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Old 08-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #31
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Question about AKL CL....

I know that the CL rooms are on a separate floor from the lounge, but are the actual rooms situated well in the resort. i.e- near the lobby

Or, would you still be subject to the "long walks" that some people speak of?

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I know that the CL rooms are on a separate floor from the lounge, but are the actual rooms situated well in the resort. i.e- near the lobby

Or, would you still be subject to the "long walks" that some people speak of?

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CL rooms are on the 4th floor in the first pod off the lobby (on Kudu and Zebra Trails). Occasionally a CL room might be in the 2nd pod, but they try to keep all CL by the lobby.
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CL rooms are on the 4th floor in the first pod off the lobby (on Kudu and Zebra Trails). Occasionally a CL room might be in the 2nd pod, but they try to keep all CL by the lobby.
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Is there a list anywhere of the food offerings in the lounge (for hot appetizers)?
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Is there a list anywhere of the food offerings in the lounge (for hot appetizers)?
The hot appetizers change daily. Usually 2 hot choices available from 5-7pm. They are from Boma & Jiko. They also put out bread/hummus/cheese and cold veggie assortment (carrots, olives.......) OK, my mind is blank - time for me to refresh my memory with a trip to AKL Club Level! (next week! )

These are almost a year old....... I'll get some new ones soon!





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OK, I posted this ? on the other thread, but I'll move it over here now:

Not that I expect it, but I've heard sometimes people get upgraded. We have just booked a standard room, and honestly I'd be happy with a view of a wall just to get to stay at AKL! I called Disney to see if I could request a bunk bed room, and the CM said they are not available in standard rooms. Still not a problem. But if we do online check-in, won't they automatically assign us a room? I was hoping for some pixie dust that maybe when we check in at the resort, they would have an upgrade available. Is that true, or may they still do that with online check in? Any opinions would be appreciated!
Well it wasn't an upgrade, but we found ourselves blessed with a "people pen view" for our standard view room in January. (Apparently these rooms were originally classified as savanna views, but folks complained). It was terrific. Not sure if they can make a notation for such for your reservation? It was a long walk from the lobby, but we thought it was worth it. HTH.
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Ohhhh, tell me about this Lunch with and Animal Specialist!!!! I haven't heard of it. We love Sanaa and we love animals....this could be very cool! How much was it, how long was it etc?
Not sure, but I believe that the price was $49 per adult, $29 per child? I think that included tax. It is offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:30/12 noon. The animal specialist (zookeeper) Kim was very lively and knowledgeable. We enjoyed her anecdotes of caring for the various animals on the savannas of both resorts. Lunch was delicious, but I was focused on listening to her, so the meal receded in my memory. My 8 y/o son really enjoyed both the dialogue and the food as well. Oh and I really appreciated that the chef came to the table to describe the food and custom of sharing a meal and experiences together. It was wonderful.
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I am happy today!! Not only will I be in Disney in 3 days...I just booked F&W at AKL for November!!!! YAY!!!!! Pool View again!
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Thank you RachelTori!!!

Would love to hear an update after your upcoming trip!
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You're welcome! I will be happy to update after our vacation!
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Hi! This board is really helping me out! I am Doing a quick one night stay and curious for the current activity schedule- pool activities and such. Does anyone have a link to this? Thanks!!
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Hi guys! We are headed to AKL for 9 days on Sept. 13th. Woo hoo! We are staying CL, which we did last time too. The Sunrise Safari was one of the most amazing Disney experiences ever.

Anyway, when I talked to a CM from IPO a few days ago, he seemed surprised that I hadn't made any room requests as far as location/view. I told him I would look into it and let him know once I talked to the DIS experts.

Any advice as far as room requests/views for CL rooms? What are the options? Thanks!
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Hi guys! We are headed to AKL for 9 days on Sept. 13th. Woo hoo! We are staying CL, which we did last time too. The Sunrise Safari was one of the most amazing Disney experiences ever.

Anyway, when I talked to a CM from IPO a few days ago, he seemed surprised that I hadn't made any room requests as far as location/view. I told him I would look into it and let him know once I talked to the DIS experts.

Any advice as far as room requests/views for CL rooms? What are the options? Thanks!
That's very odd....... do you happen to remember who you spoke with at IPO? The only CL request I have ever made is which trail -- Kudu or Zebra. You get a "Savanna view" (so don't need to request that); the rooms are all "near lobby" (so don't need to request that).
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