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

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  1. dreamseeker9

    dreamseeker9 Mouseketeer

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    Excellent, thank you!
     
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  3. dreamseeker9

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    Interesting, thanks! So if a park has morning EMHs, then it's either a cold breakfast at AoA or grab something at the park. I think we're only planning to do one morning EMH while we are there, so it shouldn't be a big deal.

    How crowded does the food court get around 7:00 AM when hot breakfast starts to be served?
     
  4. buffalogirl

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    There were maybe 4 or 5 people in each of the hot food lines- not overly crowded. Lots of folks using their refillable mugs and buying the other available items.
     
  5. JillianSam

    JillianSam Earning My Ears

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    Thinking the exact same thing, going for two weeks in April and wondering if I'll be homesick :(
    I Love my bed!!!
     
  6. DisneyRunnerChick

    DisneyRunnerChick Princess of the Sneakers

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    We just got back from staying in a Cars suite, and I cannot state how awesome this room was. We'd booked a LM room as we were on a budget and were thrilled to get an upgrade without even asking! The decor was ridiculously awesome and well themed. We'd debated wether the suites were worth the extra money, and after staying here, I'd say they definitely are! Can't wait to stay here again!!!
     
  7. lovingeire

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    Will online check-in affect room requests? I'm debating whether to do it or wait till we get to the resort, but we plan to arrive early so I'm hoping online check in would mean our room was ready, but I'd rather wait if it meant we got what we requested. Anyone have experience with this?
     
  8. czmom

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    How wonderful!!! Did you just find out about your upgrade when you arrived at AoA?
     
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    I would love to get an upgrade.... I wish they had LM suites.
     
  10. HLAuburn

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    I've always had GREAT luck with online check-in, especially with room requests. Our past two stays (CSR and WL# we not only got our requests granted, but both times we were upgraded too! I think they will definitely try to have your room ready, but there are just a lot of factors that affect that, so it's hit or miss and I don't think online check in makes a difference other than they can "plan" to expect you early #for whatever that's worth#. When we stayed at CSR, we did online check-in and arrived around 11 or 12 and our #upgraded!# room was ready, so we just picked up our package and headed straight to the room to change for the pool!

    Another advantage is that the online check in is a time-saver - I've always found the online check-in line to be much shorter than the regular line. I really just don't see a disadvantage. :confused3
     
  11. lovingeire

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    Thanks! I think we'll definitely do on-line check in this time around. We're staying in a Cars suite so I doubt there's an upgrade option, but fingers crossed we get what we requested!
     
  12. HLAuburn

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    Yeah good point about the upgrade! I still think online check in is a good thing. Have a great trip! I'm counting the days... :hyper:
     
  13. calliecranberry

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    Hello! ...you have free dining? I'm just wondering.... how did you get free dining? We are there at the same time as you (Dec 2-8) and it didn't seem that free dining was an option? If there is something I'm missing, please fill me in!! :)

    Cheers,

    Vicki
     
  14. DisneyRunnerChick

    DisneyRunnerChick Princess of the Sneakers

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    Yes! We got in late and were surprised . I didn't even realize till after we'd left the counter and were in the car pulling around. Love when you get those little magical surprises!
     
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    We are also staying at LM room next week with free dining. We got a pin before the offer was released to the general public and the pin included the LM rooms. But I believe all other free dining offers for the general public excluded those rooms.
     
  16. czmom

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    :thumbsup2
     
  17. lovingeire

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    Got our Mickey mail today! Both our travel docs/luggage tags and our PhotoPass+! Next week we can check in! Yippee!
     
  18. ABDisney

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    is it only going up to 60 deg? anyone at WDW now confirm that.
     
  19. HLAuburn

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    When...today? Definitely not today. We are about 2 hours north (and usually a few degrees cooler) and it's already 63 here and warming up.
     
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    The Orlando forecast for the next 5 days show the high temps will be in the low to mid 70's. The lows in the low 50's.
     
  21. jmccreery

    jmccreery Earning My Ears

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    We are staying at a o a in march...super excited
     
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