We have stayed at AKL. On the upside the lobby was very, very pretty. The animals were cool to view. Their food courts food was better than POR (and I like theirs) Boma is excellent, staying there or not. Buses were the most reliable and plentiful of any resort we have stayed at. The balcony we had overlooked the pool which was entertaining in the morning over coffee. On the flip side, I found the standard rooms to be about the same size as POR where we frequently stay. The resort is more condensed than POR. Counter service food was more pricey and the gift shop seemed far more congested than POR. The commute though to the parks aside from AK is long, and DTD a bit of a haul. If you are on a bus that also makes stops at Blizzard or TL it is a bit tiresome.
We enjoyed the pool everyday as it was a blistering July. Yet I have yet to understand the hype over it. It is large and has a very nice slide but beyond that I am missing what excites everyone about this particular pool I guess.
Y&BC I get. It is a very nice hotel and if you choose to stay there I'm sure you will enjoy it. POR is still my favorite, even though it is only a moderate.
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.