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

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  1. cp'ersmom

    cp'ersmom Mouseketeer

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    Yes I would say it would fit 6 or 8
     
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  3. dnsmills

    dnsmills Disney Obsessed

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    For those that have stayed, what is the standard check-out time?
     
  4. allidale

    allidale Earning My Ears

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  5. allidale

    allidale Earning My Ears

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    It is $2.99 for the 1/2 gallon of milk (bought one this week)
     
  6. allidale

    allidale Earning My Ears

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    Yes, that is what I did and it was delivered just fine for out stay this week.
     
  7. sixkristy6

    sixkristy6 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks, I don't see why we would be in the other buildings but I was just wondering.
     
  8. ilanakan

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    For those that stayed- is it possible to have late check out. And if not, can you leave luggage at hotel at safe room to continue the day and leave later for a late flight out?
     
  9. Mr. Pig

    Mr. Pig I picked Monorail Coral.

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    You can ask for late check out. It is at the discretion of housekeeping. If it is really late you could be charged extra. I can't remember the times.

    All the resorts have either bell service or luggage service where they will store your luggage in a secure area. Being a value resort AoA would have a luggage service where you can take your own bags and then pick them up at any time. Leave enough time before departure to pick up bags.
     
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    mnmhouston Mouseketeer

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    On that note, do you need your key to enter the pool area? Can you enter any area's pool depending which section you are staying in?
     
  11. jcarwash

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    Each of the AoA pool areas are fenced and have a key entry system. You can use your AoA key from any section for all three.

    That said, Josh from easywdw visited recently and saw the Big Blue pool gate propped open all during his report. He speculated perhaps it was to encourage traffic to the Drop Off pool bar, which also has some food items available.
     
  12. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    last time we stayed at POP, Bell service came to get our luggage for us! (had a couple boxes and we were doing a split stay at AKL, just called and within 15 minutes he was there!
     
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    We have a late check out today at AoA for 1:00 pm- they told us that was the latest time possible
     
  14. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Always thinking about DISNEY!

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    We are in our LM room right now! (Building 8) which is furthest from Animation Hall :( anywho, does anyone have any questions i can answer??? ive so much appreciated everyone on here and im trying to return the favor! Also one great thing somehow i missed, they now offer FREE Internet!! woohoo!
     
  15. PrincessMomofTwo

    PrincessMomofTwo Earning My Ears

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    We'll be there at the end of the month. We are driving and I was wondering if it would make sense to drive and park near the bus stop when we want to take the bus to MK? Is there parking near the bus area? Just concerned about walking back at 10PM or later with very tired kids. I was also wondering how much of a wait there was to get a bus after park closings? Thanks! Hope you are having a great time!!
     
  16. Good Morning Dewdrop

    Good Morning Dewdrop Have Courage & Be Kind

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    LOL we just got home from building 8 which we lovingly referred to as "outer mongolia".

    It's really not a bad walk. We had asked for building 7 but got building 8....turned out to be a good thing as building 7 is Ursula - ick!

    FYI we wanted to steal the shower head - man was that a good shower!!! Seriously I think we're now looking to buy the same one for our house.

    For those that asked - most of the time the pool gates were closed but sometimes you'd find one open. One time we only had one room key with us - I was going back to the room to get changed (Kali River Rapids) DD (already in bathing suit) and dh were going to the pool. I took the key and sent them along figuring (correctly ) they'd find an open gate or get someone to let them in.
     
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    :rotfl: My plumber husband said something similar! It takes a lot to impress him when it comes to bathroom fixtures, but he enjoyed that shower head! :rotfl2:
     
  18. Spanky

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    DisneyPrincess Mom of Two - your question about driving to bus stop - why not just take your car to the park?
    Then you would not have to wait on a bus, or transfer sleeping kids from bus to car for drive back to your room location. Staying at a Disney resort gives your free parking at the parks. If you are staying until closing of the park, I would suggest you drive as there is always a very long line for the buses at the end of the day.
    The line for the trams to the parking lot moves much faster than the bus lines do at closing.l
     
  19. luvthemouse71

    luvthemouse71 Cries like a baby at Illuminations..

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    Hope you have a great trip!! Take lots of pics.
     
  20. wahmtexas

    wahmtexas Mouseketeer

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    was their any cell service in the rooms? what bldg were you in? were the beds comfortable?
     
  21. sturowski

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    We were in a LM room and I had zero cell service. I had to go outside of the room to make a call or text.... I thought our beds were comfortable! No complaints from my family
     
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