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Old 07-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #3436
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The last day to customize you bands is 31 days before your trip. Starting day 30 you would receive the gray band.
I'm sorry to just jump in on the convo....but what are these bands I keep seeing people talking about? We leave Sept. 28th and are staying at AKV
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #3437
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Quick question for anyone who has recently been to AKL and took the Magical Express from MCO, does AKL/Kidani still have their own line for the Magical Express? Or does it now share with some other resorts? I remember seeing before they had their own line and didn't make any other stops at any other resorts when dropping visitors off. Thank you.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #3438
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I don't know about the mugs, but the rooms (non-dvc) have coffee pods with Joffrey coffee pods
Thanks! I gave up pop recently and picked up coffee (iced with milk).

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Here now. No RFID mugs yet. Coffee pod machines in the rooms
Thanks! I was curious about the RFID b/c we are moving to Pop after and I wasn't sure if we bought a mug at AKL if it had RFID if it would be good for the length of our stay carrying over to pop, etc.

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The last day to customize you bands is 31 days before your trip. Starting day 30 you would receive the gray band.
I had read that for this test in August, July 23 was the last day to customize. Maybe when it's a "real" thing it's 31 days out?

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Quick question for anyone who has recently been to AKL and took the Magical Express from MCO, does AKL/Kidani still have their own line for the Magical Express? Or does it now share with some other resorts? I remember seeing before they had their own line and didn't make any other stops at any other resorts when dropping visitors off. Thank you.
I do not think they have ever had their own line? We took ME last year from MCO to AKL and it stopped a few places first. I want to say Pop, CBR and POR? Memory too short, ha ha!
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Quick question for anyone who has recently been to AKL and took the Magical Express from MCO, does AKL/Kidani still have their own line for the Magical Express? Or does it now share with some other resorts? I remember seeing before they had their own line and didn't make any other stops at any other resorts when dropping visitors off. Thank you.
I was there last September and AKV did not have it's own line. I want to say we stopped at 2 or 3 other resorts before we got to Kidani.
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How cool both your upcoming visit and testing FP+! Have a fab time! I hope in the future they do themed AK magicbands with animal prints on them!
Thanks we are very excited! hoping for a great 1st visit! and those would be SO cute!
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #3441
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How did you get selected for FP+? We will be at AKL CL on Sat.
I believe the FP+ testing starts on August 4th? We are arriving the 5th.
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Quick question for anyone who has recently been to AKL and took the Magical Express from MCO, does AKL/Kidani still have their own line for the Magical Express? Or does it now share with some other resorts? I remember seeing before they had their own line and didn't make any other stops at any other resorts when dropping visitors off. Thank you.
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The last day to customize you bands is 31 days before your trip. Starting day 30 you would receive the gray band.
We just booked a last minute trip to AKL on Wed. 7/24. We arrive on 8/20 and we were able to customize our bands and we actually received them today. Pink for me and yellow for DD. Just have to link our tickets and will start making our fastpass reservations!
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Quick question for anyone who has recently been to AKL and took the Magical Express from MCO, does AKL/Kidani still have their own line for the Magical Express? Or does it now share with some other resorts? I remember seeing before they had their own line and didn't make any other stops at any other resorts when dropping visitors off. Thank you.
We just took the ME from MCO.
It stopped at Pop and Art of Animation before we got to Jambo and Kidani.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #3445
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My recent Me was the same... AOA and Pop before AKL.... Not dedicated. Bus to the parks for AKL and Kidani were still dedicated.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #3446
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Sorry, I missed this somehow but what are the bands people are talking about?
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #3447
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Difference Between Value & Standard View Suites

Can anyone tell me what the differences are between a value and deluxe standard view studio suite in Jambo House? Are they the same size or is standard larger? I've read that standard is pool or water view and value is landscape or parking lot view, but also read you can get savanna with value. Is that not the case with standard view?

Also are there any differences between a standard view suite in Jambo vs. Kidani? We have DVC standard view in Jambo House (2 suites) for next May , and I read they are larger than value, but I also read the suites in Kidani are larger than Jambo. So is there a difference between Jambo and Kidani when it comes to the room sizes (same square footage), views or anything else?

Also what would be a good location to request? We stayed here in 2003 and were upgraded to savanna view but that was so long ago before they had the villas. I would like savanna view again, but my son wants pool view, and I'm okay with that as long as we can be near or next to each other, so any recommendations would be appreciated.

I apologize if these questions have been answered on this thread already. I tried reading through several pages but couldn't find anything and there are so many to read!

Thanks for any help!
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Ruadisneyfan2, the bands are the new magic bands (have a look on the other threads to see about what they are) - these are what Disney is aiming to replace tickets and fastpasses with.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:53 AM   #3449
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Can anyone tell me what the differences are between a value and deluxe standard view studio suite in Jambo House? Are they the same size or is standard larger? I've read that standard is pool or water view and value is landscape or parking lot view, but also read you can get savanna with value. Is that not the case with standard view?

Also are there any differences between a standard view suite in Jambo vs. Kidani? We have DVC standard view in Jambo House (2 suites) for next May , and I read they are larger than value, but I also read the suites in Kidani are larger than Jambo. So is there a difference between Jambo and Kidani when it comes to the room sizes (same square footage), views or anything else?

Also what would be a good location to request? We stayed here in 2003 and were upgraded to savanna view but that was so long ago before they had the villas. I would like savanna view again, but my son wants pool view, and I'm okay with that as long as we can be near or next to each other, so any recommendations would be appreciated.

I apologize if these questions have been answered on this thread already. I tried reading through several pages but couldn't find anything and there are so many to read!

Thanks for any help!
Theresa: Before answering, I want to make sure we're clear. Are you talking about a DVC Studio Villa in Jambo House? (They are not "suites" and using that term tends to confuse us! There are "suites" at AKL-Jambo, but they are part of the regular resort, not DVC.) Kidani is all DVC and was built specifically as DVC -- those rooms are larger and more family friendly than Jambo.

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I was in room 7810 on the 4th floor- savannah view.
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