Aladdin & Jasmine - A Whole New World DISNEY J08
January 9-11

Boardwalk Villas (2 nights)
Boardwalk View

"Romantic Escape"
for Momma & Poppa

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Ever since our "grown-ups only" trip in April of '06, we knew this occasional getaway was a good thing for us. So when I suggested we squeeze one more trip out of the Annual Passes we purchased for our Jan. & Oct. '07 family trips, my better-half gave me the "go ahead"!

As it turns out, our passes would expire the weekend of the annual WDW Marathon, so I scheduled us in for the Wed-Fri prior to the weekend to avoid the crowds. We began to get nervous about this time period when we tried to book our room, and there were very few available rooms. In fact, I was not able to book Thursday night, until just weeks prior to our trip! Luckily, as good fortune would have it, our wait-list paid off. We ended up in the Boardwalk Villas (Boardwalk View) for both nights! Our first choice!

Like our trip last January, the weather was wonderful! Around 80, low humidity, and sunny! Perfect for park touring. Like the weather, everything else during our trip seemed to work out perfectly for our short trip! The flights were uneventful and on-time, we hardly had to wait at the airports, including a nice short wait for Magical Express. (M.E. has been much better this past year than our earlier experiences.) And...despite our difficulty securing a room early on...it turns out that the crowd levels in the parks were quite small!

The Boardwalk Villas were wonderful! Very similar to the Beach Club Villas (BCV), but the Boardwalk experience was very entertaining & romantic. From our 5th floor balcony, we could watch the fireworks of both Wishes & Illuminations! We would highly recommend BWV as an alternative to the Beach Club if you're not going to be swimming a lot. Stormalong Bay at the Beach & Yacht Clubs is still the best pool in WDW...hands down!

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Magical Express!
(almost there!)

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All checked-in!
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Stairs to the Boardwalk
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In to Epcot by Noon!
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We were pleasantly surprised to find Spaceship Earth open!
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This is a screenshot of the new ending...
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Silly!
Test Track queue
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Virginia's ready to roll!
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Movie of Test Track
(partial ride)

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  In the Mexican Pavilion
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Hi Donald!
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On to Norway...
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Japan drummers
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Some shots of our room
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180 view from balcony
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of Crescent Lake,
Yacht & Beach Clubs
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Epcot is just beyond
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Our towel char. greeting!
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Shots from the boat dock
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Our balcony,
just below the "Cr"

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Supper at Teppan Edo in Japan (Epcot)
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belly dancer @ Morocco
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Night shots of the Crescent Lake resorts from the bridge
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Illuminations from our balcony!
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Early start to Day 2
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Topiary depicting the
Pirates & Princesses at Magic Kingdom
Leave it all behind when you enter!
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A nostalgic walk -
Space Mountain queue

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Astro-Orbiter queue
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...from the ride
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Waiting for the rope-drop to Frontierland (opens 1hr. after park)
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POTC!!!
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Virginia is looking for something...
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Cinderella wears the crown...
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Castle from behind
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Lunch at the Columbia Harbour House has some "secret" rooms with views!

Hall of Presidents...
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Virginia's favorite...
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...do you know it?
Space Mountain
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Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA)
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Family Parade
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Grand Floridian
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Construction continues on the Contemporary Tower that is speculated to be a new DVC resort! (Rumor!)

Downtown Disney
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Click for Large Picture   Boardwalk Villas from the bridge to the Swan & Dolphin Resorts
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Scary Clown Pool! :-)
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Dinner at Morocco's Marrakesh
 
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Fun chair in BW atrium
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Hidden Mickey in the carpets...
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Char. Breakfast @ Cape May Cafe in Beach Club
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Click for Large Picture Rope-drop at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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3 times in-a-row!!!

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Great Movie Ride
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    High School Musical Parade
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The traveling piano...you'll see this on the Boardwalk at night!
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We decided to end our trip with a visit to Beaches & Cream!
Goodbye!
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