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Old 10-17-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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For me it is the theming and imagineering at AKL that makes it magical - . I mean a hotel where there are giraffes outside your balcony is not something anyone does every day - unique it definitely is - and beautiful. If you think you would enjoy the theme of the resort and the animal experience - go for it - AKL is one of a kind!

Otherwise the GF and BWI have got elegance and convenience on their side! The GF, BWI and AKL are my favorite resorts! So glad DVC will be at all three of these!
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #17
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We loved AKL Jambo house. I loved the relaxing feeling of the resort. You could sit in the rocking chairs off the lobby and let your toddler look out at the animals. The zero depth entry pool was the scene of toddler games with the activity staff. Bomba's is amazing, I love the soup and salad bar there, wish I was there now! We were upgraded to a Savannah view, the kids loved it everytime we looked out the window we had a new view! The night vision goggles are fun to. Have fun!
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #18
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We loved AKL. And while it might not be "close" to MK, the buses were never a big issue. My kids liked riding the buses and you can't beat all that AKL has to offer. The animals are amazing to watch, the staff goes above and beyond..you can spend hours roaming the property and be awed at the sights. The pool is terrific, the restaurants are excellent...I could go on and on......
We got the upgrade to Savannah both times we stayed there...and we saw animals out our baconly pretty much all the time......again, we had no complaints about our stay last summer...
We are going to try BC this coming summer, not for any other reason but to try something new....I think my kids will miss the giraffes that they saw every day LOL!
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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You guys that got upgraded to savannah view...did you have standard view booked?
It seems they upgrade more frequently here than other resorts. I have a pool view currently booked. But gawsh, I sure would love a savannah
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