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Old 08-06-2014, 06:41 PM   #2251
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There are no connecting suites -- but you could note on your reservation that you would like to be located as close together as possible. But that's only a request and not a guarantee. And there are definitely lifeguards at the pools.
How late is the big blue pool open? I saw somewhere that the drop off bar closes at midnight.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:10 PM   #2252
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how late is the big blue pool open?
11pm.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:11 AM   #2253
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Is there anyway that Disney would allow a group of 7 to stay in one of the Family Suites, either at AoA or ASMu? If my sister doesn't come, a family suite at ASMu would be a little cheaper then 2 LM rooms at AoA. Our party would then be 4 adults and 3 kids, ages 5, 5 and 7. Our travel agent says it is not possible but I swear I've read trip reports where people have gotten more then the stated "sleeps 6" limit.
We have 7 of us staying in a Cars suite the end of this month. However, my twins will only be 15 months old at the time.

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Old 08-07-2014, 12:28 PM   #2254
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Help.

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1. Do they have showers around the pool area?

2. What time do the buses start running? (I have an ADR at 7:30am at Ohana wondering how to get there will be best. Would rather use Disney transportation then my car.)

3. what do you normally bring for snacks? breakfast food? (in the room)

4. Do you bring it with you? OR do you go shopping some place close to the resort? Kids are 9.

Sorry i am at my 30 day count and im getting a bit flustered!
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:50 PM   #2255
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Questions!

1. Do they have showers around the pool area?
Can't really help with this one. We always went back to the room after swimming. I believe that there are showers in the locker/laundry buildings at Pop Century, so I would imagine there are at AoA, but don't know for sure.

2. What time do the buses start running? (I have an ADR at 7:30am at Ohana wondering how to get there will be best. Would rather use Disney transportation then my car.)
Buses start running at 6:30 a.m. The bus would get you to MK. You would then have to use a boat or monorail to get to the Poly. I don't know what time those start running in the morning. If you don't want to take your car, you could always take a cab to the Poly and then use Disney Transportation after breakfast.

3. what do you normally bring for snacks? breakfast food? (in the room) We take microwave popcorn, Wheat Thins, Cheeze-Its, peanut butter and crackers, and a few other odds and ends for snacks. For breakfast we take Pop Tarts, Bagels, Cereal, instant oatmeal, granola bars, and coffee cakes.

4. Do you bring it with you? OR do you go shopping some place close to the resort? Kids are 9. We drive to Disney so we usually stop at a Walmart along the way to pick up supplies (we also get some drinks for in the room). If we have all 5 kids with us, then we just stop at Goodings when we get there (Many people feel this store is way over priced and it is. But it's convenient and when people in the car have to be holding bags of groceries because there's no other place to put them, we pick convenience over price. ). On our last trip, we only had 2 of the kids in our car so I bought all of the non-perishable food and drinks at home and brought them with us. We bought milk at the resort and we were also able to get the little individual-sized cream cheese containers there as well

Sorry i am at my 30 day count and im getting a bit flustered!
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #2256
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I can't help much as this is our first AOA stay, I however did end up ordering groceries from Garden Grocer to be delivered at check in. I purchased all our breakfast foods and some snacks (we also have the DDP, so hoping the rest is covered). Again I'm sure I paid more than stopping at a Walmart, but we are driving the 24hour trip straight through. If we stop somewhere for shopping the 1/2h pee break/leg stretch will end up being over and hour AND I'd end up grabbing a bunch of stuff we wouldn't even use.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:25 PM   #2257
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First Stay at AoA in January

We are bringing my granddaughters for their first visit in Janaury and they wanted to stay in a Little Mermaid room. Which building is the best and by best I mean closest to the buses? I had heard that the LM section was the furtherest away. So which is the best location? Thanks all!
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:30 PM   #2258
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We are bringing my granddaughters for their first visit in Janaury and they wanted to stay in a Little Mermaid room. Which building is the best and by best I mean closest to the buses? :I had heard that the LM section was the furtherest away. So which is the best location? Thanks all!
The LM section is furthest away from the food court and transportation. Buildings 9 and 7 are slightly closer than building 8.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:44 PM   #2259
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I'm back and forth about ordering food from gardengrocer. I think we're going to do the dining plan, but I'd ever like to grab breakfast or lunch stuff for my group, especially considering the fridge sounds good size! I'm actually thinking of packing Mac and cheese or lunch meats in a hot/cold bag.
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I only ask about the showers... Because Don't tell anyone.. But i color my hair! I know shocker.. so i like to wet my hair add some leave in conditioner in so the color isn't killing the pool!!!
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I only ask about the showers... Because Don't tell anyone.. But i color my hair! I know shocker.. so i like to wet my hair add some leave in conditioner in so the color isn't killing the pool!!!
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:07 AM   #2262
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Nevermind, found it first page
I check in the 23rd

I would like to send a few packages to the resort to pick up on arrival. Trying to organize things now to see shipping costs and such. I figure I will place the orders on the 18th or 19th if shipping seems right.

However I cannot seem to locate the mailing address for AOA. All the links I click just say "be sure to send packages to the resorts mailing address", but I can't find the actual address. I'm sure I've missed it on a simple click somewhere, but can anyone help?

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I would like to send a few packages to the resort to pick up on arrival. Trying to organize things now to see shipping costs and such. I figure I will place the orders on the 18th or 19th if shipping seems right.

However I cannot seem to locate the mailing address for AOA. All the links I click just say "be sure to send packages to the resorts mailing address", but I can't find the actual address. I'm sure I've missed it on a simple click somewhere, but can anyone help?
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I'm back and forth about ordering food from gardengrocer. I think we're going to do the dining plan, but I'd ever like to grab breakfast or lunch stuff for my group, especially considering the fridge sounds good size! I'm actually thinking of packing Mac and cheese or lunch meats in a hot/cold bag.
We ordered from GG. A case of water, coffee creamer, yogurt and some fresh fruit. It was perfect and it was really nice to have some snacks on hand rather than the packaged stuff that comes with the dining plans. We packed dry protein bars and oatmeal for breakfast. Only ordered stuff from GG that wouldn't travel well.
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Private showers at pool area?

Wondering if there are any private showers at the pools, where I could have a proper shower before flying home at 8.30pm - late checkout (if approved) would only take me to 1pm. Thanks
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