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  1. Madonna VanCuren
    January 16, 2019

    Hello Dave
    do the pods for the coffee maker in the lion king suites cost more when you order extra – we have a family of 6 coffee drinkers- IF SO, are the typical pods that they sell in the grocery store?
    thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom
    Madonna

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    • Dave
      January 17, 2019

      Hey Madonna, it’s not a Keurig (or at least was not on my last stay)–it uses individual soft filter packs that are hard to find elsewhere. just call housekeeping (the night before, not in the morning!!) for more coffee.

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  2. Anve2
    September 22, 2017

    Hi thank you for all the great info!! Can you tell me if the shampoos and kitchen supplies are renewed everday ??

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    • Dave
      September 22, 2017

      Hi Anve2! On the shampoos and such, they replace them either daily or when needed, it varies. On the kitchen supplies I’m not sure but if you need more you can request them.

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  3. Kelly B – Agent with Destinations to Explore
    February 20, 2016

    Anna – I’m Kelly, the dedicated Destinations in Florida travel agent for YourFirstVisit.net. I would love to help you book this vacation (my services are free when you book a Disney vacation package). Please email me at kellyb@destinationsinflorida.com to discuss the details of your trip.

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  4. Anna
    February 19, 2016

    Btw want to know where to stay and which has better transportation to & from magic kingdom.
    I know make a wish is for children but what provisions do they have for adult cancer patients.

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    • Dave
      February 20, 2016

      Anna, I’m so sorry. A short notice trip is hard–it’s hard to find rooms, and you need to pick parks and your FastPass+ ASAP.

      There’s a ton of on-site lodging options. The less expensive ones aren’t particularly convenient. My recommendations–in order by price level–are here, and the same page has links to detailed reviews. You can get a sense of individual hotel prices for then by clicking the links here.

      There’s no program for adults like give kids the world. But you may want to take a look at this.

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  5. Anna
    February 19, 2016

    It’s a bitter sweet trip for us. My sister taking grandchild age 7 for her first time to WDW. My sister is recouping from abdominal surgery but has aggressive chemo ahead of her so this is our window of time. There is sister & hubby, adult son, adult daughter & her 7 y/o daughter and myself. We would like to stay on property for 3 days and then a VRBO for 4 days to visit other parks and enjoy the weather. Coming from the Midwest and hoping to find something for 2nd wk of March. Yes I know it’s last minute but no control over time.
    Thanks
    Anna

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  6. Janice Williams
    January 16, 2015

    My family and I are staying at AoA this coming Spring break. This will be our first trip to Walt Disney. Do you have any helpful suggestions for the virgin eyes?

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  7. Tim
    September 30, 2014

    My family and I are staying at AoA Lion King Suites this coming week (10-4-14) and after reading your review I am even more excited. Love the work you do helping visitors make the most out of their stays. Thanks!

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    • Dave
      October 1, 2014

      Thanks, Tim!!

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  8. Jen S.
    August 26, 2013

    Hi Dave, We are staying at A of A in Sept on Free Dining discount. We were only able to reserve a family suite, no specification of which one. After your recent stay in Lion King and Cars, how would you compare the,m to Nemo? Which was your favorite? Any recommendations of buildings, floors, etc? Love your site. Has been so helpful with planning!

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  9. Gretchen
    August 19, 2013

    Hi Dave,
    This is a comment for Heather. We stayed in the Cars Suite last Fall. (I also have three boys!). Although they were able to sleep in the beds, if you needed an extra “bed”, I would use the cushions from the couch that you take off to pull out the bed. Place those on the floor for your little one to use as a bed an ask for some extra blankets. I don’t know if roll away beds are available at A of A but even if they are, you would likely be charged an extra fee. (I’m basing that on Caribbean Beach which charges their guests for use of a roll away bed.) Also, you may find after a day at the parks, that your boys don’t care if they have to sleep with a guerrilla because they are so tired! (:

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    • Dave
      August 20, 2013

      All great points, Gretchen! Thanks…

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  10. Judy
    August 19, 2013

    We stayed in Lion King last April and loved it. I had a couple of suggestions that would make it even better–a “night light” of some sort under the microwave shelf. We had to turn on lights that would wake those sleeping on the “table bed.” Also, a chair or ottoman of some kind in the master bedroom would be nice. There was no place to sit except the bed. Would be handy for dressing, etc.

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    • Dave
      August 20, 2013

      Greta points, Judy–I agree with both. Many families routinely bring a night light when traveling with their kids, and of course you can move one of the chairs from the dining tbale into the master bedroom…

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  11. Heather
    August 19, 2013

    The AoA suites look awesome, but do you know if rollaway beds are available? I have three boys who recently developed the habit of refusing to share beds with each other (which I can understand, since they’re all wild sleepers, and when they share, someone always ends up on the floor), so we need a total of four sleeping spaces. Silly boys!

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    • Dave
      August 20, 2013

      Heather roll-aways are quire rare at WDW, and I don;t know if AofA has any. For families like yours, I recommend bringing an air mattress and pump…

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