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Old 01-23-2013, 03:58 PM   #196
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Mom2_3girls, 11th -14th, BCV and AKV Kidani

We will be at AKV the 11th-14th, we arrive the 6th at BCV

My parents will be dropping us off at AKV on the 11th. They can come hang out at the resort with us until their flight leaves a few hours later..correct? I know they can't use the pool!!
Should be able too. People tour the resorts all the time.

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Mom2_3girls, 11th -14th, BCV and AKV Kidani

We will be at AKV the 11th-14th, we arrive the 6th at BCV

My parents will be dropping us off at AKV on the 11th. They can come hang out at the resort with us until their flight leaves a few hours later..correct? I know they can't use the pool!!
Absolutely! In fact, Disney would love nothing better than for your folks to visit the resort, fall in love with it, and then spread the word!
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Mom2_3girls, 11th -14th, BCV and AKV Kidani

We will be at AKV the 11th-14th, we arrive the 6th at BCV

My parents will be dropping us off at AKV on the 11th. They can come hang out at the resort with us until their flight leaves a few hours later..correct? I know they can't use the pool!!
I have you down for the Month of March right? It is the same list on both threads.
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We will be staying in AKV Jambo Dec. 7-14 in a 2 bedroom lock off villa. We're super excited as its our first time staying at a deluxe resort! We are renting the points and using David's DVC rentals as a broker. We have 4 adults and 3 kids. I was kinda hoping for Kidani as my mom and brother are both bigger people and would have been comfy in a queen bed each in the 2nd bedroom. I called AKL and the nice gentleman at the front desk informed me that in Jambo the second bedroom has a queen and a sleeper sofa. My question is...Are the sleeper sofas comfortable? Should I see if I could be switched to Kidani? Would it even be possible to switch to Kidani? My mom and brother said that they don't mind the sleeper sofa, but this is a big vacation for them and I really want them to have a magical time! I kind of like the idea of staying in the main lodge, but I don't know if the trade off of the 2nd queen bed is worth it! Any help would be appreciated! Sorry for the long winded post!
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Here is the latest list of everyone visiting in 2013


If you have any updates please let me know...


2013
January
Trublu, 21st - 28th, AKL - Jambo House
Pattilee08, 22nd – 30th, BCV
franandaj 30th - Feb 4th, AKV
Yahweh, 30th – Feb 2nd, Poly
Pattilee08, 30th – Feb 2nd, AKL
Moopdog, 31st- Feb 9th, AKL Jambo Pool View
WDWaddictt 31st – Feb 10th, Kidani

February
Yahweh, Jan 30th – 2nd, Poly
Pattilee08, Jan 30th – 2nd, AKL
franandaj Jan 30th - 3rd, AKV, Savannah View
WDWaddictt Jan 31st – 10th, Kidani
Yahweh, 2nd - 6th, AKL Jambo
franandaj 3rd - 7th, BLT
Wendypooh, 9th - 14th, BLT
prodri1, 11th - 17th, Kidani
Sparkly, 13th – 14th, AKV
wendypooh, 14th - 17th, Kidani
Athenna, 21st - 23rd, AKV
Athenna, 23rd - Mar 1st, AKV CL
Yarna, 28th – Mar 8th, AKL

March
BCV23, 5nights, AKV CL
Goofy_Girl, 1st - 6th, AKL
Yarna, Feb 28th – 8th, AKL
Mom2_3girls, 11th -14th, BCV and AKV Kidani
Brucerob62, 12th – 16th, Jambo House
TaraPA, 13th – 19th, WL CL/AKV 1BR split
Pinkocto, 16th - 19th, Jambo House CL
Tricia’s mom, 23rd – 31st, AKL

April
DizDaD7, 5th – 13th, AKL Jambo House
miprender, 13th - 20th, OKW/VWL
My Sister’s princess, 16th – 24th, AKL
franandaj, 20th – 26th, DCL
Lemonademouth, 20th – 27th, AKL
Cinderella1122, 25th - 30th, Jambo
missy120, 26th - May 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view

May
missy120, April 26th - 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
Paula Sedley-Burke, 5th – 15th, Kidani
t_daniels, 7th - 13th, AKL
Wendypooh, 18th -June 4th, Aulani
dolphingirl47, 20th - 27th, Disney Wonder West Coast Repositioning
suemom2kay, 24th – 26th, AKL
dolphingirl47, 27th - June 2nd, Disney Wonder Alaska
Pinkocto, 31st – June 3rd, AKV

June
wendypooh, May 18th - 4th, Aulani
Pinkocto, May 31st – 3rd, AKV
Denamac, 1st – 9th, AKV Jambo House
Nutty4Disney, 2nd - 8th, AKV Kidani Village
goofyredraider, 10th -16th, BC
livibug, 13th – 21st, AKV Jambo House
goofyredraider, 16th -24th, AKL CL

July
sharon78, 8th-18th, AKL
Z28KatCar, 18th - Aug1st, AKL CL
The Marsons, 31st – Aug 4th, AKL Jambo

August
Z28KatCar, July 18th - 1st, AKL CL
The Marsons, July 31st – 4th, AKL Jambo
Anjalee6, 5th – 9th, AKL
MICKEY'S DREAMERS, 10th - 22nd, AKL


September
franandaj, 29th - Oct 2nd, VWL

October
franandaj, 2nd - 7th, BCV
Cinderella1122, 31st - Nov 5th, Jambo

November
Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC

December
Pinkocto, 6th – 10th, AKV CL
Heidijanesmith, 16th – 23rd, AKL CL

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I am new this thread, but not the forum! We are really excited about our upcoming stay at AKL, savannah with bunk beds on May 17-19!!!! We have stayed at the Grand Floridian twice, and off site at the Waldorf Astoria twice and are ready to try deluxe again. My girls can't wait to see the animals from our balcony! They're pretty excited to try out those bunk beds too!
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We will be staying in AKV Jambo Dec. 7-14 in a 2 bedroom lock off villa. We're super excited as its our first time staying at a deluxe resort! We are renting the points and using David's DVC rentals as a broker. We have 4 adults and 3 kids. I was kinda hoping for Kidani as my mom and brother are both bigger people and would have been comfy in a queen bed each in the 2nd bedroom. I called AKL and the nice gentleman at the front desk informed me that in Jambo the second bedroom has a queen and a sleeper sofa. My question is...Are the sleeper sofas comfortable? Should I see if I could be switched to Kidani? Would it even be possible to switch to Kidani? My mom and brother said that they don't mind the sleeper sofa, but this is a big vacation for them and I really want them to have a magical time! I kind of like the idea of staying in the main lodge, but I don't know if the trade off of the 2nd queen bed is worth it! Any help would be appreciated! Sorry for the long winded post!
I don't have personal experience with the AKL sleeper sofa. But at BWV my sister slept 10 nights on the sleeper sofa and was very happy about it. I just tried it out briefly but felt comfortable as well. I think those aren't sofas which can host a guest on the odd night, they are built to function as a bed regularly.

Of course Kidani would also give you one more bathroom if that is of interest to you.

Personally, I prefer the amenities at Jambo (counter service restaurant, pool not across the street) but a lot of this is personal taste.

However, I am not sure whether the person you rented from would be willing to change your reservation now it has been made anyway.
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We will be staying in AKV Jambo Dec. 7-14 in a 2 bedroom lock off villa. We're super excited as its our first time staying at a deluxe resort! We are renting the points and using David's DVC rentals as a broker. We have 4 adults and 3 kids. I was kinda hoping for Kidani as my mom and brother are both bigger people and would have been comfy in a queen bed each in the 2nd bedroom. I called AKL and the nice gentleman at the front desk informed me that in Jambo the second bedroom has a queen and a sleeper sofa. My question is...Are the sleeper sofas comfortable? Should I see if I could be switched to Kidani? Would it even be possible to switch to Kidani? My mom and brother said that they don't mind the sleeper sofa, but this is a big vacation for them and I really want them to have a magical time! I kind of like the idea of staying in the main lodge, but I don't know if the trade off of the 2nd queen bed is worth it! Any help would be appreciated! Sorry for the long winded post!
My DH's sister and her husband slept on the sofa and said it was really comfy, especially after a long day in the parks...
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We will be staying in AKV Jambo Dec. 7-14 in a 2 bedroom lock off villa. We're super excited as its our first time staying at a deluxe resort! We are renting the points and using David's DVC rentals as a broker. We have 4 adults and 3 kids. I was kinda hoping for Kidani as my mom and brother are both bigger people and would have been comfy in a queen bed each in the 2nd bedroom. I called AKL and the nice gentleman at the front desk informed me that in Jambo the second bedroom has a queen and a sleeper sofa. My question is...Are the sleeper sofas comfortable? Should I see if I could be switched to Kidani? Would it even be possible to switch to Kidani? My mom and brother said that they don't mind the sleeper sofa, but this is a big vacation for them and I really want them to have a magical time! I kind of like the idea of staying in the main lodge, but I don't know if the trade off of the 2nd queen bed is worth it! Any help would be appreciated! Sorry for the long winded post!


I also have added you to the list, congratulations on your planning....
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Hi all,
I am new this thread, but not the forum! We are really excited about our upcoming stay at AKL, savannah with bunk beds on May 17-19!!!! We have stayed at the Grand Floridian twice, and off site at the Waldorf Astoria twice and are ready to try deluxe again. My girls can't wait to see the animals from our balcony! They're pretty excited to try out those bunk beds too!
Congrats on your up coming trip and I have added you to the list. Look forward to hear what you have say about the bunk beds...
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..My parents will be dropping us off at AKV on the 11th. They can come hang out at the resort with us until their flight leaves a few hours later..correct?
...that should definitely not be a problem...
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I am new this thread, but not the forum! We are really excited about our upcoming stay at AKL, savannah with bunk beds on May 17-19!!!! We have stayed at the Grand Floridian twice, and off site at the Waldorf Astoria twice and are ready to try deluxe again. My girls can't wait to see the animals from our balcony! They're pretty excited to try out those bunk beds too!
....well, let me just say Jambo! and to our 'kraal'....you won't regret booking AKL....feel free to ask any questions here about it, and we will certainly do our best to try to answer them....
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The countdown is on....we will be checking into AKL Jambo one week from today! We newbies are very excited!! I was wondering.... I see talk of in-room coffee makers. Does this apply to standard rooms, as well? Also, what's the furthest we could possible be from the Mara (drink refills)? We booked a "close to lobby" and "higher floor" request. Not sure I did good with those choices or not.

Also, I see mention of the jaccuzi. Is that only in Kidani, or does Jambo have one also? And is it a nice, relaxing environment. Last but not least...my son's eyes are very sensitive to chlorine in pools. Are the pools there overly chlorinated...anyone have experience with this? If we decided he needs googles, is there a place to get them (ours are packed far, far away in our summer stuff). Oh my - I just realized how badly I NEED this vacation! LOL.

We picked up cheap binoculars at Walmart this week for animal viewing... I sure hope the weather and crowds are great and we are all healthy for our trip. Yes - I know I'm rambling and my questions probably got buried in my post.
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Jumping in and subbing! I'm a newbie to this thread and glad I found you. We just planned our first AKL trip for 8/21/13 and will be staying in a 1BR villa in Kidani! Never been there and can't WAIT to let all of your amazing expertise sink in!!!!
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The countdown is on....we will be checking into AKL Jambo one week from today! We newbies are very excited!! I was wondering.... I see talk of in-room coffee makers. Does this apply to standard rooms, as well? Also, what's the furthest we could possible be from the Mara (drink refills)? We booked a "close to lobby" and "higher floor" request. Not sure I did good with those choices or not.

Also, I see mention of the jaccuzi. Is that only in Kidani, or does Jambo have one also? And is it a nice, relaxing environment. Last but not least...my son's eyes are very sensitive to chlorine in pools. Are the pools there overly chlorinated...anyone have experience with this? If we decided he needs googles, is there a place to get them (ours are packed far, far away in our summer stuff). Oh my - I just realized how badly I NEED this vacation! LOL.

We picked up cheap binoculars at Walmart this week for animal viewing... I sure hope the weather and crowds are great and we are all healthy for our trip. Yes - I know I'm rambling and my questions probably got buried in my post.
I'll take a crack at a couple of these--we did have a coffeemaker in our room--we had a savannah view, but I'm pretty sure they are in all the rooms, as we had originally booked a standard and I think I remember it being listed on the room 'ameneties' list.

Yes, there is a jacuzzi at Jambo. It's near the pool, sort of behind the slide. It actually is pretty relaxing back there though, as long as you don't mind the occasional leaf dropping into the thing from the trees that screen it off from the pool area. There were several kids using it with parents, but while we were there they all were well-behaved.

Chlorination--we did not find the pool to be overly chlorinated. Having said that, my son is one of those who thinks he absolutely cannot put his head underwater without goggles, and we were in the same position as you--goggles packed away for the winter. Luckily, they have a nice selection at the gift shop, including some cute Mickey ones. The CM who rang me up when I ran down to get them told me they also stock goggles and some other pool items in the Mara, which is much closer to the pool.

Hope that helps. I will leave the rest for the real experts!

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