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Old 01-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #16
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The next day was Sat. Dec. 22. We checked out of the Celebration Radisson and because we had upgraded to PAP's, we decided to head to Disney Quest. We'd been there only once before many years ago.

We got there right at opening (11:30am) and stayed for a little over 2 hours. It was fun! First things we did were the jungle cruise virtual ride and the POTC virtual ride. At that time, there were only short waits. Then we did the Aladdin carpet ride. Then I played Ms. Pac Man for awhile (I'm a child of the 80's) so that was a highlight!

After that, we were getting hungry and it was getting a little more crowded.

Sorry I didn't take any pictures at DQ. We didn't want to bring a bag, so I didn't have the camera.

After DQ, we headed to Planet Hollywood for lunch. Again, no camera, so no pics, but I know I had the Texas Tostadas - 5 crispy mini tortillas topped with barbeque chicken, sauteed onions, Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo. - $8.99

That is my favorite thing at Planet Hollywood. DD20 got the World Famous Chicken Crunch - Tender strips of chicken breast with a crunchy, sweet coating, served with Creole mustard. - $8.99

We shared each others and both were very yummy!

Today was our day to check in at Kidani, but it was still before 4pm and we really didn't want to check in until we were sure our room would be ready, so we headed over to check out the new Art of Animation resort. I took a ton of pictures there. It was chilly, so there weren't a lot of people in the pool or even outside, so we got some pictures of an almost empty resort.

DD16 loves Perry from Phineas & Ferb, so DH bought her one. She put her Christmas hat on him but made him stay in the car....poor guy!











Lots more AOA pics coming!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:03 PM   #17
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More pics from AOA:



The BIG BLUE pool



These 2 had this huge pool all to themselves (probably because it was like 60ish degrees outside!)











Fish face!



What a cool play area!!!



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Even more AOA pics. We walked around most of the resort. Cool place! We will probably pay oop and stay here at some point...at least once.















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Old 01-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #19
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We stopped at the food court and got a few yummy snacks before leaving AOA.

Pulled pork sandwich & chips.



Meatball sandwich with Caesar salad



Cheesy pesto bread



And last but not least, this adorable and yummy guy



Final shots as we left AOA





Next up...we check into our 1 bedroom standard view at Kidani!!!
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WOW! The Lion King fixtures look AMAZING!

Are those a part of the resort...like a playground, or is it just giant fixtures and you walk around them (like they're the entrance to the Lion King section)? That seriously makes me want to stay there. My DD would totally freak out.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:46 AM   #21
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WOW! The Lion King fixtures look AMAZING!

Are those a part of the resort...like a playground, or is it just giant fixtures and you walk around them (like they're the entrance to the Lion King section)? That seriously makes me want to stay there. My DD would totally freak out.
They're just all over the Lion King rooms area. I wouldn't say they are a playground, but the elephant jungle part you could easily sit on (like my DD did for a photo). Most of the others I think are just intended to be big icons, like Pop Century has, making a great photo op!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #22
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I'm in!! You took some amazing photos!! Thanks especially for the new Fantasyland ones. We're staying at Kidani this summer. I don't think we'll ever have enough points for concierge, so I'll have to live that part through your trip!!
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I'm in.... We just reserved AKV Concierge for next Dec too... Can't wait to see you pictures and reviews..
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these are some awesome pics can't wait to se more.
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Thanks so much for the kind words and encouraging comments!

Christmas 2011, my family got me a camera for Christmas. Prior to that, I have NEVER owned my own camera! When I married my husband, he had one and then when his got outdated, we'd buy our girls cameras and I just never had one of my own. So now my family says I'm "dangerous" with my own camera because I always want to take pictures. So, as you can see, I'm making full use of my 2011 Christmas gift.

Alright, the time has come to check into Kidani! AKV is our home resort. We bought it sight unseen on a Disney Cruise in 2008. WOW! Did we make a good choice. We absolutely love both Kidani and Jambo House. Being at AKV is literally my favorite place on earth and I always seem to be in my bliss when there.

We checked in and my DH got his birthday button. We were celebrating his 50th birthday, which was actually in Nov. but always fun to celebrate a birthday at WDW!

We had the first room off the lobby on the 2nd floor. It literally could not have been closer to the lobby! This was mostly good. It was nice for when you need to go to the lobby or community room but it was a little on the noisy side because literally outside our balcony was the circle where cars and trucks do short term parking. The view from our balcony was also not great, but it was nice being so close to the lobby.

We had a 1 bedroom standard view.

Here is our first view of the room. As you can see, Perry snuck in before we did.



Another angle



The second bathroom



A sweet surprise for DH's birthday



A closer up version (you can see one of my DD's sampled them )



We also found this in the fridge! YUMMY!!!



Another view of the living/dining room



The Master bedroom!! You can sort of see our "view" of the front of the hotel from our balcony.



The Master bath. I would LOVE to have a bathroom like this in my home!!!



More Master bath (sorry, bad pic!)



And even more Master bath



Can you tolerate even one more of the Master bath?!
Both DD16 and I did enjoy soaking baths in here. HEAVEN!!!



Okay seriously, last one!



Washer & dryer (obviously)



I just love the table legs!



And I love the Disney details!



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Towel art









And of course you saw this in the last post



Our little Disney Christmas! We checked into this villa on Sat. Dec. 22 and checked out of this room on Thurs. Dec. 27, so we did indeed have our Christmas Eve and Day in this room. So we brought a little tree and all of our gifts. Perry was an early gift to DD16, so he wanted to be included.



Later that night as we headed out for dinner, this is who was in the lobby by Santa's chair & the tree. No waiting, so of course I said "let's take some pictures!"







Coming up next...SNOW in Celebration, FL! AND No, it wasn't in the middle of an orange grove (story to follow).
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Great pics!
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After we got all settled in at Kidani, we decided to go see it snow in Celebration, FL. In my 30 trips to WDW, I've always wanted to visit Celebration, FL - known as a town developed by the Disney folks. I had heard it was a neat place to see, so two years ago when we were at Disney for Christmas, we planned to go to church on Christmas Eve and then go watch it snow in downtown Celebration.

However, on that trip 2 years ago, we put Celebration Hotel into our GPS and we began to drive. We drove around in places around Orlando we'd never been to before and suddenly found ourselves on a pretty desolate road. It was pitch dark and it was starting to get a little scary. When we could see, we realized we were driving down a dirt road surrounded by orange groves. No lights, no homes, no nothing in sight. Soon, our GPS said "go straight ahead and GO OFF ROAD." It was then we knew for sure, we were not headed for Celebration. So our family joke about Celebration since then has been that if you try to head there, the GPS will take you "off road to be mugged or killed!"

So because of this, it took my family 2 years to "get over that" and want to try a visit to Celebration again.

So we had a very nice dinner at the bistro inside the Melia Hotel in Celebration. We had eaten there once before (its on the outskirts of Celebration, you can see it from Hwy. 192). I had a restaurant.com gift certificate for this place and once again, the food didn't disappoint. Sorry, I don't have any photos of this meal.

After dinner, we put the Celebration Hotel into our GPS once again and prayed. This time, based on the traffic going the same direction we were going it was obvious we were headed in the right direction this time. Let me tell you, Celebration was CROWDED!

It literally took about 30+ minutes to drive from the Melia to the downtown area of Celebration and then another 10 minutes or so to find a place to park. Now, normally this would probably be a 2-5 minute endeavor all told.

So, apparently we were NOT the only ones who knew of this wonderful town and their nightly "snow" downtown.

Once we parked and began strolling around, we were impressed! Let me just suffice it to say, it is now my goal to someday LIVE in Celebration, FL. Most beautiful town I've been to! In fact, DD20 and I went back a few days after Christmas and just drove around town during the day. Oh yeah, I wanna live here!

So, here are the photos from our wonderful night in Celebration.

DD's by the lake



The girls and I by the Celebration Town Christmas Tree



Town Center (where the snow falls)



They even had ice skating available. To me as a WI girl, "ice skating" on plastic seems odd, but the kids doing it seemed to be enjoying it. Plus, there was a long line to do it!



It's SNOWING!!





My girls by the fountain



Other activities included a train ride through town (LONG line for this)



Horse & carriage rides



They even had carolers wandering around



We also got ice cream from this adorable shop downtown (sorry no pics). AND then we wandered into the Celebration Hotel (it DOES exist GPS!). Gorgeous place!



Then we left. Overall, we spent 2 very pleasant hours at this event and enjoyed it very much. This will certainly be part of our Disney Christmas traditions in the future!

Up next - Hollywood Studios and the Osborne Family Lights!!
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We spent Christmas Eve day at Hollywood Studios and had such a great day!

We headed to the park right at opening time. DD20 and DH headed straight to TOT. Neither DD16 nor I wanted to ride it this time, so we said we'd get FP's for TSM. It was our intent to ride Toy Story Mania after getting the FP's, but the line was already getting long and when we turned around and saw these guys in the window and NO ONE waiting to get a photo with them, we decided we would.

Woody & Buzz...no waiting



Then, my lovely DD indulged me as I said let's just wander around and take some more photos while everyone else is scampering to get on rides, so we did. It was ideal! We wandered and took photos with virtually no one anywhere near us. When we did see others, we'd ask them to get a photo of the 2 of us and we'd do the same for their group. Here's the result:















Then we met up with DD20 and DH and used our FP's for TSM. We did a few other things too and then wound up in the Animation Building and saw Mickey! Since I was able to convince my girls to wear our "dorky matching shirts" that morning (I think they were just being nice because it was Christmas Eve), we HAD TO GO SEE MICKEY!





He LOVED our shirts!!

Then DD16 and DH headed off to see the Voyage of the Little Mermaid and DD20 and I got in line for Wreck It Ralph. While in college, DD20 lives with a family friend (actually the family of my old college roommate) and she had just seen Wreck It Ralph with their youngest DD and loved it.





Up next, lunch at 50's PTC!
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Looks like you all had a great time! We did Christmas at WDW several years ago and I would love to do it again now that my kids are older.
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