I got Aulani!!

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I got Aulani!!
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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 11:04am

I turn 50 next year.  :(   It seemed fitting since I spent my 49th birthday in the 49th state, that I spend my 50th birthday in Hawaii.  Besides, i went to High School on Oahu and would like to see how much it's changed in 30+ years.

I booked a cruise with NCL that leaves out of Oahu - and I wanted to add Aulani, but I really wanted the DVC side so we could have a ktichen and a washer/dryer.    I've been on the waiting list since June.   Being DVC they could rent points out at 11 months prior if someone with Aulani points gave them up.   Otherwise I had to wait for 7 months out, at which point any DVC property points could be used.

I got an email last night they had points. . .and today I got my confirmation!  We now have a 2 bedroom w/ocean view for 4 days/3 nights before our cruise at Aulani!

I'm so excited.   I tried gushing to John . .who basically said "okay, I'm glad you got your hotel".  LOL.  So I don't think he quite gets how excited I am.   

Oh. .  I'm excited about Aulani & the Hawaiian cruise. . .not about turning 50.   Just to be clear.   :D

 

 

 

  

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 2:44pm

That is wonderful Deb!!!  I am so excited for you.  How cool that you spent 49 in the 49th state and will spend 50 in the 50th state!!!  That is very very neat to me.  

Did you rent directly from Disney?  I'm always tempted by the 3rd party rental agency but haven't actually used it yet...

Now this will be a trip report you'll have to share!!!!

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 4:56pm

Thank you Melissa.   I don't get why John couldn't understand the excitement.  It's Aulani a/k/a Disney!   :)  

I went through Dave's DVC Rental.    They had good reviews, and were even mentioned on Mousesavers & in Passporter.  I would have been too nervous to rent directly from a stranger and have them back out or something.   I mean I sure don't want to fly that far just to find out we have no room to lay our heads for a few days.

 

 

  

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:38am

That's awesome!!!  Dave's is what I've looked into too.  I am so excited for you, what a perfect place that will be to celebrate!

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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 11:37am
The trip sounds amazing!!!! Can't wait to hear about it! I love/miss Hawaii, too!

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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 2:46pm

That's great news!  I cannot wait to hear how it goes.  I listened to a good podcast on passporter about someone's stay there; definitely recommend that you listen to it.  It was probably this summer, and their descriptions are pretty good.

And I never thought you were excited about the turning 50 part LOL!

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 9:44am
Oh, man - I am soooo far behind! Can't believe I didn't see this - very excited for you!! What a great trip! Would love to sneak away in your suitcase! :D

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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 3:44pm

Thanks Val.   I'm looking forward to it.

Don't know if you saw it yet or not, but Yuliya is at DisneyLand Paris as we type.  :)    Should be a fun trip report to read when she gets back!