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Old 01-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #16
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Yeah, you started on your TR! I am definitely in...looking forward to reading the rest!
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #17
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Yeah, you started on your TR! I am definitely in...looking forward to reading the rest!
Glad you found it!

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #18
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We hop off the bus, and I have to say, I was awestruck by the entrance to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It even smelled rustic. Josh told me I was crazy when I told him it even SMELLED like Africa, but he smiled, so maybe he thought so too!

I was so excited I was almost bursting as we walked across the covered entrance, and up to the door.

The door is where I saw this:


A nice cast member saw me taking a photo, and offered to take one of Josh and I!


We proceeded into the lobby, where I was again stopped in my tracks. I had looked at hundreds of photos, but I was just amazed.

We had a wonderful check in, where we were told that we had been placed on the Arusha Savanna. The woman checking us in told us that this was considered an upgrade, and that we would see lots of great animals there! She also gave us two anniversary buttons, and sent us on our way very quickly! She kept laughing, because I was just so excited!

We then took the elevator to the 5th floor and wandered to room 5529, our “home” for the next 6 nights!!

Josh opening the door!


And now to bore you to tears with the first set of way too many photos of our room:

The towel Mickey!


View from the door


Dresser/TV stand, the wood work is so nice!!


View from the couch


Table with all the magical information!


Bathroom sink area (that I would quickly cover in all my stuff)


Kitchenette
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Look at how cute these tiles are!!


The door (oh yes, I took a photo of the door)


Bathroom


Cute little towel animal with a Welcome Home card.


PHEW!!! Thank goodness I did all the cute detail shots later!!!!

Anywho, back to the story.


After I finished taking the photos ( I wouldn’t let Josh set anything down till I got them) we opened the curtain and looked out onto the balcony! We could see a cattle thing (technical name) laying in the grass!!
It was WAY too dark to get a photo, so you will have to trust me, and you will have to wait for our first day to get to see our view!!

Now how about some dinner?

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #19
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I LOVE that feeling of walking into AKL. And I know that smell. Its the smell of paradise. Its our absolute most favorite place to stay, ever.
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I love the impressive themed lobby area of AKL and the African music playing in the background.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #21
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Hope you don't mind me subbing in! You had me at the "let's be spontaneous" title!! I'm sorry to hear about Lucky I freak out when my pups get sick so I can't imagine that happening right before leaving for vacation!! Glad he's better
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #22
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I also MUST ask...where did you get your suitcases?! I can't find Mickey suitcases anywhere!
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #23
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I LOVE that feeling of walking into AKL. And I know that smell. Its the smell of paradise. Its our absolute most favorite place to stay, ever.
We are already talking about going again!

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I love the impressive themed lobby area of AKL and the African music playing in the background.
I love how they also play the music in the animal viewing areas. It's the little touches!


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Hope you don't mind me subbing in! You had me at the "let's be spontaneous" title!! I'm sorry to hear about Lucky I freak out when my pups get sick so I can't imagine that happening right before leaving for vacation!! Glad he's better
I am so glad you are subbing in!! We were so upset about dogdog, this was the first emergency vet visit we have had to make! We have 2 cats and the dog, so I guess we are lucky that this is the first time!

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I also MUST ask...where did you get your suitcases?! I can't find Mickey suitcases anywhere!

My sister sent them to me back in 2008. She got them online. I LOVE them, but they are really starting to show their age (I like to travel!!). The zipper on the large bag went on our last trip

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Old 01-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #24
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. Hey munchkin! I love the pictures! It's fun that people still ask about the luggage
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:19 AM   #25
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I'm lovin' your trip reports so far girlie!Its so fun to read the reports of someone you actually"know"

Staying at the AK is my next big goal.....well, there or the Poly
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #26
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Staying at the AK is my next big goal.....well, there or the Poly

Glad you are reading along!!!! I love having DIS friends that I have gotten to know so well!

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Old 01-23-2012, 07:13 AM   #27
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Wow... you have to sit around the airport for 5 hours... here's $5 to make it all better!

I'm sorry about your difficulties getting to Florida. At least you made it there safely and had a pretty nice place to enjoy once you got there.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #28
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Wow... you have to sit around the airport for 5 hours... here's $5 to make it all better!

I'm sorry about your difficulties getting to Florida. At least you made it there safely and had a pretty nice place to enjoy once you got there.

Josh was not impressed with the $5, You can't really buy lunch for that

We were glad we got there as well!! The story gets better soon!!

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Old 01-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #29
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Joining In!! Poor Lucky!!! I'm sure everything ended up alright with him, right? Thank God you had a good dog sitter that you trust to take care of him! He is adorable and I love that you call him Dog Dog... so cute.

AKL is just so gorgeous. It is a must-do on all of our trips to visit even if we don't stay there. Your room is so beautiful!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #30
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