I went round and round on how to maximize our trip. When I booked it, I hadn’t looked at flight schedules. My options were to #1. Fly out from St. Louis at 6am and with stopovers not arrive at WDW until late afternoon, or #2. Fly out late on Sunday and arrive late on Sunday. Neither option gave us time at a park (and my wife and 3 kids are not going to go to the midnight EMH at MK on Sunday, then get up for rope drop the next morning).
Finally, I just decided I’d add an extra night and fly out late Saturday. Get in Saturday night. Hit MK on Sunday morning.
Sound simple? Not when your resort is not available for that extra night. :frown:
So…I got the extra night…by switching the entire vacation over to The Art of Animation Studios. We’re staying in the Lion King Suites. (A suggestion Dana made a few weeks ago, and I rejected!)
To be honest, the suits look kind of gaudy to me. The outside reminds me of Pop Century, but the rooms themselves are a bit too “themed.”
I was also annoyed that AAS & FW are about the same price, but AAS is considered a “value resort.” So I had to “upgrade” the dining package, because value resorts are only offered free quick service meals with the promo. So adding the one night, cost us an unexpected, additional $400.
But I’m okay with the changes. We can now add another FS dinner to our vacation–probably Whispering Canyon Cafe (not positive, yet). And I think I’ll be the first MBer to stay in AAS. Correct?