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Old 10-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #856
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I was curious just exactly where Castaway Cay was wrt the other Bahama Islands so I did a Wikipedia search.

I saw the picture below.



Is the beach really that busy when we're there?????
Yes it is really that busy on the family beach the adult only one not so much
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:41 PM   #857
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New to disboard but not to cruising!

Hi I have been a long time Disney Cruiser but have never participated in the Fish Extenders. So I thought it was about time! I will be traveling with my Mom and Uncle. This will be my Uncle's first Disney Cruise!! So I've been reading the threads and from what I understand I just need to send a message to mommywithtwins with our info?
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Okay, so it looks like I have to post 14 more times before I can contact her. Strange- but okay!
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My birthday is late November, so we have decided to celebrate my 30th on the cruise!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:45 PM   #860
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I love the December cruises! Christmas and Disney are my favorite things!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:46 PM   #861
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Tower-I've noticed the size of the beach crowd really depends on the time of year and weather. We've noticed it much more crowded in the summer months than winter months. It looks like that picture was taken right at the start of the family beach near the raft/snorkel rentals and that area can get crowded. There's plenty of room for everyone though.

We will have been on the Wonder or Magic the 1st week of December 4 years in a row and each year the weather has varied. In 2006, it was nice out and the water was a bit cool. In 2007 it was overcast and raining when we docked (they gave us free Disney ponchos) and it cleared up with in the 1st hour. The water was pretty chilly. It didn't stop people from going in and once you were in a couple minutes, you got used to it. Last year we could't dock the first day because the winds were too strong and the currents too strong. The next day we docked and it was gorgeous and the water felt much warmer than in 2007. We were there in February 2009 and it was freezing and the water was freezing. I took this picture and my boys were the only ones in the family beach even near the water:
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We are dvc members and are loving it! Talked my parents into buying more points at AKL. We will be staying there prior to the cruise!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:50 PM   #863
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I love the December cruises! Christmas and Disney are my favorite things!
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We have typically taken our cruises in May and December. Early May we have had cold weather but December has always been great. As for the crowd, people tend to stop at the first sight of the beach, just walk down a little bit more and it's less congested.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:54 PM   #865
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I am from Colorado, where we are currently getting light snow!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:58 PM   #866
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Have to admit that I have been reading the Dis boards for years. Guess I was just lurking around. It's always interesting the kind of info you can learn from here.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:06 PM   #867
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Ajstaud--You'll love AKL

Tower--here's a photo from August of 2008 I can't find any in photobucket from last December and I've reached my "storage limit" on it. I'll see if I can find one in another one of my upload accounts.

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Just at WDW, was able to attend the first Halloween party of the season! Fun times!/Users/Amanda/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Modified/2009/Roll 41/DSCN1618.JPG
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Did you find that buses run slow at AKL. We were a bit hesitant due to it being the furthest resort out and not as close to the other theme parks, but when we toured the models we fell in love.

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Did you find that buses run slow at AKL. We were a bit hesitant due to it being the furthest resort out and not as close to the other theme parks, but when we toured the models we fell in love.

How do you post pictures?
I have only taken Disney transportation when just DS8 and I go just the 2 of us for Star Wars weekends. When ds12 and dh come along we get a rental car. I don't trust myself enough to not get lost even with a GPS. Any how, we were at Kidani in June and I found the busses to be great--much better than when we've stayed at Pop Century or any of the moderate resorts. I just thought when we stayed at the other resorts, the busses seemed to take longer and were more crowded. We were first to get on the bus (before Jambo House) and first to get off the bus from the parks.

We'll be at MNSSHP on Halloween night and can't wait! We fly down 3 weeks tomorrow. We have a haunted hay ride scheduled that night at Ft. Wilderness after dinner at Chef Mickeys and hope to see Wishes while on the ride. We are staying in Kidani for 2 nights and trying out Bay Lake Towers the third/final night.

To post pictures, you have to first upload them to a site like photobucket and then copy and paste the IMG code.
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