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

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  1. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    We actually review bus service when choosing a resort. AoA, like Pop, has dedicated bus service, which is a huge plus. One stop, no worries about buses being full when they get there. We were at AoA for 10 nights in December and never waited more than 5 or 10 minutes for a bus. When one was full, another came pretty quickly.
     
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  3. ManyMinnie

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    We thought the bus service was great.
     
  4. jce2

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    I am a bit confused. The description of the AoA suites says there is a queen size bed in the bedroom but the Disboards audio review seems to imply its a full. we are planning a trip for my family of four adults (My wife & I, 21 year old daughter and 19 year old son) AoA seems to be the only viable option. Places line POR (my fave) wont work as son and daughter cant very well share a bed. How long is the fold out couch in AoA?
     
  5. jcarwash

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    The master bedroom in the suites (not standard rooms) has a queen size bed. From the Disney site description:

    "Family suites include a bedroom with one queen-size bed; one double-size convertible TableBed; one double-size sleeper sofa; living room; 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette."

    Little Mermaid standard rooms at AoA have double-size (full) beds, not queens.
     
  6. donnac1218

    donnac1218 Mouseketeer

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    We just stayed there last week. Queen in bedroom, full for pull out sofa and table bed.
     
  7. Jimbo352

    Jimbo352 Earning My Ears

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    While we are talking about beds here, do they have bed rails available or do I have to move the mattress to the floor for my 2.5 yr olds? And if they have them is it something I need to reserve well in advance? Thanks
     
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    Yes they have them. I don't think you will have to reserve them ahead of time. I have never heard of someone requesting them upon check in and not getting them. But it you do request them beforehand, sometimes they will be in the room when you arrive.
     
  9. kaylasmom07

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    I would like to know the answer to this question too. We'll be staying in the lion king suites in november but I would switch to another area if this is a problem.
     
  10. mmtwinmama

    mmtwinmama Mouseketeer

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    Thanks! We are not doing dining so I think we will be ok with that.
     
  11. dmbcanada

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    What is the quickest way to get from AOA to GF for 1900 Park Fare?
     
  12. dtr_angel

    dtr_angel You're really cute, but I have no idea what you ar

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    Have not stayed at AoA but I would take a bus to MK and monorail to GF.

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  13. LisaCM614

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    I would take a cab. We stayed at AoA and took a cab to chef Mickey. Super easy and < $20 for the 6 if us
     
  14. lazer

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    We've changed plans 100 times, but are set. Staying at AOA September 13th-22nd. Have only ever stayed at Pop, but after checking out AOA last year we decided to switch it up. Love their food options. And, obviously big fans of dedicated busses.
     
  15. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    I agree. Resort to resort I take a cab when possible. AoA or Pop to GF is right at $20 with tip.
     
  16. LisaCM614

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    Little Mermaid or Family Suite? We love AoA!
     
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    I've always just asked for them at Check-in. They usually bring them to the room within a few minutes (and once they even managed to have them in the room before we got our bags from the car and walked up there).
     
  18. lazer

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    Little Mermaid. It's me, my DH, 4 year old and 1 year old (his second trip in less than a year...prepping him for a Disney life).
     
  19. dmbcanada

    dmbcanada Mouseketeer

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    Might do the monorail from MK rather than cab since DD hasn't been on monorail before. But will keep cab option in mind.
     
  20. Haley

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    Yay! I just booked AoA for 12/2-12/9 - the availability is getting limited so I bit the bullet. When flights come out we might move the dates a little. We are doing a family suite for just my husband, 2 yr old daughter and me.

    We stayed there this past October in a Nemo suite for 1 night before staying at the BC and loved it! Love the pool, food court and the transporation is FAST!

    We could only book "family suite" but I think we'll request Nemo or Lion King- not sure.
     
  21. linseyjo26

    linseyjo26 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks so much for your reply. For $20 taking a cab sounds like a much better idea. I will plan on that. Thank you!!
     
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