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Old 06-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #2956
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Thanks for checking out the gift shop for me. I will look for something else from home before we go.
You're welcome and sorry they don't have them. There are various beach towels for sale. Just not AKL logo, FYI.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:52 PM   #2957
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That is awesome!!! Really funny pic, too. My wife makes fun of me for being able to fall asleep anywhere, but I would never lay out like that! Enjoy the rest of your trip!!!
Hehe. I always see men sleeping in the lobby. Especially at AKL
Love that bridge. Here are a few other pics:





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Old 06-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #2958
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johnsonet, I have to thank you for posting the activity sheets. I was thinking of leaving two days for resort only activities. Depending on how early everyone wants to leave the parks (we usually only spend half a day at HS), we might have a few afternoons there as well.

I asked my five-year-old son where he'd go if he could take a vacation anywhere. First was the beach. Second was the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I don't know if he assumes the parks are all part of the Animal Kingdom Lodge or if he just likes it that much.
You're welcome, tarak and thank you.
How sweet that your little boy loves AKL so much. (Boy after my own heart!)
We do a park in the a.m. and then back to resort for afternoon. At AKL there is so much to keep you interested.
If you don't mind shuttling between Jambo and Kidan,i there is tons to do at the resort/s!
Simple pleasures like cookie decorating at 1pm and going out on Arusha Overlook in the late afternoon are low-key yet special.
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Hello everyone! Great advice on this thread has helped me make some AKL decisions...including flipping my split stay from AKL pool view 3 nites then BC CL 4 nites..to......BC GV first 3 nites then AKL SV CL last 4 nites! I did that reading all the great things you've all had to say about AKL! I am very excited! Curious about Bounce Back offers...anyone just come back from AKL with an offer? Thinking about another trip and I haven't even gone yet... Oh Disney what you do to me.....
Hey. I know RachelTori has answered but just thought I'd share with you a pic of current offer:









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Hehe. I always see men sleeping in the lobby. Especially at AKL
Love that bridge. Here are a few other pics:


There's my room on the left (#5406) from my first AKV stay in January 2008!! It's a Jambo "standard studio" (pool view)! I loved that room!


Glad you're having a great time, Liz!
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Thanks to everyone for the Bounce Back information!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #2962
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Hi all, staying in a one bedroom savanna view Kidani for one night to try the resort before heading to the poly. I did online check in and requested sunset savanna, that's giraffes right? Should I check off something else as well? I would really like a lower floor to be more eye level with the animals, yes, no? Since we are only there for one night we really want to soak up the resort/animals/views so this is important! Thanks in advance for any input...we are 5, myself, dh and 3 dd's ages 7, 8, 9! Thanks!!!!
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Hi all, staying in a one bedroom savanna view Kidani for one night to try the resort before heading to the poly. I did online check in and requested sunset savanna, that's giraffes right? Should I check off something else as well? I would really like a lower floor to be more eye level with the animals, yes, no? Since we are only there for one night we really want to soak up the resort/animals/views so this is important! Thanks in advance for any input...we are 5, myself, dh and 3 dd's ages 7, 8, 9! Thanks!!!!
Yes - if you want giraffes, the Sunset savannah is the one you want. Pembe has okapi. We had the Pembe savannah our last trip and I wasn't thrilled with it. The okapi were interesting and the red river hogs were adorable (at least I thought so). But the savannah itself is really unattractive, in my opinion. The fence and road behind it didn't do much for me. My husband, on the other hand, preferred it because we couldn't see any other balconies from ours. He said it was like having the place to ourselves. Next time, I'm requesting and hoping for the Sunset savannah. DH and I can take turns choosing the savannah, right?
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Just have to say 17 days till check in at Kidani. Aaaaaahhhh I'm about to burst. Any special tips? We will there for 6 days.
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Hehe. I always see men sleeping in the lobby. Especially at AKL ....
....that. sounds.......creepy.
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We arrived today and are overjoyed to be here

Grandma Rainbow - Zawadi Marketplace DOES have tonic water (that contains quinine) but NOT diet tonic.

lfortin16 - I asked after not seeing any and they do NOT have logo beach towels. Boohoo (they did last year)

tarcc there are lots if items for gift baskets!








And here is an "unusual pic from the skybridge", psac. Lol. Someone needed a nap.


Oh, and our standard, pool view room has a DVD player. I was surprised.
Thankyou sooo much that was very nice of you
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Just have to say 17 days till check in at Kidani. Aaaaaahhhh I'm about to burst. Any special tips? We will there for 6 days.
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Just have to say 17 days till check in at Kidani. Aaaaaahhhh I'm about to burst. Any special tips? We will there for 6 days.
Yes, if you did not request to be close to the lobby, be prepared to walk!! A walk to the lobby and back is 1/2 a mile from our room. Literally, we counted!! And you will want to stay here forever!! We have been here since Sunday we love it!!!
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....that. sounds.......creepy.
Agreed! I have my own issues, I can't fall asleep in any public place, so the thought of sleeping in a lobby is completely unfathomable to me
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