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Old 04-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #1936
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Hi everyone! Just checked into jambo house yesterday. We booked pool view but....got upgraded to sunset savannah! ! ! Animals are plentiful...lots of ostriches, zebras, giraffes, vultures, etc. we are right by a watering hole so animals are always drinking. So peaceful! ! ! Check in was quick and simple, food at mara and boma was outstanding. Bus service however is awful so far. Waited 45 minutes both ways for Hollywood studios. Busses for every other resort went by four or five times while waiting for our one. Is this normal? We've stayed at many other resorts and never waited more than 15 minutes? ? ?
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #1937
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How are the daybeds in the king bed rooms there at Jambo? Will have a 6 yr old and 2 yr old. Was thinking bunk beds, but not sure DS will sleep in the top bunk without freaking out...so if we'd use the inflatable toddler bed for the 2 year old, then it would make more sense to do 2 queens or king and daybed. Would there be enough room in either for a toddler size air mattress? (She won't sleep in the pack n play or crib at hotels)

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:07 PM   #1938
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Staying at Kidani Village in a 1BR villa. What requests should we make if we want to see a lot of animals generically, but giraffes specifically?


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Old 04-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #1939
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I am going to finally add our name to the list of anxiously awaiting guests of the AKL! This will be the third time and second time doing Club level. It was wonderful!

We are going Dec 1 - 8, dp and ph tickets. We are taking the next set of grandbabies who turned 5, Kyan and Kayla.

I need to fix my ticker too!

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Hi everyone! Just checked into jambo house yesterday. We booked pool view but....got upgraded to sunset savannah! ! ! Animals are plentiful...lots of ostriches, zebras, giraffes, vultures, etc. we are right by a watering hole so animals are always drinking. So peaceful! ! ! Check in was quick and simple, food at mara and boma was outstanding. Bus service however is awful so far. Waited 45 minutes both ways for Hollywood studios. Busses for every other resort went by four or five times while waiting for our one. Is this normal? We've stayed at many other resorts and never waited more than 15 minutes? ? ?
I'm so sorry the buses have been awful. That is not normally the case. Hopefully your luck will change immediately!


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Staying at Kidani Village in a 1BR villa. What requests should we make if we want to see a lot of animals generically, but giraffes specifically?


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Request "Sunset Savannah" (there are 2 savannahs at Kidani - Sunset & Pembe. Sunset has the giraffes (plus lots of other animals!) ). I'd also request a lower floor to be more at eye level with the animals. My first stay ever at Kidani was on the 5th floor. It was a beautiful view, but I mostly saw the tops of the animals! (2nd floor, which is lobby level at Kidani, is ideal! )
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #1940
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Considering an AKL CL and CR split stay in August. What are the typical afternoon offerings in the CL lounge? Is regular beer (like Bud Light) and wine available in the afternoons/evenings?

How likely is it to request a queen with bunk bed room and get it?

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This was from a few pages back, but just got here now, and they have Heineken, Sam Adams, Bud Light, and Tusker beers. The African Chardonnay I had was fantastic!
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #1941
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This was from a few pages back, but just got here now, and they have Heineken, Sam Adams, Bud Light, and Tusker beers. The African Chardonnay I had was fantastic!
Uh, oh - no Yuengling? We love Tusker, but Yuengling is a favorite too! That's what they had every time up through the last time we stayed CL in 2012.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #1942
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Just checked into a King club room. Liking it so far. We usually stay in 1BR DVC rooms or Deluxe rooms where they have them, so the room is a little small for us by comparison. Nice we were able to get our king request, but these rooms are also the handicap accessible, and as such, only have a single sink in the bathroom. Will be a little tight for toiletries. It's been raining since we got here, but still a lot of activity on the Savannah.









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One more. Wishing I brought a better camera than my iPhone.
Those are still pretty good pics for a phone!

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Just checked into a King club room. Liking it so far. We usually stay in 1BR DVC rooms or Deluxe rooms where they have them, so the room is a little small for us by comparison. Nice we were able to get our king request, but these rooms are also the handicap accessible, and as such, only have a single sink in the bathroom. Will be a little tight for toiletries. It's been raining since we got here, but still a lot of activity on the Savannah.
So is it a king plus daybed? Does the daybed pull out at all like a sofa bed would? Do you think the's enough room for a toddler sized air mattress or is it pretty tight quarters?

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #1946
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Uh, oh - no Yuengling? We love Tusker, but Yuengling is a favorite too! That's what they had every time up through the last time we stayed CL in 2012.

We're off in just over 2 weeks and had just recently heard Yeungling was on offer at the AKL CL. DH will be pretty disappointed if it's not, though Tusker is another fave so it's a VERY nice "consolation prize"!

Can anyone tell me the kid drink options? WL CL had chocolate milk and juice boxes for kids but I'm guessing AKL may not have juice boxes because of the straw factor. DD is still not great with an open cup so if there are no juice boxes, I'm going to pack a bunch of lidded cups for the CL.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #1947
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Sorry to hear that you waited long for buses...I was there from Apr. 5th to 13th, so I had 3 days of very busy crowds and honestly I actually was amazed as at how well the buses came, and how quick they got to the park....Better than what I expected at least.. Hope things get better in the next few days.
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Studio Questions

We are planning on staying here before our Disney Dream Cruise. We are booked in a Standard Studio location and when I checked in online I had an option for requests...I requested both the Savannah views. Can someone please explain the views for the Standard Studio.
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So is it a king plus daybed? Does the daybed pull out at all like a sofa bed would? Do you think the's enough room for a toddler sized air mattress or is it pretty tight quarters?

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It is King plus daybed, and yes, the daybed cushion comes up and it does look like it pulls out like a sofa bed. I don't know if the air mattress would fit in addition to that though.
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Many more rooms on Zebra so, yes, that is what I'd request! The only downside is you could end up quite a hike from the lobby, but you could also add "close to lobby" as your 2nd request.




The DVC rooms on Giraffe Trail are all "Value" villas so if you have a standard studio booked you don't want to request Giraffe. (sorry for the confusion of DVC vs non-DVC!)

We've stayed in 5004 (1-bedroom), 5006 (studio), 5016 (studio), and 5030 (1-bedroom) - all are Values.

Checking my list, the only DVC "standard view studio" we have stayed in at Jambo was #5406. It was a lobby room (directly at one end of the suspension bridge!) with a nice pool view. Loved the location!

I wish I had more information for you on "standard view studios" and where they're located. I think I need to do more research!

I'm sure someone else who frequents this board can provide more information for us!

Thank you for your help. I've booked standard view studios before but the CMs have tried to be nice and upgraded me to a savanna view which I really enjoyed. I've also booked savanna view and had a wonderful room on Arusha Savanna. The pool at Jambo is my very favorite on property and I'd love to be able to have a great view of it from my room .... love that view at night. So I guess I'll just throw myself on the mercy of the CM and request pool view please.
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