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Old 10-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #2731
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Thank you!!

Before you 'regulars' leave for the other thread - just wanted to thank you so very much for all of the info that I have gleaned from this thread as I've lurked over the past few months as I've prepared for our first time at AKL using rented DVC points.

I've enjoyed your enthusiasm and the 'bond' that you all share I always read tons while getting ready for a trip and then am off the boards for the next couple of years between trips--and since we're leaving on Friday night (doing the happy dance here) - I know I won't be around and wanted to say thanks tons for helping me get ready for our trip.

I will come on here and post pics of the DVC studio savannah view when I get back
Thanks again!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #2732
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So I'm going to try to spend my 3-day weekend reading through this thread. In the meantime, we are trying to decide between AKL and WL for our 2013 trip. My DS has voted for AKL, DD is undecided, DH likes WL and I'm still on the fence, but leaning toward AKL.

Please tell me the reasons that you guys love AKL so I can sell my hubby on it. TIA!
Everything that has already been said. Waking up to seeing the animals is just so magical. I had wanted to stay at AKL since it opened, and finally was able to go last year. I have since been back three times. The theming is fabulous. The CMs are fabulous. The food is fabulous. I really do not have a single thing to complain about. It is almost like being on two seperate vacations, going to the parks and being at the resort. Every resort has it's own special uniqueness, that's what's so amazing about Disney. AKL is definitely worth staying at at least once.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #2733
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Before you 'regulars' leave for the other thread - just wanted to thank you so very much for all of the info that I have gleaned from this thread as I've lurked over the past few months as I've prepared for our first time at AKL using rented DVC points.

I've enjoyed your enthusiasm and the 'bond' that you all share I always read tons while getting ready for a trip and then am off the boards for the next couple of years between trips--and since we're leaving on Friday night (doing the happy dance here) - I know I won't be around and wanted to say thanks tons for helping me get ready for our trip.

I will come on here and post pics of the DVC studio savannah view when I get back
Thanks again!!
Liz
Thanks for the kind words Hope you have a fabulous trip!!! Looking forward to pictures.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #2734
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Before you 'regulars' leave for the other thread - just wanted to thank you so very much for all of the info that I have gleaned from this thread as I've lurked over the past few months as I've prepared for our first time at AKL using rented DVC points.

I've enjoyed your enthusiasm and the 'bond' that you all share I always read tons while getting ready for a trip and then am off the boards for the next couple of years between trips--and since we're leaving on Friday night (doing the happy dance here) - I know I won't be around and wanted to say thanks tons for helping me get ready for our trip.

I will come on here and post pics of the DVC studio savannah view when I get back
Thanks again!!
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Liz,

I am glad you were here, wished you would have spoken up, I promise we are nice...

I know you will have a great time at AKL and the DVC room will be wonderful and the Savannah view will give you very nice view of the animals... Please bring back pictures and enjoy!
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:21 PM   #2735
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Before you 'regulars' leave for the other thread - just wanted to thank you so very much for all of the info that I have gleaned from this thread as I've lurked over the past few months as I've prepared for our first time at AKL using rented DVC points.

I've enjoyed your enthusiasm and the 'bond' that you all share I always read tons while getting ready for a trip and then am off the boards for the next couple of years between trips--and since we're leaving on Friday night (doing the happy dance here) - I know I won't be around and wanted to say thanks tons for helping me get ready for our trip.

I will come on here and post pics of the DVC studio savannah view when I get back
Thanks again!!
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....well, Liz, you are quite welcome! This thread has indeed served its purpose then....

BTW ~ have a wonderful time!
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #2736
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Hey, all! Just got back from our trip this past week. We spent 3 nights at Jambo House, and it was wonderful! My dh now says it's his favorite, so maybe I'll get him back to WDW.
I booked a standard room, and we were given a room on the Kudu trail, #2324. We were
really thrilled to be able to see the animals from our balcony. Do you think we were given an upgrade at check-in? I was expecting to see the parking lot or rooftops...
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:48 AM   #2737
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Liz - Thanks for saying such nice things! We all love AKL so much and there is certainly a wealth of knowledge here. I am glad we were able to answer so many of your questions. We love to help!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #2738
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Thanks!! I had done that before I had posted on here because no one responded but I actually send TIW a message and they responded within a few hours saying that you can't use a TIW discount on specialty cakes or in-room dining.

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I agree, check on the restaurant board. There is a thread called cake chatters (or something like that). They have pictures, prices, how to order... Everything. I'd look for it and post a link, but I'm on my phone. Sorry!!

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:47 AM   #2739
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Thanks!! I had done that before I had posted on here because no one responded but I actually send TIW a message and they responded within a few hours saying that you can't use a TIW discount on specialty cakes or in-room dining.
We've received the TiW discount on specialty cakes at restaurants quite a few times. It has been added to the rest of the bill and then the entire thing has been discounted. Perhaps they meant if you just ordered a cake? Or a cake from BW bakery.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #2740
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I read the following on another site:

"New Night Vision Tour - They started taking reservations for this tour a few days ago. It is about $70 per person open to anyone staying at AKL or AKV. Guests must be 10 in order to participate. The tours are at 10 PM on Wednesday and Saturday eveings on the AKL savannas aboard a safari truck. Everyone gets night vision goggles to be able to see the animals."

I can't confirm this, but will inquire at Kidani later this week.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #2741
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I read the following on another site:

"New Night Vision Tour - They started taking reservations for this tour a few days ago. It is about $70 per person open to anyone staying at AKL or AKV. Guests must be 10 in order to participate. The tours are at 10 PM on Wednesday and Saturday eveings on the AKL savannas aboard a safari truck. Everyone gets night vision goggles to be able to see the animals."

I can't confirm this, but will inquire at Kidani later this week.
let us know what you find out...
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Can someone direct me to some pictures and or reviews of the grand villas at jambo house? I even had trouble finding them on allears.net. It seems most of the pics are of Kidani and not the Jambo villas...
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:08 PM   #2743
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I read the following on another site:

"New Night Vision Tour - They started taking reservations for this tour a few days ago. It is about $70 per person open to anyone staying at AKL or AKV. Guests must be 10 in order to participate. The tours are at 10 PM on Wednesday and Saturday eveings on the AKL savannas aboard a safari truck. Everyone gets night vision goggles to be able to see the animals."

I can't confirm this, but will inquire at Kidani later this week.
WOW!!!!!! We would SO love this!!!!!
Please let me know if it's true & if you get any extra details.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #2744
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Can someone direct me to some pictures and or reviews of the grand villas at jambo house? I even had trouble finding them on allears.net. It seems most of the pics are of Kidani and not the Jambo villas...
About a year ago there was a charity event at the grand villas but I have no idea where the pictures are. I know someone that was there, but they are at the F&W festival right now...
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #2745
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About a year ago there was a charity event at the grand villas but I have no idea where the pictures are. I know someone that was there, but they are at the F&W festival right now...
I was there too, but did feel a bit awkward taking pictures! (that didn't stop me though! ) Seemed like there were lots of balconies in the Jambo Grand Villa:

























Speaking of someone who's there now.........











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