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Old 04-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #16
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Thanks so much!!! You've only confirmed what I've been saying since Dec. The walk from the LM rooms is not that bad. You want bad??? Stay at BW someday and get an end of the building room!!! Now, that's a hike. Or at Kidani....better bring food with you in case you walk slowly!!
I also loved the walk through the Lion King section. It is just wonderful. And the food court is no different than any other value food court. It is what it is!!
I can't wait to get back there for our last two nights at WDW in early June. My dd is going to love it there!!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #17
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Hi. Our section of building 7 was the closest to the Lion King building. From our room, it was a very peaceful view of the lake and of Pop Century. Two days before we left, a cart was set up right outside of the main gate for the Little Mermaid pool. It was selling coffee, water, muffins, and bagels. There was no sign of any soda machine, though.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #18
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Thanks for your review! I'm curious what you thought about the towels in the room. I've read reports that AOA has really thin/cheap towels.


The towels really weren't too bad. They were thin, but ok for the purpose. If anything, they were more rough than thin.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #19
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Thanks so much!!! You've only confirmed what I've been saying since Dec. The walk from the LM rooms is not that bad. You want bad??? Stay at BW someday and get an end of the building room!!! Now, that's a hike. Or at Kidani....better bring food with you in case you walk slowly!!
I also loved the walk through the Lion King section. It is just wonderful. And the food court is no different than any other value food court. It is what it is!!
I can't wait to get back there for our last two nights at WDW in early June. My dd is going to love it there!!!

I agree! Animal Kingdom Lodge was one of the resorts where we had dinner, and we couldn't believe how far the walk was there!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:32 PM   #20
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Thanks for the gret trip report of AoA. I have really wanted to try it and reading this makes me feel a lot more excited about staying there. Im glad your family had a good time and thats great the walk did not bother you. Thanks again!

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Old 04-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #21
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Glad you had a great trip and thanks for the review. I generally take all negative info with a grain of salt as I think my family need to try everything on our own to form our own opinion. But I love to hear the good news and now look forward to our days in the LM room with much excitement.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #22
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Thank you mamlolo for the info on the coffee cart and the view. I really hope I get my lakeview request.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #23
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Honestly, I didn't think the walk at POP was horrible. We were in a far section too. It can get a little daunting for non-walkers or especially if you don't really know your way around the resort yet. I think some of the Moderates are HUGE in comparison to the values!
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #24
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Thanks so much!!! You've only confirmed what I've been saying since Dec. The walk from the LM rooms is not that bad. You want bad??? Stay at BW someday and get an end of the building room!!! Now, that's a hike. Or at Kidani....better bring food with you in case you walk slowly!!
I also loved the walk through the Lion King section. It is just wonderful. And the food court is no different than any other value food court. It is what it is!!
I can't wait to get back there for our last two nights at WDW in early June. My dd is going to love it there!!!
I have to agree about BW and AKL, I would like to add BC to that list. Long walks for sure and never ending hallways but we still love all three.

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Nice review! I'm glad you loved the AoA.
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Thanks for the honest review.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #27
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We'll be there this Saturday...

thanks for the great feedback! Looking forward to our LM rooms
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #28
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Thanks for the review. We are staying in a LM room in August and have been reading about the long walks but that isn't changing my decision

Really looking forward to staying here
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Glad you had a great trip.
I always laugh(and ignore) when posters say that the walks take "forever" or the room is "miles away" from everything. When we stayed at POP a couple of months ago we went over to AOA and walked around and we are with you, the walk from LM is not bad at all. They did such a great job on the themeing of the grounds that the walk is very enjoyable. I remember reading a post from someone about the LM rooms, they said that they jog daily and that the walk was far for them We are in a society where everyone wants everything at their finger tips
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Great review, we visited AoA and LM section just to check it out, thinking about it for our next trip. My wife is a huge LM fan, and it was awesome.

People always complain about the walks on these boards, I can kind of get it if you have a couple little ones though, I am sure that makes it more difficult, but its not something I take seriously. Often the walks are a couple hundred yards but to hear people talk about them its 2 miles.

Glad you had a great trip ! AoA LM is still in the running for our return !
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Glad you had a great vacation. Thanks for the review.

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