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Old 07-10-2014, 09:58 AM   #1
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Animal Kingdom Lodge Night Safari

For those who have stayed at AKL and have experienced the night safari, would you please share your experience?
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Expensive but well worth it

We have been on the Wayama Safari 4 previous times and are going again in October. We love it! Having the ability to ask questions and get up close to the animals is a highlight. Of course, dinner at Jiko is amazing!!!!

I have the Disney Visa and use my reward points from that to pay for the safari - a win-win for us. That being said, I would also pay out-of-pocket for the evening - it's that good (IMHO).

I highly recommend the safari.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:11 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the OP was asking about the Night Safari as AKL, which is not the same as the Wanyama (Sunset) Safari.

To the OP, I haven't done the Night Safari, so I don't have any first hand knowledge. I looked into when I stayed at AKL in March of 2013. It sounded interesting, but I ultimately decided that I wanted to see how much I like night vision goggles first. They have night vision goggles that guests can use at one of the lookouts (by the pool) each night.

I've only seen a limited number of reviews for the Night Safari here on the Disboard. They've been kind of mixed; most folks said it was fun, but they weren't sure it was worth the cost. A couple of older review threads.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3221989
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:54 PM   #4
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If you are talking about night vision goggles that we did that a couple years ago. CM's were located behind the pool area and each person took turns with the night vision goggles (no charge) to look at the animals as they were either walking around or laying down. Personally I like to watch them during feeding time in the mornings.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:13 AM   #5
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THank you. Your attached disboard threads helped me make my decision. We will pass.

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I'm pretty sure the OP was asking about the Night Safari as AKL, which is not the same as the Wanyama (Sunset) Safari.

To the OP, I haven't done the Night Safari, so I don't have any first hand knowledge. I looked into when I stayed at AKL in March of 2013. It sounded interesting, but I ultimately decided that I wanted to see how much I like night vision goggles first. They have night vision goggles that guests can use at one of the lookouts (by the pool) each night.

I've only seen a limited number of reviews for the Night Safari here on the Disboard. They've been kind of mixed; most folks said it was fun, but they weren't sure it was worth the cost. A couple of older review threads.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3221989
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3221989
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