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Old 11-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #976
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No smells from our view. Lots of action and we saw a baby giraffe! Balconies are very private.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #977
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We are staying our last two nights at AKL and really splurged with club level. I would be super disappointed if we didn't see animals. I'm trying to figure out what to request since I've read a few things about getting pool view with the club level. I'm not paying that much to not have a savannah view. If that's the case, I would rather do without club level and just book savannah view.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:35 PM   #978
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Woot woot, it's so exciting to see other people booked for AKL like us in this thread lately!

We're 67 days out from out trip and every moment I think I'm done with the planning, something alway scauses it to change. So I thought I'd get some opinions on what we have down so far....please give some feedback!

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #979
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Hahaha - I didn't even think of that!!
Honestly, I didn't either until he said something about it.

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No smells from our view. Lots of action and we saw a baby giraffe! Balconies are very private.
I didn't think people would pay extra, just to not be able to sit on the balcony b/c of a poopy smell. My DH is just paranoid about it, I think. A baby giraffe would be awesome!! They are so cute!!
From what I am reading about the Arusha views, is they warn they are not as private as the other savanna views since it is the main savanna.


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Woot woot, it's so exciting to see other people booked for AKL like us in this thread lately!

We're 67 days out from out trip and every moment I think I'm done with the planning, something alway scauses it to change. So I thought I'd get some opinions on what we have down so far....please give some feedback!

Brace yourself, here's the fancy Xcel Spreadsheet:

Love the spreadsheet!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:35 AM   #980
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No smells from our view. Lots of action and we saw a baby giraffe! Balconies are very private.
No smells. Come on, this is Disney, they do not allow animals to have smelly poop
The 2 visits we were with SV, I definately would not call the balconies private. Here is a couple of photos. The first one is the wooden wall between balconies and the 2nd shows that you can see all the balconies accross and the majority to the left (not pictured).



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Old 11-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #981
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No smells. Come on, this is Disney, they do not allow animals to have smelly poop
The hubby called earlier and we were talking about it. When he called it the poop view, I said, "Food doesn't have calories at WDW, and animals don't poop."
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #982
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I was booked for Jan 16-28 but have changed my dates to Jan 26-feb 6. Thanks... So excited its right around the corner!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #983
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No smells. Come on, this is Disney, they do not allow animals to have smelly poop
The 2 visits we were with SV, I definately would not call the balconies private. Here is a couple of photos. The first one is the wooden wall between balconies and the 2nd shows that you can see all the balconies accross and the majority to the left (not pictured).



Did you bring binoculars or were they in the room for you to use? We willl be staying at AKV Kidani for part of of January stay. That might be a good christmas gift idea if we need them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #984
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The hubby called earlier and we were talking about it. When he called it the poop view, I said, "Food doesn't have calories at WDW, and animals don't poop."
That's good to know since we'll be on the dXDDP this time!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #985
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No smells. Come on, this is Disney, they do not allow animals to have smelly poop
The 2 visits we were with SV, I definately would not call the balconies private. Here is a couple of photos. The first one is the wooden wall between balconies and the 2nd shows that you can see all the balconies accross and the majority to the left (not pictured).



Great pics!! But I don't see any animails...did you see a lot from your balcony during your trip?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:02 PM   #986
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I was booked for Jan 16-28 but have changed my dates to Jan 26-feb 6. Thanks... So excited its right around the corner!!
I tried updating from my phone, but I'm having trouble with making it do that. As soon as I get home, I'll update you.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #987
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That's good to know since we'll be on the dXDDP this time!!
We did the DlxDDP on our last trip. I loved it, but the DH thought we spent too much time on meals. Either making sure we weren't late, waiting at the restaurant to be seated, or eating. We only had 2 ADRs a day.
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We did the DlxDDP on our last trip. I loved it, but the DH thought we spent too much time on meals. Either making sure we weren't late, waiting at the restaurant to be seated, or eating. We only had 2 ADRs a day.
Well I'd probably be on your side if I got a vote in your family Although we've never done the dXDDP so we'll see after our next trip how we feel!

We only have 2 ADRs a day as well and I tried to book places covenient to where we are going to be and it's just me and my DH so we usually can get through everything we want to see pretty quick and our dinner ADRs are later, mostly after all the parks close. So...we'll see how it goes! If I could just get that BoG ADR and I'd be ecstatic!!!!
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Did you bring binoculars or were they in the room for you to use? We willl be staying at AKV Kidani for part of of January stay. That might be a good christmas gift idea if we need them.
No binoculars in the room, but the times we stayed, I didn't feel like we needed them.
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