Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by kimmar067, Jan 17, 2013.
...one question - can I be your best friend too? My b-day is 09/09 [ ]....
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....someone apparently sprinkled PD on your head...
Ok, thanks. I will plan to meet them on a different day then.
...stop yer frettin'....it'll come soon enough...
It'll sneak up on me, and I'll freak out about the fact that I have to fly!
We haven't ever planned this far ahead! It's so strange!
Could you please add me to the wonderful list? We'll be doing a split stay between AKL & BWI Aug 9-19. We'll be at Jambo House 8/9-11 for our first time ever AKL stay.
We just returned from a wonderful (first-time) stay at Jambo House for Marathon weekend. We fell in love with this resort. We had a standard view that offered a partial Savannah view. It was terrific. It was DS7's first visit to WDW. We packed in way too many activities, and did not allow nearly enough down time. I felt the need to return, so that we could spend more time at the hotel.
Soooo... Just rented DVC points for a Savannah Studio for 04-08 December 2013! Couldn't resist the $1200 savings! I'm nervous about renting points, but have read good reviews of David's DVC process.
I have researched, but cannot get a clear idea of what is actually in the studio? Is the coffee maker the same pod type as the main resort rooms? If not, do I need to bring my own filters/coffee? Are the same toiletries (Disney H2O) included? Dish soap? Glasses/plates/bowls/cups? Can I order Mousekeeping as an additional service?
Thanks for all of your answers! I seem to have been hopelessly smitten by AKL/AKV!
...you must be related to my DH....
...don't say that we didn't warn ya... ....but srsly, so glad that you had a wonderful time. Just curious, what 'arm' were you in - was it Ostrich Trail or Giraffe Trail, and what room, if I may be so bold as to ask.....
We just never really have had the money in advance, and it's come up, and DH has been like, let's go! Last year, he tried to book it literally, 4 weeks in advance.
I panicked. (long story. Short of it is, I work taking care of my mom, who's in a wheelchair. That amount of time wouldn't have flown to figure out an alternative!!
So this time, I've been stalking this, and every other thread. Great information here, finding out so much by seeing everyone else's questions answered.
To stay on topic.... (because I'm SO GOOD at derailing.....) there's a sort of lounge/room that's open to any AKL visitor, somewhere, isn't there?
I remember seeing pictures of it.. maybe its time to reread post #1 for me. I'd like to check it out this trip, we never do much in-resort, except for visit Victoria Falls.
That, and maybe the resort movie. But I'm thinking a lapu-lapu says I should migrate to Poly for that one...
....aren't we ALL? [...and, good advice that you just gave yourself.... ]
On ME - 30 minutes to AKL
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Good morning everyone --- Anyone remember what night which soups are served at Boma? Trying to schedule my ADRs and love the carrot ginger soup, but know it's only offered certain nights. Anyone know where to look to find a list?
We were Zebra Trail, Room 4576. Loved it! Got some amazing shots of the sunrise over the Savannah. I'll write more about it after I get my act together...
Now, back to my questions:
I have researched, but cannot get a clear idea of what is actually in the [AKV] studio [rented DVC points]? Is the coffee maker the same pod type as the main resort rooms? If not, do I need to bring my own filters/coffee? Are the same toiletries (Disney H2O) included? Dish soap? Glasses/plates/bowls/cups? Can I order Mousekeeping as an additional service?
Thanks millions! And those Zebra Domes are seriously addicting. Loved the tip about bringing to room temp. We all loved them.
Need some help... We're looking at renting some DVC points to get a 2 bdrm value villa for the week of June 10-14.
Can I get some clarification on the difference between a value versus a standard level villa? Is it just the view?
We're a family of 6 so from all the research I've done it looks like a 2 bdrm value is more economical than going with 2 standard rooms.
Thanks for your help.
....thought you said STANDARD ROOM....Zebra Trail doesn't have any std rooms...
Not sure if this will help, but here goes! Value is a smaller villa. They are located on Ostrich and Giraffe Trail -- some are savannah view; some are pool view (I've had both! ); not sure if there are any parking lot view in the "Value" villas. (Values are only at Jambo House; none at Kidani.) Now having told you that - they are very difficult to book since there aren't many. They often book up at 11 months out.
Standard Villa at Jambo is slightly larger and could be a pool view (which I've had); not sure if there are parking lot views or not. A Standard Villa at Kidani will give you lots of space.
Renting DVC points will almost always save you $$$$ over booking a Villa or regular room through Disney.
Rachel! Thanks so much for this info! This is a huge help and yes, you're right - either way, renting DVC points seems to be the best way to save some $$$ when going with larger rooms. I'm hopeful we'll be submitting our request for a room sometime today or tomorrow so keeping fingers crossed something pans out or it's on to plan B.
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