wanting to leave

Since our first trip to WDW with DM, she loved Sci-Fi. Definitely because of the theming. The past trip in October, she wanted to go again and we said no. Now with this trip coming up in January, I just know she's going to ask about it. Looks like we'll be making another stop here.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:48 PM   #1828
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Liked your Sci Fi Pic. I like Sci Fi as well but have only been once. I have so many places I want to go!!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:15 AM   #1829
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I'm so glad you got a chance to check out the pool! Beautiful pictures- I love the one of Emmy in the float.

Did you know that it takes 7 minutes to do a complete circuit in the lazy river using only the current in the pool? My mission last summer was to time that!

How was the pool temp? I have experienced it from uncomfortably warm, to refreshing, to AAHHHHHH.

I have the same gym dedication that you do! I took pictures of the gym when I walked through to use the locker room to change, too!



Sci Fi is one of those places that works itself into your mind, making you insist that it is a must do. I'm glad you were pleasantly surprised and pleased with your choice there.
Sorry Dee, your recent post was so timely that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give you a hard time. All in fun mind you!

7 minutes for a circuit of the river, nice to know. I'm prepared with my SAB trivia if anyone asks. As for the temp, I thought it was refreshing, it wasn't too warm at all.

I DID go to the gym on vacation, I just didn't break a sweat in there!

Sci-Fi may not win awards for the best food but no where on WDW property can you dine in a convertible and get a speeding ticket!

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We are so excited to be staying at the Beach Club in October and finally get to use Stormalong Bay !!
That gym looks pretty good, does that belong to YC or BC or is it shared?
Oh man! You have to try out the lazy river! If you are really adventuresome the giant slide may be calling your name.

The gym is shared by both YC and BC. It is right between the two properties.

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glad you finally got a chance to enjoy Stormalong bay - it looks like so much fun!

Glad you enjoyed your choice at SciFi (won't spoil it though / will force people to read your dining review so you get double the clicks to find out if you did order the burger or not). I agree that the food there isn't amazing, but a place that does good burgers and shakes isn't a bad thing to have in he rotation

Hope things went well with your transfer
SAB is legendary so we had to take a dip. After 3 visits it was long overdue.

There's just something extraordinary about eating in a car with movies playing. So much better than eating at home in front of the TV!

Sneak peak.... thing went very well.

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Stormalong Bay has always seemed like the best resort pool to me. Having a lazy river and a sand bottom right outside your room just sounds like it would make for a relaxing vacation. Alex and I plan on staying at BC when Landon's an older kid just to enjoy that pool.
I'm glad you had time to check it out before heading into DHS for the afternoon.

The Sci Fi burgers are really good, and it's kind of fun to sit in those cars and watch cheesy trailers, but I understand what you mean about not understanding the return to the restaurant. It has that effect on a lot of us.
Yeah, right now Landon may be happy with any pool. But when he's older he'll certainly enjoy that amazing pool.

It's funny that Sci-Fi isn't memorable for the food but it's one of the few places that my hubby asked to return to eat for lunch. He wanted that 'drive in car place.' Ha ha!

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Brenda,, were you able to take at least one trip down the water slide.. We also would say go for it and start a December trip report
Ha! No, I didn't do the water slide. I didn't make it over to that part of the pool area. We were slowly making our way around the various areas of the pool but didn't follow the line of kids over there.

Thanks... still contemplating the Dec. TR... after my travels next week I may get closer to actually doing it. I know, I shouldn't throw that out there and still procrastinate. This week has just been crazy busy so I'm less inclined to add one more task to my plate.

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Thank you!!!!

Stormalong Bay looks really cool!!! I usually bypass the pools but I always take pictures of them. Hehe.
This was one time that I actually didn't pass by and only take photos. I can't guarantee that we'll do this every trip but it was a nice way to enjoy time away from the parks.

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Awww Em had everything packed and ready. What an amazing kid you have there. I say that because, of course, you clearly aren't already aware of that.

First time at Stormalong?? Wow, I'm actually surprised by that. But good on you for removing your outerwear. I swear Dee will never live that one down.

Wow, you got some wonderful photos too. That place is amazing.
Ahh thanks Rob! Yeah, that was a very nice welcome back to the room. Glad to have you affirm what I suspected... I've got a pretty good kid.

Yes, can you believe it. That amazing pool and we've not made time for it in the past. Considering all my clothes were securely packed in the bags that were in the possession of bell service, that would not have been a great idea to jump in the pool with our clothes on. But I agree, we may be teasing Dee about that one for some time to come.
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me is such a good daughter! SAB looks awesome...I have to stay there so I can try it out some of these days.

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Disney does a great job with the pools so I'm glad that we finally tried this one.

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Oh...SB and the lazy river. It would be so nice to have a quiet trip around the lazy river today...alas, I'll just have to look at your pictures and think about it.

for Em having everything ready to go when you got back. You've trained her well. Now, tell me all your secrets!

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The lazy river is much better than the sandy bottom pool which if you are not careful will give you a sandy bottom!

Yeah, if I knew what makes my kid so thoughtful I'd bottle it and sell it. I'm thinking it is a clear reflection of her mother! Ok, not that but she's just considerate like that. Reference the moment earlier in the trip when she went to the CL lounge at AKL and brought me a Diet Coke just because she thought I needed some caffeine.

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How good of Em to pack up for your return! What a great daughter! So glad to hear you got to enjoy SAB. I just love it there. My friend that came down for Princess with me and I have decided that maybe next year we are gonna stay there. She is now contemplating the Princess given that she has heard directly from MANY people she can walk it! Not sure why no one believes me when I tell them that lol. We went to B&C and walked by SAB and she fell in love with the hotel.
How was your run? Did you enjoy your trip? I'm in awe of anyone who finishes that.

I didn't know you could walk it. So it's unlike the marathon where they have a minimum 16 minute mile or something? I could run the first 10K but after that it is questionable if I could do more than crawl.

I think many people get sucked into staying at YC/BC because of SAB. It definitely helps the image.

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Enjoyable update.
I do love Stormalong Bay!! The lazy river portion tends to be cooler than the rest of the pool in the hot August month. The photos are wonderful!! Good memories.

Sci Fi. We tried that one this year as you know. And I have to agree. It's the atmosphere, not the food, that would bring a body back there. Although, it wasn't the worst I've ever had.

Love all the corny monster movies. I remember watching those old black and whites as a kid on Saturday and Sunday afternoons when there was nothing else on TV.
Isn't the lazy river so fun? We loved being able to enjoy the pool for once.

Definitely not the food that gets rave reviews at Sci-Fi! In fact, we've had less than stellar experiences and we STILL go back. Go figure. There's just something about it.

That gila monster clip and the 'cat that hated people'... so many corny but amusing movie clips.

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Loving this TR , I must say the whole of my Saturday this week was taken up reading your TR's and DR's.
Thank you kellea! I'm so glad that you are joining in and reading. I hope the reading didn't lull you to sleep! Seriously though, thank you for joining.

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That’s so funny that you had never swam at SAB in all those trips! I can totally see that happening to me - I am not much of a pool person, but the pools are a “must do” for the other member of my traveling party now.

Loved the pics of the SAB area - it is so beautiful.
Can you believe it? It's one of those things that we now say, "why did it take us so long?"

I remember little Miss Willow loves some pool time. It's not a bad way to take a break from the day I'd say.
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