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Old 05-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #61
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Day 1 – April 27, 2013 Part 2 Cont.



Into Animation Hall,











Back out to the Lion King,











And Finally, The Little Mermaid,























The AoA resort definitely lives up to its hype. It was cool and beautiful.

You can definitely see similarities between it and POP, and considering it was originally going to be the Legendary Years of POP, it makes perfect sense.

The two together really feel just like one massive resort with a lake in the middle.

I would have loved to explore even more, but I was getting antsy.

After all, I was IN WALT DISNEY WORLD!!! and memories were waiting to begin!

I NEEDED to get to a park stat… plus pick up my newly purchased ANNUAL PASS!!!.



TO BE CONTINUED…
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #62
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Thanks for those FANTASTIC pictures!! AoA looks so cool.

Bummer about your mug lid.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #63
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Oh no!! I’m sure they would have replaced the mug lid for you!

Nice Cars pictures, can’t say we spent much time in there not really caring for the movie..I swear, one of these days I’ll actually watch it!

Ah!!!! Annual Paaaaaasssssssssssss…. I’m REALLY regretting not getting one, I mean, May’s audition trip and Sept’s trip is more expensive ticket wise than an ap, but I just couldn’t budget it in at the time. And then there’d be that whole confusion that I’d have to take the tickets down to a two day on the Sept pkg and then buy more days at the gate and confuse the heck out of the people going with me, hahah, too much hassle
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #64
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Oh man, all those pictures of Pop AND AoA, they're the only resorts I've ever stayed at so you're giving me a serious case of the Misty Eyes here. Pop Century basically IS Disney to me! Also, great pictures all around!
Too bad about your mug lid, I echo what is above me though, they probably would have replaced it!
Annual pass! Jealous!
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #65
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Thanks for those FANTASTIC pictures!! AoA looks so cool.

Bummer about your mug lid.
Thank you so very much!! It was REALLY impressive.

Haha, no biggie. It was going to get lost at some point anyway. At least I still have my mug.


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Oh no!! I’m sure they would have replaced the mug lid for you!

Nice Cars pictures, can’t say we spent much time in there not really caring for the movie..I swear, one of these days I’ll actually watch it!

Ah!!!! Annual Paaaaaasssssssssssss…. I’m REALLY regretting not getting one, I mean, May’s audition trip and Sept’s trip is more expensive ticket wise than an ap, but I just couldn’t budget it in at the time. And then there’d be that whole confusion that I’d have to take the tickets down to a two day on the Sept pkg and then buy more days at the gate and confuse the heck out of the people going with me, hahah, too much hassle
I thought of that, but I didn't want to ask. But you're right, they probably would have. It's Disney after all.
Thankfully the plastic coffee lids fit almost perfect, or at least prevented spillage!

Haha, thanks. Cars was a really nice photo op, but then the whole resort is one GIANT photo op.

Ahhhh I love having an ANNUAL PASS!!!. But yeah, one of the sucky things is I'm not eligible for free dining unless I buy a package with tickets. Which would of course make no sense since I have an ANNUAL PASS!!!.
It's still just so cool to have!!! I love it.


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Oh man, all those pictures of Pop AND AoA, they're the only resorts I've ever stayed at so you're giving me a serious case of the Misty Eyes here. Pop Century basically IS Disney to me! Also, great pictures all around!
Too bad about your mug lid, I echo what is above me though, they probably would have replaced it!
Annual pass! Jealous!
Thank you Wendy. But you'll be back soon, although not at POP/AoA but at the freakin' awesome AKL!!!
Yeah, I don't know why I didn't ask. I guess I just didn't want to be a bother. I mean I only took one soap and one shampoo as a souvenir. I guess that's just how I'm built.

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #66
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I love Everything Pop! One of my favorite stores on property to just wander around.

The food court at Pop is great. So much to choose from, but you are correct. It is constantly busy.

Great pictures of AoA. I have yet to visit. I'm super excited to see it in person and definitely want to take the time to on our next trip.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #67
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Thank you so very much!! It was REALLY impressive.

Haha, no biggie. It was going to get lost at some point anyway. At least I still have my mug.

I thought of that, but I didn't want to ask. But you're right, they probably would have. It's Disney after all.
Thankfully the plastic coffee lids fit almost perfect, or at least prevented spillage!

Haha, thanks. Cars was a really nice photo op, but then the whole resort is one GIANT photo op.

Ahhhh I love having an ANNUAL PASS!!!. But yeah, one of the sucky things is I'm not eligible for free dining unless I buy a package with tickets. Which would of course make no sense since I have an ANNUAL PASS!!!.
It's still just so cool to have!!! I love it.

Thank you Wendy. But you'll be back soon, although not at POP/AoA but at the freakin' awesome AKL!!!
Yeah, I don't know why I didn't ask. I guess I just didn't want to be a bother. I mean I only took one soap and one shampoo as a souvenir. I guess that's just how I'm built.

ANNUAL PASSES!!! RULE!!!
Great report! Really enjoying. Thanks!
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Oh I hope I'm not too late! Joining in now Love your photos so far!! sounds like it's gonna be a fun trip!
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Oh, no! Did you ask about getting the lid replaced for your cup? I don't know that they would have, but I would have asked. The worst they can say is no.

Your pics are AWESOME!! I love seeing people's pics vs the promotional photos that the company put out. I feel like it is much more authentic. You're a great photographer.

You're going to LOVE your annual pass! I only live about 2 hours away from Disney and use my annual pass as often as I can.

Great trip report so far! Can't wait to read more!
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i can't even handle the thought that 1 week from today I will be sleeping at AOA omg aggghhhhh happy dance happy dance!!!
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I love Everything Pop! One of my favorite stores on property to just wander around.

The food court at Pop is great. So much to choose from, but you are correct. It is constantly busy.

Great pictures of AoA. I have yet to visit. I'm super excited to see it in person and definitely want to take the time to on our next trip.
I was quite impressed with the store Danielle. Sure you can buy at any store and ship back to the resort, etc. But being able to by a lot of the "main" stuff right there is wonderful.

I couldn't get over hor busy it was most of the time. I tried to get there really early in the morning and was able to beat the crowds a bit. But returning late at night I was super surprised to see if jumpin' like it was. Honestly, I kind of liked it, all the energy late at night.

Thank you. I saw quite a few photos before I got there too, but I think it only made seeing it in person all that much better. So the good news is seeing the photos doesn't spoil it in any way.


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Great report! Really enjoying. Thanks!
Aww thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it and I'm glad you're here.

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Oh I hope I'm not too late! Joining in now Love your photos so far!! sounds like it's gonna be a fun trip!
You are most definitely not late Kaela. We're just barely getting started.

Thank you so much. I am so very pleased to you and most honoured and excited to have a Disney CM reading along.
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Oh, no! Did you ask about getting the lid replaced for your cup? I don't know that they would have, but I would have asked. The worst they can say is no.

Your pics are AWESOME!! I love seeing people's pics vs the promotional photos that the company put out. I feel like it is much more authentic. You're a great photographer.

You're going to LOVE your annual pass! I only live about 2 hours away from Disney and use my annual pass as often as I can.

Great trip report so far! Can't wait to read more!
No, I didn't, but I'm definitely thinking I should have. Not a big deal though.

Wow, thank you so much.

I'm just so happy to have it even though I can't use it often as you obviously.

Aww thank you!


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i can't even handle the thought that 1 week from today I will be sleeping at AOA omg aggghhhhh happy dance happy dance!!!
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If it's your dream, you should definitely do it. It's a great way to see "The World" in a completely different way.
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I like the constant hustle and bustle around Pop too, especially when I'm planted in a chair watching it all go on around me. I always feel for the morning people pulling their suitcases with them, leaving. Such a sad time for them.
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