From Fantasyland to the Fantasy: We came, we saw, we kicked it's AFT! UPDATED 1/10!

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  1. marciemouse

    marciemouse Raised on Disney

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    I grew up spending most Sunday afternoons at Jetty Park when we lived in Orlando. Haven't been there in a few years, so it was nice to see pics!
     
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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Awesome pool areas. And the beach looks beautiful!!!!
     
  4. nenner1

    nenner1 <font color=darkorchid>I must've been distracted b

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    Now it was late morning (going on 11:00) so I finally woke Sarah up and we got ready to head downstairs to enjoy the day at the pool.

    When we arrived downstairs and entered the pool area behind a huge family group. The pool area is fenced with an iron fence that is common and I didn’t think much of it at the time. There were still some premium seats open- shaded and umbrella tables and lounges under cover. We chose a table near the volleyball section of the pool and two loungers next to it.

    The volleyball games went all day. It probably wasn’t the most relaxing spot to have chosen but it was certainly interesting. We did have to retrieve few balls. OK- a lot of balls!

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    Shaded seating under the surfboard lattice work, and seats in the sun too.

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    Surfboard showers- too cute!

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    A few more views of the picturesque main pool:

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    The very large free-flow shaped hot tub! Stayed empty all day because it would turn out to be a scorcher!

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    The Main Kids Play Area:

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    A smaller kid’s play area near the Lazy River:

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    The Lazy River:

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  5. nenner1

    nenner1 <font color=darkorchid>I must've been distracted b

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    So you can see, this is a pretty awesome pool/waterpark facility!

    Up Next: Part 4: The Playground and the Fortress
     
  6. LuvEeyore

    LuvEeyore DIS Veteran

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    I am loving your pictures. They have me wondering if I shouldn't be staying at Ron Jon!!
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Wow ...that is kid paradise!
     
  8. livingis2me

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    Paradise for us big kids too!:cool2:

    Ron
     
  9. davale4

    davale4 Love love watching my kids have fun

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    I agree 100%. Just wondering if they would adopt a family of four :rolleyes1
     
  10. dizney-cruiser

    dizney-cruiser DiZney CraZy ºoº<br><font color=blue>we dont want

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    I'm just curious. . . while you are opening every cabinet in the kitchen - and taking 15 pictures of the washer and dryer - is your family in the suite or did they leave for the pool about an hour ago?

    I typically like to get a few quick shots of the room before any luggage or people are in the room - and that is usually met with a lot of sighing (which I of course ignore)

    Great job!! Keep it coming!!
     
  11. amandaw

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    Love all the pictures of the pool & waterpark area! That kids play area looks great! I bet my son would love that. And the lazy river looks fun, too!
     
  12. rndmr2

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    I found this report the other day (followed you from Jen's cruise TR) and got caught up earlier this morning but wasn't able to post/reply until now. Really enjoying reading about your trip so far! That was so great you got to be the "First Family!" :)

    I have heard of the Ron Jon surf shop, seen enough signs and bilboards, etc down there but I never knew there was a resort, it looks like a really nice one, that pool area is really cool! Like other PP's have said a kid paradise! (both big kids and little kids!)

    Can't wait to read more! :goodvibes
     
  13. anewmac

    anewmac Ive got nothing planned whats an OCVP to do?

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    That resort looks amazing. I will never judge a breakfast of champs.. on vacation everything is healthy, fat free, and good for you .. in my eyes that is LOL.

    OHHH and this pic is amazing great eye!
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  14. mvlimmex

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    Hi Jen and family,:wave2:
    Adriane and I are enjoying reading your TR.:thumbsup2 It sounds like you all had a great time. We hope you all are doing well. We are going on the Fantasy this Jan. and can't wait to check it out. Do you have any other cruises planned for Disney. We would love to cruise with you guys again sometime. Tell Savannah that Adriane says Hi! :) We'll keep reading your report as you report!popcorn::

    Vicki and Adriane :)
     
  15. jennab05

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    Great trip report so far!
     
  16. HermanTriplets+1

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    EXACTLY what I thought when I saw your picture! Now if that's not Disneyfication of Port Canaveral, what is!
     
  17. lucas

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    More, please. :yay:
     
  18. sssteele

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    I have some catching up to do here since we don't do internet while sailing, and I'm anxious to read what you thought about the ports/excursions.

    We missed our Castaway day, but did have a bit of an adventure thanks to
    Sandy. Capt. Tom :sail:brought us home in one piece.

    Love your reports and photos.

    Joanie
     
  19. nenner1

    nenner1 <font color=darkorchid>I must've been distracted b

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    Hey gang!

    Please understand I haven't forgotten you. I have had a major turn of events at work and I have a big test tomorrow that if I pass it I will get a new job closer to home with much more opportunity (oh, and I'll be making more money too!) So this week I haven't really been able to concentrate on much else other than practicing and getting my head in the game. This is pretty much how I feel: :hyper:

    So I totally apologize but once I get past this huge hurdle I'll be able to relax and get back to the TR. You wouldn't believe it, it has been like a roller coaster, things are changing constantly (yes, everyone will go, no only 11 will go, ok everyone will go, no, now only 7 will go, no wait now it's 8...aargh!):faint:

    Thanks for hanging tight! :goodvibes
     
  20. luvslikepi

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    Good luck!!:cheer2:
     
  21. lucas

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    Good luck! :shamrock:
     

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