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Old 06-12-2014, 11:04 PM   #2731
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Thanks! We're sooooo excited about this trip! After looking at the pictures on the AKL pics thread, I really want a DSLR camera for savannah pictures.

Those lovely CL people were able to work their magic and get us on the Sunrise Safari! Should be interesting. I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. (My DH, on the other hand, is one of those disgustingly perky morning people.) Just have to make the coffee extra strong that morning (so as not to kill DH when he's all perky).

Now to make some dining ressies. We've got Boma for dinner on arrival day, and for breakfast departure day. I'm hoping something at BOG will open up for dinner. We usually go to Artist Point for our celebration dinner, but might try something else for a change. I just love to plan WDW trips!!
Jiko would be great for a celebratory dinner if in the finances. We ate there twice on our last visit. OH YUM
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #2732
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Sanaa and the Mara are equally awesome too. In fact, the food at the pool bars is pretty good too.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #2733
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Keurig?

Jambo !!! We are staying at Kidani 1 bedroom villa June 23 - july 1 SOOO EXCITED!!!

I saw that BLT recently got Keurigs. Has anyone been to Kidani lately and saw them there as well?

Thank you in advance!!!
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:32 PM   #2734
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Looking forward to somebody staying at AKL able to bypass check in desk and go directly to their room. It will be interesting to see how this trial works out and if it will become a permanant thing. I think the trial only runs for part of June stays.

Has anyone received an e-mail yet stating that they can parrticipate in the trial?
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:12 PM   #2735
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Dinning At AKL

Can you tell me about the dining at AKL. Is there food to order at the pool?
What is the difference between Jiko and Boma?
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #2736
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Can you tell me about the dining at AKL. Is there food to order at the pool?
What is the difference between Jiko and Boma?
AKL has some great food - including at the pools & in their restaurants.

Basically Boma is an extensive buffet & Jiko is fine dining. Both receives lots of accolades.

You can get a little better handle on the food situation here:
http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/animal...e-restaurants/
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:20 PM   #2737
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Can you tell me about the dining at AKL. Is there food to order at the pool?
What is the difference between Jiko and Boma?
Both Jambo and Kidani have poolside bars, with light fare. Sandwiches n stuff.

Jambo also has the Mara (steps from the pool) which is basically like a QS order grab n go type place.. lots of different food here

Jiko n Boma's are both at Jambo house. Both are equally awesome but totally opposite.

Jiko is a lil pricey, upscale , great ambience, and fine food.

Boma's is a buffet... But much much more. Take the word buffet out when you eat here, because it is one of the best restaurants on all WDW property. Sooooo much to choose from....Also has a great atmosphere too.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:52 PM   #2738
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Jambo !!! We are staying at Kidani 1 bedroom villa June 23 - july 1 SOOO EXCITED!!!

I saw that BLT recently got Keurigs. Has anyone been to Kidani lately and saw them there as well...
....that would be great if they are...
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:24 PM   #2739
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Thanks as always for keeping the dates up to date!
Look like people were collecting dates of when families are vacationing here.
We are booked at AKL in a studio. Rented points from a DVC. So great. this is our first trip with daughter. She is almost 8 and there will be three of us.
We are coming in from LAX on Aug 26 staying through Saturday Aug 30th. We are only doing AK Park.

**Also, thanks for info on food. Do they only serve food with African Flare?
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:32 PM   #2740
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Look like people were collecting dates of when families are vacationing here.
We are booked at AKL in a studio. Rented points from a DVC. So great. this is our first trip with daughter. She is almost 8 and there will be three of us.
We are coming in from LAX on Aug 26 staying through Saturday Aug 30th. We are only doing AK Park.

**Also, thanks for info on food. Do they only serve food with African Flare?
...Boma has something for even the most finicky of eaters...there are different stations, including one that has the ol' standbys - spaghetti and meatballs, mac'n'cheese, burgers, chicken fingers, and the like...
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The Mara also has a wide assortment of choices, both prepackaged and freshly-cooked items...
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #2742
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Pool hours

It's been a long time since we stayed at AKL - summer of '12 - and it's about time we came home!

Can anyone tell me about the pool situation at Jambo? We've stayed at Poly and POR since then, and both had main pools closed at a certain hour, but quiet pools open 24 hours. What's the policy at Jambo, where there's no quiet pools?

We used to love those late night dips after closing down the parks. I'm guessing that's just a memory now?
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...Boma has something for even the most finicky of eaters...there are different stations, including one that has the ol' standbys - spaghetti and meatballs, mac'n'cheese, burgers, chicken fingers, and the like...
Good info...Thanks!!
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Here is the latest list of everyone visiting in 2014 If you have any updates please let me know... 2014 March Cheesemouse, 20th – 22nd , AKV XMom, 22nd – 29th , AKL Kidani Eacosper, 22nd – 29th , AKL AlohaAnnie, 28th – Apr 5th , Jambo April AlohaAnnie, Mar 28th – 5th, Jambo Tiggrbaby, 13th – 17th, AKL Kidani Psac, Kidani May Caseytigger, 1st – 5th, AKL The Yeti Guy, 2nd – 5th, AKL Shaden, 2nd – 6th, AKL Jambo House dolphigirl47, 2nd – 17th, Disney Wonder Panama Canal Cruise Hill6, 5th – 8th, AKL Kidani CupcakeKelly, 5th – 8th, AKL RebelSoul, 5th – 11th, AKV Jambo Jenbrewer, 6th – 8th, AKL CL Hill6, 8th – 10th, AKL Kidani DevonsDisneyMom, 9th – 17th, AKV Jambo Zeldot, 10th – 14th, AKL CL jmetz1028, 13th – 18th, AKL amazingact21, 14th – 15th, AKL AddictedtoDoleWhip, 17th – 24th, AKL Jeffbear, 17th – 24th, AKL hemmie, 20th -26th, AKL RachelTori, 20th-27th, AKV-CL; Dolphin chocovrdmicears, 20th – 28th, AKL Momto8, 23rd – 30th, Jambo House Vital, 23rd – 31st, Jambo House Paula Sedley-Burke, 26th – 28th, ASMu Paula Sedley-Burke, 28th – Jun 4th, SSR franandaj, 28th - Jun 4th, VGF June Paula Sedley-Burke, May 28th – 4th, SSR franandaj, May 28th - 4th, VGF goofy4prez, 2nd – 9th, AKL-CL NMDisneyMom, 3rd – 10th, AKV Jambo Grandma Rainbow, 18th – 21st, AKL 1971DBday, 19th – 28th, AKV Manicstreet, 24th – Jul 2nd, AKL July Manicstreet, Jun 24th – 2nd, AKL Ah10is, 1st – 8th, AKL Kanga1, 13th – 25th, AKL Think-like-tink, 15th – 26th, AKV CL MickeyT, 25th – Aug 1st, Jambo CL YCFAN, 26th – 28th, Royal Assante Suite & Royal Kuba Suite anjalee6, 28th – Aug 6th, AKL August anjalee6, Jul 28th – 6th, AKL bobbie68, 7th – 10th, AKL MomofDisneyLoversx3, 11th -18th, WL katema52, 16th – 22nd, Kidani eangel12, 20th – 21st, AKL CL 15isto2, 30th-Sept 27th, Kidani September 15isto2, Aug 30th-27th, Kidani pamelasu1 – 8th -12th, AKV Jambo studio ShelliRenee, 14th – 19th, AKL Sturowski, 16th – 22nd, AKL Paula Sedley-Burke, 18th - 25th, AKV LJD2143, 20th – 27th, AKL Jackiemarie21, 19th – 24th, AKL PNO4TE, 25th-29th, BWV RachelTori, 25th-29th, BWV Paula Sedley-Burke, 25th – 28th, The Dream aaarcher86, 26th – Oct 6th, Kidani Paula Sedley-Burke, 28th – Oct 1st, BCV October aaarcher86, Sep 26th – 6th, Kidani Paula Sedley-Burke, Sep 28th - 1st, BCV Paula Sedley-Burke, 1st – 2nd, VGF Rarity, 25th – Nov 1st, Jambo House Tarcc, 25th - Nov 8th, AKL Weswife, 26th – 31st, AKL PNO4TE, 31st – Nov 2nd, Kidani November Tarcc, Oct 25th - 8th, AKL PNO4TE, Oct 31st – 2nd, Kidani DizDaD7, Oct 31st – 9th, SSR PNO4TE, 2nd – 8th, BWV YoYoAurora, 1st – 8th, AKL CL Grandma Rainbow, 5th – 9th, AKL saysib, 28th-Dec 12th, AKL December saysib, Nov 28th-12th, AKL nadira36, Nov 30th – 12th, AKL, DD will turn 8…. Cincystamper, 3rd – 14th, AKL Emilyclaire, 4th – 10th, AKL jcjen519, 14th – 23rd, AKV CL 2015 January February
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....seems like a no-brainer to me......but I AM kinda partial to AKL....
We were originally going to stay at the Poly. Then I read about all the refurbishments. So I booked up at WL... 28 days later, rumor was going around about the main pool being worked on and closes after Labor Day. I fought with the idea for 2 weeks, and when I saw the actual work permit for the main pool area, I called yesterday and moved us to AKL, where we stayed 2 years ago. Should have just booked here to start. We love AK.
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