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

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by kimmar067, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. buzz1fan

    buzz1fan I Can't wait to be back!

    How is the bus wait for transportation to MK? We go to the park in the AM come back to swim after lunch then go back at dinner time. We are only going to a park one day, but we are thinking AKL because of the zero entry pool, and something on the monarail is to much. We could drive but not sure if that would save any time. Maybe taking a cab one or two of the ways?

    Any suggestions?
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  3. kimmar067

    kimmar067 <MARQUEE behavior=alternate><img src=http://photop

    ...stick with the WDW buses...
  4. DevonsDisneyMom

    DevonsDisneyMom New Member

    Never had a long wait for a bus from MK to AKL when we stay there. It will all depend on how crowded it is, but I was happy with the bus service to and from AKL. Had heard it was bad, but we thankfully ran into no issues. Heading back there in June!!!!
  5. TruBlu

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

    While AKL doesn't have the best busses on property, they are still WAAAY better than driving!!! Definitely stick with the bus. ::yes::
    Just plan for a 20 minute wait for one to arrive & be happy if it's less. Disney transportation really is the way to go.

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  6. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/ch.

    The buses have always worked for me, except for one reservation I had for dinner, I wanted to make sure I was there on time and we just took a cab.
  7. TruBlu

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

    Same with us. If we want to sleep in or hang at the room until the last minute we take a cab.

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  8. psac

    psac New Member

    The big problem with cab to/from MK is that you have to get the cab at the TTC, so you're adding a monorail/ferry to the trip. That will take a good 15 minutes usually, which would take the time to wait for the bus.

    Resort to resort for dinners cab is usually best.
  9. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 New Member

    I say Buy a good pair of Sneaks.....& Hoof it...LoL:banana:
  10. dfarner

    dfarner I married my Prince Charming.

    I'm sorry if this is somewhere in the thread and I've missed it....what category would you book to have one of the rooms in which the doors open to the lobby below?

    Also, if one wanted a room close to the lobby, would pool view be a good bet? It looks like lots of those rooms' balconies look into large trees. Would you just request something like, "full water view, no foliage" if you didn't want to look into trees?
  11. RachelTori

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

    The rooms that open to the lobby could be pool view, could also be savannah view. I'm assuming you're talking about regular resort rooms and not DVC villas? Regular resort rooms that open to the lobby would be on Floor 4 only; DVC villas are on floor 5 (and 6 - but that's DVC Club Level).

    To be honest, I'm not sure the room assigners (or front desk) would even know for sure which rooms have the full water view. I think it's the luck of the draw. :confused3
  12. dfarner

    dfarner I married my Prince Charming.

    Thanks for the info. Yes, I was talking about regular rooms, not DVC. :)
  13. PoohNFriends

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

    Please add me to the list :goodvibes:!!!

    Just booked a quick quick weekend last night :surfweb:. I will be there April 5-8th staying at AKV.
    I had 50 DVC points that expired end of May and decided it would be easier for me to go then to rent them ;)!! Hoping my savannah view waitlist will come through for the 1st night, but a tree view in FL in Disney is always better than a tree view in IL! No parks; just food, DTD, and hopefully some :sunny:

  14. kimmar067

    kimmar067 <MARQUEE behavior=alternate><img src=http://photop

    ....I'm really hoping that airfare goes down this afternoon....please send loads of PD my way....:wizard:
  15. MomofDisneyLoversx3

    MomofDisneyLoversx3 New Member

    Kim---can you fly allegiant? They just sent me an email about the 'final days if spring sale' fares were $68/one way.
  16. kimmar067

    kimmar067 <MARQUEE behavior=alternate><img src=http://photop

    ....get price - I don't think that I can use it with my DH's Chase Freedom card points though....:confused3 I'll have to check on that later....THANKS! :thumbsup2
  17. kimmar067

    kimmar067 <MARQUEE behavior=alternate><img src=http://photop

    ....[​IMG] the Voice of Reason...[​IMG]
  18. CupcakeKelly

    CupcakeKelly This sleeve of Thin Mints IS my breakfast


    Just booked December 1 - 6 for a 1 BR villa, Savannah view! My DD can't wait to see some "raffes" and "zeebahs." Never stayed on site before, I have a bad feeling this trip is going to spoil me forever!
  19. kimmar067

    kimmar067 <MARQUEE behavior=alternate><img src=http://photop

    ....brace yourself.
  20. MomofDisneyLoversx3

    MomofDisneyLoversx3 New Member

    Hmmmm I know with my Amex points I can book any airline. I thought chase was similar? Now I'm confused
  21. DisneyDmbNut

    DisneyDmbNut <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    ah Kim..it is so good to see you still here..and I still smile at seeing Roy in your signature. I found some old pictures the other day from when I was at WL and looking for his get-well present.:sad1:

    I briefly entertained the idea of staying Club Level for this trip..but just can't justify the $$$$$$. Not when I am never at the hotel for long. I would have to (gasp) stay in a value for a few nights to make up the difference and I would just rather have a week in one room at AKL then do that..

    I still need pool view room suggestions!
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