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  • On May 9, 2013
    Tiffany Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be staying at the AOA. I know AOA has several great pools, but I'm wondering what other resorts' activities/pools may be available to us as well? For instance, if we prefer a movie being shown at another resort, could we visit there instead?

    Hi Tiffany!

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel with your great question.
    You'll love Disney's Art of Animation Resort and its amazingly themed pools! Resort pools are intended for use by the guests staying at each, individual resort. Certain resorts such as Art of Animation and Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts actually have wrist band or room key policies in effect. 

    That being said, you are more than welcome to visit other Walt Disney Resort hotel properties to check out the amenities for your next stay - or - to enjoy some of their additional recreational options. For example, there are Pirate Adventure Cruises available at four resorts (call in advance to reserve (407) WDW-PLAY) as well as marinas offering watercraft rentals and even surrey bike rentals. A few properties definitely worth checking out for their recreational activities include Disney's BoardWalk, Port Orleans Riverside and Fort Wilderness.

    There are also some great, Children's Activity Centres available at many of Disney's Deluxe Resort properties. Consider reserving the kids (3-12) for an evening of fun while you enjoy an adult dinner nearby.

    You're certainly welcome to attend a Movie Under the Stars playing at a resort other than the one you're staying at. A fabulously fun location to consider is Disney's Fort Wilderness for Chip 'n Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long which happens just prior to the movie. S'more kits, marshmallows and roasting sticks are also available for purchase at this location. It's great fun! Another favourite location that's easy to get to is Disney's Beach Club. Here, the movie is shown on the beach and it's an easy walk from Epcot or boat ride from Hollywood Studios.

    If you'd like additional information on any of these options, please don't hesitate to write me back Tiffany. I'd love to hear from you again!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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