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Old 03-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Waitlisted for BLT, but now getting excited for AKV

I am waitlisted for October at BLT. Want to stay there due to having a toddler and proximity to MK.

The person we rented from was able to get AKL Kidani studio with savanna view. We will have our car with us. After looking online at the pool and seeing the rooms, I am wondering if I shouldn't even care anymore if I don't get BLT. We toured AKL once while eating at Boma and I told myself I wanted to stay there one day. Well, I guess that day will be in October.

So who here thinks I should not care about my BLT wait-list and just be amazed by AKV?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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We love AKV I say be amazed
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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We stayed at both last week and were happy at both. We also had our car and think everyone else at AKV had theirs too because there were times when finding a parking spot was difficult. BLT definitely has easier transportation options, but the pool at AKV is so much better. The savanna view is pretty fantastic and there seems to be more resort activities at AKV. We would stay again at either one!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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If you've never done AKV before I'd say try it once.
Especially since you have your car there and not mind using it for park transportation.

Now, we have 2 toddlers and definitely prefer BLT. I was stalking BLT room at 7mo trying to get a whole week (we got it! Totally got pixie dusted ). But if you've never tried AKV and have always wanted to do it, then have fun!!!
The zero entry pool there I think is amazing. But our family is more a park family than pool family. So proximity to MK is essential.

Have fun at either place
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #5
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You do realize that BLT will require more points...did your owner agree to wait list BLT?
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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You do realize that BLT will require more points...did your owner agree to wait list BLT?
Oh yes, of course. The owner and I both know and are in agreement.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:04 PM   #7
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We have stayed at AK Kadani three times and loved it. Since you will have your car you can park underneath and take the elevator to your room. The pool and play area are awesome. Sanna restaurant is very goo too.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:33 AM   #8
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AKV is awesome!!! We loved it. We stayed in December so it was all decorated for Christmas too. Amazing.

BLt is convenient but I think lacks the "atmosphere" some of the other resorts have.
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We love both but you can't beat AKV if you have kids with you!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:58 PM   #10
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AKV is an impressive place - cool pools - neat eateries and bars - don't have any small ones but have heard great things about the community rooms
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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We are in the same boat. We did not cancel our wait list, we will take it if it happens but if not, we will be just as happy.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:38 PM   #12
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My home resort is BLT, but my favorite is AKV. The place is awesome!! We're staying at both this summer again. Savannah view is so cool and the Pools at Kidani and Jambo are fantastic. Since you have a car, I would defintely give Kidani a try!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #13
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I love the location of BLT but I love AKV for the resort itself particularly Jambo House which is just magnificent. If your waitlist doesn't come through you and your children will "be amazed" by AKV. You are still a long way out though. It is very possible that blt will come through.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone. Looks like I win either way! And you are right, it's still 7 months away. I might find I want OFF the waitlist.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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If you have a child in a stroller and like to do late hours at MK, there is no substitute for simply pushing your stroller back to the room at BLT without getting on a boat, bus, or monorail. It's super convenient. Our home resort is VWL and we stay there often, but we get how easy it is to stay at BLT. AkL is very very nice but it's buses everywhere. We had been out of the stroller years for a while before we had another child so it was easy to stay anywhere. But, having a park within walking distance is nice. Same for BCV or BWV if you are Epcot or DHS late night people.
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