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AKL Kidani 1 BR 5 45.45%
OKW 1 BR 1 9.09%
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Where should we stay?

We are planning a trip in August. Originally it was going to be myself, DH, DD and her friend. Her friend may not be able to join us, in which case we are going to bring my DSS. This changes sleeping arrangements, and we will now not be able to do a 1 BR at BCV as we had planned. Our choices now are AKL 1 BR at Kidani, OKW 1 BR, or SS 2 BR. Of these three, which would you pick and why? We have never stayed at any one of them. We have done AKL Jambo and loved it.
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I'm assuming you're paying cash for this stay, rather than using Disney Vacation Club points? I ask, as if it's the latter, part of your decision may be affected by what's still available.

Personally, we love Animal Kingdom Lodge, although I'm no fan of Kidani. I find it too spread out. However, you said you enjoyed your stay at Jambo, so that gets my vote. I know Saratoga is a two bedroom option, which would give you a lot more space, but despite owning a lot of points at Saratoga, we haven't stayed there in 10 years, as the location and the theming just doesn't do much for us.
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We are staying on points. All of the three options are available.
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I would choose the 2 bedroom for the extra space! No question! I also really like Saratoga Springs. The villas are spacious and very nice. And the feature pools are great too! I guess it depends on how much time you'll be spending in the villa. I've never stayed at AKL so I can't comment on that. But I've been wanting to try it. I hear it's awesome!
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I have not stayed at any of the choices.... but I thought staying at AKL would be much more fun! OKW is so spread out I would be afraid that you might do alot more walking than normally! SSR I don't think it would offer anything fun to look at...you know!

Just my opinion.... I am sure whatever resort you pick it will be Magical!
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Would you consider bringing an Aerobed for one of the kids? We stayed in a 1 bedroom BW villa twice, and our kids took turns on the pullout or air mattress. Plenty of room to put queen sized one b/w the pullout and tv.
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We are somewhat biased as Kidani is our "home" and we absolutely love it there. Plenty of places for animal viewing, even if you don't have a savanna view. Saratoga is very spread out so I would only recommend a stay there if you will have a car. We have never stayed at OKW so I can't comment on that
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Personally space is what I would go for when bringing guests. In the 2 br everyone has a room to retreat to. SSR is a nice resort with 3 feature pools and very easy access to DTD. We have stayed in all 3 resorts and any of them would make for a nice vacation but I would choose SSR for the space.
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We love AKV, really like SSR but thought OKW was ok but certainly didn't love it. So we would pick in that order but I might be tempted to go with the 2 bedroom over the 1 bedroom for the space. I think it depends how much time you spend in the room we spend a fair amount of time there.

We loved the location of SSR becasue we like to do some offsite stuff and we eat offsite occasionally. I also quite like SSr as a resort but have to confess AKV has my heart.
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