I agree. I chose AoA because I think the Skyliner sounds safer in terms of COVID. However, it doesn't sound like it brings any advantage to park hopping at all and comes with a lot of waiting. It's a trade off I'm willing to take to feel safer in public transportation, but if rope dropping was my main goal, I wouldn't pick a Skyliner resort (except CBR since that's the hub).Thanks for all the answers.
I was choosing between cb and AoA and went for AoA due to the extra space as there is 5 of us but maybe wishing I hadn’t as the sky liner doesn’t sound so much of a plus now if you have to queue at 2 places.
We booked it thinking about the Covid risk, too. I wish they'd start the skyliner earlier in the morning to get people moving instead of piling up in line. I'm not sure if they have enough room to let people space out when they arrive at Epcot & HS but they could try and make it work. : )I agree. I chose AoA because I think the Skyliner sounds safer in terms of COVID. However, it doesn't sound like it brings any advantage to park hopping at all and comes with a lot of waiting. It's a trade off I'm willing to take to feel safer in public transportation, but if rope dropping was my main goal, I wouldn't pick a Skyliner resort (except CBR since that's the hub).
Here now. Went to Flippin Fins pool at 3pm today and was told they were at 100% capacity but that there was only one family ahead of us. We waited about 2 minutes and a space (2 lounge chairs) opened up. Didn't try any other pools here so can't comment on waits for those.Have there been lines to get in the AoA pools lately? I go on tuesday and the first day we are there we wanted to use the splash pools in particular, but dont relish the idea of a wait to get in.
It used to be Midnight but has been 11:00 PM for the last few years.Glad that I was able to book my resort stay at AoA a few weeks back. With the Disneyworld promotion, I was able to get one of the Little Mermaid rooms with ticket packages before everything went up. Staying at Pop Century or even a Coronado Springs package costs a couple of hundred more.
What time do the pools close in the summer?
I'm sure that the kids will love to go swimming after a return from the parks.
I will be honest in saying that I'm not sure exactly what time we caught those two busses, but I'm pretty sure they weren't the first to arrive. DH can be kind of pokey in the morning so I just do my best to get him out the door as soon as I can.What times were the HS and EP buses start coming to AOA. I was just at YC a week ago and was very disappointed in the AK and MK buses picking us up after 7am (definitely the first bus as i had waited since 615/620), missing rope drop 2 out of our 3 attempts. This is my first time at AOA, we're coming down with a big group for my bachelorette, and i want to make sure we get to rope drop without having to wait super long for the skyliner.
I'd agree with that assessment! This will be our first time staying at AoA, but we've stayed at All-Star Movies before. I agree that the decor is very "loud" at the values, but the kids definitely enjoyed it. They're huge fans of Toy Story, so staying at All-Star Movies was very exciting for them (they liked walking through the "Andy's room" door and by all the Toy Story statues). I know my daughter is going to love the Little Mermaid room. I had thought about staying at Caribbean Beach Resort for the better Skyliner service there, but I figured this is probably the last time I'll go when my kids will want to stay in these type of rooms. We have a whole future ahead of us at staying at the nicer resorts, but this is probably the last time my daughter will get excited about a Little Mermaid room! So, I'll use this trip for that now.We did find the room quite spacious, but the decor just wasn't for us, which I had expected would be the case. (The oversized figures and so on associated with the value resorts has never appealed to us and we think Port Orleans French Quarter is visually "loud." Port Orleans Riverside and Animal Kingdom Lodge are our favorite hotels.) My husband's comment is that he thought the room interior was like a nicely decorated child's room. This is definitely a personal taste thing as a local friend was actually quite taken with the room when she visited us and another said she knows someone who is very, very into Little Mermaid so it's her dream to stay there.
thanks for responding! do you think you still made it to HS before open or at least early enough to make your ROTR time? Given Epcot's current hours, I'm not worried for the skyliner yet!I will be honest in saying that I'm not sure exactly what time we caught those two busses, but I'm pretty sure they weren't the first to arrive. DH can be kind of pokey in the morning so I just do my best to get him out the door as soon as I can.