Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-21-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
AKL LOVER
Are we there yet??
 
AKL LOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 979

Next trip I'm booking a resort w/out a pool! *Pg 25 Final DxDP numbers & last update!

Welcome aboard the motorcoah...er, I mean my TR! You're on your way to a magical journey, where children test your patience and not everything goes as planned, but the magic never stops! We hope you'll share some laughs along the way. So sit back, relax and let my family do the driving!



My son couldn't stop quoting the motorcoach recordings, so I thought it only appropriate to start my TR that way!




Now, let's get this TR started!


TR updates:

The who, when, and where for those of you just joining
We're here and staying CL...lead me to the drinks!
It's a 'really lame, outdated ride' world: Part 1
It's a 'really lame, outdated ride' world: Part 2
Not a trip update, but still Disney related!
A Fantasmic night--or was it???
Fuzzy Disney math--DxDP Redux, Days 1 & 2
ToT, TSM and Beauty and the Beast, or BUST!
Hoop Dee Doo or Hoop Dee Don't?!?!
Day 3 Fuzzy Disney Math
Dumbo or Die!
What's a girl gotta do to see some pirates around here???
You Mickey-me Crazy!
What it's like to dine at Jiko with no kids and a FABULOUS waitress named Stephanie...
Day 4 Fuzzy Disney Math
It's my trip and we'll tour how I want to! Part 1
It's my trip and we'll tour how I want to! Part 2
It's my trip and we'll tour how I want to! Part 3
Day 5 Fuzzy Disney Math
Finally a day with no pool--could it be true?!? Part 1
Opps...Jamaica not Disney
Finally a day with no pool--could it be true?!? Part 2
Exactly how does one eat a work of art???
Day 6 Fuzzy Disney Math
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates ride for me?!?
You almost missed the ME for WHAT?!?
The actual trip has ended so why won't the trip home?!?
Day 7 Fuzzy Disney Math
Fuzzy Disney Math that doesn't seem so fuzzy anymore (aka Final DxDP numbers!!)

Last edited by AKL LOVER; 11-01-2011 at 07:42 PM.
AKL LOVER is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
AKL LOVER
Are we there yet??
 
AKL LOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 979

For those of you just joining...this update is for you!

For those of you following me over from my PTR...thank you! And feel free to skip this update as it may be a bit redundant.


This trip was my family and I's 4th trip to the world. We went from May 2-8. This time, it was just the 4 of us:

DD6



DS4



DH and I



Here were are at MK on on our very first trip:







This trip we stayed at AKL, Jambo house and we had Deluxe Dining. In fact, this is the only resort we've ever stayed at! I know, some people think this is crazy but it works for us for a few reasons:

1) my kids love the animals and DH and I love the deluxe accommodations

2) it just feels like home; I think this is because it will forever remind me of our first family trip--I almost can't stand the idea of going to Disney and NOT going to AKL.

3) We loved how this resort doesn't ever seem to be too crowded and how the busses aren't shared with another resort (just with Kidani now).

4) Frankly, I tend to be a creature of habit...sad, but true!


Although, just because we have always stayed at AKL, doesn't mean that our trips are always the same. Each trip we have stayed in a different type of room. This trip we tried out Club Level!!




I actually learned a lot about planning and touring on this trip--more than I thought I would. Since it was our 4th trip, I assumed I was pretty much an expert at planning a trip for my family...

Boy was I wrong!!

How does a trip work with deluxe dining AND club level? Is club level all it's cracked up to be? Just why am I against pools? Did I see any crazy giraffe races out on the savanna?? These questions and many more will be answered during this adventure of a TR!!





Up next: Is Club Level check-in really better?

Last edited by AKL LOVER; 05-21-2011 at 04:43 PM.
AKL LOVER is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-21-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
AKL LOVER
Are we there yet??
 
AKL LOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 979

I seriously hate photobucket right now. Sorry about the gi-normous picture sizes. I have tried and tried to resize them and make them smaller, but it never changes the size! I think it's because I originally uploaded them too big. GGGRRRR!
AKL LOVER is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #4
emma212010
DIS Veteran
 
emma212010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 1,194 miles from the Magic Kingdom
Posts: 1,134

Joining in!!! Sounds like a fun trip!!

It's ok about the pics...I did the same thing on my TR! All of my pics are like IN YOUR FACE!
__________________
1997-POFQ (First Visit!), 1998-ASMo, 2001-ASM, 2003-POFQ, 2003-CBR, 2005-offsite, 2006-offsite, 2007-Poly & offsite, 2009-POR, 2010-Dolphin & Poly, 2012- POP & POFQ, 2013 June-Dolphin, 2013 July- AKL, 2014 Jan- AoA

Visiting Mom for the holidays! January 2014 TR (Current)
Moving Mom to FL and DBF's first Disney trip June 2013 PTR and TR
Mother/Daughter June 2012 PTR and TR
Graduation/Anniversary Trip July 2010 TR
emma212010 is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
NMW
DIS Veteran
 
NMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,098

Subscribing
__________________
NMW is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
Becc1
DIS Veteran
 
Becc1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,165

I'm in can't wait to hear all about your trip!
__________________
Lisa Chris Christian 17 Ben 10 Sam 9 Emily 6
85-93 offsite, Jan 02 AKL, AUG 08 Offsite Villa, AUG 09 POP, MAY 11 POP, April 12 Disneyland

Can I really keep my mouth shut for the next 6 months?
Princesses don't hit, kick or spit! A May/June 2011 TR

Becc1 is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 07:24 PM   #7
momabbate
Mouseketeer
 
momabbate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: iowa
Posts: 419

Woohooo Can't wait to read all about this magical trip.
__________________
momabbate is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
Lidian
DIS Veteran
 
Lidian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: TN
Posts: 3,299

I'm here, I'm here!

Granted, I may fall behind ... but I am here!!
__________________
Me DH DD12 DS8 DS8months Stormy
2009 - June 6 - 11 @ AS Movies ~*~*~ 2010 - April 24 - May 1 @ CBR Pirate ~*~*~ 2011 - May 22 - 27 @ CSR & 28-29 offsite ~*~*~ 2012 - March 3 - 9 @ CBR ~*~*~ 2014 - October 1-10 @ POR

May 2011 3rd Visit Surprise! (PTR) ~*~*~ May 2011: Year of the Surprises! (TR)
March 2012: Spring Break, Here we come! (PTR) ~*~*~ March 2012: The Year I Survived Spring Break! (TR)


Lidian is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 07:50 PM   #9
ScrappyRN
Mouseketeer
 
ScrappyRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 314

I'm in. We've toyed with the idea of staying at AKL or AKV, so I can't wait to hear more about the resort. We really fell in love with WL and this year we are staying at BCV to try something new and I'm a little nervous.
__________________
Me(42), DH(42),:DS(12),

1975, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1989- Offsite
9/04- SSR, 5/06- SSR, 12/07-SSR, 10/08-SSR, 10/09-WL, 6/10-WLV, 8/10-WL, 11/10-POFQ, 8/11-BCV, 11/11-CSR, 6/12- BWV, 9/12- SSR, 5/13-BWV, 8/13-Aulani, 9/13 off site, 10/13-offsite, 12/13-offsite, 1/14- offsite, 4/14- offsite
ScrappyRN is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 08:04 PM   #10
CAStevens218
DIS Veteran
 
CAStevens218's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 695

Great start! I'm in! AKL is definitely one of the top resorts on my list of "to-do's", so I'm excited to hear your take on it!!!
__________________
~**~**Christin**~**~

November 1997 All Star Sports * January 2009 Pop Century * December 2010 All Star Music * January 2012 Pop Century * July/August 2012 Port Orleans Riverside/Beach Club * February/March 2013 All Star Sports/Art of Animation

Are You Sure That Snow is Fake? December 2010 Trip Report
We Are Flying 1000 Miles to Run 13?!? January 2012 Trip Report
This Relaxation Thing Looks GOOD On Us!! July/August 2012 Honeymoon Trip Report
I'm Just SO HAPPY To Be Here!!! February/March 2013 Trip Report - IN PROGRESS!
CAStevens218 is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 08:32 PM   #11
sahm2two
Mouseketeer
 
sahm2two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 419

I'm here! Can't wait to hear all about the giraffe races!
sahm2two is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 09:15 PM   #12
Aburns8
DIS Veteran
 
Aburns8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Suffolk, VA (used to be MI)
Posts: 1,333

Joining in! Can't wait to hear about your adventure!
__________________
Andrea Brian DS (1) Louie Lucky Leo
Aburns8 is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 10:02 PM   #13
Joyciemc
DIS Veteran
 
Joyciemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Quincy, MA
Posts: 2,638

Yay, you started! Can't wait to hear all about it! And, I'm done housesitting so I can actually read and reply normally!
Joyciemc is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 11:05 PM   #14
amandaw
DIS Veteran
 
amandaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 4,130

Joining in on the fun! I can't wait to hear about AKL. I'd really like to try that resort, but my DH has given me a firm "NO" on it. So, I'll live vicariously through you for now....
amandaw is offline  
Old 05-22-2011, 07:01 AM   #15
beebeeryan
DIS Veteran
 
beebeeryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 694

Followed over, can't wait to hear about the trip. I'd love to try AKL someday, it just seems so far out, but looks beautiful and peaceful, maybe that makes up for it.
__________________
Barbara , DH , DS 10 DS 7
DS's Magic Moment
Aug 1984 ~ Dec 1992 ~ May 1998 (POFQ) ~ Aug 2010 (VWL-Video) ~ Aug 2011 (CR) PTR Video TR~ Aug 2013 (YC)Review Dining Video



beebeeryan is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.