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Old 12-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #3241
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Omg a lot of ppl getting ready to go!!! so excited for ya'll. So i've got a secret...I haven't told anyone yet... I've bought a 4' pre lit tree (used but in really good shape)and have managed to hide it in my suitcase. We aren't getting a real tree this year as we won't be here on cmas. But the kids are a bit disappointed to not be decorating a tree this year. I thought i'd surprise them. I plan on leaving it in the room...do you think mousekeeping will get rid of it or leave it for the next person? i'd hate to leave it just to have it tossed... What do ya'll think should i leave it or bring it back home?
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Yay! We are 5 days away from getting married at Disney!!! But 4 days away from leaving for Disney!!! We are staying 4 nights at Grand Floridian with a theme park view then we are switching to AKL for 3 nights! We can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #3243
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We leave tomorrow.

If anything wants to see pictures of anything specific, or needs a specific piece of information about the resort (schedule, etc), post here. I won't actually be at AKV til Thursday, but I'll try to check in to the thread and provide whatever is requested.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #3244
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #3245
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Yay! We are 5 days away from getting married at Disney!!! But 4 days away from leaving for Disney!!! We are staying 4 nights at Grand Floridian with a theme park view then we are switching to AKL for 3 nights! We can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. This sounds really magical.

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #3246
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Hi, could someone help me with the diffrence between: Standard Room with Bunk Beds, Arusha Savanna View, and Kilimanjaro Club Level with Concierge Service - Standard Room. Heres what the disney website says. We stayed Bunk bed Arusha view in October, & it was AMAZING. Just wondering why Club level/concierge is slightly cheaper. It says you get Arusha savanna view, & can choose queen with bunkbeds. And you also get Secure key access to the Club Level Lounge, which serves refreshments from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. That would be a plus! We just had such a great room/view where we stayed last time, I wouldn't want to change it up for next time with out knowing all the facts. Our room last time was just a super short walk right past the lobby!


Standard Room with Bunk Beds, Arusha Savanna View $405

View of the Arusha savanna of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge wildlife reserve
Additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than 2 adults, except in Suites and rooms with King beds.
One queen-size bed and bunk beds
Table and chairs
Ceiling fan
Private balcony
Vanity area with 2 sinks and bath
Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available
All rooms are non-smoking
In-room safe
Voice mail
Complimentary WiFi
Hairdryer
Iron, ironing board
Coffeemaker
Refrigerator
Pack 'n Play® playard
Full-size crib available upon request

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Kilimanjaro Club Level with Concierge Service - Standard Room $385.00

Club Level standard room offers a view of Arusha savanna at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2 queen-size beds, one king-size bed with one day bed, or one queen-size bed with bunk beds
Additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than 2 adults, except in Suites and rooms with King beds.
Table and chairs on private balcony
Ceiling fan
Vanity area with 2 sinks and bath
Alarm clock
Coffeemaker
DVD player
Hairdryer
Complimentary WiFi
Iron, ironing board
Pack 'n Play playard
Refrigerator
Safe
Voice mail
Wheelchair-accessible rooms available
Non-smoking room
Kilimanjaro Club benefits:
Advanced Walt Disney World Resort Itinerary Planning service
Personalized Front Desk and Concierge service
Evening turndown service with chocolates
Secure key access to the Club Level Lounge, which serves refreshments from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Complimentary Health Club access
Complimentary fax assistance
Opportunity to book and experience the Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure
Opportunity to book and experience The Wanyama Safari and Dinner.
I would always choose club level if it's available. You are guaranteed an Arusha view and all the perks of the CL. I think they charge more for the bunk bed room because you are guaranteed the bunk beds. That's the only thing I can figure.
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6 more days until our stay at AKV! I cannot wait!!! Pulled out the luggage and am ready to start packing.

We will be in a value studio, but am really hoping we luck out with a savannah view!!!
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Just over 24 hours till we check in!!! So excited - cannot wait to get out of this frozen tundra that I live in.... freezing rain on top of snow in December is not awesome.
Hope everyone has a fabulous trip!!!
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Yay! We are 5 days away from getting married at Disney!!! But 4 days away from leaving for Disney!!! We are staying 4 nights at Grand Floridian with a theme park view then we are switching to AKL for 3 nights! We can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding
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Omg a lot of ppl getting ready to go!!! so excited for ya'll. So i've got a secret...I haven't told anyone yet... I've bought a 4' pre lit tree (used but in really good shape)and have managed to hide it in my suitcase. We aren't getting a real tree this year as we won't be here on cmas. But the kids are a bit disappointed to not be decorating a tree this year. I thought i'd surprise them. I plan on leaving it in the room...do you think mousekeeping will get rid of it or leave it for the next person? i'd hate to leave it just to have it tossed... What do ya'll think should i leave it or bring it back home?
Very nice surprise. Maybe ask the CMs if they'd like to keep it, otherwise I'm sure they'd throw it away.
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Wow so many people are going to WDW so soon! I have 12 days to go!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:16 PM   #3251
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Hi, could someone help me with the diffrence between: Standard Room with Bunk Beds, Arusha Savanna View, and Kilimanjaro Club Level with Concierge Service - Standard Room. Heres what the disney website says. We stayed Bunk bed Arusha view in October, & it was AMAZING. Just wondering why Club level/concierge is slightly cheaper. It says you get Arusha savanna view, & can choose queen with bunkbeds. And you also get Secure key access to the Club Level Lounge, which serves refreshments from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. That would be a plus! We just had such a great room/view where we stayed last time, I wouldn't want to change it up for next time with out knowing all the facts. Our room last time was just a super short walk right past the lobby!


Standard Room with Bunk Beds, Arusha Savanna View $405

View of the Arusha savanna of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge wildlife reserve
Additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than 2 adults, except in Suites and rooms with King beds.
One queen-size bed and bunk beds
Table and chairs
Ceiling fan
Private balcony
Vanity area with 2 sinks and bath
Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available
All rooms are non-smoking
In-room safe
Voice mail
Complimentary WiFi
Hairdryer
Iron, ironing board
Coffeemaker
Refrigerator
Pack 'n Play® playard
Full-size crib available upon request

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Kilimanjaro Club Level with Concierge Service - Standard Room $385.00

Club Level standard room offers a view of Arusha savanna at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2 queen-size beds, one king-size bed with one day bed, or one queen-size bed with bunk beds
Additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than 2 adults, except in Suites and rooms with King beds.
Table and chairs on private balcony
Ceiling fan
Vanity area with 2 sinks and bath
Alarm clock
Coffeemaker
DVD player
Hairdryer
Complimentary WiFi
Iron, ironing board
Pack 'n Play playard
Refrigerator
Safe
Voice mail
Wheelchair-accessible rooms available
Non-smoking room
Kilimanjaro Club benefits:
Advanced Walt Disney World Resort Itinerary Planning service
Personalized Front Desk and Concierge service
Evening turndown service with chocolates
Secure key access to the Club Level Lounge, which serves refreshments from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Complimentary Health Club access
Complimentary fax assistance
Opportunity to book and experience the Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure
Opportunity to book and experience The Wanyama Safari and Dinner.
For the Club room, you wouldn't "choose" the bunk bed, you would request it. No guarantee that you would get it. If the bunks are a must, then I would book the bunk. Otherwise, the Club level is a MUCH better deal. Do you have a discount? It seems like AKL gives higher discounts on the club rooms sometimes making them cheaper than the savanna view rooms, even though the club rooms come with guaranteed savanna view.
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thank you for the congrats!!!!
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We are going to be at AKL from 12/28-1/5. I just upgraded last night from POP to AKL. We are so excited!

I got a "standard view" room. Normally I would have gone with the savannah view but I have TWO rooms and it's ridiculously expensive per room that week. I mean, a standard is $470!! Savannah $570. It blows my mind how much they jack up the price just because it's the holidays.

Is there a place to go view the animals if we don't have a savannah view from our room?

Or should I suck it up and get the savannah view rooms?
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Have a great trip!!

And I would love to see the current activities schedule. I am especially keen to figure out whether they still have the free night googles or whether those have been replaced with the tour they charge for. Thanks!!
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