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Old 11-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #3211
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Our fantastic vacation has come to an end. We are flying back home tonight.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #3212
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It goes by far too fast. Hope you had a wonderful time!
The vacation was absolutely amazing. On Thursday, I will start the process of downloading the photos and get started on the trip report.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #3213
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The vacation was absolutely amazing. On Thursday, I will start the process of downloading the photos and get started on the trip report.

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Can't wait to see it!! We are 13 days out...the excitement is getting crazy in this house!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #3214
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Nope. At least not in my opinion.

The elevator really makes the "commute" pretty painless. And the concierge rooms on the 4th floor are not really all that far from the lobby overlook (which is close to the elevator you have to use to get up to 6, where the lounge is). While it "sounds" far away to be 2 floors away...really, it's not that bad.

IMHO, it's actually a better set up, in some regards, than the "pre-DVC" setup. "Pre-DVC", the concierge rooms were spread out pretty much all over the fifth floor's Kudu and Zebra trails. It could be a MUCH longer walk to the elevator you use to access 6 than it is, now, for the "new" rooms on 4.

The downside is...the rooms are now a bit smaller (but comparable to WL CL rooms) than they were.
Thanks for the detailed description of the club area. I asked a few pages back, and got some responses, but would you (or do you) make any specific room requests when staying club? Is Zebra trail the way to go? Really hoping for a King bed, but not optimistic. Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:41 AM   #3215
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Thanks for the detailed description of the club area. I asked a few pages back, and got some responses, but would you (or do you) make any specific room requests when staying club? Is Zebra trail the way to go? Really hoping for a King bed, but not optimistic. Thanks!
I think the King CL rooms are few and far between. We've never stayed in one, so I'm not sure where they are.

Typically the CL rooms on 4 are pretty close to the central lobby overlook. Zebra gets you a tiny bit closer to the main elevator and the elevator down to the pool area, but not really that much. If that's important to you, that's a good request to make. Otherwise, there's really not enough differentiation between the two areas (and views) to make a recommendation on room requests.
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I think the King CL rooms are few and far between. We've never stayed in one, so I'm not sure where they are.

Typically the CL rooms on 4 are pretty close to the central lobby overlook. Zebra gets you a tiny bit closer to the main elevator and the elevator down to the pool area, but not really that much. If that's important to you, that's a good request to make. Otherwise, there's really not enough differentiation between the two areas (and views) to make a recommendation on room requests.
Thanks. I'll ask the IPO if king beds even exist in club, and if they do I'll make that request and won't worry about location. Thanks again!
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Has anyone here ever stay in a value studio? Will I notice a difference from a standard studio?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #3220
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Thanks. I'll ask the IPO if king beds even exist in club, and if they do I'll make that request and won't worry about location. Thanks again!
I would be curious to know this as well. A king bed would be great but I am the opposite and more concerned with the view. It's only for 2 nights a huge splurge for us so I will be way more bummed if I can't watch animals from my balcony while having breakfast than a big bed.
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Hey folks! We're set to leave in 11 days for AKL! And I am sooooo excited! We had a teaser trip last time with a split stay. Only one night at AKL is not enough!

So tomorrow we're going to try our first attempt at online checkin. Do y'all have any suggestions for requests? It will be (6 months pregnant), DH, and our DD (almost 3). We booked a standard view studio.

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We are planning and I have booked our next trip. August 5-9 @ AKL. Can't wait to go back. Really wanted to try BC and we know we can save money by going to POFQ (we like it too), but really love AKL so it looks like another trip to the lodge.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #3223
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Hey folks! We're set to leave in 11 days for AKL! And I am sooooo excited! We had a teaser trip last time with a split stay. Only one night at AKL is not enough!

So tomorrow we're going to try our first attempt at online checkin. Do y'all have any suggestions for requests? It will be (6 months pregnant), DH, and our DD (almost 3). We booked a standard view studio.

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Since you say studio, I guess that you have a DVC villa booked? The standard views should then be mostly the pool view rooms on Zebra trail as well as a few reclassified villas of sub-par savanna views (at the edge of the building). You might want to request close to the lobby in order to avoid a long walk to your room as I would guess you will be tired enough with all the walking you do in the parks. However, the rooms very close to the lobby will first have the roof above Boma in front of them and then the pool in the distance.
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Has anyone here ever stay in a value studio? Will I notice a difference from a standard studio?
From what I've heard the value is smaller than the standard, more like a regular hotel room.
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From what I've heard the value is smaller than the standard, more like a regular hotel room.
Great thanks! I had some extra DVC points to use up. It was either stay for a longer trip in a value or a shorter stay in a standard. I opted for the longer. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
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