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Old 04-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #2071
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Hi everyone!

DBF and I are booked for our first stay at AKL, 9/13-9/21, standard room!!

The description says the room can either have 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed, 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed, or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed. We would much prefer to have the 1 king bed and 1 day bed combo since it's just the two of us. Is there any way to request this prior to arrival?
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Funny...before when we had the kids (who are now grownups) going with us each year to WDW and we stayed usually at Mod's or values because we needed two rooms, the Poly was one of Dh's dreams. He has forsaken all others for the AKL...

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Well, I will admit I have yet to stay at AKL, so check in with me again after August. :-) When I was a kid we camped at Fort Wilderness. Now, I can add the Poly and Beach Club to my short list of on property resorts we've stayed at...

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #2073
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We do typically get ph becuase my dh also does not like to stay in a park he feels is too crowded.

I can see myself walking to Epcot every single night for dinner at the different countries.

Someday, but for now AKL it is. And fwiw, dh is thinking we should buy dvc with AK as the home resort. I told him I would consider it IF we try other resorts for at least one night. So win win.

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That is a win win! Good luck on that, and BTW, we love DVC!
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:58 AM   #2074
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Hi everyone!

DBF and I are booked for our first stay at AKL, 9/13-9/21, standard room!!

The description says the room can either have 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed, 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed, or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed. We would much prefer to have the 1 king bed and 1 day bed combo since it's just the two of us. Is there any way to request this prior to arrival?
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Hi everyone!

DBF and I are booked for our first stay at AKL, 9/13-9/21, standard room!!

The description says the room can either have 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed, 1 King Bed and 1 Day Bed, or 1 Queen Bed and 1 Day Bed. We would much prefer to have the 1 king bed and 1 day bed combo since it's just the two of us. Is there any way to request this prior to arrival?
You can call the reservation number and just ask for the room request to be added. King bed rooms are very hard to get. One warning though, the king rooms only have a single vanity in the bathroom instead of the double sink in the normal queen rooms. Small area for toiletries. But otherwise, we do like the King bed and I like having the day bed/couch for sitting on when we're relaxing in the room.
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We do typically get ph becuase my dh also does not like to stay in a park he feels is too crowded.

I can see myself walking to Epcot every single night for dinner at the different countries.

Someday, but for now AKL it is. And fwiw, dh is thinking we should buy dvc with AK as the home resort. I told him I would consider it IF we try other resorts for at least one night. So win win.

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If you buy DVC, make sure you buy resale. Save yourself a ton of dough. We're owners at Boarkwalk, which we love, and are in the process of buying points at AKL, and we're really happy we'll be able to do both. Of course with DVC, if we want to do just one or the other (or somewhere like BLT) we can, especially since we go during non-peak times (and dvc peak isn't always the same as regular park peak) where the seven month booking isn't difficult.
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You can call the reservation number and just ask for the room request to be added. King bed rooms are very hard to get. One warning though, the king rooms only have a single vanity in the bathroom instead of the double sink in the normal queen rooms. Small area for toiletries. But otherwise, we do like the King bed and I like having the day bed/couch for sitting on when we're relaxing in the room.
Now I'm wondering if we should request a king bed room or not...I figured DH and I would have the king bed, DS6 could have the daybed, and DD2 would have her small, toddler size air mattress (or in bed with us if need be). Would 2 queens be better?

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #2078
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Sooooo......we loved our AKL CL stay last week so much , we booked a bounceback offer to stay there again in October!

We'll be staying AKL CL again from Oct 20-27. If someone could add us back to the list, that would be great.

Our end dates may change, as our APs expire Oct 22, so we may just stay at AKL through the 23rd and then take the 3-day Disney Dream cruise from Oct. 24-27, but we're not sure yet, so for now we're booked at AKL through the 27th.

A couple of observations -

We had great experiences with the CL staff. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Bell services lost my raincoat, and a CL cast member (melissa, i think) arranged to buy me a new one and have it shipped next-day to the resort. I also got a lovely birthday package in our room from the CL, which included a box of chocolates and a beaded figurine from the AKL gift shop.

I think this was the thread where folks were debating the toilet paper at mods vs deluxe - as someone who usually stays at POR, I can tell you the t.p. at AKL was much better than at POR!

We did three of the animal-related tours for AKL guests - sunrise safari, sunset/wanyama safari, and night vision safari - and all were great, and different from each other. I'm busy catching up on work, but in the next couple of days I'm going to try to post a thread with a description of each, as I know people often ask about the differences between them, especially with the night vision safari being so new.

If you have any questions, ask away.

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You can call the reservation number and just ask for the room request to be added. King bed rooms are very hard to get. One warning though, the king rooms only have a single vanity in the bathroom instead of the double sink in the normal queen rooms. Small area for toiletries. But otherwise, we do like the King bed and I like having the day bed/couch for sitting on when we're relaxing in the room.
Thanks!!

Is there any reason why the king bed rooms only have the single vanity as opose to other rooms?
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Thanks!!

Is there any reason why the king bed rooms only have the single vanity as opose to other rooms?
Yeah, the King rooms are handicap accessible, so they have extra bars around the tub and toilet, and basically the extra room in the bathroom would be needed to store a wheelchair or something.
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Now I'm wondering if we should request a king bed room or not...I figured DH and I would have the king bed, DS6 could have the daybed, and DD2 would have her small, toddler size air mattress (or in bed with us if need be). Would 2 queens be better?

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There is a round table next to the chair above and then another chair, the mini-fridge, and then the TV.









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If you buy DVC, make sure you buy resale. Save yourself a ton of dough. We're owners at Boarkwalk, which we love, and are in the process of buying points at AKL, and we're really happy we'll be able to do both. Of course with DVC, if we want to do just one or the other (or somewhere like BLT) we can, especially since we go during non-peak times (and dvc peak isn't always the same as regular park peak) where the seven month booking isn't difficult.
There are restrictions with DVC resale, make sure you read all the rules before you do that, for example you cannot use them for cruises...

Just be informed before you make a decision.
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Sooooo......we loved our AKL CL stay last week so much , we booked a bounceback offer to stay there again in October!

We'll be staying AKL CL again from Oct 20-27. If someone could add us back to the list, that would be great.

Our end dates may change, as our APs expire Oct 22, so we may just stay at AKL through the 23rd and then take the 3-day Disney Dream cruise from Oct. 24-27, but we're not sure yet, so for now we're booked at AKL through the 27th.

A couple of observations -

We had great experiences with the CL staff. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Bell services lost my raincoat, and a CL cast member (melissa, i think) arranged to buy me a new one and have it shipped next-day to the resort. I also got a lovely birthday package in our room from the CL, which included a box of chocolates and a beaded figurine from the AKL gift shop.

I think this was the thread where folks were debating the toilet paper at mods vs deluxe - as someone who usually stays at POR, I can tell you the t.p. at AKL was much better than at POR!

We did three of the animal-related tours for AKL guests - sunrise safari, sunset/wanyama safari, and night vision safari - and all were great, and different from each other. I'm busy catching up on work, but in the next couple of days I'm going to try to post a thread with a description of each, as I know people often ask about the differences between them, especially with the night vision safari being so new.

If you have any questions, ask away.

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Yeah, the King rooms are handicap accessible, so they have extra bars around the tub and toilet, and basically the extra room in the bathroom would be needed to store a wheelchair or something.
ALL king rooms or just CL king rooms?

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