Here now..AKL!

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  1. flinkerfrosch

    flinkerfrosch DIS Veteran

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    Hello fellow diser's....

    I've been planning our 1st family vacation to Disney World for over a year, and I can FINALLY say we are here!!

    We got here yesterday morning at 8:45 am (from Toronto, Canada) and our 1st resort out of 3 is AKL!

    Its gorgeous!! We have a pool view for 2 nights at Jambo House, and then move over to Kidani tom for 4 nights Savanna View.

    We have reservations shortly for Boma, yum!!!

    If anyone has any questions, fire away! I will do my best to respond back in a timely manner:)

    Thanks to all the diser's that have helped me plan our 1st family vacation and make it so special!!! You guys rock!! :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Mousemommy1

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    Congrats on your 1st family vacation!!! Enjoy your trip!!! :goodvibes
     
  4. mickeynut1

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    AKL is an amazing resort :thumbsup2. Our last AKL stay was a pool view room and we loved it. Have a great time at AKL as well as the other 2 resorts :wizard:.
     
  5. flinkerfrosch

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    Thank-you!

    Its actually our 1st family vacation to Disney World (just wanted to clarify..lol)

    We've been on many vacations, but I'm honestly wowed by what I've seen in the last 24hrs!! :)
     
  6. Mousemommy1

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    Disney is our favorite, no matter where else we have traveled. Disney is the one place we keep going back to! :thumbsup2
     
  7. flinkerfrosch

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    Thank-you!!! Yes, AKL is amazing! Its so breathtaking!

    People say its dark, and it is, but its sooo warm and homey feeling..I am SO glad I didn't take this resort out of my 3!

    We got upgraded to a bunk bed room, and boy oh boy were the boys excited!!

    Thanks again for all your awesome help and info!

    PS..we still have WL as our last resort, but I'm seriously considering switching to Poly while I still have a chance!
     
  8. flinkerfrosch

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    I can now see why! I'm pretty sure I will be planning trip #2 when we get home!

    We have 16 days here at the World, and have so many fun things planned! ;)
     
  9. momof2minnies

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    If your sure you are going again do a bounce back offer before you check out and save some money.

    Linda
     
  10. flinkerfrosch

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    Right, Thank-you:thumbsup2 !! I totally forgot about the bouceback offers!! I will have to check it out!!

    We are doing AKL, BC then WL or may switch to the Poly at the end instead..I will definitely take advantage of the BB offer!
     
  11. mickeynut1

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    You're welcome :goodvibes. It is dark, but I agree that it does have a warm feeling and I love that the resort is out away from everything because I found it quiet and peaceful :).

    Congrats on the BB upgrade :thumbsup2. Your boys will love them. We had a BB room at the WL when our DSs were younger and they loved them....plus there was no bed sharing, which was a plus.

    As far as the WL....it's an awesome resort, but the Poly is heavenly :cloud9:. You will have a great time at WL, but if you have the chance to switch to the Poly, I don't think you would regret it. We love the WL, but our favorite is the Poly for many reasons.

    Have fun planning your 2nd Disney trip. I usually start planning the next trip before we've left the one we're on :laughing:.

    Have a great time being in Disney for 16 days :cool1::cool1:.
     
  12. mickeynut1

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    Even if you are undecided, book the BB just in case as you can always cancel :thumbsup2. One thing to keep in mind is if you book just one resort with the BB, you won't be able to divide that up to do a split later on if you decide to. If you think your next trip will be 2 or more resorts again, make sure you book the BBs that way. You can always modify (pending availability) or cancel later, but you can't make a split out of 1 resort under a BB once you've left Disney.
     
  13. Shaden

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    If you are for SURE going back, and if you are thinking you might go back within the year ... and if you didn't buy APs yet, upgrade your Tickets to APs before you leave !!!! You only have to pay the difference in price between the tickets out bought and APs and as long as you return within the year, you wont need to buy tickets for the next trip !!! Good way to save some cash :)
     
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    Also can you post a picture of your View and let us know what room number you are in ???

    We are headed to Jambo in May 2014, and will likely have a pool view, very interested to see the different possible room views !!!
     
  15. CNYDisneyFan

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    I hope you have a good time.:wave2:pixiedust:
     
  16. OnSpaceshipEarth

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    Flinker...how was breakfast at Boma? Was Boma crowded? Does the resort(in general) have many guests there?
     
  17. crazyfordisney2000

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    Enjoy your vacation! We are considering a 3 way split next year, not sure, it's a lot of moving....
     
  18. DreamerWDW

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    Glad to hear you are having a great first trip to WDW:cheer2:
     
  19. flinkerfrosch

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    Thanks!! We're heading over to the Poly tonight, so I'm going to make my decision tonight! I will let you know what we decide:)

    Thanks again!!!
     
  20. flinkerfrosch

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    Thank-you :cool1:
     
  21. flinkerfrosch

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    I will let you know how it is!!

    We are campers, so moving only luggage is so easy for us:)

    Happy planning!! :thumbsup2
     

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