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Old 10-18-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Just back from AoA LM 54 Pics! + 71 more of other areas at AoA and a food pic link

Back last week and wanted to post pics for all those who are going to or thinking about staying there...




http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t...Fall%20DISNEY/

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Summer 87 Magic Kingdom College Program, 4 93, 4 94 and 3 95, 3 & 10 96, 10 98, 5 99, 10 01, 10 02, 10 04 & 10 05 off property 5 05 and 10 06 ASSports 9 07, 9 08 & 9 09 ASMo, POR 2 10, POP 4 10 and ASMo 9 10, ASMo 9 11, Dolphin 2 12, POP 4 12, AoA 9 12, Dolphin 1 13, POP 4 13 Dolphin 1 14 POP 4 14

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Your pictures are great! What did you think about the resort and the LM section?
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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I have never posted pics like this before so please let me know if you are all able to see them.

I loved the theming. If anythong looks cheesy in the pics, it is only that they do not do justice to the resoret in real life. The theming actually blends in with the sky at times and you cant tell where the resort ends and the sky begins, It's beautiful. Inside the rooms you are also imursed (SP) into the world of the little mermaid, it's like you are under the sea. There are hidden mickeys, some of which you can see in the pics, that my kids found and they are well done.

I think the walk is a bit much to the food court, I know you walk the parks all day, but to just get a drink, it's a lot. I think the distance between the lion king and the lm is a bit more making it longer. The service in the food court was poor at best but hopefully this will improve.

The nightstand is smaller than the other values and I think the beds are too, but I liked this, more space in the room is better than I bed I only sleep in for a few hours.

I like the fridge but hate loosing the drawers so I also posted pics of the hnagers we use (sweater and shoe) to help organize our things and I bring lots of our own hangers. We go for 12 - 18 days and even with doing laundry still need to bring a lot of clothes and costumes and bathing suits etc .

I ike the safe and the fact you enter your own code and liked the way you just swipe your card in front of the door and it opens. I found the fence around the pools to be a little restrictive and kind of ruins the view.

I like an outside entry so would not be liekly to stay in the suites as the have a common corridor and no acess to outisde from the room. The theming of the suites is very nive, but I think the walkways add another dimension and the flat walls are not as nice as the multi dimensional look the walkways offer.

The curtian that seperates the sink area from the room is also very nice. This is a great feature when getting dressed but you want light in the room.

Overall I think the rooms are very well done. You can walk across the bridge to pop and the walkway goes around the entire resort area of pop and AoA. There were 4 busses to pop while I waited for one to AoA so I jumped on one to pop and got back that way then ate at pop and wlked around to LM from the 50's section (you dont have to take the brigde)

If anyone has any questions, I'll do my best to answer

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Summer 87 Magic Kingdom College Program, 4 93, 4 94 and 3 95, 3 & 10 96, 10 98, 5 99, 10 01, 10 02, 10 04 & 10 05 off property 5 05 and 10 06 ASSports 9 07, 9 08 & 9 09 ASMo, POR 2 10, POP 4 10 and ASMo 9 10, ASMo 9 11, Dolphin 2 12, POP 4 12, AoA 9 12, Dolphin 1 13, POP 4 13 Dolphin 1 14 POP 4 14
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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I have never posted pics like this before so please let me know if you are all able to see them.

I loved the theming. If anythong looks cheesy in the pics, it is only that they do not do justice to the resoret in real life. The theming actually blends in with the sky at times and you cant tell where the resort ends and the sky begins, It's beautiful. Inside the rooms you are also imursed (SP) into the world of the little mermaid, it's like you are under the sea. There are hidden mickeys, some of which you can see in the pics, that my kids found and they are well done.

I think the walk is a bit much to the food court, I know you walk the parks all day, but to just get a drink, it's a lot. I think the distance between the lion king and the lm is a bit more making it longer. The service in the food court was poor at best but hopefully this will improve.

The nightstand is smaller than the other values and I think the beds are too, but I liked this, more space in the room is better than I bed I only sleep in for a few hours.

I like the fridge but hate loosing the drawers so I also posted pics of the hnagers we use (sweater and shoe) to help organize our things and I bring lots of our own hangers. We go for 12 - 18 days and even with doing laundry still need to bring a lot of clothes and costumes and bathing suits etc .

I ike the safe and the fact you enter your own code and liked the way you just swipe your card in front of the door and it opens. I found the fence around the pools to be a little restrictive and kind of ruins the view.

I like an outside entry so would not be liekly to stay in the suites as the have a common corridor and no acess to outisde from the room. The theming of the suites is very nive, but I think the walkways add another dimension and the flat walls are not as nice as the multi dimensional look the walkways offer.

The curtian that seperates the sink area from the room is also very nice. This is a great feature when getting dressed but you want light in the room.

Overall I think the rooms are very well done. You can walk across the bridge to pop and the walkway goes around the entire resort area of pop and AoA. There were 4 busses to pop while I waited for one to AoA so I jumped on one to pop and got back that way then ate at pop and wlked around to LM from the 50's section (you dont have to take the brigde)

If anyone has any questions, I'll do my best to answer

Thanks for the review - we'll be there in 3 weeks, and I love hearing first-hand reports!! I'm concerned about the walk from LM to the main building and buses, as we'll have two little ones and a teenager with a walking cast (and possibly wheelchair - we aren't sure yet if we'll rent one at home to bring with us and be able to use at the airport and resort, or if we'll just rent one at the parks for her.)

Great pics!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the review - we'll be there in 3 weeks, and I love hearing first-hand reports!! I'm concerned about the walk from LM to the main building and buses, as we'll have two little ones and a teenager with a walking cast (and possibly wheelchair - we aren't sure yet if we'll rent one at home to bring with us and be able to use at the airport and resort, or if we'll just rent one at the parks for her.)

Great pics!
for the first time we had this issue as well, DD 6 had a bad case of mono and was confined to a stroller most of the time. The boards informed me of a stroller as wheelchair pass that let me bring it into the lines and she transferred out once she was about to load. She would get tired and we would leave early, that's when I learned to take the bus to Pop, the waits were just to long and I saw very few AoA busses. DH had the car and it made sence for us to bus it instead of them with the park closing crowds. We have stayed at all values other than AsMusic and this was the longest wlak we've had. It wouldnt have kept me from staying there once, but It will keep me from staying there again. That and the pool fences and a few other things. It is a GREAT resort and I am glad we stayed there. The food court is VERY slow and the servers often didnt know what they were serving, but the food is very good and we had some favorite, the mongolian fish with paneer and basmati rice and the surf and surf sandwhich to name a few. The make your own salads and the chocolate granache mcikey.. and the gellato and and aaaaandddd.. get my point
you'll enjoy it as long as you are now what your facing going into it!
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a few photo's

more in the link above









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Summer 87 Magic Kingdom College Program, 4 93, 4 94 and 3 95, 3 & 10 96, 10 98, 5 99, 10 01, 10 02, 10 04 & 10 05 off property 5 05 and 10 06 ASSports 9 07, 9 08 & 9 09 ASMo, POR 2 10, POP 4 10 and ASMo 9 10, ASMo 9 11, Dolphin 2 12, POP 4 12, AoA 9 12, Dolphin 1 13, POP 4 13 Dolphin 1 14 POP 4 14
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Thank you!

Thank you very much for the trip review and the amazing pictures! You showed many great details about the resort in your pictures.

One question - If you tried all three pool, which one did you like the best? Were they all crowded.

Glad you and your family had a good time at AoA!

Thanks again!!

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Thank you very much for the trip review and the amazing pictures! You showed many great details about the resort in your pictures.

One question - If you tried all three pool, which one did you like the best? Were they all crowded.

Glad you and your family had a good time at AoA!

Thanks again!!

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Of course we tried all three pools
Nemo pool right outside animation hall was the most crowded but so VERY beautiful, and zero entry at the end next to the splash area (water spalshes up from the ground) and just beyond it outside the fence is the kids playground which in my daughters opionion was lacking, (I will post more pics but my coputer was boggin down last night so I quit) so we walked over to POP for their playground. I don't want to ruin it for anyone but the pool has a very special attribute that is magical!

LM pool just outside our door and very nice

Cars pool!!! Loved it and will post pics- loved the cars area, dd loves Mater. I have many pics to post of this area The pool has road cones that you can sit in for shade and my husband liked this as did I. We wnet there a bit later in the day and were surprised that it wasnt crowded and that cones were still available.

So the Nemo pool was most crowded but NOT to be missed abd you must go IN the pool, has the splach pool and paly area behind it outside the fence. Even though it had the most people at it, It is huge (largest of all resorts I am told) and didnt feel too crowded)

LM Pool and Cars pool more quite and also must see disney things beacuse the theming is just great!

enjoy your trip and I'll try to get those pics up now
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I just added more pics,but it pushed the bulk of the pics of LM to the end. Sorry. new to diong this and I hoped it would *** the new photos to the end of the album
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Fab pics!!! Thanks for sharing, I have just over a year to go but am soooo excited!
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Wonderful pics! Now I'm even more excited to stay there! We'll be there on November 10th. I'm worried about how far we will be from the food court. The map makes me nervous. Oh we'll, it is what it is! Thanks for the pics!
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Thanks a lot for sharing your photos and experience!! :D amazing pics!
So excited!! Staying two nights at LM over New Years!

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On your food pictures my question is where did you all get the Lobster?
The food at AOA looks really good I can't wait to eat there.
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I am sorry they are not all labeled yet. I tried several time but my computer kept freezing up! grrr The lobster was from Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian. It's a 2 TS rest. I love it there. During or after your meal, You can watch the MK fireworks from the deck because the music is pumped in and then wacth the Water Pagent Parade. It's awesome! Highly recommend! I'll go back now and try to label them again
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