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Old 12-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #3391
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Great re spilt stay I love it! 7 days is a nice time ( living in WDW in better lol ) . Thanks for the FP+ report. I did not realise you could use it for a wishes preferred view! Do you know how they decide how many FPs you get?
I have no idea how the amount of FP was decided on. The only thing I know is that I was chosen based on my arrival date & use of Magical Express, along with many others.

The addition of a FP for preferred Wishes viewing is great! There were 2 areas, the rose garden just to the right of the castle, and then another area right by The Plaza restaraunt.
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We are going Jan31 to Feb 10. Can't wait. First time at AKL.

Does anyone know about the child care? Simba's Club?
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:18 PM   #3393
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Jambo everyone!! We will be staying at AKL on Aug. 6-16 We are so excited I have one question. Are there microwaves available for use in The Mara?
...unless, of course, if they took them away....
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:27 AM   #3394
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I have no idea how the amount of FP was decided on. The only thing I know is that I was chosen based on my arrival date & use of Magical Express, along with many others.

The addition of a FP for preferred Wishes viewing is great! There were 2 areas, the rose garden just to the right of the castle, and then another area right by The Plaza restaraunt.
I think that wishes element is worth it alone! Hope they are still doing that in May I am so going to use that :-) thanks for the tip!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:54 PM   #3395
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We are going Jan31 to Feb 10. Can't wait. First time at AKL.

Does anyone know about the child care? Simba's Club?
We used Simba's club last Friday. DS10 loved it. The staff was really great. This was our first time doing Kids Club, we usually get an in-room sitter so DS can sleep. But since it was his last night we let him stay up.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #3396
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Just got back from an incredible stay at Jambo! Everything about the resort is wonderful! My heart aches to wake up and not have animals hanging outside our window. I hope to visit again soon! Ideally within a year, but within two years at the most!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:21 AM   #3397
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Just got back from an incredible stay at Jambo! Everything about the resort is wonderful! My heart aches to wake up and not have animals hanging outside our window. I hope to visit again soon! Ideally within a year, but within two years at the most!
Glad you enjoyed your trip! How many animals do you think they have at AKL? Did the CM say?
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #3398
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Just got back from an incredible stay at Jambo! Everything about the resort is wonderful! My heart aches to wake up and not have animals hanging outside our window. I hope to visit again soon! Ideally within a year, but within two years at the most!
....so glad that you had a great time!!! Looking forward to your pix....
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #3399
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Glad you enjoyed your trip! How many animals do you think they have at AKL? Did the CM say?
....according to About.com Orlando:

i"...Of course the attraction that sets the Animal Kingdom Lodge and its park apart from other Disney properties is of the four-legged variety – animals – and lots of them - at last count nearly 200."
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"...Opportunities to view animals abound on the 33 acres that surround the resort where the animals roam. Besides virtually every room having a view of a savannah and animals, there are plenty of other places to see and photograph your favorite animals – 24 hours a day. That’s right, remember in the hot Florida sun many animals are dormant or move minimally during the day, but at night become much more active. Don’t despair, Disney has got you covered. There are organized, guide-led viewing expeditions where you will use night vision (goggles) binoculars to view the animals. The same technology used by the US military in war in Iraq and Afghanistan is giving tourists at the Animal Kingdom Lodge the opportunity to view animals at night. Besides seeing the animals, the night vision binoculars themselves are a unique experience that I recommend all to experience. At various points around the property there are also handy animal identification guides that make it easy to explain to your family exactly what animal you just saw...."
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....according to About.com Orlando:

i"...Of course the attraction that sets the Animal Kingdom Lodge and its park apart from other Disney properties is of the four-legged variety – animals – and lots of them - at last count nearly 200."
Wow! That is amazing! I cant wait! Thanks for the info.
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Thanks everyone!
And we actually viewed the animals at night and it was surreal! My DD (almost 3) just couldn't believe what she was seeing. And of course when we were in our room all she wanted to do was look at the animals. A common question she asked was "Now how do we get down there (to play with the animals)?" It was so cute!
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Thanks everyone!
And we actually viewed the animals at night and it was surreal! My DD (almost 3) just couldn't believe what she was seeing. And of course when we were in our room all she wanted to do was look at the animals. A common question she asked was "Now how do we get down there (to play with the animals)?" It was so cute!
Did they have night vision googles? I have heard they have them at AKL but not sure about the village?
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Did they have night vision googles? I have heard they have them at AKL but not sure about the village?
I just realized my son has a cheap set if night vision goggles..... Might have to dig those out of the toy box in our long-forgotten playroom. ;-)
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