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

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  1. Dawnywog

    Dawnywog Mouseketeer

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    Add us to the list please! Just booked a standard studio at Jambo for me and my sister Sept.18-26.

    So excited. I always thought AKL would be out of our reach, but now that you lovely folks here have taught me about renting points I can't wait until we get to check-in there in September.

    I'm mainly a lurker but I made through version 8 of this thread and caught up on this and I can't believe how knowledgable and friendly you all are. Thank you for all the info and helping make my dream of staying at AKL come true.
     
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  3. TaraPA

    TaraPA <font color=navy>I will think of that animatronic

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    HELLO HUMANS!!

    (OMG I really did do Monsters Inc Laugh Floor waaaaay too many times this trip!!) :rotfl:

    Just back a few hours ago from a wonderful AKV stay. AKL was my favorite resort before this trip, and still is. We rented points for standard 1BR & had 5574 -which was savannah view but had that "people pen" right under us. Who can tell me what that is again? We spent a lot of time on the balcony enjoying the animals (and humans) but never once saw any activity in or around that pen. Saw every animal & bird from the balcony - especially one morning around 9:15 when a man came & rang a bell - it was like watching Noah's ark. The animals seemed to come in groups, in single file, to go through the gate! Zebra, giraffes, ankole cattle, kudu, gazelle, ostrich & many more. LOVED IT! The location, even if standard, was perfect for watching animals, but a HIKE from the lobby. It was in the very last section of the resort, fartherest away from the lobby as possible. I had the owner request near pool but hey, a request is only that.

    Its hard to believe I was at AKL just a few hours ago, and am now sitting here with snow outside! Boma breakfast was a major hit as always. The rest of the family said they could take or leave Boma dinner, but I love it & will be booking it again! We got pizza & wine (very reasonably priced wine I might add) at The Mara. DS15 got a Swedish massage at the health club. We LOVED the hot tub by the Uzima Outlook - it was always empty. We were there after midnight twice (shhhh posted hours are til 11pm) and it was soooo peaceful...you could hear the birds & animals on the savannah every now & then. Man I wish I was there right now!

    I will get some pics up once I upload them to Photobucket tomorrow.
     
  4. 333disneymom

    333disneymom DIS Veteran

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    Sounds like a great trip! Can't wait to see your pictures.

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  5. kamjamjameve

    kamjamjameve Earning My Ears

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    Please add us to the list.
    We are headed for our 2nd trip. Stayed at Coronado the first time. This time we are at AKL pool view bunk beds.
    April 17th-24th.
    :cheer2:
     
  6. RapunzelsGoodMom

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    They do movies at both and roasting marshmallows at both. For a sample of the activities from February, check out Easywdw(dot)com and go about three or four pages back in the blog. There is one entry to Jambo and one for Kidani. Both times he took a picture of the activities board which talks about the flamingo feedings, pool games, movies at the pool at night, evening animal encounters.....etc! So much to do! In case you can't tell, we are ALSO planning some quality time at the hotel this next trip. Can't wait to see everything AKL has to offer.

    Now someone please tell me, what is in a zebra dome????
     
  7. AquaDame

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    Those pens are in case there is a fire - people can escape out onto the savannah to be picked up but they get corralled until they can be retrieved since running into the savannah wouldn't exactly be safe either! ;)
     
  8. RachelTori

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

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    Glad you joined us and congrats on your reservation! :thumbsup2 I haven't been to Nova Scotia in many years, but DH and I are taking a cruise out of NYC in early October and our first stop is Halifax; 2nd is Bay of Fundy. :cloud9::cloud9:


    Welcome Home, Tara! Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip -- sorry you returned home to snow. Darn Sam Champion just said Spring won't really be here for half the country for a couple weeks yet. :(

    Can't wait to see your photos! :thumbsup2

    So glad you didn't see anything in the people pens! :rotfl:


    Welcome and congrats! :thumbsup2


    Zebra Dome is a delicious dessert you must try during your stay! They are on the dessert pod at Boma dinner or you can buy a pack of 5 in the refrigerator case at The Mara. If you buy the refrigerated Domes, allow them to reach room temperature before consuming -- they have a melt-in-your-mouth quality! ::yes::

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  9. RapunzelsGoodMom

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    Looks like white chocolate outside.....is there cake or chocolate inside?
     
  10. RachelTori

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

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    It's a chocolate mousse-like consistency.

    Js & Ks - help me out!! I know there's a better explanation than I'm giving!! :rotfl:
     
  11. dgbg100106

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    Congratulations on your trip and I have added you to the list....

    September
    RachelTori, Aug 27th – 3rd AKV-CL & CSR
    RapunzelsGoodMom, 14th, AKL
    RapunzelsGoodMom, 15th – 20th, BLT
    Dawnywog, 18th – 26th, Jambo
    Paula Sedley-Burke, 19th - Oct 3rd , SSR, Disney Dream, and AKV
    country-mom-of-4, 21st – 28th, Kidani
    franandaj, 29th - Oct 2nd, VWL
     
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    Sounds wonderful... Wish I was there too, looking forward to your pictures.
     
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    Congrats on your upcoming trip and I have added you to the list...
    April
    DizDaD7, 5th – 13th, AKL Jambo House
    RapunzelsGoodMom, 11th – 14th, Kidani
    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
    Kamjamjameve, 17th – 24th, AKL
    franandaj, 20th – 26th, DCL
    Lemonademouth, 20th – 27th, AKL
    lissiesmum, 20th – 26th, AKL
    Mickey_for_President, 21st – 27th, AKL
    nadira36, 22nd – 27th , AKL Bunkbed Pool View
    Cinderella1122, 25th - 30th, Jambo
    missy120, 26th – May 4th, Kidani Village Savannah view
    PNO4TE, 28th-30th, OKW
    RachelTori, 28th-May 4th, OKW
    Funkygreta, 28th – May 4th, AKL
    KristinV02, 30th – May 3rd, Jambo House
     
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  15. RachelTori

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

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  16. Polynesian27

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    Could I please be added to the list, my wife, mother-in-law and son will be staying at Kidani July 5-13th, we cannot wait! Love this board!
     
  17. dgbg100106

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    Congratulations on your trip, and you have been added to the list..


    July
    Marinolichfamily, 5th – 13th, AKV
    Polynesian27, 5th – 13th, Kidani
    mamaprincess, 7th – 12th, BWV
    sharon78, 8th-18th, AKL
    mamaprincess, 12th – 18th, AKV Jambo
    Z28KatCar, 18th - Aug1st, AKL CL
    tinkermama117, 21st – 26th, Jambo House
    YCFAN, 26th – 28th, AKL Royal Assante Suite
    Anjalee6, 29th – Aug 3rd, AKL
    The Marsons, 31st – Aug 4th, AKL Jambo
     
  18. RapunzelsGoodMom

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    Oh gosh, now ANOTHER website I'm going to have to read....and re-read....top to bottom. Seriously! Great resource - thanks for sending!!!
     
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    Scary isn't it...
     
  20. iheartjuppy

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    Wait, Zebra Domes are only on the Boma Dessert buffet at dinner! I was hoping they were out at breakfast too :(
     
  21. JACKNAG

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    Wife already had you put us on the August list for going, my question is if the concierge room deluxe rooms or all standard size... Just curious as we are seriously looking to up grade soon for the adult children that will be accompanying us..

    Jack
     
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