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Old 01-04-2014, 12:01 PM   #841
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After I typed out my response I Googled around a bit and found these videos. I think they would be helpful to you. I want to go back!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tKRzhXJ...%3DtKRzhXJ8kr8

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed4o9Rk...%3DEd4o9RkcG38
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Sure! When we were there in Sept from what I remember they had two hot apps per night along with a cold app or two, and a selection of really good cheeses (the Manchego was TDF) and crackers, veggies, and dips (i.e. hummus, olive spread, etc.). I thought the hot apps were good. One night I remember some kind of shrimp spoon, another was a spiced turkey meatball with roasted peppers, another was tofu with almonds and spicy mustard, another was a really yummy mushroom thing on a crostini. I wish I could explain them better, but I don't remember the specifics. I just remember them being small but very pretty (tasty sauces drizzled over them). Not enough for a meal but, along with a glass of wine, a nice starter to your real meal.

Breakfasts were functional but pretty boring after 9 days (oatmeal, quinoa, cereals, breads, pastries, fruit (loved the fresh nectarines!), etc.).

The mid-afternoons breaks were so-so. Veggies, cheeses, munchies, and then a cute area for the kids with PB&J sandwiches, gummy bears, goldfish.

The late night dessert offerings were yummy. Cordials, and I think two desserts per night (i.e. zebra domes, brownies, mousse, etc.).

And the view of the lobby can't be beat! Overall, we have really enjoyed the CL experience at AKL each time we have done it.

Hope that helps!
Thanks! I have actually seen those videos but they don't give descriptions. I guess I am just worried about the hot apps not being to DH liking....he doesn't like anything too "exotic"

We have stayed club at WL and YC and loved WL and YC was okay.
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I had not seen the videos and I really enjoyed seeing what we have to look forward to. Thank you for the food descriptions. We are really excited.

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Sure! When we were there in Sept from what I remember they had two hot apps per night along with a cold app or two, and a selection of really good cheeses (the Manchego was TDF) and crackers, veggies, and dips (i.e. hummus, olive spread, etc.). I thought the hot apps were good. One night I remember some kind of shrimp spoon, another was a spiced turkey meatball with roasted peppers, another was tofu with almonds and spicy mustard, another was a really yummy mushroom thing on a crostini. I wish I could explain them better, but I don't remember the specifics. I just remember them being small but very pretty (tasty sauces drizzled over them). Not enough for a meal but, along with a glass of wine, a nice starter to your real meal.

Breakfasts were functional but pretty boring after 9 days (oatmeal, quinoa, cereals, breads, pastries, fruit (loved the fresh nectarines!), etc.).

The mid-afternoons breaks were so-so. Veggies, cheeses, munchies, and then a cute area for the kids with PB&J sandwiches, gummy bears, goldfish.

The late night dessert offerings were yummy. Cordials, and I think two desserts per night (i.e. zebra domes, brownies, mousse, etc.).

And the view of the lobby can't be beat! Overall, we have really enjoyed the CL experience at AKL each time we have done it.

Hope that helps!
.....hmmmm, they don't offer any African wines anymore? How disappointing....
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.....hmmmm, they don't offer any African wines anymore? How disappointing....
There were African wines when we were there in Sept both at dinner time and dessert from what I remember. I know they had African reds...not sure about African whites.
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....I don't remember if they were white or red, but I do remember they were dee-lish!
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Thanks! I have actually seen those videos but they don't give descriptions. I guess I am just worried about the hot apps not being to DH liking....he doesn't like anything too "exotic"

We have stayed club at WL and YC and loved WL and YC was okay.
My wife doesn't really like anything too exotic, so there were some things she didn't try (I was the taste tester), but each night there was at least one thing of the two that she did like.

What she didn't like in the apps was made up for at breakfast. The mini-muffins must have been laced with crack.
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Here is the latest list of everyone visiting in 2013 and 2014

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December
dolphingirl47, 13th-18th on the Disney Magic
Heidijanesmith, 16th – 23rd, AKL CL
amberg@eastlink.ca, 17th – 31st, AKL
dolphingirl47, 18th, BCV
lovin'fl, 20th – 25th, AKV Kidani
Bluesky1997, 26th – 29th, AKL CL

2014

January
CornishPixie, 4th, AoA
CornishPixie, 5th-8th, Kidani
Ckrisie, 16th – 19th, Jambo House, Honeymoon….
connors95, 17th – 25th, AKV
eckero, 18th – 21st, Kidani
AquaDame, 19th -24th, Jambo House
Tarak, 20th – 27th, Kidani
Singastory, 24th – 27th, Jambo House
my2disneyboys, 25th – Feb 1st, Jambo
shannon006, 25th – Feb 2nd, AKL
mrsmorgan, 28th - Feb 6th, Jambo
MrsK41, 29th – Feb 6th, Jambo CL

February
mrsmorgan, Jan 28th-6th, Jambo
MrsK41, Jan 29th – 6th, Jambo CL
RachelTori, 3rd – 8th, AKV Jambo
WildGinger, 9th – 15th, Kidani
MSUmom, 15th – 22nd, Kidani
DizDaD7, 15th -22nd, AKL
MomofDisneyLoversx3, 20th – 24th, AKL CL (Running Princess ½ Marathon)

March
TaraPA, 4th-6th, AKL-CL
Tonyslady, 7th – 10th, AoA
Tonyslady, 10th – 16th, AKV
Cheesemouse, 20th – 22nd, AKV
XMom, 22nd – 29th, AKL Kidani
Eacosper, 22nd – 29th, AKL
AlohaAnnie, 28th – Apr 5th, Jambo

April
AlohaAnnie, Mar 28th – 5th, Jambo

May
RebelSoul, 5th – 11th, AKV Jambo
DevonsDisneyMom, 9th – 17th, AKV Jambo
RachelTori, 20th-27th, AKV-CL; Dolphin
Momto8, 23rd – 30th, Jambo House
Vital, 23rd – 31st, Jambo House
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
anjalee6, 18th – 25th, AKL
1971DBday, 19th – 28th, AKV

July
Kanga1, 13th – 25th, AKL
YCFAN, 26th – 28th , Royal Assante Suite & Royal Kuba Suite

August
Mousemommy1, 16th – 26th, AKL-CL
15isto2, 30th-Sept 27th ,Kidani

September
15isto2, Aug 30th-27th, Kidani
ShelliRenee, 14th – 19th, AKL
Paula Sedley-Burke, 18th - 25th, SSR
PNO4TE, 25th-29th, BWV
RachelTori, 25th-29th, BWV
Paula Sedley-Burke, 25th - Oct 2nd, AKV - Kidani
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October
aaarcher86, Sep 26th – 6th, Kidani
Tarcc, 25th - Nov 8th, AKL

November
Tarcc, Oct 25th - 8th, AKL
Grandma Rainbow, 5th – 9th, AKL
saysib, 28th-Dec 12th, AKL

December
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nadira36, Nov 30th – 12th, AKL, DD will turn 8….
Cincystamper, 3rd – 14th, AKL
Emilyclaire, 4th – 10th, AKL
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Coming home....

Booked for November, can you add me to the list?

Kidani -nov 22-27

Did a lot of research on when the decorations came out at AKL last year and the furthest out was Nov 17. Can't wait to see the holiday decor....already missing mine at home.

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After I typed out my response I Googled around a bit and found these videos. I think they would be helpful to you. I want to go back!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tKRzhXJ...%3DtKRzhXJ8kr8

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed4o9Rk...%3DEd4o9RkcG38
....great vids....brought back good memories!
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Can you add us to Jambo House Nov 5-9? My husband is planning on running the Wine & Dine so he can get his Coast to Coast medal. We will then get on the Dream on Sunday for a 4 day without kids!
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Can you add us to Jambo House Nov 5-9? My husband is planning on running the Wine & Dine so he can get his Coast to Coast medal. We will then get on the Dream on Sunday for a 4 day without kids!
....I'm guessing that is for the F&W Festival at Epcot....what is that exactly?
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After I typed out my response I Googled around a bit and found these videos. I think they would be helpful to you. I want to go back!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tKRzhXJ...%3DtKRzhXJ8kr8

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed4o9Rk...%3DEd4o9RkcG38
.....sooooooo, my DH was watching these with me and decided that he'd like to do CL again - MAYBE .......okay, so where is my DH and what have you done with him?
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Love the AKL, but with the new round of discounts we have made a change of plans. We will be staying at the Contemporary Resort CL and on the DxDP this upcoming June instead. I'm now thinking we will stay at the AKL for our planned trip next Jan/Feb.
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.....sooooooo, my DH was watching these with me and decided that he'd like to do CL again - MAYBE .......okay, so where is my DH and what have you done with him?
Hahaha! Apparently they are magical videos? Now I'm going to have to show them to my DH too! Another CL trip in October 2014 would be perfect, lol.
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