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Old 01-03-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Last Minute Questions

Two weeks from now, we'll be on an airplane on our way to Disney!!

Ok, here are a few random questions.

1. We are staying at Kidani Village. If I cook breakfast, do I have to clean everything up or does mousekeeping do the dishes?

2. Do they have things like a waffle maker? What about basic cooking items (spatulas, etc.)

3. How accurate is the crowd calendar? Two days show 8's for us which makes me a little nervous. MLK day, I'm not surprised, but there is a random day, a Saturday I think that is also an 8. How long should I expect to wait in lines?
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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As far as clean up: I believe that is yours to do.

There is no waffle iron, but you will find some basic utinsels for cooking in the room.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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Studios do not have waffle makers but they do have toaster ovens. I can't speak to the larger sized rooms (but I would be surprised if they had waffle irons too).
Your mousekeeping also depends on if you're staying as a DVC guest or if you're paying cash for your room, or if you pay extra for daily mousekeeping. In any instance though, I don't think I have ever had mousekeeping do my dishes.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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We are paying cash. Does this mean they won't be coming in everyday to do beds, etc? Sorry, I'm new to all of this!
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If you're paying cash they will come daily...I'm not sure if they do dishes though.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:35 PM   #6
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I think you have to load them into the dishwasher and they will run it. Why not run it yourself though, right?
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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What size room do you have?

I don't remember any toaster ovens in any of the resorts that I stayed at (SSR x2, AKL x1). They do have microwaves in each room. Only the 1 bedroom suites and larger have a full size kitchen with a dishwasher. The studios only have a kitchenette. That is a small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. Nothing fancy.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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Here is a list right from the DVC members site about each room catagory.


Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas
Accommodations

Catch the spirit of the savanna and enjoy the comforts of home at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas at either Jambo House or Kidani Village.

Studio
Click here for Kidani Village room layout

* Sleeps up to four
* Queen-size bed, plus full-size sleeper sofa
* Flat-panel TV and DVD player
* Wet bar, small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker
* Private balcony
* 316-365 sq. ft. in Jambo House
* 366 sq. ft. in Kidani Village

One-Bedroom Vacation Home
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* Value Rooms sleep up to four, all others sleep up to five
* Master bedroom suite with king-size bed
* Master bathroom with whirlpool tub (additional bathroom in living area of One-Bedrooms in Kidani Village only)
* Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
* Sleeper chair in living room (except in Value Accommodations)
* Flat-panel TV and DVD player in living room, and flat-panel TV in master bedroom
* Full kitchen includes: coffee maker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
* Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
* Private balcony
* 629-710 sq. ft. in Jambo House
* 807 sq. ft. in Kidani Village

Dedicated Two-Bedroom Vacation Home

* Sleeps up to nine
* Master bedroom suite with king-size bed
* Three bathrooms: one is a Master bathroom with whirlpool tub
* Second bedroom with two queen-size beds
* Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
* Sleeper chair in living room
* Flat-panel TV and DVD player in living room, and flat-panel TV in master bedroom and the second bedroom
* Full kitchen includes: coffee maker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
* Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
* Private balcony
* 1,173 sq. ft. in Kidani Village

Two-Bedroom Lockoff Vacation Home
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* Defined as a Studio plus One-Bedroom
* Value Rooms sleep up to eight, all others sleep up to nine
* Master bedroom suite with king-size bed
* Two bathrooms: one is a Master bathroom with whirlpool tub (Vacation Homes located in Kidani Village will have a third bathroom)
* Second bedroom with one queen-size bed plus one full-size sleeper sofa
* Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
* Sleeper chair in living room (except in Value Accommodations)
* Flat-panel TV and DVD player in living room, and flat-panel TV in master bedroom and the second bedroom
* Full kitchen includes: coffee maker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
* Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
* Private balcony
* 945-1075 sq. ft. in Jambo House
* 1,173 sq. ft. in Kidani Village

Grand Villa Vacation Home
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Click here for Jambo House room layout

* Sleeps up to twelve
* Grand Villa Vacation Homes located in Jambo House will be one-level while Grand Villas located in Kidani Village will be two-level.
* Master bedroom suite with king-size bed
* Four bathrooms: one is a Master bathroom with whirlpool tub
* Two additional bedrooms, each with two queen-size beds
* Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room
* Flat-panel TV and DVD player in living room, and flat-panel TV in master bedroom and both additional bedrooms
* Full kitchen includes: coffee maker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
* Dining room with dining table and chairs
* Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
* Private balcony
* Vacation Homes located in Kidani Village have an additional sitting area upstairs with a queen-size sleeper sofa (maximum occupancy is 12, but extra sleeper sofa adds flexibility for sleeping arrangements)
* 2,349 sq. ft. in Jambo House
* 2,201 sq. ft. in Kidani Village

Jambo House Concierge Accommodations
Studio, One-Bedroom, and Two-Bedroom Lockoff
Click here for Jambo House room layouts

Kilimanjaro Club Concierge accommodations include the following Kilimanjaro Club Level Services:

* Advanced Walt Disney World itinerary planning service
* Personalized front desk and Concierge service
* Daily housekeeping service and evening turndown with chocolates
* Secured key access to 6th floor and Club Level lounge
* Weekday newspaper delivery of USA Today
* Assistance with special events planning and shopping
* Club Level Lounge refreshments





*Amenities may vary by resort and are subject to change without notice.

Floor plans and furnishings are subject to change. Actual room size may vary.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:41 PM   #9
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We are staying in a two-bedroom. Sounds like we'll have to go with frozen waffles, but we'll live.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:44 PM   #10
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What about dishwashing soap and dishwasher detergent? Is that provided or should I bring my own?
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What about dishwashing soap and dishwasher detergent? Is that provided or should I bring my own?
You will have both dishwashing soap and dish detergent in your unit. There should also be some paper towels, dish towels, and a package of Tide (if you're in a two bedroom you will have a washer/dryer in there as well). Have a great time!!
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We paid cash at SSR last year and had wonderful mousekeeping. No towel animals, but we tipped daily ($5 a day, there were five adults, two toddlers in a 2BR) and the mousekeepers would run our dishwasher and always left extra soaps, detergents, coffee. The women we encountered were very sweet and helpful.

I did bring a few sample sized laundry detergents (powder Tide is what they leave for you), a few dishwashing tabs, and dryer sheets -- no dryer sheets are included. I also brought coffee filters (the basket kind).

I also did a garden grocer order mainly for breakfasts. I think frozen waffles were available. Save room for the Mickey waffles!

Have a wonderful trip.
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