Already upset that our school suddenly changed a teacher workday to a regular school day. Unfortunately, it was originally the first day of Christmas break, and I had to spend over $200 to change flights for myself and my son (our first ever trip without DH and DD). Now, instead of getting to AKL early, we will be arriving at about 11:00 pm. My son adores AKL and I am now worried that we will get stuck in a "people pen view" room and he will be so disappointed, (although he is the type who would never say a word about it -- my little sweetie.) Can anyone share any experiences with late check-in at AKL? If my reservation requests Zebra trail, near the lobby, are the chances good that it will be honored? Having one of those days.......thanks for any input.