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Old 06-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #2896
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Btw, here are some pics from June Activities list





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Old 06-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #2897
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And we were told at check-in that we could use the pool and facilities of both Jambo and Kidani and that there is shuttle service between the two. So you can definitely swim in both pools.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #2898
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Thanks for the pictures have a fantastic trip!!!
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Well, today we had another challenge!! We went to Cape May for breakfast and there was a tour group of 90 teenage girls!!!!! OH.MY.WORD!!!! It was CRAZY!! Then we walked over to Epcot and what do you know? We couldn't get in. We had to go to guest services and it showed no tickets in the system!! When we got rebooked to make our DDP work, somehow our tickets did not transfer! He gave us tickets for the day and when we got back to Kadani, I had to stop at the desk. It was another hour of waiting. The CM was the same one from yesterday so she was very aware of our situation. She is currently working her "magic" for me and my hubby since today is our anniversary and we are going to MK tonight (just the 2 of us)!! I'll report back and let y'all know what happens next. Oh, we had maid service today. I thought they only came once during your week-long stay?! And she thanked us for being patient. What is getting upset going to do?? I just hope everything is ok, now!!
Oh my, how frustrating! Happy Anniversary!!!
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Does AKL have the cultural and animal programs year round or is that just a "busy season" thing? Sounds like there is a lot to do at the resort!
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #2901
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Does AKL have the cultural and animal programs year round or is that just a "busy season" thing? Sounds like there is a lot to do at the resort!
All year round. - There IS a ton of fun stuff to do! We always feel like we didn't get to do all that we wanted at the resort..even after 3 trips there...I guess we will have to go back again.
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We just stayed at the Beach Club earlier this month and there weren't nearly as many activities!! Sure we had pool activities and the campfire/movie stuff but I'm loving the cultural things at AKL!! Can't wait til November!
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #2903
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Btw, here are some pics from June Activities list
Is the primal parade that's listed the one for the kids? DD really wants to do it so I want to be sure we won't miss it!
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Help!

So we are planning a November trip and we were thinking of Poly, but I've read some things that the pool maybe closed...so I'm moving on!

I have a few questions. It will be DH and our 2 boys (3 1/2 and 7) I'm trying to decide on rooms. It look likes if there are room discounts, it only applies to standard and pool views? Does this also include pool views with bunks? I would love the savanna view but not sure if we could without the discount.

I guess that is all for now. We had dinner at Boma a few years ago and loved it!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:56 PM   #2905
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So we are planning a November trip and we were thinking of Poly, but I've read some things that the pool maybe closed...so I'm moving on!

I have a few questions. It will be DH and our 2 boys (3 1/2 and 7) I'm trying to decide on rooms. It look likes if there are room discounts, it only applies to standard and pool views? Does this also include pool views with bunks? I would love the savanna view but not sure if we could without the discount.

I guess that is all for now. We had dinner at Boma a few years ago and loved it!
I know in the past when we've had a savannah view room, the discount applied. I think it's the suites where the room discount doesn't usually apply. But I'm not positive about that.

Just talked my husband into a trip for next January. We rented points last time. He said if we can rent points and stay at AKV, then he's fine with it. Otherwise, it will be another year. I'm shocked he agreed - I can only attribute it to him really, really liking AKL. So now I can go crazy with my planning - will the QS dining plan work better, or should we pay OOP? Do we try to get our kids into the classes for the YES program, or will Behind the Seeds suffice for making the trip educational? How many days do we make resort-only because we never seem to get around to the really fun activities?

Sorry for the blather - just really excited.
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Question...akl looks bigger on the map than i remember from our last stay there. We were very close to lobby so it really didnt matter. Now im wondering if there are multiple entrances? Seems like it could potentially be a long walk with heavy luggage if you are at a far end. Just trying to an ahead for a stay and maybe get an idea of what is a good request for location even. And can you park near other entrances if there are any? Thanks! We didnt drive last time...this time we are
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Oh my, how frustrating! Happy Anniversary!!!
Thanks!! Hopefully it is fixed. We will find out in the morning when we get to MK!! My hubby and I did get VIP seats for Wishes and the Electrical Parade tonight. Lilly is one fantastic CM!! She has made up for all of the craziness!! Oh, we are the second to last block of rooms!! It is a LONG walk down!! I mean, really long!! At least I'm burning off all of these calories!!
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And we were told at check-in that we could use the pool and facilities of both Jambo and Kidani and that there is shuttle service between the two. So you can definitely swim in both pools.
Great pics! Hope you have a great vacation keep us posted!
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Well, today we had another challenge!! We went to Cape May for breakfast and there was a tour group of 90 teenage girls!!!!! OH.MY.WORD!!!! It was CRAZY!! Then we walked over to Epcot and what do you know? We couldn't get in. We had to go to guest services and it showed no tickets in the system!! When we got rebooked to make our DDP work, somehow our tickets did not transfer! He gave us tickets for the day and when we got back to Kadani, I had to stop at the desk. It was another hour of waiting. The CM was the same one from yesterday so she was very aware of our situation. She is currently working her "magic" for me and my hubby since today is our anniversary and we are going to MK tonight (just the 2 of us)!! I'll report back and let y'all know what happens next. Oh, we had maid service today. I thought they only came once during your week-long stay?! And she thanked us for being patient. What is getting upset going to do?? I just hope everything is ok, now!!
Oh my! It is what we Brits call a catalogue of disasters. Maybe they gave you extra maid service to pixie dust you for the ticket /room card fiasco to date! Hope you manage to get it sorted. I hope they work some magic for your anniversary. How many glorious years? Did they sort you out in the end?
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We are here now and it is wonderful. We are at Kadani in a 2 bedroom savannah view!! I'm in love!! The only issues we had were the DDP. We got our mugs and then walked over to the Mara to eat dinner. Cards would not scan on the new system. Someone had to come over and put it in manually. I stopped by front desk to have them check our cards and DDP was not working and they could not get it to work!! It took about an hour to fix everything. They had to rebook our room (a supervisor that was on the phone did) and they were finally fixed!! It started our plan over!! Yay for us!! The on-site supervisor gave us a fast pass for tomorrow for our trouble!! Now we have 10 mugs and 5 extra quick service credits!! The CM asked me if we had anything planned and I told her no, this is why we never plan anything for day of check-in!! You just never know if things will go wrong! Fortunately, my mom got to take the kids to the pool while they worked everything out!! I asked my hubby if we could move in here!! : )
We just left akl on Sunday and had a similar issue with the ddp. It didn't show any credits remaining (but showed we had it) on check in day.
Ours took an hour and some change to fix. I was solo with the kids. Supervisor had to rebook entire vacation. We had some wonderful pixie dust before this and as a result of this. I could not be more impressed with the staff at akl.
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