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

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  1. kimmar067

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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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    Uhm And they said you were smart???? Uhmm...MoM...Final Answer !!!LoL
     
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    ....after checking in, be sure to check out the events board - it'll have daily activities - especially for the kids!
     
  7. country-mom-of-4

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    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!!:goodvibes
     
  8. karmacats

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    my credit card company should send you all a gift basket. :eek:

    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! ;)
     
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    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. :banana:

    Thanks for all the info on this thread (and the previous AKL threads). Lots of good late-night reading here. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Darn Credit Card companies, always wanting to get paid..... :smokin:

    You are going to love the Sunrise Safari!
     
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    You are going to love CL, and I have added you to the list...
     
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    Here is the latest list of everyone visiting in 2013


    If you have any updates please let me know...


    2013


    February
    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

    March
    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
    Tricia’s mom, 23rd – 31st, AKL

    April
    DizDaD7, 5th – 13th, AKL Jambo House
    miprender, 13th - 20th, OKW/VWL
    karmacats, 14th – 21st, AKL Jambo CL
    My Sister’s princess, 16th – 24th, AKL
    franandaj, 20th – 26th, DCL
    Lemonademouth, 20th – 27th, AKL
    Cinderella1122, 25th - 30th, Jambo
    missy120, 26th - May 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view

    May
    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

    June
    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

    July
    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

    August
    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

    September
    country-mom-of-4, 21st – 28th, Kidani
    franandaj, 29th - Oct 2nd, VWL

    October
    franandaj, 2nd - 7th, BCV
    Cinderella1122, 31st - Nov 5th, Jambo

    November
    Cinderella1122, Oct 31st - 5th, Jambo
    PNO4TE, 2nd – 9th, BC

    December
    Pinkocto, 6th – 10th, AKV CL
    thornton0511, 6th -14th, AKL
    Pghsteelerfan, 7th -14th, AKV Jambo
    Heidijanesmith, 16th – 23rd, AKL CL

    January
     
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    18 more days, I cant believe it's almost here!:worship:
     
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    Congrats!


    I know you are going to have a wonderful time!
     
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    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.
     
  19. kimmar067

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    ....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!
     
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    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.
     
  21. MickQuinn

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    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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