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

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  1. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    The link is only open to DVC members, you have to have a login for it.

    For those dates, only Saratago Springs is showing open for the entire time, 208 points.
     
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  3. Brave teacher

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    Checked your dates for you...You have a problem with the beginning of your trip. Jambo and Kidani standard and savanna have issues with the first 2 or 3 days and are avaialable for the next 3. There is no way to combine the categories to get you a room at AKV for the nights of 6/26-6/28.

    However, SSR keeps popping up as available for the whole time (208 points).
     
  4. TaraPA

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

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    Here is the people pen right under our villa!

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    a few shots from our room 5574. When we checked in they said something about the large building way out there being a "barn" - does anyone know what it is?

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  5. AquaDame

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    Not all animals stay on the savannah all night - they go into the barns to sleep & so the handlers/vets can keep an eye on everyone daily. On the Wanyama safari I got to call the pigs in with a bicycle horn - each has been trained to respond to a different "call". :goodvibes
     
  6. TaraPA

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

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    I noticed that - the handlers used different sounding calls at different times, and different animals would go right to the gate. Even though the walk to this room was a hike, I LOVED the view. We could hear the screams from EE from the balcony at times too.
     
  7. bjakmom

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    There is a link to all the DVC resort point charts at the top of any of the forum pages on the DVC Forums here on the DISBoards.:thumbsup2
     
  8. RapunzelsGoodMom

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    I always just use dvcrequest.com - he has a points calculator where you just put in your dates and it adds it all up and tells you what you need. Handy! If only you could check the availability too that would be AWESOME! I always feel like such a pest! But these girls are great DIS-ers!
     
  9. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    If you hang around on this forum, you might talk to me when you think your dream woukd come true (or prefferably two years prior). Two years ago I added on before the restrictions went into place. I have many more points than we can use. So far in our 2011 & 2012 use years I haven't had points that were going to go to waste. However, what the future holds remains to be seen. When I get to a point that I can't use up my banked points, I'll really need to look into renting them out.
     
  10. RapunzelsGoodMom

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    I will definitely do that! But I'm a DVC newbie....what are the new restrictions? And thank you so much for even the thought.....how AWESOME you have so many points. You must have had some amazing trips in the past!
     
  11. TruBlu

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

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    Does that help? :)

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  12. TaraPA

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

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    I forgot to ask - is this something they normally leave in the room for DVC members? It was such a great surprise, and those vanilla cupcakes were to die for. I wasn't sure if it was just a routine thing, or if someone actually had them sent to us.

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    I have had chocolate and a little gift, but never cupcakes?
     
  14. RachelTori

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

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    Hmmm - maybe this is something new? I've never seen this arrangement before either. Nice! :thumbsup2

    Tara - did you have any kind of "celebration" listed? (if you did, I want to know what it was so I can list that for my next stay too! ;))




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  15. TaraPA

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

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    Nope no celebration listed. Our TV was broken & they sent someone up to fix it while we were out at a park, and this was in the room when we got back. I thought maybe they sent it up because of that? Also when we checked into WL we had a gift basket from the room inventory manager - he went to high school with us (many, many moons ago) and recognized our name when assigning our room. He had called over to AKV to see if our villa was ready the day we switched - maybe he had something to do with it? Or maybe the person I rented points from arranged it. Who knows! There was no card with it so I'm perplexed. But I've never had a better vanilla cupcake in my life!
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    The restrictions are on resale points purchased after March 2011. They can only be used at DVC villas, not for cruises or hotel trade outs. I've only been a member for about five years and for various health issues with my spouse, we've only had a handful of vacations since buying DVC. I hope we have more in the future, but the ones we have had have been pretty wonderful. I'm a little over halfway through my TR from the last one. I posted the updates here that related to the AKL.
     
  17. TruBlu

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

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    We were surprised in our room once with milk on ice and a tray of chocolate chip cookies and zebra domes. :cloud9: No card for us either, but I had mentioned to the CM at the front desk that my DH had been sick and missed a day in the parks but was feeling better & going out. When we got back to the room that night we had that lovely tray waiting. :)

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  18. RachelTori

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

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    Sounds to me like you know the right people! :thumbsup2

    It's those extra things (both big & small) that Disney does to make our vacations so magical! :goodvibes
     
  19. Brave teacher

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    You would think I had one the lottery if someone left me a tray of cupcake in my room.
     
  20. chocovrdmicears

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    Paid in full today!!! :goodvibes:goodvibes
    Exactly 2 months from today I will be walking into that beautiful lobby and smellin' the sweet smell of AKL. :teeth:

    The kids and I created our AKL countdown calendar. Thought I would share:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3082959
     
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    Very cute!
     
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