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Old 03-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #1081
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We will be staying in a DVC standard one bedroom at Kidani. Any suggestions on making a room request? We aren't too paticular, but we were thinking of requesting near the lobby as will have 3 young children. We were also thinking it would be central, so we would be between the pool and counter service at Jambo.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #1082
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....I'd really love to hear your comparison of GF to AKL....
Thanks, I will be sure to report back when we return. We loved the GF! But they are undergoing a lot of construction now and since we are only staying two nights this trip with one park day at Animal Kingdom, that made the decision to stay here an easy one. My girls can't wait to see the animals right outside our room!
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #1083
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Hi!!! My family will be staying at Kidani 8/21 - 8/28 and Jambo 11/7-12. I would love to be added to the group.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #1084
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We just returned from a 1br at Jambo House. Can I just say that I find it irritating that I'm charged the same number of points, but I get a smaller room with only one bathroom? I think they should re evaluate the points cost for Jambo House 1br. I know that's unlikely to happen, but kvetching about it makes me feel better.
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We will be staying at AKL Jambo, 11/29-12/6.
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We just returned from a 1br at Jambo House. Can I just say that I find it irritating that I'm charged the same number of points, but I get a smaller room with only one bathroom? I think they should re evaluate the points cost for Jambo House 1br. I know that's unlikely to happen, but kvetching about it makes me feel better.
I see your point, but I agree --- it's very unlikely points reallocation would happen.

I've always looked at it as a trade-off. Yes, smaller room and only 1 bathroom, but I have the bigger (gorgeous) lobby, a great pool (although Kidani's is great too), 2 table service restaurants and the quick service restaurant.

For my points, I'd rather stay at Jambo!
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Hi!!! My family will be staying at Kidani 8/21 - 8/28 and Jambo 11/7-12. I would love to be added to the group.
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We will be staying at AKL Jambo, 11/29-12/6.
Here are the months I just updated:

August
Z28KatCar, July 18th - 1st, AKL CL
Anjalee6, July 29th – 3rd, AKL
The Marsons, July 31st – 4th, AKL Jambo
333disneymom, 9th-13th, AKV Kidani
Pink Flamingo, 9th – 11th, AKV Jambo
MICKEY'S DREAMERS, 10th - 22nd, AKL
Pink Flamingo, 11th – 19th, BWI
333disneymom, 13th – 19th, BCV
Ginamarie, 18th – 25th, Kidani
Disneyfool_1202, 21st, Kidani
Gillenkl, 21st – 24th, AKL
rquebral, 21st – 28th, Kidani
WeCantWait, 22nd – 30th, AKL
RachelTori, 27th – Sept 2nd, AKV-CL and CSR


November
Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC
RachelTori, 2nd – 9th, Swan and ?
rquebral, 7th – 12th, Jambo
saratogastehr, 29th – Dec 6th, AKL Jambo

December
saratogastehr, Nov 29th – 6th, AKL Jambo
Pinkocto, 6th – 10th, AKV CL
thornton0511, 6th -14th, AKL
Pghsteelerfan, 7th -14th, AKV Jambo
Heidijanesmith, 16th – 23rd, AKL CL
Bluesky1997, 26th – 29th, AKL CL


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We will be staying in a DVC standard one bedroom at Kidani. Any suggestions on making a room request? We aren't too paticular, but we were thinking of requesting near the lobby as will have 3 young children. We were also thinking it would be central, so we would be between the pool and counter service at Jambo.
Good question! I hope others will post their opinions/experiences, but for what you mentioned: pool (I'm assuming Kidani's pool?) and The Mara......... "near lobby" would be your best bet.

If you're planning on trips to the Mara and swimming at Uzima (Jambo's pool), then you might want to make a request to be "close to Jambo". There are elevators and exits on that side of Kidani which will make it relatively easy to walk to Jambo.
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We just returned from a 1br at Jambo House. Can I just say that I find it irritating that I'm charged the same number of points, but I get a smaller room with only one bathroom? I think they should re evaluate the points cost for Jambo House 1br. I know that's unlikely to happen, but kvetching about it makes me feel better.
I agree with RachelTori on this. The trade off for the extra bathroom and space is the location. Many people would rather be closer to the action. (Mara, Boma, Jiko, the big lobby, etc.)
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Thanks, I will be sure to report back when we return. We loved the GF! But they are undergoing a lot of construction now and since we are only staying two nights this trip with one park day at Animal Kingdom, that made the decision to stay here an easy one. My girls can't wait to see the animals right outside our room!
....I'm sure that GF is a very lovely place to spend a Disney vacay - I, however, am not one of those folks who cares to stay there. The grounds are extensive, and, knowing my luck, I'd probably get stuck in the very last room furthest away from the lobby! The views of the Castle must be amazing though...
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....has anyone else had this problem? I have been frantically searching for a price on a std room at AKL for 4/4 - 4/8 and got a 'Room Only' price of $321/nite (with the exception of the last nite @ $238.00) yesterday. I didn't realize that I was looking at the wrong school calendar, which had been updated to show the week of 4/7 - 4/13 as our Spring Break week. When I looked up availability this morning, the prices went to $340 and up! I also looked up my original dates, and they too went up substantially... DRAT!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #1092
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Kimmar: I posted this link on the other Lite thread, but think it's worthy of here too!

More fun at the Flower & Garden Festival:

http://wdwnt.com/video-living-topiar...rden-festival/

With food, drink, and living topiaries added to the Festival........ how can your DH resist?!!!
....he's actually talking more and more about it [over the last two days]. He doesn't really want to spend more than 4 or 5 days at WDW (I'd rather go for the full week) but I suppose it's better than nuttin'! In fact, last night we were next door at his sister's house, celebrating my DNeph's 8th birthday, and my DH's brother mentioned that he had accumulated about 400 Visa points and offered them to us, figuring that he's probably not going to be visiting WDW any time soon, if ever again! Gee, I wish that I had such a generous brother.... [ ]
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....has anyone else had this problem? I have been frantically searching for a price on a std room at AKL for 4/4 - 4/8 and got a 'Room Only' price of $321/nite (with the exception of the last nite @ $238.00) yesterday. I didn't realize that I was looking at the wrong school calendar, which had been updated to show the week of 4/7 - 4/13 as our Spring Break week. When I looked up availability this morning, the prices went to $340 and up! I also looked up my original dates, and they too went up substantially... DRAT!
Kimmar: You're looking at "regular" season, so rack on a standard is something like $494!! Even with a 30%-35% discount, it's still a huge chunk-a-change!

I have a suggestion....... at least check it out and see what the cost would be!

Check David's: www.dvcrequest.com/ and the possibility of renting points. The cost will be WAY less than trying to book a resort room.
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I have a suggestion....... at least check it out and see what the cost would be!

Check David's: www.dvcrequest.com/ and the possibility of renting points. The cost will be WAY less than trying to book a resort room.

....thanks for the suggestion, but I think it's way too late for an April vacay...
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Kimmar: You're looking at "regular" season, so rack on a standard is something like $494!! Even with a 30%-35% discount, it's still a huge chunk-a-change!

...yesterday, when I looked it up, a std room for 4/4, 4/5, and 4/6 came out to $321.30 a nite, with 4/7 at $238.00, but when I checked those same days this morning, it went up to $340 a nite for all four nites!
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