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Old 02-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #706
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Staying at AKV Kidani studio savanna view 2/25 for 4 nights then YC CL for 4 nights. So excited this is our 1st AK stay, I rented points from a friend who will also be there at the same time. We tried for Jambo but are wait listed.
Why do most people prefer studios at Jambo?
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Staying at AKV Kidani studio savanna view 2/25 for 4 nights then YC CL for 4 nights. So excited this is our 1st AK stay, I rented points from a friend who will also be there at the same time. We tried for Jambo but are wait listed.
Why do most people prefer studios at Jambo?
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Staying at AKV Kidani studio savanna view 2/25 for 4 nights then YC CL for 4 nights. So excited this is our 1st AK stay, I rented points from a friend who will also be there at the same time. We tried for Jambo but are wait listed.
Why do most people prefer studios at Jambo?
Personally I prefer Jambo House because most of the restaurants are there. I love Boma and having Mara so close is handy, too. Having said that, we just tried Sanaa on our last trip to WDW and were absolutely blown away by it.

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Almost forgot... We saw a big one crawling down the sidewalk at CSR, too!

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #710
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Some of the previously classified Savannah View and Pool View rooms have been re-classified as Standard View. They are the rooms that if you booked and paid for a Savannah or Pool View and got one of those rooms....... let's just say, most guests would not be happy! (The re-classification was done several years ago.)
We got a room like that in 2010. Noting but trees! We couldn't even see a glimmer of water. We asked to be moved & got a much better view. I'm glad they reclassified them.

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Almost forgot... We saw a big one crawling down the sidewalk at CSR, too!

Did you say you saw one (snake) there?

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Staying at AKV Kidani studio savanna view 2/25 for 4 nights then YC CL for 4 nights. So excited this is our 1st AK stay, I rented points from a friend who will also be there at the same time. We tried for Jambo but are wait listed.
Why do most people prefer studios at Jambo?
We LOVED Jambo - the lobby is so huge and elegant and you have the bridge whereas Kidani is far more lowkey. The whole resort seemed much quieter when we were there but again we did not stay. We like the bustle of AKL and having everything right there (Except Sanaa) First parking lot you hit is Jambo too if you are driving.
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We LOVED Jambo - the lobby is so huge and elegant and you have the bridge whereas Kidani is far more lowkey. The whole resort seemed much quieter when we were there but again we did not stay. We like the bustle of AKL and having everything right there (Except Sanaa) First parking lot you hit is Jambo too if you are driving.
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Staying at AKV Kidani studio savanna view 2/25 for 4 nights then YC CL for 4 nights. So excited this is our 1st AK stay, I rented points from a friend who will also be there at the same time. We tried for Jambo but are wait listed.
Why do most people prefer studios at Jambo?
I think there are also just fewer at Jambo than Kidani,so they'd sell out quicker?
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Some of the previously classified Savannah View and Pool View rooms have been re-classified as Standard View. They are the rooms that if you booked and paid for a Savannah or Pool View and got one of those rooms....... let's just say, most guests would not be happy! (The re-classification was done several years ago.)
Thanks! That would explain it. (And you're right, if I had booked a Savannah or Pool View room and been placed there, I would have been [more than] slightly annoyed. But since we had reserved a Standard View and were expecting to be overlooking the bus stop or parking lot, we were thrilled with this location!)

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:40 PM   #716
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Thanks! That would explain it. (And you're right, if I had booked a Savannah or Pool View room and been placed there, I would have been [more than] slightly annoyed. But since we had reserved a Standard View and were expecting to be overlooking the bus stop or parking lot, we were thrilled with this location!)

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Starting to think about a May trip, I've always loved the look of AKL, even booking but changing my mind however after finally making it to Jiko last year I was wowed by the stunning lobby and have made my mind up that I will stay here

One thing bothers me though, I am petrified when it comes to bugs and things like snakes What are people's experiences with anything like that t AKL compared to the other resorts?

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I don't want to scare you away but on my trip in September both my SiL and I encountered giant roach looking bugs. It might have just been September because I have never ever seen any other bugs at AKL. I just don't want you to think they're nonexistent.
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I don't want to scare you away but on my trip in September both my SiL and I encountered giant roach looking bugs. It might have just been September because I have never ever seen any other bugs at AKL. I just don't want you to think they're nonexistent.
Love Bugs are usually in abundance May and September. They're creepy looking, but harmless.

I have seen hundreds of them at AKL, especially on the outside stairs at the end of Kudu - near the barn.
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Omg, if I saw a snake at Epcot, or anywhere for that matter, I would shatter all the glass with my screams. I think I saw a rat once, I will have to ask dh where since I have now repressed the memory. I think it was in a park. Wait. I was with my brother in October, adventure land, during mnsshp. I almost had a heart attack. He thought it was hilarious. I forgot all about that. I work in NYC and see them there but not in my beloved pristine wdw!!

I have seen h2o+ in home goods. Is that the same stuff? I have sea salt from gf. Looking forward to trying citrus!!
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Omg, if I saw a snake at Epcot, or anywhere for that matter, I would shatter all the glass with my screams. I think I saw a rat once, I will have to ask dh where since I have now repressed the memory. I think it was in a park. Wait. I was with my brother in October, adventure land, during mnsshp. I almost had a heart attack. He thought it was hilarious. I forgot all about that. I work in NYC and see them there but not in my beloved pristine wdw!!

I have seen h2o+ in home goods. Is that the same stuff? I have sea salt from gf. Looking forward to trying citrus!!
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