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Old 02-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #121
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LOVE it!

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
(I totally would just keep swimming in that area!)
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #122
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LOVE it!

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
(I totally would just keep swimming in that area!)
And what you will love even more is that when the CM gives you directions to your room (or any other directions I presume), they tell you "Swim to the left towards the Lion King section, etc." So cute!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #123
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The Finding Nemo section looks fantastic! That's one of my favorite movies anyway, and the pool looks great. I did see some of that section while on the bridge briefly.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #124
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The Finding Nemo section looks fantastic! That's one of my favorite movies anyway, and the pool looks great. I did see some of that section while on the bridge briefly.
I forgot to mention, and did not experience it myself, but in the Nemo pool if you go underwater you can hear music or FISH TALKING!!! How totally awesome is that, dude?!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:41 PM   #125
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I forgot to mention, and did not experience it myself, but in the Nemo pool if you go underwater you can hear music or FISH TALKING!!! How totally awesome is that, dude?!!!
Dude....that is way cool.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:09 AM   #126
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Crowd levels were both awesome and awful, depending on the day. What dates exactly are you thinking of going?




Thanks. I think it's interesting to see photos at night. Disney does night time lighting so well! Yes, there is a (small) playground in the Nemo section, which I will post next.




Just say you will go with or without them. They ought to feel guilty letting you go alone and will join you, right? Try to go over for lunch, they have one of the best food court of all Disney resorts. That should work to convince them, men and their stomach!

Exactly, just one tiny tiny slide would have made all the difference.




How lucky of you to have gotten a suite without having to pay the difference! What section were you in? Even if you can't afford a suite next time, the LM rooms are amazing anyway.



We were in the Cars section.. Lightening McQueen suite that my four year old found amazing!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #127
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Thanks! It was my great-grandma's name. I fell in love with the name when I was about 12 and my grandma would tell me stories about her mom. I knew right there and then that my first daughter would have that name. That's so cool that our daughters are only about 2 weeks apart (I think, based on your signature)!

That is such a sweet story! And yes, my daughter was born on July 4th, so about 2 weeks! She was supposed to be a June baby, but she decided to wait for the fireworks.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #128
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I'll come back later to do the rest of the replies as I'm about to go to bed, but I wanted to write this one before I forget since it's something I already forgot once.

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One little tip with the hot water, run the coffee maker without coffee and you'll have just hot water, it works in a pinch
Thanks. I knew about that tip, but at AoA they don't have coffee makers in the standard rooms (I think they have one in the suites). Then at Beach Club they had this little new generation coffee maker that only makes one cup at a time. We tried it once, but it took so long, we decided we preferred to walk to the food court.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #129
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Your photos of the AoA are really great... I think that if I stayed there I'd have to stay in the Little Mermaid Section... I love that huge statue of Ursula... she looks extra creepy at night...

The whole place is really awesome... I love how they've incorporated the newest design in the food court and the lobby... cool design and just so very Disney...
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:16 AM   #130
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Dude....that is way cool.
I have a friend who visited AoA with her friends and they lied down next to the pool and put their ear in the water to listen. I totally should have done that!


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We were in the Cars section.. Lightening McQueen suite that my four year old found amazing!!
I bet he did! I can't imagine any little boy that would not like those suites.


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That is such a sweet story! And yes, my daughter was born on July 4th, so about 2 weeks! She was supposed to be a June baby, but she decided to wait for the fireworks.
Thanks.
She must have thought "I'm a special girl, I should arrive on a special day!" or "Oh, look! They have fireworks just for ME! How nice!"


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Your photos of the AoA are really great... I think that if I stayed there I'd have to stay in the Little Mermaid Section... I love that huge statue of Ursula... she looks extra creepy at night...

The whole place is really awesome... I love how they've incorporated the newest design in the food court and the lobby... cool design and just so very Disney...
It's so hard to choose just one section to stay in at AoA. I might have to go back several times so I can try them all. Yes, Ursula looks creepy, just the way it should be.

There really is no better word to describe AoA. It's DISNEY!

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #131
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I'm just about to post the last Art of Animation update. I have one regular update from Day 1 that I can post after that, then I need to wait until I receive the photopass CD to continue. I received an email saying it was shipped on January 31st, so hopefully it won't be too long. I've been pretty good at typing my updates ahead of time this trip, so I should be able to maintain this pace for a little while. I got pretty bad at writing in my trip journal after a few days though, and I'm going back to work in less than 3 weeks ( ) so we'll see how it goes.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #132
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Art of Animation Review part 5 – Cars Area

Both Cars Land in California and the Cars section of Art of Animation opened on the same date. I’m not a fan of the movie Cars at all, but this area is just as spectacular as the other ones. I’m pretty sure staying here would a dream come true for any little boy out there.








You can come up to basically any car to take your picture with. It’s like the McQueen & Mater meet & greet at DHS, except with way more cars and without a line.







Speaking of Mater & McQueen, they are there too.






Luigi’s Tires




The pool is themed on the Cozy Cone Motel.









You can even rest in the shade in your own private cone!






I love that! Plus, it’s free!!!

Well, that concludes my walking tour of Art of Animation. I hope you enjoyed it! We’ll return to our regular trip updates next.




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Old 02-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #133
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I definitely want to take full advantage of all the cool "statues" to take pics with when I'm there
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #134
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That section looks great! I really like that they have all of the cars where you can take pictures of them! And the cones for shade around the pool are fantastic!
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I was really impressed with all the choices of food and stuff in Landscape of Flavours! It was all a little bit different than other value food courts, and was all delicious! I liked it a lot! There's a high chance we'll be walking over from Pop to eat there this trip! Hhaha
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