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Old 03-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #3151
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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?
I like the building 1 location for either Pop Century or Art of Animation, so I would request building 1 if I were staying in the Cars section.

I also like a ground floor so I don't need to spend time waiting for elevators, but that's my preference.

Yes, add your wedding celebration to your reservation, as you might get some nice little treats like buttons, a call from Mickey to your room, etc.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #3152
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Does the Art of Animation have elevators?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #3153
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Does the Art of Animation have elevators?
Yes, there are elevators in each buildling.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #3154
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Does the Art of Animation have elevators?
Yep in the middle of each section.

I was right by a stairwell so just hoofed it the 3 flights. Going to the middle then back the same way on the ground to get where I was going was annoying. But I only did it two days. If you are worried about walking I'd request by the elevators. If you can do stairs you can be closer to the main building.

The elevator is close to the pool as well.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #3155
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Check in?

I wanted to start off by saying..Love all the info on here!! Thank you! I do have a question though. I see on here that it might be possible to check in early or that you can atleast get your tickets for the parks and go to the room later that day. But my question is, will the AOA hold our luggage for us? If so, will they also have a place to put some cold food for us? We have a 3 and 5 year old and they drink a lot of milk and I was think of bringing a gallon with us to keep in the room. Also yogurt, cheese sticks...

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:25 AM   #3156
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Yes, AoA has a refrigerated section and a regular luggage storage as well. It can be found just to the right of the ME drop-off. If no one is there, just knock on the the big door behind the counter and they will come out. They will be happy to hold your items for you. They are even happier to receive tips for their service, but of course, it isn't required.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #3157
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Yes, AoA has a refrigerated section and a regular luggage storage as well. It can be found just to the right of the ME drop-off. If no one is there, just knock on the the big door behind the counter and they will come out. They will be happy to hold your items for you. They are even happier to receive tips for their service, but of course, it isn't required.
You are awsome! Thank you so much for your information! I plan on making Mousekeeper tip envelopes so I will make a couple extra ones for other staff too. Thanks again!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #3158
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You are awsom! Thank you so much for you information! I plan on making Mousekeeped tip envelopes so I will make a couple extra ones for other staff too. Thanks again!
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There are some CM (cast members) that are not permitted to accept gratuities. Front desk, bus drivers (with exception of ME), and QS dining come to mind. Hope you have a fabulous trip! I have found Disboards to be the most reliable source of trip planning info. If I (or anyone else) post erroneous info, it is soon corrected by another more informed traveler.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #3159
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decissions. grrrr....

So we are torn between a family suite at AOA or a room at POR. The deciding factor is the beds. So are the beds at AOA comparible to POR? I am not concerned about the doubles. Kids can handle that. I am concerned about me. If this momma don't sleep, I gets a little crabby.

ETA: I am talking firmness/softness.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #3160
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It's our first trip to WDW and we'll be there in 15 days! We're spending 7 days at AOA (LM rooms) and 7 days at POP! So excited! Two things are concerning me a little about AOA.
The first is the walk to the LM rooms. I've heard that they can be a good 10-15 minute walk away from the main building which will be exhausting after a long day at the parks. Is the walk as bad as people are making out?
The second is the requests. We've requested a king-bed and a room in building 7 (in that order). I have a feeling that neither of our requests will be granted since the LM rooms are fully booked which is understandable with it being spring break and its the newest resort. I know that these requests aren't always granted but Disney will do their best. Will the chances of my requests being met be reduced significantly with the hotel being full?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #3161
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We are going on our second Disney vacation for Christmas!! Just booked a LM room for 7 nights (Dec 21 - 28) and we are so excited! We stayed at CR in 2011 and loved it but wanted to try something different this time. My DD will be 6 and she is super excited to be in a LM room Now to read all 211 pages of this thread !
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #3162
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I think I have finally decided on AoA for our upcoming fall trip!!

It was my initial instinct that AoA was right for us but I still had to toy with other resorts until I came full circle back to AoA.
In the past we usually stay at the FS at ASMu so a new resort will be great to mix it up. Even if it is a bit more $.
I also toyed with the idea of trying to fit us into a Mod room (in case the prediction that FD only comes to the mods and deluxes is true). But in the end our family just does better with more rooms to spread out.
I have no preference which theme we stay in. I may leave that a surprise for us. I would ask the kids opinion but I don't want to tell them about the trip until later and they would probably all have a different opinion anyway. I guess I could ask DH. He usually doesn't get an opinion on these things.
Now I just need the airfare for Nov. to become available and then I can start booking things!
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:38 PM   #3163
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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!
Are you aware that there are only 3 beds in the suite? You'll have 5 adults. You and DH are obviously good with sharing a bed with each other (you do have two kids after all LOL) but how about the other 3 adults? Will two of them be ok sharing a bed with each other? Will the other one be ok with sharing with your older DD?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:32 PM   #3164
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I can't wait for Sept 2014 to come and stay in the Cars wing at the AOA! It's Cars wing is a family suite? What time is Check-in and check out? What is a family suite at AOA?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:39 PM   #3165
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We will be staying in the Finding Nemo section for our upcoming trip. Does anyone know if there is a noise problem being close to the pool? Thanks.
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