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Old 08-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #706
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Sunrise Safari is for CL only.

Wanyama (Sunset) Safari is for any AKL/AKV guests.

The Culinary Tour (offered daily at 3:45pm) is for ANYONE and it's FREE!!! Check-in at the Jiko podium. (The Culinary Tour should be posted on the Activities Board by Bell Services and by the Boma restrooms. )
Thank you! I'm going to check this out. Hopefully we can do one!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #708
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Hi everyone sorry I have been away, the power outlets in my room decided they didn't want to work and then it took them 36 hours to fix it. It was torture I tell you . My computer was dead, my portable DVD player, TV, and my nook were all dead. It's a good thing that I had a lot of paperbacks and magazines to read.

However, the power went out the day of the women's gymanstics final. Luckly, my friend has a TV with Armed Forces Network (AFN, a way for military families overseas to watch primetime/regular tv) and I got to watch it in his office. Those girls are awesome.

My goal today is to call disney and get my package extended and add park hoppers so that we can go to Magic kingdom one night so we can watch the light parade as DD will love it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:06 AM   #710
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Sooo..dh and I were orginially booked at WL 12/10-15. Last week, we decided to see if we could take the two oldest grandson's with us. It was a go!

So now our plan is: AKL, Arusha view, 12/10-12/15 with my 2 grandsons age 6. We can not wait to show them AKL!

I am hoping we get close to the great room we had last year. While a walk from the elevators, the feeding station was right near our balcony. So many viewing opportunities!

DH is beside himself as AKL is definitely his favorite resort, and while I was happy to try a different resort, love AKL too.

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:13 AM   #711
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Sooo..dh and I were orginially booked at WL 12/10-15. Last week, we decided to see if we could take the two oldest grandson's with us. It was a go!

So now our plan is: AKL, Arusha view, 12/10-12/15 with my 2 grandsons age 6. We can not wait to show them AKL!

I am hoping we get close to the great room we had last year. While a walk from the elevators, the feeding station was right near our balcony. So many viewing opportunities!

DH is beside himself as AKL is definitely his favorite resort, and while I was happy to try a different resort, love AKL too.

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Congrats! How exciting!!
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We are DVC owners through SSR, but we have NEVER stayed there! Why You ask???


BECAUSE WE LOVE ANIMAL KINGDOM VILLAS TOO MUCH! We stayed there for the first time right after we bought into DVC, and have been hooked ever since! We REGRET not buying into AKV when we had the chance!

There isn't one negative thing I could say about this resort. It is beautiful, and my kids call it their "second home"

We will be there 10/6 to 10/14 in a one bedroom savannah view and CAN"T wait to be "welcomed home!"

Jambo everyone!

Welcome and I have added you to the "list"
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Sooo..dh and I were orginially booked at WL 12/10-15. Last week, we decided to see if we could take the two oldest grandson's with us. It was a go!

So now our plan is: AKL, Arusha view, 12/10-12/15 with my 2 grandsons age 6. We can not wait to show them AKL!

I am hoping we get close to the great room we had last year. While a walk from the elevators, the feeding station was right near our balcony. So many viewing opportunities!

DH is beside himself as AKL is definitely his favorite resort, and while I was happy to try a different resort, love AKL too.

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Congrats that is awesome! I have added you to the "list"
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Congrats that is awesome! I have added you to the "list"
Thank you! Very excited! Our prior stay was an adult's only so we didn't explore the resort through a 'child's eyes'. We loved everything about it regardless. This time it will be great to see my grandson's excitement! We haven't gone with small children and no parents before, so it will be a different trip for us!

Thank you for such a great thread!

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #715
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Congrats! How exciting!!
Thank you! And if anyone has information on all of the child related activities it would be greatly appreciated. I have been researching and, obviously, we will not be able to do everything, we are hoping to do 'some'.

So what to do with 2 6 yo boys, both have been to WDW before, so we can plan plenty of time at the resort. Definitely only planning a short trip to Epcot and DHS as MK and AK top their list of parks.

Tell me about some things you have done at AKL before!

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #716
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Thank you! And if anyone has information on all of the child related activities it would be greatly appreciated. I have been researching and, obviously, we will not be able to do everything, we are hoping to do 'some'.

So what to do with 2 6 yo boys, both have been to WDW before, so we can plan plenty of time at the resort. Definitely only planning a short trip to Epcot and DHS as MK and AK top their list of parks.

Tell me about some things you have done at AKL before!

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Lots for the kids to do (much of it at no cost!). I would definitely recommend the Primal Parade -- perfect for energetic children! It takes place in the evening (somewhere around 8pm at the gift shop (Zawadi). The kids parade through the lobby following the lead of a cultural guide. Have your cameras ready, it's adorable!!

The Medallion Rubbing in the Jambo lobby (around 12:30pm) is something a lot of kids (and adults!) enjoy too.

Around 9am each morning by the Flamingo Pond - learn about the feeding of pelicans and flamingos -- kids enjoy that! That activity will earn the boys each a "bead".

African Face Painting (2pm) in the Mara.

If the boys are interested in earning "beads", there are activities they can do to earn them: Flamingo Activity (above); Music of the Savanna (play African instruments and learn our role in the circle of life); Wildlife Games (in Sunset Lounge Mon, Wed, Fri).

There are also daily activities offered at Kidani. Besides the activity sheet you will be given at check-in, be sure to check the Activities Board daily (by Bell Services).

And of course, if the weather cooperates, the boys will probably LOVE the pools! You are welcome at either pool, but Kidani has more water-play areas.
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Lots for the kids to do (much of it at no cost!). I would definitely recommend the Primal Parade -- perfect for energetic children! It takes place in the evening (somewhere around 8pm at the gift shop (Zawadi). The kids parade through the lobby following the lead of a cultural guide. Have your cameras ready, it's adorable!!

The Medallion Rubbing in the Jambo lobby (around 12:30pm) is something a lot of kids (and adults!) enjoy too.

Around 9am each morning by the Flamingo Pond - learn about the feeding of pelicans and flamingos -- kids enjoy that! That activity will earn the boys each a "bead".

African Face Painting (2pm) in the Mara.

If the boys are interested in earning "beads", there are activities they can do to earn them: Flamingo Activity (above); Music of the Savanna (play African instruments and learn our role in the circle of life); Wildlife Games (in Sunset Lounge Mon, Wed, Fri).

There are also daily activities offered at Kidani. Besides the activity sheet you will be given at check-in, be sure to check the Activities Board daily (by Bell Services).

And of course, if the weather cooperates, the boys will probably LOVE the pools! You are welcome at either pool, but Kidani has more water-play areas.


Also, we are thinking, (trust me dh is always thinking..)of doing a room only for Sunday night. I actually thought about doing CL for that one night and finding out about the Sunrise safari. Not sure if the boys are old enough yet. A little more research needed on that. (The tours are still only Sun am and Thurs am correct)?

Taking our time and driving down on Sunday. Have not decided what to do, but thinking this is our best bet so that we can easily check in and check out, getting out KTTW cards and heading to AK Monday morning. Has anyone experienced doing this?

The trip is 10 hours for me and dh...more like 12 with the boys probably. And dh will NOT fly. So this seemed to be an answer to enjoying as much of time as we could. A good nights rest and then hit AK first thing Monday morning.

Advice? If you can't tell my excitement in taking the boys is overwhelming. Dh and I used to winging it pretty much and the only thing we plan are ADR's. This time it feels like I should have a PLAN You would never know I have been going to the World for years. I have already purchased a new lens for my camera, some T-shirts for 'gifts' every morning. This is the ultimate grandparent trip


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Also, we are thinking, (trust me dh is always thinking..)of doing a room only for Sunday night. I actually thought about doing CL for that one night and finding out about the Sunrise safari. Not sure if the boys are old enough yet. A little more research needed on that. (The tours are still only Sun am and Thurs am correct)?

Taking our time and driving down on Sunday. Have not decided what to do, but thinking this is our best bet so that we can easily check in and check out, getting out KTTW cards and heading to AK Monday morning. Has anyone experienced doing this?

The trip is 10 hours for me and dh...more like 12 with the boys probably. And dh will NOT fly. So this seemed to be an answer to enjoying as much of time as we could. A good nights rest and then hit AK first thing Monday morning.

Advice? If you can't tell my excitement in taking the boys is overwhelming. Dh and I used to winging it pretty much and the only thing we plan are ADR's. This time it feels like I should have a PLAN You would never know I have been going to the World for years. I have already purchased a new lens for my camera, some T-shirts for 'gifts' every morning. This is the ultimate grandparent trip


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Correct - the Sunrise Safari is only offered on Sundays and Thursdays. You have to check in upstairs in the Club Lounge before 7am, have your park passes swiped, then you meet the group downstairs in the lobby.

At 6, I personally don't think your boys are too young. Now whether or not the safari is something the boys will like........ totally depends on the child. They will be sitting in the Kilimanjaro Safari vehicle for about an hour - hopefully the animals will be very active that particular morning! Then there is a buffet breakfast in a private room at Pizzafari. It is a wonderful meal, plus a chance to speak personally with the Guides. Maybe the boys will have some questions! (Also, obviously, they will have to get up pretty early that morning -- usually not a problem for young children -- teens, yes! )

It's a wonderful experience so if you think the boys would enjoy it (I know you and your DH would!), then I say GO FOR IT!!
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I can't wait to try a zebra dome in 18 days!!!!!!

Question about AKL ....
I've read so much info on AKL but I'm not sure what is current and what isn't.
So I'm turning to my Jambo friends.
We aren't able to stay CL so I'm not able to take any tours, correct?
DH isn't feeling good these days ( he has an autoimmune disease which is bugging him, but I know AKL will cheer him up!)

So, I'm guess I'm asking ......

Tours for non CL people yes or no?

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I know some safaris non CL people can do.
Just wanted to mention that there is a tour of Sanaa. You'll have to check the activities board at Kidani for the time.

A CM from Africa will tell you about the African Culture and explain all the artwork in the restaurant. At the end of the tour, there is a complimentary tasting of Sanaa's Indian Bread Service featuring 3 different types of authentic breads cooked in the Tandoor ovens along with a selection of dipping sauces. One of Sanaa's Chefs will explain the different types of bread and the dipping sauces.

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