"This is NOT the once in a lifetime trip I was hoping for!" - (Baby Simba - 12/18)

Discussion in 'Disney Trip Reports' started by ronnmel, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. AvasMommy526

    AvasMommy526 Mouseketeer

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    Beach Club is amazing!!! What a wonderful review! :thumbsup2

    I'm glad your first day back went great and the kids were easy in you ;)
    What grade do you teach? And you definitely planned your return well! I always look forward to your updates, but you should definitely take your time and let yourself and your family adjust to the new schedule, we will be here patiently waiting :goodvibes
     
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  3. brookelizabeth

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    Joining in! I subscribed a while ago but just had a chance to catch up!

    I hope your sickness goes away. I've been sick in Disney before, it's awful! But, it's still better than being sick at home. :goodvibes

    Looking forward to it all!
     
  4. PracPerfPatricia

    PracPerfPatricia DIS Veteran

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    Hey I think you gave a good description of the Beach Club... I also think that it's location can't be beat... Since we have DVC points now... It impacts where we stay...

    but I really like the look of AoA and would love to go over there when we're there in July just to check out the common areas and the shop and food court... it all looks very cool... very over the top fantasy Disney architecture...:goodvibes
     
  5. Disneymoon2013

    Disneymoon2013 Dec 2013: 1st time to WDW, getting married, & Disn

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    Already subscribing & can't wait to read through it all! You have so many pictures of the resort details, etc! :thumbsup2
     
  6. KatMark

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    I could have sworn yours was one of the few TR's I wasn't behind on. :confused3

    I am loved all of your pictures of the Beach Club. We are staying in a Villa in June for our girls' trip and I cannot wait to have that easy access to Epcot. The Beach Club is one of the last remaining deluxe/DVC resorts I have wanted to try and I'm finally getting to do it. :goodvibes

    I can understand some people's (including yours) preference of the values, especially with kids. At our age, we prefer the more "subdued" resort. But I'd probably sleep in a box at almost any of the Disney resorts as long as I was at Disney. :rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  7. ronnmel

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    You HAVE made a good choice! I'm so excited about you staying at AoA, I don't know how I'm going to wait until your trip. :lmao:

    Julia would have been in HM heaven! We even saw more than has been pictured here!

    Thank you for organization inspiration. :goodvibes


    I'm not sure I would have said the same thing had I stayed at the Poly (also my dream), so don't worry about that. ;) Poly has such a great theme (like the values), lots of grounds to explore (like the mods), and then deluxe things like an awesome pool, being on the monorail, and great restaurants. Plus, it has one of the best counter-services of the deluxe. :goodvibes

    Every time I read in a TR that someone relaxed at their resort I get a little jealous, but I just can't do it. It does not feel right to laze around when the parks are so close!


    Thanks!

    Oh yes, the BC is in prime location! We definitely took advantage of that!

    I probably would have liked Beach Club better if I had not spent 2 days at AoA right before. It's great that Disney has such different resorts. Something for everyone!


    All levels of Disney resorts (values, mods, deluxe) have their advantages and people prefer different things. I agree with you that the atmosphere of the values is just so much fun! If I go to an all inclusive down in the Caribbeans I want relaxation, but down at Disney I need, well, Disney!

     
  8. ronnmel

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    It's a nice resort. I probably never would have been able to justify the extra expense either if it hadn't been for the extra money I got.


    Thanks! I tried my best. It's a beautiful place that's for sure.


    Thanks!


    You're welcome! I'm thinking of combining of the baby tips and stuff into one post. Would that be helpful?

    BC is a beautiful place!


    That's cool that you got yourself the air freshener machine so you could have a piece of the BC at home!

     
  9. ronnmel

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    Work has not been as bad as I thought, but I have gotten so behind on the Dis! Thankfully I was able to catch up tonight, so I should be able to update tomorrow or Monday at the latest! :thumbsup2


    Thanks!

    The students have been so nice with me this week!!! :goodvibes I teach grade 2 and grade 5. I'm glad I have a week to relax, especially since I caught a cold! Nothing bad, also not unexpected when you work in a germ factory (a.k.a. a school). :rolleyes: Adjusting to the new schedule has been tiring, but I should be able to update several times this week. :)


    :welcome: I'm glad you took the time to comment. :goodvibes Yes, being sick in Disney beats being sick at home, but it sucks nonetheless! It did go away, at least for me...


    Thanks. For sure being able to walk to two parks makes BC in a prime location. I hope you do get a chance to check out AoA. It's beautiful, fun, and has a great food court! Over the top fantasy Disney architecture is a great way to put it! :thumbsup2


    :welcome: I'm so glad you are enjoying the TR and resorts reviews so far. :goodvibes


    Well then I guess it's a good thing I slowed down on the updating. ;) Which reminds me, thanks for not updating too often this week, gave me a chance not to fall so much behind! :rotfl:

    I'm sure you'll LOVE the easy access to Epcot! I hope you love Beach Club!

    It's so wonderful that Disney has so many different themes and "levels" of resorts. There is something for everyone! Seriously, we would love the values even without kids! In fact, we might find it a bit cramped with kids, we probably love them more without kids. We are the kids ourselves! :rotfl2:

     
  10. ronnmel

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    Day 3 part 3 – The One With The Turkey Leg


    Around 7pm we left our room at the Beach Club. We walked to Hollywood studios using the path by the Yacht Club, Swan & Dolphin and Boardwalk.

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    I love how the palm trees are lit up at night between the Swan & Dolphin.

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    Boardwalk

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    About 30 minutes later we arrived at DHS and saw the Christmas Tree outside the gate.

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    Quite a bit of people were leaving the park at that time.

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    We made a turn onto Sunset Boulevard. Otaku had one thing in mind and one thing only. She wanted a Turkey Leg!

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    She shared it with her dad. I had a little bit of an appetite, so I got something easy on my stomach: Chicken nuggets and fries.

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    This is what was left of the Turkey Leg... Otaku insisted we take that picture.

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    We got up and took a few pictures are Sunset Boulevard as we made our way back to the center of the park.

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    Not today my dear Tower of Terror.

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    We veered towards the entrance of the park, but not to leave. We went into the Head to Toe store to buy our Minnie Ears.

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    Ron got Star Wars R2D2 ears, but I don’t have a picture of it at that time. It was now time to make our way to the Streets of America.

    Up Next, Osborne Lights
     
  11. Queila

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    Love the picture with the Minnie years. You guys look so cute. Beach Club looks amazing. Every time we go eat at Cape May we talk about how much we dream about staying there one day. However, during our last trip I realized that one of the things we love the most about deluxes -their yummy restaurants- is also the very thing that annoys me the most about them. It just attracts so much traffic!! The lobbies are always full of people just hanging out and doesn't feel as cozy as a moderate or even a value. Just a little down side. I would still take any deluxe any day though. Haha
     
  12. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    Looks like they loved that Turkey Leg!

    Cute, cute Minnie ears! You girls look adorable.

    The BW area is so cool at night. I love how it's all lit up.
     
  13. Aussiesalad

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    All your night pictures are gorgeous! I love how it is lit up there!

    The pictures of Otaku with the turkey leg are hilarious.

    I love the picture of you guys with your ears too! So cute!
     
  14. ronnmel

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    Thanks. Wait until you see another "Minnie ears" picture I have later that evening... You're going to :rotfl2:

    Beach Club is amazing. The lobby (and pool area) can be quite busy, but the rest of the resort was not so bad. The solarium was always empty, and so were the hallways to the rooms. :)


    Oh, Otaku LOVED that turkey leg!!! She loves her meat.

    Thanks. I like that picture of us a lot. :goodvibes

    The BW was beautiful.


    It's amazing how different it looks during the day and all lit up at night.

    Otaku was quite obsessed with those turkey legs! :rotfl:

    Thanks!
     
  15. KatMark

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    Wow....they usre loved that turkey leg. :thumbsup2

    I love your ears...those are absolutely adorable. :goodvibes
     
  16. PhoenixStrength

    PhoenixStrength Waiting for my fairytale!

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    Wow, that turkey leg was decimated!! :rotfl:

    I love the nighttime pics of the resorts as you walked to the park. :goodvibes

    Those are my kind of Minnie ears!!
     
  17. Marsheliz

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    OMG- How cute are those mickey earrs?? I LOVE THEM!

    Beach Club looks soooooo beautiful, Maybe one day.....
     
  18. TNS_Tinkerbell

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    Thank you for sharing, I have really enjoyed reading your trip report.
     
  19. monica23535

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    Hi Mel, hope work is going ok.


    Great pictures of the turkey leg, kinda want one now!
     
  20. mickeystoontown

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    Boy did that turkey leg get gobbled up! Gobbled up! :lmao: Oh I crack myself up! :rotfl:

    Very cute Mickey ears that you two had on! I love 'em!
     
  21. Self_resqing_princz

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    Those Minnie ears are cute! I've never seen any like those before. Did Peanut get a pair too?
     

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