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Old 01-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Is AKL worth the money if you dont get a savannah view?

Without the chance of sighting animals from your balcony, is it worth the extra money to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge versus a mod resort?
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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Yes. Lots of public viewing spots, wonderful pools, ambiance, activities, cultural presentations, and food. I never spring for a Savannah view.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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we had a pool view and yes it is worth it if you can afford the extra money.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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I thought so.

I booked a pool view and got a view of the hot tub with people making out in it and I still think AKL was worth the money.

I did keep the curtains closed in my room the whole time after seeing those people though.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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My hubby and I stayed club level there in Jan of 2011 and really enjoyed it. My hubby is not a Disney person but goes along to make me happy. We spent a lot of time at the resort. Since we went during a slow time we were done with the parks around noon everyday. We spent the afternoons on the balcony watching all the animlas. We really liked the laid back peaceful atmosphere. I will admit if we hadn't of gotten a room discount there is no way we would have stayed there.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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Absolutely worth it IMO! I think the difference would be that I would spend less time on my own balcony and more time relaxing around the resort - in the rocking chairs on the public balconies and viewing areas - or may be more time around the pool. The resort is beautiful and has lots of great places to enjoy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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we stayed pool view and absolutely loved it there. worth every penny. can't wait to go back one day!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #8
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Yes

We have actually had a pool view once and a Savannah view another time. I prefer the pool view. The rooms are closer. Our Savannah room was sooo far away. I whined a lot
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:44 PM   #9
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We're staying at AKL for the first time next trip and we're soooo excited!! We booked "pool view" and I'm sure we will enjoy it.

Can't wait to go!!!

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #10
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Super happy i have a pool view room booked nxt month. Our first deluxe stay
This resort looks amazing. I would much rather be closer to the buses then savannah view.
Are the activities open to all? I havea 13year old who excited to do the cookie decorating.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #11
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We've stayed at AKL 3 times. Once with Savannah view and twice with standard views. We're not the type to sit and relax on the balcony so when we had a savannah view we spent probably 10-15 minutes a day there checking out the animals. AKL has so many great places to view the animals all around the resorts and that's where we did most of our viewing. Usually we'd be swimming at the pool and take breaks to check out the flamingos and savannah around the pool. That's even better than from your room because they have the guides there who can explain to you what kind of animals you're seeing and tell you more about their homeland (the guides are all from Africa and so it's great to hear about it straight from them!). AKL is my favorite resort on property- I'm not sure if there's any resort like it in the world! (I guess except for staying on the real African Savannah??)
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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Super happy i have a pool view room booked nxt month. Our first deluxe stay
This resort looks amazing. I would much rather be closer to the buses then savannah view.
Are the activities open to all? I havea 13year old who excited to do the cookie decorating.
Anyone can do the cookie decorating. We did it (three adults) when we had some extra time we needed to kill.
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