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

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  1. kimmar067

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

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    I always bring my room card, simply for the fact that I need to get back in my room and if I want a snack or a drink by the pool, I have my charge.
     
  4. kimmar067

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

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    ....OMG! I'm on the bottom right with Pluto! (wearing the light blue shirt).....way kewl! :thumbsup2 Talk about a blast from the past.....2 weeks ago, out-of-the-blue, I got a PM from Fred......
     
  5. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    Congrats on adding a day at AKL CL, :hug:
    November
    Grumpy Grandma, Oct 27th – 3rd, Jambo
    Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
    PNO4TE, 1st AKL CL
    PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC
    RachelTori, 2nd – 9th, Swan and BCV
    rquebral, 7th – 12th, Jambo
    drujaz, 6th – 15th, AKV Kidani
    Tinker326, 12th – 19th, Kidani
    patclairesmom, 27th – 29th, Kidani
    patclairesmom, 29th – Dec 3rd, AKV Jambo
    saratogastehr, 29th – Dec 6th, AKL Jambo
     
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    Wow! Where has he been?
     
  7. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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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


    May
    missy120, April 26th – 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
    RachelTori, April 28th – 4th, OKW
    KristinV02, April 30th – 3rd, Jambo House
    calker, 1st – 4th, AKL CL
    Paula Sedley-Burke, 5th – 15th, Kidani
    t_daniels, 7th - 13th, AKL
    archdandy, 7th – 14th, AKL Kidani
    GeorgiaH, 13th – 17th, AKL
    OHDanceMom73, 15th – 17th, AKL
    shoppgirl, 17th – 19th, AKL
    dolphingirl47, 20th - 27th, Disney Wonder West Coast Repositioning
    chocovrdmicears, 22nd – 30th, Jambo House
    suemom2kay, 24th – 26th, AKL
    taymorel, 25th – 30th, AKL
    dolphingirl47, 27th - June 2nd, Disney Wonder Alaska
    NickP33, 27th - June 2nd, AKL
    bakie21, 27th – June 4th, Kidani
    wendypooh, 30th -June 10th, Aulani
    Pinkocto, 31st – June 3rd, AKV
    Brave teacher, 31st – June 7th, Jambo House

    June
    bakie21, May 27th – 4th, Kidani
    wendypooh, May 30th - 10th, Aulani
    Pinkocto, May 31st – 3rd, AKV
    DismomfromMS, May 31st – 6th, AKL
    Brave teacher, May 31st – 7th, Jambo House
    Denamac, 1st – 9th, AKV Jambo House
    FoursCompany, 1st – 9th , AKL
    Nutty4Disney, 2nd - 8th, AKV Kidani Village
    Cheer25mom, 2nd – 9th, AKV Kidani
    Pseudacris, 3rd – 7th, AKL
    ILoveMagic, 8th – 14th, AKL
    goofyredraider, 8th -16th, AKL CL
    DisneyDmbNut, 9th – 14th, AKL
    livibug, 13th – 21st, AKV Jambo House
    DevonsDisneyMom, 14th – 21st, AKV
    goofyredraider, 16th -23rd, BC
    alwaysdisney, 28th – 29th, AKL
    precious pixie, 29th - ?, AKL Jambo

    July
    Marinolichfamily, 5th – 13th, AKV
    Polynesian27, 5th – 13th, Kidani
    mamaprincess, 7th – 12th, BWV
    sharon78, 8th-18th, AKL
    mamaprincess, 12th – 18th, AKV Jambo
    d's do Disney, 17th – 20th, AKL CL
    Z28KatCar, 18th - Aug1st, AKL CL
    tinkermama117, 21st – 26th, Jambo House
    loveshoes, 22nd – 31st, AKL
    Anjalee6, 29th – Aug 3rd, AKL
    Sarah4291, 29th – Aug 12th, AKL
    aVASTGrl, 30th – Aug 4th, AKL
    The Marsons, 31st – Aug 4th, AKL Jambo

    August
    Z28KatCar, July 18th - 1st, AKL CL
    Anjalee6, July 29th – 3rd, AKL
    Sarah4291, Jul 29th – 12th, AKL
    aVASTGrl, July 30th – 4th, AKL
    The Marsons, July 31st – 4th, AKL Jambo
    Koh1977, 2nd – 9th, AKL
    333disneymom, 9th-13th, AKV Kidani
    Pink Flamingo, 9th – 11th, AKV Jambo
    MICKEY'S DREAMERS, 10th - 22nd, AKL
    Pink Flamingo, 11th – 19th, BWI
    DonnaDuck333, 11th – 23rd, Jambo House
    333disneymom, 13th – 19th, BCV
    Ginamarie, 18th – 25th, Kidani
    Disneyfool_1202, 21st, Kidani
    Gillenkl, 21st – 24th, AKL
    ParrotBill, 21st – 24th, Kidani
    ParrotBill, 24th – 31st, BCV
    rquebral, 21st – 28th, Kidani
    WeCantWait, 22nd – 30th, AKL
    Render, 25th – Sept 5th, AKL Disneymoon
    RachelTori, 27th – Sept 3rd, AKV-CL & CSR

    September
    RachelTori, Aug 27th – 3rd AKV-CL & CSR
    beachgrl001, 2nd – 10th, AKV
    Wicket's Mom, 9th – 13th, AKL CL
    JESSketeer, 13th – 21st, AKL
    Stackyallred, 14th – 21st, Kidani
    DISzy, 14th – 21st, AKL CL
    RapunzelsGoodMom, 14th, AKL
    RapunzelsGoodMom, 15th – 20th, BLT
    Dawnywog, 18th – 26th, Jambo
    Paula Sedley-Burke, 19th - Oct 3rd , SSR, Disney Dream, and AKV
    country-mom-of-4, 20th – 28th, Kidani
    gilsan 25th – Oct 2nd , Kidani
    franandaj, 29th - Oct 2nd, VWL

    October
    Paula Sedley-Burke, Sept 19th - 3rd , SSR, Disney Dream, and AKV
    gilsan Sept 25th – 2nd , Kidani
    franandaj, 2nd - 7th, BCV
    disneynanacat, 11th -12th, Kidani
    flinkerfrosch, 17th – 21st, AKL
    mara61, 18th – 26th, Kidani
    karmacats, 20th -27th, AKL CL
    flinkerfrosch, 21st – 26th , Poly
    wendypooh, 22nd – 26th, BCV
    Twelvevman, 23rd – 29th, AKL CL
    MomofDisneyLoversx3, 24th – 28th, AKL Jambo CL
    Grumpy Grandma, 27th – Nov 3rd, Jambo
    Cinderella1122, 31st - Nov 5th, Jambo

    November
    Grumpy Grandma, Oct 27th – 3rd, Jambo
    Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
    PNO4TE, 1st AKL CL
    PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC
    RachelTori, 2nd – 9th, Swan and BCV
    rquebral, 7th – 12th, Jambo
    drujaz, 6th – 15th, AKV Kidani
    Tinker326, 12th – 19th, Kidani
    patclairesmom, 27th – 29th, Kidani
    patclairesmom, 29th – Dec 3rd, AKV Jambo
    saratogastehr, 29th – Dec 6th, AKL Jambo

    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
    mmafan, 3rd – 12th, AKL Jambo
    Pinkocto, 6th – 10th, AKV CL
    thornton0511, 6th -14th, AKL
    Pghsteelerfan, 7th -14th, AKV Jambo
    Lorelei528, 7th - 14th, AKL
    dansamy, 8th – 14th, Kidani
    Heidijanesmith, 16th – 23rd, AKL CL
    lovin'fl, 20th – 25th, AKV Kidani
    Bluesky1997, 26th – 29th, AKL CL


    2014

    January
    AquaDame, 19th -24th, Jambo House
    Singastory, 24th – 27th, Jambo House

    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    YCFAN, 26th – 28th , Royal Assante Suite & 2 additional CL rooms

    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
     
  8. PNO4TE

    PNO4TE I used to be the DIS Musician and a Jamborini...

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! :goodvibes
     
  9. psac

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    We didn't try Sanaa this trip, I like some Indian food, but my wife hates curry, coriander, etc., and we ended up cancelling our ADR in advance because we knew my wife would end up hating it. Interesting to hear your story, I think it would have been like ours. I think that was the night we ended up just getting appetizers from the club lounge and then salads from the Mara for dinner. Overall on the trip we were very pleasantly suprised at how good the food was at Mara for quick service. Don't get me wrong, it's not a signature, but for what it is, it's good.


    Yes, there are two pools, but Jambo (the original building, which does have some DVC rooms) and Kidani (the primarily DVC building) are about a half-mile apart, so in all likelihood, you would just use the one by you. They don't check your room card like at Beach Club, and there is no gate like BLT, so you don't NEED your room card, but as was said, it's generally good to have it with you anyway.


    With that screen name, it's obvious! It's a little :offtopic:, but try to get to Contemp Cafe at the contemporary. Personally I think they have the best cupcakes in WDW, especially if you like them super sweet.
     
  10. johnsonet

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    Bumping this. Congratulations on being a DVC owner :cool1: AKL is the best! I'm sorry I can't help w/ Kidani but maybe someone else can?


    There are some good pool views off of Zebra Trail. Some similar to this

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    I have been on Giraffe Trail before (in a pool view) and -in my case- they were not as good but were a good location for getting to bus stop and Zawadi Marketplace. I have pool view booked for June and am so excited! :teeth:

    Pool view can even mean this:

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    I liked it but some people might be disappointed with a view of a hot tub. Of course, we also got side views of Uzima Savanna so that helped ;)
     
  11. johnsonet

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    We totally agree. Mara is great for quick service!
     
  12. Disneyholic

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    Please add us to the list for November 2013. We will be at AKL Kidani in a Savannah view Studio November 30 through December 2 after our 7 night DCL Western Caribbean Cruise on the Fantasy.
     
  13. DisneyFans222

    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    I booked our 1st AKL stay, a 9 night early June trip, in a Standard View room as it was the only available and reasonably priced room with the AP discount. Booking a Savannah room was an additional $2000+ ... No way I could justify that expense. A standard view is described as a view of the parking lot or of a roof. I was wondering if anyone has or could post any photos of this view ... it will prepare me for the view I will have from my balcony for 9 days. TIA. :)
     
  14. DisneyFans222

    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    Would you kindly add me and DS12 for our 1st stay at AKL from 6/6/13 - 6/15/13. Thanks so much!
     
  15. CuteAndFluffy

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    Jambo Everybody!

    We're booked for CSR for Sept 25-Oct 1, but are having SERIOUS second thoughts. I have a couple of questions that y'all might be able to help me with.

    1) Is the fitness center 24 hours? I've found conflicting information.

    2) Has anyone tried the new offerings at Maji? From a new menu I found, it looks like they're getting some boxed lunches from Sanaa. Looks like a great use of a QS credit.

    3) Any fees for shipping packages to the resort?

    I think that's it for now...if there's a better place for me to be asking, I'd be happy to redirect.
     
  16. Wicket's Mom

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    We had a standard room this past September with a view of the parking lot. It wasn't bad at all, since we were on the fourth floor we were in the trees. The trees blocked the parking lot somewhat. I have a picture of the view in my TR. The link to the TR is in my siggie below.
     
  17. DisneyFans222

    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    Thank you so much for sharing your experience ... It is most helpful :) Unfortunately, I cannot view your TR nor your signature info & links on the DISboards mobile app. Definitely a failure to launch.

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  18. MomofDisneyLoversx3

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    Welcome! I can only answer two of your three questions.

    1) fitness center is not 24/7.
    2) no idea sorry.
    3) no fees for shipping. I shipped all of my luggage. I love the ease.

    Brandi- Can we be the first on the list for Feb, 2014? 2/20-2/24 (or 25), AKL CL. My bday!!!! Plus I'm going to run the princess half with my mom.
     
  19. t_daniels

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

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    Not op, but nooooo! I thought it was too.....:(
     
  20. CuteAndFluffy

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    Thank you! I'm definitely shipping a package to myself. No dinky shampoo for me! :)

    As to the fitness center, I think I found final word on the Disney site after posting my question. It wasn't where I'd expect the info to be, so it took a while to track down.

    From Disney's Zahanati page:
    Hours of Operation
    Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An attendant will be available within the facility from 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM. After this time, you will not have access to restrooms, showers, sauna or the locker room. To utilize the health club during non-attended hours, you will be required to use your Key to the World card.

    I'd love it if someone who is going to be onsite could confirm this for me. It will make a difference in where we stay if the hours are limited.

    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/spas/animal-kingdom-lodge/zahanati-massage-fitness-center/
     
  21. johnsonet

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    :crutches: Yikes :faint:
    Just being at the Lodge will be great.

    Here's a link to an older thread on the topic of std views at AKL http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=44291838
     
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