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Old 11-30-2012, 03:53 PM   #1576
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I was wondering if anyone has stayed at AOA in the cars section, & how was the noise level? We have reservations in Feb 2013, just wondering if I need to bring a radio or something.

I just started reading this thread great tips, I have found several that will be useful to us.

My daughter had a MAW trip last yr, stay at Give Kids the World, was there in May,too hot, did not get to enjoy the parks, she wanted to go back to the village after a few hrs, we mostly did Meet & Greets, she loved that,she was 3yrs old at that time. Hoping for better weather & smaller crowds this time.

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:28 AM   #1577
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1) Go in the Spring, Fall or Winter ( Summer is way to Hot and more people because of summer vacation)

2) Rent a scooter off site. It is half the price and its a gurantee as in the parks it is 1st come 1st serve. Also even if you don't need a scooter for health reasons, having one is a wonderful, especially with children. Taking turns with another adult riding helps you keep up your energy and allowing kiddos to lap ride helps them too. Plus you can hook backpacks on the seat

3) Bring your own drinks, snacks & at least lunch! It saved me soooooo much money. Bottle water, granola bars, baggies of gold fish, ect. As far as lunch- think lunchums or sub way/sandwhiches. You can get zip locks full of ice to keep cool.

4)Don't exspect to do it all in the 1st day or trip. Just relax, do what you can, and enjoy
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #1578
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2) Rent a scooter off site. It is half the price and its a gurantee as in the parks it is 1st come 1st serve. Also even if you don't need a scooter for health reasons, having one is a wonderful, especially with children. Taking turns with another adult riding helps you keep up your energy and allowing kiddos to lap ride helps them too. Plus you can hook backpacks on the seat
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #1579
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2) Rent a scooter off site. It is half the price and its a gurantee as in the parks it is 1st come 1st serve. Also even if you don't need a scooter for health reasons, having one is a wonderful, especially with children. Taking turns with another adult riding helps you keep up your energy and allowing kiddos to lap ride helps them too. Plus you can hook backpacks on the seat
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #1581
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I thought so too...but he didn't say which company he recommended renting from. Weird...
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:28 PM   #1582
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I remember seeing it on our last trip. Didn't think about taking pics with it. Now that I know it will make it rain, we'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the fun tip.
I stopped for a photo op at the umbrella twice (each time it was feb . 2010&2012) neither time did the rain feature work. They may shut it off during cold weather?.?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #1583
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Dont carry a bag to skip the bag check line. I brought twist ties to help me carry the couple things I wanted to bring. We were staying on site with a meal plan so wed fill our refillable mugs at the resort in the morning and then when the cup was empty wed use a twist tie to attach it to our pant belt loops so we wouldnt have to carry it. The weather was good so we didnt need to bring our ponchos to the park, but if I had taken them I would have put them in a zip-lock bag so I could squeeze them into the refillable mug once wed finished our drinks.

Magic kingdom, Epcot, and HWS now have free wi-fi (coming soon to other parks). I dont have a smart phone so I brought my {insert electronic of choice here for me it was a tablet} for in-line entertainment (carried via a twist-tie).
I use carabiner clips to attach things like my visor to my messenger bag. But I can't imagine attaching a tablet like my iPad to my belt loop with a twist-tie! Besides worrying whether it would fall off and break, I wouldn't want to walk along with bunch of stuff like a refillable mug attached to my belt loops. That's why I stopped using a big heavy mister bottle - hated having it bump along against my hip all day long. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #1584
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... backpacks ... Bottle water, granola bars, baggies of gold fish ... Lunchums or sub way/sandwhiches ... zip locks full of ice ...
It's no wonder this poster needs a rolling vehicle.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #1585
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Great thread!! Many ideas to use here for our 1st trip WOO HOOO

Planning a trip the same week Feb-Mar 2013!!
I am so excited!!
Here is praying for safe travel & good weather!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #1586
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I use carabiner clips to attach things like my visor to my messenger bag. But I can't imagine attaching a tablet like my iPad to my belt loop with a twist-tie! Besides worrying whether it would fall off and break, I wouldn't want to walk along with bunch of stuff like a refillable mug attached to my belt loops. That's why I stopped using a big heavy mister bottle - hated having it bump along against my hip all day long. Just sayin'.
Oh it looked totally tacky, I will definatly give you that! Lol

But I didn't really feel either bump along my hip and I was super careful to fasten the tablet very securely to avoid losing it. But of course it's a matter of preference. For me I go nuts carrying anything around in my hands all day - even a jacket. I even have trouble wearing a watch or a ring all day.
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Keep the tips coming !
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #1588
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Planning a trip the same week Feb-Mar 2013!!
I am so excited!!
Here is praying for safe travel & good weather!!
We'll be there the same time!
Hoping for good weather so I won't have to pack a lot of different clothing
Love this thread...looking for more great ideas
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We'll be there the same time!
Hoping for good weather so I won't have to pack a lot of different clothing
Love this thread...looking for more great ideas
This will be our second trip, went in May of 2011, it did not go so well. Stayed off site, it was record heat 96, DD wanted to go back to play in the water & once there, her & DH did not want to go back to the park. It was also the first time she had been anywhere on vacation, (Make A Wish Trip).
Over the past yr, she keeps asking to go back, she wants to eat at Cinderella Castle, we could not get reservations the last time, so we are planning an early Birthday celebration for her, & Yes!! I have reservations this time!!

Will be staying at AOA, Cars section.
Checking out all of these wonderful tips, I am trying to be better prepared this time!
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #1590
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This will be our second trip, went in May of 2011, it did not go so well. Stayed off site, it was record heat 96, DD wanted to go back to play in the water & once there, her & DH did not want to go back to the park. It was also the first time she had been anywhere on vacation, (Make A Wish Trip).
Over the past yr, she keeps asking to go back, she wants to eat at Cinderella Castle, we could not get reservations the last time, so we are planning an early Birthday celebration for her, & Yes!! I have reservations this time!!

Will be staying at AOA, Cars section.
Checking out all of these wonderful tips, I am trying to be better prepared this time!
I'm so glad that you all are going back and that you were able to get reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table.

Have a magical time!
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