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Old 09-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #2311
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Hello AKL lovers!! I just found out today that we will be in wdw for 2 more nights, for a total of 10 nights! This will be our longest stay ever! Our friend is a CM and he got us a great deal on a Savannah view room for fri 10/5-sun 10/7!! We have never stayed at AKL before but have dined at Jiko and Boma, and have explored the resort as well. Should I make any special room requests? Or request "not" to be close to? Thank you so much in advance!
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Kim, is there no way to make renting points to work? Is doing a value or moderate out of the question?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #2313
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Hello AKL lovers!! I just found out today that we will be in wdw for 2 more nights, for a total of 10 nights! This will be our longest stay ever! Our friend is a CM and he got us a great deal on a Savannah view room for fri 10/5-sun 10/7!! We have never stayed at AKL before but have dined at Jiko and Boma, and have explored the resort as well. Should I make any special room requests? Or request "not" to be close to? Thank you so much in advance!
Congratulations in your trip!

I don't think it's necessary to request anything, but if you'd like to be close to the lobby that could be something.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #2314
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Congratulations in your trip!

I don't think it's necessary to request anything, but if you'd like to be close to the lobby that could be something.
Thank you! We are so excited!!
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just got back from our stay and was very happy with AKL. We got a free upgrade to a savanna room on the 2nd floor! We had giraffes just outside our window every morning! Mickey and Minnie left us a happy anniversary message on our phone and dessert in our room! We had a beautiful room service dinner! It was all very magical! They were all such magical surprises that truly made us feel the deluxe comforts! We love the mods but this stay was a total delight!
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:02 AM   #2316
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....soooo, the Fall Offer came out to the following:
$354/std room - 12/21
$354/std room - 12/22
$495/std room - 12/23 - 12/28

Total(room only) $3,581.00

If I add on three 5-day base passes, it's an added total of $856.26, but I could get them at "UT" for $841.95 for 6-day base passes (or 5-day base passes for $808.08)! I still have to add on airfare and food....
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just got back from our stay and was very happy with AKL. We got a free upgrade to a savanna room on the 2nd floor! We had giraffes just outside our window every morning! Mickey and Minnie left us a happy anniversary message on our phone and dessert in our room! We had a beautiful room service dinner! It was all very magical! They were all such magical surprises that truly made us feel the deluxe comforts! We love the mods but this stay was a total delight!
Glad you had such a magical trip!
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #2317
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Kim, is there no way to make renting points to work? Is doing a value or moderate out of the question?
I believe that the problem is that there is nothing available at the DVC resorts to rent. Usually the holidays and events like the Food & Wine Festival are booked very quickly, and even if there are points to be rented, there are no villas to rent.

I still think a moderate could be a good option, but not if Kim's DH is completely against it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #2318
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Good morning, Js & Ks!

Still not up to snuff here, but I am feeling a little better. I didn't take any meds last night and slept through the night! I have 17 days to feel better.
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Hello AKL lovers!! I just found out today that we will be in wdw for 2 more nights, for a total of 10 nights! This will be our longest stay ever! Our friend is a CM and he got us a great deal on a Savannah view room for fri 10/5-sun 10/7!! We have never stayed at AKL before but have dined at Jiko and Boma, and have explored the resort as well. Should I make any special room requests? Or request "not" to be close to? Thank you so much in advance!
Congratulations on getting a special rate and your upcoming stay at AKL. This is one of my favourite resorts along with Grand Californian at Disneyland.

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Old 09-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #2320
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Which Resort restaurant for dinner Christmas Day?

We've decided not to go to any of the parks on Christmas day, but I want to find something special for dinner on Christmas Day. It's the first time we've ever been away for the holidays and I want to be sure it's still a fun and special time for the family.

I am not very familiar with the resort restaurants, but I can tell from everyone's rave reviews that some are extra special. What do you recommend for myself, my DH and DS (8)?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #2321
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Hi All,

I just found this thread. Could someone that has stayed Club Level at AK recently let me know the selections as far as food, drinks and adult drinks. It will be our first time and we are going Nov 25-30 for the Christmas decorations. We plan on spending alot of time at the resort this trip. Any photos of recent trips would be greatly appreciated too.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #2322
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We've decided not to go to any of the parks on Christmas day, but I want to find something special for dinner on Christmas Day. It's the first time we've ever been away for the holidays and I want to be sure it's still a fun and special time for the family.

I am not very familiar with the resort restaurants, but I can tell from everyone's rave reviews that some are extra special. What do you recommend for myself, my DH and DS (8)?
First of all, I hope you have planned to make an ADR very soon!! Christmas Dinner is hard to come by in WDW otherwise.

I would highly recommend going to Deb Wills' site to check out the information she had for Christmas 2009. http://allears.net/menu/men_christmas.htm

Not all restaurants serve a special menu, and not all restaurants serve their normal fare. The prices are usually significantly higher also.

That all being said... we have eaten 14 of the past 16 Christmas Dinners (and Christmas Eve dinners too!) at WDW and have enjoyed almost all of them. The restaurants do change their offerings from year to year so be prepared for something different from what you will see on that page.
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Hi everybody hope you all are having a great day!
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Hi All,

I just found this thread. Could someone that has stayed Club Level at AK recently let me know the selections as far as food, drinks and adult drinks. It will be our first time and we are going Nov 25-30 for the Christmas decorations. We plan on spending alot of time at the resort this trip. Any photos of recent trips would be greatly appreciated too.

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Hi Misty, I was there 2 weeks ago and took pictures of everything. I'll try to remember and post pictures today. I'm not that far into my TR or I'd just send you over there. There are already resort pictures posted though. The link is in my signature if you're interested.
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I believe that the problem is that there is nothing available at the DVC resorts to rent. Usually the holidays and events like the Food & Wine Festival are booked very quickly, and even if there are points to be rented, there are no villas to rent.

I still think a moderate could be a good option, but not if Kim's DH is completely against it.
That's right, I completely forgot about the DHs opinion. Oops. I also havnt checked on the availibility. Didn't think about that. Was thinking maybe another DVC if AKV is booked.
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