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

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  1. lfortin16

    lfortin16 Mouseketeer

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    I am so excited!
    I'll be at AKV Kidani in a 2 bedroom savannah view in just a little over 2 months!!:cool1:

    I will have my DH, DS- 15 (the day after we get there he turns 15), DS-12, DD7 , and DD-4and myself. We have lots of character meals booked and a schedule made- with the help of touring plans.:thumbsup2

    I'm still trying to decide if we want to splurge and go on the night vision safari.
    I would probably take the boys. Trying to figure out when we can fit it in.:confused3

    Also- I've searched but must have missed it- are the coffee makers the keurig kind or the Mr. coffee kind?

    I love this thread- it's getting me even more excited!!:goodvibes
     
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  3. DisneyDmbNut

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    So here is a weird question.. I have a pool view room... My online check in says kadu trail or sunset savannah room... Why?
     
  4. CuteAndFluffy

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    Oooh, you are gonna have the BEST time!!

    The coffee makers take the senseo style pods--flat little coffee filter discs filled with coffee.
     
  5. t_daniels

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

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    Heey, same boat here..:-)


    Back at AKL from V&A . Wow! :-)

    Akl is lovely, per usual. Did an anniversary button pinning ceremony when we got here...

    No domes yet..Will try to do by Friday!
     
  6. RapunzelsGoodMom

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    I love little DD3. I asked her if she would prefer Wilderness Lodge or AKL... price difference is about $50 per night so not MINOR for our weekend...and she said "Of course the Animal Hotel. We can do the other one NEXT time." But we won't! ;-) Love the Animal Hotel.

    Although I will be so sad if they still have Nescafe when we are there. Seriously. Must. Work. Faster.
     
  7. RachelTori

    RachelTori <font color=red>AKL Jambo Wildbunch<br><img src=ht

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    Why? My guess is "Disney IT Dept"!! :rotfl: Likely a glitch (many of those to be found on the Disney websites :upsidedow)
     
  8. t_daniels

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

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    Mhm! Thankfully we have a few breakfasts scheduled at places that serve better coffee.:-)
     
  9. MomofDisneyLoversx3

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    I couldn't figure out how to link, but here is the post about the night vision safari.
     
  10. CuteAndFluffy

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    WOOHOO, We're OFFICIAL!!

    Sept 25-Oct 1 for Free Dining/Food & Wine in a Standard Room--hoping for a sprinkle of pixie dust for an upgrade, but content with whatever. Cheapest house in the best neighborhood :)

    Next to decide on MNSSHP & to keep trying for a BOG ADR

    One question--it used to be that we could request specific rooms/locations in a building/first floor/etc. Do I do that at online check in? Is it even an option? Even in a standard room we would be using the balcony and would prefer to be away from the smoking areas due to allergies/asthma...
     
  11. RachelTori

    RachelTori <font color=red>AKL Jambo Wildbunch<br><img src=ht

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    Congrats on your reservation! :goodvibes Make your requests now. You can confirm them at online check-in. List the most important first; try not to list more than 3 (2 requests is best). Don't request a specific room; ok to request a specific floor, even a specific "pod".

    We are not to discuss smoking on these threads, but I will add that most, if not all, of the rooms are far enough from those areas, that it won't be a factor. :thumbsup2 I think Ostrich Trail might be the best trail for you to request.
     
  12. DisneyDmbNut

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    WHAT??? isn't this some kinda CRIME???? The first thing I do when I check in is head to Mara for Dome Therapy!!
     
  13. kimmar067

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

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    :rotfl2::lmao:




    ....well, HERE, lemme git some o' yer MEDS:

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  14. country-mom-of-4

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    Lol. You guys make me laugh ;). I've never had the domes so after all this talk I'm gonna have to give em a try!
     
  15. DisneyDmbNut

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    32 days till I can have an intravenous feeding of them!!!
     
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    We got a plate of them from Albert in Boma for breakfast one morning...it was amazing!
     
  17. Koh1977

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    How much of a difference is there between a standard room and a deluxe studio? (Sq ft, overall comfort/space, etc.). Got an email yesterday from a travel company and priced out the options...could change to a deluxe studio standard view for the same price as we're paying for a standard pool view room now. Not sure if we should switch or not...

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  18. Koh1977

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    What do you see with a standard view at Kidani?

    And where do you refill mugs at Kidani?

    Considering the switch to AKV deluxe studio...hmmm...will have to get all the info. first and talk to DH.

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  19. RachelTori

    RachelTori <font color=red>AKL Jambo Wildbunch<br><img src=ht

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    The room size is comparable at Jambo (resort room & studio); the studio at Kidani is a bit bigger. You give up the 2nd bed when you move from resort room to studio; but the sofa is a sleep sofa (sleeps 2) and you get a half-size refrigerator, microwave, and a toaster! :goodvibes

    You refill the Kidani mugs at the gift shop and the pool bar.

    The standard view at Kidani is a parking lot view -- I'm unsure if there are any other areas for "standard" view. :confused3

    I hope that gives you some helpful information. For me, I'm happy to stay at either! :thumbsup2
     
  20. JESSketeer

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    If we're staying at AKL, can we walk over to Kidani and use the basketball court, shuffleboard court, tennis court etc?
     
  21. t_daniels

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

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    I believe so. We were told that we could. As long as something isn't an exclusive DVC event, you should be good.
     
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