Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 08-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #481
Desnik
I actually love packing and planning
I'm glad DH and I were friends first then a couple
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 8,338

Here now sitting by the Cars pool. We've been here since Thurs night. We leave tomorrow for a week at BLT so I figured I'd post my thoughts on AoA now. I'm here with DH & our DS10 & DD15.

This is our 2nd time here. Last visit was 2 nights during Xmas week in a LM room & we loved it. We added 3 nights to this trip just so we can come back to AoA & enjoy it fully since during our last trip it was too cold to swim.

Check in was only about a 5 min wait. We arrived around 8:45pm. I didn't request anything & we are in King Triton section of LM top floor parking lot view. The view doesn't matter much to me & the stairs & elevator are close by. We had a fridge with the note staying not to plug it in. I need a fridge so I called & requested one & in 40 mins it was delivered to our room.

Our room was clean except for soda splattered on the wall next to the table & chairs. The towels are as thin as the toilet paper & it's become a running joke with us. Things that didn't bother us last time, or we just didn't notice, really bother my family this time. The toilet paper, the towels, the pillows, sheets & the mattresses. DH & I have never been more uncomfortable. I swear it wasn't like this last time! The beds are just so uncomfortable & it has nothing to do with the size. They are just cheap, bad mattresses lol. DH told me, never again. Even my kids are uncomfortable & they sleep on anything lol. The room decor is really cute @ as a fan if LM, it's so nice!!

Now the resort itself is really great. The theming can't be beat. The pools are fantastic & have the best lifeguards I have ever seen! Even witnessed one save a kid! We don't find the walk around the resort to be bad & easily get from one section to another. We've gone to all the pools & Cars pool is our favorite! I'm in a cozy cone right now & it's really cool! Thank goodness we brought our beach towels. I can't imagine using the room towels at the pool. There are a lot of people but we've had plenty of room to swim around.

We haven't used the buses because on this portion of our trip we are just relaxing at the resort. We've enjoyed the activities at the Nemo pool & plan on watching a movie there tonight.

The food court is as good as we remembered. Something for everyone. The food has been really good & fresh. Lines aren't too bad & yes during peak times it gets loud but you can always find a nice quiet spot to eat at.

Overall, the resort is great but the LM rooms are just not for us. We are DVC'ers so it's highly unlikely we'd come back here & stay in a suite.
I actually can't wait to get to BLT to spread out in a 1 bedroom & sleep in a comfy bed. At least I hope it's comfy, lol it's our 1st time at BLT!

I would still recommend this place to families, especially those who aren't picky about their rooms or aren't in their rooms often. But for our family, it's not a good fit. But we still had fun! It wasn't all bad! I don't want to sound too negative!!
__________________
Desnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #482
Luvchefmic
DIS Veteran
 
Luvchefmic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 30 minutes from Chef Mickey FL
Posts: 11,843

not something I want to hear ! I rarely stay on property and will be in LM room very soon No offense I hope you had bad beds in your room only

I stayed at POP last month ( another rare thing ) and slept like a log bed was very comfortable I always bring my own large bath towel so that's not an issue

Any indication of when refrigerators are back in the standard rooms did any of the CMs know for sure ? No hassle asking for one ? Thanks
__________________

A Story of Hope & The Power of Dis<---small update MON 09/08
Luvchefmic is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-17-2013, 02:50 PM   #483
Desnik
I actually love packing and planning
I'm glad DH and I were friends first then a couple
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 8,338

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luvchefmic View Post
not something I want to hear ! I rarely stay on property and will be in LM room very soon No offense I hope you had bad beds in your room only

I stayed at POP last month ( another rare thing ) and slept like a log bed was very comfortable I always bring my own large bath towel so that's not an issue

Any indication of when refrigerators are back in the standard rooms did any of the CMs know for sure ? No hassle asking for one ? Thanks
No offense taken! lol I hope it was just our room with the bad beds too!

They did not mention when new fridges would be installed.

They didn't just offer a fridge to me when i called the front desk. I had to say I needed the fridge for medical reasons. (Which is the truth) I don't know how they handle it if it wasn't for medical reasons.
__________________
Desnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #484
Luvchefmic
DIS Veteran
 
Luvchefmic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 30 minutes from Chef Mickey FL
Posts: 11,843

Quote:
Originally Posted by Desnik View Post
No offense taken! lol I hope it was just our room with the bad beds too!

They did not mention when new fridges would be installed.

They didn't just offer a fridge to me when i called the front desk. I had to say I needed the fridge for medical reasons. (Which is the truth) I don't know how they handle it if it wasn't for medical reasons.
Well I am glad you posted , here's hoping your beds at BLT are much better..maybe I should ask your room # so if I get it I can say " Oh no I heard about THOSE beds "

Otherwise I am very pleased to hear everything else you are reporting about AoA


I was just curious about the refrig I don't need one, won't be asking for one,
and glad for a medical reason they are available

Thanks
__________________

A Story of Hope & The Power of Dis<---small update MON 09/08
Luvchefmic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #485
G719
Mouseketeer
 
G719's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wild, Wonderful WV
Posts: 338

Does anyone know, if I add my sister to my room reservation does she have to have the same magic your way package as us or can she get her tickets from AAA? We are not doing the dining plan. I know with that, everyone has to be the same. I know it's $15 for the extra adult per night and I want to add her ahead of time so she can do the magical express.
Thanks!
__________________
G719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #486
carnival kid
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 181

Just booked a Nemo Suite for 5 nights as part of our first WDW trip in June 2014!!! (also doing DCL and Poly).

What sort of room views can be found in the nemo buildings?? Obviously pool view anything else??
__________________



2008-Disneyland

2011 -Disneyland

2014-Disney World - Disney Cruise - Disneyland
carnival kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 05:45 AM   #487
km3jones
Earning My Ears
 
km3jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 71

Quote:
Originally Posted by carnival kid View Post
Just booked a Nemo Suite for 5 nights as part of our first WDW trip in June 2014!!! (also doing DCL and Poly).

What sort of room views can be found in the nemo buildings?? Obviously pool view anything else??
Our room here now is in building 4 and our view is of the lake and we can see Pop across the way.
km3jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 07:36 AM   #488
annamorgan
Earning My Ears
 
annamorgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 21

Does anybody know whether the mugs have switched to RFID yet??
annamorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #489
Desnik
I actually love packing and planning
I'm glad DH and I were friends first then a couple
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 8,338

Quote:
Originally Posted by annamorgan View Post
Does anybody know whether the mugs have switched to RFID yet??
No they have not
__________________
Desnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #490
Desnik
I actually love packing and planning
I'm glad DH and I were friends first then a couple
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 8,338

We are getting ready to check out. We are all dying to leave after another sleepless night.

We had a lot of fun at the arcade last night! It's really big & has a lot of great games to play for the whole family! I love that your "tickets" get loaded onto your card! Also you can use it at any resort arcade.

I'm in the good court having breakfast & it is very busy. Seems like even more people are here than earlier in the week!

I have to add that every CM we've encountered at this resort has been friendly. No one ever walked by without saying hello & how are you.

I've learned a very valuable lesson. We are not value resort people lol. For one night? Maybe. But not longer. Either way DH already told me, deluxe or nothing lol ;-). Off to Bay Lake Tower we go!

Thank you all for posting such valuable info about AoA! It helped a lot when I was planning!!
__________________
Desnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #491
KeriWDE
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NE Alabama
Posts: 77

Shared Buses?

We are beginning our planning for a trip in late February 2014 and are considering AoA. We have always stayed at POP and been very happy. One of the main advantages to us for choosing POP is the dedicated bus service.

I've seen somewhere that the AoA does not share buses with any other resorts. Is that so? (I ask because one of the commenters here said they missed the DHS bus at AoA but were able to take the bus to POP and go to DHS from there. This sounds like sharing buses to me, but I'm not sure.)

TIA!
KeriWDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:37 AM   #492
dansdad
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 1,209 miles from CBR.
Posts: 6,237

Quote:
Originally Posted by G719 View Post
Does anyone know, if I add my sister to my room reservation does she have to have the same magic your way package as us or can she get her tickets from AAA? We are not doing the dining plan. I know with that, everyone has to be the same. I know it's $15 for the extra adult per night and I want to add her ahead of time so she can do the magical express.
Thanks!
If you add her before you check in, she has to have the same MYW package as you do.

If you add her after you check in, she does not have to have the same MYW package as you do. Not sure if she is arriving at the same time you are or not. If you add her after you check in, you can call Magical Express right away and schedule her on it.
__________________
ME DW DS12
dansdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #493
Cynth
Mouseketeer
 
Cynth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 109

Quote:
Originally Posted by KeriWDE View Post
We are beginning our planning for a trip in late February 2014 and are considering AoA. We have always stayed at POP and been very happy. One of the main advantages to us for choosing POP is the dedicated bus service.

I've seen somewhere that the AoA does not share buses with any other resorts. Is that so? (I ask because one of the commenters here said they missed the DHS bus at AoA but were able to take the bus to POP and go to DHS from there. This sounds like sharing buses to me, but I'm not sure.)

TIA!
I don't think that AoA shares a bus, because this was a reason I choose AoA. I did my research several months ago, so maybe somebody can confirm that it hasn't changed.

AoA is in walking distance to POP. I assume the poster meant that they used the POP bus and then walked over to AoA instead of waiting for the next AoA bus.
__________________




Book challenge : 6 of 30
Cynth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:40 AM   #494
dansdad
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 1,209 miles from CBR.
Posts: 6,237

Quote:
Originally Posted by KeriWDE View Post
I've seen somewhere that the AoA does not share buses with any other resorts. Is that so? (I ask because one of the commenters here said they missed the DHS bus at AoA but were able to take the bus to POP and go to DHS from there. This sounds like sharing buses to me, but I'm not sure.)

TIA!
I have not heard of AoA sharing buses with Pop or any other resort. The commenter may have meant to say they walked over to Pop from AoA and then took the bus to DHS.
__________________
ME DW DS12
dansdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #495
mom2cgj
Mouseketeer
 
mom2cgj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 406

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cynth View Post
AoA is in walking distance to POP. I assume the poster meant that they used the POP bus and then walked over to AoA instead of waiting for the next AoA bus.
We did this a couple of times. If you have just missed an AoA bus, but a POP one is there or comes right away, you can save some time by taking the POP bus and walking. It's kind of neat to walk across the bridge to AoA!
__________________


AoA Cars - Jan. 2015 - Pre Trip Report:There's No Such Thing As Too Much Planning!

AoA Lion King - Jan. 2013 5 Newbies Visit the World!!
mom2cgj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: