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Old 06-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #2926
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Great pics! Hope you have a great vacation keep us posted!
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #2927
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I just wanted to come by and say that me and my wife are exactly 3 months away from our Disney Honeymoon today!! We will be at the Lodge September 18th-27th, 10 glorious days. It is our first time staying here but after eating at Jiko on our last trip and strolling around the grounds we knew we wanted to stay here for our honeymoon. Needless to say, our excitement is starting to boil over already.
Awesome place to honeymoon. You will love it!

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #2928
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #2929
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Thanks for the pics! Going for the first time AKL in November!
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Question regarding Savanah Views

Since this is my first time visiting AKL, I requested a savannah view room. Is there a better wing to ask for?
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Since this is my first time visiting AKL, I requested a savannah view room. Is there a better wing to ask for?
I prefer Zebra Trail..I think it is nicer
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #2933
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I just wanted to come by and say that me and my wife are exactly 3 months away from our Disney Honeymoon today!! We will be at the Lodge September 18th-27th, 10 glorious days. It is our first time staying here but after eating at Jiko on our last trip and strolling around the grounds we knew we wanted to stay here for our honeymoon. Needless to say, our excitement is starting to boil over already.
Ooh - congrats! You'll love it at AKL. I wanted to stay there when I first found out it existed. My SIL (who's stayed at pretty much every resort there) said it was too remote and she didn't like it. Different strokes, I say. From the first trip I took there, I had no desire to stay anywhere else.

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Hello All! So we will be leaving to our very first WDW vacation in just 48 days! ahhhhh! anyways after many, MANY, resort changes we have settled on staying our 8 nights at AKL! The lodge is beautiful and my kids are animal lovers and I love the cultural aspect of it. We were going to do a split stay but ultimately we decided we want it to be as least complicated as possible. A little nervous about not having a car (everyone says AKL is "Far" from the parks) but we are really go with the flow people and want this trip to be about touring and relaxing as well! We will be there from AUG 5-13th and I have to put in some room requests I guess because of my little one I want to be close to the lobby but do is that all I should say? (tried looking at the map but just a tad confused lol) We booked a standard view room. I also wanted to ask if Boma is really worth it? We are huge breakfast people and thinking of canceling our Ohana "off day" ressie and switching to BOMA so we can just have a relaxing day at the resort. ANy help would be great! Thank you!
We've never had a car when we've stayed at WDW. If you plan to go to AK, your bus ride will be very short. We averaged five minutes when we went there. The other parks do take time, but I don't think it usually took us more than half an hour. We've generally had good luck with the bus system. The buses for AKL don't go to the other resorts (Downtown Disney might be an exception - I can't remember). So at least you won't have to stop at two or three other places. Just Jambo House and Kidani.

I don't know how old your LO is. I love a big breakfast and thought the buffet at Boma was fantastic. The problem for us was the younger two kids (at the time) only wanted the Fruit Loops. So it was a lot to pay for them to eat cereal we could have grabbed from the Mara for a couple of dollars. My oldest is now a Disney adult. She's pretty adventurous (she loves sushi, Indian food, ceviche, squid), although she doesn't eat much. The price hike for her stings a bit. I've wanted to try dinner there for a while - right now I'm debating whether to make an ADR at Boma or Sanaa for dinner.

Not sure if my post helped or not - I think Boma is fabulous as a breakfast buffet. They have all the regular breakfast items for those who aren't interested in the African flavors. Which are really, really good - who knew grilled tomatoes could be so fabulous?
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I also wanted to ask if Boma is really worth it? We are huge breakfast people and thinking of canceling our Ohana "off day" ressie and switching to BOMA so we can just have a relaxing day at the resort. ANy help would be great! Thank you!
Having done both, Boma wins easily with my gang! It is our absolute favorite place to dine for breakfast. I say make the switch!
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Since this is my first time visiting AKL, I requested a savannah view room. Is there a better wing to ask for?
We just left on Monday and stayed on Kudu Trail- 2284- we were upgraded from pool view. We had giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, several kinds of birds, ankole cattle, eland, etc most of the day...they came very close to the boundary too. .
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Also, we ate at Boma twice for dinner and once for breakfast while there. Loved both meals.
We actually canceled another dinner reservation to eat at boma the second dinner time.
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Hello everyone! Great advice on this thread has helped me make some AKL decisions...including flipping my split stay from AKL pool view 3 nites then BC CL 4 nites..to......BC GV first 3 nites then AKL SV CL last 4 nites! I did that reading all the great things you've all had to say about AKL! I am very excited! Curious about Bounce Back offers...anyone just come back from AKL with an offer? Thinking about another trip and I haven't even gone yet... Oh Disney what you do to me.....
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Since this is my first time visiting AKL, I requested a savannah view room. Is there a better wing to ask for?
The restaurants and pool are located on the Zebra Trail side of the lodge.
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Since this is my first time visiting AKL, I requested a savannah view room. Is there a better wing to ask for?
....my fave is Zebra Trail, but I've also stayed on Kudu Trail and it's quieter....
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