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Old 03-19-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Info thread Family Suites at All Star Music vs. POR

Family Suites at All Star Music vs. POR

The Family Suites run about $35 more than a standard room at POR-AB.

Comparisons:


The Family Suites has 2 seperate sleeping areas.
POR has 1.

The Family Suites are 520 square feet.
POR is 314 square feet.

The Family Suites has 2 bathrooms.
POR has 1 bathroom.

The Family Suites have 2 dressing areas with a privacy curtain.
POR has 1 dressing area with a privacy area.

The Family Suites have 2 sinks( 1 each next to the bathrooms), 2 closets, 2 safes, & 2 hair dryers.
POR has 2 sinks ( a double) .1 closet,1 safe, and 1 hair dryer.

The Family Suites have a kitchette with a nice storage area,lots of counter space, a microwave , paper plates & bowls, plastic ware, can opener, Paper towels, fridge,& coffeee pot.
POR has a fridge &a coffee pot.

The Family Suites -Sleeps up to 6 (plus one child under age 3 in a Pak-n-Play crib)
POR-Sleeps up to 5 (plus one child under age 3 in a Pak-n-Play crib)

The Family Suites--Queen bed, full-size pullout sofa, convertible ottoman & chair sleepers (4 separate sleepers) & 2 TVs.
POR has 2 double beds and a trundle bed&1 TV.

The Family Suites -Studio amenities and separate sleeping areas giving more privacy than a standard room.
POR is a standard room.

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Here is the layout of POR:


POR room lay out



Family Suite layout
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Here are some photos of the POR room with the trundle bed from Allearsnet:






the trundle bed

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Here are some photos from the DIS resort website:

** NOTE there is a wall mounted hair dryer next to the bathroom sink.
Look at 8th and 10th phots down and you will see it.



















































For more info about the All Star Resorts Please visit the FAQ thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1072409





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Old 05-22-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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Going with my DH, DD (5), Mom in November

Hi everyone!
I'm new on the board!
I'm also very new to Disney - only been once - back in 1974!!!!
We're taking my DD for her birthday in November and want to take my mom with us -

Asking for suggestions
Where to stay - we'd like a one bedroom suite so that my mom can have a sleep area separate from ours.

We would like moderate - but are clueless as to where....FQPO seems to have awesome reviews - anyone know about their suites? Do they have suites?

Any other suggestions as far as deals?
I can't seem to find any package deals for November at all - we're going 10-17.
Would like to get the dining plan - free would be awesome!

Thanks so much in advance -
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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Hi everyone!
I'm new on the board!
I'm also very new to Disney - only been once - back in 1974!!!!
We're taking my DD for her birthday in November and want to take my mom with us -

Asking for suggestions
Where to stay - we'd like a one bedroom suite so that my mom can have a sleep area separate from ours.

We would like moderate - but are clueless as to where....FQPO seems to have awesome reviews - anyone know about their suites? Do they have suites?

Any other suggestions as far as deals?
I can't seem to find any package deals for November at all - we're going 10-17.
Would like to get the dining plan - free would be awesome!

Thanks so much in advance -

Welcome to the DIS!

I would suggest you ask your question on theresorts board just start a new thread.

Here is the website for the resorts board:

http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12

The only mod that has Suites is CSR and they are quite pricey.

The Family Suites at All Star Music (a value ) start at $179 a night during value season in 2007.

A Jr. Suite at CSR starts at $330 a night during value season.

here is the website that listsresorts with room types, number of guesys allowed to sleep in the rooms, seasons and rates for 2007;

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/disne...2007.htm#VALUE

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DH and I stayed in a Family Suite at All Star Music ( a value resort) last Sept. (2006)

We really enjoyed the Queen size bed, the kitchenette with the microwave, having a sofa and cushioned chair to sit on and relax after a day at the parks before retiring for the evening.

I thought the pullouts very comfortable.

They are designed so the back cushion and seat cushion of the pullout support the pullout. There is no meatle bar to hurt the sleepers back.

Info thread--Pullouts in Family Suites at ASMU with photos of how the pullout is supported.

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...0#post18100990

Here is the layout of the Family Suites:




Here is my review of the Suites:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...74&postcount=7

For more photos and info please see this info thread:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1392879

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Thanks

so much for both responses!
how do you write so much so quickly???
Ok - what about the newsletter? Are there deals on that?
should i request the May newsletter since i just missed it?
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:57 AM   #5
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This is the thread I've been looking for!

As I've mentioned before, we're planning a trip for next summer for our family of 5 (kids aged 10,8 and 5) As teachers, we're on a budget, so I'm guessing the Contemporary is out (although I would LOVE that monorail hop to the MK )

So right now it looks like a choice between a trundle room at POR, 2 connecting rooms at POP and a family suite at ASM. I change my mind on a daily basis and don't want to book anything until the prices for next year come out.

Judging from the pictures you've posted, the ASM suites seem SOOO roomy and wonderful-- you may have swayed my opinion, at least for today.

These seem to be my main concerns:

- The trundle bed at POR seems pretty much like a mattress on the floor. Am I right or is it just the pictures?

- A lot of the wonderful things I've heard about POR center on the atmosphere. To be honest, that will probably be wasted on my 3 young kids... or will it? They're happy in any room as long as there's a pool/

- Are the bus waits from ASM really that bad in August? I know they will be first thing in the morning and after the park closes, but how bad is bad? How are they the rest of the day?

-I read somewhere that the family suites aren't subject to discounts. Does that included AAA or just the codes that Disney publishes? Or is the price they publish in August or whenever the same price that everyone in every family suite will pay?

- We don't know yet about the dining plan-- is it offered as part of the ASM Suites?



What else can anyone tell me to help me make up my mind?

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Old 09-30-2007, 09:29 AM   #6
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As I've mentioned before, we're planning a trip for next summer for our family of 5 (kids aged 10,8 and 5) As teachers, we're on a budget, so I'm guessing the Contemporary is out (although I would LOVE that monorail hop to the MK )

So right now it looks like a choice between a trundle room at POR, 2 connecting rooms at POP and a family suite at ASM. I change my mind on a daily basis and don't want to book anything until the prices for next year come out.

Judging from the pictures you've posted, the ASM suites seem SOOO roomy and wonderful-- you may have swayed my opinion, at least for today.

These seem to be my main concerns:

- The trundle bed at POR seems pretty much like a mattress on the floor. Am I right or is it just the pictures?

- A lot of the wonderful things I've heard about POR center on the atmosphere. To be honest, that will probably be wasted on my 3 young kids... or will it? They're happy in any room as long as there's a pool/

- Are the bus waits from ASM really that bad in August? I know they will be first thing in the morning and after the park closes, but how bad is bad? How are they the rest of the day?

-I read somewhere that the family suites aren't subject to discounts. Does that included AAA or just the codes that Disney publishes? Or is the price they publish in August or whenever the same price that everyone in every family suite will pay?

- We don't know yet about the dining plan-- is it offered as part of the ASM Suites?



What else can anyone tell me to help me make up my mind?
The trundle bed at POR ispretty much like a mattress. It is on a board that slides out from under the bed.
It also only slides towards the door.

Buses arrive every 20 minutes at least.
In the morings they come every 10 minutes or so.

Bus rides are quite short from the ALL Stars according to PassPorter.com

All Star Buses-CBR buses---POPbuses--PO buses--- Contemporary
MK 20 min---- 20 min-----25 min------10 min---20 min(mono)
Epcot 10 min-- 15 min-----20 min------10 min---15 min
MGM 10 min----12 min-----15 min------15 min---20min
AK 10 min------20min-------15 min----15 min---20 min
DTD 15 min----20 min------20 min-----15 min---35 min

It only takes 10 minutes to get to Epcot, MGM and AK from All Stars.
MK is 20 min away. That's the same amount of time it takes on the monorail from the Contemporary.


The last several discount codes have included the Family Suites.


Yes, you can buy the DDP when staying at the Family Suites.

All Star Music is my favorite Disney owned hotel.

Please see my info thread For the resons why I enjoy All Star Music so much.

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...9#post18641909

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Thanks so much Linda,

Actually, after I posted that, I decided on the Contemporary after all. It's a total budget breaker. But finances were outweighed by the image of a 5 year old in full meltdown mode, being WALKED back to the room.

We won't be back to WDW for quite some time.. our typical vacation is a week in a cabin upstate. So this time we're breaking the bank and making it easy on mommy and daddy.

Next trip, though, when the kids are older, we're definitley staying in a family suite. Thanks once again for all your input!!!
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This info is SO helpful! Thank you very much!
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Nice info I have to move this to the resort board
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Lots of great information! Thanks for posting the comparison.
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