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

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  1. MickQuinn

    MickQuinn Mouseketeer

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    Just booked a studio at Jambo house for April. Since we will have the mini kitchenette I was wondering what sorts of breakfast foods (bagels, milk, cheese, on, etc) are sold at Zawadi marketplace....also, how pricey??? May do GardenGrocer if Zawadi is limited.

    Thanks for any info.
     
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  3. t_daniels

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

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    DH doesn't either!
     
  4. MomofDisneyLoversx3

    MomofDisneyLoversx3 DIS Veteran

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    Just back from AKL Thursday night. I forgot how much we loved it there. Someone (using my name and cc ) may have booked another trip for October. I told Dh I'm not sure how that happened ;) quick question. We are staying CL again. Are all deluxe rooms A) bigger and B) CL? And if you hve stayed both deluxe and reg did you notice a difference. I swear our room was bigger last time. Scratching my head

    Heather
     
  5. RachelTori

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

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    The CL rooms are the same size as the regular rooms. There are no more "deluxe" rooms. They gutted those when they put DVC in. :sad1:

    Congrats on the October 1st booking! :thumbsup2
     
  6. ddixon1

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    OMG! I must have been subject to the same "thievery!" "Someone" must have obtained my CC information and names, and just rented DVC points for an August 2013 stay! :)

    We were scheduled for a 4-night Dream cruise, but I found myself focusing more on our 2013 December return to AKL/AKV. I crunched some numbers, and determined that rented DVC points save us $500+ compared with the cruise! I can re-book DCL when the August 2014 dates are released (hoping for a return to NYC for the Magic).

    We agreed that this would "only" be a resort stay -- no parks (horrible time of year to go to the parks, anyway). DS is thrilled, and so am I! Wa-hoo!
     
  7. John's Mom

    John's Mom Jambo Wildbunch Gang

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    If you stayed in a CL room on the fifth floor before they were converted to DVC, then the room was bigger--a deluxe room.

    Kathy
     
  8. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    A good way to get a feeling about what is available at the resort stores is the "grocery order form" for DVC (on the DVC website it can be found under "Vacation Planning" -> "Plan Things To Do" -> "Grocery Order"

    This link should lead you directly to the form, not sure whether it is visible if you aren't logged into the website. As I understand it, this is about the same as what you can buy at the shop to very similar prices.
     
  9. MickeyEars

    MickeyEars DIS Veteran

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    Can anyone tell me how effecient the "breakfast" buses are at AKL? We'll be there for our 1st stay May 28th-June 5th and we have an 8:05 ADR for Crystal Palace.
    Don"t want to be late so I thought I would check with the AKL veterans!!! What time should we be at the bus stop? :goodvibes

    Thanks!

    Carla
     
  10. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    They claim they come every 20 minutes, then you have to board & get to the park. I'd plan for an hour to be safe.

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  11. MickQuinn

    MickQuinn Mouseketeer

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    Flossnbolna

    Thanks for the link. Just what I needed to know.
     
  12. bjakmom

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    So excited!! - we just booked a return trip to AKV for the F&W 1/2 marathon (DH) and Jungle Jingle 5K (first run ever for me and DGrD(9)). 11/7 - 11/11 1BR Jambo House

    Our DVC stays at AKV have all been at either Kidani or up on Club level. Are the regular Jambo DVC rooms all on the 5th floor or are some on the 4th floor?? MS CM just told me 4th floor, but I'm not sure- don't remember if CL is 5th or 6th.
     
  13. RachelTori

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

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    Congrats on the reservation! :thumbsup2

    All non-Club Level DVC rooms (studios, 1- and 2-bedrooms) are on the 5th floor. The only DVC Club Level rooms are on the 6th floor (and as we all know, there aren't many of them! ;))

    HTHs! :)
     
  14. kimmar067

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

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    ....oh...you like the pillows but you don't like the zebra domes.....who ARE you? :confused3 [ :teeth: ]
     
  15. bjakmom

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    Thanks! that's what I thought - 5th floor is higher than I like to be on the savannah - but I really want to be back at Jambo this trip to be closer to the restaurants. So MS CM told me 4th and 5th floors were DVC and I said request 4th floor - LOL - I wonder where they'll put me.;)
     
  16. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    I think the value villas might actually be 4th floor. If I remember correctly those two trails are one story shorter.
     
  17. RachelTori

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

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    The Value villas I've stayed in are on Ostrich and Giraffe Trails (pool or savannah view) on the 5th floor. There are no DVC units on the 4th floor -- I'm sure of that! :flower3:
     
  18. dgbg100106

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    We have stayed in a value on the Giraffe trail on the 5th floor also.
     
  19. RachelTori

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

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    Here are the Jambo "Value" Villas I have stayed in. My first Value stay was in Sept 2008; most recent in October 2012:

    5020 - Value Studio (pool view, Giraffe Trail)
    5112 (twice!) - Value Studio (savannah view, Ostrich Trail)
    5006 - Value Studio (roof/pool view, Giraffe Trail)
    5016 - Value Studio (obstructed pool view, Giraffe Trail)

    5030 - Value 1-bedroom (obstructed pool view, end of Giraffe Trail)
    5004 - Value 1-bedroom (roof/pool view, Giraffe Trail)

    :goodvibes
     
  20. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    oh... Nice list.... Should we add this to the first page?
     
  21. RachelTori

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

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    I wouldn't! I mean, it's not a complete list by any means -- just happens to be the Value Villas I've had! ;)
     
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