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

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  1. PoohNFriends

    PoohNFriends <font color=green>Yes, I'm one of those crazy anim

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    As of right now a DVC 1 bedroom CL is still available for the night of 4/11 only, no other CL rooms available right now for the other nights. Good luck to you if you end up booking!

    Hoping I get a personal day off at work to start my vacation a day early so I can do to do a long weekend the weekend prior to you. I'd love for a CL studio to miraculously be available for me but don't forsee that. I want to try a stay at Kidani anyways so that's probably where I'll book!
     
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  3. pinkvol7

    pinkvol7 Mouseketeer

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    Called Thursday and added my dinning plan!! Yay! All that is left is to add tickets. The CM said they normally go up the first week of June (we will be there June 16-22) and advised me to buy them before that. This is only our second trip and I booked the first one through Disney and did a whole vacation package. So any advice on tickets? I want them added to our key to the world so would that work if I buy them through someone else or do I need to purchase directly from Disney?
     
  4. RachelTori

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

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    That's really hard to say right now due to the transition to RFID. :( In a perfect world, you would buy your tickets through a discounter, like UT, and have them added to your KTTW cards with no issues.

    But - since they are in the process of transitioning to the magicbands, it's anyone's guess as to how smoothly the process will work!

    I am cautiously optimistic that they will be able to add any authentic WDW tickets to the RFID, whether you bought direct from Disney or not. The reality though is, we just don't know at this point. :confused3

    I personally would opt to save $$$ by buying from UT, but I have an AP so I have never been able to have my pass added to my KTTW card -- I'm used to dealing with multiple cards/passes! ::yes::
     
  5. jillmc40

    jillmc40 DIS Veteran

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    I'm with you on that one! I have an ap and I feel like I am constantly digging for my ticket, my license, my TIW card, my room key....Then DH goes to get fast passes and I can't buy anything while he is gone! I need a good solution for keeping all the cards within reach!

    OMG - DH left my ap in the princess fastpass machine on our last day...We were freaking out, because we didn't know where it was, he blamed me of course...I told him the last place we knew we (and by we I mean he) had it was at the fp machine. So, he went over to the machine and a guard was there holding it!!! It had been about an hour. DH is very personable (and forgetful), he was chatting with the cm working at the machine and he forgot it. The cm gave it to the next cm to hold in the hopes dh would come back. 2 cm's later, they still had it! That is magic!! He is one lucky sob :rotfl2:
     
  6. mommyarewegoingback

    mommyarewegoingback DIS Veteran

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    Don't forget holding the FP's, Photopass Card and DVC card. It is getting out of hand. Currently, I'm the dork with lanyard pouch around my neck, with a zip pouch that needs to be taken off everytime I take a picture. I'm actually looking forward to the day when we can combine as much as possible into one thing. Depending on how FP+ works, having one person get a FP, may or may not work as well anymore. :(
    -Virginia
     
  7. jillmc40

    jillmc40 DIS Veteran

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    Ahh, yes, the photopass too. I would love it if they somehow knew I was an ap holder and didn't have to show ID everytime I bought something...It gets old. Maybe show ID when you get in the park and then be done with it for the day. BUT, I did hear the ap's were going to get a wristband as well...I can't imagine everyone taking off their bracelet to send someone to get a fp. Luckily by the time that rolls around for us my kids will be a little older and they will probably out run us to the fp machines! I don't know about fp+ and ap holders...there are tons of ap'ers that only go for the day or live there and don't need to stay on property...That would stink if they couldn't get any fp's at all. I would think they will have a certain amount for pre-arrival and some for just being in the park and being spur of the moment...I can plan a meal, but I can't plan what time we will be ready for Peter Pan 180 days in advance...I haven't done the lanyard...I am scared it will break and I will lose everything...The DH will have reason to bust my chops :scared1:
     
  8. Disneyholic

    Disneyholic Official Disneyholic! CM Wannabe! I'll Never Grow

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    April 15-18, 2013 - Disneyholic & DH - AKLVC 1 bedroom (Then on to a DCL 3 night cruise w/ 1 night in a studio at BLT after)


    Can't wait. About a month to go.
     
  9. RachelTori

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

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    Did you want to be added to the list? :) Your abbreviations stumped me for a minute! Since Jambo is the only one with Club Level, we usually refer to it as AKV-CL. ;)

    Have a great vacation! :goodvibes
     
  10. RapunzelsGoodMom

    RapunzelsGoodMom Mouseketeer

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    Thank you to ALL for your help in checking ressies! Found someone to rent from so hopefully we are just working out the details!

    I can almost see the giraffe and zebra now....oh wait, maybe not. But it makes me feel happy to think about it! :)
     
  11. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    OK Kimmar, this one's for you!

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  12. Disneyholic

    Disneyholic Official Disneyholic! CM Wannabe! I'll Never Grow

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    Thanks. Yes, please add us to the list.

    I am new to DVC as of August 2012 when we bought on our DCL cruise, so I am not familiar with DVC abbreviations yet.
     
  13. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    In the pretty red dress too!
     
  14. RachelTori

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

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    Congrats on your DVC purchase! Many happy years of vacationing for sure! :goodvibes

    Here's April updated:

    April
    DizDaD7, 5th – 13th, AKL Jambo House
    MickQuinn, 11th – 18th, AKV Jambo House
    miprender, 13th - 20th, OKW/VWL
    karmacats, 14th – 21st, AKL Jambo CL
    Disneyholic, 15th – 18th, AKV-CL; 3-nt DCL cruise; 1-nt BLT
    My Sister’s princess, 16th – 24th, AKL
    franandaj, 20th – 26th, DCL
    Lemonademouth, 20th – 27th, AKL
    lissiesmum, 20th – 26th, AKL
    Mickey_for_President, 21st – 27th, AKL
    Cinderella1122, 25th - 30th, Jambo
    missy120, 26th - May 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
    PNO4TE, 28th-30th, OKW
    RachelTori, 28th-May 4, OKW


    :goodvibes
     
  15. Disneyholic

    Disneyholic Official Disneyholic! CM Wannabe! I'll Never Grow

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    Looks like quite a few of us at AKL Jambo and a few in Club level during out dates.
     
  16. RapunzelsGoodMom

    RapunzelsGoodMom Mouseketeer

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    Is anyone on the board from DVC tonight? I have another long shot but before finalizing plans - is a 1br value available 4/11 - 4/14? Sorry, found someone to rent from but they don't have enough points....trying to decide if I continue or keep looking!
     
  17. Brave teacher

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    Find someone else...the value 1 BR is only available on 4/12...all other nights are booked.
     
  18. RapunzelsGoodMom

    RapunzelsGoodMom Mouseketeer

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    Thank you so, so much! Feel like I should send you a fruit basket!
     
  19. Brave teacher

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    :goodvibes
     
  20. pinkvol7

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    Thanks!! I may just buy the tickets and do the will call thing since we saved so much on the room (my friend rented us points at cost!!)!! Decisions, decisions!! Thankful for a place to ask questions!!
     
  21. jillmc40

    jillmc40 DIS Veteran

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    Whatever you do, do not get your tickets at MK in the morning...I made the fateful error of thinking my DS had one more day on his ticket. We all had ap's and he had a ticket because the time before he was under 3. ANYWAY, I swiped myself, then him, and we were out of days for him!! How on earth did I let that happen??? It was our last day, DH and DD were already in the park to get in line for ETWB, and the cm directed me to a line to add a day onto his ticket :faint: 45 minutes later we were on our way into the park...I was so mad at myself! Are you going to have a car? If so, get them through AAA and get a diamond parking pass! OR UT before the price increase. I forget when you are going...
     
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