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    We are booked. My SIL took it upon herself to get a plan together and I am glad for it. So here is what it looks like. DW, DD, one of her girlfrieds, and I are heading to WDW January 4, staying through Jan 8, 2012. We will be meeting my bro, his lovely wife and their two boys (ages 13 and 7). We are staying at....ta da
    Animal Kingdom! When we started our plans we were looking at the mods but got a pretty good deal on the AK. We have either a pool view or a flamingo pond view :tongue: . Is that a good thing? I mean do we want to pay extra to see flamingos?

    We are getting park hoppers for 4 days and heading to Universal for the Harry Potter thing. DD is celebrating her 21st. Got to love a kid that wants to go to Disney for a major event, right Becca?

    Anyhow I am stoked. Guess we need to put together an itinerary.

    Any thoughts? Haven't been to WDW for about 4 years, after the passing on of my Dad.

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    Well, first off, I think I would have picked Animal Kingdom Lodge, I can't imagine that AK would be too comfortable. LOL

    In all seriousness I can't answer your Flamingo question. I didn't even realize there was a Flamingo Pond View. If you've never done so I would try to book a dinner at JIKO.





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    AKL is my favorite resort so far!

    I love the theming, the feel of the place, the African music, all the colors and the animal views!!

    yipee!!!!!

    Pool view, I guess its a building that on one side faces the pool and on the other faces the kids playground/flamingo pond area? right above the food court





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    Touche John!! Although the gorilla pen looks comfy.

    Never tried Jiko, but have eaten at Boma and really liked it. My DD is now a vegetarian, as well as her friend tagging along. As I recall there was a big veggie menu.

    It is starting to dawn on me that we are really going...have to get a timer up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mari, post: 265377
    AKL is my favorite resort so far!

    I love the theming, the feel of the place, the African music, all the colors and the animal views!!

    yipee!!!!!

    Pool view, I guess its a building that on one side faces the pool and on the other faces the kids playground/flamingo pond area? right above the food court
    Sounds nice eh? Hope flamingos are quiet!!:tongue: Actually for the sake of the flamingos, hope my nephews are quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 265374
    DD is celebrating her 21st. Got to love a kid that wants to go to Disney for a major event, right Becca?
    Could not POSSIBLY agree more, friend.

    Sounds like a LOVELY trip so far...and I think you'll be happy with AKL (as opposed to the gorilla enclosure ;-) )

    Do let them know as you make your dining plans (whether online or on the phone) that your DD (and her friend?) is a veggie...and then remind them when you check in for your reservation. It can only serve to help things go more smoothly, IMO.

    Take some time to enjoy your resort...it truly is amazing. Encourage the two boys to try the Kim Possible game in EPCOT, but don't let them have ALL the fun, it really IS entertaining for adults as well...and a great way to see things in the countries that you might otherwise miss. (Plus, you can stop for a drink any time you want!)

    Can't wait to hear more!




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    Excellent news Dan you will have an amazing time









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    Quote Originally Posted by Beccaberry, post: 265384
    Could not POSSIBLY agree more, friend.

    Sounds like a LOVELY trip so far...and I think you'll be happy with AKL (as opposed to the gorilla enclosure ;-) )

    Do let them know as you make your dining plans (whether online or on the phone) that your DD (and her friend?) is a veggie...and then remind them when you check in for your reservation. It can only serve to help things go more smoothly, IMO.

    Take some time to enjoy your resort...it truly is amazing. Encourage the two boys to try the Kim Possible game in EPCOT, but don't let them have ALL the fun, it really IS entertaining for adults as well...and a great way to see things in the countries that you might otherwise miss. (Plus, you can stop for a drink any time you want!)

    Can't wait to hear more!
    Excellent idea! I will let them know. Never been to the Kim Possible thing....might have to shoo my DD away from that...she used to watch that all the time!

    I have always strived to embarrass my DD by volunteering for EVERY show/game there. She is a hard one to embarrass. Maybe she will try to do the same to me:tongue:

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    Thanks Wendy,

    The place looks fantastic. We sort of made a walking tour of it on our last trip. We had dinner at Boma and got a chance to stroll around the place...looks cool.

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    fab news, its always great to celebrate at disney the one we go on next easter is to celebrat dh 40th birthday, even though its actually his birthday today!! its still great to have it to look forward too




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