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Old 04-24-2013, 06:39 AM   #3571
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I am a bit confused. The description of the AoA suites says there is a queen size bed in the bedroom but the Disboards audio review seems to imply its a full. we are planning a trip for my family of four adults (My wife & I, 21 year old daughter and 19 year old son) AoA seems to be the only viable option. Places line POR (my fave) wont work as son and daughter cant very well share a bed. How long is the fold out couch in AoA?
I don't know exactly how long but my then 18 year old (5'10) fit fine on the sofa bed.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #3572
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I don't know exactly how long but my then 18 year old (5'10) fit fine on the sofa bed.
Thanks! My 6'3" son has already agreed to the sofa. I am going to bring a nice air mattress with us that he can either throw on top of the sofa or use on the floor if he doesn't like the mattress. AoA seems the only reasonable option for us. My wife normally says NO to value resorts but my daughter stayed at AoA this past spring and loved it so the wife agreed. We will be trying to make our CM Friends and Family res. tomorrow. Our CM friend seems to think she can still get a dining discount for us so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:20 AM   #3573
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Thinking abought changing room from all stars movies to art of animation dd will love it but concerned ds 13 will hate it any one else's boys stay in that hotel ?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #3574
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Thinking abought changing room from all stars movies to art of animation dd will love it but concerned ds 13 will hate it any one else's boys stay in that hotel ?
Assuming you mean the Little Mermaid rooms? they were over the top princessy for my DS8 last year. The Nemo and LK rooms are very neutral as far as gender specificity. Cars - depends on your kids - my girls and boy would like it just fine but some folks might say it leans more towards being 'boy friendly'
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:46 AM   #3575
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I really wish they had interspersed some standard rooms in the Cars, Nemo and AK sections for those with boys not interested in the suites. And likewise, I'm sure some folks are probably wishing they could get a LM suite.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:30 AM   #3576
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I really wish they had interspersed some standard rooms in the Cars, Nemo and AK sections for those with boys not interested in the suites. And likewise, I'm sure some folks are probably wishing they could get a LM suite.
I agree. My wife and I are staying at AoA the first night of our trip for affordability reasons and because it's brand new (relatively speaking). After seeing the pictures of the LM rooms I'm a little... amused :-) Thankfully, I'm very secure in my masculinity.

I was obsessed with The Lion King as a kid and would have loved to stay in one of those rooms, but we'll likely not have a reason any time soon to get a family suite.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #3577
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I've booked our trip for Sept 2013 at AOA Lion King Suite. I would like to know which building is better 6 or 10? Is noise an issue here?
Also I've read about the A/C not cooling the room that well. Has anyone heard about this?

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Sweet! Successfully booked an AoA Suite for November 2-11 at the CM Friends & Family Discount of 40% off. Contrary to rumors Disney is still doing Dining Discounts on the Friends and Family plans but they release them periodically. Right now they are available thru end of May. I was told to check back August/September for my my November dates. Better still, by going this route I am able to get a Dining Plan without purchasing park tickets so I can grab tickets from Shades of Green. 191 days and counting!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #3579
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Our trip last week overlapped with my sister...they have young kids and stayed in a preferred Nemo suite. It was so cute.. My daughter and I stayed in LM Ursula, first floor room with a lake view, but it was only 70 steps from the breakfast cart by the pool! I did not mind the walk at to Landscape of Flavors or the bus. It was a bit of a walk, however, it was much shorter than the walks I have experienced at PORS. I must say, I thought the Lion King area was BEAUTIFUL! (sorry for shouting) The landscaping was mature and calming. The entire resort was just great. It was not a pain at all to bus your utensils. The resort was busy, but we must have just hit it right...never had a line in the food court, and anytime we were waiting for a bus, one came right along. Hope the customer service remains great here...enthusiasm from all cast members was over the top. No grim faces, only smiles...smiles...smiles.
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I agree. My wife and I are staying at AoA the first night of our trip for affordability reasons and because it's brand new (relatively speaking). After seeing the pictures of the LM rooms I'm a little... amused :-) Thankfully, I'm very secure in my masculinity.

I was obsessed with The Lion King as a kid and would have loved to stay in one of those rooms, but we'll likely not have a reason any time soon to get a family suite.
I agree...Finding Nemo or the Lion King would be my favourite but booking a family suite for yourself would have been a waste to me!
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Does anyone know if it is possible to have connecting suites? We stayed in Cars in September and didn't see where a connecting door would be possible but we have linked our reservations with friends that will be with us!
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Does anyone know if it is possible to have connecting suites? We stayed in Cars in September and didn't see where a connecting door would be possible but we have linked our reservations with friends that will be with us!
There are no connecting suites.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:41 PM   #3583
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Does anyone know if it is possible to have connecting suites? We stayed in Cars in September and didn't see where a connecting door would be possible but we have linked our reservations with friends that will be with us!
ROFL!! Linking reservations means nothing! We've been linked to our friends for the last four trips and have never even been put in the same building! Once we were at opposite ends of the resort! When we check in, we ask them to move us and if we're lucky, we get the same building then! Each time we both ask for connecting rooms but each time, we are told that they couldn't find the other party! The last time, I even booked and paid for their room, but we were still in different buildings!

I hope you have better luck then us!
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I really wish they had interspersed some standard rooms in the Cars, Nemo and AK sections for those with boys not interested in the suites. And likewise, I'm sure some folks are probably wishing they could get a LM suite.
Sure would make sense. I don't understand why they couldn't take one building in the LM section and make that suites, and take one floor of the other sections and turn those suites into regular single rooms. A suite is just too big and too expensive for two of us, but it would be fun to stay in either Nemo or Lion King areas. Oh well.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:32 AM   #3585
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I really wish they had interspersed some standard rooms in the Cars, Nemo and AK sections for those with boys not interested in the suites. And likewise, I'm sure some folks are probably wishing they could get a LM suite.
Amen to that ! I think it would have been better for Disney to do the standards gender neutral either Lion King or Nemo and make the suites LM, cars and the other gender neutral so there would have truly been something for everyone. Maybe Disney should hire us
That being said I am hoping to snag FD at the LM rooms for my family and I have two boys. Right now at 5 &2 I sold them to my 5 year old as Under the Sea rooms and he cared way more about the Nemo pool and spray pad and the cozy cone pool than he did the theme or our actual room. We really wanted a Nemo Suite but it just is not affordable for a family of 4.
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