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

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  1. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Wow, we have Sprint, EVO 4G and EVO shift and had no problems whatsoever. Now, my MIL has Verizon and some kind of Samsung phone and she did nothing but complain about it having issues while we were at WDW.
     
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  3. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

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    Any recommendations for the Nemo Suites? Things to do?

    1st trip to Disney, February.
     
  4. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    Unfortunately, the sim card we use in our iPhone when we're in the US works on sprint.
    The coverage in WDW is absolutely the worst.
    To get a line at pop century we had to go outside of the room.

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  5. AliceIn

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    I stayed in the Cars section and had no issues at all with my Verizon phone. The reception was pretty decent in all the parks, though sometimes when you wait inside some of the buildings reception gets a little spotty.
     
  6. Nicole786

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    Just returned from our stay at the Lion King suites with my 2 friends!! I was beyond impressed with everything!! A little background: We are all mid 20s, my 2 friends are boyfriend and girlfriend. They took the room with the queen bed and I had the living room to myself with my choice of bed. I alternated each night to try and see which is better. The pull down bed from the wall felt no different then a regular mattress and I was shocked! I was really worried I wouldn't be able to sleep on either bed and it would have been a waste of money but that wasn't the case!!

    We loved the food court options, didn't have a noise issue.

    Our only issue was the terrible phone service we had. We were in Lion King building 6, third floor. We all have AT&T iPhone's, i'm the only one with the new 5, they have the 4S. We barely had any service, and could not connect to Wifi. We did notice how the service dramatically improved (I even had LTE) when we walked over to the Little Mermaid section.

    Hope that helps someone!
     
  7. Gupbrat

    Gupbrat Earning My Ears

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    Read some where that AoA serves REAL coffee? Even if you have to purchase, can someone confirm this?
     
  8. I loveStitchnippyjon

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    Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but I have not read the previous 101 pages!
    I am considering a standard room. Do any buildings have elevator access to the upper floors? I can do the stairs, but at the end of the day my arthritic knees complain....
     
  9. jimandami

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    There are elevators in the building with suites but I am pretty sure not in the LM buildings.
     
  10. jcarwash

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    The standard room buildings in the Little Mermaid section have elevators in the center area for upper floor access.
     
  11. jimandami

    jimandami DIS Veteran

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    I stand corrected :)
     
  12. jcarwash

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    Nope -- no reports of any "real" coffee. The coffee options at AoA are:

    1. Standard Disney Nescafe in the food court.
    2. Pod-style coffee makers in the suites. This may be where the "not Nescafe" idea is coming from.
     
  13. Good Morning Dewdrop

    Good Morning Dewdrop Everything Is Awesome!

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    I can confirm LM has elevators to all floors.
     
  14. Disneygal19

    Disneygal19 I love ºoº

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    These resort maps can be. Hit deceiving we are booked here for Xmas 2013 and have a nemo room right now. However will all the reviews cars sounds amazing!!

    Which is closer my aunt is coming and can't really walk so we need to be in the them closest to AH and buses. Ty!!
     
  15. penni520

    penni520 Mouseketeer

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    :cool1:Just booked LM, ground level, Facing the lake and Building 7:cool1:
    Going December 7 - 14, 2013:cool1:
     
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    Actually, Lion King might be better. Look for building #10. There are staircases on either end of the building on the outside, but your aunt will probably need to enter through the courtyard entrance and use the elevator.
     
  17. penni520

    penni520 Mouseketeer

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    Can some one please tell me that they don't have smoking right outside the door of the food court?
    Like it is over at Pop
     
  18. jimandami

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    Sorry...that is exactly where it is!
     
  19. piratehookspixiedust

    piratehookspixiedust Mouseketeer

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    We stayed here during our first visit to wdw from September 22-29. We were beyond impressed with everything. It was our first so I don't really have nother Disney resort to compare it to. I have Sprint and a 4s and had great service while at our hotel but not in the parks?

    We have already decided we will do everything in our power to return to wdw for fall break in 2013 and are trying to decided if we should stay here again since we were so impressed or give another value resort a shot?:confused3

    We stayed in the Little Mermaid section and I was extra happy since that is my favorite Disney movie!
     
  20. Neesy228

    Neesy228 Wishes...

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    They also have smoking areas all along the running/walking path around the lake. Makes it lots of fun to run in the morning.
     
  21. Good Morning Dewdrop

    Good Morning Dewdrop Everything Is Awesome!

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    sadly it's true. If you're a non-smoker I strongly recommend you do not eat in the Little Mermaid section right by that door - you can smell the smoke when the wind is blowing. Also don't sit on that end of the Nemo pool (you can smell it there too).

    I spoke to the resort manager (he happened to be on the desk one day) and complained (politely) about the location of that smoking area. He seemed to note it but I doubt somehow it will be moved unless a whole lot of people complain. I didn't know POP had one similarly located. That was our only complaint during our stay.
     
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