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

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  1. Irishlisa

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  3. Mousemommy1

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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! :love:
     
  4. RachelTori

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    Congrats! Your family will LOVE it!! :thumbsup2 That's where we're headed tomorrow! :cloud9:

    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!!! :rotfl:
     
  5. Mousemommy1

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    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! :love:

    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. :thumbsup2
     
  6. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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    You'll be checking in a couple of days after we check out.
     
  7. Mousemommy1

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    You guys are going back next year???
     
  8. goofy4prez

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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. :woohoo:
     
  9. Pinkocto

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    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 :)
     
  10. letthewookiewin

    letthewookiewin <font color=blue>"That's 'cause droids don't pull

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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.
     
  11. Mousemommy1

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    Haha! It was actually your post that I responded to about why you should love AKL where I talked myself into it. :rotfl2:

    I am going back in September, but staying at POFQ. :goodvibes
     
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    I'm back!! While I had a fun time with the baby shower this weekend.. BWV is "eh".. I had to stop at Jambo before I left for some zebra domes and 2 bags of Joffrey coffee!!! Yum!!!!!!

    Never fear.. I have Nov 1 booked at AKL for a pool view!
     
  13. Wicket's Mom

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    We're checking in the same time as you, 9th through 13th. I remember seeing that on the September list that was on the old AKL thread.
     
  14. leannak

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    Irishlisa - thanks for the great pictures! Love the bird attacking the security camera. :)
     
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    Subbing... :thumbsup2
     
  16. drujaz

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    Anyone have any news for the Magic Band roll out for Kidani Village? I know September testing was going to include Jambo House (regular and DVC)... Wondering if they're going to roll out to Kidani soon...
     
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    oh!! cool news!

    My AP was linked with my room this weekend. I used it for Park entry, room door entry and charging. I loved it!! Only had to carry one card instead of 2 or 3. Some CM's were even mystified that it could open doors and charge.

    I hope I get a magic band for November!
     
  18. Shenandoah Minnie

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    We stayed at AKL villas once but this is our first time in the guest rooms. What room or section should I try to get for great animal views? Any suggestions would be appreciated!! There are 4 of us going Me DH DD16 and DS 9. Thanks so much! :yay:

    We stayed at AKV this is the first time at AKL...
     
  19. leannak

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    I'm trying to plan Jiko for our family, including grandparents, kids, etc. It'll be a later reservation because we're busy in Animal Kingdom with a big tusker house lunch during the day and want to explore the resort a little during daylight hours when we get back. This will be in November, so I don't even know when the sun sets, but can someone give me advice for a good time to eat at Jiko? I think we'll definitely want to do the night-vision goggles, and possibly check out the firepit or whatever is going on... Should we do a 7:00 and possibly some fun stuff afterwards? Or an 8:00 or later reservation and check out the fun earlier?
     
  20. Pinkocto

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    That is cool! I really don't like carrying everything, always nervous I'm going to lose one.

    Sorry BWV wasn't the best.
     
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    November is dark by 6:30 ..7:00 is like DARK!!! so plan for that
     
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