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Old 01-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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How slow is the transportation at AKL

We are thinking of booking at AKL but I am a little nervous about the transportation. What has everyone's experience been with this?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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We always stay there. It's been hit or miss for us. In September, the buses to DHS took FOREVER. If you just missed one, you wanted at least 30 minutes for the next one, which by that time, there was a long line and you had to practically shove your way on because people just walking up jumped the line and got on first and there was never enough room for everyone. The rest of the buses were good. In January (last year), no issues at all. We're going again in 2 weeks and staying there again. Hoping for an easy time again.

If you're staying at Jambo, you have to wait for the buses to go to Kidani first so there's always a chance they can be full when they get to you (except DTD, which is the opposite). A lot depends on when you're going with that.

All in all, we love the resort more than the bus problems so we continue to stay there and just leave earlier than we need to in order to get where we want to go.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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Honestly, we say there two times a year and have never had a horrible time. We go in summer and although fall is easier, we found that summer hasn't been bad either. The most we have ever waited is 20 minutes for a bus.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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We had great transportation. The ride to MK was about 20 minutes. The ride to the other parks was 5-10 minutes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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We stayed there for the first time this past summer. Heading in to our trip, I would say my biggest worry was what the transportation would be like. I was fearful that it would take forever to arrive, be forever to the parks, and be inconsistent (based on what a lot of people posted from past experiences). Thankfully, we had no problems at all. It was prompt and consistent every morning when we left, and it didn't take long to get to any of the parks. We did have to wait awhile for the buses on a couple of days that we went back to the hotel and returned to the park for a late afternoon (20-25 min.). I think that's not unusual for any resort though. Don't let the fear of the transportation worry you. It ended up being a great experience for us, and the resort was WONDERFUL!!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #6
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It was o.k. Just o.k. Not great but not awful either.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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We stayed at Kidani, always had a seat and never waited long for a bus. The ride to the park itself seemed on the longer side to me (except for AK obviously), but not much more than the other resorts we have stayed at.

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