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Old 08-25-2013, 08:18 AM   #76
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #77
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hi im thinking about renting some dvc points and staying at akl for my upcoming disneymoon. i was just wondering if anybody could help answer a few questions i have, do the studios or villas have hanging space aswell as draws for your clothes. does the counter service restaurant have normal food like pancakes, grilled cheese and bounty platters for breakfast and cheese burgers, chicken nuggets, penne alfredo for lunch and dinner. i keep seeing people commenting on long walks from lobby to rooms ect just how long are the walks. if any body can help me i would be so gratefull. i have been to wdw 12 times but have only ever stayed at all stars but never been to visit any other hotel there.
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Hi! I'm wondering if anyone can post about their favorite resort activities. I know there are crafts, etc. I'd like to know which you recommend. We'll be staying at both Kidani and Jambo in the near future.

Also - more resort photos please!!
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Hi! I'm wondering if anyone can post about their favorite resort activities. I know there are crafts, etc. I'd like to know which you recommend. We'll be staying at both Kidani and Jambo in the near future.

Also - more resort photos please!!
Here's a few of the view from our villa at Kidani last September. We loved the pool area there and spent a lot of time enjoying it. Our kids loved the arts and crafts room. We also really enjoyed night viewing of the animals with night vision goggles and the campfire.







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This was entertaining to us from our balcony. I have a series of photos of this bird attacking the security camera. We sat and watched for over 30 minutes.
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Well, I've done it. I've switched our August 2014 reservation to AKL CL! And we added a night. So we will be there 8/16/14 - 8/25/14!

My kids don't know about the trip but when they find out its at AKL, they are gonna flip! It's been tops on their list for a long time!
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Well, I've done it. I've switched our August 2014 reservation to AKL CL! And we added a night. So we will be there 8/16/14 - 8/25/14!

My kids don't know about the trip but when they find out its at AKL, they are gonna flip! It's been tops on their list for a long time!
Congrats! Your family will LOVE it!! That's where we're headed tomorrow!

It felt really strange not going on vacation in June or July this year, but I wanted to wait till our youngest was back at college so just the DH and I could go!!!
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Congrats! Your family will LOVE it!! That's where we're headed tomorrow!

It felt really strange not going on vacation in June or July this year, but I wanted to wait till our youngest was back at college so just the DH and I could go!!!
Thanks!!! I think we will. We spent some time visiting there in April (we we staying at YC) and really LOVED the atmosphere there. It felt like our all time fave, the WL!

However, it is a family rule that we must try a new resort every visit, so we can't go back to WL just yet, but I think AKL will probably rank right up there.
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Well, I've done it. I've switched our August 2014 reservation to AKL CL! And we added a night. So we will be there 8/16/14 - 8/25/14!

My kids don't know about the trip but when they find out its at AKL, they are gonna flip! It's been tops on their list for a long time!
You'll be checking in a couple of days after we check out.
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You'll be checking in a couple of days after we check out.
You guys are going back next year???
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Well, I've done it. I've switched our August 2014 reservation to AKL CL! And we added a night. So we will be there 8/16/14 - 8/25/14!

My kids don't know about the trip but when they find out its at AKL, they are gonna flip! It's been tops on their list for a long time!
Congrats, I'm sure you and the kids will have a great time at the AKL. I have never stayed at the AKL myself but I allowed my DD(16) to decide on which resort for June 2014 and AKL CL is the way she wanted to go. She was excited to no end when I told her I booked it.

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It felt really strange not going on vacation in June or July this year, but I wanted to wait till our youngest was back at college so just the DH and I could go!!!
Nothing wrong with wanting to go alone. This Nov/Dec we are heading to WDW and staying at the WL CL. My DD(16) will be down there with her high school marching band and staying with them. While we get to see her march in the parade down mainstreet it will still seem odd because we have not done a vacation without a child for 16 years.
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hi im thinking about renting some dvc points and staying at akl for my upcoming disneymoon. i was just wondering if anybody could help answer a few questions i have, do the studios or villas have hanging space aswell as draws for your clothes. does the counter service restaurant have normal food like pancakes, grilled cheese and bounty platters for breakfast and cheese burgers, chicken nuggets, penne alfredo for lunch and dinner. i keep seeing people commenting on long walks from lobby to rooms ect just how long are the walks. if any body can help me i would be so gratefull. i have been to wdw 12 times but have only ever stayed at all stars but never been to visit any other hotel there.
Sometimes there's a dedicated closet, other times there's an armoire, regardless there will be a place to hang in addition to drawers. At the Mara, the only QS, there are American choices as well as some exotic ones. Allears has menus. The walk to the room can be quite long if you get a room at the end of a trail, but you can always request close to the lobby. I've been close and all the way out, it's not too bad a walk, and you can see the animals along the walk, there are windows regularly spaced throughout. AKL is an amazing resort, don't hesitate to book, you'll have an awesome honeymoon
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**, no the DH and I were playing Star Wars at the same time I read that. I thought y'all were going back this September.
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Congrats, I'm sure you and the kids will have a great time at the AKL. I have never stayed at the AKL myself but I allowed my DD(16) to decide on which resort for June 2014 and AKL CL is the way she wanted to go. She was excited to no end when I told her I booked it.



Nothing wrong with wanting to go alone. This Nov/Dec we are heading to WDW and staying at the WL CL. My DD(16) will be down there with her high school marching band and staying with them. While we get to see her march in the parade down mainstreet it will still seem odd because we have not done a vacation without a child for 16 years.
Haha! It was actually your post that I responded to about why you should love AKL where I talked myself into it.

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**, no the DH and I were playing Star Wars at the same time I read that. I thought y'all were going back this September.
I am going back in September, but staying at POFQ.
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