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Old 02-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Club Level Rm with a Non-club level traveller?

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We will be staying club level at AKL in Sept. We booked because it wasn't that much more than a bunk bed Aruhsa and we (and our small kids) are light eaters so thought we would take advantage of the CL food offerings.

That being said, my mother has decided to join us on our trip, but I believe she's just getting a standard AKL room. Is it OK if she joins us in the club? I don't want to be shady about it, and know she's not paying the premium, but if I bring her along for a bowl of cereal, is anyone going to say anything?

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If mom is not staying Club Level, she is not entitled to Club Level perks. Sorry.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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Hello,

We will be staying club level at AKL in Sept. We booked because it wasn't that much more than a bunk bed Aruhsa and we (and our small kids) are light eaters so thought we would take advantage of the CL food offerings.

That being said, my mother has decided to join us on our trip, but I believe she's just getting a standard AKL room. Is it OK if she joins us in the club? I don't want to be shady about it, and know she's not paying the premium, but if I bring her along for a bowl of cereal, is anyone going to say anything?

Thanks.
If you are staying in a room that has an occupancy limit of 5, check her in to your room. She can still check into her second room, and then she is officially welcome at the Club.
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If you are staying in a room that has an occupancy limit of 5, check her in to your room. She can still check into her second room, and then she is officially welcome at the Club.
but they will charge her an adult fee each night of occupancy once two adults are on the reservation.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for helping me work through this.

I don't want her to pay xtra and get a club room just because we are, BUT we are traveling together so it would be nice to BE together, esp with the kiddos.

We have 2 adults, 1 child and a 1yr old in our room, so technically there's only 3 of us, as I think babe doesn't count. I don't want to pay an extra fee for mom the whole time as we won't be doing this EVERY morning, and I don't think it would be worth the extra price...

So it's tight security huh?
No worries. If we want to have a bite with her in the morning or afternoon, we'll just take food and eat in our room while we glare at the safari animals. It's not so bad!
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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She can hang out in our room, can't she?!
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:11 PM   #7
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She can hang out in our room, can't she?!
Sure, your room won't be on the same floor as the Concierge Lounge. That is on the sixth floor. Your room will be on the fourth floor.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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She can hang out in our room, can't she?!
yes. we even stayed yc cl which is on the same floor as the lounge and you need to scan your key in the elevator to even get up to the 5th flr but they never checked us once we were up there. We only had who was on the reservation and they do greet you by name, so if I had someone extra they might have known
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Thanks everyone for helping me work through this.

I don't want her to pay xtra and get a club room just because we are, BUT we are traveling together so it would be nice to BE together, esp with the kiddos.

We have 2 adults, 1 child and a 1yr old in our room, so technically there's only 3 of us, as I think babe doesn't count. I don't want to pay an extra fee for mom the whole time as we won't be doing this EVERY morning, and I don't think it would be worth the extra price...

So it's tight security huh?
No worries. If we want to have a bite with her in the morning or afternoon, we'll just take food and eat in our room while we glare at the safari animals. It's not so bad!
to pay $25 + tax a night, it is much cheaper to just have you mom buy breakfast some where. Heck it would be cheaper for her to do a ts for breakfast with tip lol.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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I've stayed Club at AKL & CR. Some of the Concierges' remember all the Club level guests. You can take your food back to you room. I used to get our B/fast while my dd was getting ready. We'd eat on our balcony watching the animals. The CL lounge is nice, but no real "view".
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Thanks everyone for helping me work through this.

I don't want her to pay xtra and get a club room just because we are, BUT we are traveling together so it would be nice to BE together, esp with the kiddos.

We have 2 adults, 1 child and a 1yr old in our room, so technically there's only 3 of us, as I think babe doesn't count. I don't want to pay an extra fee for mom the whole time as we won't be doing this EVERY morning, and I don't think it would be worth the extra price...

So it's tight security huh?
No worries. If we want to have a bite with her in the morning or afternoon, we'll just take food and eat in our room while we glare at the safari animals. It's not so bad!
Just think if everyone did this though. Johnnie and Sue area staying AKL concierge but their parents aren't. So, it's Johnnie and Sue plus 4 in laws etc. You can see how this can really add up.

While you may not get "caught" it is against the rules for those not saying Concierge at AKL to use the lounge.

As you stated, she can come to your room and since you are all staying at AK you can all use the pool as well.

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #12
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It's funny that some posters are suggesting I withhold information from my mom about our club level perk, however taking a bagel from club level and withholding info (from complete strangers who it probably wouldn't even harm and wouldn't even care) about who the bagel is for is an absolute no-no. Interesting......
Just trying to keep it going.

FYI I called concierge and they said it was no problem if she joined us a day or 2 for a snack if she is traveling with us, and because she is only 1 person. They said it's really no big deal. I guess the real Disney police aren't as strict as the ones on this board.
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If you are staying in a room that has an occupancy limit of 5, check her in to your room. She can still check into her second room, and then she is officially welcome at the Club.
akl limit is 4 plus one under 3
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Hello,

We will be staying club level at AKL in Sept. We booked because it wasn't that much more than a bunk bed Aruhsa and we (and our small kids) are light eaters so thought we would take advantage of the CL food offerings.

That being said, my mother has decided to join us on our trip, but I believe she's just getting a standard AKL room. Is it OK if she joins us in the club? I don't want to be shady about it, and know she's not paying the premium, but if I bring her along for a bowl of cereal, is anyone going to say anything?

Thanks.
Why not be the hero to your mom and pay to upgrade her reservation to CL, too?
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Why not be the hero to your mom and pay to upgrade her reservation to CL, too?
Ouch rude.
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