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Old 06-23-2014, 04:12 PM   #2041
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How are the buses from AOA? Fast, slow, horror stories? Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #2042
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This resort looks beautiful
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:40 PM   #2043
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Am I the only one who finds it completely unfair that the you are punished for booking a Little mermaid room? Since AoA opened, we thought it would be great to stay there until finding out that there is no suck thing as a preferred room if you aren't in a suite. Thanks so much for offering such wonderful choices, NOT! Stayed at Pop before and had dinner at AoA and loved it. Will continue to possibly dine there on future trips but will never book a room there.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:46 PM   #2044
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How are the buses from AOA? Fast, slow, horror stories? Thanks.
Last August we stayed at Pop and frequently used the AofA buses. We never waited more then 5 or 10 minutes for a bus.

Last October we stayed at AofA and bus service was amazing again. We've never had a problem and usually only waited for a few minutes to get to the parks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:47 PM   #2045
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:14 PM   #2046
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Last August we stayed at Pop and frequently used the AofA buses. We never waited more then 5 or 10 minutes for a bus. Last October we stayed at AofA and bus service was amazing again. We've never had a problem and usually only waited for a few minutes to get to the parks.
Thanks so much! We are considering switching to AOA if a RO discount is announced for our dates. We are at POR right now but I really think we would benefit from the extra room
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:30 PM   #2047
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Last August we stayed at Pop and frequently used the AofA buses. We never waited more then 5 or 10 minutes for a bus.

Last October we stayed at AofA and bus service was amazing again. We've never had a problem and usually only waited for a few minutes to get to the parks.
I agree. Our stay at AOA was the best transportation experience we have had at WDW!
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:54 AM   #2048
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I booked a little mermaid room for our two night stay before our cruise in October. Any special requests I should make? Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:08 PM   #2049
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We are starting to plan a late summer 2015 trip to the World, staying at AoA. But I'm concerned about buses and transportation times (despite all the recent positive comments about the buses - i'm a worrywart!) anyway, for a 9am rope drop at MK, what time would you want to be at the bus stop? Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:14 PM   #2050
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We are starting to plan a late summer 2015 trip to the World, staying at AoA. But I'm concerned about buses and transportation times (despite all the recent positive comments about the buses - i'm a worrywart!) anyway, for a 9am rope drop at MK, what time would you want to be at the bus stop? Thanks!
Between 7:45-8:00.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:18 PM   #2051
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How well do the curtains darken the rooms in the suites? We are coming from mountain time and I'm thinking for the first half of our trip we would sleep in until around 9, which is 7 our time and then stay out and do the night time entertainment, but if it's light in the room, the kids won't sleep. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:12 PM   #2052
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We had no issues with the rooms being too bright. The curtains were fairly heavy and had an overlap when they closed
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:18 AM   #2053
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Questions ...

My family normally stays at POP, but with it only being my mom and I this time we were able to swing AOA. My dad and brother would not agree that the price difference is worth it!
Questions ... I noticed a few things as I was reading through the thread ...
1. No Mickey Waffles? Are they still at POP?
2. Someone mentioned the floor was being remolded in the food court, has this been finished?
3. How does check-in work with the MBs? I've already done online-check in. Do they scan your MB at the resort?
4. Mugs now have RFID? How does this work? What does it mean?
5. Last, but not least, I was SUPER excited about the LM rooms and the reviews were pretty positive at the beginning of the thread and slowly begin to dwindle more recently. Is it really that bad?
**6. Is there a thread with pictures of decorated doors (at any resort)? I could search for this myself, but wondering if someone has a URL handy?**

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:35 AM   #2054
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1. No Mickey Waffles? Are they still at POP?
No Mickey Waffles at AoA but they are still at Pop.


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2. Someone mentioned the floor was being remolded in the food court, has this been finished?
I have not seen any reports that the floor is done. That doesn't mean it isn't, just haven't seen any reports yet.


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3. How does check-in work with the MBs? I've already done online-check in. Do they scan your MB at the resort?
Pretty much the same as before. Only instead of giving you KTTWs, you already have your Magic Bands. So you're good to go.


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4. Mugs now have RFID? How does this work? What does it mean?
This should help. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2013/0...ts-now-in-use/


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5. Last, but not least, I was SUPER excited about the LM rooms and the reviews were pretty positive at the beginning of the thread and slowly begin to dwindle more recently. Is it really that bad?
Some say it is that bad and others say it's not. You'll have to decide for yourself.


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**6. Is there a thread with pictures of decorated doors (at any resort)? I could search for this myself, but wondering if someone has a URL handy?**
Here you go. http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ighlight=guest
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:17 AM   #2055
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Thanks Dansdad! Very helpful!
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