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Old 12-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #3451
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Those pictures make me want to go back and I just got home 2 days ago!!!

AKV-Jambo was amazing as usual. The staff was excellent and I enjoyed my evenings sitting outside by the fire (drinking beer smuggled in my disney refillable mug )
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...My only disappointment was my savanna view. We overlooked the sunset savanna. We were there 5 days and only saw animals outside our balcony once. If this were my first time with a savanna view, I would have been much more annoyed. However, having had that view several times, I know it was just a fluke. Hopefully, I get to see more in October when I stay at Kidani.
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Hmm.. jus wondering what kinda animals we'll see looking out our value room into the parking lot.....lol. There is an answer in there but I'll leave that for you to determine.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #3453
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Hmm.. jus wondering what kinda animals we'll see looking out our value room into the parking lot.....lol. There is an answer in there but I'll leave that for you to determine.
...two-legged ones...
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:27 PM   #3454
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AKL has always been my favorite resort, and I'm so excited that I'm going to be staying there in May for my birthday! Yeah!! :D Gonna splurge, since it'll probably be the only deluxe trip in a while!

I have a question though, not sure if anyone has encountered this but just thought I'd ask. On the new discount it only lists the standard rooms as being available for the discounts, and I was planning to stay in a Savannah room (gotta go big right! LOL!). If I book a Standard room with the discount and then upgrade to a Savannah room at a later date, would I have to pay the difference between the rack rate and the savannah room (so still discounted), or the discounted room and the savannah room (which would be no discount). I'm trying to cheat the system, just curious.

I also got a pin code, but it doesn't specify what room or anything, so I could potential use that! LOL!

Thanks for any help you can provide...

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #3455
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #3456
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I'll be there in 5 months...

I have a 2 night voucher for AKL that I will be using at the end of May. The voucher is for club level I'm hoping the DISers can give me an idea of what to expect.

1. Are the appetizers/evening offerings enough for a light dinner?

2. How is the breakfast?

3. What special events can we sign up for? Safaris??
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AKL has always been my favorite resort, and I'm so excited that I'm going to be staying there in May for my birthday! Yeah!! :D Gonna splurge, since it'll probably be the only deluxe trip in a while!

I have a question though, not sure if anyone has encountered this but just thought I'd ask. On the new discount it only lists the standard rooms as being available for the discounts, and I was planning to stay in a Savannah room (gotta go big right! LOL!). If I book a Standard room with the discount and then upgrade to a Savannah room at a later date, would I have to pay the difference between the rack rate and the savannah room (so still discounted), or the discounted room and the savannah room (which would be no discount). I'm trying to cheat the system, just curious.

I also got a pin code, but it doesn't specify what room or anything, so I could potential use that! LOL!

Thanks for any help you can provide...
We got a PIN a few months ago & by using it were able to change to club level @ AKL from a regular room at the Contemporary & knock several hundred dollars off the price, so I would say call & ask.

Honestly, with so many options & things to consider, I tend to use a WDW TA (Travel Agent) for booking our trips. I let her do the math & all the hard work...I just can't get my head around & keep straight all the various room types, options & discounts that come & go & can be applied sometimes.
Best of all, when new deals come out she usually knows about it before I do & had checked if it saves us or not.

If you want to PM me I'd be happy to give you our TA's name & #. But otherwise just google for "WDW Travel" and you'll find several companies that do that.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #3458
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AKL has always been my favorite resort, and I'm so excited that I'm going to be staying there in May for my birthday! Yeah!! :D Gonna splurge, since it'll probably be the only deluxe trip in a while!

I have a question though, not sure if anyone has encountered this but just thought I'd ask. On the new discount it only lists the standard rooms as being available for the discounts, and I was planning to stay in a Savannah room (gotta go big right! LOL!). If I book a Standard room with the discount and then upgrade to a Savannah room at a later date, would I have to pay the difference between the rack rate and the savannah room (so still discounted), or the discounted room and the savannah room (which would be no discount). I'm trying to cheat the system, just curious.

I also got a pin code, but it doesn't specify what room or anything, so I could potential use that! LOL!

Thanks for any help you can provide...
DEFINITELY call and ask about the pin code. Usually they're better than the public discounts!!! Also make sure to ask for the price for savanna view and the price for club. Sometimes because of how they apply the discounts club level is only slightly more expensive (or sometimes actually cheaper on a fluke), and it includes the Savanna view. Good luck.
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I have a 2 night voucher for AKL that I will be using at the end of May. The voucher is for club level I'm hoping the DISers can give me an idea of what to expect.

1. Are the appetizers/evening offerings enough for a light dinner?

2. How is the breakfast?

3. What special events can we sign up for? Safaris??
I haven't stayed AKL club yet (will this April), but in general no, you can not make a dinner out of the appetizers, but yes, you can make a decent breakfast out of it. The big special event is the sunrise safari, you have to pay for it, but everyone says it is excellent. We have ours booked. It is only available Sunday and Thursday mornings though. Enjoy!
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I haven't stayed AKL club yet (will this April), but in general no, you can not make a dinner out of the appetizers, but yes, you can make a decent breakfast out of it. The big special event is the sunrise safari, you have to pay for it, but everyone says it is excellent. We have ours booked. It is only available Sunday and Thursday mornings though. Enjoy!
...the SS is really awesome! And, breakfast at Tusker House was amazing, although I'm not sure if they moved it to another location or not...
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...the SS is really awesome! And, breakfast at Tusker House was amazing, although I'm not sure if they moved it to another location or not...

The breakfast is held in a large, private room at Pizzafari (moved there about 3 years ago!) The atmosphere there isn't quite as "authentic" as the school room at Tusker House was, but the larger room is much more comfortable (and easier for the guides to visit with everyone)!

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I haven't stayed AKL club yet (will this April), but in general no, you can not make a dinner out of the appetizers, but yes, you can make a decent breakfast out of it. The big special event is the sunrise safari, you have to pay for it, but everyone says it is excellent. We have ours booked. It is only available Sunday and Thursday mornings though. Enjoy!
good to know the BF is good that will save us some moola. Bummer about dinner though. I guess we can just use that for a snack break. Thanks for all the ideas!

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...the SS is really awesome! And, breakfast at Tusker House was amazing, although I'm not sure if they moved it to another location or not...

thanks...the SS does sound like loads of fun. BF included always makes me happy. Better check into that. That might be a nice thing to do on our travel day.

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The breakfast is held in a large, private room at Pizzafari (moved there about 3 years ago!) The atmosphere there isn't quite as "authentic" as the school room at Tusker House was, but the larger room is much more comfortable (and easier for the guides to visit with everyone)!

sounds ok to me
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