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

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  1. Newbie123

    Newbie123 Mouseketeer

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    That's great news, I'm relieved to hear that about the thermostat! we booked LM for next October, and I was worried about the temperature of the room (we keep our house pretty chilly all the time, I HATE being even the list bit hot when I'm trying to sleep!)
     
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  3. KapBoy77

    KapBoy77 Mouseketeer<br><a href="http://www.disboards.com/s

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    Ok I found the listing online. Just google AOA movie schedule and you should find it. They won't let me post the link.

    Hope this helps! :)
     
  4. czmom

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    Got it! That website was blank earlier today when I checked.
     
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    One week from today we will be checked in to a LM room and at MK!!!!! :jumping1::jumping1::jumping1::jumping1::jumping1:
     
  8. Bibbidi

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    AKL is another one of our favorites, but I don't think you will be at all disappointed at a
    AoA, especially with a suite! I can't think of another Disney hotel that is more Disney than this one. I hope you have a great trip.
     
  9. Bibbidi

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    So glad that you mentioned the dreadful comforter. That would be our only complaint. My husband kept trying to fold his half over onto my side, but it was so heavy and slippery that the whole darn thing would slide off the bed. They remind me of something made out of recycled plastic bottles. The texture is plasticky and they are very annoying. As I said, only complaint.
     
  10. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

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    Thanks for those words. This has been my favorite since photos were released before the Grand Opening. Husband commented on theme. Any who, I agree that girls can like cars, dinosaurs and pirates too, and the princesses. MY DD does! Cars here we come, 60D!
     
  11. DisneyRunnerChick

    DisneyRunnerChick Princess of the Sneakers

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    The themeing is so great, I'm sure she'll be entranced by the magic. My girl loved it as much as my son; maybe watch the movie before going to get her excited when she gets there?
     
  12. HLAuburn

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    Just back from our stay at AoA in the LM section, so I wanted to post a few quick thoughts from the trip...

    Check in and check out were quick and easy, and our room was ready when we arrived at about 10am. We were in building 7, facing the lake and POP on the 4th floor. I was worried building 7 would be far from the parking lot, but it was fine. We had no issues with noise at all, but maybe that was because we were on the top floor.

    No issues with the thermostat in the room. For some reason, we were not able to set it any lower than 68, but it stayed at that temp the entire time and we never had any complaints with the temp. In fact, we were a little cold at night.

    For those who are concerned with the walk from LM to the main building - don't be! It's not bad at all! It was just not an issue. Of course, other buildings are closer, but for the standard rooms, the walk in not bad at all. We loved the theming around the resort - the pool looked fun, even though we didn't swim, and the Cars section is amazing!

    I am admittedly a deluxe-snob, so the things that bother me about the other values were the same at AoA:

    ~The room was really small. We are 2 adults and 2 little kids and it was short trip for us, and I still felt like we were bumping into each other all the time. Two sinks would have made things a lot easier.

    ~The values always seem SO much more crowded than other resorts. On our MK day, the line for the bus was so long, it overflowed past the line for the other park bus. It would have taken an hour just to get on a bus, so we ended up driving. It seemed to us that they should have done a better job of handling situations like that.

    If anyone has any questions, I'll be glad to try to answer them :)
     
  13. mjrusso45

    mjrusso45 Earning My Ears

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    I recently got upgraded from a LM room to an AoA suite. My stay is Dec 9 -14. When we did the upgrade, they could not specify a theme for the suite. Any thoughts on which one we'll end up in? (i.e. I assume the least desirable/least booked suites). Lion King?

    If so that's fine by me. Just curious and my daughter (9) and wife are much more interested. I'm just tickled for a suite.
     
  14. jeanylaser

    jeanylaser Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista big fan

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    What is the Difference between a standard room and a Family Suites? It's the Family Suites has more room than the Standard room! and I forgot which animated films are the Family Suites! I hope we will take the Cars Wing in Feb 2013!:confused:
     
  15. KMcCP

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    Ok I'm staying at LM right now and I have a gripe. I just went down to throw in a load of laundry- I wasn't able to since there are only 4 washers and someone was using them all. Really? 4 whole machines?
     
  16. stindall

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    The family suites are the Cars, Lion King, and Finding Nemo buildings. They have a kitchenette, two bathrooms and an extra room with a queen bed.
     
  17. jeanylaser

    jeanylaser Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista big fan

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    stindall for the info! We are going to stay in the Cars Wing for Feb 2013!
     
  18. lynn71092

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    Also, suites are probably twice the price as a standard room per night.
     
  19. jenlov

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    More than twice the price! We are getting two rooms, $105 each. A suite is like $260-270 ish for our dates.
     
  20. magic-camps

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    I received a pin in the email. We were booked in LM for Thanksgiving and were able to upgrade for free to Cars Suites. That was a great unexpected treat!:yay:
     
  21. OceanStateKelly

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    Cars - Jan 24 -30th can't wait
     
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