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  1. Kelly B- Destinations In Florida
    December 12, 2019

    Hi Jane,

    Disney has listed Mid-September 2020-Mid-December for the actual dates of refurbishment of the Big Blue Pool at AoA. So your August dates shouldn’t be impacted.

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  2. Jane
    December 5, 2019

    Hi Dave, I was looking at AOA for a possible mid to late August 2020 trip idea, but it says that the Big Blue Pool will close for maintanence starting in “fall 2020.” Would an August visit be impacted by this? I remember a lot of speculation about what “fall” means to Disney re: the opening of the SWGE. Then they went with August, but it was earlier than everyone expected. Basically, after having the skyliner we don’t want to go back and not have the skyliner, and the family suite there was perfect. I was also thinking of Carribbean Beach, however, but we like to have 2 bathrooms so the 5 people rooms there aren’t enough. We’d have to get 2 CB rooms vs the one AOA room. I wouldn’t want to go to AOA without the big pool.

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  3. Eric
    August 1, 2018

    Hi Dave, we are staying at Pop but would love to walk over to AoA with the kiddos. I know the pools are fenced in (for AoA guests only) but do you recall if the playground, right near the bridge, is fenced in as well?

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    • Dave
      August 2, 2018

      Hi Eric, it is not fenced in!

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  4. Noemi
    April 26, 2018

    Do you know what the pool hours are at the A of A?

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    • Dave
      April 27, 2018

      Noemi, they vary over the course of the year. 10a to 8p is a safe bet.

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  5. Roberta
    April 5, 2018

    Does the bedroom door in the Cars Suite lock?

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    • Dave
      April 5, 2018

      Roberta, ignore this and see my next comment! Sorry, Roberta, I don’t remember, and none of my images show the right areas of the door to be conclusive.

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    • Dave
      April 5, 2018

      Hi Roberta, I found a photo from another stay that suggests there is a press lock in the middle of the doorknob:

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  6. MICHELLE
    March 3, 2018

    Do they have life vests for kids?

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    • Dave
      March 4, 2018

      Hi Michelle, yes, there are first-come, first-served vests at all the pools.

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  7. Beatrice
    April 15, 2017

    Hi Dave!
    Thank you so much for all the useful information!! Do the Little Mermaid buildings have access to an ice maker? I did not see the ice buckets in the pictures of the standard rooms, just in the family suites.

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    • Dave
      April 15, 2017

      Beatrice, yes–the ice buckets are on the countertop of the bath

      Bath Sink Little Mermaid Art of Animation Room from yourfirstvisit.net

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  8. Deb mahoney
    October 25, 2016

    Do The rooms at AOA have a hairdryer?

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    • Dave
      October 26, 2016

      Deb, yes.

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  9. Donna
    October 21, 2015

    Areany of the pools heated in November

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    • Dave
      October 21, 2015

      Donna, all of Disney’s pools are heated.

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