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

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  1. Chavaleh

    Chavaleh Mouseketeer

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    Great! Sounds a lot better than Pop was (for us).

    Yup! We already have one but I'm thinking I should pick up another. It was definitely useful last time.
     
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  3. Disney2013

    Disney2013 Earning My Ears

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    We just got home from a 10 day stay at AoA. We fell in love with the resort, it was great!!!!!! My DH and I visited WDW 17 years ago, so when we started planning this trip I knew I needed to do ALOT of research because so much had changed. I'm so thankful for all of the posts regarding AoA, it helped me to plan an absolute amazing trip. The things that I was worried about, like the distance from the buses to the rooms, or to refill mugs, not having enough space in our suite for 6 of us-it all turned out fabulous. The walks really were not bad at all, and we had plenty of room with myself, DH, DD18, DS13, DS9 and DS7. Our 2 married daughters and there kids stayed in the Little Mermaid rooms and they loved them!!!!! Also, the buses ran very conveniently as well!!!!! We really have no complaints, and will be planning another stay at AoA!!!
     
  4. mickeyfan0805

    mickeyfan0805 Mouseketeer

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    Do they have life vests available at the pool(s)? If so, are they available at all of the pools or just the main?
     
  5. disney-akj

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    Any idea if there is a hair wrap station by the pool? One poster believed there was. Anyone else remember seeing one?
     
  6. Marblies

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    I don't recall seeing one. You can walk over to POP for hair wrapping.
     
  7. jcarwash

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    Yes, you can expect to find life vests at all three of the pools.
     
  8. Ivonne

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    Staying at the lion king section. What kind of toiletries do they leave??? Towels??? Really excited to stay at AOA.........

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  9. disney-akj

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    Thanks! That won't work though. My DD13 wants a wrap. I was hoping she would be able to get one close to the pool while my DD11 and DS7 were swimming. That way I could monitor all 3 children at once. I trust DD13 to be close by getting a hair wrap by herself. Sending her to POP by herself isn't going to happen :rotfl:
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    You could walk over to Pop and use the pool there (though technically you aren't supposed to) and have her get her hair wrapped. It wouldn't take too long. I do think they have them in the parks at a few spots too.
     
  11. mickeyfan0805

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    Thx!
     
  12. happywifeandmom

    happywifeandmom Earning My Ears

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    this might not help much, but we've stayed several times at the POFQ and POR and each time I've seen hair wrapping being done at the boat dock at POR (just outside the door to Boatwrights Restaurant). if you have the time to get there, you could have her hair done, take a ride on the canopy bikes (i forget what they're called) and/or take a boat ride to Downtown Disney and back. ;)
     
  13. JM1226

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    Do the suites have an iron & ironing board in them?
     
  14. dansdad

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    The suites and the standard rooms have them.
     
  15. SpectroMagic*o*

    SpectroMagic*o* Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas

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    Ive never been to AoA yet, first trip there next month..anyone know if they do the movie nights like Pop and a lot of other resorts do?
     
  16. 2Pirates2Princesses

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    I read that they do the nightly big screen movies over in the Lion King area of the resort.
     
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    SpectroMagic*o* Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas

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    Great! Thank you! :thumbsup2
     
  18. Alyssa88

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    We will be at a Nemo suite 4/7-4/15. I am soooo excited!:cool1:

    Thanks so much for this thread. I have not read all of it (wish I could, but apparently, I am expected to work for some of the day, lol), but I had a lot of questions answered from what I did read!
     
  19. pixxi

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    Since it is AOA, do they have any special animation classes, people drawing or special section to buy art supplies? My daughter has been into drawing Disney characters the last few years.
     
  20. schmeve

    schmeve Disney Nerd :-)

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    I can't WAIT to stay in a LM room!! I'm so excited, its my all time favorite Disney princess movie. It was my first movie in a theater lol.

    Anyway, I've tried to read through the entire thread but my two kids keep needing stuff (the nerve!) hahaha. We are renting a double city mini and it just dawned on me....will this fit in our room folded or should we keep it in our car (We're driving from the Philly area) when we get back from the parks?
     
  21. JM1226

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    Does the Suites have TV's in the bedrooms?
     
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