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Old 07-06-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Video trip report: HHI - BC - VWL

To celebrate my twin girls finishing up kindergarten, we went to, where else - WDW.

We drove down from our home near Charlotte to spend three nights at HHI (where we own). We then spent two nights at Beach Club and a final night at VWL.

  • Hilton Head is always so relaxing, the cast members were great. Saw fireworks show from the waterway (every Tuesday during the summer). Found a new place to eat called Java Burrito. It was fantastic, look it up.
  • Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club is definitely our favorite pool. Beach Club was great, ate at Beaches n Cream before they close for renovations
  • Wilderness Lodge is one of my favorite resorts. The newish DVC pool area is nice, quieter than the other pool
  • Rode in a Minnie Van for the first time - Good experience and probably saved us 30 minutes park time
  • The parks were good, not super crowded. Nothing really new since our previous trip, so we hit our favorite rides and tried some new food offerings. My girls still wanted to meet some princesses, and I fear that won't last much longer. They had some great, sweet interactions with the characters we met.

  • Nothing too bad sticks out. 3 resorts in a week can get hectic packing up, but my girls are troopers.
  • We were at the END of the long, long hallway at VWL. Talk about a haul when you are tired
  • It seems the summer tourist crowds can be some of the most clueless. As in, waiting for rope drop in Liberty Square and no fewer than 6 moms cut to the front of the line only to be told that Be Our Guest breakfast reservations were on the OTHER side of the castle

Anyway, we had a great trip, and I always enjoy making recap videos to share with family and friends. If you care to check out the latest video, please checkout the link!

Link: https://youtu.be/Gl4vo5vWPeg

And if there is any interest, I can post links to previous trip recaps. Sorry if I've overstayed my welcome!
Own at HHI
June 2015 - SSR
May 2016 - Poly
January 2017 - VWL
May 2017 - HHI, BLT, YC
Sept 2017 - Contemporary
Nov 2017 - Pop Century
Jan 2018 - AKL, BLT
April 2018 - Offsite
August 2018 - Poly
Sept 2018 - All-Star Music
June 2019 - VWL
Jan 2020 - BWV
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:56 PM   #2
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Your twins are adorable! Such a cute video. Looks like everyone had a great time! Thanks for sharing the link and for your review. HHI is still on my “to-do” list.
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:51 PM   #3
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Loved the video. Your girls are adorable. Thank you for sharing.
Nov. 2019 - BCV - Daughter's Disney Fairy Tale Wedding,
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:47 PM   #4
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Very cute! Well done, indeed.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:59 PM   #5
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great video!

now I want to check out HHI.
Home Resorts: BLT, SSR, BCV
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:54 PM   #6
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What a great video memory you made! Treasure these moments, they're over in the blink of an eye.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:54 PM   #7
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Very nice video looks like a great time......!!!

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Old 07-14-2019, 07:54 PM   #8
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Fun video! What did you use to shoot the footage?
2019 ~ PVB, PVB, SSR, DLP, BCV, BCV, HHI, BWI, PVB, AUL; 2018 ~ PVB & King Kamehameha Club Level (yes, totally worth it!), BLT; BCV; PVB; BWV; PVB; BLT; PVB; 2017 ~ SOG, PVB, BLT, PVB, AUL; 2016 ~ DLP, SOG; 2015 ~ DLR, SOG; 2014 ~ DLR, SOG; 2013 ~ BCV, VWL, AKV, SSR; 2012 ~ DLR, SOG; 2011 ~ DLR, SOG; 2010 ~ BCV, BWV; 2009 ~ BCV, BWV, OKW; 2008 ~ Poly; 2007 ~ POP, CSR, VBO; 2006 ~ DLR; 2005 ~ BWV, SOG, VWL, DLR; 2004 ~ SOG; 2003 ~ GF, Poly, Cont; 2002 ~ OKW; 2001 ~ THV; 1990s ~ All Star Sports; 1980s ~ Fort Wilderness, Contemporary
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:32 PM   #9
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Adorable twins you have!
Looks like it was a great trip! Thanks for sharing with us.

Enjoyed your editing.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:36 PM   #10
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