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Old 10-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #421
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Thank you both... It's definitely worth us considering this option as we are sick of hearing the two of them argue about who's hogging the bed more. At home they each have their own room with full size beds so when we go away, it's always a battle. Now, are the rooms with bunks any smaller than the regular 2 queen rooms or are they about the same?
All the standard rooms are the same size. When I've seen pictures of rooms with the bunk beds, there is a little more room between the beds (the bunks are not as wide as a queens). Hope this helps.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #423
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All the standard rooms are the same size. When I've seen pictures of rooms with the bunk beds, there is a little more room between the beds (the bunks are not as wide as a queens). Hope this helps.
That does help, thank you!

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Don't feel bad... as you know, my youngest wants the Poly B-A-D...for her sweet 16 next year, but with all the construction, I honestly don't see us there the entire time with everything that will be going on. So we are now in discussions for a split stay. While we love the BC, the girls are ready for a change and since we all really enjoyed AKL the last time we were there, we are considering this option. But I'm really thinking about the bunk beds as I'm sick of hearing the girls bicker about sharing a bed .... decisions decisions
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #424
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Don't feel bad... as you know, my youngest wants the Poly B-A-D...for her sweet 16 next year, but with all the construction, I honestly don't see us there the entire time with everything that will be going on. So we are now in discussions for a split stay. While we love the BC, the girls are ready for a change and since we all really enjoyed AKL the last time we were there, we are considering this option. But I'm really thinking about the bunk beds as I'm sick of hearing the girls bicker about sharing a bed .... decisions decisions
Do they not like the daybed? Although, I know that's not a guarantee...
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Do they not like the daybed? Although, I know that's not a guarantee...
They don't mind the daybed, but the "not guaranteed" is the problem and in all the times we've stayed at the BC, we've only gotten the daybed once.
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They don't mind the daybed, but the "not guaranteed" is the problem and in all the times we've stayed at the BC, we've only gotten the daybed once.
Gotcha.
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We are officially booked for the 1st week of February. AKL pool view bunk beds. I also have a tall daughter 13yo and 5'8" tall. But she sleeps in a twin size bunk bed at home (her choice) so she'll be fine.

This will be our first AKL stay, looking forward to it!
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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but is Kidani just for DVC?

My reservation doesn't specify Kidani or Jambo house.

We are 20 days away!!!
...you'll be staying at Jambo House...
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Thank you both... It's definitely worth us considering this option as we are sick of hearing the two of them argue about who's hogging the bed more. At home they each have their own room with full size beds so when we go away, it's always a battle. Now, are the rooms with bunks any smaller than the regular 2 queen rooms or are they about the same?
....the rooms are the same size, but the bunks take up less floor space so it may seem more spacious....
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Hi everyone, does anyone have experience taking the Magical Express to AKL? I know the timing varies, but we land next Thursday at 7:30, pm. I've planned on at least an hour and a half to get through MCO, to the busses and to the hotel. Does that seem realistic at that hour of day? Also, do they stop at other hotels, or does it go straight to the Animal Kingdom Lodge?
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Hi everyone, does anyone have experience taking the Magical Express to AKL? I know the timing varies, but we land next Thursday at 7:30, pm. I've planned on at least an hour and a half to get through MCO, to the busses and to the hotel. Does that seem realistic at that hour of day? Also, do they stop at other hotels, or does it go straight to the Animal Kingdom Lodge?
It probably won't take that long, maybe an hour. Sometimes they stop at Pop and AoA but it totally depends who lands around the same time, sometimes they go straight there.
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Hi everyone, does anyone have experience taking the Magical Express to AKL? I know the timing varies, but we land next Thursday at 7:30, pm. I've planned on at least an hour and a half to get through MCO, to the busses and to the hotel. Does that seem realistic at that hour of day? Also, do they stop at other hotels, or does it go straight to the Animal Kingdom Lodge?
hi! Hope you enjoy AKL as much as we did! Are you jambo house or Kidani? They stopped at Jambo first. When we got the ME in May it stopped at a few other resorts. It did take quite a while. Longer than SSR I recall. I would say 2 hours to be safe. Enjoy!
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It probably won't take that long, maybe an hour. Sometimes they stop at Pop and AoA but it totally depends who lands around the same time, sometimes they go straight there.
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hi! Hope you enjoy AKL as much as we did! Are you jambo house or Kidani? They stopped at Jambo first. When we got the ME in May it stopped at a few other resorts. It did take quite a while. Longer than SSR I recall. I would say 2 hours to be safe. Enjoy!
Thank you both! We are at Jambo house--our first time at AKL. So excited! Can't believe it's 6 days away now.
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Our last trip, AKL was the first stop, so it was only about forty-five minutes. You might get lucky. Enjoy your trip!
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Hi everyone, does anyone have experience taking the Magical Express to AKL? I know the timing varies, but we land next Thursday at 7:30, pm. I've planned on at least an hour and a half to get through MCO, to the busses and to the hotel. Does that seem realistic at that hour of day? Also, do they stop at other hotels, or does it go straight to the Animal Kingdom Lodge?
We landed at 10:30am and were at Kidani at 11:50. The bus stopped at 2 other hotels before AK.
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