[QUOTE=alilmagical32;1112233]Saturday April 28:
We arrived at AKV around 10:00 am. Our plan was to check-in, park, and hit MK. What we were not expecting was our room to be ready. When we arrived however, our room waiting for us!
I’ll take time out here to plug DVC rentals. We rented points from a fellow MBer (not sure if he wants to be named?) and everything was WONDERFUL! It was cheaper than two rooms at a value or even one family suite at ASM. (I think rates on the family suites were hiked up due to cheerleading/dance worlds)
My family LOVED staying DVC. I am counting down the days until I can purchase my membership! Our owner had requested a room near the lobby for us, and that is exactly what we got. (Definitely do this if you are staying here, the hallways are (L O N G). As a side note, if you wanted to use the amenities at Jambo house, it would be good to request a room at the END of the building. I almost wished we had done this, because there were several times we missed having quick service in our building.
The resort itself is breathtaking. Its rustic beauty took my breath away and the overall calming and relaxing feeling that is AKV cannot be beat!
I will note, however, that we were HIGHLY disappointed in the Savannah. We did not do a Savannah view, and I was VERY glad. The whole week, we saw MAYBE 10 animals out there, total. We visited the outdoor viewing area several times each day, hoping to see animals, and it just didn’t happen. We also dined as Sanaa and saw nothing during the entire meal. This didn’t take away from my love of the resort, but I will never pay the steep price increase for the Savannah view.
Anyways, since our room was ready, we decided to go ahead and unpack. Bell services unloaded the car and brought everything up for us. (We had the exact same issue with bell services/valet and the double tipping thing) I fell in love with the details in the décor. I want the headboard for my bed at home! [/QUOTE]
First of all, I’m amazed you can remember such details a month later.
Hmmmm having three MBers with the double tipping. :mad: I did write to WDW about this. Wonder if I’ll hear back.
Yes, that hallways at Kidani is unbelievable. We were down halfway and we felt like it was a long walk.
Did you know there is a van that goes by and forth all day to Jumbo? Several times we jump on the van, went for some CS food and jumped back into the van again. The CS had covers for the plates and little (2 oz?) cups for mustard and stuff and bags to carry it all.