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Old 04-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #3481
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Manyminnie- I don't understand your post. Little Mermaid rooms are not $400 a night. The suites may be closer to that price in peak times. Are you saying that the walk from the suites is long? Even the cars section is closer than LM.
If you want a room at AoA closer than the LM wing, then a suite is the only option.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #3482
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Manyminnie- I don't understand your post. Little Mermaid rooms are not $400 a night. The suites may be closer to that price in peak times. Are you saying that the walk from the suites is long? Even the cars section is closer than LM.
If you want a closer building without an almost 10 min walk, you will be paying almost $400 a night, at a "value". According to the WDW website, the average price of a room at AoA is $383.

You can stay deluxe for that price and have so many more amenities than AoA offers.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:53 AM   #3483
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We'll be in a Nemo suite in about 2.5 weeks. Our suite cost $300 per night for weeknights, $340 for weekend nights.

Hard to swallow when I could have stayed at AKL for that price for just the 4 of us, but MIL and my mother are coming too, and we all wanted to stay in the same room, so the AoA suites were our best option.

I'm excited though. I think my girls will love this resort. We can stay at deluxes when they're older. Heck, we watched the planning dvd, and DD5 wants to say in the "star room" next. She is talking about one of the All Stars (she has an obsession with stars in general), so that's what we'll do next trip. They are this age for such a short amount of time.
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Are the door metal? Wanted to put a magnet or two on the door..

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #3485
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AOA/Summer discount 15%/2013

Values*15%/Mod*20%/Deluxe*30%

AOA 15% Discount
Suites(Lioin King, Cars, Nemo) Family of 6
Sunday-Thursday- $295.80**Friday-Saturday-$338.30

Little Mermaid Standard Room? No Summer Discount
Family of 4
Sunday-Thursday $148.00**Friday-Saturday-$173.00

Just a few Comparison's

Summer Discount 15% All Stars Music & Sports Family of 4
Standard Room-Sun-Thurs-$113.05**Fri-Sat-$134.30
Preferred room-Sun-Thurs-$126.65**Fri-Sat-$147.90

All Star Music Suites family of 6-Sun-Thurs-$259.25**Fri-Sat-$301.75

Pop family of 4
Standard room-Sun-Thurs-$121.55 **Fri-Sat-$142.80
Preferred Pool View-Sun-Thurs-$$138.55**Fri-Sat-$159.80

Port Orleans
Family of 4 Standard View $160.80**Waterview $180.80

Port Orleans**Family of 5/not including infant
Riverside- $164.80 *** Garden view-$194.80

Disneys Key West $347.90 a night
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #3486
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The rates are even better for values and moderates starting Aug. 4th. LM rooms are $117, POP is $96, I think the mods are around $150 something . This includes tax and is the Sun- Thurs. rate. AOA suite was around $240 plus tax.
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I don't understand the complaint about the walk for the Little Mermaid room.

It really wasn't that bad to me.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #3488
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Are there no deadbolt locks on the doors? Or do not disturb signs?
Our room didn't have a do not disturb sign.
And I had the deadbolt off because I would go outside to check the weather then go back and lay down, my friend was still asleep though.

We joked that she was my friend's wake up call because she never wakes up before 9
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #3489
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I don't understand the complaint about the walk for the Little Mermaid room.

It really wasn't that bad to me.
Depends on what building you were in. A couple rooms more and we would have been at the absolute end of building 8 (Ariel bldg).
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Depends on what building you were in. A couple rooms more and we would have been at the absolute end of building 8 (Ariel bldg).
I haven't stayed at AoA yet, but I have never minded the walks at any of the resorts we stayed at if we were far away. But I can see why others wouldn't like them. Some are long walks. I just take in the scenery as I walk and enjoy it.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:33 PM   #3491
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I think a lot of it also depends on the length of your trip and your touring style. We do 12 to 14 hour park days quite often. After 10 miles on our feet touring parks, each step feels like at least a hundred.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:22 PM   #3492
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We will be in a LM room in May so I am starting to think of the room requests I need to make, I have a few questions:

My daughter and husband have severe allergies and POR is doing a deep clean for our split stay room before we arrive. Does AoA offer this type of room?

We have to be as far way from smoke as possible and it looks like building 9 is the only one that does not have a smoking area. Are these areas marked accurately?

Assuming we are in building 9, do the sidewalks run alongside the parking lot and grassy area so we could walk that way to the busses or do we need to go through the Lion King courtyard?

From photos, it looks like there are large character murals on the ends of each building, is this where the stairwells are?

Are the elevators in the middle of the entire building, like behind Ariel, Ursula and Triton or in the middle of each wing of the building?

Where are the movies held? And can you see any of it from the higher floors in LM or Nemo?

Is the only way into the food court through Animation Hall or is there an entrance at the end of AH facing Lion King section?

Thanks all!
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:37 AM   #3493
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We will be in a LM room in May so I am starting to think of the room requests I need to make, I have a few questions:

My daughter and husband have severe allergies and POR is doing a deep clean for our split stay room before we arrive. Does AoA offer this type of room?

We have to be as far way from smoke as possible and it looks like building 9 is the only one that does not have a smoking area. Are these areas marked accurately?

Assuming we are in building 9, do the sidewalks run alongside the parking lot and grassy area so we could walk that way to the busses or do we need to go through the Lion King courtyard?

From photos, it looks like there are large character murals on the ends of each building, is this where the stairwells are?

Are the elevators in the middle of the entire building, like behind Ariel, Ursula and Triton or in the middle of each wing of the building?

Where are the movies held? And can you see any of it from the higher floors in LM or Nemo?

Is the only way into the food court through Animation Hall or is there an entrance at the end of AH facing Lion King section?

Thanks all!
I don't have my building map accessible to me right now but I am pretty sure there was only 1 smoking area in the om section. There is one on the back side of animatirs hall though that you will walk by.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:26 AM   #3494
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We will be in a LM room in May so I am starting to think of the room requests I need to make, I have a few questions:

My daughter and husband have severe allergies and POR is doing a deep clean for our split stay room before we arrive. Does AoA offer this type of room?

We have to be as far way from smoke as possible and it looks like building 9 is the only one that does not have a smoking area. Are these areas marked accurately?

Assuming we are in building 9, do the sidewalks run alongside the parking lot and grassy area so we could walk that way to the busses or do we need to go through the Lion King courtyard?

From photos, it looks like there are large character murals on the ends of each building, is this where the stairwells are?

Are the elevators in the middle of the entire building, like behind Ariel, Ursula and Triton or in the middle of each wing of the building?

Where are the movies held? And can you see any of it from the higher floors in LM or Nemo?

Is the only way into the food court through Animation Hall or is there an entrance at the end of AH facing Lion King section?

Thanks all!
We found that people smoked all over, regardless of where the smoking sections were, including right outside our room (neighbor).

There are sidewalks around the edge of the parking lot, so you could walk there instead.

I only saw signs for the movies in the Lion King section, they may have them on the other side of the resort, I'm not sure.

There is an entrance on the backside of Animation Hall towards the pool, but you have to walk past a heavily used smoking area.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #3495
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From photos, it looks like there are large character murals on the ends of each building, is this where the stairwells are?

Are the elevators in the middle of the entire building, like behind Ariel, Ursula and Triton or in the middle of each wing of the building?
There are stairwells on the ends of the buildings behind the murals. There are stairwells in the center too with the elevators.

The elevators are in the center of each building behind the characters.
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