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Old 10-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #781
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So do Magicbands open the gates around the pool now?
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:59 PM   #782
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:24 PM   #783
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Real plates and bowls in the food court but paper in the rooms (at least that's how it was when we were there in June)
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #784
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #785
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Thanks so much car wash.
The link had lots if interesting info.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #786
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need an invitation for magic band?

my family has our first trip planned for Dec 5th thru 11th. Nemo suite at AoA. We have not yet heard if we will be part of the testing for magic bands. Will we be given them at check in since the resort is live or would we still need an invitation? TIA.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:50 PM   #787
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We've got a Lion King suite booked (my favorite movie), but now I'm second guessing myself and wondering if I should have gotten a Cars suite. Thoughts on the theming of LK?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #788
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my family has our first trip planned for Dec 5th thru 11th. Nemo suite at AoA. We have not yet heard if we will be part of the testing for magic bands. Will we be given them at check in since the resort is live or would we still need an invitation? TIA.
You don't need an invitation. Just keep checking MDE to see if you have the ability to customize bands and make FP selections.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:05 PM   #789
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We've got a Lion King suite booked (my favorite movie), but now I'm second guessing myself and wondering if I should have gotten a Cars suite. Thoughts on the theming of LK?
I like the theming of both. I would keep the Lion King suite though because it's a bit closer to the food court area, and if it's your favourite movie, I'm sure you will love it. Enjoy!
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #790
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We've got a Lion King suite booked (my favorite movie), but now I'm second guessing myself and wondering if I should have gotten a Cars suite. Thoughts on the theming of LK?
Cars and lion king are same distance from animation hall, but cars is closer to two pools and laundry. I had LK booked first (same reason) but was glad to change to Cars for theming, decor and location.
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I just posted a new thread asking about the crowds/popularity of AOA. Would be interested in some feedback. Thanks
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #792
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I just posted a new thread asking about the crowds/popularity of AOA. Would be interested in some feedback. Thanks
Ok, for some reason my thread didn't post But my question basically was that since AOA has been excluded from the recent free dining promo and the current play, stay, and dine promo does that mean this resort is really, really popular and therefore really crowded? I've read some reviews stating that since the buildings with the family suites have interior corridors that the resort is on the noisy side (kids running up and down the halls, doors slamming, etc.) and also that the Nemo pool gets rather congested.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:30 AM   #793
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and also that the Nemo pool gets rather congested.
I can only comment on this line.

We spent 13 days at Pop in August, but we often ate at AofA. We walked by the Nemo pool numerous times at different times of the day, usually late morning, mid-late afternoon and early evening. The pool was always packed compared to the Hippy Dippy pool at Pop.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:55 AM   #794
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Ok, for some reason my thread didn't post But my question basically was that since AOA has been excluded from the recent free dining promo and the current play, stay, and dine promo does that mean this resort is really, really popular and therefore really crowded? I've read some reviews stating that since the buildings with the family suites have interior corridors that the resort is on the noisy side (kids running up and down the halls, doors slamming, etc.) and also that the Nemo pool gets rather congested.
The LM section is often sold out, which is why they exclude it from promos. The suites, however, don't tend to sell out as much.

I got back last week from a 10 day stay split between POP and AoA. Yes the Nemo pool is more crowded than the Hippy Dippy. But I never thought it was too crowded or unpleasant. The other two pools at AoA are quiet. I think POP was more crowded in general though. There are just way more rooms there (no suites = smaller rooms = more rooms) so usually way more guests.

I was in a LK suite and did not find it noisy at all. Children running and screaming outside your door will be loud whether it's an inside or outside corridor.

Having been to both AoA is very much my favorite (regardless of the rooms, which I can't compare) but not at the expense of savings. So next year I booked for POP.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:19 AM   #795
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my family has our first trip planned for Dec 5th thru 11th. Nemo suite at AoA. We have not yet heard if we will be part of the testing for magic bands. Will we be given them at check in since the resort is live or would we still need an invitation? TIA.
I have been told all resorts will be testing by the end of this month. Keep checking your MDE. Only recently have Nov. guests been able to find the spot to order the bands. It's kind of random now and seems to pop up about 20-45 day prior
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