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Old 04-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Have you ever decided against AKL because...

you're not allowed balloons? We are planning to go to the world for dd15's sweet 16 and november and would love to stay at AKL but no balloons might be a deal breaker. i was planning on have a balloon boquet delivered to the hotel but that would be out of the question if we stayed there. I know it's kind of silly. But has anyone else ever felt like this?
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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If that is the only reason, that you aren't going to stay there, than you're going to miss out on possibly one of the best resorts of all WDW property.....They also don't have plastic straws tooo...Not sure if that's going to be a deal breaker, just thought I'd add that.....

If I were you, (Which obviously I'm not) I'd think again about the balloon thing..Or possibly Can it be done at a park or at dinner...Honestly they only last a few days at most anyhow right..
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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No way would the lack of balloons stop me for going to AKL. There are so many other things you could do for here sweet 16. I really doubt she would notice no balloons with all the animals outside the balcony.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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No, I wouldn't let the balloon thing stop me from staying there. As another poster said, there are so many other nice things you can arrange for her birthday.


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Old 04-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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Nope. Plenty if other things you could get other then balloons. If I was given a choice of AKL or getting balloons, I'd choose AKL
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Definitely not. Staying at AKL and waking up to a view of zebras and giraffes outside my window trumps a balloon bouquet for any birthday. You can always do the balloon bouquet when you get home or for a different occasion.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #7
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No, I wouldn't let it stop me from going to AKL. It's a beautiful resort.

Maybe plan an alternative surprise, a dozen beautiful pink roses? That would turn some heads in the lobby when it comes in for delivery, we love our flowers don't we?
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #8
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you're not allowed balloons? We are planning to go to the world for dd15's sweet 16 and november and would love to stay at AKL but no balloons might be a deal breaker. i was planning on have a balloon boquet delivered to the hotel but that would be out of the question if we stayed there. I know it's kind of silly. But has anyone else ever felt like this?
I agree with others...no balloons would not be a deal breaker. AKL is a beautiful resort and there other things you could have delivered to the hotel for her.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #9
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Nope, do something else special for her birthday. And I'm glad you brought this up, I had no idea and we're staying there this summer. Now I'll make sure we don't buy balloons in the parks.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:51 PM   #10
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you're not allowed balloons? We are planning to go to the world for dd15's sweet 16 and november and would love to stay at AKL but no balloons might be a deal breaker. i was planning on have a balloon boquet delivered to the hotel but that would be out of the question if we stayed there. I know it's kind of silly. But has anyone else ever felt like this?
Hi Hon
Just an idea
in keeping with AKL theme maybe an edible arrangement
here is a blog about them

http://www.mommymusings.com/disney-edible-arrangements/


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what about
Birthday Breakfast In Bed
slip a small Disney token (teens love Disney Gift card) or (a gift certificate to the spa) on the breakfast tray!

Here's a link to allears
AKL breakfast menu

http://allears.net/menu/menu_akrmb.htm


In Room Dining at AKL

Link:

http://allears.net/menu/menu_aklin.htm

Spa info from Disney web site:

Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House is located on the first floor off Giraffe Trail and Uzima pool. This spa and salon offers massage therapy, skin care and body treatments and features steamrooms for men and women, saunas and the latest in fitness equipment including free weights, treadmills, ellipticals, bicycles and stair climbers. Lockers are available.
Open from 6:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., the facility is available to Guests of Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo House 14 years of age and older at no additional charge. Guests 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spa services include a surcharge-starting at $50-and are by appointment during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A personal trainer is also available by appointment. In-room service is also available for an additional cost.



An invitation to dine with an animal Specialist
Attach the invite to a small Mickey (Come Celebrate your Birthday)
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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Wanyama Safari (aka sunset safari) it is expensive but what a wonderful sweet 16 gift. We are taking our DS on it for his graduation when we stay at AKV Spring Break 2014.

You could also do animal friendly paper decorations in your room like streamers and such. How about having flowers delivered or a dessert basket. Stuffed Animals are an ideal also. Maybe a Disney Custom Cake.

AKL is one of our favorite resorts and it is our DVC home resort. We love it

So many wonderful options that are animal friendly.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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Nope, We were going to stay there but we got a huge discount by going to WL so we are staying there instead but the no balloons isn't a deal breaker.
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How about a chocolate chip cookie bouquet or a dozen chocolate roses?
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:13 PM   #14
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No, balloons will never be my deciding factor in picking a hotel LOL. AKL is stunning, I would choose it over a balloon that will die in a few hours any day.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:14 PM   #15
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Turns out I might be able to get the deal I was looking at for akl at AoA instead!

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