Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
keltiesmom
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 345

AKL or a Moderate for a Split stay?

I was one of the Disney time winners and we are trying to get a plan for when Disney contacts us. We are hoping to go in October, We want to spend 4 nights at the Polynesian, and 2 nights at another resort. I really love the idea of staying at the AKL, but its really out of the way, and its more money than we might want to spend. My problem is that I dont really LOVE any of the Mods. I would be happy to stay at the POR in a princess suite, mainly to avoid staying in the Alligator Bayou, but otherwise they dont really appeal to me. Is there a way to guarantee staying in the mansions any other way?

So what I am thinking is, because the Poly is so central to MK and Epcot, we could get most of our touring done at those parks, probably DTD, and maybe HS done while we stay there, then when we are at the AKL we could do the AK and 1 of the water parks. Would this work, or is it still just too secluded? What is the transportation like from the AKL? I wonder if its actually better because it maybe doesnt share a bus with other resorts? I like the beach club as well, but Im not sure I can convince DH to pay for a Deluxe without "trading" my dream of going to Africa for staying somewhere that "feels" like Africa.
keltiesmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
mmmears
DIS Veteran
 
mmmears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: California
Posts: 8,261

Quote:
Originally Posted by keltiesmom View Post
So what I am thinking is, because the Poly is so central to MK and Epcot, we could get most of our touring done at those parks, probably DTD, and maybe HS done while we stay there, then when we are at the AKL we could do the AK and 1 of the water parks. Would this work, or is it still just too secluded? What is the transportation like from the AKL? I wonder if its actually better because it maybe doesnt share a bus with other resorts? I like the beach club as well, but Im not sure I can convince DH to pay for a Deluxe without "trading" my dream of going to Africa for staying somewhere that "feels" like Africa.
We've done some AK/Poly splits and they were great. Like your plan, we visited AK and BB while at AKL (and sometimes DHS), and saved our EP/MK days for the Poly.

AKL is an amazing resort. The theming and atmosphere make me feel like I left WDW and went to Africa. I love watching the animals out on the savannas. There are lots of activities there as well. And great restaurants.

It doesn't share buses -- I don't like buses but really they aren't bad at AKL. And AK and BB are super close.

A split like AK/Poly is great since you will have the remote feeling at AKL and then be in the middle of the "world" at the Poly.
__________________


* Disneyland * Walt Disney World * Disneyland Paris ** Disney Wonder Bahamas * Disney Wonder Alaska *
*Grand Floridian Resort* Animal Kingdom Lodge * Polynesian Resort * Yacht Club * Beach Club * Disneyland Hotel * Grand Californian Resort *
mmmears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
mickeynut1
DIS Veteran
 
mickeynut1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 15,161

I agree with the pp. AKL is a great resort and the transportation isn't bad. The resort is kind of out of the way/secluded, but we didn't find going to/from the parks to take any longer from there than from any other resort. I think a Poly/AKL split is a great choice.
__________________


Country Inn & Suites LBV June 2001 - CBR July 2002 - BC December 2003 - WL CL Oct/Nov 2004 - WL September 2006 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2007 -Poly September 2007 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2008 - AKL/GF SL/WL January 2010 - AKL/GF December 2010 - GF RPC May 2011
mickeynut1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.