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Old 04-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #1951
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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.
I don't remember juice boxes. Just the glass pitchers of juice and juice bottles. However we received very cute, reusable 'cups' shaped like animals with straws.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #1952
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Staying one night in Kidani 1 bedroom....savanna view. Really wanting to see giraffes, what should we request?? Also, I have heard that specific floors are better for viewing animals from our balcony as well...true? 1st time at AKL...bursting thx
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:02 PM   #1953
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Staying in standard CL room, do all of those rooms overlook the Savannah. Do I need to request a particular room or level?

We are arriving Sept.9 of this year.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #1954
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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! )[/QUOTE]

yes, this! We were on the fourth floor Sunset but I'd entered a similar request thanks to Laura. We were on the fourth but a great location so no worries. But I could see how the view might be more straight down in some areas. But the Savannah view was all amazing!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:26 AM   #1955
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Staying in standard CL room, do all of those rooms overlook the Savannah. Do I need to request a particular room or level?

We are arriving Sept.9 of this year.
Rooms for CL (non-DVC!) are on the 4th floor, Arusha Savannah. The rooms will usually be in the first pod off the lobby in both Kudu and Zebra Trails. When staying CL, I only make my room requests through the IPO. The only request I usually make is which trail, Kudu or Zebra, I'd prefer! Rooms are the regular resort room with a few extra touches!

When staying CL, I also don't bother with online check-in - although there was a post recently that IPO was encouraging a guest to do online check-in. My next CL stay isn't until late August so I won't have any first-hand information till then.
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How do the AKL rooms compare in size to the moderates? I know they're smaller than the CR and Poly and BC rooms, correct?

Does a crib fit pretty well in a king or 2 queen bed room? Where do you normally put it? (DD2 has a toddler size air mattress that we're planning on bringing with which would be about the same size as a crib)

Do they have bed rails and/or cots to use?

She won't sleep in a crib or pack n play on vacation and it was a bit of a nightmare last year...so trying to come up with an alternative...

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How do the AKL rooms compare in size to the moderates? I know they're smaller than the CR and Poly and BC rooms, correct?

Does a crib fit pretty well in a king or 2 queen bed room? Where do you normally put it? (DD2 has a toddler size air mattress that we're planning on bringing with which would be about the same size as a crib)

Do they have bed rails and/or cots to use?

She won't sleep in a crib or pack n play on vacation and it was a bit of a nightmare last year...so trying to come up with an alternative...

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I think the pack and play size bed fits nicely in the area between the foyer and dresser. (where the connecting door usually is)

If you have a bunkbed room, the top bunk has rails all around. But, I don't know that I would want my toddler up there even with rails.

The table and chairs take up a lot of room by the slider but maybe you could squeeze it in there.
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Hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been on the Dis/this thread in ages.
Had to share my excitement - I'm booked at AKL for a week in August Haven't been since last March

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Had to share my excitement - I'm booked at AKL for a week in August Haven't been since last March


Hey there! Great to see you posting here!

Congrats on the August booking!

We'll be back then too -- late August/early September!
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I think the pack and play size bed fits nicely in the area between the foyer and dresser. (where the connecting door usually is)

If you have a bunkbed room, the top bunk has rails all around. But, I don't know that I would want my toddler up there even with rails.

The table and chairs take up a lot of room by the slider but maybe you could squeeze it in there.
Yeah, I was thinking a bunk bed and DS6 could sleep on top, but he may freak out about that as well, so...was thinking possibly requesting a king bed room instead. DS could be on daybed and DD on her mattress (or if need be in bed with us).

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We've pulled the mattress off the top bunk and laid it on the floor between the bunks and the queen.
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How likely is it to get a king bed pool view room, do you think? Would be going in August if that matters.

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And does the AKL bus share with any other resorts? (Besides Kidani Village)

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