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Old 12-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #106
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Yay! You are at AKL! In a weird way I prefer the food courts at the Deluxes because they are smaller and less overwhelming. But ya...if you had to eat there everyday it would get old!

I love The Mara's African Soup. YUM.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #107
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Your pictures of AKL make me homesick! I just love that resort !

I didn't really care for the zebra domes, maybe it was the white chocolate.

The baby pool was a good size for the wee ones. We went out every morning around 7 to use the hot tub. Loved it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #108
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AKL is on the list of places to stay soon!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #109
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Did you try the African Stew in a bread bowl? That wasn't too bad, but the food court food tends to suck anyway.
I did not. I kind of forgot they had that and I knew I had to get something Claire would like and that we would most likely share.

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Yay! You are at AKL! In a weird way I prefer the food courts at the Deluxes because they are smaller and less overwhelming. But ya...if you had to eat there everyday it would get old!

I love The Mara's African Soup. YUM.
The variety just was not good and Claire is pretty picky and wil leat limited things. I can be at times too. I HATED the food court at AoA though. Terribel selections.

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Your pictures of AKL make me homesick! I just love that resort !

I didn't really care for the zebra domes, maybe it was the white chocolate.

The baby pool was a good size for the wee ones. We went out every morning around 7 to use the hot tub. Loved it.
We loved it there. I took a LOT of pictures too

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #110
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Trying to keep up with all your reports, now I'm not even sure which one I introduced myself on.

AKL is on my list of dream Disney resorts for sure, all the little details win me over. I love the ceiling decorations in the food court.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #111
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It has been several years since I last went to AKL. I don't think Tyler has ever been there. I might try to squeeze in a trip to AKL if we can fit it in. So many things on my list for this trip. But your pictures make me want to go back again. I want to try out the zebra domes. I'm not a fan of white chocolate though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #112
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finally over here - All caught up.


What a journey..... AKL was the only place I think where my room was not ready right away. Or at least wasn't ready when I WAS ready for the room.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:37 AM   #113
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I am repeating myself, but I LOVE all the photos you take. Takes me right back to our stays at AKL! We loved it there too.
Unfortunately the mentioned African Stew in a breadbowl is no more. They serve it with rice now and it's not as yummy as in the breadbowl - has to do with the "soaked" breadbowl, which was delish.
I am pretty glad you liked the Zebradomes - I remember the discussion about them in one of your threads. I have yet to try the new ones. Whenever we go and eat at the Mara, I never seem to feel like I would like some!
Thanks for another great update!
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Love the AKL pics! Makes me miss it even more!

Glad you liked the Zebra Domes.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #115
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I love your photos of AKL and I am glad that you liked the Zebra Domes.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #116
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Got to love the AKL! We still can't take ANY trip there without stopping by Boma.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:32 PM   #117
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Loving your photos of AKL! I have never been over there so I love seeing the photos of the inside! I agree there isn't much of a selection at the Deluxes. Probably because they all have full service restaurants. Although I wasn't overly thrilled with the food court at Pop either.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #118
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Well I have been totally ignoring Dis today. I found a super deal on American Girl dolls. There was a rprmo to get 2 of the dolls with book and accessories selling at $124-129 for each doll and the sale was $50 each. This is an unheard of price for these dolls. I bougt 2 of the 1 doll, 1 for Claire and one for my niece and then I thought about it and went back and bought the other dollfor Claire too. I basically got all 3 dolls with shipping for not much more than the full cost of one doll with shipping.
I have been on an excitement high all morning.

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Trying to keep up with all your reports, now I'm not even sure which one I introduced myself on.

AKL is on my list of dream Disney resorts for sure, all the little details win me over. I love the ceiling decorations in the food court.
I can't keep up either half the time. It might be a day ro two before I post an update on either, so you got some time to breath.

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It has been several years since I last went to AKL. I don't think Tyler has ever been there. I might try to squeeze in a trip to AKL if we can fit it in. So many things on my list for this trip. But your pictures make me want to go back again. I want to try out the zebra domes. I'm not a fan of white chocolate though.
It was so pretty there. I always put things liek that on my list too and don't make it to half of them. The chip and Day sing along is always on my list and I have yet to make there.

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What a journey..... AKL was the only place I think where my room was not ready right away. Or at least wasn't ready when I WAS ready for the room.
I am way behind on yours too. Not a single place was ready for me this time...except Residence Inn but we arrived in the evening there.

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I am repeating myself, but I LOVE all the photos you take. Takes me right back to our stays at AKL! We loved it there too.
Unfortunately the mentioned African Stew in a breadbowl is no more. They serve it with rice now and it's not as yummy as in the breadbowl - has to do with the "soaked" breadbowl, which was delish.
I am pretty glad you liked the Zebradomes - I remember the discussion about them in one of your threads. I have yet to try the new ones. Whenever we go and eat at the Mara, I never seem to feel like I would like some!
Thanks for another great update!
Ok, good to know about the stew. I remember seeing it on an all ears menu, but I think I blocked it out knowing that Claire probably wouldn't care for it.

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Love the AKL pics! Makes me miss it even more!

Glad you liked the Zebra Domes.
I remember your pictures. It got me hooked.

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I love your photos of AKL and I am glad that you liked the Zebra Domes.

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Got to love the AKL! We still can't take ANY trip there without stopping by Boma.
We tried Boma too. Stay tuned for that update...which will probably be awhile

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Loving your photos of AKL! I have never been over there so I love seeing the photos of the inside! I agree there isn't much of a selection at the Deluxes. Probably because they all have full service restaurants. Although I wasn't overly thrilled with the food court at Pop either.
I do like Pops food, but not all of it. Most of it is good though. And I like the slection. Mara had like half of that.
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Well I have been totally ignoring Dis today. I found a super deal on American Girl dolls. There was a rprmo to get 2 of the dolls with book and accessories selling at $124-129 for each doll and the sale was $50 each. This is an unheard of price for these dolls. I bougt 2 of the 1 doll, 1 for Claire and one for my niece and then I thought about it and went back and bought the other dollfor Claire too. I basically got all 3 dolls with shipping for not much more than the full cost of one doll with shipping.
I have been on an excitement high all morning.

I can't keep up either half the time. It might be a day ro two before I post an update on either, so you got some time to breath.

It was so pretty there. I always put things liek that on my list too and don't make it to half of them. The chip and Day sing along is always on my list and I have yet to make there.

I am way behind on yours too. Not a single place was ready for me this time...except Residence Inn but we arrived in the evening there.

Ok, good to know about the stew. I remember seeing it on an all ears menu, but I think I blocked it out knowing that Claire probably wouldn't care for it.

I remember your pictures. It got me hooked.

Yep, we would get them again. not gross like I thought they would be.

We tried Boma too. Stay tuned for that update...which will probably be awhile

I do like Pops food, but not all of it. Most of it is good though. And I like the slection. Mara had like half of that.
My wife tried to get two dolls and they sold out between the time she put them in her cart and checking out. So very sad.
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My wife tried to get two dolls and they sold out between the time she put them in her cart and checking out. So very sad.
I had heard this happened to a lot of people. I happened to be on the right board at the right time and someone found the code out about 8 AM so I got mine bought before they even went on air on the Today show. One of the best deals I ever got I think. Just becuase they are so popular and never have sales on the dolls, I thought for sure I would have no chance.
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