AKL LITE unofficial FAQ thread#10 - I believe that's known as a 'Jambo Dozen'

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  1. DevonsDisneyMom

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    Probably about a 10 to 15 minute walk depending on your pace. Just so you know there is an internal shuttle and transports guest to and from Jambo and Kidani. We used it quite a few times in June and it was great.
     
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  3. WDW Princess 71

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    Does anyone know if you can request turndown service in the standard rooms at AKL or if this is for concierge level only? If you can request it how is it done- daily through housekeeping, or a one-time request at checkin, etc?
     
  4. Pinkocto

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    My mom insists on sleeping on the pull out and says she sleeps like a rock, they're very comfortable.
     
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    ....yes, it's very convenient.
     
  6. cincystamper

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    THANK YOU for this!!! :thumbsup2

    We're staying at Jambo, but will be heading to Sanaa for dinner one night. I figured once we were onsite, it would be obvious how to get to and from, but it's nice to know in advance! :)
     
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    ...fair enough....
     
  8. DevonsDisneyMom

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    So good to know my stress factor is coming down a bit! I seriously spent my entire afternoon at work searching the DIS for the most comfortable sofa beds! Lol.
     
  9. DevonsDisneyMom

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    Sure thing! Enjoy!!!
     
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    There is a AKL Beige Van that runs every 10 minutes or so..it picks up right in the valet area..if you tell one of the CM's you want to go over to Jambo, they will direct you where to wait for the van

    also, the sidewalk is pretty foolproof..just walk and it will lead you over...isn't hard to find and it was an easy walk after we at a Sanaa
     
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    if they are like the BWV pull outs...VERY comfy!!
     
  12. sturowski

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    We got back yesterday from a wonderful 6 day stay at AKL- kidani village. We stayed in a standard studio and ended up with a semi pool view, it was beyond a wonderful stay. The pullout was very comfortable. My 6 year old and my mom stayed in the pullout since I am having major back issues and they both slept like a rock ;) I do not have one negative about out stay. The walk was not bad, we were in 4 th floor near the rafiki elevator, and the 3rd pod down from the lobby, perfect location! I already want to go back ;)
     
  13. RapunzelsGoodMom

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    Hmmmmmm.....that's really a hard call! I think it really comes down to how quiet you want. The Kidani pool has the better slide and the splash area so I might go there. But if you plan to eat at the Mara a lot, Jambo might be slightly better. But both really are just SLIGHT wins.

    I think if I were in your situation, I would stay at Jambo first to see all it has to offer for activities, etc. and the pool is fantastic. But I would plan to eat once at Sanaa and definitely try both pools. That way, when you become addicted to AKL and return, you will find it easier to decide between the offerings of each "side".

    BTW, I've done the AKL/BLT split twice now. LOVE it. We tour and enjoy fireworks/parades at BLT, but slow down and do half park days (if any) and relax at AKL. Heaven.
     
  14. princessap

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    Thanks...glad to see someone else who has done that split..I am so excited about it! Originally I wanted GFV but DH picked BLT and our kids picked AKV so super excited! We plan to do the same, our days at BLT will be busier with MK, Epcot and MNSSHP...then we plan to relax more and enjoy AKV resort. I am leaning towards Kidani for the pool and splash pad area, but the lobby of Jambo looks amazing!!!

    I am thinking of booking standard view, which one has better standard view villas?
     
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    Good morning all. Been a while since I've been in here.Kinda bummed! Almost had an impromptu trip for this Oct 31-8th snagged. Unfortunately the voice of reason aka--> DW brought me back to reality. Jet blue sent me an email on Tuesday with a 1day sale only. My flights would've cost only $619 for 4 round trip. Problem was ,there wasn't much left in terms of rooms. Basically 3 or 4 nights at 3 different resorts. Than another $539 for pop preferred for the other 4. My Ap's expired, and then food.....

    So needless to say we didn't book. I am happy to say that we are headed to so cal. In February and are booked for GCV from feb17-22. So u can add us to the list please.
     
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    Just to add BTW , Sanaa & Boma although completely different are so A M A Z I N G.... You'll be back more than once, for sure.
     
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    :headache: )))))) GRRRR!((((((
     
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    Here is the latest list of everyone visiting in 2013 and 2014


    If you have any updates please let me know...

    2013


    October
    Paula Sedley-Burke, Sept 19th - 3rd , SSR, Disney Dream, and AKV
    gilsan Sept 25th – 2nd , Kidani
    franandaj, 2nd - 7th, BCV
    heidijanesmith, 3rd – 12th, AKL CL
    disneydreamgirl, 9th – 16th, AKL
    disneynanacat, 11th -12th, Kidani
    flinkerfrosch, 12th – 18th, WL
    anjalee6, 16th – 20th, AKL
    msmith1026, 17th – 26th, AKL
    mara61, 18th – 26th, Kidani
    disneymomof1, 18th – 26th, AKL
    flinkerfrosch, 18th, 22nd BC
    karmacats, 20th -24th, AKL CL
    karmacats, 24th -27th, Disney Dream CL
    flinkerfrosch, 22nd – 27th , AKL Arusha View
    wendypooh, 22nd – 26th, BCV
    Twelvevman, 23rd – 29th, AKL CL
    N365PA, 24th – 26th, Kidani
    MomofDisneyLoversx3, 24th – 28th, AKL Jambo CL
    LuvMinnie, 27th – Nov 2nd, Kidani
    Cinderella1122, 31st - Nov 5th, Jambo

    November
    Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
    PNO4TE, Oct 31st – 2nd AKL CL
    PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC
    RachelTori, 2nd – 9th, Swan and BCV
    Sydney2977, 3rd-10th, AKL
    Barnabas T Bullion 7th – 11th, AKL Jambo
    rquebral, 7th – 12th, Jambo
    drujaz, 6th – 15th, AKV Kidani
    Ferrentinos, 9th – 10th, AKL
    tiggerlvr27, 11th – 15th, AKL
    MrsRaleigh, 11th – 20th, AKL
    Tinker326, 12th – 19th, Kidani
    Irishlisa, 15th – 18th, GV Kidani
    Meekogsd, 15th – 21st, AKL
    RebelSoul, 26th – Dec 3rd, AKV Kidani
    patclairesmom, 27th – 29th, Kidani
    patclairesmom, 29th – Dec 3rd, AKV Jambo
    saratogastehr, 29th – Dec 6th, AKL Jambo
    CupcakeKelly, 30th, BLT
    Disneyholic, 30th – Dec 2nd, Kidani (after our 7 night DCL Western Caribbean Cruise on the Fantasy)
    Racemom17, 30th – Dec 4th, AKL

    December
    patclairesmom, Nov 29th – 3rd, AKV Jambo
    saratogastehr, Nov 29th – 6th, AKL Jambo
    CupcakeKelly, 1st – 6th, AKV
    eagles1281, 1st – 6th, Kidani
    kellyg403, 1st – 8th, AKL CL
    RachelTori, 1nd – 7th, Swan
    mmafan, 3rd – 12th, AKL Jambo
    opal6779, 4th – 9th, AKL
    dolphingirl47, 6th, All Star Sports
    Pinkocto, 6th – 10th, Grand Floridian villas
    thornton0511, 6th -14th, AKL
    Pghsteelerfan, 7th -14th, AKV Jambo
    dansamy, 8th – 13th, Kidani
    Lorelei528, 7th - 14th, AKL
    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
    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

    February
    RachelTori, 3rd – 8th, AKV Jambo
    WildGinger, 9th – 15th, Kidani
    MSUmom, 15th – 22nd, Kidani
    MomofDisneyLoversx3, 20th – 24th, AKL CL (Running Princess ½ Marathon)

    March
    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
    Momto8, 23rd – 30th, Jambo House
    Paula Sedley-Burke, 28th – Jun 4th, SSR

    June
    Paula Sedley-Burke, May 28th – 4th, SSR
    NMDisneyMom, 3rd – 10th, AKV Jambo
    Grandma Rainbow, 18th – 21st, AKL
    1971DBday, 19th – 28th, AKV

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


    August

    September
    Paula Sedley-Burke, 18th - 25th, SSR
    Paula Sedley-Burke, 25th - Oct 2nd, AKV - Kidani

    October
    Tarcc, 25th - Nov 8th, AKL

    November

    December
    nadira36, Nov 30th – 12th, AKL, DD will turn 8….
    Emilyclaire, 4th – 10th, AKL
     
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    October 30- November 5 2013 AKL

    Thanks!
     
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    October 6th-10th AKL
     
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