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Old 08-19-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Simpsons returned - AK Day 5

Tuesday 21st July 2009

Up at 6.30am and ready to catch the bus to AK by 7.20 for our Tusker House breakfast. Very quick journey from AKL to the park. I was a woman on a mission this morning, I had forgotten to ask for the park tickets to be added onto our room key when checking in so nipped down to the desk last night to ask them to do it.



The desk clerk said they could only put 10 day tickets onto the room keys not the 14 day ones we had and to ask at park guest services so that was the first place I headed to. Received no joy there either, she said guest service couldn't do it either! Entered the park and guided towards the restaurant appetites at the ready.



This is Glen's healthy breakfast, not mine, the sugar rush kept him energised all morning



Thanks to the lady at the next table we have a photo of us all with Donald.





Left there after meeting all the characters, got a fastpass for the safari at 10am. Made our way over to Lion King show which must have started very early in the day as we did it before the safari!



Back to the safari where there were very few animals on view so took a pic of the truck behind us!



Rode the train at Rafiki's Planet Watch but were not in the mood for some education time so stayed on it for the ride back again - not impressed. Had a browse in some shops.



Met our 1st photopass photographer so made use of him.



Went back to the hotel to spend the afternoon in the pool. Called in the hotel shop first where they sold larger containers of milk (for the cereal we had in our room). I later found out (when we moved to the Poly and couldn't get this size milk) because AK has villas they have a selection of food items but I can't understand why the lodge shop sold this when the villas are located at a different place.



Ashley having fun playing basketball in the pool.











The viewing area we had from our room also backed onto the pool area so went to see if we could see our room, Glen had gone back to the room so we sent him a text to wave a towel at us.





There was the photopass photographer walking around the pool, he is there to do the family portrait sessions but often has spare time so he wanders around the resort. I asked him to take a family photo of us in the water which he did and told us to go into the lobby about 4.30 where they set up the portrait sessions and if he is free would take one of us.


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Old 08-19-2009, 04:50 AM   #2
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We had decided to go the AK for the evening as well as it was EMH and we hadn't seen it in the dark before. We went to Restaurantosaurus for fries, nuggets and bugers for tea. Went on Kali River Rapids and generally walked around but the queue for Everest was just too long.







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Old 08-19-2009, 06:01 AM   #3
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You do like to fit a lot into your days don't you.
No wonder your lad needed that energy filled breakfast
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #4
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #5
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:09 AM   #6
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Lovely day. When we were staying at a value in 2006 we had no problems getting 14 days MYW onto our room keys?

I've never done AK in the dark, looks great!
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:52 AM   #7
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Good job taking notes (as you must have) to produce reports of such packed days. Enjoying your pictures as well as your words.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:25 AM   #8
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You do like to fit a lot into your days don't you.
No wonder your lad needed that energy filled breakfast
You know, at the time both DH and I felt like we weren't doing enough! But looking back and from some posters comments about how much we were doing maybe we were overdoing it! That may explain why the boys kept wanting to go back to the room (we thought to play on their PSP's!!!!) but that's the way we are, never like to miss a moment of holiday time, plenty of time to relax at home for the rest of the school holidays.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:29 AM   #9
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Lovely day. When we were staying at a value in 2006 we had no problems getting 14 days MYW onto our room keys?

I've never done AK in the dark, looks great!
We tried again when checking in the Poly as by then we only had 7 days left on the tickets and they said if we had bought the tickets as part of the holiday package it could have been done but we had bought them through a UK ticket agency so it couldn't be done, I think we had every excuse under the sun!

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Good job taking notes (as you must have) to produce reports of such packed days. Enjoying your pictures as well as your words.
Thank you for your kind comments, I took brief notes at the end of each day remembering as best I could and the order in which the photos were taken also remind me of what we were doing!
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:09 PM   #10
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Did you love the Lion King Show? It's a must for us to see! Loved the pics of you pedaling the boys in the cart, and Glen in the Dino car. I thought you said he doesn't drive yet...

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:10 PM   #11
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I love the official photo of all of you at AK!
Like one of the other posters, we have never been to AK in the dark - maybe something to try when we go in 4 weeks!!!!
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The picture of animal kingdom in the dark is great. I didn't even know they had EMH there! Thanks for posting.
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Another awesome day but are you really changing hotels for a thrid time!!! Thats really brave of you
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great day, we have never managed a first day at AK,

They have villas in the main lodge, (we are booked in them for January)
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:11 AM   #15
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I'm loving your trip report so far! I'm the same as you with the busy days, I want to get as much fun in as possible!!
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