A Question of Pools...

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by malacajo, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. malacajo

    malacajo Mouseketeer

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    We have a pin code that expires on Feb 16-that being said, we have to make our minds up about our Disney trip within two weeks basically...The pin is a really good one, it would enable us to afford a deluxe resort-that is AKL or WL. I have read pros and cons for each resort, I know WL offers boat ride to MK, so I guess one big question I have is about the pools. We really are those people that will use our pools-we are going in Sept, perfect pool weather! Which pool do you prefer? For that matter, which resort do you prefer?? We would do standard room at either resort..Thanks!
     
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  3. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    I probably won't be much help because my response is you really can't go wrong with either one as they are both great. WL has an edge for us since we love the MK area and we always enjoy taking the boat to MK. But with that said, we also love AKL and don't mind the buses. They both have great CS options as well as great TS choices. If you want a little more peace and quiet and don't mind taking buses everywhere, AKL would be a great choice, IMO. If you want to be close to MK and have another transportation option, go with the WL. Good luck deciding, but I don't think you would be disappointed in either one.
     
  4. Magic3forme

    Magic3forme Grand Slam club members

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    only have stayed at AK -- both Kidani and Jambo. both are great...

    we prefer Kidani - a little more quiet
    the kids love the pool there. At night they play a movie, dh and I take adult beverages and hang out while the kids swim. :)
     
  5. cjsm&d

    cjsm&d DIS Veteran

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    Have been to AKL and WL and found the pools to be similar. The DVC pool for AK was not there at the time.

    We loved the animals at AKL, but overall we liked WL much better. Much more to do, better location, boats and trailsto fun places.

    We had had enough of AKL after a couple of days. Far out from the parks (AK the exception), and lacking in activities not related to the animals. Just my opinion.

    If I were doing a weekend with DW, I'd do AKL for the feel and the restaurants, but for a family week, I'd do WL.
     
  6. Talli16

    Talli16 Earning My Ears

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    WL is gorgeous but I like AKL pool better as it is zero entry and WL is not
     
  7. FantasiaMagic

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    Out of the two i have only stayed at akl kidani. The regular akl pool os not that good but the lidani one is very nice. There is a great slide and huge childrens water area at kidani. Wl like u aaid has the perk of the mk but the i have seen pictures and the pool looks ok but there is a very small slide. WL has better food options though while all are ok IMO.

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  8. davedmaine

    davedmaine DIS Veteran

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    AKL without question has the better pool.
     
  9. SimplyGoofy

    SimplyGoofy "You are not Mickey Mouse... you are a rat!"

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    I ADORED the Animal Kingdom Lodge! It's not nearly as "far out" as everyone seems to think it is... I didn't think it took that long to get to the parks. The exception, of course, was Magic Kingdom (but even that didn't seem too bad).

    The pool at AKL is fantastic - zero entry, super big, great slide, and right next to the quick service location (and the flamingos!).

    I'm sure either resort would be fantastic, but my :love: is with AKL.

    Good luck in your tough choice!
     
  10. malacajo

    malacajo Mouseketeer

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    Thank you so much! I feel at this point, AKL is the one we're leaning towards, I love the zero entry pool idea, didn't know about that! Plus now the kids are saying this would be their first choice...Thanks everyone for the advice!
     

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