Disney's Art of Animation Resort Info Thread! Mouseketeers welcome! #2

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  1. MyTwoPrincesses

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  3. MyTwoPrincesses

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    The buses drop off at random places. The stops for pick up to return to the resort are assigned. The stops tend to be next to the Pop Century bus stops, so they tend to be one of the furthest stops from the entrance. I noticed the walk most at Epcot just because Epcot is SO huge and I tended to be coming from the back of the park to get to the bus stop.
     
  4. goofy4tink

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    Here ya go!!! Hope this helps.

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  5. ilovejsparrow

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    I can't wait to stay at AoA again this August!! We were lucky enough to stay in a just-opened LK suite and it was heaven. Love everything about the resort, it just screams 'Disney!!'
     
  6. Lazor460

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    Thank you so much! :goodvibes
     
  7. Lazor460

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    Thank you sooooooo much! You answered all my questions! :woohoo: I am going to keep trying to move her BBB appt but the CM did tell me they give you 15 min just in case, but that makes me nervous not to be there on time! I was thinking the same thing about my DD and me going and having my DH meet up with us! Thanks again! :goodvibes
     
  8. LivingtheWDWdream

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    In terms of noise we only heard a tiny amount of noise when we were in our master bathroom from other rooms, and then the rooms next to us the only time we heard them really was in the morning or at night when they were going room to room (they had adjoining suites) they would let the door latch keep the doors from closing so they could go from one room to the other without using a key, and they'd let the doors slam so we heard that but other then that we heard nothing from the hallway.

    For those in the Little Mermaid there is definitely a breakfast car out there I saw it when taking a tour of the resort and its right by the pool entrance across from Sebastion.

    They did have movies by Pride Rock and while I love the theming of the section its so dark that it was hard to navigate the area with the movie going on as the people sit along the path and I just found it awkward to move through the area with the movie showing.
     
  9. yellowfish78

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    I didn't notice this on my last trip. Magic Kingdom and Epcot were separated by one or two other resorts. Animal Kingdom they were on opposite sides.
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    Has it changed recently?
     
  10. HHMcG

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    Just happen to turn on the TV last night to images of AoA!! It was America's Funniest Home Video brocast for WDW. I watched it with the kids later and they got so excited over AoA and NFL!! They have no clue we have a trip planned already. I was dying to tell them but I know I would regret it for the next 5+ months.
     
  11. schmeve

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    Yes you can use your credit card in the laundry room. I had to do that myself last week. We rented a city mini double and it fit everywhere fine. The noise level was fine couldn't really hear much
     
  12. Running Babeck

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    Our fam of 4 (DH, DS 9, DD 11 + myself) are currently booked for a Nemo suite, 9 nights, early August, 1st trip ever. With that many nights, we are strongly considering a split stay w/ Poly. Original plan was to do Poly 1st, then move to AoA. Everyone has advised me to switch & do our Nemo suite 1st, then on to Poly, so now I'm thinking that if we go for the split we'll do it that way, but, now I'm wondering if we should just stay put with our suite and enjoy it for what it is (as we currently have no basis for comparison, so won't miss the amenities at Poly since we've never experienced them). The only thing is that we would actually save a few hundred dollars by splitting with the Poly! So, my questions now are:

    (1) Would you advise a split in this situation?
    (2) If we do the split, should we definitely do AoA 1st, then Poly?

    Thanks so much for your help. I don't think I've ever been so indecisive about anything in my life!
     
  13. JavArmy

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    I was just wondering if anyone has decorated their door in the family suites? This is something we love to do at the values, and I have heard that the doors in the LM section are metal, but I've had some trouble finding out about the family suite doors since they are inside.

    Any info would be appreciated!! :)
     
  14. MinnieTink

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    We just got back and the MK bus stop was the 'next to last' stop. Pop was last/farthest. We didn't go to Ak so not sure about that. Epcot was far too.

    I do have to say this about the bus service... One night at MK close there was a HUGE line at the AoA bus stop. All the way thru the queue and then some! Before you knew it 3 buses for AoA pulled up and they got most of the hoarde of people waiting right on and back to the resort.
     
  15. dmaxphil

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    I'm a big Poly fan. However, I think there is a good chance your kiddos will like AoA better. Poly first w/split would work out great especially if you plan on visiting Magic Kingdom frequently during those first few days. Make sure you request a recently renovated room at Poly.

    Edited to answer two questions...
     
  16. Running Babeck

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    That was my original plan for the split, although I've always read to go from value to deluxe and not the other way around. My thinking was that we would do MK & EP 1st from Poly, then once we moved to AoA we would do AK, DH, water parks & maybe Epcot again. My thought was that the kids might like AoA better, and that while we were downgrading our resort, our room might actually feel like an upgrade since we were moving to the suite. I was also thinking that we might find AoA & our park schedule from there somewhat relaxing (ok, that might be a stretch). I guess I just need to decide what will bother us less (downgrade in space/kid themed or downgrade in amenities).

    Thanks for posting. Glad to know my original plan wasn't completely crazy.
     
  17. JavArmy

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    Anyone?
     
  18. NaeNae30

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    How much closet and drawer space is in the Cars suites? We have 3 adults and two children and would like to unpack all of our suitcases. HATE living out of a suitcase for a week plus I like to put the dirty clothes back into the suitcases once they are worn.

    Just wondering if this is going to be possible or if I need to plan on something else. We are flying so I can't carry extra suitcases.
     
  19. schmeve

    schmeve Disney Nerd :-)

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    I know in the standard room there's 3 drawers in the dresser and one standard closet bar
     
  20. polyfor4

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    The private bedroom has a roomy closet and there's a hanging bar in the living room, one deep drawer and then three drawers under the TV. Definitely wot be living out of your suitcase. We overpack and had plenty of room, I loved getting settled in.
     
  21. polyfor4

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    We're doing an AoA/ Poly trip Friday! We love AoA but there's so many more amenities at the deluxe resorts. I would recommend doing AoA first but if your family is looking forward to it and it works with your schedule, do it! We stayed at the Cars suites in September and adored the theming. The poly is by far our favorite (a vacation in itself) but I won't want to rush my trip since we're staying at AoA in the beginning!
     

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