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pinkerbell 10-18-2012 09:06 PM

Just back from AoA LM 54 Pics! + 71 more of other areas at AoA and a food pic link
 
Back last week and wanted to post pics for all those who are going to or thinking about staying there...

:goodvibes


http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t...Fall%20DISNEY/

Food pics

http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t...DISNEY%20FOOD/

Newbie123 10-18-2012 09:07 PM

Your pictures are great! What did you think about the resort and the LM section?

momtwoboys 10-18-2012 09:09 PM

oooh off to look at them! I sent you a PM!

pinkerbell 10-18-2012 10:07 PM

I have never posted pics like this before so please let me know if you are all able to see them.
:wizard:
I loved the theming. If anythong looks cheesy in the pics, it is only that they do not do justice to the resoret in real life. The theming actually blends in with the sky at times and you cant tell where the resort ends and the sky begins, It's beautiful. Inside the rooms you are also imursed (SP) into the world of the little mermaid, it's like you are under the sea. There are hidden mickeys, some of which you can see in the pics, that my kids found and they are well done.

I think the walk is a bit much to the food court, I know you walk the parks all day, but to just get a drink, it's a lot. I think the distance between the lion king and the lm is a bit more making it longer. The service in the food court was poor at best but hopefully this will improve.

The nightstand is smaller than the other values and I think the beds are too, but I liked this, more space in the room is better than I bed I only sleep in for a few hours.

I like the fridge but hate loosing the drawers so I also posted pics of the hnagers we use (sweater and shoe) to help organize our things and I bring lots of our own hangers. We go for 12 - 18 days and even with doing laundry still need to bring a lot of clothes and costumes and bathing suits etc .

I ike the safe and the fact you enter your own code and liked the way you just swipe your card in front of the door and it opens. I found the fence around the pools to be a little restrictive and kind of ruins the view.

I like an outside entry so would not be liekly to stay in the suites as the have a common corridor and no acess to outisde from the room. The theming of the suites is very nive, but I think the walkways add another dimension and the flat walls are not as nice as the multi dimensional look the walkways offer.

The curtian that seperates the sink area from the room is also very nice. This is a great feature when getting dressed but you want light in the room.

Overall I think the rooms are very well done. You can walk across the bridge to pop and the walkway goes around the entire resort area of pop and AoA. There were 4 busses to pop while I waited for one to AoA so I jumped on one to pop and got back that way then ate at pop and wlked around to LM from the 50's section (you dont have to take the brigde)

If anyone has any questions, I'll do my best to answer

:goodvibes

luvmyguyz 10-18-2012 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinkerbell (Post 46486362)
I have never posted pics like this before so please let me know if you are all able to see them.
:wizard:
I loved the theming. If anythong looks cheesy in the pics, it is only that they do not do justice to the resoret in real life. The theming actually blends in with the sky at times and you cant tell where the resort ends and the sky begins, It's beautiful. Inside the rooms you are also imursed (SP) into the world of the little mermaid, it's like you are under the sea. There are hidden mickeys, some of which you can see in the pics, that my kids found and they are well done.

I think the walk is a bit much to the food court, I know you walk the parks all day, but to just get a drink, it's a lot. I think the distance between the lion king and the lm is a bit more making it longer. The service in the food court was poor at best but hopefully this will improve.

The nightstand is smaller than the other values and I think the beds are too, but I liked this, more space in the room is better than I bed I only sleep in for a few hours.

I like the fridge but hate loosing the drawers so I also posted pics of the hnagers we use (sweater and shoe) to help organize our things and I bring lots of our own hangers. We go for 12 - 18 days and even with doing laundry still need to bring a lot of clothes and costumes and bathing suits etc .

I ike the safe and the fact you enter your own code and liked the way you just swipe your card in front of the door and it opens. I found the fence around the pools to be a little restrictive and kind of ruins the view.

I like an outside entry so would not be liekly to stay in the suites as the have a common corridor and no acess to outisde from the room. The theming of the suites is very nive, but I think the walkways add another dimension and the flat walls are not as nice as the multi dimensional look the walkways offer.

The curtian that seperates the sink area from the room is also very nice. This is a great feature when getting dressed but you want light in the room.

Overall I think the rooms are very well done. You can walk across the bridge to pop and the walkway goes around the entire resort area of pop and AoA. There were 4 busses to pop while I waited for one to AoA so I jumped on one to pop and got back that way then ate at pop and wlked around to LM from the 50's section (you dont have to take the brigde)

If anyone has any questions, I'll do my best to answer

:goodvibes

Thanks for the review - we'll be there in 3 weeks, and I love hearing first-hand reports!! I'm concerned about the walk from LM to the main building and buses, as we'll have two little ones and a teenager with a walking cast (and possibly wheelchair - we aren't sure yet if we'll rent one at home to bring with us and be able to use at the airport and resort, or if we'll just rent one at the parks for her.)

Great pics!

pinkerbell 10-18-2012 10:30 PM

a few photo's
 
more in the link above

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...Y/IMG_6473.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...Y/IMG_6450.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...Y/IMG_6478.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...Y/IMG_6494.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...Y/IMG_8523.jpg

pinkerbell 10-18-2012 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvmyguyz (Post 46486415)
Thanks for the review - we'll be there in 3 weeks, and I love hearing first-hand reports!! I'm concerned about the walk from LM to the main building and buses, as we'll have two little ones and a teenager with a walking cast (and possibly wheelchair - we aren't sure yet if we'll rent one at home to bring with us and be able to use at the airport and resort, or if we'll just rent one at the parks for her.)

Great pics!

for the first time we had this issue as well, DD 6 had a bad case of mono and was confined to a stroller most of the time. The boards informed me of a stroller as wheelchair pass that let me bring it into the lines and she transferred out once she was about to load. She would get tired and we would leave early, that's when I learned to take the bus to Pop, the waits were just to long and I saw very few AoA busses. DH had the car and it made sence for us to bus it instead of them with the park closing crowds. We have stayed at all values other than AsMusic and this was the longest wlak we've had. It wouldnt have kept me from staying there once, but It will keep me from staying there again. That and the pool fences and a few other things. It is a GREAT resort and I am glad we stayed there. The food court is VERY slow and the servers often didnt know what they were serving, but the food is very good and we had some favorite, the mongolian fish with paneer and basmati rice and the surf and surf sandwhich to name a few. The make your own salads and the chocolate granache mcikey.. and the gellato and and aaaaandddd.. get my point :)
you'll enjoy it as long as you are now what your facing going into it!
:goodvibes

FantasiaMagic 10-18-2012 11:43 PM

Thank you!
 
Thank you very much for the trip review and the amazing pictures! You showed many great details about the resort in your pictures. :)

One question - If you tried all three pool, which one did you like the best? Were they all crowded.

Glad you and your family had a good time at AoA! :goodvibes

Thanks again!!

~FantasiaMagic pixiedust:

pinkerbell 10-19-2012 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FantasiaMagic (Post 46487209)
Thank you very much for the trip review and the amazing pictures! You showed many great details about the resort in your pictures. :)

One question - If you tried all three pool, which one did you like the best? Were they all crowded.

Glad you and your family had a good time at AoA! :goodvibes

Thanks again!!

~FantasiaMagic pixiedust:

Of course we tried all three pools ;)
Nemo pool right outside animation hall was the most crowded but so VERY beautiful, and zero entry at the end next to the splash area (water spalshes up from the ground) and just beyond it outside the fence is the kids playground which in my daughters opionion was lacking, (I will post more pics but my coputer was boggin down last night so I quit) so we walked over to POP for their playground. I don't want to ruin it for anyone but the pool has a very special attribute that is magical!

LM pool just outside our door and very nice

Cars pool!!! Loved it and will post pics- loved the cars area, dd loves Mater. I have many pics to post of this area The pool has road cones that you can sit in for shade and my husband liked this as did I. We wnet there a bit later in the day and were surprised that it wasnt crowded and that cones were still available.

So the Nemo pool was most crowded but NOT to be missed abd you must go IN the pool, has the splach pool and paly area behind it outside the fence. Even though it had the most people at it, It is huge (largest of all resorts I am told) and didnt feel too crowded)

LM Pool and Cars pool more quite and also must see disney things beacuse the theming is just great!

enjoy your trip and I'll try to get those pics up now :)
peace

LM pool

pinkerbell 10-19-2012 07:32 AM

I just added more pics,but it pushed the bulk of the pics of LM to the end. Sorry. new to diong this and I hoped it would *** the new photos to the end of the album :confused3
peace

sammie1884 10-19-2012 08:16 AM

Fab pics!!! Thanks for sharing, I have just over a year to go but am soooo excited!

kimnvbva 10-19-2012 09:19 AM

Wonderful pics! Now I'm even more excited to stay there! We'll be there on November 10th. I'm worried about how far we will be from the food court. The map makes me nervous. Oh we'll, it is what it is! Thanks for the pics! :goodvibes

Lynne M 10-19-2012 09:25 AM

Moving to the Resort Photos board...

KELLY 10-19-2012 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kimnvbva (Post 46489101)
Wonderful pics! Now I'm even more excited to stay there! We'll be there on November 10th. I'm worried about how far we will be from the food court. The map makes me nervous. Oh we'll, it is what it is! Thanks for the pics! :goodvibes

Honestly we stayed at pop in August and I ran the entire pop/AOA area a couple of times and it isn't that bad. Yes it is a bit of a hike but nothing you should worry about. I think AOA and POP are set up so that walking really isn't a issue.

pooh4brains 10-19-2012 10:25 AM

Thanks for posting, OP! This made our day, and was a very timely post! We decided to make the switch to LM today and these pics helped make it real for us.


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