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Old 01-13-2013, 11:02 AM   #3691
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I'm not sure if the night safari is available to all AKL guests or just club level, but it does exist. My dd (12) and I are doing it on Wednesday. It is for guests age 10+ You meet at saana at 0945pm. The cost is around $75 per person and a portion goes to the Conservation fund. We called IPO and they made the reservations. I would just call CRS directly and ask.

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We will not be club level - I do hope that this NIGHT SAFARIS is available to ALL guests !!!
Thankyou for your answer !!
Another question , if you don't mind : we will be staying at AKL : how can we get back to our hotel AFTER the safaris ( midnight or so) ?
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We will not be club level - I do hope that this NIGHT SAFARIS is available to ALL guests !!!
Thankyou for your answer !!
Another question , if you don't mind : we will be staying at AKL : how can we get back to our hotel AFTER the safaris ( midnight or so) ?
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I'd like to know this as well--we are not staying CL, but would love the opportunity to do this!

PS A week from today at this time we will be checking in!!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #3693
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On the road home from a great trip. The lodge was beautiful, and so much fun. My only gripe was it seemed like people would order room service and either not call for them to pick up the tray or room service would not pick it up. it was there at night and still there in the morning.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #3694
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Night safari sounds really cool!!!

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CIAO , my dear friends !!

As you might recall , Marco and I will be visiting our beautiful AKL in August !!
We are now in full “ dreaming and planning mood” - when real life doesn’t get in
My DGH says that sometimes ago Disney announced a NIGHT SAFARIS available for all AKL guests ( not only to Club level guests , as it is for the Sunrise safaris) - to be held on AKL grounds at night.
See eg this link :

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/tours.htm#night

But I cannot find anywhere news about this feature : is it actually offered ? Do you know more details ( how to book it , times etc ) ?

THANKYOU so much for this wonderful thread ( and people !! )

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Ciao Laura!

Found the following:

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has introduced a new nighttime safari tour on the Sunset Savanna exclusively for guests of the Lodge.

Taking place after dark, the hour long tour takes guests through the savanna for a close-up look at the animals. Night vision goggles add to the excitement.

The cost is $70 per guest for ages 8 and up. There is a 10 guest maximum, with tours taking place Wednesday and Saturdays at 10pm.

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Thankyou Kathy , it is what I need to know...
to start our holiday planning !!!

Big ABBRACCI to you too , laura
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #3697
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I'm going to try and call today and book us on one of these safaris.
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DH said no. $280 is too much for one hour. Oh well, I guess he's right.

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Tracey, be sure to take advantage of the night vision goggles to view the animals on the savanna that is behind and to the right of the pool. CMs are there nightly until 9:30 and there are at least 4 or 5 goggles for families to share.
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Night Vision Safari

FWIW, here's the info on the Night Vision safari I got from the IPO last week (staying CL for the first time in mid-April! ) I started another thread last week looking for info on it, but I guess it's pretty new because from the responses it sounds like no one on the boards has been on it yet.

In the IPO email, it specifically said the Sunrise Safari was for concierge guests, but didn't say that in the Night Vision info, so I presume it's open to everyone at AKL.

I hope this works - still new here and figuring out formatting etc

Robin

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From IPO:

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Night Visions Safari-

Join one of our Animal Programs Cast Members on an hour long Safari
Experience at Animal Kingdom Lodge. This experience takes place after
dark and is reminiscent of a nighttime African Game Drive through the
savannas. All guests will have use of night vision goggles to make the
most of their viewing experience. Plan on seeing our animals and
resort like never before.

A portion of the Tour price, $70 plus tax whichis $74.55, will be
donated to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.


Payment in full is taken at time of booking.

A 2 day Cancellation is required in order to receive a refund.

Arrive at Sanaa at 9:45 p.m. Late arrives will not be able to join
safari.

Guest under 18th must be accompanied by paying adult. Participants must
be at least 8 years of age.

Photo ID Required.

Dress for the weather. Safaris go out rain or shine but may be cancelled
due to severe weather.

Experience includes no food.

Total capacity for each night is limited to 10 guests only. No
exceptions may be made.

Currently offered on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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OK, I just called and booked it for Friday February 1st!

It's much less costly having only two people. It was still $149 and change, but I think it will be something really neat. I doubt that I'll get many good pictures though!
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OK, I just called and booked it for Friday February 1st!

It's much less costly having only two people. It was still $149 and change, but I think it will be something really neat. I doubt that I'll get many good pictures though!
I'm tempted to do it alone and tell them to just get over it!!!

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I am doing it 1/23. When I booked it there were still slots. I think because it's new people don't know about it yet so it's still open. I would definitely go alone .
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We will not be club level - I do hope that this NIGHT SAFARIS is available to ALL guests !!!
Thankyou for your answer !!
Another question , if you don't mind : we will be staying at AKL : how can we get back to our hotel AFTER the safaris ( midnight or so) ?
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The slow way would be to take the bus to Downtown Disney & the transfer to a bus to your resort.

If you have a car that week I'd say drive over & back after. Just tell them you have the tour booked & you shouldn't have to pay for parking.

Or if you don't have a car, you could get bell services to get you a cab to take you back to your resort. That will cost a bit but will be quicker than the bus transfer I would think. For that hour of night I'd tell them before heading out to the tour you will be needing a cab after -- hopefully they will be on their game & have one waiting for you.

** I just read your post closer - I imagine if staying at AKL they will have a van or something. My response would make more sense for folks staying in another resort & coming over for the tour. Sorry! Been a long day & I need to pay closer attention.
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On the road home from a great trip. The lodge was beautiful, and so much fun. My only gripe was it seemed like people would order room service and either not call for them to pick up the tray or room service would not pick it up. it was there at night and still there in the morning.
OMG, this! I thought I was the only one who was annoyed by this. I have never seen so many room service trays sitting in the corridor of a hotel for so long. And not just on one particular day--we were there for 8 nights and it was like that almost every day.

Other than that, we had a fantastic trip though! And even icky room service trays wouldn't stop me from staying there again
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