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It's NEVER Too Late, for Number 8 - the most UNOFFICIAL, 'official' AKL thread yet!

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  1. amandaluvsgoofy

    amandaluvsgoofy DIS Veteran

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    Hey folks! We're set to leave in 11 days for AKL! And I am sooooo excited! We had a teaser trip last time with a split stay. Only one night at AKL is not enough!

    So tomorrow we're going to try our first attempt at online checkin. Do y'all have any suggestions for requests? It will be (6 months pregnant), DH, and our DD (almost 3). We booked a standard view studio.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
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  3. anjalee6

    anjalee6 DIS Veteran

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    We are planning and I have booked our next trip. August 5-9 @ AKL. Can't wait to go back. Really wanted to try BC and we know we can save money by going to POFQ (we like it too), but really love AKL so it looks like another trip to the lodge.
     
  4. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Since you say studio, I guess that you have a DVC villa booked? The standard views should then be mostly the pool view rooms on Zebra trail as well as a few reclassified villas of sub-par savanna views (at the edge of the building). You might want to request close to the lobby in order to avoid a long walk to your room as I would guess you will be tired enough with all the walking you do in the parks. However, the rooms very close to the lobby will first have the roof above Boma in front of them and then the pool in the distance.
     
  5. Pinkocto

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    From what I've heard the value is smaller than the standard, more like a regular hotel room.
     
  6. Cinderella1122

    Cinderella1122 DVC member since 2008

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    Great thanks! I had some extra DVC points to use up. It was either stay for a longer trip in a value or a shorter stay in a standard. I opted for the longer. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
     
  7. DisneyMamato4

    DisneyMamato4 Disney Obsessed!

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    We'll be in Disney at AKL one month from today!!
     
  8. Pinkocto

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    I agree completely. :)
     
  9. Pinkocto

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    :cool1:
     
  10. Pinkocto

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    Congratulations on your trips!
     
  11. kimmar067

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    ....I think it'll depend upon how many people will be staying in the room....
     
  12. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    ...a-MEN...:worship:
     
  13. HugeHabsFan

    HugeHabsFan Earning My Ears

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  14. HugeHabsFan

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    Seven daysssssssssssssss!! :cool1:
     
  15. Karlzmom

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    FWIW- We stayed in one of the "sub-par" savanna view rooms in Oct and were blown away by the amount of time the giraffes spent in the area :cool1: There was a fair amount of other animal time, but the giraffes seem to just hang out and play. Would another view have been *better* maybe, and I can't really say, but I do know that we were in no way disappointed with the view and really felt like we got quite a deal considering what "standard view" gets you at some of the other resorts...like roofs, parking lots, etc.....that we were able to see two different fireworks shows in the distance at the same time was just icing on the cake!
     
  16. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    ...you can start doin' the 'One-Week Wiggle'.....:thumbsup2

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  17. czmom

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    6 more days until our stay at AKV! I cannot wait!!! Pulled out the luggage and am ready to start packing. :)

    We will be in a value studio, but am really hoping we luck out with a savannah view!!!
     
  18. kgreen

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    Hi, could someone help me with the diffrence between: Standard Room with Bunk Beds, Arusha Savanna View, and Kilimanjaro Club Level with Concierge Service - Standard Room. Heres what the disney website says. We stayed Bunk bed Arusha view in October, & it was AMAZING. Just wondering why Club level/concierge is slightly cheaper. It says you get Arusha savanna view, & can choose queen with bunkbeds. And you also get Secure key access to the Club Level Lounge, which serves refreshments from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. That would be a plus! We just had such a great room/view where we stayed last time, I wouldn't want to change it up for next time with out knowing all the facts. Our room last time was just a super short walk right past the lobby!


    Standard Room with Bunk Beds, Arusha Savanna View $405

    View of the Arusha savanna of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge wildlife reserve
    Additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than 2 adults, except in Suites and rooms with King beds.
    One queen-size bed and bunk beds
    Table and chairs
    Ceiling fan
    Private balcony
    Vanity area with 2 sinks and bath
    Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available
    All rooms are non-smoking
    In-room safe
    Voice mail
    Complimentary WiFi
    Hairdryer
    Iron, ironing board
    Coffeemaker
    Refrigerator
    Pack 'n Play® playard
    Full-size crib available upon request

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    Kilimanjaro Club Level with Concierge Service - Standard Room $385.00

    Club Level standard room offers a view of Arusha savanna at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    2 queen-size beds, one king-size bed with one day bed, or one queen-size bed with bunk beds
    Additional adult charge of $25 per adult per night for more than 2 adults, except in Suites and rooms with King beds.
    Table and chairs on private balcony
    Ceiling fan
    Vanity area with 2 sinks and bath
    Alarm clock
    Coffeemaker
    DVD player
    Hairdryer
    Complimentary WiFi
    Iron, ironing board
    Pack 'n Play playard
    Refrigerator
    Safe
    Voice mail
    Wheelchair-accessible rooms available
    Non-smoking room
    Kilimanjaro Club benefits:
    Advanced Walt Disney World Resort Itinerary Planning service
    Personalized Front Desk and Concierge service
    Evening turndown service with chocolates
    Secure key access to the Club Level Lounge, which serves refreshments from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
    Complimentary Health Club access
    Complimentary fax assistance
    Opportunity to book and experience the Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure
    Opportunity to book and experience The Wanyama Safari and Dinner.
     
  19. J.J.

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    9 more days!!!!! Starting to get excited. :cool1:
     
  20. prairiesarah

    prairiesarah Earning My Ears

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    Just over 24 hours till we check in!!! So excited - cannot wait to get out of this frozen tundra that I live in.... freezing rain on top of snow in December is not awesome.
     
  21. kimmar067

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    ...you lucky duck...
     
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