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Old 05-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #2236
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We had a standard room this past September with a view of the parking lot. It wasn't bad at all, since we were on the fourth floor we were in the trees. The trees blocked the parking lot somewhat. I have a picture of the view in my TR. The link to the TR is in my siggie below.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #2237
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Jambo Everybody!

We're booked for CSR for Sept 25-Oct 1, but are having SERIOUS second thoughts. I have a couple of questions that y'all might be able to help me with.

1) Is the fitness center 24 hours? I've found conflicting information.

2) Has anyone tried the new offerings at Maji? From a new menu I found, it looks like they're getting some boxed lunches from Sanaa. Looks like a great use of a QS credit.

3) Any fees for shipping packages to the resort?

I think that's it for now...if there's a better place for me to be asking, I'd be happy to redirect.
Welcome! I can only answer two of your three questions.

1) fitness center is not 24/7.
2) no idea sorry.
3) no fees for shipping. I shipped all of my luggage. I love the ease.

Brandi- Can we be the first on the list for Feb, 2014? 2/20-2/24 (or 25), AKL CL. My bday!!!! Plus I'm going to run the princess half with my mom.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:31 AM   #2238
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Welcome! I can only answer two of your three questions.

1) fitness center is not 24/7.
2) no idea sorry.
3) no fees for shipping. I shipped all of my luggage. I love the ease.

Brandi- Can we be the first on the list for Feb, 2014? 2/20-2/24 (or 25), AKL CL. My bday!!!! Plus I'm going to run the princess half with my mom.
Not op, but nooooo! I thought it was too.....
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:24 AM   #2239
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Thank you! I'm definitely shipping a package to myself. No dinky shampoo for me!

As to the fitness center, I think I found final word on the Disney site after posting my question. It wasn't where I'd expect the info to be, so it took a while to track down.

From Disney's Zahanati page:
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Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An attendant will be available within the facility from 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM. After this time, you will not have access to restrooms, showers, sauna or the locker room. To utilize the health club during non-attended hours, you will be required to use your Key to the World card.

I'd love it if someone who is going to be onsite could confirm this for me. It will make a difference in where we stay if the hours are limited.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/sp...itness-center/
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:57 AM   #2240
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I booked our 1st AKL stay, a 9 night early June trip, in a Standard View room as it was the only available and reasonably priced room with the AP discount. Booking a Savannah room was an additional $2000+ ... No way I could justify that expense. A standard view is described as a view of the parking lot or of a roof. I was wondering if anyone has or could post any photos of this view ... it will prepare me for the view I will have from my balcony for 9 days. TIA.
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Just being at the Lodge will be great.

Here's a link to an older thread on the topic of std views at AKL http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=44291838
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #2241
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Thank you! I'm definitely shipping a package to myself. No dinky shampoo for me!

As to the fitness center, I think I found final word on the Disney site after posting my question. It wasn't where I'd expect the info to be, so it took a while to track down.

From Disney's Zahanati page:
Hours of Operation
Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An attendant will be available within the facility from 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM. After this time, you will not have access to restrooms, showers, sauna or the locker room. To utilize the health club during non-attended hours, you will be required to use your Key to the World card.

I'd love it if someone who is going to be onsite could confirm this for me. It will make a difference in where we stay if the hours are limited.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/sp...itness-center/
I love shipping my luggage! When I get toward the bottom of Shampoo etc, I put it in a box. That's what gets shipped on vacation, then I throw away the empty for the trip home--and have access to souvenir space.
Let me Check w Dh re the fitness center. He told me everything was closed up when he went down there. He may have meant the lockers etc.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #2242
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Bumping this. Congratulations on being a DVC owner AKL is the best! I'm sorry I can't help w/ Kidani but maybe someone else can?
Thank you!

I keep hearing good things about AKL,
which makes me glad I chose it.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #2243
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Please add us to the list for November 2013. We will be at AKL Kidani in a Savannah view Studio November 30 through December 2 after our 7 night DCL Western Caribbean Cruise on the Fantasy.
Congrats on the cruise and AKL stay!

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #2244
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Would you kindly add me and DS12 for our 1st stay at AKL from 6/6/13 - 6/15/13. Thanks so much!
You have been added, and I am unable to help with the view. But please remember that there are many, MANY places to view the animals that are lovely.

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Welcome! I can only answer two of your three questions.

1) fitness center is not 24/7.
2) no idea sorry.
3) no fees for shipping. I shipped all of my luggage. I love the ease.

Brandi- Can we be the first on the list for Feb, 2014? 2/20-2/24 (or 25), AKL CL. My bday!!!! Plus I'm going to run the princess half with my mom.
Congrats on your trip and for being the first in FEB

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #2246
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Thank you!

I keep hearing good things about AKL,
which makes me glad I chose it.

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You're welcome. I am confident you will fall in love w/ AKV
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:41 AM   #2247
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Congrats on the cruise and AKL stay!

November
Grumpy Grandma, Oct 27th – 3rd, Jambo
Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
PNO4TE, 1st AKL CL
PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC
RachelTori, 2nd – 9th, Swan and BCV
rquebral, 7th – 12th, Jambo
drujaz, 6th – 15th, AKV Kidani
Tinker326, 12th – 19th, Kidani
patclairesmom, 27th – 29th, Kidani
patclairesmom, 29th – Dec 3rd, AKV Jambo
saratogastehr, 29th – Dec 6th, AKL Jambo
Disneyholic, 30th – Dec 2nd, Kidani (after our 7 night DCL Western Caribbean Cruise on the Fantasy)
We just booked October 30- November 3 @ AKL (for now) trying to decide if we should go somewhere else for this trip just to be different, but my heart keeps saying stay with what you love.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:53 AM   #2248
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We just booked October 30- November 3 @ AKL (for now) trying to decide if we should go somewhere else for this trip just to be different, but my heart keeps saying stay with what you love.
I will add you for now and if you change your mind, just let me know...

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anjalee6, Oct 30th – 3rd, AKL
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PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC
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patclairesmom, 29th – Dec 3rd, AKV Jambo
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Hi Everyone,

I have been following along for a while but rarely post.

I just wanted to add us to the list:

We just booked AKV - Jambo House Deluxe Studio CL - for 3/28 - 4/5/2014!

It is a graduation gift for our Son, he wants to do the Sunrise Safari. AKV is our home resort for DVC we love it!!! Spring Break 2014!! YAY!

Hi We are missing from the list for 2014 see above! Thank You.
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Yikes
Just being at the Lodge will be great.

Here's a link to an older thread on the topic of std views at AKL http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=44291838
Thanks so much for the link! Allears had a number of photos to give me an idea of the possible views ... Now, I will start praying for a complimentary upgrade ... perhaps they won't be able to sell out all of those obscenely priced savannah view room, and I might actually get a sprinkle of pixie dust which has eluded me in over 35 on-property stays

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