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Old 02-14-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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Please Help!!! Which Resort?

Looking to be making reservations for Christmas time and trying to decide between AKL and SSR. Which resort would you prefer for a family of 3?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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I heard that the WL is beautiful during Xmas. I don't know much about SSR. But AKL has a impressive lobby. I would love too see it during Xmas. U can YouTube it to see video of the lobbies for the time of year you are going in. All ears has great pictures also

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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I would probably choose AKL, especially if one of your three is a smaller child (as in, not a preteen or teenager). SSR is lovely, actually really like it myself, but it is kind of like staying in an upscale apartment complex rather than a highly themed resort like AKL, where there are animals and African art and a more energetic vibe in general.
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AKL. I have had terrible experiences at ssr. AKL is beautiful and I miss it. I have one too many babies to fit there anymore.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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If your child loves animals do AKL. It's absolutely amazing, you will love it there.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:47 PM   #6
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AKL is absolutely beautiful at Christmas! I would also stay there because the multiple bus stops as SSR would drive me crazy. The AKL buses only stop at Jambo House and Kidani.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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My choice would be AKL. We've never stayed at SSR, but we love AKL. The resort is quiet (IMO) and is beautiful when decorated for the holidays.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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SSR is huge, I'd pick AKL too! We had 2 great stays there. And at Christmas I'd take a look at WL too.
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Aug 2003 WDW Marriott Courtyard, [B]Aug 2005 [/BSeaWorld, Universal, Busch Gardens Hilton Garden Inn, ]Aug 2007 WDW CBR, Jan 2008WDW WL, Aug 2008St. Pete Beach, Universal-HRH, Sea Workd & Aquatica- Hyatt Place & Doubletree, Jan 2009WDW AKL, Aug 2009Key West Sheraton Suites, Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn, & WDW POR/WL, Jan 2010WDW Poly, Jan 2011WDW POR, Aug 2011WDW POR/BC CL, Jan 2012WDW WL, Aug 2012AKL CL, Jan. 2013POFQ Aug. 2013 WDW Pop, GF, YC Jan 2014POR, Aug 2014 Universal Portofino Bay, & WDW GF,

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:36 PM   #9
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AKL for sure!
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #10
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We have stayed at AKL and really enjoyed it. Though we never stayed at SSR I think it's way to big and doesn't have the Disney feeling. Between the two I would definitely pick AKL!
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