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Old 08-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #436
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Hello fellow AoAer's:
I will be at Art of Animation in 2 days. If you have any questions while I am there and you post them on here I will try my best to answer them. I am staying in a LM room so I won't know any answers about the suites (sorry). So get your questions ready.
I will be staying in November, I am really looking forward to the LM room!!! Let us know when you're there, I already have some q's lined up!
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #437
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Great thread!
I'm having a hard time if I should go with the little mermaid or a suite.
What do you guys think? Why must we have so many choices!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #438
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Joining in here! I am planning a mini-trip with several family members. Just booked AoA for 5 nights in January. We are one person too many for a suite, so we are doing 3 LM rooms. It still worked out cheaper than a suite and an extra room, plus my niece will love LM rooms. She will be 5 at travel time. It will be her second Disney trip but her first on-site and I'm really excited about it!

The pictures of the exterior look so fun. I can't wait just to walk the whole thing and check it out.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #439
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So are they selling the new mugs yet or still the ole blue, black and pink ones at AoA?
Still the old ones as of Friday.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #440
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Getting back to real life after our Monday-Friday stay at AoA. We really loved it! The resort was very nice and we found the CMs to be very helpful. The food court was fine and not as swamped as I had imagined. We were there every day at 8:00-8:30 AM and never had trouble finding a table or waiting in lines. The walk wasn't bad to the farthest Cars building and we never had to wait long for a bus either at the resort or at the parks. Both pools that we visited -Nemo and Cars- were very nice. The Nemo pool was a bit crowded during the evening movie times.

The Radiator Springs atmosphere and the Cars suite were great. Very cool if you are a fan of the films. We were thrilled by the spacious suite and all beds were reported to be comfortable. It was great having the two bathrooms and separate sleeping areas.

Having stayed at the Contemporary for three recent visits, we were happy with the accommodations at AoA, especially considering the value. I don't think you'll be disappointed staying at AoA. We enjoyed it very much!
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #441
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Is there a cruise shuttle from AOA to Port Canaveral? If so, what time do they depart AOA, and expected arrival at Port Canaveral?
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:44 AM   #442
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We took DCL cruise shuttle to Port Canaveral last week. Shuttle picked us up at 12:45 and we did not get on the ship until 2:15.. which was a bit late for my taste, but the whole process was easy. Have to book DCL cruise transport ahead of time, and is $35 per person. Have FUN!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #443
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I got a purple mug because... I was at All Star Movies yesterday and the signage read ... Select the number of days you want your souvenir cup activated and enjoy refills of fountain drinks, coffee, and tea at any resort self-service beverage station. 8.99 - 1 day/11.99 -2 days/ 14.99 -3 days/17.99-length of stay. Day consists of one calendar day. Additional days are consecutive. So I bought one since it stated they could be used at all resorts. The mugs here at AoA are still pink, blue, and black and they aren't using the rfid system yet.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #444
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I will be staying in November, I am really looking forward to the LM room!!! Let us know when you're there, I already have some q's lined up!
I'll keep checking for questions you may post. We are in a Little Mermaid room in building 8 ARIEL on the map. We have a sign on our fridge saying not to plug it in due to safety issue so we don,t have a fridge. However, due to you lovely people on this board I knew this in advance and bought two disposable coolers to use. So thanks for everyone who posted about the fridges in the past.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:39 AM   #445
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I know you didn't aske me, but I can help with the DVC question. DVC resorts offer a larger amount of small grocery items at their resorts than non DVC resorts. You can get things like microwavable meals for B/L/D. Stuff like frozen pizza, frozen meals in a bag. Also things like bagels, english muffins, Entemans donuts, cookies & muffins, cereals, soups, Lunchables, eggs, milk, juices, wine, chips/dip, bread, pancake mix, syrup, mac n cheese, icecream.

The items are a little more expensive than going to a grocery store, but it sure is more convienent to grab what you need there if you are staying at the resort.

And I think by "town car" the person meant just that. A town car. (yes an actual Lincoln Town Car) You can hire a town car like you can hire a limo to pick you up from the airport and drive you to your resort. They will usually do a free grocery store stop for you.

Or you can take a taxi, which will not do a "free" stop at the store. They'll take you there, but you'll still be on the meter.

Or you can just stick with your free ride on DME, and order your groceries from Garden Grocer or We Go Shop.
Thanks. I think going to a DVC resort is a good option. Now I just need to figure out the closest one to AOA!
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #446
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I'll keep checking for questions you may post. We are in a Little Mermaid room in building 8 ARIEL on the map. We have a sign on our fridge saying not to plug it in due to safety issue so we don,t have a fridge. However, due to you lovely people on this board I knew this in advance and bought two disposable coolers to use. So thanks for everyone who posted about the fridges in the past.
How is building 8 Ariel? We will be staying in the LM section next year. Although we don't know about asking for a specific section, if someone on here says that one section is really awesome. We just might have to request it. lol
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #447
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Hello fellow AoAer's:
I will be at Art of Animation in 2 days. If you have any questions while I am there and you post them on here I will try my best to answer them. I am staying in a LM room so I won't know any answers about the suites (sorry). So get your questions ready.
The million dollar question: how's the walk??
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:56 PM   #448
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requests?

I know this has been asked before, but I looked back through and didn't see it in the past few pages....what is the best way to make room requests for AoA?

Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #449
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The million dollar question: how's the walk??
I also want to know this since building 8 is the so far away from the main building. Also, how's the weather? I'll be there in 2 weeks!
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #450
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Thanks. I think going to a DVC resort is a good option. Now I just need to figure out the closest one to AOA!
I might consider which is the most convenient on a certain day... If at DTD, go to Saratoga or Key West, because it's only a boat ride. At Epcot? Go over to the store on the boardwalk. Remember that resort to resort is impossible to do - you have to travel via a park.
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