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Old 03-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #1516
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Just booked December 1 - 6 for a 1 BR villa, Savannah view! My DD can't wait to see some "raffes" and "zeebahs." Never stayed on site before, I have a bad feeling this trip is going to spoil me forever!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #1518
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Just booked December 1 - 6 for a 1 BR villa, Savannah view! My DD can't wait to see some "raffes" and "zeebahs." Never stayed on site before, I have a bad feeling this trip is going to spoil me forever!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #1519
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....get price - I don't think that I can use it with my DH's Chase Freedom card points though.... I'll have to check on that later....THANKS!
Hmmmm I know with my Amex points I can book any airline. I thought chase was similar? Now I'm confused
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #1520
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ah Kim..it is so good to see you still here..and I still smile at seeing Roy in your signature. I found some old pictures the other day from when I was at WL and looking for his get-well present.

I briefly entertained the idea of staying Club Level for this trip..but just can't justify the $$$$$$. Not when I am never at the hotel for long. I would have to (gasp) stay in a value for a few nights to make up the difference and I would just rather have a week in one room at AKL then do that..

I still need pool view room suggestions!
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #1522
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ah Kim..it is so good to see you still here..and I still smile at seeing Roy in your signature. I found some old pictures the other day from when I was at WL and looking for his get-well present.
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I briefly entertained the idea of staying Club Level for this trip..but just can't justify the $$$$$$. Not when I am never at the hotel for long. I would have to (gasp) stay in a value for a few nights to make up the difference and I would just rather have a week in one room at AKL then do that..

I still need pool view room suggestions!
....I don't remember our exact room number, but we were on the third floor in Giraffe Trail and it was a PERFECT location...
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #1524
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Just booked a quick quick weekend last night . I will be there April 5-8th staying at AKV.
I had 50 DVC points that expired end of May and decided it would be easier for me to go then to rent them !! Hoping my savannah view waitlist will come through for the 1st night, but a tree view in FL in Disney is always better than a tree view in IL! No parks; just food, DTD, and hopefully some

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Just booked December 1 - 6 for a 1 BR villa, Savannah view! My DD can't wait to see some "raffes" and "zeebahs." Never stayed on site before, I have a bad feeling this trip is going to spoil me forever!
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #1526
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I recall reading a few posts where people received balloons (regular, helium, not the light-up) from check-in/guest services at the resorts, free of charge. Does this ever happen at AKL or are balloons avoided bc of the potential for them to "escape" out your balcony onto a savannah? I didn't want to inquire at the resort if it was a moot point.

Also, we're staying CL (standard room) on our May trip and I am seriously at a complete loss for what to request from the IPO. We have our ADRs set, and don't have any other recreation planned. When we stayed CL at WL in 2011, we were upgraded at check-in so didn't have the option of IPO. It bugs me a little to "waste" the resource, but I don't want to ask for petty things just to ask - I'm certain they're plenty busy without me! If anyone has stayed CL at AKL before and has any suggestions, I'm all ears. We've only stayed at AKL once (not CL) and didn't have tons of time to explore the resort, so I really would love any recommendations/tips. I am, of course, scouring this thread and the previous iterations as well!!
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I think you are not allowed balloons at AKL..if you buy them in the park, they take them from you and store till you leave. I have heard not to buy them until you leave the resort
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #1528
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I recall reading a few posts where people received balloons (regular, helium, not the light-up) from check-in/guest services at the resorts, free of charge. Does this ever happen at AKL or are balloons avoided bc of the potential for them to "escape" out your balcony onto a savannah? I didn't want to inquire at the resort if it was a moot point.

Also, we're staying CL (standard room) on our May trip and I am seriously at a complete loss for what to request from the IPO. We have our ADRs set, and don't have any other recreation planned. When we stayed CL at WL in 2011, we were upgraded at check-in so didn't have the option of IPO. It bugs me a little to "waste" the resource, but I don't want to ask for petty things just to ask - I'm certain they're plenty busy without me! If anyone has stayed CL at AKL before and has any suggestions, I'm all ears. We've only stayed at AKL once (not CL) and didn't have tons of time to explore the resort, so I really would love any recommendations/tips. I am, of course, scouring this thread and the previous iterations as well!!
No balloons of any type. Also, you will find "paper" straws there - no plastic straws. The animals' safety and well-being is first and foremost!
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I remembered the paper straws from the park, but never got a lidded/straw drink at the resort so wasn't sure. Thanks for the reminder - I'll make sure to pack sippy-lid type cups for the kids so they're not asking for straws (those paper ones are sort of nasty after a bit).

Thanks for the info about the balloons, I had sort of figured that was the case and was surprised the IPO recommended going through the Disney Florist for a room decoration as most of those seemed to have balloons (and for THOSE prices I'd be pretty upset not to get the whole she-bang!).
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The IPOs used to do shopping for guests and have the surprise waiting in the room. We did that for our DD a number of times.

I loved the fact that we could tell them a few of DD's favorite characters & a budget and they would work their magic!

One by one, the resort IPOs discontinued that wonderful service and began referring guests to Disney Florist.
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