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Old 03-11-2013, 06:45 PM   #3136
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Does AOA has a outdoor Movies and Extra magic hours? Cars wing is close to the bus stops?
Yes to the outdoor evening movies. They are shown in between the LK buildings on an inflatable screen.

The furthest room at Cars is maybe a 5 minute walk from the main building. Buses are located in front of the main building.

I see so many people worried about the walk to and from, but compared to the walks from any park gate to the bus stops, it is nothing. The walk back at night into the Cars section is incredible and walking through LK to the LM section is peaceful and soothing.

Having stayed twice in LM for 11 days total, I can tell you I am a huge fan.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #3137
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Well, I just jumped ship from POR and switched our reservation over to a Lion King suite for our upcoming May trip!

I originally booked POR because the savings were very significant and I thought it looked very pretty. BUT, I kept having this nagging feeling that we should be at AOA!

My kids (4 of them!) are at prime ages for AOA. We don't get to Disney often, so they will most likely be much older on the next trip and AOA probably won't be as magical to them then. POR will always be there next time.

It makes me laugh when I read reviews of AOA that talk about how it's noisy and filled with a lot of kids. Well, our family is noisy with a lot of kids, so I guess we're the people others are trying to stay away from! We should fit right in at AOA.
Love the bolded part of your post. I have 2 very noisy kids and while my son is going to be 12 on this trip he wanted to stay at AOA. My DD(8) asks me everyday when we are going to check in. My family is looking forward to our trip in August so we too should fit right in.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #3138
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We are looking to book a family suite at aoa. We have 3 boys and can't really decide which Wing we would like the best. In the online reservations it looks like you can pick a specific theme or they also have a category that just says "family suite" does that mean they will randomly assign us one? Might be a fun little experiment! I really just can't decide! They all look so nice!
Yes, if you choose the family suite option, they will assign your suite randomly.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #3139
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Just booked a LM room for 3 nights...Oct. 11 - 14. I'm really excited to stay at this new resort (although even the LM rooms will be over a year old by the time I go)!
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #3140
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We're in the same place. This will be trip number 5 for our older girls (6 and 8), but this is the first they don't know about. We're doing a whole scavenger hunt thing the morning we leave. Can't wait!
I have a surprise trip planned... Not my first surprise trip and my kids have been 10+ times.... But they have no idea about this one!!! 29 days to go,,,,,,,
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #3141
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Thank you!

Thank you for all this information! We will be staying here in Sept. and we can't wait!
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #3142
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We have a bounceback offer in our LM room. Free dining 8/18-9/13/03.
We were hoping for Free Dining for our Aug stay, 16-26. If it is offered as part of the Bounce Back does that mean those will be the dates for the general public when/if they get around to releasing a free dining offer for late summer/early fall.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #3143
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We were hoping for Free Dining for our Aug stay, 16-26. If it is offered as part of the Bounce Back does that mean those will be the dates for the general public when/if they get around to releasing a free dining offer for late summer/early fall.
No, the dates on the BB offers don't always match exactly to public offers for Aug/Sep.

Some years yes the dates are exactly the same, some years no, the start date and end dates are is off (by days) from what people got as BB offers.

Generally it's a decent bet there will be a public free dining offer starting mid-Aug through all/most of September.
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Super stoked about our stay in May. Just me and my 12 year old daughter. This is her birthday present, she turns 13 the day after we come home. We booked a LM room and always have stayed at value resorts at WDW and booked standard rooms. The walk has never been more than 5 minutes at the very most and we almost always get put off in the last or next to last building. With all the walking we do at the parks, what's five minutes to/from your room? As far as noisy kids, that's why i pack earplugs!
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I take that back, we have stayed at Shades of Green for our first ever trip to WDW back in 2004, because my sister was in the military then so we went as one family. But even there, the pool and everywhere around it was so noisy. So, it's not just AOA or other values who have noise issues. If there are kids, there will be noise!
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I have a question although I'm sure it's been asked before and I do apologize for that!

I'm looking at getting a family suite in October. It would be for me, hubby, and 2 daughters as well as my mom, brother, and sister. Would they allow everyone to stay in one suite, since there are 7 of us...but my youngest daughter is 2. So I'm not sure if they count her? I could always either let her sleep with me or bring a pack b play? We would either stay in Lion King or Finding Nemo. Thanks for any help!
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I'm looking at getting a family suite in October. It would be for me, hubby, and 2 daughters as well as my mom, brother, and sister. Would they allow everyone to stay in one suite, since there are 7 of us...but my youngest daughter is 2. So I'm not sure if they count her? I could always either let her sleep with me or bring a pack b play? We would either stay in Lion King or Finding Nemo. Thanks for any help!
In pretty sure I read that children under 3 do not count towards maximum occupancy. They also have portable cribs or pack 'n plays available. Maybe someone else can confirm since I'm not 100% sure.
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I have a question although I'm sure it's been asked before and I do apologize for that!

I'm looking at getting a family suite in October. It would be for me, hubby, and 2 daughters as well as my mom, brother, and sister. Would they allow everyone to stay in one suite, since there are 7 of us...but my youngest daughter is 2. So I'm not sure if they count her? I could always either let her sleep with me or bring a pack b play? We would either stay in Lion King or Finding Nemo. Thanks for any help!
The 2 yr old does not count towards the guest total so you would be fine. You can request a pack n play too. We are staying with 7 in our suite (baby is 14mo) but I am not getting a pack n play since baby will just sleep with me.
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In pretty sure I read that children under 3 do not count towards maximum occupancy. They also have portable cribs or pack 'n plays available. Maybe someone else can confirm since I'm not 100% sure.
Yes. My daughter is 2.5 and she will sleep in one of the beds and if she wakes up at night, I'll sleep with her. Her sisters will also be in the beds in the living area. We have gotten a Pack and Play in the past (when she was 7 months) but now she's too big for it. And she doesn't sleep in a crib at home, she's in a bed.

Kids under 3 do NOT count towards occupancy.
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We have booked the Cars Suite for our upcoming wedding. We usually stay at BWI, but figured we can use the extra room and DS 9 can have his own space. What building, floor, view should I request? Should I call and add our wedding to the reservation?
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