Number 9 is really FINE! Welcome to AKL LITE - the 'unofficial' FAQ Thread

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  1. melifeld

    melifeld Mouseketeer

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    Hi all,

    We will be staying at AKL in July for the first time. This question may have been asked previously, and if so I apologize but I couldn't find it.

    Is there a drink refill station for the refillable mugs at the pool? Or do you have to go to the Mara? How far is the Mara from the pool?

    Thanks all!
     
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  3. kellyg403

    kellyg403 <font color=green>She changes friends like she cha

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    Yes, the drink refills are at Mara, which is right beside the pool area. Very convenient to the pool area.

    I am terrible with judging distance so can't give an exact. But, it is basically right at the pool area.

    Kelly
     
  4. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    Have we established yet how the coffee is at Mara? Still Nescafe, or has it changed?
     
  5. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

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    Great review staying there in 6 days so really appreciate the detail! Will be staying in an accessible studio so might have the one you had before you changed!
     
  6. dansamy

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    I think AKL/AKV is a hidden gem. I should stop telling people to try it though. Wouldn't want it to get too crowded!
     
  7. Koh1977

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    Turk - thanks for the review!! We'll be at Jambo, not DVC, but I still love reading about the entire resort! :-)

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  8. 333disneymom

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    Great review! You are very lucky! Sounds like a great trip :)

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  9. Reese D

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    :) I keep reading reviews waiting for the answer to this too. Also, can anyone tell me what type of coffee maker is in the room so that I can bring my own coffee if necessary?
     
  10. kimmar067

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

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    ...they wind around from Boma to the lobby lounge and contiue up to the lobby area on the 3rd floor...
     
  11. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    In a regular non villa, it's a drip coffee pot. Normal grounds would work- I think. The coffee they provide is in a sachet.
     
  12. frymaker

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    This info would be awesome!
     
  13. AlohaAnnie

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have been following along for a while but rarely post.


    I just wanted to add us to the list:

    We just booked AKV - Jambo House Deluxe Studio CL - for 3/28 - 4/5/2014!

    It is a graduation gift for our Son, he wants to do the Sunrise Safari. AKV is our home resort for DVC we love it!!! Spring Break 2014!! YAY!

    :goodvibes
     
  14. Polynesian27

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    Turk - Thanks so much for the wonderful review. My DW, MIL, and DS will be there in July, and we cannot wait! Its good to hear that the buses were not an issue as it has been a growing concern for us! Our son is one, so getting a seat is important! Do all the buses still stop at Kidani first leaving the parks,(Except DTD bus)?
     
  15. glamdring269

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    What is the walk time from Jambo to Kidani? I'm thinking we'll more than likely make the trip each morning before heading to the parks just to ensure we get on a bus! Then again, should we even expect bus crowding for rope drop (regular or AM EMH) buses in early October? I remember when we stayed at Port Orleans a couple of years ago in early June that pretty much no one was on the bus for AM EMH.
     
  16. Koh1977

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    Ooh...good question...we will have our car too, but the buses are generally so easy...going in early August.

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  17. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    Fifteen minutes, give or take. I can't remember the actual distance though.
     
  18. sharon78

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    What time do the buses start to run from DAKL?

    We have an ADR for 8m at Tusker's.

    Also how much time should we give ourselves to get to the restaurant?

    Many thanks
     
  19. melifeld

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    Thanks Kelly!
     
  20. dansdad

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    Buses start rolling at 6:30am.
     
  21. kimmar067

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    ....if you're at the bus stop at AKL by 7:30, you'll probably do fine....is that day an EE day?
     
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