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Old 02-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #811
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Staying at akl for the first time in less than two weeks!!! Sooooo excited. Been dreaming of staying here. We got a pool view and a dinner at boma. Dh is still griping at the extra cost. But i figure once he gets there he will stop lol.
Any of you guys have a pool view..how was it??
Heavenly!!!! Ask for a higher floor when you check in if you want a good view, or a lower level if you want an easier walk to the Mara, pool & hot tubs - but you may not see much of the pool. The foliage is high is several places.

You're going to LOVE it & if your DH is like mine he will complain until he gets there and then refuse to stay anywhere else ever again!!!

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He says he would rather spend the money elsewhere than a room. And i agree to a point... but this place looks well worth it. Truly cant wait to be walking into the lobby for the first time.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #813
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He says he would rather spend the money elsewhere than a room. And i agree to a point... but this place looks well worth it. Truly cant wait to be walking into the lobby for the first time.
It made me cry when we walked in for the first time.

It is worth every extra penny!!!!

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In our experience a couple of weeks ago every trip to Magic Kingdom took a minimum of 40 minutes each way. So, to return for an afternoon break & then go back to the park in the evening would mean at least 2 hours on a bus - and that's cutting it to 30 minutes each way.
....WOW! Unbelieveable! ....in all my visits to WDW, I don't think that I've EVER had wait times like THAT! Why do you think it was excessively long?
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....WOW! Unbelieveable! ....in all my visits to WDW, I don't think that I've EVER had wait times like THAT! Why do you think it was excessively long?
The only times we have ever had waits like Tracey is talking about have been over Christmas. And I mean "Christmas" not the weeks before or after.

In our experience overall, the longest wait times for buses seems to be coming out of the MK. We never have had waits like those. Think they ought to figure out a better system, don't you??
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The only times we have ever had waits like Tracey is talking about have been over Christmas. And I mean "Christmas" not the weeks before or after.

In our experience overall, the longest wait times for buses seems to be coming out of the MK. We never have had waits like those. Think they ought to figure out a better system, don't you??
When we stayed at AKL for the 1st time, one of the things that I was most nervous about was the wait times for the buses b/c I had heard they were terrible. Luckily for us, we ran into no issue, and I hope that is the case when we stay there in June too....

I think coming out of MK at closing time, no matter what resort you stay at you are going to have some sort of wait. Seems like the only time we really waited for a bus when we stayed at AKL was going to and from DTD.
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We are staying there in Sept! 10 nights in a standard studio DVC can't wait!
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We had amazing luck with the buses last time we were there - nearly every time, one was pulling in just as we walked up. The only bus we've always had issues with is the one to DTD, but I think that's consistent with all the resorts.

My husband is extremely frugal, and he wasn't excited about the cost of a deluxe resort. But after the first trip to AKL, he told me that any time we went to Disney, he was all for staying there. I might have squealed a bit when he said that.
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I'm so excited to have found the disboards! I have been looking through the threads and the pictures of AKL (and finding out I could change resorts without penalty, and apply the discounts) made us switch from standard little mermaid at AofA to AKL! It was only a $300 difference for our 4 nights as well, so I couldn't pass it up. Now I'm off to find everything I can about activities, etc.
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I'm so excited to have found the disboards! I have been looking through the threads and the pictures of AKL (and finding out I could change resorts without penalty, and apply the discounts) made us switch from standard little mermaid at AofA to AKL! It was only a $300 difference for our 4 nights as well, so I couldn't pass it up. Now I'm off to find everything I can about activities, etc.
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Do the buses stop at Kidani or Jambo first?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #822
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....WOW! Unbelieveable! ....in all my visits to WDW, I don't think that I've EVER had wait times like THAT! Why do you think it was excessively long?
When I talked to the person at the bus stop they said that busses come every 20 minutes. So, I guess if you get there right after a bus leaves you have a 20 minute wait, then they have to load the bus, then drive to the park. It was frustrating a couple of times (waiting an HOUR for a standing room only bus to Animal Kingdom), but most if the time we weren't in a hurry & knew how long it would take. But, seeing two CMs with clipboards tracking wait times at the bus stop makes me think they were working on it, and Alison was there the week after us & didn't have the long waits... So hopefully we were just unlucky.
Either way, we'll still be staying there & still using WDW transportation - it's more magical to not have to drive!!!

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #823
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Do the buses stop at Kidani or Jambo first?
Park busses stop at Kidani first then Jambo.

Downtown Disney bussed are opposite - Jambo first, then Kidani.


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Either way, we'll still be staying there & still using WDW transportation - it's more magical to not have to drive!!!
.....especially in the SUMMER! Nothing beats boarding an already-cooled air-conditioned bus vs. a HOT CAR steaming in a hotter parking lot!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #825
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.....especially in the SUMMER! Nothing beats boarding an already-cooled air-conditioned bus vs. a HOT CAR steaming in a hotter parking lot!
Amen Sista!!!!!

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