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Old 07-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Haley View Post
We stayed in a standard view once that overlooked the parking lot and even that was not bad- we loved how close it was to the lobby.

And one day a pigeon sat on our balcony- so we did see some wildlife
We've done savannah view and next time are trying pool view. You really can't go wrong at AKL.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:39 AM   #17
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I reqad her that Some standard view rooms actually are now looking toward the savannah. Granted they are SV that were not as great as some others, but for the price - Wow.
However, we have stayed in Standard view rooms and loed the resort. We just go to the many viewing areas to watch the animals. When we are in the room we sleep and get ready. If we are on the balcony enjoying the fresh air, we sip n a coffee and read a book or plan our day. Animals vieweed from the room are nice but not worth the extra $$$ for the few minutes that you are looking at them - at least that is the way we feel. I recognize that the savannah view is a big part of the experience for others. Different strokes for differnt folks, I guess.

The AKL is amazing. You will love the resort! The dining is awesome too.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:40 AM   #18
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:27 AM   #19
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You can try asking for an upgrade upon arrival. Especially if you are celebrating something special, it doesn't hurt. You'd be surprised

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Old 07-10-2013, 04:07 AM   #20
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AKL is hand-down my favorite resort. The resort is so incredible, it really doesn't matter what type of room you stay in. This is the view from our "pool view" room from our trip in February 2012.

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Old 07-10-2013, 06:30 AM   #21
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AKL View Rooms

I think if you do what you say you do your not in your room to warrant the need for the view.

you can view the animals from other areas of the hotel. the room view is just for those of us that do use the room more frequently.

i dont nap on holidays im a big kid and cant sleep and love going back to the room early afternoon (not a pool person) and cool off on the balcony with a can from the shop with my ipod... peaceful bliss.

now if your going to your room to sleep your not going to see the animals anyway lol by evening and early mornings the animals are alseep anyways as soon as its dark there hidden in the plantlife.

another great bonus about being in AKL is when there is early magic hours at animal kingdom you are a stones throw away from the park and can be there nice and early for kilimunjaro safari and see some awesome animals that way.

we only booked a savannah view room as it was our honeymoon and we love the use of a private balcony. the hotel is beautiful and you are going to have a wonderful vacation in disney!!.

dont forget Bona Restraunt and Saana offer some amazing food

Jambo House has beautiful arm chairs to it in surrounding a camp fire, i liked to relax there on a very early morning whilst wife was getting ready in the room somthing very thereputic about the flames flickering away.
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