Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 08-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #1576
Pinkocto
In love with all things Disney. Happily joined DVC 01/11.
 
Pinkocto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 7,470

Quote:
Originally Posted by alicia080979 View Post
Sorry for the losses I have been reading about in this thread! I hope everyone stays safe from Isaac too!

We just switched to AKL standard room yesterday from a moderate and I'm second guessing myself. I love, love, loved Kidani last year and this year wanted to stay somewhere new (going the Jambo House counts right??) and really felt like AKL is the only resort that truely feels like you have been transported somewhere far away. We are taking my MIL on her first and likely only trip so even though it was a stretch financially (we are heading down for 10 days in less than 3 weeks so this was an extra unplanned/unbudgeted trip this year) I really wanted her to experience AKL.

Now I'm wondering if we should switch back to a Mod since we can't afford the Savannah view. We had one at Kidani and waking up in the morning to the sounds of zebras playing was truly the highlight of our trip. If we stick with a standard, is there a certain area I should request that would be close to the Mara and close to the valet/main entrance? I found a map and it looked like unless I pay for a pool view and request Zebra trail that isn't really possible?

Thanks!
I would definately stay put. AKL any room is better than not being there at all. Just my opinion though tons of viewing areas everywhere.
__________________
-Pam

First Trip - YC '89, CSR '98, Pop '07, Music '08, AKL CL 1/11, SSR 12/11, 5N Dream Cruise & AKV 3/12, AKV CL 9/12 , OKW 12/12, 4N Wonder Cruise 1/13, 7N Fantasy Cruise & AKV CL 3/13, AKV 6/13, DL 9/13, VGF 12/13, OKW/AKV 1/14, 5N Wonder Cruise/VBR 3/14, Western Fantasy/BCV 5/14, AKV/BCV 10/14
Pinkocto is offline  
Old 08-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #1577
Pinkocto
In love with all things Disney. Happily joined DVC 01/11.
 
Pinkocto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 7,470

Wendy, I'm sorry for your loss and I hope the storm doesn't cause too much trouble.
__________________
-Pam

First Trip - YC '89, CSR '98, Pop '07, Music '08, AKL CL 1/11, SSR 12/11, 5N Dream Cruise & AKV 3/12, AKV CL 9/12 , OKW 12/12, 4N Wonder Cruise 1/13, 7N Fantasy Cruise & AKV CL 3/13, AKV 6/13, DL 9/13, VGF 12/13, OKW/AKV 1/14, 5N Wonder Cruise/VBR 3/14, Western Fantasy/BCV 5/14, AKV/BCV 10/14
Pinkocto is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-28-2012, 03:28 PM   #1578
RachelTori
AKL Jambo Wildbunch

Sees little green people
Wants to dine with Kansas
 
RachelTori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Georgia & SSR
Posts: 13,363

Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmar067 View Post
....can you say 'pour. salt. in. wound.' ??
Oops! Didn't intend to rub it in. Just thought as part of the Jambo Wildbunch Gang (even though that tag is missing! ) it was my duty to check it out!
__________________
LOR-uh



RachelTori is offline  
Old 08-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #1579
PNO4TE
DIS Musician
Piano Teacher
Can't stay awake at night for the "hen parties"
 
PNO4TE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 31,467

Quote:
Originally Posted by RachelTori View Post
I did! 5 words: Cabana Bar and Beach Club!!
And now you have persuaded Bob and me to spend quite a bit of time there in October!
__________________
Elin

"Music... this is the favorite passion of my soul." ~ Thomas Jefferson
‎"Good wine is a necessity of life for me" ~ Thomas Jefferson

In memory of June. 09/04/06. "Keep the board going for me while I'm gone..."
PNO4TE is offline  
Old 08-28-2012, 07:23 PM   #1580
RachelTori
AKL Jambo Wildbunch

Sees little green people
Wants to dine with Kansas
 
RachelTori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Georgia & SSR
Posts: 13,363

Quote:
Originally Posted by PNO4TE View Post
And now you have persuaded Bob and me to spend quite a bit of time there in October!



I noticed I really had to twist your arm, didn't I?!!









__________________
LOR-uh



RachelTori is offline  
Old 08-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #1581
kimmar067
We have squash and zucchini coming outta the wazoo
I just shot coffee through my NOSE!!
 
kimmar067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: "Exit 16W" of the Land of the Last!
Posts: 90,234

....update....film at eleven....



....and, BTW, I lnow you didn't mean to rub it in....thanks!
__________________
July 1992~off-site Dec 1999~CSR Feb 2001~DxL Nov 2001~Dolphin July 2002~CBR Aug 2002~WL Feb 2005~AKL/concierge Feb 2005~AKL Aug 2006~PoP C Aug 2006~AKL Dec 2007~DolphinJuly/Aug 2010~Mystic Dunes April 2013 ~ AKL"That's IT! The absolutely, positively VERY LAST Marino....." "We WEREN'T the 'Castle Family', We Didn't..." "The Trippie Who Hath..."
I've been BOO'ED!!!
kimmar067 is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 12:22 AM   #1582
aubriee
Chocolate always makes things better
 
aubriee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East of Dallas
Posts: 14,811

Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmar067 View Post
....I know that there is an elevator on Zebra Trail - not sure if it goes down to the 'Arusha Rock level'; somehow I'm thinking that it does....
Quote:
Originally Posted by RachelTori View Post
There is an elevator after the 2nd pod of rooms in Zebra Trail and also the same on Kudu trail. The lowest level is "Level 2" and then your mom can take the ECV down the hall and out the doors to Arusha Rock!

You are correct. It does and just to make sure, I went over there myself today and checked!
Thanks so much!

Just three more days, just three more days, just three more days! I work night shift, so I've got to work just two more nights, just two more nights, just two more nights! lol This has been the longest week already. I am soooo ready for vacation!

Last edited by aubriee; 08-29-2012 at 12:29 AM.
aubriee is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 05:37 AM   #1583
RachelTori
AKL Jambo Wildbunch

Sees little green people
Wants to dine with Kansas
 
RachelTori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Georgia & SSR
Posts: 13,363

Good morning Js & Ks!



Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmar067 View Post
....update....film at eleven....



....and, BTW, I lnow you didn't mean to rub it in....thanks!




Quote:
Originally Posted by aubriee View Post
Thanks so much!

Just three more days, just three more days, just three more days! I work night shift, so I've got to work just two more nights, just two more nights, just two more nights! lol This has been the longest week already. I am soooo ready for vacation!
The weather is going to improve by this weekend - good timing on your trip! Still supposed to be hot & muggy (lows in 70s, highs in low 90s), but rain chances back down to normal patterns (30%). Wishing you and your mom a magical vacation!



Hoping and praying all those in Isaac's path are safe.
__________________
LOR-uh



RachelTori is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 08:15 AM   #1584
PNO4TE
DIS Musician
Piano Teacher
Can't stay awake at night for the "hen parties"
 
PNO4TE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 31,467

Quote:
Originally Posted by RachelTori View Post



I noticed I really had to twist your arm, didn't I?!!









Well... only took two photos and a description of the place.
__________________
Elin

"Music... this is the favorite passion of my soul." ~ Thomas Jefferson
‎"Good wine is a necessity of life for me" ~ Thomas Jefferson

In memory of June. 09/04/06. "Keep the board going for me while I'm gone..."
PNO4TE is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 08:17 AM   #1585
PNO4TE
DIS Musician
Piano Teacher
Can't stay awake at night for the "hen parties"
 
PNO4TE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 31,467

Good morning, Js & Ks!

I have been watching the coverage of Isaac and am praying that it gets the heck out of Dodge very soon so the enormous amounts of rain they are predicting don't really happen!
__________________
Elin

"Music... this is the favorite passion of my soul." ~ Thomas Jefferson
‎"Good wine is a necessity of life for me" ~ Thomas Jefferson

In memory of June. 09/04/06. "Keep the board going for me while I'm gone..."
PNO4TE is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #1586
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 47,429

Quote:
Originally Posted by RachelTori View Post
I did! 5 words: Cabana Bar and Beach Club!!
When I was there last year, we did that during one of rain delays, and the bar right outside Yatchsman, is very nice on a rainy day!
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 08:20 AM   #1587
dgbg100106

It is pretty unique... Just like me
Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me
 
dgbg100106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 47,429

Quote:
Originally Posted by aubriee View Post
Thanks so much!

Just three more days, just three more days, just three more days! I work night shift, so I've got to work just two more nights, just two more nights, just two more nights! lol This has been the longest week already. I am soooo ready for vacation!
Have a great time!
__________________
Brandi & David Thanks Lulu's Mom

73 Cont, 74 Poly, 91 Swan, 02 CBR, 05 BWV, 09 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 10 Jambo House AKL (F&WF), 11 BWV, 11 BCV (F&WF)

2013 Cruising adventures
3rd times a Charm, F&WF2011 Celebrating Graduations at the world2010 F&WF, AKV with Sunrise Safari and 7 nights on Cruise
dgbg100106 is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 09:26 AM   #1588
kimmar067
We have squash and zucchini coming outta the wazoo
I just shot coffee through my NOSE!!
 
kimmar067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: "Exit 16W" of the Land of the Last!
Posts: 90,234

Quote:
Originally Posted by aubriee View Post
Thanks so much!

Just three more days, just three more days, just three more days! I work night shift, so I've got to work just two more nights, just two more nights, just two more nights! lol This has been the longest week already. I am soooo ready for vacation!
....show some enthusiasm already, will ya.....





























































__________________
July 1992~off-site Dec 1999~CSR Feb 2001~DxL Nov 2001~Dolphin July 2002~CBR Aug 2002~WL Feb 2005~AKL/concierge Feb 2005~AKL Aug 2006~PoP C Aug 2006~AKL Dec 2007~DolphinJuly/Aug 2010~Mystic Dunes April 2013 ~ AKL"That's IT! The absolutely, positively VERY LAST Marino....." "We WEREN'T the 'Castle Family', We Didn't..." "The Trippie Who Hath..."
I've been BOO'ED!!!
kimmar067 is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #1589
kimmar067
We have squash and zucchini coming outta the wazoo
I just shot coffee through my NOSE!!
 
kimmar067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: "Exit 16W" of the Land of the Last!
Posts: 90,234

....off-topic, but I just wanted to say that my lil' bro and his family are thoroughly enjoying BWV,,,,,they already have WDW in April in their sights!
__________________
July 1992~off-site Dec 1999~CSR Feb 2001~DxL Nov 2001~Dolphin July 2002~CBR Aug 2002~WL Feb 2005~AKL/concierge Feb 2005~AKL Aug 2006~PoP C Aug 2006~AKL Dec 2007~DolphinJuly/Aug 2010~Mystic Dunes April 2013 ~ AKL"That's IT! The absolutely, positively VERY LAST Marino....." "We WEREN'T the 'Castle Family', We Didn't..." "The Trippie Who Hath..."
I've been BOO'ED!!!
kimmar067 is offline  
Old 08-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #1590
RachelTori
AKL Jambo Wildbunch

Sees little green people
Wants to dine with Kansas
 
RachelTori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Georgia & SSR
Posts: 13,363

Quote:
Originally Posted by dgbg100106 View Post
When I was there last year, we did that during one of rain delays, and the bar right outside Yatchsman, is very nice on a rainy day!
Crews Cup - I know it well!!

Martha's Vineyard is a nice bar/lounge also!
__________________
LOR-uh



RachelTori is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
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 01:53 AM.

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

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

You Rated this Thread: