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Old 01-25-2013, 11:32 AM   #256
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But to keep it AKL related so we don't in trouble, they have BACON at Boma
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #257
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We are also visiting AKL for the first time in 2013. We are staying CL (for the first time also) from 3/6th - 3/16th.

We had breakfast at Boma during our last trip (3/2012) and my DD Madison just loved the look of the resort. For 2013 it was my DD Makayla's turn to pick what resort we stayed at, so she picked AKL to surprise her sister. Madison won't know until we check in.

I have an older DD and two grandsons who will be joining us, it will be their first trip to WDW. We booked them AKL CL as well so they can experience it with us. We will also be trying out the Sunrise Safari.

The pictures, information are adding to the excitement for us.

40 days and counting!!

eta: I'm also interested in hearing how Dave's DVC rental works out for everyone. I have rented points to visit Aulani this summer. First time renting points. So far it seemed easy enough - and we got a great deal for a 2 bedroom/oceanview. So I'm hoping it all goes well.


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does the studio at jambo have a toaster? and how big is the fridge? enough room for a gallon of milk and OJ, and maybe a small tub of butter?
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Thanks!

Now to stalk the heck out of this and the pic thread! AKL will be the perfect fit for our boys, one who has Asperger's. He has already asked to get books about African animals from the library! Printing the field guide today!
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Should we be switching from Boma to Sanaa? I have an ADR for breakfast at Boma (we're in Jambo) during our stay, but for some reason I've been second guessing ALL of my ADR's. I'm thinking of turning our breakfast Boma into a dinner at Sanaa. I 'thought' Sanaa was a 2TS credit so I never gave it a thought. But now I see it's only 1TS and they have steak so my DH will be happy with that. I hate to "waste" a TS on a buffet, when we can have a nice, sit-down dining experience instead. BTW - we've never eaten at AKL before so they'd both be new for us.

I am a little worried the fact that it's Indian food (too spicy for my kids' mild tastes and DD's acid reflux?) Is everything on the menu spicy? What would you do??
I guess go with what you think you like better. I haven't been at Sanaa, but a lot of people seem to like it very much. Breakfast at Boma is wonderful, but mainly it is just a normal breakfast with just a few special African inspired dishes. Obviously dinner at a table service restaurant will be a very different experience form a breakfast buffet.

If you decided to eat at Sanaa, I would suggest to try to go there during the daylight hours as it does have a view and you could see animals walk past it if you are seated close to the windows. I think that sounds like a lovely and very special experience.
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Well isn't it funny that we are all booked through David's rentals at about the same time? I'll be on the lookout for you! Traveling with DS8 and booked a savannah studio from Dec 4-8 in Jambo House. I've been obsessed with returning to this stunning resort! Cannot seem to stop thinking about it.
That IS funny! Did u stay in a savanna room last time? Did you stay in Jambo last time? How was it? Any tips/details would be greatly appreciated! .
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Now to stalk the heck out of this and the pic thread! AKL will be the perfect fit for our boys, one who has Asperger's. He has already asked to get books about African animals from the library! Printing the field guide today!
There's a field guide???? My son would love that! Where did you get it? TIA
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does the studio at jambo have a toaster? and how big is the fridge? enough room for a gallon of milk and OJ, and maybe a small tub of butter?
Yes, there is a toaster. The fridge is larger than in regular AKL rooms. I'm pretty sure that you can fit milk, OJ and several other smaller items in it.

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Yes, there is a toaster. The fridge is larger than in regular AKL rooms. I'm pretty sure that you can fit milk, OJ and several other smaller items in it.

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The fridge has a little freezer compartment too!
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Okay first of many questions, I am sure. We are staying in a DVC studio room in Jambo House and I just read somewhere that laundry facilities for DVC members staying in studios in Jambo are on the 5th floor and are free of charge for use. We are renting points and staying as guests so does that include us? If this is true is it just down the hall in a room or something? We have only stayed at CBR where the washer/dryers are located in the building by the pools so this would be a new interesting concept for me, especially since I will either be paying Disney $6 a day for more towels or doing laundry everyday lol. Thanks ~ Jenn
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Okay first of many questions, I am sure. We are staying in a DVC studio room in Jambo House and I just read somewhere that laundry facilities for DVC members staying in studios in Jambo are on the 5th floor and are free of charge for use. We are renting points and staying as guests so does that include us? If this is true is it just down the hall in a room or something? We have only stayed at CBR where the washer/dryers are located in the building by the pools so this would be a new interesting concept for me, especially since I will either be paying Disney $6 a day for more towels or doing laundry everyday lol. Thanks ~ Jenn

Jenn, as long as your reservation is on points, it won't matter if you're "renting" or an owner!

The laundry room for DVC is on the 5th floor, just off the lobby on Zebra Trail. There is a trash room on the right just off the lobby - the laundry room is just a bit beyond that. There's a small window so you can peek in, but need your room key to gain access.

It's small - only 2 washers, but 4 or 6 dryers. The washers/dryers are indeed free to use, but bring your own detergent/dryer sheets (you can also buy detergent in Zawadi and there is a vending machine in the laundry room).

The 1- and 2-bedroom units (and the GVs) have washers/dryers so you will only be competing with other studio units for washer/dryer time! Still, I hope you don't have to do laundry every day while there. That could severely cut into your "fun" time!!
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That IS funny! Did u stay in a savanna room last time? Did you stay in Jambo last time? How was it? Any tips/details would be greatly appreciated! .
Hi there! We were not able to rent DVC points last time -- I hesitated, then lost out! ;(
We were in a standard view resort room on Zebra trail (Jambo) -- I was told (by experienced Dis-ers) that it was a "people pen" view. It was awesome. We all fell in LOVE with AKL! And zebra domes (my son has been chanting "Zebra DOMES -- Zebra DOMES -- Zebra DOMES" nightly, and was upset with me, that I was not able to make them for his birthday). LOL.

I suppose that my main "tip" (from a one-time stay) is to schedule enough time to explore/appreciate the resort! That was our only regret -- we visited 3 parks in 3 days (TOO MUCH!!!), and went to WWoS for RunDisney Kids races (which was great, BTW). However we did not spend enough "down" time at AKL (other than the first afternoon of swimming), or even visit Kidani. Hence, our return (renting DVC points) in December!

We did take advantage of a rental car, and shopped at Target (really close) the first night. So we ate breakfast in the room each morning, except the last day, when we splurged on Mickey waffles and quinoa porridge from Mara. We did not eat at any of the TS restaurants or Boma -- another trip for next trip! We loved the food at Mara.

This seems one place/resort where you can really slow down and take it all in. So much to do, but at a much more relaxed pace.... HTH.
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