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Old 06-30-2013, 08:27 AM   #841
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Wow! I'm with the guy wanting his coffee in the morning. The suites are a tad expensive to me. They should at least supply a coffee maker!
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #842
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Yep! Our family was going back and forth on whether we were going to stay at AoA or Pop--it really didn't matter to us. We finally decided on giving AoA a try and, of course, it was booked up. And, like many of us know, nothing makes you care about something you didn't care about before than not being able to get the thing that you picked.

Anyway, I checked online probably about three times a day after we booked at pop for an opening in LM. It was about five days of doing this before I found an opening. Very lucky. This was probably 2-3 months ago for an August trip.

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We also got a cancellation last December. You just have to be persistent and check online for availability every day. We had a week booked and were looking to add a few days at the beginning. We booked the Pop as a fallback and would have changed resorts if needed, but it was really nice to just check in and stay for 10 straight nights. It was an awesome feeling when that last night finally showed up for us.
Thank you I'll keep trying!
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #843
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room requests?

I know this has been talked about on previous threads, but I can't seem to piece together a great answer! we're staying in the LM section in October; we have 3 rooms with 2 sets of grandparents in 2 rooms, and myself, husband, and 2 kids (ages 5 and 2) in another room. What would be our best bet as far as a room request? Specific building? top floor vs bottom floor? Anything else I should add?

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #844
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Wow! I'm with the guy wanting his coffee in the morning. The suites are a tad expensive to me. They should at least supply a coffee maker!
The suites do have a coffee maker. It's the same Cuisinart one featured at other resorts. I've seen the same coffee maker at POR and Contemporary. Our housekeeping staff was very generous in giving us extra pods, even though there's only so much coffee my husband can drink & I don't drink coffee! But if you love your coffee, there is a coffee maker in the suites.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #845
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Are there shampoo/conditioner and body soap in the Suite's bathrooms? I assume bars of soaps for handwashing just wondering what else...hopefully the O2 brand.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #846
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Anyone not like the automated bathroom fan, the fan comes on via motion detection in the bathroom?

It kept freakening me out at night! and disturbing everyone.

We needed some "Magic" to get it to stop!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #847
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We just booked a room at the Lion King suites for August 9-17! Very last minute, but I am so excited. The Lion King may be my all-time favorite movie. The buildings all seem pretty close to everything, but are there any building/room requests to make?
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #848
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We just booked a room at the Lion King suites for August 9-17! Very last minute, but I am so excited. The Lion King may be my all-time favorite movie. The buildings all seem pretty close to everything, but are there any building/room requests to make?
How exciting we stayed in Lion King last year we requested a upper floor courtyard view. Something else to think about the back side of building number 6 would allow for a lake view from some rooms.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #849
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Anyone not like the automated bathroom fan, the fan comes on via motion detection in the bathroom?

It kept freakening me out at night! and disturbing everyone.

We needed some "Magic" to get it to stop!
I second that!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:52 AM   #850
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We are headed to AoA in August for two nights prior to our cruise. We are spending the day at AK, then would like to spend some time swimming at BBP. Walking is hard for me, so a room close to buses would be nice. Right now we have a Lion King suite booked. What should I request as far as building? Would you recommend switching to Nemo or Cars instead? We are DVC and have never stayed at a value resort, but I thought my kids would appreciate the theme of AoA.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #851
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Can anyone give me some info about the drawing lesson at the resort? My dd12 really wants to do this. Is it similar to the one at Hollywood Studios?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #852
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We are headed to AoA in August for two nights prior to our cruise. We are spending the day at AK, then would like to spend some time swimming at BBP. Walking is hard for me, so a room close to buses would be nice. Right now we have a Lion King suite booked. What should I request as far as building? Would you recommend switching to Nemo or Cars instead? We are DVC and have never stayed at a value resort, but I thought my kids would appreciate the theme of AoA.
I would go with a Nemo room. There is not a room in those buildings that is too far from anything. You can request a ground floor or, if you prefer higher floors, you can request near the elevator. The elevator are in the center of the buildings.

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:32 PM   #853
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We are headed to AoA in August for two nights prior to our cruise. We are spending the day at AK, then would like to spend some time swimming at BBP. Walking is hard for me, so a room close to buses would be nice. Right now we have a Lion King suite booked. What should I request as far as building? Would you recommend switching to Nemo or Cars instead? We are DVC and have never stayed at a value resort, but I thought my kids would appreciate the theme of AoA.
We just got back from a week in a Lion King suite at AoA. We were originally booked in a Nemo room so that we would (in my opinion) be close to everything but there were no Nemo rooms available at the discount rates when they came out a few months ago so we switched to Cars. My plan was to try to switch to Nemo at check in but there were no rooms available when we checked in. I asked the CM for a room close to the main building and bus stops in either Cars or Lion King. He said, "I have the perfect room for you. It's one of the best locations in the resort!" We ended up in building 10 of Lion King in the wing that's closest to the main building. We were on the 4th floor, 2 doors from the end of the hall (right by the stairs). It was a very quick (as in a minute or so) walk from our room to the main building and the Big Blue Pool when using the stairs. Using the elevator added a little more time (I usually only used the elevator when going up to the room). The bus stops were also a very quick walk either through the main building or by using the sidewalk along the parking lot. Our room was closer to the main building than many of the rooms in the Nemo buildings and I was once again reminded of the importance of telling the CM what's important and not necessarily telling them what building you want to be in. We quickly realized that 2/3 of the rooms in the Nemo buildings were much further from the main building and bus stops than our room in Lion King was.

I would tell the check-in CM your needs and see what rooms are available that will work for you. You might also want to keep in mind that the elevators are in the center of each building so if you can't comfortably do steps, it might be good to request a room near the elevators if you can't be on the ground floor.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #854
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We are headed to AoA in August for two nights prior to our cruise. We are spending the day at AK, then would like to spend some time swimming at BBP. Walking is hard for me, so a room close to buses would be nice. Right now we have a Lion King suite booked. What should I request as far as building? Would you recommend switching to Nemo or Cars instead? We are DVC and have never stayed at a value resort, but I thought my kids would appreciate the theme of AoA.
I would call and request "close to Animation Hall." We were in a Lion King suite at the end of building 6 (facing the lake), close to Animation Hall. We didn't make any requests, but that location was great!
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #855
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Hello,

Leaving in 30 days!!!!! Staying at the lion king suites... Excited!!!!!! Do they provide soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels???????
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