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Old 06-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #2851
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Racheltori....Thank you so much for your post! Finally an answer... that map was killing me!! I am very excited and have reservations for the Wanyama (spelling??) safari. Have you done that? I know that my hubby will love it! Any other wisdom you wish to impart on me?? Want info!!! Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #2852
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So glad I found this thread! Please add us to the list. We will be at AKL Kidani Oct 27- Nov 2. This will be our first trip as DVC owners and our first time at AKL! After reading here I can't wait to get there!!!! Any suggestion on making room request? We have our DD, her DH and our 2 DGD's that will be in a Studio, standard view and we have the 1 bedroom, standard view (plan on the girls staying in the room with us!) 1st trip for DGD's, I'm looking so forward to seeing those little faces light up!!!
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Not sure anyone answered your Q and I'm just catching up after a quick trip last weekend. Awesome!!!

But since you have a 1br and studio with the same std view, my only real priority might be to call member services and have your reservations linked. You may want to go so far as to request "connecting" rooms since there is a 2br which really is just the two of those combined with a door in-between. Unless, of course, you want separation. But in any case, I'd request they be close. The hotel is amazing and sprawling as you would expect to accommodate a savannah full of animals and all the great viewing areas. But it could be a hike for your kids to come see the grand kids if you don't at least request near each other!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #2853
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Good afternoon everyone! I am staying at Animal Kingdom for 3 days in the second week of July and I simply could not afford the Savanna view. I picked pool view as my hubby and I are just staying on resort for those 3 days. Please help me figure out whether I should switch to standard view or stay pool view. I want to be near the lobby/restaurants...it just seems the the pool view block of rooms that the Disney gal suggested (2451 to 2486) from the map I have...seem to be pretty far away...I am so confused. I also saw that the pool view rooms are on the zebra trail? Help all you AKL experts.... I have no clue what to request.... suggestions? Do the rooms all have balconies? Does the floor really matter? Thankyou all in advance for your help and suggestions....I have tried to read all of this forum, but there's so much information, my head is spinning! Thanks!
Just got back! Had pool view and I requested Giraffe near 3010 and got 3010.. Perfect room.. Close to lobby on Lobby level, close to elevator for the pool... Great room!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:13 PM   #2854
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Racheltori....Thank you so much for your post! Finally an answer... that map was killing me!! I am very excited and have reservations for the Wanyama (spelling??) safari. Have you done that? I know that my hubby will love it! Any other wisdom you wish to impart on me?? Want info!!! Thanks!
You're welcome! Yes, Wanyama is a wonderful sunset safari on the grounds of AKL. I've done it twice; most recently last October for our 30th anniversary! It was a wonderful evening! Wanyama can be booked by ANY AKL/AKV guest!

The Sunrise Safari is also fun -- and a bargain at around $70! Unlike Wanyama, the Sunrise Safari can ONLY be booked by guests staying Club Level. I've done the Sunrise 7 times!

The best advice I can give you is to utilize the IPO office. I always contact them as soon as I have a confirmation number! They are fabulous and will make any reservations you need, plus they can answer most any questions you have.

When you arrive at AKL, stop at Bell Services - they should have your Safari (check-in) packet and will escort you to the 6th floor. The CMs in the 6th floor Lounge are wonderful! They will be happy to assist you with any questions/requests you might have!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #2855
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Just got back! Had pool view and I requested Giraffe near 3010 and got 3010.. Perfect room.. Close to lobby on Lobby level, close to elevator for the pool... Great room!
Welcome back!

While you were gone, I think Willows909 upgraded to CL!
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We shop at the Super Walmart at 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


20 min from AKL.. 10 miles
I went to the super target that is literally 5 minutes from AKL.. Take the first light (sherbrete sp) to 192 and it's right before 429.. I was there and back in 15 minutes!
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We shop at the Super Walmart at 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


20 min from AKL.. 10 miles
....is it near the Super Target?
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Thank you! So would Zebra trail rooms..3407 to 3422 be a good group of rooms to ask for? Or even 4th floor..? Are there balconies? Thank you!
....Zebra Trail rooms could be either pool or savannah views....request "near elevator' and you'll get a great location...
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Thank you so much for all your advice! I did contact them and have already set up my room requests and I am so excited! Wish I was staying there longer! But of course that's how we all feel about Disney!
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Thank you so much for all your advice! I did contact them and have already set up my room requests and I am so excited! Wish I was staying there longer! But of course that's how we all feel about Disney!
....and especially AKL....
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I went to the super target that is literally 5 minutes from AKL.. Take the first light (sherbrete sp) to 192 and it's right before 429.. I was there and back in 15 minutes!
How could you go there and back in 15 minutes??? Target always sucks at least an hour out of me - hahahaha!!!!!!!
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....is it near the Super Target?
No.. Walmart is at turnpike and Osceola.. Target was right down the street to the south.

Ps.. I ran to target for 1 thing.. I knew if I went in the store with a cart, I was doomed... I call it the Hundred-Dollar store!! I never get out for less than $100
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No.. Walmart is at turnpike and Osceola.. Target was right down the street to the south.

Ps.. I ran to target for 1 thing.. I knew if I went in the store with a cart, I was doomed... I call it the Hundred-Dollar store!! I never get out for less than $100
Ooh, no cart. Good idea!!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #2864
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Hi everybody. I wanted to post some pictures of the CL offerings I encountered in March.

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Tea time:







View from the CL





Dessert offerings:













I donít get tired of this view

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Breakfast offerings (some of these are from last September, but they're exactly the same as what was offered in March)

































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