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Old 09-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #331
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Any of you that have brought laptops, have you also brought your own router? If so, was it easy to set up? Our TA suggested bringing our own router but I don't want to mess with it if it's a major hassle.

If not, how was the internet connection? We would like to be able to upload our pictures daily to clear off the memory card.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:41 AM   #332
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What's the food court here been like since the closure of All-Star Sports' food court?

How about the buses? I figure a lot of people who come over for meals will just be getting on buses to the parks there, making the waits longer.
We were there last week. I'll be honest, it was a nightmare during the peak times. Lines were long at every place to order food as well as at the checkout line. But to be honest, Disney could have helped with that. There were 8 places that could have been used to help guests pay for their meals, and I never saw more than 5 open. So as as result, the lines from the check-out backed into the lines of guests waiting to place an order and made it look and feel much more crowded than it needed to be.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #333
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Just back from staying 13 nights here.

Stayed in the Calypso block after complaining before departure about the lack of a fridge and the food court issues at the sports.
Fridge wasn't working on arrival but I mentioned to the front desk that maintenance had stated that our room had already had got a new one installed.
They installed one within a couple of hours.
We upgraded to the regular dining plan and ate out most days - remember that disney guests on the DP can use their plan to eat at any Disney resort food court including the posh ones....
Room was OK and clean. The food court was really busy at peak times but ok at others. Eg 07:30 - 09:30 and when the parks emptied evening time.
But I would suggest that rather than head off back to the room/ resort, stop of at an hotel en-route eg Grand Floridian when visiting Magic Kingdom.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #334
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Is anyone there now or within the last week? Curious about whether the mug colors are the green, orange & purple like it seems to be all over. We arrive in 28 days & I was really hoping to get a pink mug. Not holding my breath though...
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Is anyone there now or within the last week? Curious about whether the mug colors are the green, orange & purple like it seems to be all over. We arrive in 28 days & I was really hoping to get a pink mug. Not holding my breath though...
I'm here now and yes they are the only 3 colors they have. Food court and bus lines have been so overly crowded!
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #336
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Any of you that have brought laptops, have you also brought your own router? If so, was it easy to set up? Our TA suggested bringing our own router but I don't want to mess with it if it's a major hassle.

If not, how was the internet connection? We would like to be able to upload our pictures daily to clear off the memory card.
You don't need a router....they have Wifi every where.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #337
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I'm here now and yes they are the only 3 colors they have. Food court and bus lines have been so overly crowded!
Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:57 PM   #338
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How likely am I to get a king room if I request one? We are going for our 15th anniversary and are used to a king size at home. The two of us in a double will not happen, as I tend to toss and turn a lot and it will keep hubby up. But we'd rather not sleep in seperate beds on our anniversary trip lol!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:08 PM   #339
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It's hard to say. It all depends on occupancy and how many people requested kings.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #340
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How likely am I to get a king room if I request one? We are going for our 15th anniversary and are used to a king size at home. The two of us in a double will not happen, as I tend to toss and turn a lot and it will keep hubby up. But we'd rather not sleep in seperate beds on our anniversary trip lol!
There are very few king rooms and I know they will not put you in one if it is more than just two adults unless the third is an infant in a port a crib. I would think if it is just you two and you note it is an annivarsary trip it might just bump you up to the top of the list of those requesting king rooms. Make sure at check in to ask if they were able to fill your king room request and if they say no ask if they could look to see if any are available they could switch you to so you can both enjoy your anniversary trip.
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There are very few king rooms and I know they will not put you in one if it is more than just two adults unless the third is an infant in a port a crib. I would think if it is just you two and you note it is an annivarsary trip it might just bump you up to the top of the list of those requesting king rooms. Make sure at check in to ask if they were able to fill your king room request and if they say no ask if they could look to see if any are available they could switch you to so you can both enjoy your anniversary trip.
This is exactly what I was going to say. One more point...the earlier you check in the more inventory they have to move you into a king room if you were not already assigned one.

If they can't give you a king at check in they might be able to move you to one the next day.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #342
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My sister and I stayed at All Star Music last week (Sept 22-27) and I wanted to share our experiences there.
I was a little concerned about the bus situation. I figured since we were going at a slow time we would always be sharing with the other All Stars but it really didn't happen much. We would head to the parks each day at about 8:20 each morning and we did not share once. We shared coming back from DTD at about 11pm, and coming back from HS at about 6:30pm. I only had to stand on 3 trips.
I had read some reviews of the resort on Trip Advisor where people mentioned a 15 minute walk from the back of the resort to the buses. Those people must have been crawling on their hands and knees! We stayed in Broadway and it was no more than a 5 minute walk to the main building and buses.
We did not have a fridge but we weren't expecting one.
The food court was always busy when we walked past (8:15ish in the morning and 9:30ish at night), but there were lots of available tables.
We were at the parks all day so I can't comment on the pools or daytime activities.
I didn't notice any large groups staying there. It was nice and quiet in the Broadway section. We didn't hear a soul.
Overall we had a great stay at ASMu and I would definitely stay there again if I was doing another budget trip. It was a lot prettier in person. There is more greenspace and landscaping than I saw in the pictures pre-trip. I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a value resort.
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Just booked a family suite..anyone have experiences, love it, hate it???
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How were the cheerleaders?? We're going next Jan. at the same time and am considering switching from AoA to ASMu, but I'll happily stay at AoA to avoid cheerleaders!

Sorry...this is for those of you who stayed this past January.
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