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Old 11-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #3001
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We just got back last night from AKL. We had a wonderful 10th anniversary trip. First time since our honeymoon without the kids. It was so much fun and a whole different type of trip. We had a wonderful room location. Close to the restaurants, lobby, and buses. We had a wonderful anniversary meal at Jiko. The weather was awesome and we couldn't have asked for nicer staff. Great time!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #3002
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We will be there next month too! Arriving December 9 at a Jambo studio. I know the buses stop at Kidani first, so are they ever full before coming to Jambo? Or will we just most likely be standing?

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I've never seen them too full.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #3003
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We get there on Dec 12th!! Can't wait!!
Me either. I am, by far, the most excited in the house. Another week or two and the kids should be on board.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:39 PM   #3004
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We will be there next month too! Arriving December 9 at a Jambo studio. I know the buses stop at Kidani first, so are they ever full before coming to Jambo? Or will we just most likely be standing?

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We were there in Aug and I don't remember them being standing room only.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #3005
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We just got back last night from AKL. We had a wonderful 10th anniversary trip. First time since our honeymoon without the kids. It was so much fun and a whole different type of trip. We had a wonderful room location. Close to the restaurants, lobby, and buses. We had a wonderful anniversary meal at Jiko. The weather was awesome and we couldn't have asked for nicer staff. Great time!
. Glad you had a good vacay. We have ADR for Jiko in January. Looking forward to dining there
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:34 AM   #3006
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Hey everyone! New to the AKL thread.

My wife and I are super excited to be (soon-to-be) owners at AKV. Our first trip under DVC is still 2.5 years away (wish it could be sooner, but commitments have been made). This past May when we first visited AKL, I knew that I would be able to get lost in that place for a day. Amazing place. Is it okay if I don't like Zebra Domes?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:04 AM   #3007
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I have just booked for October 2013!!

Our first time on site too! I am so excited. We ate and Boma and Sanaa last year and loved it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #3008
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Hey everyone! New to the AKL thread.

My wife and I are super excited to be (soon-to-be) owners at AKV. Our first trip under DVC is still 2.5 years away (wish it could be sooner, but commitments have been made). This past May when we first visited AKL, I knew that I would be able to get lost in that place for a day. Amazing place. Is it okay if I don't like Zebra Domes?
Congrats on your DVC purchase! "Welcome Home"! We consider DVC one of the best decisions we ever made!

There are several AKL/AKV regulars here who are NOT Zebra Dome fans -- that is allowed! As long as you LOVE AKL/AKV you belong here with us!


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I have just booked for October 2013!!

Our first time on site too! I am so excited. We ate and Boma and Sanaa last year and loved it.
Congrats on the booking! Lots of experts here if you have any questions.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:24 AM   #3009
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Does anyone know if there are any bathrobes in the non-DVC/concierge pool view rooms?
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:30 AM   #3010
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Just wondering a couple of things.
Is it possible to walk to AK from here?
We will have a car but I know it's not too far so would be nice to walk it if we can.

Also what is the best way to get to Wilderness Lodge and DTD. Is it easy to get there on Disney transport?

We haven't ever used the transportation as have always stayed off site.
But there might be a couple of time we want to have a few alcoholic drinks.

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Any other advice is welcomed.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #3011
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Does anyone know if there are any bathrobes in the non-DVC/concierge pool view rooms?
Club Level rooms, both DVC and non-DVC, do have bathrobes. Non-Club Level rooms do not. Is that what you were asking?


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Just wondering a couple of things.
Is it possible to walk to AK from here?
We will have a car but I know it's not too far so would be nice to walk it if we can.

Also what is the best way to get to Wilderness Lodge and DTD. Is it easy to get there on Disney transport?

We haven't ever used the transportation as have always stayed off site.
But there might be a couple of time we want to have a few alcoholic drinks.

Thanks!!

Any other advice is welcomed.
While it might be within walking distance, the area is not pedestrian friendly and you can not walk between the resort and the park.

The best way to WL and DTD would be the buses. The DTD bus stops at Jambo House first, then Kidani. The park buses all stop at Kidani first, then Jambo. For WL, there really is no direct way there. Easiest would be to take the MK bus, then the boat to WL.

Even when we have our car at WDW, we usually leave it parked at our resort the entire time and use Disney's transportation.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:00 AM   #3012
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I have a quick question...we are leaving in 5 days we were not going to do online check in. I read on another post not to if you were staying club level ..... I got an email from akl ipo yesterday and it said we could do checkin online.....so for the ones that stay cl what do you do
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:11 AM   #3013
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Hey everyone! New to the AKL thread.

My wife and I are super excited to be (soon-to-be) owners at AKV. Our first trip under DVC is still 2.5 years away (wish it could be sooner, but commitments have been made). This past May when we first visited AKL, I knew that I would be able to get lost in that place for a day. Amazing place. Is it okay if I don't like Zebra Domes?
Sure it's ok.....the cheesecake at Narcoosee's is what you wanna go for!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #3014
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Good morning all the poster and all the veterans out there...

I will be updating the list today.. if you want to be on the list let me know, dates and resort and i will post later today..
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:36 AM   #3015
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I have a quick question...we are leaving in 5 days we were not going to do online check in. I read on another post not to if you were staying club level ..... I got an email from akl ipo yesterday and it said we could do checkin online.....so for the ones that stay cl what do you do
When staying club level, we do not do online check in.
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