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Old 12-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #136
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The pool looks huge in those photos. I know this is supposed to be the biggest pool onsite, but it never looked particularly big to me. I love the look of the hot tub though. I have yet to actually swim at either pool at Animal Kingdom Lodge/ Villas even though we have stayed there twice. DH promised we can stay there again next year if I want so I have to try the pools if we do end up at AKL.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #137
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Well I was all caught up on all my tr's but now I'm hopelessly behind again. I was back on 11/27. I'm glad Claire like her AKL surprise. It was so pretty there I took a lot of pictures and I'm sure I missed a lot of stuff too. I agree that the deluxe have a very limited menu you would think they would have even more to choose from than the values.

Oh I almost forgot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CLAIRE!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:14 PM   #138
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We were in the hot tub every morning at 7. It was wonderful having the place all to ourselves. The setting is so beautiful.

CMs cleaned the flamingo enclosure every morning around 7. I asked one for one of the pink feathers that were floating. I have it now!

Claire is so cute with her instructions to Mommy.:thumbsup. It's nice to have a later child, you get to have the fun all again!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:14 PM   #139
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Beautiful AKL pics. Thanks for continuing to share. I know how busy we all are at this time of year and I appreciate it!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:24 PM   #140
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Love the AKL pool pics!! That pool feels like such a peaceful place to me!! I always feel like I'm "away from it all" there!

Too funny about trying to get pics of the slide--before DS was born, I tried to get pics of DH going down that slide. Definitely not an easy task!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:43 PM   #141
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Love the pictures of the pool and Claire's take on zero-entry and the slide. Looks like you had the whole place to yourselves.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #142
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Oh how I love the AKL. It is just so pretty and I love the pool. It's so tropical and relaxing. My nephew loved the slide at the AKL pool better than at the Kidani pool. Glad Claire was enjoying herself. What a wonderful way to start your trip.

I also like the Mara. I think their flatbreads and sandwiches are pretty yummy.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #143
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Love the slide photos, Jen! No wonder Claire loved it, it really looks fun. Thanks for the reminder of how wonderful the AKL really is!

I really was impressed with this place. We loved the looks and feel of it. It wasn't perfect, but we would love to come back again.

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Good thing you followed Claire's instructions. Otherwise, you could have been deemed a bad parent. Seriously, the pool area looks so pretty! I would love to stay at the AKL someday but I'm not sure I could talk John into staying there 'cause he's not an animal kinda guy.
I know. Sometimes I don't follow them and I get in big troube too.
I really enjoyed the animals. I am not a big animal person, but I like to look at them. I just don't like owning them as pet so much.

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The pool looks huge in those photos. I know this is supposed to be the biggest pool onsite, but it never looked particularly big to me. I love the look of the hot tub though. I have yet to actually swim at either pool at Animal Kingdom Lodge/ Villas even though we have stayed there twice. DH promised we can stay there again next year if I want so I have to try the pools if we do end up at AKL.

Corinna

I was amazed at how big the pool was. It looked smaller to me in pictures, but it was big. I'm not much of a swimmer either. I never got in, though thought about the hot tub.

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Well I was all caught up on all my tr's but now I'm hopelessly behind again. I was back on 11/27. I'm glad Claire like her AKL surprise. It was so pretty there I took a lot of pictures and I'm sure I missed a lot of stuff too. I agree that the deluxe have a very limited menu you would think they would have even more to choose from than the values.

Oh I almost forgot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CLAIRE!
I know I missed a lot ther too. There just wasn't enough time.

Claire thanks you.

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We were in the hot tub every morning at 7. It was wonderful having the place all to ourselves. The setting is so beautiful.

CMs cleaned the flamingo enclosure every morning around 7. I asked one for one of the pink feathers that were floating. I have it now!

Claire is so cute with her instructions to Mommy.:thumbsup. It's nice to have a later child, you get to have the fun all again!

How cool. I want a feather now too. I guess I got to go back.

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Beautiful AKL pics. Thanks for continuing to share. I know how busy we all are at this time of year and I appreciate it!
Thanks. I am slow, but I will eventually get it all posted. It's really ahrd working on 2 TR's at the same time. I don't know how others can do it all the time.

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Love the AKL pool pics!! That pool feels like such a peaceful place to me!! I always feel like I'm "away from it all" there!

Too funny about trying to get pics of the slide--before DS was born, I tried to get pics of DH going down that slide. Definitely not an easy task!!
I know. It was not an easy task. And I am not sure what her perfect picture was in her head, but I just wasn't getting it.

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Love the pictures of the pool and Claire's take on zero-entry and the slide. Looks like you had the whole place to yourselves.
Thanks. it was a nice day, perfect weather and not crowded at all. It was weird not heading right off to a park.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #144
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Wow, I am loving the pool pics.
My dd is the same way about pictures, she will even check my camera to make sure I got the "right shot".
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #145
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Wow, I am loving the pool pics.
My dd is the same way about pictures, she will even check my camera to make sure I got the "right shot".
Too funny. and of course there are lots of times she tells me no pictures.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #146
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We just loved watching the Flamingos.



Claire felt the need for a picture.



There are those guys relaxing still.





A look over at the pool.



Back at the birds.







We moved on to get another view of the Flamingos from the other side. We spotted a few pay phones.





Flamingo overload.







They look like headless Flamingos.







And we moved on a little further.



We found the other hot tub.







Getting artsy.







And pool games.



Pool games I think are more common now at all resorts than they used to be. I think up until last year, they really didnít have much going on at Values, at least not like they do now. But since we never really have taken a full resort/pool day, we have never witnessed this too much. This was all new to Claire and as the time went on, she really loved ďwatchingĒ the games.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #147
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Loving all the pictures!!!! Just for the record.....I don't like zebra domes!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:14 AM   #148
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Loving all the pictures!!!! Just for the record.....I don't like zebra domes!
Thats OK. I kniw not everyone does. We did, but they weren't that wow fabulous, best thing ever, like I heard from others.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #149
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Not sure why I torture myself checking out your update when I can't see pictures, so all I can say is - I'll be back.

Yes - I have noticed that the pool games are quite popular.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:42 AM   #150
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I love all of the photos. I had planned to spend the afternoon at AKL the day after Thanksgiving, but I spent longer at Animal Kingdom than I had planned and by the time I got there, the sun was already going down so I did not have the chance to watch the animals.

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