I am now settling back in after a one week WDW extraviganza, and I thought I should share some pics! This trip was a little different for my family. First off, it was our first trip to WDW as DVC members. Second, we had a large group (3 adults and 5 kids!). Then some more craziness got thrown in as the trip was originally supposed to take place the last week of August and had to be rescheduled. I had a great trip planned in August. We had a week at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, reservations for Cinderell'as royal table (eat in the castle, Yaaah!) and a bunch of little extras thrown in for good measure. All was right with the world untill the last week of May. That's when Uncle Sam (my employer) said......no. for those of you who don't know, June-July is tranfer season for the military. I got a call from my new unit and they are getting ready to ship me all over soooooo......we had to reschedule at the last minute for the end of June. A quick call to DVC and we where now going much sooner. Unfortunately, with the last minute change, reservations where harder to come by. So we ended up with 1 night at the Beach Club, 5 nights at Saratoga Springs Resort, and one night at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
And with that wer start our trip...........
Welcome to the Beach Club Resort!
As I said, this would be our first time staying on DVC points, and so it was our first time seeing the Beach Club Villas.......
i love the entrance to the Beach club Villas, it's a beautifully themed "lobby", with lost of little hidden touches.
The shape of this table looks familiar
As does the shape of the vines in this rug
This is the fiesty young red-head that DVC has hired to guard the entrance to the Villas.
As for the room (2 bedroom villa), it was very nice. I still prefer the rooms of Beach Club proper, but the Villas still had some nice touches............
A map of Cape May graces the wall (for those of you who don't know, Cape May is the location of Coast Guard Boot Camp!)
Beach bound Mickey and freinds grace the curtins. They are subdued enough that they don't stand out, but they are there
So the plan was that after our 13 hour drive, we would check in to Beach Club, and spend the entire next day swimming and relaxing at the wonderfull pool (Stormalong Bay). This worked great, but before we could star swimming, we needed breakfast..........
Breakfast would be at the Beach Clubs maint eatery Cape May Cafe. Goofy, Minnie and Donald joined us in their beach attire.
after Breakfast we took a breif walk to activate our tickets (tickets purchased on a Military Base must be activated at a ticket booth prior to use, we did not want to do this at park opening the next day). We did this at EPCOT's back gate. The walk from Beach Club to EPCOT is wonderful. It really is a short walk (i would wager to say it's a longer walk from the room to the parking lot in a lot of Hotels). It is also a really quiet gate that is no where near as crowded as the front entrance. I would be hard pressed to tell you if the big advantage to the Beach Club was the pool, or access to this back gate.
The path to EPCOT
The back side of France
Sadly, we would not be using this entrance when we actually went to EPCOT.....but as they say in france......"pooop!"
In the mean time, it was time to use that great pool that we where here for.....
The Pirate ship is the water slide.
Well, I hate to do this (as we haven't even hit the parks yet ) But, I have to post the rest later......see you soon.