Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by kimmar067, Jan 17, 2013.
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Hello! We will be staying at AKL for the first time July 21-26. We have a deluxe studio, savannah view at Jambo house. My kids, 6 and 2, are huge animal lovers and are very excited.
Any tips for a first timer? Any must dos for kids? Any advice would be appreciated.
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....after checking in, be sure to check out the events board - it'll have daily activities - especially for the kids!
Hi all! Just found this thread and am pretty excited! We will be staying at Kidani Deluxe Studio Savannah View September 21-28 for my daughter's 8th birthday - surprise trip And our first stay as DVC owners. I'm looking at the points chart and am wondering if it's worth the 27 additional points to upgrade to CL? And also - if they end up offering free dining how do we add that to our trip? Thank for any/all help!!
my credit card company should send you all a gift basket.
i was going to skip sunrise safari because i am soooo not a morning person, but after reading on here and other threads about how great it is, i signed up. the only day available during my trip was on my 40th birthday. no one in my family can believe i'm going to get up at 6 a.m. on my birthday - i work afternoons and evenings and usually go to bed around 3 a.m. and get up at 11 or so, even on vacation, so it took some convincing. the boards are very persuasive!
oh, and i just found the list on the first page with everyone's dates, so i can give you mine, if you'll add a newbie:
DH and I will be at AKL Jambo House 4/14-4/21/13. We're staying CL.
We've stayed at AKL savannah view twice before, but not for a very long time - last time was before ground was even broken on Kidani. We've never stayed CL anywhere before. This trip is for my 40th birthday, so we decided to splurge a little.
Thanks for all the info on this thread (and the previous AKL threads). Lots of good late-night reading here.
I have added you to the list, congrats on your first trip!
I would suggest that you look at the activities sheet when you get there, there are many many activities listed on there for your kids.
If you can pull it off point wise, I would say go for it! It is amazing, but it will spoil you!
I have also added you to the list
Darn Credit Card companies, always wanting to get paid.....
You are going to love the Sunrise Safari!
You are going to love CL, and I have added you to the list...
Here is the latest list of everyone visiting in 2013
If you have any updates please let me know...
Yahweh, Jan 30th 2nd, Poly
Pattilee08, Jan 30th 2nd, AKL
franandaj Jan 30th - 3rd, AKV, Savannah View
WDWaddictt Jan 31st 10th, Kidani
Yahweh, 2nd - 6th, AKL Jambo
franandaj 3rd - 7th, BLT
Wendypooh, 9th - 14th, BLT
prodri1, 11th - 17th, Kidani
Sparkly, 13th 14th, AKV
wendypooh, 14th - 17th, Kidani
Athenna, 21st - 23rd, AKV
Nemo7673, 23rd 25th, AKL
Athenna, 23rd - Mar 1st, AKV CL
BiancaBernard&Penny, 23rd - Mar 1st, AK Jambo House
Yarna, 28th Mar 8th, AKL
BCV23, 5nights, AKV CL
Yarna, Feb 28th 8th, AKL
Tink_Or_Belle, 1st 4th, AKL
Goofy_Girl, 1st - 6th, AKL
Dato63, 6th 16th, AKL CL
Golden Amik, 9th 16th, AKL
Mom2_3girls, 11th -14th, BCV and AKV Kidani
Brucerob62, 12th 16th, Jambo House
TaraPA, 13th 19th, WL CL/AKV 1BR split
Pinkocto, 16th - 19th, Jambo House CL
Tricias mom, 23rd 31st, AKL
DizDaD7, 5th 13th, AKL Jambo House
miprender, 13th - 20th, OKW/VWL
karmacats, 14th 21st, AKL Jambo CL
My Sisters princess, 16th 24th, AKL
franandaj, 20th 26th, DCL
Lemonademouth, 20th 27th, AKL
Cinderella1122, 25th - 30th, Jambo
missy120, 26th - May 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
missy120, April 26th - 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
Paula Sedley-Burke, 5th 15th, Kidani
t_daniels, 7th - 13th, AKL
shoppgirl, 17th 19th, AKL
Wendypooh, 18th -June 4th, Aulani
dolphingirl47, 20th - 27th, Disney Wonder West Coast Repositioning
suemom2kay, 24th 26th, AKL
dolphingirl47, 27th - June 2nd, Disney Wonder Alaska
Pinkocto, 31st June 3rd, AKV
wendypooh, May 18th - 4th, Aulani
Pinkocto, May 31st 3rd, AKV
Denamac, 1st 9th, AKV Jambo House
Nutty4Disney, 2nd - 8th, AKV Kidani Village
goofyredraider, 10th -16th, BC
livibug, 13th 21st, AKV Jambo House
goofyredraider, 16th -24th, AKL CL
Marinolichfamily, 5th 13th, AKV
sharon78, 8th-18th, AKL
Z28KatCar, 18th - Aug1st, AKL CL
tinkermama117, 21st 26th, Jambo House
Anjalee6, 29th Aug 3rd, AKL
The Marsons, 31st Aug 4th, AKL Jambo
Z28KatCar, July 18th - 1st, AKL CL
Anjalee6, July 29th 3rd, AKL
The Marsons, July 31st 4th, AKL Jambo
MICKEY'S DREAMERS, 10th - 22nd, AKL
Disneyfool_1202, 21st, Kidani
country-mom-of-4, 21st 28th, Kidani
franandaj, 29th - Oct 2nd, VWL
franandaj, 2nd - 7th, BCV
Cinderella1122, 31st - Nov 5th, Jambo
Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
PNO4TE, 2nd 9th, BC
Pinkocto, 6th 10th, AKV CL
thornton0511, 6th -14th, AKL
Pghsteelerfan, 7th -14th, AKV Jambo
Heidijanesmith, 16th 23rd, AKL CL
18 more days, I cant believe it's almost here!
Jen - How are you and Scott doing?
I know you are going to have a wonderful time!
I just realized that I got back a week ago and did not share my experiences.
First of all we loved our resort. We had a DVC 1 bedroom suite standard view. When we got up to our room, we had a view of the savannahh. We had zebra's and other animals in the afternoon and every morning we had 4-6 giraffe's. It was really cool, but the walk to our room was a killer. We were really far down the zebra trail and carrying a sleeping 34 lb 4.5 year old was hard.
We loved our room, except the lighting in the bedroom was really dark.
Transportation was pretty good. Sometimes we had to wait awhile on a bus and other times they came right away. The bus ride to MK felt really long one particular morning we were going for rope drop. It was packed and we were stuck standing. Other then that, it was not too bad.
We loved the pool area, yes we swam a couple of times, and we really enjoyed eating at The Mara and at Boma. Over all it was a great resort and will probably stay there again sometime.
We are thinking of taking a quick trip in October for Halloween party, but may stay off site because of the price difference for a one bedroom.
....well, thanks for sharing your experience! I know what you mean about the long walk....during one stay,, we are in the 2nd to last room in Zudu Trail. Hoo boy, after a long day the the parks, walking down a long corridor to your room is the last thing you want to do!
I'm not a DVC member so I could be wrong, but I don't think you can get free dining if you're staying on points.
We are going to be at AKV - Jambo in a studio from April 11 -18th. Taking DS (10) and DH's 89 year old grandfather (who loves Disney). Very excited to be staying here. Only stayed for 2 nights previously with relatives. I'm sure there are a lot of things we did not even know were there.
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