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xipetotec
08-01-2007, 10:21 AM
Just got off the phone with Member Services to book those extra 3 days I talked about a couple of months back.

7 month window for Feb 27th-March 1st 2008. I called with the complete expectation to have no AKV availability. The informed me they had room in ALL CLASSES ( I didn't have enough points for a savannah view, but still! ).

So I'm very excited! :number1:

Maleficent's Dad
08-01-2007, 12:02 PM
Congratulations! :thumbsup:

Soooooo, what type of room/view did you get?

Horizon93
08-01-2007, 12:30 PM
In a couple of weeks, I will be booking at the 11 month window. I hope we have the same luck!

xipetotec
08-01-2007, 12:31 PM
Congratulations! :thumbsup:

Soooooo, what type of room/view did you get?

Well we needed two studios and with the points we had left we got two studios with "Standard" view. We could have gotten Value as those are opening Dec 1st. But whatever, I would like to enjoy the view as much as possible :D

Jasper
08-01-2007, 01:06 PM
It's always nice when things work out isn't it!!!

xipetotec
08-01-2007, 04:58 PM
It's always nice when things work out isn't it!!!

It sure is! That's a load off my shoulders! :D

Now planning! 209 days and counting!

MinnieMommie
08-01-2007, 07:23 PM
Way to go! Happy countdown :mickey:

DizneyFreak2002
08-01-2007, 08:00 PM
SSR is my home resort.... So I have to wait another few months to book for AKL if I go the time I want to go.... But congrats to you.... Have fun!!!!!

NewmanFamily6
08-01-2007, 08:12 PM
I can't wait for a chance to be able to stay there! Good for you and I hope you will post a review of the new AKV when you Return:mickey:

xipetotec
08-02-2007, 11:48 AM
I can't wait for a chance to be able to stay there! Good for you and I hope you will post a review of the new AKV when you Return:mickey:

you betcha! It's kind of exciting knowing I'll be among some of the first people to see these!

xwdpuzzler
08-26-2007, 11:26 PM
I had no problems booking AKLV for the 3rd week of March, 2008. I am so excited to be going back to AKL, we went in 12/2005 before we were DVC members and loved it. This time we did get the Savannah View in the Villas. This might be the only time we get to go, when everyone finds out they will be booked solid.

I am so glad the first resort we wanted was not avaliable because I am looking forward to being on the Savannah!!!!

lockedoutlogic
08-27-2007, 10:35 AM
Not to kill anyone's fever over this...

But Animal Kingdom is NOT going to be difficult to get.....it will fall far closer to the SSR and OKW volume than it will WL and BCV.....

Disney has had an incredibly hard time selling Animal Kingdom Lodge since the day it opened. If you follow the resort's history closely....they reduced the price in it's second year....they almost always have had discounts available at AKV over the majority of other Deluxes....and it is a frequent locations for "bumps" (i.e. relocation from other locations due to overselling, maintenance, construction, and complaint issue). I worked in Disney Resort Ops during AKLs first 2 years of operation and monitored its "issues" first hand.

It makes perfect sense that they are builiding a huge DVC portion at AKV....they know that it will get a high percentage of guaranteed use by DVC...

...But I would expect a waitlist the size of my driveway to result.

There are many reasons why the site has not been that popular....check that..."theories"...why this is so.
The most popular ones being "It's so far out" and "Who wants to stay in a zoo?"

I personally...don't think its really either of those....but we all have our own opinions.

If everyone will take a look...the point values at AKV are significantly lower based on the year it's opening as compared to the other resorts....you are getting more for your point value than you have at any locations since Hilton Head and Vero Beach.

The good news for all of us is that AKV is a great location if you give it a try...it may be the best value of any dvc location.

hubbyofadisneyholic
09-05-2007, 09:45 PM
I hope usage stays low at least until next July.
We are hoping to get 2 nites at the concierge level as part of our daughter's HS graduation present when we make our annual trip to WDW next June. :thumbsup: