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Old 05-12-2013, 09:34 AM   #16
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If you go to the Boardwalk Area, you could also play mini golf at Fantasia Gardens.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #17
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All suggestions greatly appreciated.

May play Mini-golf, but we like to stay together. Groups of 5 aren't usually welcome at mini-golf. We would hold everyone up.

Been to the Boardwalk in the past, would love to go back.

What can you do/see at AKL?
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #18
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don't mean to hijack but i made an ADR with sanaa at 7:00pm. since you guys suggest that visiting AKL is a nice experience, what do you guys suggest specifically we do and what would be a good time to explore before dinner? like an hour earlier? thanks.
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All suggestions greatly appreciated.

May play Mini-golf, but we like to stay together. Groups of 5 aren't usually welcome at mini-golf. We would hold everyone up.

Been to the Boardwalk in the past, would love to go back.

What can you do/see at AKL?
AKL - depending on what time of day you are going....here are my thoughts:

The lobby is gorgeous - lots of beautiful African artwork - worth taking a look around at the details. The animal viewing areas - if you are going during the day, there are many places to check out the animals. Be sure to go by the pool and check out the flamingo pond - there is also a great viewing animal area there as well. The best spot to see them is to the back of the lobby. The gift shop is huge and beautiful - lots of interesting and unique things to see there are well. If you are going at night you can see a movie by the pool and take part in the night time vision animal viewing - (if you are walking towards the pool the area is to the left behind the pool bar). They also have a beautiful fire pit with rocking chairs to the back of the lobby. There are lots of activities going on (story telling, crafts etc) - check with the front desk when you get there to see if there is anything happening while you are there. Victoria Falls is a really pretty bar above the BOMA area to grab a drink. Or you can head to the Mara and grab a container of Zebra Domes.

Warning: We did the above once...now we are going on our third stay there.
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May play Mini-golf, but we like to stay together. Groups of 5 aren't usually welcome at mini-golf. We would hold everyone up.


What can you do/see at AKL?
The Winter/Summerland mini-golf is AWESOME and almost right across the road from AKL. Very close.

As others said about AKL, there are many many places to view the animals, the resort itself is grand and the gift shop is our favorite on property. We're connoisseurs of Disney gift shops. They have a lot of activities listed each day though to be honest, I've not done any of them because we're always so busy. We own there and STILL haven't done activities beyond the sunrise safari. The bar is gorgeous, there are tons of places to sit and soak in the lodge. Fireplaces inside and out surrounded by chairs. The one inside is HUGE. You could chill there as the kids do an activity or two in the lobby as the fireplace is in the lobby as well, just off to the side. I can't stress how gorgeous the lodge is in itself.

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