So Where Do We Change for Dinner?

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So Where Do We Change for Dinner?

We're in our first year of AP - we run over for the day, do the parks, and then usually jump over to a resort for dinner before heading home.

This Saturday's trip to AK will be the first time since we entered the season of 'Oh, My God! It's Hot!' We already decided that we're taking clothes with us to change into before we head to Jiko for dinner, but then we realized a flaw in our plans: changing clothes isn't the only problem - we really need to get cleaned up first.

We are thinking we'll head to AKL an hour or so early for our reservations so we can cool down, then pop into the restroom to try and clean up a little and change. Short of renting a room, does anyone have any better ideas?

#firstworldproblems

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Nope, that's exactly how I would do it.

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I believe the AKL has a workout area. If this is the case, then there may be an area for showering/cleaning up/dressing.

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I would do as you have planned OR (some people may frown on this because you aren't technically a guest) wear bathing suits under you clothes, go to the pool, rinse off under one of those shower things they have by the pool, take a mini shampoo and wash hair - (this isn't out of the ordinary because when swimming at hotels I always carry a special shampoo that removes chlorine from my highlighted hair), grab a towel, go to bathroom, and proceed getting ready.

Seems like a hassle, but free shower? Smile

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The DVC model suites have working bathrooms. Wink

Not sure if they have models at AKL though.

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BuffaloBill wrote:
I believe the AKL has a workout area. If this is the case, then there may be an area for showering/cleaning up/dressing.

I hadn't thought of that - wonder if we can workout there without being resort guests... confused

KenJ wrote:
The DVC model suites have working bathrooms. Wink

Not sure if they have models at AKL though.

And if they want to give me the hard sell, they're gonna have to let me try the merchandise... Innocent

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sorry for the premature post - can someone take care of that? Thanks!

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BuffaloBill wrote:
I believe the AKL has a workout area. If this is the case, then there may be an area for showering/cleaning up/dressing.

Soooo......if BB had used one of these workout facilities he would know that you have to be a resort guest to access the facility. biggrin

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I am pretty sure that the pool bathroom has rather large changing stalls in them. There may even be a shower in those stalls. I ran in there one day and noticed how big and nice the bathroom was for a pool bathroom. I even walked back the hall where the stalls where and assumed they were showers. Now that I think about it though, I did not see a shower but I know there were changing stalls. That would still be more room to change than the resort bathroom.

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scrappy wrote:
I am pretty sure that the pool bathroom has rather large changing stalls in them. There may even be a shower in those stalls. I ran in there one day and noticed how big and nice the bathroom was for a pool bathroom. I even walked back the hall where the stalls where and assumed they were showers. Now that I think about it though, I did not see a shower but I know there were changing stalls. That would still be more room to change than the resort bathroom.

Thanks, Scrappy! I remember walking in there last time we stayed over - sees like it was rather large.

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nhshorty wrote:
BuffaloBill wrote:
I believe the AKL has a workout area. If this is the case, then there may be an area for showering/cleaning up/dressing.

Soooo......if BB had used one of these workout facilities he would know that you have to be a resort guest to access the facility. biggrin

True, I did not use the exercise room at the WLV, but I was able to walk in from the pool area and use the men's locker room which did have showers. There was no security barrier that would have prevented me from using the showers.

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Carry a small bag with face/body wipes, travel deodorant, and if needed a spray can of hair shampoo. We used to do this in late June and July and found that once we got there an hour early, sat down and cooled down with a drink, then went in an cleaned up (sometimes switching out our clothes in the bag), we didn't feel so wilted. Works for us anyway. awesome :awesome:

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