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Old 03-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #1411
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Congrats!! You're going! :-)

Eta. Spoke too soon. Sounds like you're going, anyway.:/
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I've searched around to no avail. We booked for April 28-may 4 yesterday through orbitz. We were booked at pop with Disney direct but decided to go deluxe or stay home . We got a good deal so we are happy! We've only been once last summer and stayed at POR which we loved but for a bit more AKL was an option. We have a pool view And maybe will be upgraded to savana view...seems to happen often? So excited...the kids will love it.

So my question....I'm a coffee freak! Can't wait to try the French press at boma...anyone know if we can get it to go without eating?

Also...my son has celiac disease and a dairy allergy so I'm Hoping we have good luck at Mara when we need it. I plan on bringing some stuff for the room to eat like cereal, sammies, etc. I'm really interested in gluten free waffles! We plan to do boma for breakfast a couple of times and once for dinner. We're thinking of Sanaa too. I was more interested in Mara for quick things as needed. I had this all researched at POP and then we moved!

Any rooms more special than others?

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....W-T-G on the AKL vacay - my DH has celiac also, and one thing that imressed me was that they [AKL] went out of their way to accomodate him....
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #1413
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Hi AKL Fans!

We are currently booked at POP for our August vacation, but based on what estimated savings may be coming in for that time frame are considering switching to AKL Standard View. We ate at Jiko there on our last trip and loved the resort. Can anyone reference programs or things their kids loved that would help us make the decision? I'm trying to convince my DH that we should go Deluxe for the first time!
...there is an activities board to the left as you enter the lobby, with chock full of things that the kids can do....flamingo feeding, arts's'crafts, and things to earn special animal beads to make a necklace or bracelet...
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Staying club level, you should have a better chance of getting a king bedroom. We didn't request one, but got one; it was a handicapped accessible room.
I assume the HA rooms have a walk in shower instead of a tub? Anything else different? Thanks!
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I've searched around to no avail. We booked for April 28-may 4 yesterday through orbitz. We were booked at pop with Disney direct but decided to go deluxe or stay home . We got a good deal so we are happy! We've only been once last summer and stayed at POR which we loved but for a bit more AKL was an option. We have a pool view And maybe will be upgraded to savana view...seems to happen often? So excited...the kids will love it.

So my question....I'm a coffee freak! Can't wait to try the French press at boma...anyone know if we can get it to go without eating?

Also...my son has celiac disease and a dairy allergy so I'm Hoping we have good luck at Mara when we need it. I plan on bringing some stuff for the room to eat like cereal, sammies, etc. I'm really interested in gluten free waffles! We plan to do boma for breakfast a couple of times and once for dinner. We're thinking of Sanaa too. I was more interested in Mara for quick things as needed. I had this all researched at POP and then we moved!

Any rooms more special than others?

Thanks
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I have added you to the list... Congratulations on booking deluxe
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Kimmar ?????? Well did it get booked last night?
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...there is an activities board to the left as you enter the lobby, with chock full of things that the kids can do....flamingo feeding, arts's'crafts, and things to earn special animal beads to make a necklace or bracelet...
I'd be tempted to try these activities!
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I'd be tempted to try these activities!
....why not? Go for it!
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Kimmar ?????? Well did it get booked last night?
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....uhhhhh......errrrrrr......ummmmmm......uhhhhhh ......
I really really hope it works out Kim. Point out how you can relax at the hotel/tour others the first couple of days keeping the price down.
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I really really hope it works out Kim....
...that makes TWO of us...
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Also...my son has celiac disease and a dairy allergy so I'm Hoping we have good luck at Mara when we need it.
We have a family of celiac's and, in general, we've found Disney to be a great place to travel. However, other deluxe quick service's have been where we've had problems - and that's what I'm worried about here as well - but hopefully Mara will be better than others. We've dined at Boma and Jiko and had great service for gluten-free - their GF Mickey waffles are great - when we first went GF Disney was the only place that we could even imagine getting a waffle or pancake even remotely close to 'normal'.

We're optimistic about Mara, but will say having stayed (and dined) at Pop, AoA as well as the Poly, AoA had the best GF food hands down - but the one Chef at Pop was the best on Disney property as far as going out of his way to make the food amazingly good and presentation spectacular (though there are a couple others that are a very close second).

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We are currently booked at POP for our August vacation, but based on what estimated savings may be coming in for that time frame are considering switching to AKL Standard View. We ate at Jiko there on our last trip and loved the resort. Can anyone reference programs or things their kids loved that would help us make the decision? I'm trying to convince my DH that we should go Deluxe for the first time!
In general the activities at each resort will be similar for the kids - but each resort will have their own flair. So really it doesn't matter what the list is - it depends on how enthusiastic the CMs are. And whether you'll be at the resort during the specific activities. Pop was great for kids activities - but really we weren't at the resort enough to really partake. My kids (at the time age 4 and 2) loved POp and were VERY disappointed when we switched to the Poly next trip - but they fell in love with the Poly next (Stitch is a HUGE draw for them - as are the volcano and hula lessons). However no playground. Pop has a playground, but it's hidden and once dark settles, it's impossible to use. At AKL The playground is close to the pool and has enough light that it can be used well after dark - and you can see the giraffes right from the playground (with a bit of shoulder standing help from mom/dad).

If you think you'd want to stay at each resort (just once even), or would enjoy the fun theme of Pop, or are park commandos in anyway - then stay at pop. It is a good resort - though the rooms are a lot smaller than deluxe. Once you stay deluxe, it's VERY difficult to talk yourself into value. If you stay AKL now and then POp next time, you'll be disappointed in Pop - however, as a value resort, it's really nice - but it is not deluxe.
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...that makes TWO of us...
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We're optimistic about Mara, but will say having stayed (and dined) at Pop, AoA as well as the Poly, AoA had the best GF food hands down - but the one Chef at Pop was the best on Disney property as far as going out of his way to make the food amazingly good and presentation spectacular (though there are a couple others that are a very close second)....


...I agree with this!
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I need more than that! WTH is going on!
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