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Old 01-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #166
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Hmmm, well I was told that it was a standard view room, and it is listed as a standard view room on my receipt? (We originally had a pool view room, but I requested an upgrade to a Savannah view, but balked at the $950+ price difference. This room resulted in a CREDIT to our room account, which was awesome!) I was told that it was one of the rooms that had been re-classified to standard, e.g., now listed as a partial-savannah view. It had a strange looking pen just below the balcony -- no animals were ever in it, and it jutted out a bit into the savannah space. We would see animals led each morning/evening into/out of the space (by someone blowing into a whistle). It was definitely Zebra trail, but right in the nook. Sorry for any confusion!
You had a people pen view! The pen is to evacuate people in case of fire. They obviously can't just go out on the savanna to be mixed with the animals...

Also on your DVC studio question: You asked about additional housekeeping. This site has lots of DVC information: http://www.dvcnews.com/index.php/dvc...rocedures/faqs At DVC they differentiate between "trash & towel service" and "full cleaning". trash & towel means just that: the trash is being emptied and you get new towels - as well as toiletries. Additional trash & towel service is $15 and additional full cleaning is $30.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #167
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You had a people pen view! The pen is to evacuate people in case of fire. They obviously can't just go out on the savanna to be mixed with the animals...

Also on your DVC studio question: You asked about additional housekeeping. This site has lots of DVC information: http://www.dvcnews.com/index.php/dvc...rocedures/faqs At DVC they differentiate between "trash & towel service" and "full cleaning". trash & towel means just that: the trash is being emptied and you get new towels - as well as toiletries. Additional trash & towel service is $15 and additional full cleaning is $30.
Ok, so I had to chuckle about the people pen view. Thanks for that one!
Thanks so much for the DVC information, too! And the link. And to the other poster RE: Christmas decorations. Need to create a countdown sticker!
Thanks again!
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:05 PM   #168
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Hello AKL/AKV fans!

We're leaving for our Poly/BWI split stay in just five days and decided to add a couple nights to the end of our trip. We'll need a break after our week in the parks and thought AKV-Jambo would be perfect! Got a nice AP discount on a 1-bedroom villa for our family of five. So if it's not too late to add me to the list, our trip is from January 26-February 3, but our AKV-Jambo dates are February 1-3.

We've stayed at AKL before, but not with all five of us, so we were in a great pool view room. I noticed that we could not book pool view for AKV-Jambo, so we have standard and I put in a request for pool view. I hope that's likely because most AKL/AKV fans might want at least partial savannah. Anyone have experience with a pool view request at AKV-Jambo?

I would have loved to book the 1-bedroom villa with CL, but it wasn't available, either with or without the AP discount. I'm guessing it's not likely to become available at this late date, but I'll keep checking the website. I read that those are hard to get - I can see why a villa with CL would be in high demand!

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That shouldn't happen in January, right?
I'm bummed the boys won't have the slide at Jambo, so I was thinking of making one trip over for the pool.

Best way to get there in bathing suits???
We've only stayed at AKL once before, so I'll be asking more questions than I answer! But when we stayed at AKL, we thought it was super easy to walk over to Kidani from Jambo. Not the most beautiful walk ever, but quick and seemed easier than waiting for the bus. We LOVE the Kidani pool and think it's one of the greatest things about staying at AKL.

So after walking over, we used the very convenient and super clean locker rooms next to the fitness center and the pool to change into swimsuits. And after swimming, we used the locker rooms to change back into dry clothes for the walk back. Really easy!
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For those of you who have rented points around how far out do the value & concierge options tend to sell out? We will have to wait until the end of Feb/early March to book but were hoping for one of the two. Will I be out of luck?
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Staying at AKL CL for the 1st time August 26-31! Was going to stay at the Poly, but when I priced it out with the BB offer, AKL CL was about the same amount of $. Never stayed club level before so we went with it! Super excited!
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You had a people pen view! The pen is to evacuate people in case of fire. They obviously can't just go out on the savanna to be mixed with the animals....
...gee, why not? They let 'em swim with the animals....
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We have a ressie for Rainforest cafe ..and we have friends picking us up. Can they get.in ?
Is there a Gate.
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For those of you who have rented points around how far out do the value & concierge options tend to sell out? We will have to wait until the end of Feb/early March to book but were hoping for one of the two. Will I be out of luck?
Value and CL pretty much are booked at 11 months........ A couple years ago, it was relatively easy to book both -- now there's lots of competition.
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Rainforest Cafe is at AK park, not at the Lodge. Yes, there is an entrance outside the park as well as one inside the park. I'm not sure your friends can bring a car into the park area without paying -- unless they have APs or are staying on Disney property.
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Value and CL pretty much are booked at 11 months........ A couple years ago, it was relatively easy to book both -- now there's lots of competition.
Alas....thank you! I won't get my hopes up!
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