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Trip Report **COMPLETED** It's My Mom's Birthday and We Will Stay DVC If We Want To

Doc Disney

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Original Poster
Hello everyone!
We just got back from the World on Saturday night so it's time to start my Trip Report!

Who?
My Mom (Mary) and myself Megan
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Where?
The Beach Club Villas! It was our first DVC stay (hence the title) and we loved it!
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When?
August 9-17, 2019

Why?
Also as the title indicates it was my Mom's Birthday!

Day 1 August 9, 2019
We stayed at a hotel across from the airport the night before since our flight was pretty early and it was cheaper than parking my car at the airport. Plus it was Southwest Points :) So, we got ourselves out of bed at 3:30 am 😴
I completely forgot I said I would make the sign we usually use for our trip so I grabbed some computer paper from the hotel printers and my Mom made a makeshift one :joyfull:
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Could not keep my eyes open so we ended up with this one :joyfull:
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The hotel said that they would have to put us in a taxi because their shuttle did not run between midnight and 5 am. I was worried about getting all of our luggage into a taxi but when we went up to the desk around 4 am they had the shuttle ready. Hooray!
The Southwest Counter was not open when we got to the airport but it opened within a few minutes. Our luggage was checked and TSA precheck was open so we made it through security very quickly.
We stopped for our usual breakfast of bagels but they only had one so we got a bagel and a croissant
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The croissant was not very good but we were good with just the bagel :)
We headed to our gate and the therapy dog Jake was there! He usually does not start until 9 am but his owner knew a family flying to Disney so he brought him in. Of course I had to get a picture
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Waiting to board our plane
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We boarded the plane super fast! We were in row 2!
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Gang is all here
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Magic Bands!
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The entire plane was boarded by 5:55 except 2 passengers - so we were 15 minutes ahead of schedule except that we had to wait for them for about 10 minutes. It was a bit annoying and we ended up leaving a little late.

Next up: more traveling
 
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Katiekitten

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I can't wait to read the rest of your report!
 

Doc Disney

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Original Poster
Day 1 continued
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The flight was very quick and we landed in Florida around 8:25 am :)
Fonorail time!
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You guys...where the heck is Mickey!?
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And Goofy ?!
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Bummer...if the store construction completely takes Mickey away I am going to be very sad.
Anyway, we made our way down to DME.
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We got right on the bus!
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And we left pretty quickly which was nice. We were the 3rd stop. The first was the Caribbean and it was the first time we saw the skyliner moving - it was super neat to see!
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The first thing we did at The Beachclub was change our credit cards around and the second thing we did was get a treat and some caffeine :hilarious:
My Mom got a Goofy cupcake (I think it was peanut butter and chocolate)
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Next up: more Day 1
 

Doc Disney

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Original Poster
Day 1 continued
I got this orange creamsicle vanilla treat
It was literally amazing! I love creamsicles and it tasted just like it
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What is weird about staying at a new resort is not knowing where anything is. I had to ask a CM (the Captain in the lobby actually :joyfull: ) where the Marketplace is :)
Anyway, I did at least know where the bus stop was so we headed over there. We made it just in time to squeeze onto the MK bus. We were very lucky with timing this day :)
We stopped for a PP picture right away
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I feel like we wandered around a bit
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Merida had a short wait and we never met her before so we decided to jump in line.
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She was cool to meet and it was a Disney Check :)
We stopped for another PP picture after this at the Wishing Well. So happy to be able enjoy this area without smokers to be honest.
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Next up: more MK
 

Rista1313

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Day 1 continued
I got this orange creamsicle vanilla treat
It was literally amazing! I love creamsicles and it tasted just like it
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What is weird about staying at a new resort is not knowing where anything is. I had to ask a CM (the Captain in the lobby actually :joyfull: ) where the Marketplace is :)
Anyway, I did at least know where the bus stop was so we headed over there. We made it just in time to squeeze onto the MK bus. We were very lucky with timing this day :)
We stopped for a PP picture right away
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I feel like we wandered around a bit
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Merida had a short wait and we never met her before so we decided to jump in line.
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She was cool to meet and it was a Disney Check :)
We stopped for another PP picture after this at the Wishing Well. So happy to be able enjoy this area without smokers to be honest.
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Next up: more MK
This last 2 PP pics made me laugh... @Tuvalu... you weren't the only one!
 

carriehpotter

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Yay! I'm in! We just stayed at the Beach Club Villas for my 30th birthday in April for the first time and we loved it! I hope you did, too! (Also, I got the same DVC MB for my dad and I's upcoming trip :)) Happy Belated Birthday to your mom!
 
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