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Old 03-01-2013, 02:09 AM   #1051
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Thanks! I've visited the AKL on every trip for dinner, and have never seen the fire actually lit, but it did look pretty big! That's why I was curious...on my Disney experience, when I log on and it says click here to see what your hotel offers, it states there is a marshmallow roast... here is the direct quote:

Jambo House Campfire

Gather ’round the blazing campfire for rousing stories, fun and games—and toasted marshmallows!
My theory is that this is the standard blurb for campfires. I know that a few resorts have them. However the AKL Jambo one was there before the campfire actitivity became so common at the resorts.

In the very back of my mind I seem to however remember a second campfire being set up close to the overlook where they do the night goggles and that they were roasting marshmallows there. It's just a shadow of a memory though and I might confuse it with the WL...
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I've asked this somewhere else but now can't find it...

can anyone tell me how comfortable the pull out sofa/chair sleepers are in AKL villas? I'm thinking particularly for adults,as its likely that my 16 and 23 yr old will be using them. my oldest will be paying his own way and its a lot of money to pay for a bad nights sleep on a thin mattress.

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Mark me down for 1/24-27/14 at Jambo!! It will be my first time visiting AKL. I have no idea where I will be before or after that (my entire trip is Jan 21-30) but AKV is paid in full and non-refundable so I know this part for sure!
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Here is the entire updated list. Please let me know if there are any corrections that need to be made.

2013

February
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
Nemo7673, 23rd  25th, AKL
Athenna, 23rd - Mar 1st, AKV CL
BiancaBernard&Penny, 23rd - Mar 1st, AK Jambo House
Debrn, 25th  29th, AKL Kidani
Yarna, 28th  Mar 8th, AKL

March
BCV23, 5nights, AKV CL
Yarna, Feb 28th  8th, AKL
Tink_Or_Belle, 1st  4th, AKL
Goofy_Girl, 1st - 6th, AKL
Dato63, 6th  16th, AKL CL
Golden Amik, 9th  16th, 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
Monorail Bobs dd, 18th  22nd, AKL
Tricias mom, 23rd  31st, AKL

April
DizDaD7, 5th  13th, AKL Jambo House
MickQuinn, 11th  18th, AKV Jambo House
miprender, 13th - 20th, OKW/VWL
karmacats, 14th  21st, AKL Jambo CL
My Sisters princess, 16th  24th, AKL
franandaj, 20th  26th, DCL
Lemonademouth, 20th  27th, AKL
lissiesmum, 20th  26th, AKL
Mickey_for_President, 21st  27th, AKL
Cinderella1122, 25th - 30th, Jambo
missy120, 26th - May 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
PNO4TE, 28th-30th, OKW
RachelTori, 28th-May 4, OKW

May
missy120, April 26th - 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
Paula Sedley-Burke, 5th  15th, Kidani
t_daniels, 7th - 13th, AKL
archdandy, 7th  14th, AKL Kidani
OHDanceMom73, 15th  17th, AKL
shoppgirl, 17th  19th, AKL
dolphingirl47, 20th - 27th, Disney Wonder West Coast Repositioning
chocovrdmicears, 22nd  30th, Jambo House
suemom2kay, 24th  26th, AKL
taymorel, 25th  30th, AKL
dolphingirl47, 27th - June 2nd, Disney Wonder Alaska
NickP33, 27th - June 2nd, AKL
wendypooh, 30th -June 10th, Aulani
Pinkocto, 31st  June 3rd, AKV
Brave teacher, 31st  June 7th, Jambo House

June
wendypooh, May 30th - 10th, Aulani
Pinkocto, May 31st  3rd, AKV
Brave teacher, May 31st  7th, Jambo House
Denamac, 1st  9th, AKV Jambo House
FoursCompany, 1st  9th , AKL
Nutty4Disney, 2nd - 8th, AKV Kidani Village
Pseudacris, 3rd  7th, AKL
goofyredraider, 8th -16th, AKL CL
livibug, 13th  21st, AKV Jambo House
DevonsDisneyMom, 14th  21st, AKV
goofyredraider, 16th -23rd, BC

July
Marinolichfamily, 5th  13th, AKV
mamaprincess, 7th  12th, BWV
sharon78, 8th-18th, AKL
mamaprincess, 12th  18th, AKV Jambo
Z28KatCar, 18th - Aug1st, AKL CL
tinkermama117, 21st  26th, Jambo House
Anjalee6, 29th  Aug 3rd, AKL
The Marsons, 31st  Aug 4th, AKL Jambo

August
Z28KatCar, July 18th - 1st, AKL CL
Anjalee6, July 29th  3rd, AKL
The Marsons, July 31st  4th, AKL Jambo
333disneymom, 7th-12th, AKV
Pink Flamingo, 9th  11th, AKV Jambo
MICKEY'S DREAMERS, 10th - 22nd, AKL
Pink Flamingo, 11th  19th, BWI
333disneymom, 12th  17th, BCV
Ginamarie, 18th  25th, Kidani
Disneyfool_1202, 21st, Kidani
Gillenkl, 21st  24th, AKL
WeCantWait, 22nd  30th, AKL
RachelTori, 27th  Sept 2nd, AKV-CL and CSR

September
RapunzelsGoodMom, 14th, AKL
RapunzelsGoodMom, 15th  20th, BLT
Paula Sedley-Burke, 19th - Oct 3rd , SSR, Disney Dream, and AKV
country-mom-of-4, 21st  28th, Kidani
franandaj, 29th - Oct 2nd, VWL

October
Paula Sedley-Burke, Sept 19th - 3rd , SSR, Disney Dream, and AKV
franandaj, 2nd - 7th, BCV
disneynanacat, 11th -12th, Kidani
wendypooh, 22nd  26th, BCV
MomofDisneyLoversx3, 24th  28th, AKL
Cinderella1122, 31st - Nov 5th, Jambo

November
Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
PNO4TE, 2nd  9th, BC
RachelTori, 2nd  9th, Swan and ?

December
Pinkocto, 6th  10th, AKV CL
thornton0511, 6th -14th, AKL
Pghsteelerfan, 7th -14th, AKV Jambo
Heidijanesmith, 16th  23rd, AKL CL
Bluesky1997, 26th  29th, AKL CL


2014
January
AquaDame, 19th -24th, Jambo House
Singastory, 24th  27th, Jambo House





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I've asked this somewhere else but now can't find it...

can anyone tell me how comfortable the pull out sofa/chair sleepers are in AKL villas? I'm thinking particularly for adults,as its likely that my 16 and 23 yr old will be using them. my oldest will be paying his own way and its a lot of money to pay for a bad nights sleep on a thin mattress.

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I don't think you have any worries. The newer DVC resorts (such as AKV) have always had comfortable sleepers. The older DVC's have replaced their sleeper mattresses in recent years. Granted, it won't be as comfortable as a "real" bed, but these come pretty close!
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #1054
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I've asked this somewhere else but now can't find it...

can anyone tell me how comfortable the pull out sofa/chair sleepers are in AKL villas? I'm thinking particularly for adults,as its likely that my 16 and 23 yr old will be using them. my oldest will be paying his own way and its a lot of money to pay for a bad nights sleep on a thin mattress.

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My mom always insists on sleeping on the pull out, says she sleeps fabulously. My brother has also, he thought the bed was too hard but finally got some good rest on the pull out. He's not the smallest of people and was very comfortable.
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My mom always insists on sleeping on the pull out, says she sleeps fabulously. My brother has also, he thought the bed was too hard but finally got some good rest on the pull out. He's not the smallest of people and was very comfortable.
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Here is the entire updated list. Please let me know if there are any corrections that need to be made.

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August
Z28KatCar, July 18th - 1st, AKL CL
Anjalee6, July 29th 3rd, AKL
The Marsons, July 31st 4th, AKL Jambo
333disneymom, 7th-12th, AKV
Pink Flamingo, 9th 11th, AKV Jambo
MICKEY'S DREAMERS, 10th - 22nd, AKL
Pink Flamingo, 11th 19th, BWI
333disneymom, 12th 17th, BCV
Ginamarie, 18th 25th, Kidani
Disneyfool_1202, 21st, Kidani
Gillenkl, 21st 24th, AKL
WeCantWait, 22nd 30th, AKL
RachelTori, 27th Sept 2nd, AKV-CL and CSR
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August 9-13 AKV Kidani
August 13-19 BCV

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The marshmallow camp fire roast is located in a different place then the folk tales activity. I believe 2 different groups organize each of these activities. (So you will have to look on different "lists of activities" for the times of both events. The marshmallow roast will appear with the other pool activities and if i recall correctly, the folk story might appear on the cultural activities list.

The camp fire for the marshmallow roast is near the back of the pool area look for the flamingos..if memory serves correctly. The folk tales is right outside of the hotel lobby area. Both happen year round weather permitting. We have done both, and our kids enjoyed both activities.
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August 9-13 AKV Kidani
August 13-19 BCV

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No problem! Here's how August looks now!

August
Z28KatCar, July 18th - 1st, AKL CL
Anjalee6, July 29th – 3rd, AKL
The Marsons, July 31st – 4th, AKL Jambo
333disneymom, 9th-13th, AKV Kidani
Pink Flamingo, 9th – 11th, AKV Jambo
MICKEY'S DREAMERS, 10th - 22nd, AKL
Pink Flamingo, 11th – 19th, BWI
333disneymom, 13th – 19th, BCV
Ginamarie, 18th – 25th, Kidani
Disneyfool_1202, 21st, Kidani
Gillenkl, 21st – 24th, AKL
WeCantWait, 22nd – 30th, AKL
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