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Old 05-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #2266
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oh, I did assume savana view!

Believe the Jambo standard studios are 365 sq. ft (believe these are converted from the deluxe rooms)...the value studios are 314 (converted from the Lodge standard rooms)...

Our stay at Kidani, was in a standard view room. We rented points about 2 months out and this was the only thing available. We were very happy at Kidani, enjoyed the peaceful feeling... less hectic.. great pool/kids area... kidani also offer nightly marshmallow roasts... btw...there is a shuttle back and forth between the 2 resorts. We had a car and really liked having the parking under the resort... perfect for those hot humid august days!!

I can understand wanting to be in the AKL especially with younger kids in tow. BTW reading all ears - at Jambo it states that 80% of all rooms offer savanna views!! So if at Jambo there would be a great chance to have a savanna view.
What do you see with a standard view at Kidani if the parking is underneath the resort? And where can you refill mugs? :-)

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Janet: I love that you and your DD workout together and she pushes you to do better. My eldest likes to go for walks with me in the evening when the other two are gone to bed. It is sort of 'our' time.
Jen, I do love our "girl" bonding time. I'm just thankful we have each other for encouragement. She has made good progress, so happy for her...

It is nice that you and your oldest have starting have your own "girl" time. In time, you can establish some special bonding routine with each of them

Oh, can't wait to read about the great trip "reveal" to the kids!! Hope you kitty is hanging in there

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I was watching Glee when I first read your post. I read it as the chocolate custard being on top of the cheeseburger.
you know when I re-read the post, I can see how you might think that!!

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Janet I will have to get Bob to order the Milk Shake and have a few sips for Sarah as I can't do one myself cause of my diabetes
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BFF and I are going to the MNSSHP as Alice (BFF) and the Queen of Hearts (Me)!!! We have found some costumes we like but will look in a few other places too.

I am sure that our resort will probably change, but we shall see. I am only booked with the AAA discount right now, which is about 10% off, but if the military discount is renewed, we will likely upgrade to a moderate...either POR/POFQ or CSR??? . Oh, the possibilities!!!!!

I am sure at work today we will work on our itinerary. We only want to make 1 TS and I am thinking Cali Grill if it opens back up on time....any other suggestions for a nice TS for 2 30-something ladies??? Not used to planning this type of trip!
Perfect! Love your costume theme!! (btw added your dates!). My vote..... POR Riverside....boat to DTD... Piano Bob ... love him!! Magic converted me!! FQ would be great too! If you are still wanting TS suggestions....always wanted to try Jiko... Flying Fish also looks great (my sis loved her meal there). congrats on getting HBD for fantasmic.

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Janet: Ooooooh my. Greasy cheeseburger with hot sauce followed up with a chocolate custard for dessert? I'm going to have to go workout after just reading that. Yummm-o!
That's why we worked out BEFORE that meal!! (did I mention we got 5 burgers to go on Sunday??? One for each of us and 3 for home) (and yes we didn't eat the remaining 3 during the car ride!

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Awww, I know the queen of splits will figure out a way to shimmy a night or two in there someday.
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Dr. says I have thrush from my nebulizer and my allergies are very bad. Not throat cancer after all!
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The DH drove through that town again today and they had the dogs out again. He went by and called me again. The scaredy-cat still hasn't talked to his dad, and we need to know by Saturday.
Wookie, so happy for you if this works out and you get a new pup!

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Going to try my best to catch up a bit before my close from exhaustion.

Miss - we are still trying to figure out of the meds were the culprit. Today was a good day at school (still on modified schedule) so I am keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow and Friday. He said he is feeling less violent in school so that is a plus. So I am guessing there are AP's in your future

Janet - your weekend sounds fabulous Ah greasy cheeseburger, YUM!!!!
Melissa, great news about Steven...hopefully today will go well too

Nothing better than greasy burgers, right? And Rochester has several great options (plus terrific buffalo chicking wings!)

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Oh, I forgot to mention... since you asked about a good place to go, bit out of the way but Bluezoo has AMAZING cocktails on top of fabulous food. Really extraordinary drinks, big moolah but worth it. TiW discount there though, I think?

Mind you, if you upgrade to either POR or POFQ, you two will have to go visit the bar at POFQ (Scat Cat's) which has a very good bartender who pours a seriously mean drink.
Miss, thanks for the drink tips... Linda, take note for December
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What do you see with a standard view at Kidani if the parking is underneath the resort? And where can you refill mugs? :-)
Our standard view was of the front entrance... off to the side.. not bad. ... there were plenty of bushes to block any view

Maybe I didn't explain it well Parking is ground level, but as Kidani is elevated, this creates the covered parking lot. The second floor is essentially the "first" floor for rooms.... we were given a second floor room. At first I was slightly disappointed but it quickly vanished. The lobby and gift shop are on the second floor so that was good. The refillable mugs are in the gift shop so another present for me. ...

Public viewing areas were close by, this is where I would sit in the morning sipping my diet coke while waiting for the girls to get ready
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Ok, so I just got an email yesterday from a Disney travel company that deals with DVC only. When I priced it out, it looks like I could get a deluxe studio SV at AKV with the DxDP and PH tickets through UT for the same price as I'm paying right now for the PV room at AKL. Does anybody know anything about Stay at WDW? What would you do? If I cancel my reservation now, do I get the $200 deposit back?

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Never mind...no availability for a standard view for our dates. Savannah view is over budget and I'm not changing resorts, so...PV standard room it is!

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:00 PM   #2270
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Guess what I just ... CAME HOME WITH?! (Well, besides the two pairs of sandals for Miss M...)





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Please don't let buyer's remorse set in, please, please, please....
I've got two more of these to go and get now. By the way, I was able to use all $600 worth of Target-bought gift certificates to buy it at the Disney Store. So, $30 off each AP!

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That's why we worked out BEFORE that meal!! (did I mention we got 5 burgers to go on Sunday??? One for each of us and 3 for home) (and yes we didn't eat the remaining 3 during the car ride!
5 to go and you didn't even touch the extra 3? That is other-worldly self control you both possess. Okay, you've gotta share the menu to this place! I love looking at menus to places I'll probably never make it to -- ya know, just to drool all over the keyboard.

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Our standard view was of the front entrance... off to the side.. not bad. ... there were plenty of bushes to block any view

Maybe I didn't explain it well Parking is ground level, but as Kidani is elevated, this creates the covered parking lot. The second floor is essentially the "first" floor for rooms.... we were given a second floor room. At first I was slightly disappointed but it quickly vanished. The lobby and gift shop are on the second floor so that was good. The refillable mugs are in the gift shop so another present for me. ...

Public viewing areas were close by, this is where I would sit in the morning sipping my diet coke while waiting for the girls to get ready
This standard view sounds far and away better than our YC Garden View... with the dead tree and the bus stop beyond. I guess dead vegitation still counts as "garden" -- I guess I can start charging guests for garden view looking out onto our backyard.

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Never mind...no availability for a standard view for our dates. Savannah view is over budget and I'm not changing resorts, so...PV standard room it is!
Ya never know, you could always get a little of this upon check-in: Of course, from all accounts, the pool view sounds spectacular, too.
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Please don't let buyer's remorse set in, please, please, please....
I've got two more of these to go and get now. By the way, I was able to use all $600 worth of Target-bought gift certificates to buy it at the Disney Store. So, $30 off each AP!
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WOOHOO!!!! Congrats on the AP's!!!!!!

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Miss!! Wahoo!! Life is too short for buyers remorse girl!!
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WOOHOO!!!! Congrats on the AP's!!!!!!
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Miss!! Wahoo!! Life is too short for buyers remorse girl!!
You two should get some sort of commission from Disney on these APs. I swear this is all your fault!
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You two should get some sort of commission from Disney on these APs. I swear this is all your fault!
I know we are terrible...sorry!! Ok, not reeeeally sorry!
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Hi guys! I'm having a little dilemma myself with regards to my Disneyland vacation -- don't know how many of you have been to DL or stayed at the hotels onsite there, but we got a pretty good deal for our DIVA trip and are staying at the Grand Californian. You know me and rooms/ resort experience, I go out for the best experience -- always stayed club level and always deluxe. HOwever, club level at the Grand is a complete budget buster, it's not even comparable to what I can get at WDW - they want an extra $250 / night to upgrade to CL!!! ok, now even I don't want to pay and extra $1250.00 just for 5 nights of club level snacks and pop! I did decide to upgrade my view to a priemier park view/ Disney California Adventure view for an extra $50 a night/ or $300.
Now, usually I am picky and want a good view/ room, but I am wondering in my case, is it really worth it for this trip?? Christine, and I and the Diva Gals are probably going to be busy, busy and how much time will I really spend in my room??? that $300 could pay for my return airfare. or a number of other things as I am trying to keep the cost of my DL trip fairly reasonable being that I am planning my BIG Kidani 1BDRM/ DLX dine Grad trip for my son and his GF in Jan/Feb 2015.

So the big question - downgrade to Standard View and save $300 and hope I am either pixie dusted at check in / or perhaps I can pay for the upgrade at checkin once I know how saving for the trip pans out over the next 9 months -
OR Keep the View and be guaranteed a great park view/ at a $300 price tag??

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Yep, terrible terrible. My deviously enabling RC-pals... you know, I just wouldn't have it any other way.

Marie: If it were me, I'd save the dosh to spend on food and drinks whilst out with Divas. Sounds like it's so chock-a-block full of activities you might not get to enjoy the view from your room anyhow. You're gonna have a FABULOUS time no matter what you decide though, I know it.
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HI Koh1977! Just curious - what PV stands for?? I know SV is savahnah view, but I'm stumped on PV! I LOVVVVE AKL btw....beautiful resort! and I even love the buses and transportation from there! My family puts it as our favourite resort, and I'll be trying a Kidani 1 BDRM on my next trip,(Jan/Feb 2015) for my DS's Grad trip with his DGF and giving up club level for the first time ever!!! The king bed a laundry room, and first pick up on the bus will be worth the sacrifice! We will probably do Deluxe dining to make up for giving up CL!
Hope your stay at AKL is AMAZING!!!
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Guess what I just ... CAME HOME WITH?! (Well, besides the two pairs of sandals for Miss M...)





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Please don't let buyer's remorse set in, please, please, please....
I've got two more of these to go and get now. By the way, I was able to use all $600 worth of Target-bought gift certificates to buy it at the Disney Store. So, $30 off each AP!



5 to go and you didn't even touch the extra 3? That is other-worldly self control you both possess. Okay, you've gotta share the menu to this place! I love looking at menus to places I'll probably never make it to -- ya know, just to drool all over the keyboard.



This standard view sounds far and away better than our YC Garden View... with the dead tree and the bus stop beyond. I guess dead vegitation still counts as "garden" -- I guess I can start charging guests for garden view looking out onto our backyard.



Ya never know, you could always get a little of this upon check-in: Of course, from all accounts, the pool view sounds spectacular, too.
That's a very pretty picture!! Yay for AP's!!
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Hi guys! I'm having a little dilemma myself with regards to my Disneyland vacation -- don't know how many of you have been to DL or stayed at the hotels onsite there, but we got a pretty good deal for our DIVA trip and are staying at the Grand Californian. You know me and rooms/ resort experience, I go out for the best experience -- always stayed club level and always deluxe. HOwever, club level at the Grand is a complete budget buster, it's not even comparable to what I can get at WDW - they want an extra $250 / night to upgrade to CL!!! ok, now even I don't want to pay and extra $1250.00 just for 5 nights of club level snacks and pop! I did decide to upgrade my view to a priemier park view/ Disney California Adventure view for an extra $50 a night/ or $300.
Now, usually I am picky and want a good view/ room, but I am wondering in my case, is it really worth it for this trip?? Christine, and I and the Diva Gals are probably going to be busy, busy and how much time will I really spend in my room??? that $300 could pay for my return airfare. or a number of other things as I am trying to keep the cost of my DL trip fairly reasonable being that I am planning my BIG Kidani 1BDRM/ DLX dine Grad trip for my son and his GF in Jan/Feb 2015.

So the big question - downgrade to Standard View and save $300 and hope I am either pixie dusted at check in / or perhaps I can pay for the upgrade at checkin once I know how saving for the trip pans out over the next 9 months -
OR Keep the View and be guaranteed a great park view/ at a $300 price tag??

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Hi Marie, I'd go with standard. You guys are going to be very busy, having fun! $300.00 will be a nice bit of extra $$ in your wallet.
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