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Old 05-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Art of Animation bus system

If anyone is currently at Art of Animation: can you tell me if you are sharing a theme park bus with Pop Century, or do you have your own dedicated Art of Animation bus?
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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Although many originally thought that AoA would share busses with Pop, it appears that it will have its own dedicated bus route.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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THE WALL IS DOWN!!!!After nine years!!!!

It came down very early this AM.The merch shop and Food Court opened at 6:00 AM,but the line for the Limited Edition AoA Pins began forming about 4:30 AM!

I spent all morning touring AoA and WOW-it is amazing!!!!

Besides all of the obvious "big" things(The Big Blue,etc.),I was struck by all the "litttle" things AoA has that the All-Star Resort and Pop Century-The Classic Years does not have.

Some of the things I noticed were:

Landscapes of Flavors has real plates and silverware!

There is a small "internet cafe" with two stations where Guests can purchase time on the internet and a third desk where Guests can check-in for their departing flight and print boarding passes.

There is also a huge "flight monitor" with real-time flight status for all flights from OIA.

The Pool Bar(The Drop Off) is huge AND has a refillable mug station!

The Resort airline check-in station is a dedicated room inside the main building on the "back side" with its own entrance/exit.

The bathrooms have automated towel dispensers.

The bus stops are "covered"

There will be an Animator in the Lobby 5 days a week doing drwaings on a "monitor" for Guests to watch.

Those are just some things I am remembering right now.

Also,EVERYONE at AoA is saying that Pop Century and AoA will not share buses anytime,anywhere,anyway.The AoA buses do drive around Hourglass Lake and exit through Pop Century.

The only Pool that is "gated" is The Big Blue.The other 5 Pools of POP/AoA appear that they will only be on the "honor system".

Guests ARE being allowed to use their Mugs at either Food Court at this time.I was told that eventually all Resorts will be using the All-Star Sports system and then Guests will,of course,have to buy one at each Food Court if they want to access the beverage islands at each Resort with unlimited refills.

The Cast was awesome Today-you could not walk 2 feet without someone saying Hello or Welcome.

Finally,the coolest thing was that instead of saying "Have a Magical Day",they were saying "Have a COLORFUL day"!

I copied this form WEDWDW they posted this in the wall came down thread earlier today. I hope he or she don't mind.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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Someone posted on the AoA thread that the bus stop at DHS is number 13.
http://twitpic.com/photos/Exprcoofto Here is his photo link.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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@Kelly..thanks for all of the great details, much appreciated.

@DisneyRunner.. thanks for sharing the link
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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Question: Connecting Suites?

Can anyone tell me if the Finding Nemo suites have the option of connecting to another suite? Or, are they each stand alone? Thanks for any info!
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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@Kelly..thanks for all of the great details, much appreciated.

@DisneyRunner.. thanks for sharing the link
Thank but I only copied what WEDWDW wrote earlier.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #9
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Thanks!! I did the CM preview last week and was blown away!! That's interesting about the mugs because I was at Sports with a friend checking in and brought my mug. As soon as I entered the food court area, I realized about the different mugs and then noticed they were the same 3 standard colors as the other resorts and was able to use the mug refill station at Sports. It will be interesting to see what comes of it!!!
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Just to verify the bus thing. We exited Epcot after Illuminations last Saturday night and headed for the normal stop #12 that has always been Pop Century's bus. We were walking down there and then I saw it is now All Star Music. We had no freaking clue where we were going but asked a very friendly Cast Member. He directed us to the new Pop Century spot (actually a bit better) and said they had to redo things for the new Art of Animation bus stop. So no, Art of Animation and Pop Century are NOT sharing buses.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:25 PM   #11
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disnut8 Just to verify the bus thing. We exited Epcot after Illuminations last Saturday night and headed for the normal stop #12 that has always been Pop Century's bus. We were walking down there and then I saw it is now All Star Music. We had no freaking clue where we were going but asked a very friendly Cast Member. He directed us to the new Pop Century spot (actually a bit better) and said they had to redo things for the new Art of Animation bus stop. So no, Art of Animation and Pop Century are NOT sharing buses.
Yesterday 10:45 PM
We did that too last week, started down the old route for POP bus at EPCOT only to realize it moved. It looked as if AOA is probably the one before POP at all the parks, but definitly different stops.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #12
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We did that too last week, started down the old route for POP bus at EPCOT only to realize it moved. It looked as if AOA is probably the one before POP at all the parks, but definitly different stops.
We had a big laugh as the Cast Member who directed us to the correct stop said "well, at least I know you are regulars!" since we didn't even look at the sign for which stop to use.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #13
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We are first timers at Disney, and I had a lot of questions about the buses. I am glad AoA is not sharing a bus with another resort. .
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #14
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Can anyone tell me if the Finding Nemo suites have the option of connecting to another suite? Or, are they each stand alone? Thanks for any info!
All the suites are stand-alone. No connecting doors.
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