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Old 11-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #2011
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Just Back From Lion King!

Just Back From Lion King Suites! Any questions?

Just an FYI - It was me, my husband and 2 boys (one turned 5 while there and the other is almost 3). My 5 year old has a peanut allergy, and we try not to give our kids artificial flavors, colors or preservatives - sort of a modified Feingold Diet, if you are familiar. This was the first time our kids have been away from home or flew.
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Just got home from FN suites. We loved it!!! It was so nice to have so much space and not be tripping over all of our stuff. My boys shared the murphy bed and my daughter had the living room to herself. Having two bathrooms is so helpful and gave us plenty of counterspace.

Our room was poolside and we could hear the music when they start playing it around 8:00 am. That was a little annoying because a couple days we wanted to let the kids sleep in and go to the parks later. The kids slept with earplugs so they were ok. I should have wore earplugs too. Other than that it was wonderful. We had wonderful service and mousekeeping.

The food court was also amazing. The surf and turf burger was so delicious!! Even when it was busy it wasn't that long of a wait.

Also, there are so many activities at the resort I wished we would of spent a whole day just doing that. We never made it to the movie either, because it was chilly at night while we were there. Bus service was always very efficient too. Of course there were longer wait times after the parks close to go back to the resort, but that is to be expected. If fact, twice they were loading busses two at a time to speed up the process.

If anyone has questions feel free to ask.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #2013
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Mickey ice cream bars?

Very random question...does Landscape of Flavors sell Mickey ice cream bars?
Or anywhere at AoA?
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Just got home from FN suites. We loved it!!! It was so nice to have so much space and not be tripping over all of our stuff. My boys shared the murphy bed and my daughter had the living room to herself. Having two bathrooms is so helpful and gave us plenty of counterspace.

Our room was poolside and we could hear the music when they start playing it around 8:00 am. That was a little annoying because a couple days we wanted to let the kids sleep in and go to the parks later. The kids slept with earplugs so they were ok. I should have wore earplugs too. Other than that it was wonderful. We had wonderful service and mousekeeping.

The food court was also amazing. The surf and turf burger was so delicious!! Even when it was busy it wasn't that long of a wait.

Also, there are so many activities at the resort I wished we would of spent a whole day just doing that. We never made it to the movie either, because it was chilly at night while we were there. Bus service was always very efficient too. Of course there were longer wait times after the parks close to go back to the resort, but that is to be expected. If fact, twice they were loading busses two at a time to speed up the process.

If anyone has questions feel free to ask.
That's wonderful to hear! We're staying there in April. What were the other activities you mention? We're planning one (almost) full day at the resort in the middle of our trip.
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There is an artist that teaches the kids to draw at certain times of the day. Also, starting at 1:00 there were activities by the pool until 6:00 everyday. They will give you a giude when you check in. While we were there it was bingo, trivia, name that tune, name that wdw attration, notable quoatables, Dud, what's in you Beach bag, memory, water basketball, relays, jelly jumpin', parachute games, hula hoop games, scavenger hunts, etc. They were different each day. Everyday they have Arts and Crafts @ 2:00, The Big Blue Pool Party @ 3:00, adn Righteous Dance Party @ 3:00. There was also a movie in the LK courtyard @ 8:00 and the movies are different everynight too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #2016
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There is an artist that teaches the kids to draw at certain times of the day. Also, starting at 1:00 there were activities by the pool until 6:00 everyday. They will give you a giude when you check in. While we were there it was bingo, trivia, name that tune, name that wdw attration, notable quoatables, Dud, what's in you Beach bag, memory, water basketball, relays, jelly jumpin', parachute games, hula hoop games, scavenger hunts, etc. They were different each day. Everyday they have Arts and Crafts @ 2:00, The Big Blue Pool Party @ 3:00, adn Righteous Dance Party @ 3:00. There was also a movie in the LK courtyard @ 8:00 and the movies are different everynight too.
Cool, sounds like some fun things to do on our arrival day. Thanks.
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My parents are taking the enitre family to Disney(20 of us) and we decided to stay at AOA. To keep the cost down for my parents we decided to room with them. We had a pin for free dining so it was cheaper for us to do the suites then LM rooms since those were excluded. It will be 4 adults and 2 small children. My parents will take the room and my husband and I will each sleep with one of the kids. Is this doable you think? We don't plan to be in the room much other then to sleep/change. We have been to Disney before and my kids don't nap or take breaks. Thanks!
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A room question...

We have been to Disney pretty much every year for the past 2 and are thinking about planning a trip in early May. If we are able to swing it (time wise) I would like to stay on property at AOA. We have DD(6), DD(3), and DD(1). I was thinking about putting DD(6) & DD(3) on the murphy bed so they would have easy access to the bathroom and then put the pack 'n play for the baby in the living room.

I know there is a door to the master bedroom, but is there a door or curtain between the dining and living room? And if not, do you think that a tension rod with a fabric shower curtain would fit? The baby does okay as long as she doesn't "see" her sisters when going to sleep...
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mrsmillar, yes, it's doable for your stay in a suite. You will be very surprised at how much space you will have Have a great magical time
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We are all sick right now with colds so Im hoping that we are getting all the sickness out of the way before we go and we will all be real healthy and full of energy for this trip
I hope you get better fast. As a precaution, here's some advice from a nurse. Get your family and yourself flu shots before you go ASAP (if you haven't gotten them yet). You're going to be around thousands of people on your trip and travels and being sick now means that your immune system will be weak for a while after you get over your present sickness. It would be terrible for you all to get sick while away at WDW and miss all of your fun.

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Also, starting at 1:00 there were activities by the pool until 6:00 everyday.
Were people in the pools? Were the pools heated and also, how was the weather while you were there? I'm going right after Thanksgiving and we're really looking forward to swimming. Thanks!
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Thank you! Huge Mater fan in my household. Going to request this in hope I don't have to try to explain to a two year old why we're not in the Mater building!
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There is an artist that teaches the kids to draw at certain times of the day. Also, starting at 1:00 there were activities by the pool until 6:00 everyday. They will give you a giude when you check in. While we were there it was bingo, trivia, name that tune, name that wdw attration, notable quoatables, Dud, what's in you Beach bag, memory, water basketball, relays, jelly jumpin', parachute games, hula hoop games, scavenger hunts, etc. They were different each day. Everyday they have Arts and Crafts @ 2:00, The Big Blue Pool Party @ 3:00, adn Righteous Dance Party @ 3:00. There was also a movie in the LK courtyard @ 8:00 and the movies are different everynight too.
I'm thinking arrival day activities too! Do you think they'll have as much going on in December?
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A room question...

We have been to Disney pretty much every year for the past 2 and are thinking about planning a trip in early May. If we are able to swing it (time wise) I would like to stay on property at AOA. We have DD(6), DD(3), and DD(1). I was thinking about putting DD(6) & DD(3) on the murphy bed so they would have easy access to the bathroom and then put the pack 'n play for the baby in the living room.

I know there is a door to the master bedroom, but is there a door or curtain between the dining and living room? And if not, do you think that a tension rod with a fabric shower curtain would fit? The baby does okay as long as she doesn't "see" her sisters when going to sleep...
There are basically two rooms. The bedroom with a queen and the other room is the living & dining area. Unfortunately, the room is much too wide to be able to use a tension rod.
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The weather was in the 60's-80's while we were there. The pools are heated though. My kids went swimming one night when it was only 65.. There is activity schedule for each month. I believe they always have activities every month.
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My parents are taking the enitre family to Disney(20 of us) and we decided to stay at AOA. To keep the cost down for my parents we decided to room with them. We had a pin for free dining so it was cheaper for us to do the suites then LM rooms since those were excluded. It will be 4 adults and 2 small children. My parents will take the room and my husband and I will each sleep with one of the kids. Is this doable you think? We don't plan to be in the room much other then to sleep/change. We have been to Disney before and my kids don't nap or take breaks. Thanks!
I think you will be fine. I was expecting it to be more cramped, but I think that the rooms are well designed. We were two adults and 2 kids (5 and 3). We had a big, honking double stroller and four sets of standing bed rails and I felt like we had plenty of space. Your bathroom (in the main area) has the tub and also a door between the sinks and the toilet/tub -makes getting ready a little easier.

The only thing is the sleeping situation. The table bed is quite comfortable but not as long as a normal bed. I am 5' 6" and would have been fine sleeping on it. My husband who is 6' 3" not so much. So unless you are both very tall, it shouldn't be an issue.

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