Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by kimmar067, Jan 17, 2013.
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...I still think about him from time to time...
....I don't remember our exact room number, but we were on the third floor in Giraffe Trail and it was a PERFECT location...
no bus noise??
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Oh you are in for a treat, and yes you will be hooked...
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I recall reading a few posts where people received balloons (regular, helium, not the light-up) from check-in/guest services at the resorts, free of charge. Does this ever happen at AKL or are balloons avoided bc of the potential for them to "escape" out your balcony onto a savannah? I didn't want to inquire at the resort if it was a moot point.
Also, we're staying CL (standard room) on our May trip and I am seriously at a complete loss for what to request from the IPO. We have our ADRs set, and don't have any other recreation planned. When we stayed CL at WL in 2011, we were upgraded at check-in so didn't have the option of IPO. It bugs me a little to "waste" the resource, but I don't want to ask for petty things just to ask - I'm certain they're plenty busy without me! If anyone has stayed CL at AKL before and has any suggestions, I'm all ears. We've only stayed at AKL once (not CL) and didn't have tons of time to explore the resort, so I really would love any recommendations/tips. I am, of course, scouring this thread and the previous iterations as well!!
I think you are not allowed balloons at AKL..if you buy them in the park, they take them from you and store till you leave. I have heard not to buy them until you leave the resort
No balloons of any type. Also, you will find "paper" straws there - no plastic straws. The animals' safety and well-being is first and foremost!
I remembered the paper straws from the park, but never got a lidded/straw drink at the resort so wasn't sure. Thanks for the reminder - I'll make sure to pack sippy-lid type cups for the kids so they're not asking for straws (those paper ones are sort of nasty after a bit).
Thanks for the info about the balloons, I had sort of figured that was the case and was surprised the IPO recommended going through the Disney Florist for a room decoration as most of those seemed to have balloons (and for THOSE prices I'd be pretty upset not to get the whole she-bang!).
The IPOs used to do shopping for guests and have the surprise waiting in the room. We did that for our DD a number of times.
I loved the fact that we could tell them a few of DD's favorite characters & a budget and they would work their magic!
One by one, the resort IPOs discontinued that wonderful service and began referring guests to Disney Florist.
I forgot - I said I'd post some prices from the Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center when I got back!
Swedish Massage 50 min -$115, 80 min - $175
Manicure - $35
Pedicure - $70
They automatically add a 20% tip. DS15 had the 50 min one & said it was "good." DH had to stay in the room with him because he's under 18. Had I known that I probably wouldn't have booked it (or just booked it for myself!)
Anybody have an idea where we will be placed? I am guessing it will be toward the front parking lot. I think someone said Kadini has 4- 2 bdr that are dedicated but Jambo House is two connecting so it can be anywhere, is that correct?
I am staying here for the first time next month. If I want to send a package ahead of my arrival do I send it to the address that is listed on the first page of this thread? What all do I need to put on the package so I get it when I arrive?
First time staying DVC and I am sending stuff down to store in our new owners locker
....DARN! I'm Puerto Rican and German....I really COULD use a good massage too....
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