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

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  1. mnmhouston

    mnmhouston Mouseketeer

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    I've heard Building 9 was best. But would welcome other opinions as well.
     
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  3. caselaw3

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    we have a finding nemo suite - is there a best room/area that we should request? we have two little ones - 3 and 4 so I want to try to get the best location we can
     
  4. disneydreamfan14

    disneydreamfan14 See Ya Real Soon!

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    Building 9 is the closest, followed by 7, and 8 is the furthest away.

    It is all flat land, no hills, so with knee problems it will could 8-10 minutes from the lobby. Depending on how fast she walks with her knee problem, it could add or subtract some time.
     
  5. disneydreamfan14

    disneydreamfan14 See Ya Real Soon!

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    They both have essentially the same views: in both building 4 and 5 you can have pool, courtyard, lake, or LK (from bldg 5) or Cars (from bldg 4) views.

    Wherever you are placed in FN it wont be too far a walk to the lobby as FN is located directly behind it.
     
  6. caselaw3

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    Great...thanks so much...what about noise?
     
  7. TheLadyTremain

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    A few quick questions:

    1. Does the resort provide coffee for the in-room coffee maker? If not, what type of coffee make is it (so I can purchase the proper coffee)?

    2. Can I fit a gallon of milk in the fridge?

    3. I remember reading months ago when I booked the resort that their was a plan for drink refill stations in each section of the hotel. Did this ever happen? We are booked in a Cars suite. Where is the nearest refill station?

    4. Can I request a pack and play and/or bed rails or are they located in the room already?

    5. As mentioned we are booked in the Cars suites. Any suggestions for a building as close to Animation Hall, parking lot, pool, etc?

    6. Is there a playground located at the resort?

    7. Any opinions on the buses as of late? Good, bad, the same as usual, etc?

    Thanks. Sorry for all the questions. We leave in a few weeks and I am a bit behind in my planning and research. And my husband is not thrilled with this resort option!
     
  8. lovingeire

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    I inserted my answers below your questions!
     
  9. sunnydays28

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    Where are the stairs located in the LM wing?
     
  10. merpbam

    merpbam Earning My Ears

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    Staying in a LM room made reservations through Disney are we able to request which building? After reading looks like #9 is closest how do we request prior to arrival? Thanks
     
  11. Mom2Luci

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    On the ends of the buildings and in the middle by the elevators.
     
  12. honkytonkmama

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    Does anyone know if there is an extra charge for requesting a pool view room in the little mermaid area?
     
  13. jcarwash

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    No, there are no differing room rates for the Little Mermaid rooms. So adding a request wouldn't cost you extra, but it's also not a guarantee you'll get that request.

    For comparison at Pop Century you can specifically reserve, and pay extra for, a preferred pool view or standard pool view room.
     
  14. jcarwash

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    You can call back to Disney reservations and ask to add a building request to your reservation. It won't be guaranteed but they do their best to fulfill what you want. They do add specific building number requests so you can ask for building 9.
     
  15. smidgy

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    the map at the start of this page shows walkways at both the middles AND the ends of the LM buildings. so I don't get what you guys are talking about. is the map wrong?

    anyone?
     
  16. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    I honestly don't remember. If it was anywhere near convenient, I would have taken it. Maybe it is too far to the outside of the resort to save any steps. We were in building 7 and always heading toward the bus stops and Animation Hall.
     
  17. bookgirl

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    If I remember correctly they map makes it look like they come out right from the stairways but they don't you have to cross the grass behind the stairs to get to the walkways. Just slightly different.

    If you leave a stair and try to go to the 'front' of the building 9 (towards the parking lot) you have to walk along the walkway to the middle of the whole building. If you exit to the back you can cut across some grass to get to the walkways and then cut back to the parking lot.

    Not sure how buildings 7 and 8 are set up.
     
  18. Lauralaylin

    Lauralaylin Earning My Ears

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    Nevermind, found my answer. :)
     
  19. equinox

    equinox Dreams coming true! My girl's are going to wdw!

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    we are looking into AOA for dec 2013 exact dates for pop warner but don't want to share resorts! We aren't sure if we will have 4 or 5 so does anyone know for both LM rooms Or suites?:)





     
  20. sunnydays28

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    There are a ton of LM/AoA videos on YouTube that show walkways, landscaping, etc to get an idea of how it is laid out.

    We are requesting a ground floor room close to the parking lot and I will have no problem walking through the grass to get to our room easier but will not walk over plants and landscaping for just a few more feet.
     
  21. pisc0011

    pisc0011 Earning My Ears

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    Can anyone be completely honest how the walk is from the main pool/Hall to LM room?
     
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