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minnie61650
04-01-2006, 06:53 AM
Here is some info on the Family Suites:

*** They are 520 square feet.

*** The Family suites are located in the Jazz and Calypso buildings at All Star Music.(these are the closet buildings to the food court and the bus stop.

*** They cost less than a standard room at AKL or WL.

***1-6 adults may stay in a suite for the same set price.
(There is an additional fee of $10 per night for a 3rd or 4th additional adult in a standard value room.)

*** They have a QUEEN size bed (the other values and even most of the the mods ( with the exception CSR) do not have a queen bed.

***The fridge is included (if you booked 2 connecting value rooms you would need to pay $10 extra for a night for a fridge if you wanted one.

*** They come with a microwave and coffeepot (If you booked 2 connecting value rooms you would not even be be able to rent a microwave and coffeepot.

***They have 2 TV's (if you book POR or a Deluxe room which sleeps 5 you will have 1 TV)

***They have 2 bathrooms (if you book POR or a Deluxe room which sleeps 5 you will have 1 Bathroom.)





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Here is some info about the Family Suites:


The Family Suites are located in the Calypso and Jazz Inn Buildings.
Calypso Building 1 has 32 suites
Calypso Building 10 has 54 suites
Jazz Inn Building 2 has 52 suites
Jazz Inn Building 9 has 54 suites

The suites are located on all three floors, and are near each other, but none offer connecting suites. There is no price difference between the buildings.

Check here for the rates:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/disney-rates-2007.htm#VALUE


For comparison, the price of a Family Suite is $9-11 more then 2 Standard Rooms, or $13-15 less the 2 Preferred Rooms, depending on season.

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The new family suites offer an affordable and convenient option for larger families with the amenities of a studio apartment.

Families can be together in the suite while enjoying separate sleeping areas with added privacy. Having two bathrooms will not only save time, but makes getting ready easier for the whole family. Plus, extra amenities like a microwave enable guests to prepare warm snacks and meals. With the extra room, guests can relax and recount the memories of the day before falling off to a goodnight’s sleep.

They:

-Sleep up to 6 (plus one child under age 3 in a Pak-n-Play crib)
-Studio amenities and separate sleeping areas giving more privacy than a standard room.
-Queen bed, full-size pullout sofa, convertible ottoman & chair sleepers (4 separate sleepers)
-Private master bedroom and family room have 27” flat CRT TV and high speed internet access.
-Kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator (4.3 cu. ft) and coffee pot
-Two-full bathrooms
Here is the layout:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/ASMusic_FamSuite_layout.jpg

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.



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Here is my review of the Family Suites with some photos I took:

Here is my review of the Family Suites at All Star Music.

Dh and I stayed at new Family Suites at All Star Music September 21,2006.


We stayed in 0416 which is on the ground floor. Room 0418 which was next door was not a Suites so the Suites are not all grouped together.
The living area was the best. There was a small table with 2 blue modern looking chairs by the window area.

The chairs had a small amount of cushioning and curved backs and seemed more conformable (to me) than the old straight back chairs they had in the old All Star Music rooms. The table top was wood grain and there were silhouettes of Mickey all abound the edge in a darker wood color.

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The living room area is very roomy when the furniture is the closed position.

When you first enter the room you get a feeling that you can take time to relax and spread out in these rooms. The cramped feeling is not there. there is a sofa, chair and ottoman which fold out into beds. There are two small end tables and soft foot stool for the sofa.

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The TV was a 27 inch flat screen and the cabinet had three drawers under the TV area. There were two shelves next to the TV and a cabinet door which opened to reveal 2 more shelves.

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I opened up the chair bed and it was very comfortable to lay down on. The back of the chair actually rests on the floor supporting the chair bed when it is folded out into the bed. It was pretty amazing the way they designed the pull out furniture!
The frame of the bed is metal so when I went to get of the chair bed I did feel the metal bars at the edge of the bed.

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I tried to get the ottoman into the master bedroom area but I am sorry to say the ottoman is just too wide and will not fit through the door jam.

The sink and closet areas in the suites also have privacy curtains.
The sink areas have 2 shelf cubbies under them for storage and a Kleenex tissue area under them. There are wall mounted hair dryers with the built in amber night lights on the walls by the sinks.

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Each dressing area has a privacy curtain, closet area, iron, ironing board and wall safe. The wall safes are the standard size which will hold a wallet a cell phone a small DVD player, a personal CD player, or a few CDs but it is not large enough for a lap top or anything that is more than a couple of inches wide.

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Remember the Suites have 2 bathrooms, 2 dressing areas with privacy curtains, 2 safes, 2 hairdryers, 2 closets, 2 TVs, 2 separate sleeping, areas and 2 TVs.

Here is the layout of the Suite:

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The kitchenette has a lot storage area also.
There was an ice bucket with 6 plastic cups on the countor and a coffeepot with 6 of the throw away foam hot cups.
There were 6 paper plates, 6 paper bowls, Paper towels and a silverware tray on an upper shelf.
The silverware container had 6 sets of plastic ware and a can opener in it.

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The kitchenette has a nice size microwave, and the fridge is the larger under the counter dorm fridge. The fridge has small freezer on the top which was big enough to freeze my 3 small ice pacs for my meds. The area for the freezer is not very high. You might be able to put a couple of small water bottles in it to freeze them but a larger water bottle would not be able to fit in the freezer area.

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The Master room was nice size and it was nice to have a desk area with a mirror over it so it also sure as a make up area if one chose to it as such.
The TV cabinet had 3 nice size storage drawers. The easy chair next to the bed was nice addition. I enjoyed being able to sit there instead of using a table chair or bed to sit.

The queen size bed was conformable. The AC at newly refurbished has been updated to Cental air style instead of the old under the window style. It worked fine while we were there. Our room was very quiet.

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The Master area had enough room for a twin size aero bed if you placed the bed with one end by the window and had it running between the desk and the foot of bed. (You would need to move the desk chair out of the way. )The aero bed would block the access of the Queen size bed from the far side, however. The bed was a Queen.

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There were only a few things in our Suite that were different from those pictured on the DIS resorts homepage.

1) The headboard was smaller than the one pictured here taken from the DIS resorts homepage.

2) The tile on the kitchen floor and bathroom floor was tan and navy blue instead of the tan and white in the pictured room.

3) Ironing boards and iron were in each closet area.

Mousekeeping was great.

Mousekeeping left plenty of towels and we were pleasantly surprised by a pair of love bird towel animals when we returned to our room on evening midway through our stay!

The Calypso pool was never crowded even though the Fantasia pool at Movies was closed during the time we stayed Music.

We never waited more than 5-10 minutes for bus and only shared buses on the way back from some of the parks. Music always had its own bus back from MK.

Any questions? Just ask and I will try to answer them.



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Families with 3 children often choose POR the AB section because thoose rooms can sleep 5. For about $30 extra a night a could stay in a Family Suite and have 2 TV's, and 2 bathrooms , a kitchenette and more.
For a comparsion of the two choices please see The
All Star Music Family Suites vs. POR Thread:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1392857


Enjoy!

CindyCan
04-01-2006, 07:00 AM
Thank you for sharing!!!!!

This is SO exciting!! We always get 2 rooms at the All Stars for the 5 of us, but couldn't take advantage of any special packages because of the way pricing worked. DH likes offsite because of the ability to have a kitchen, so this will be PERFECT for us!

Wonderful pictures...you just made my day!!!

minnie61650
04-01-2006, 07:06 AM
Bus Info:

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.

A word or two about Bus Sharing

To me Bus Sharing at the All Stars is really a non issue.

In the mornings during Park opening hours each All Star usually has a dedicated bus.
During mid day it is usually just our stop and maybe one more on the way to the parks. On the way back sometimes it is all 3 but often Sports and Movies share and Music has it's own bus back. Each of the All Stars usually has it's own dedicated bus back from the MK.
That is a big plus. It seems like the Music bus stop usually has the shortest of the three All Star bus lines.

I guess some people who stay at POP see all 3 All Star names on the return sign of our bus stop when they head to the POP bus stop and think All Stars also has 3 stops on the way to the park.
(Even when we stop at another AS resort to load up it has not taken more than 5 minutes and we are on our way!)





All Stars vs. Pop

GENERAL INFO:



If you are considering a value resort All Stars will give you MORE floor space than Pop. Although both resorts are 260 square feet

The Pop rooms seem smaller because the bed is closer to the door with a bigger gap being between the bathroom wall and the far bed. At the All Stars this gap is about one foot wide. Giving you more floor space.

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Also you cannot move the beds at Pop because they are bolted to the floor.
You can move the beds at the All Stars giving you even more usable floor space or you can push one of the beds against the to keep a little safe.

Pop has 2,880 guest rooms. 4 floors in each building.
All Stars has 1,960 rooms. 3 floors in each building. That means more people in the food courts,in the pools and waiting at the bus stop at POP than at the All Stars.




More All Star Info

Here is a site with a map of All Star Sports and All Star Music.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/allstarmap.htm
Scroll down.All Star Music is at the bottom of the page.
The Calypso buildings at All Star Music are #1 and #10 are nearest to the food court and bus stop.

When staying at the All Stars you can use any of the All Star pools. that means 3 main pools ,3 quite pools and 3 kiddie pools to chose from.


The Calypso pool at ASMU has Donald Duck.

Here is the map of All Movies.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/allstarmovie.JPG
The Fantasia Buildings are the preferred buildings.
The All Star Movie Fantasia pool has Mickey.
It is a great place to stay .
Preschoolers love it.
It is like being in the middle of a Disney Movie Fantasyland.
All Star Movies has pop up fountains now also.

The gift shops are seperate from the food court at the All Stars.
When staying at the All Stars you can use any of the All Star pools. that means 3 main pools ,3 quiet pools and 3 kiddie pools to chose from.

minnie61650
04-02-2006, 10:55 AM
All Star Pools

The pools at The All Stars are very kid friendly.

When staying at the All Stars you can use any of the All Star pools.That means 3 main pools ,3 quiet pools and 3 kiddie pools to chose from.

The All Star Sports pool has giant surfboard icons.
The All Star Movie Fantasia pool has Mickey.
All Star Movies also has a themed Fantasia kiddie pool.
The Calypso pool at ASMU has Donald Duck.

Here is a photo of the Calypso Pool from the DIS resorts website:

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All Star Music has afternoon activities and movies by the Calypso pool at night.
Here is a photo of the list of activites for June 8th 2008.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/ActivitiesatASMupool.jpg

* Note in case of rain The Movie is shown inside in the food court.

jann1033
04-03-2006, 01:37 AM
i saw the models and have to say they didn't do the real thing justice. they look much nicer in person, well in pictures and i love the little kitchen area...i would consider them myself if i wasn't afraid sil would consider spending 24/7 with only a small door between "them" and "us" to be "torture". so he better be real nice between now and then or i might just book 'em for our trip :rotfl2: ;)

wee-haggis
04-03-2006, 04:16 AM
Thank you for posting the info and pictures are great. Very helpful. I noticed you cannot book these rooms online. Do you have to phone in your reservation?
Thanks

Badllamamama
04-03-2006, 05:05 AM
Do the 3 All Star resorts share buses or are they separate?

minnie61650
04-03-2006, 05:09 AM
Thank you for posting the info and pictures are great. Very helpful. I noticed you cannot book these rooms online. Do you have to phone in your reservation?
Thanks

There are a limited amount of rooms avalible so at this time you have to phone in your request.

minnie61650
04-03-2006, 05:14 AM
Do the 3 All Star resorts share buses or are they separate?


A WORD ABOUT BUS SHARING

To me Bus Sharing at the All Stars is really a non issue.


In the morning during park opening times each All Star usually has a dedicated bus.
It is usually just our stop and maybe one more on the way to the parks. On the way back sometimes it is all 3 but often Sports and Music share and Movies has it's own bus back.

I guess some people who stay at POP see all 3 All Star names on the return sign of our bus stop when they head to the POP bus stop and think All Stars also has 3 stops on the way to the park.
(Even when we stop at another AS resort to load up it has not taken more than 5 minutes and we are on our way!)

DebIreland
04-03-2006, 08:18 AM
Excellent thread. Thank you for putting this information together. We'll be at All Star Movies for 4 or 5 nights in October and then 2 more nights the following week at All Star Music. The information here really helps.

Could you tell me, how long would it take to walk from one pool to the other, for example, from ASmovies pool to ASmusic pool? Thanks!

Grumpy's Wife
04-03-2006, 08:28 AM
I'm just wondering how comfortable the sofa bed and pull out chairs will be. We are a family of five and I love the look of the suites. My kids usually don't like sleeping on a sofa bed. Now I'm still confused. :confused:

wee-haggis
04-03-2006, 08:29 AM
Do you think there will be an annual passholders discount, we are hoping to stay there in August 2007?

minnie61650
04-03-2006, 08:38 AM
Excellent thread. Thank you for putting this information together. We'll be at All Star Movies for 4 or 5 nights in October and then 2 more nights the following week at All Star Music. The information here really helps.

Could you tell me, how long would it take to walk from one pool to the other, for example, from ASmovies pool to ASmusic pool? Thanks!

It should take less than 10 minutes to walk from one resort pool to the next resort pool.

Of course it usually takes us a bit longer because we have to slow down and enjoy all the icons and details that Disney has put into these resorts.

Did you that if you if count all the Dalmatian icons and puppies on the buildings you will come up with a total 101 Dalmatians?

Now how cool is that?

Here are the resort maps so you can get an idea.
All Star Music resort is between All Star Sports and All Star Movies.


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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/allstarmovie.jpg

teentoddlermom
04-03-2006, 09:18 AM
Thank you for putting this thread together! I called yesterday to book with with the new free dining offer for August, however, the CM said that the ASSuites are exempted from the new offer! These suites are a great idea and Disney is smart to do this. They should build more at other values, I think they are going to be very popular.

WeluvDisney2
04-03-2006, 09:33 AM
Will they be putting family suites at all of the All Stars or just the AS Movies? Thanks!

LuvAriel
04-03-2006, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by teen toddlermom
I called yesterday to book with with the new free dining offer for August, however, the CM said that the ASSuites are exempted from the new offer!

I wonder why the suites are excluded from the free dining??? This doesn't make sense to me. I was hoping tobook the suite for the free dining promo. Did the CM say why you can't do this????

minnie61650
04-03-2006, 10:57 AM
I'm just wondering how comfortable the sofa bed and pull out chairs will be. We are a family of five and I love the look of the suites. My kids usually don't like sleeping on a sofa bed. Now I'm still confused. :confused:

I have not had a chance to try out the pull outs in the suites.

Usually the hotel pull outs and sofa beds are of a better quality and more comfortable than the ones that are sold to home owners.

The new suites will be available on June 4th. Hopefully one of the DIS members will let us know how comfortable they are.

minnie61650
04-03-2006, 02:38 PM
Do you think there will be an annual passholders discount, we are hoping to stay there in August 2007?

I am hoping there will be discounds in the future.

Only 52 of the 192 suites planned for All Star Music are comleted so Disney is not offering any dicounts on them at this time.

minnie61650
04-04-2006, 10:09 AM
Thank you for putting this thread together! I called yesterday to book with with the new free dining offer for August, however, the CM said that the ASSuites are exempted from the new offer! These suites are a great idea and Disney is smart to do this. They should build more at other values, I think they are going to be very popular.

Yes, sadly the All star suites are exempted from the free dining program. The suites at the mods and deluxes are also exempted.

minnie61650
04-10-2006, 07:05 AM
Thank you for posting the info and pictures are great. Very helpful. I noticed you cannot book these rooms online. Do you have to phone in your reservation?
Thanks

Great news. Now you can book the Family Suites online.

When the website asks for room choice the choices are standard room,preferred room or Family Suites.
Just check the Family Suites box.

Nik's Mom
04-13-2006, 10:07 PM
Just bumping this up to page one. There's some good info here! :banana:

jenr812
04-16-2006, 09:57 PM
These look nice and spacious compared to POR AB. We really loved POR though :confused3

minnie61650
04-17-2006, 10:48 AM
Will they be putting family suites at all of the All Stars or just the AS Movies? Thanks!

The original plans were that each of the All Stars would get 192 suites staring with All Star Music.
Then if they were a big success they would put Family suites in the new
unfinished section of Pop.

Some websites have announced that they will be building family suites at Pop.

Sounds like the suites will be very popular!

karla63
04-17-2006, 12:48 PM
Could you pls help...If you had 4 adults,4 (16yr old girls), and a 10yr old boy where would you stay. We are going June 2007, for 8 days. Have thought about a suite and one regular room at the All Star Music. Any suggestions? :rotfl2:

minnie61650
04-26-2006, 03:54 PM
Could you pls help...If you had 4 adults,4 (16yr old girls), and a 10yr old boy where would you stay. We are going June 2007, for 8 days. Have thought about a suite and one regular room at the All Star Music. Any suggestions? :rotfl2:

I think a suite and a regular room would work well.

Have fun at Disney!

kellymonster23
04-26-2006, 09:49 PM
Got our reservations made for November at the All Star Music Family Suite. We are super excited!!!!!!!!!!! :goodvibes

pat fan
04-30-2006, 03:40 PM
Here's a question.....do you have to have more than 4 people to stay in the suites? We are having a bit of a "grand gathering" next summer and my DB & DSIL refuse to share a room with their kids (their family is two adults, two kids) and would prefer a suite as opposed to two rooms. To me, just share a room, that's what we do and we have two kids also. But no....so will they let them have a suite when they could really fit in a room?

minnie61650
04-30-2006, 05:22 PM
Here's a question.....do you have to have more than 4 people to stay in the suites? We are having a bit of a "grand gathering" next summer and my DB & DSIL refuse to share a room with their kids (their family is two adults, two kids) and would prefer a suite as opposed to two rooms. To me, just share a room, that's what we do and we have two kids also. But no....so will they let them have a suite when they could really fit in a room?

Hi,
Yes, they can book a suite.
The suites may be booked for 1 or 2 people and up to 6 plus one child under 3.

DH and I are headed to All Star Music in September for the free dining. We are staying for a week in a standard room. I added two extra nights at All Star Music Family Music Suites because I want to try the suites out and give the DIS members my impression of the suites from first hand experience.
It will be just DH and I and I had no problems booking the suite for just the two of us.

Have fun at Disney!

pat fan
05-01-2006, 03:00 PM
Thanks!

LCTsMom
05-04-2006, 08:49 AM
We have a Family Suite booked for September. Can't wait to see it! It's about time that a family of 5 (6 with Grandma) can all stay together in one suite, especially with a little kitchen! How practical! It will be great to read some reviews! :thumbsup2

minnie61650
05-04-2006, 11:05 PM
We have a Family Suite booked for September. Can't wait to see it! It's about time that a family of 5 (6 with Grandma) can all stay together in one suite, especially with a little kitchen! How practical! It will be great to read some reviews! :thumbsup2

Yes. I am looking forward to reading some reviws also.
Be sure to post yours!
Have fun at Disney!

StrwLady
05-05-2006, 02:28 AM
Thanks for the pictures! The suites are so cute! On one of my trips I might just have to take along a couple nieces and nephews!

Take Care
Jamie

WeluvDisney2
05-05-2006, 11:01 AM
We have a Family Suite booked for September. Can't wait to see it! It's about time that a family of 5 (6 with Grandma) can all stay together in one suite, especially with a little kitchen! How practical! It will be great to read some reviews! :thumbsup2
Were you able to combine this with the free dining promotion?

bicker
05-05-2006, 03:47 PM
I think I remember reading that the free dining promotion wasn't offered with any suites.

Mom24Princesses
05-13-2006, 01:55 PM
Thanks minnie61650 for sending me to this thread.

We did DCL this past April and loved it. I'll post our WDW history below. We got APs July 03 - June 04 and used them for 21 fab nights on prop. When we returned home we opened a new account to save for a DCL trip. It took almost 2 years with no vacation to pull off a 7-nighter for 6 but it was sooo worth it. I am now planning for a summer 07 trip back to WDW. We want to do another DCL cruise in 08 or if we have to 09. SO I am trying to trim a little here and there from our WDW 07 trip. We got a great deal at CSR June 04 with the APs. BUT were planning to do POP in 07. AFTER reading this thread I am stronly leaning towards the suites at ASMu.

Can't wait for real reviews.

ASMu 96 8 nights
ASMu 98 8 nights
POR 01 6 nights
ASMu 03 8 nights
POP 04 4 nights
CSR 04 9 nights

Magalex
05-13-2006, 07:29 PM
Thanks Linda
For showing the All Star Maps together so we can see how each is connected. My 5 yr old DS really wants to stay at Sports in June 2007. My only concern about Sports is if they will have any large sport groups (if any in June). I was leaning towards ASMU or ASMO.(but he is sooo cute and excited about Sports he will get his way probably) :love: But now I can show my DH and DS we can visit the icons and food courts at any of the ALL STARS. My DH and I were at Sports when it was very brand new in 1994. LOVED IT

Trena
05-13-2006, 07:52 PM
The OP wrote that there is a KING size bed in the master, but the room layout shows a QUEEN bed in the master.

This makes a huge difference for us. DH and I don't sleep well unless we have a king.

minnie61650
05-14-2006, 12:28 PM
The OP wrote that there is a KING size bed in the master, but the room layout shows a QUEEN bed in the master.

This makes a huge difference for us. DH and I don't sleep well unless we have a king.

Trena the DIS website:
http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resorts/asm.htm
Lists the there is a KING size bed in the master bedroom but most the other sites and the site where i got the room layout list the bed in the master as a QUEEN size bed.
I have posted new photos that are on the DIS website:
http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resorts/asm.htm

They are on the first page of this thread and looking at the photos my educated guess is that the bed is indeed a Queen.

Sorry, I too would be thrilled if it were a KING.

Have fun at Disney!

AllisonG
05-19-2006, 11:11 AM
When will the suite open for business, if they haven't already? has anyone given a trip report regarding the suites? Not sure I like the decorating scheme of the rooms but he size and kitchenette is wonderful!

bicker
05-19-2006, 06:29 PM
I believe the first check-ins are set for early June.

minnie61650
05-20-2006, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the pictures! The suites are so cute! On one of my trips I might just have to take along a couple nieces and nephews!

Take Care
Jamie


Thanks minnie61650 for sending me to this thread. ........ BUT were planning to do POP in 07. AFTER reading this thread I am stronly leaning towards the suites at ASMu.

Can't wait for real reviews.




Thanks Linda
For showing the All Star Maps together so we can see how each is connected. ........But now I can show my DH and DS we can visit the icons and food courts at any of the ALL STARS. My DH and I were at Sports when it was very brand new in 1994. LOVED IT


Thanks to all.
It was my pleasure.
I hope the info is helpful. I can't wait for the real reviws either.

Have fun at Disney wherever you stay! :wizard:

minnie61650
05-20-2006, 10:08 AM
When will the suite open for business, if they haven't already? has anyone given a trip report regarding the suites? Not sure I like the decorating scheme of the rooms but he size and kitchenette is wonderful!

They are suppose to open June 4th.

For those staying at the Suites in June please post your reviews.

Thanks!

Have fun at Disney! :wizard:

InstImpres
05-20-2006, 10:26 AM
The OP wrote that there is a KING size bed in the master, but the room layout shows a QUEEN bed in the master.

This makes a huge difference for us. DH and I don't sleep well unless we have a king.


The WDW site clearly says Queen and shows the bed with the word Queen across it. Sorry, King must have been a misprint somewhere

lajones81
05-21-2006, 09:52 AM
Wow! Thanks for the information and aweseom pics! I'm sure these suites will make many people very happy! Thanks again! :)

Grumpy'sMom
05-31-2006, 05:16 PM
Hi - does anyone know if the family suites are non-smoking? Thanks in advance!

Goofy22
06-04-2006, 01:00 PM
For our April 07 trip I have 2 suites booked! So I can't wait to hear the reviews! I would say the first one would be in by the end of this week!

spokanemom
06-04-2006, 01:22 PM
Maybe someone stayed in one this weekend. Ohhh, wouldn't it be nice to hear a review? :cool1:

kitkatt
06-04-2006, 02:18 PM
My family and I will be staying there from the 19-26th. I will let you know what they are like.. i hope to log in that first evening for work so I will try to post something than.
Kat

spokanemom
06-04-2006, 06:15 PM
I guess we won't here for a bit longer...

Per Allears:

ALL STAR SUITES OPENING DELAYED

Deb Wills files this report, June 4th: The new Family Suites at the All Star Music Resort did not open today as originally scheduled. "We just found out this morning that the suites were still under construction and not ready to open," said one of the Front Desk Managers at Music. Instead, I was offered a "free" upgrade to a cabin at Ft. Wilderness. I found it hard to believe they did not know until this morning that the suites would not be opening. I was also dismayed that I received no call about the postponement. In addition, when I called at 2pm today to see if the room was ready, I was told Housekeeping had not cleared my room yet! The Front Desk Cast Member checking me in had no idea about suites at the All Stars! I was very disappointed as friends and I were looking forward to staying in one of the new suites. In addition to the option of moving to the Ft. Wilderness Cabins (a place I did not wish to stay), I was also offered the option of 2 regular rooms at the All Stars or a total refund of my deposit.

I was told they should be open by Wednesday of this week. Even still, if you have a reservation for the All Star Music Suites anytime in the next 7 days, I would call to inquire about the status. 20 Suites will be available sometime soon in the Jazz Building #2. Tomorrow a block of rooms in the Calypso building will close down to be renovated into suites. As long as there is a demand for the rooms, they will continue to offer a block of them in several other buildings in All Star Music. The manager I spoke with also confirmed that if all goes well, the uncompleted section of Pop Century could very well become family suites.

Grumpy's Wife
06-05-2006, 07:11 AM
Thanks for the update. We aren't going until November so everything will be up and running but I do feel bad for those who are missing out this week. I know my kids would be very disappointed at check in to be told sorry they are not ready.

kitkatt
06-05-2006, 07:19 AM
As I stated earlier, we are supposed to be staying there for our family honeymoon in 13 days. Do you think I should be worried about the delay??
Kat

DebIreland
06-22-2006, 06:50 AM
Bumping this thread to ask if anyone reading has stayed in the suites yet? What are they like? :) :woohoo:

It's good to bump it anyway cause it's a great thread Minnie!

abie
06-22-2006, 08:14 AM
I am checking into an ALL Star Music Family Suite on July 22. I can't wait!

Hopefully we will have some reviews before then, but if not I will be sure to add mine.

Abie

vellamint
06-22-2006, 09:35 PM
Does anyone know if you can apply a AAA discount to the suites?

pat fan
06-23-2006, 06:22 AM
Does anyone know if you can apply a AAA discount to the suites?
I don't believe so. My DB was interested in them for our '07 trip and the Small World agent we have said you can't apply AAA to a suite. You can on 2 rooms, but not the suite. Sorry :guilty:

golden1
06-23-2006, 08:37 AM
Hi,

We are trying out the suites for two nights on our December trip. We originally rented 5 nights at the BWV. We couldn't afford the weekend points but I convinced DH to add on a few days to our trip since the airfare and park tickets are going to be the same no matter what. He insists with the kids being young that we have two rooms, one to put them down for naps and early bedtimes so the ASM Suites was a perfect solution. We will stay the weekend there and then switch to a one bedroom at BWV for the week. I really can't wait to hear how the suites are!

gigi1313
06-23-2006, 09:19 AM
okay, so where's the UPDATE (as mentioned in the thread title)?! i am sooo desperately hoping for a real person review!!!

minnie61650
06-23-2006, 03:05 PM
okay, so where's the UPDATE (as mentioned in the thread title)?! i am sooo desperately hoping for a real person review!!!

Hi
The UPDATE was new photos and info in post #1.
I also am waiting for a real person review.
Unfortunely I will not be there until September 21 so if anyone stays there soon please post your thoughts.
I read on Mouseplanet there was delay but that the suites opened June 11th.

There is a review posted on the DIS homepage when they got a sneak peek.
Here is the link to the reviw:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resorts/asm-suite-review.html

PhotobearSam
06-28-2006, 06:29 PM
Any news? Has anyone stayed there yet?

:surfweb:

TandCmum
06-29-2006, 05:45 AM
looking forward to readng some reviews from those have stayed there, I'm considering them for our family for next year.

daisy_77
07-01-2006, 12:36 AM
Bumping the thread...I would love to hear a review of the Suites :cheer2:

AKLRULZ
07-01-2006, 09:09 AM
These suites look SWEET! Let me ask just because we've never stayed at any Value resort - is the additional room in these suites worth giving up some of the ammenities at the Deluxe properties? It is soooo tempting to stay in one of these, but my guard is up. Help!

paper1225
07-01-2006, 09:23 AM
thinking about a stay at the suites in January.......looking for any good info!

minnie61650
07-01-2006, 10:31 AM
These suites look SWEET! Let me ask just because we've never stayed at any Value resort - is the additional room in these suites worth giving up some of the ammenities at the Deluxe properties? It is soooo tempting to stay in one of these, but my guard is up. Help!


I am 56 years old and travel for pleasure a few times a year. I often stay at 4 star hotels.

When I am at Disney I enjoy going to the parks, shopping, dining and just exploring. I'm not spending a lot of time relaxing in my room.

I really do not feel like I have given up the amenities of deluxe because even when I am staying at the All Stars I get so many perks (Disney theming, Disney transportation, and EMH)
Any of Disney's resort guests (even those staying at a value or mod) are allowed to shop, dine, use the transportation or spa facilities at any of the Disney Resorts. (Of course pool hopping is not allowed.)

I really enjoy staying at the All Stars. It is like I stepped into a Disney Movie
Fantasyland.
I can well afford to stay at any of Disney's Deluxe resorts but when I go to Disney the resort I want to stay at, my favorite resort is All Star Music.

DH and I are staying at the New Family Suites in September.
I am so looking forward to all the extras the suites have to offer!

JMHO

disneychickforever
07-01-2006, 08:04 PM
we are staying at ASMu suite in november! There is one question though. See my bf is going to be w/ us, and my folks were going to put the chair and ottoman in the master room and give him the living room...the CM told us that we can do this but do you think its going to be hard?

abie
07-01-2006, 08:36 PM
I thought I would add my list of questions in case someone stays before I do (July 22)

Is the bed in the master comfy?
Can you move around the racks in the fridge to hold a gallon or half gallon of milk?
Is there a freezer portion to the fridge? (Doesnt look like it from the pics)
Does the coffee pot take standard filters or the mini filters?
Jazz looks like it has 6 sections. Is the block of suites in a specific section, which one?

Goofy22
07-01-2006, 11:52 PM
There is a post on the resorts board that says they haven't stayed at a value since I believe apprx 95-96 they said now they would have to stay there more often they also said it was very nice and spacious and they said that they requested a room on the 1st floor because of their baby going up and down would be ruff so the only problem being when they recieved their room number it was on the 3rd floor and they could not change it do to the fact that they were booked solid! and all the staff did for them was apologize for the inconvience!So basically the only complaint was the request not being honored!

whetstone
07-02-2006, 12:25 AM
I thought I would add my list of questions in case someone stays before I do (July 22)

Is the bed in the master comfy?
Can you move around the racks in the fridge to hold a gallon or half gallon of milk?
Is there a freezer portion to the fridge? (Doesnt look like it from the pics)
Does the coffee pot take standard filters or the mini filters?
Jazz looks like it has 6 sections. Is the block of suites in a specific section, which one?


master bed comfy = decent - not great/not terrible . . .
move racks in frig = yes
freezer portion = yes - very small
coffee pot = mini we think - Sunbeam 4-cup
block of suites = they seem to be all over and on all three floors

HTH . . .

whetstone
07-02-2006, 12:44 AM
There is a post on the resorts board that says they haven't stayed at a value since I believe apprx 95-96 they said now they would have to stay there more often they also said it was very nice and spacious and they said that they requested a room on the 1st floor because of their baby going up and down would be ruff so the only problem being when they recieved their room number it was on the 3rd floor and they could not change it do to the fact that they were booked solid! and all the staff did for them was apologize for the inconvience!So basically the only complaint was the request not being honored!

Guess I should of just posted it in this thread, since its the FAQ thread :) So I'll just quote them here.

I'm posting this from the AS Music Family Suite. It's a nice layout. It's been quite a while since I stayed at the value resorts (like ~1995-96) but I might have to stay here more now. Nice space for the money. The only downside to our stay, is we requested a first floor room and got stuck up on the 3rd. The CM that checked us in said it would be 1st floor (have a 3 month old baby, first floor would of be nice). But since the room wasn't ready she couldn't give us the room #. When it was ready at ~3:30pm and I found out it was on the 3rd the other rooms were full. The CM I talked to claims the CM that checked me in noted it in the computer but forgot to actually switch us. Or something like that. All they did was say "sorry".

Looks like the calypso wing is currently being redone right now, one of the buildings are completely shut down and being worked on. Converting some of the rooms to Suites.


The pull out beds seem nice, our 11 year old son is sleeping on one right now. I looked around a bit today, the FS rooms seem to be all over the building. I've seen them on the 1st and 3rd floor (haven't looked at the 2nd floor). They put in quite a few of them it looks like.


This is our 1st and only night in the suite. We stayed 3 nights over at the Dolphin and thought we would check out the FS's. Didn't realize they were this new, till my wife just sat here and read the whole thread.

One thing I forgot to post in the other thread was about the A/C, not sure they got all the bugs worked out of it yet. Looks like they kept the 2 A/c units from the original 2 rooms. The master bedroom is a "smaller area" than the rest of the suite so you would think the a/c would overpower the smaller area. It isn't. I like it cold in a room when I sleep. We have both a/c's set at 65 and the Master Bedroom is reading 73.9 and the other room says 68. Tho I don't really feel a difference between the two. shrug.

The space, the setup etc is great overall tho.

minnie61650
07-02-2006, 07:42 AM
Guess I should of just posted it in this thread, since its the FAQ thread :) So I'll just quote them here.

This is our 1st and only night in the suite. We stayed 3 nights over at the Dolphin and thought we would check out the FS's. Didn't realize they were this new, till my wife just sat here and read the whole thread.

One thing I forgot to post in the other thread was about the A/C, not sure they got all the bugs worked out of it yet. Looks like they kept the 2 A/c units from the original 2 rooms. The master bedroom is a "smaller area" than the rest of the suite so you would think the a/c would overpower the smaller area. It isn't. I like it cold in a room when I sleep. We have both a/c's set at 65 and the Master Bedroom is reading 73.9 and the other room says 68. Tho I don't really feel a difference between the two. shrug.

The space, the setup etc is great overall tho.

Thanks so much for the update.
We have been anxiously awaiting a review and yours is the first. :banana:
Thanks for taking time to give us your thoughts and to answer a few questions.

I have a question myself.
You said your son was sleeping on one of the pull outs.

When Mousekeeping makes up his "bed" do they leave it in the fold down position or do they fold it up again?
Just curious.
Also.......How easy is it to fold down and to fold up?
Thanks so much and have a wonderful time at Disney and at All Star Music! :wizard:

golden1
07-02-2006, 07:57 AM
This is more of a general All-Stars type question. Do they have anywhere at the food court where you can pick up some general groceries like a quart of milk or other things? We are staying at the Suites for just two nights and don't want to order a load of groceries but I'd love to just have a few things for the room.

minnie61650
07-02-2006, 08:03 AM
This is more of a general All-Stars type question. Do they have anywhere at the food court where you can pick up some general groceries like a quart of milk or other things? We are staying at the Suites for just two nights and don't want to order a load of groceries but I'd love to just have a few things for the room.

Yes. The food court has a grab and go.
They also sell milk and a few items in the gift shop.
I think the milk is a little expensive in the gift shop.

Anyone else know?

whetstone
07-02-2006, 08:57 AM
Thanks so much for the update.
We have been anxiously awaiting a review and yours is the first. :banana:
Thanks for taking time to give us your thoughts and to answer a few questions.

I have a question myself.
You said your son was sleeping on one of the pull outs.

When Mousekeeping makes up his "bed" do they leave it in the fold down position or do they fold it up again?
Just curious.
Also.......How easy is it to fold down and to fold up?
Thanks so much and have a wonderful time at Disney and at All Star Music! :wizard:

The pull out bed was made up when I opened it. The pillows for it are in the closet. It was very easy to open and close. Unlike the normal pull out sofa's, you just pull the strap and it kinda just rolls out. When putting it back in, it takes a little force to start it but rolls right back into its self.

I just laid down on the pull out and it feels like a normal bed. No bar in the back feeling like a normal pull out. I'm 5' 11" 290# and it felt comfortable to me.

daisy_77
07-02-2006, 10:13 AM
whetstone, thank you very much for your review! Sounds great! :cool1:

Kincade
07-02-2006, 03:10 PM
As a guy who has never stayed in anything less than a 4 star hotel in any business travels, I personally choose the All Star Resorts for our family. Like the previous man said, I don't spend a lot of time in our room while at Disney. I am looking for form, comfort, cleanliness and function. We are going to stay in a family suite the week of 8/7 so I will definitely post a review.
I am also a Disney employee so I could easily stay in a higher priced resort at a much discounted rate. We just love the whole vibe of the value resort.
One thing though, we travel from Atlanta and take our car to the parks. If we did not have the car and had to use buses, we would stay in the Kingdom with monorial access.

gigi1313
07-02-2006, 03:14 PM
thanks, whetstone, for the "live" report... much appreciated :)

Mom24Princesses
07-02-2006, 03:20 PM
As a guy who has never stayed in anything less than a 4 star hotel in any business travels, I personally choose the All Star Resorts for our family. Like the previous man said, I don't spend a lot of time in our room while at Disney. I am looking for form, comfort, cleanliness and function. We are going to stay in a family suite the week of 8/7 so I will definitely post a review.
I am also a Disney employee so I could easily stay in a higher priced resort at a much discounted rate. We just love the whole vibe of the value resort.
One thing though, we travel from Atlanta and take our car to the parks. If we did not have the car and had to use buses, we would stay in the Kingdom with monorial access.


Have to ask this. . . .
We too live in "Atlanta" and always drive. We have never taken our car to a park (in 6 trips). I figured the pain of parking and getting in and going back to a hot car, etc. would out-weigh the wait/crowd on the buses??? Not So? As on-site guests we'd get free parking right? Provide more info...sell me on this idea? We like the buses EXCEPT at the end of a late night. BUT the crowd leaving the parks is huge. I can't imagine doing this at MK....taking the ferry or mono to parking???

gigi1313
07-02-2006, 03:23 PM
we've done both... car and buses... and absolutely hands down, no questions asked, prefer the buses... no matter where we've stayed :)

abie
07-02-2006, 09:42 PM
Thank you so much for your review and helping with my questions =) I am so excited I can barely stand it.

I realize now that my coffee pot question may have been silly .. Does disney provide coffee filters in rooms with pots, or are you expected to bring your own?

If you do need to bring your own, my husband just reminded me that I need to know if it takes basket or cone filters. (HA this is the first resort thing he's cared about. I guess I could have us staying in a dump as long as he is all set to have good coffee in the morning!)

Abie

whetstone
07-02-2006, 10:14 PM
Thank you so much for your review and helping with my questions =) I am so excited I can barely stand it.

I realize now that my coffee pot question may have been silly .. Does disney provide coffee filters in rooms with pots, or are you expected to bring your own?

If you do need to bring your own, my husband just reminded me that I need to know if it takes basket or cone filters. (HA this is the first resort thing he's cared about. I guess I could have us staying in a dump as long as he is all set to have good coffee in the morning!)

Abie

Not a coffee person, so I didn't look around for any supplies for the coffee maker. I did take a look at the coffee maker itself tho, and I'm pretty sure it is this one :
http://www.sunbeamhospitality.com/product_detail.asp?PARTNUMBER=3225
In case the link doesn't work: Sunbeam Model 3225

I did notice there was paper plates and plastic silverware. As well as a wine bottle opener and hand can opener in the kitchen. The sink is on the small side and splashes water all over.

pat fan
07-03-2006, 05:19 AM
Yes. The food court has a grab and go.They also sell milk and a few items in the gift shop.
I think the milk is a little expensive in the gift shop.

Anyone else know?
It's been 3 years since we've been to WDW but when we were there it seemed to us that the milk in the gift shop was cheaper than in the food court :confused3 Like I said, it's been a while so it may have changed.....

minnie61650
07-03-2006, 05:42 AM
It's been 3 years since we've been to WDW but when we were there it seemed to us that the milk in the gift shop was cheaper than in the food court :confused3 Like I said, it's been a while so it may have changed.....

OOPS...So Sorry ....I think you are right. I meant to say "less" expensive.
Thanks!

qanita92
07-03-2006, 03:22 PM
my family consists of 8 people so can i have a suite connected to a regular hotel room? how much would that cost? :confused3

qanita92
07-03-2006, 03:37 PM
how does two all star suites connected look like?

clkelley
07-03-2006, 04:31 PM
When we were there in May, just looking at the doors and windows through the construction sheeting, it looked like the "end" rooms were not converted.

So it will be possible to get a standard room next to a new suite, but they won't be connecting. You'll have a suite, then the standard room next door, but no door in between them.

n2mm
07-03-2006, 04:47 PM
Thank you so much for your review and helping with my questions =) I am so excited I can barely stand it.

I realize now that my coffee pot question may have been silly .. Does disney provide coffee filters in rooms with pots, or are you expected to bring your own?

If you do need to bring your own, my husband just reminded me that I need to know if it takes basket or cone filters. (HA this is the first resort thing he's cared about. I guess I could have us staying in a dump as long as he is all set to have good coffee in the morning!)

Abie

Disney leaves you coffee in filter pads. You just drop the correct amount of filters in the basket for the amount you want. We have gotten small filter pad coffee for a 4 cup pot and larger ones for the 10 cup pot. You'll know by the package. They are very convenient to use. It should be complementary as it is in moderate and delux rooms. If you need more, just ask housekeeping. Plus they leave condiment packages with sugar and creamers (and you can always pick up extras at the food court). Hope this makes sense. They also leave these coffee/filter pads in the DVC rooms too. They offer leaded and unleaded--your choice.

Panna
07-03-2006, 09:05 PM
I was so excited when these opened, that I booked on right away for my trip in October. But since they are not allowed with the DDP I had to cancell and switch to two rooms, hopefully connecting :sad1: I really had my heart settled on staying in one of these rooms, they looks really great and fun. Oh well.

whetstone
07-07-2006, 09:11 AM
Was just reading over some other threads and looking at the pictures posted of the rooms. We had room 2626 in the Jazz building, and the bed/headboard where not the same as pictured in this thread. I didn't even notice it till today or I would of snap'd some pictures of it. Everything I read said it was a queen size bed, but I'm pretty sure it was not in our room. It was the same size bed we had in the Dolphin the night before, which is a double according to their website.

Picture from the first page of the master bed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/18.jpg

Notice in the picture there is hardly any room between the night stands and wall. There was plenty of space in the room we had. The head board also stop'd at the night stands, it did not go to the walls.

gigi1313
07-07-2006, 12:15 PM
whetstone, did the chair (pictuerd) in the master bedroom area open up to a bed also?

whetstone
07-07-2006, 12:16 PM
No, it did not.

sdrsdd
07-10-2006, 07:46 PM
Are the pools heated in March at All Stars? Thanks!

dizydreamer
07-10-2006, 10:13 PM
Okay, Now I think I might just try these out in 2008. My DB & Family want the value & we were thinkin about POR. But if the rooms seem to be as nice as what we are starting to hear I think I will have to try them out. Please keep up posted with new points of view as you stay. I t will really help. We might need 2 FS & 1 standard room. Thanks or the info.

minnie61650
07-11-2006, 10:47 AM
Are the pools heated in March at All Stars? Thanks!

Last winter DIS members reported that all of Disney's pools were heated between 78-82 degrees. That is cooler than Disney had been heating them in the winter. They use to heat them about 86 degrees in the winter so many guests did complain.

We have no idea if Disney will decide to heat the pools to a warmer temperature during this coming winter or not.

Time will tell.

abie
07-15-2006, 09:02 PM
I will be staying in an ASMu suite for 5 nights starting next Sat. If there is anything specifically that I can find out about the Suites, Resort, take a picture of, etc.. Please update this thread and I will do my best to get them.

Thanks!
Abie

Packclogger
07-16-2006, 07:21 AM
Just returned Friday from a week long stay in the family suites and they were great. My family and I (DH, DB, DSIL and DNep) stayed in them. We were in room 2650 which was on the 3rd floor of Jazz building #2. I would ditto many of the comments that whetstone had previously posted, especially the air conditioning. My DH likes the room on the cold side and I don't think the temperature ever got down to the temp we had it set at. The resort was pretty crowded during the time we were there (lots of tour groups), but our room was in a good location where we didn't have a lot of noise (DNep took naps each day). The pull out sofa and chair were pretty comfortable to sleep on, but the ottoman was not as comfortable. Mousekeeping was great and we even got some towel animals (little dogs). I didn't really take any pictures of the room because it looked exactly like the pictures posted on this thread. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to post.

minnie61650
07-16-2006, 07:43 AM
Just returned Friday from a week long stay in the family suites and they were great. My family and I (DH, DB, DSIL and DNep) stayed in them. We were in room 2650 which was on the 3rd floor of Jazz building #2. I would ditto many of the comments that whetstone had previously posted, especially the air conditioning. My DH likes the room on the cold side and I don't think the temperature ever got down to the temp we had it set at. The resort was pretty crowded during the time we were there (lots of tour groups), but our room was in a good location where we didn't have a lot of noise (DNep took naps each day). The pull out sofa and chair were pretty comfortable to sleep on, but the ottoman was not as comfortable. Mousekeeping was great and we even got some towel animals (little dogs). I didn't really take any pictures of the room because it looked exactly like the pictures posted on this thread. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to post.

I am happy you enjoyed the suites.
It is good to hear a review from another DIS member!
If the fold outs were down and mousekeeping came in and made up the beds did mousekeeping leave the foldouts in the down position or did they fold them up ?

When you opened the sofa foldout did you leave the soft coffeetable under the foldout or did you move it?
If you moved it where did you put it?

Do you think the AC is now on a motion sensor?
The All Stars did not have have motion sensors in the past so they stayed on even when guests were out of the room.

If they are on motion sensors then the bedroom would get hotter since there would be more movement in the other rooms. Just a thought.

Thanks for your answers and thoughts you have to add.

my_try
07-16-2006, 11:31 AM
subscribing! :goodvibes

Packclogger
07-16-2006, 01:33 PM
Minnie61650 - we always folded up the couch everyday as soon as we got up, because my DNep wanted to watch ToonDisney while everyone else was getting ready, so I am not sure whether or not Mousekeeping would fold them back up.

I don't think the soft coffee table would fit under the sofa bed, we just slid it over in front of the window, there was still plenty of room.

Not sure about the motion sensor with the A/C, have not actually heard of that before. After a while, it actually did seem like it cooled okay, but that was probably due to the fact when we returned, it was so hot and humid outside that it seemed really cool inside. :sunny:

minnie61650
07-17-2006, 08:58 AM
Current plans are for all 192 Family Suites to be available on or before January 1, 2007.

The Family Suites will be located in the Calypso and Jazz Inn Buildings. When complete:

Calypso Building 1 will have 32 suites
Calypso Building 10 will have 54 suites
Jazz Inn Building 2 will have 52 suites
Jazz Inn Building 9 will have 54 suites

The suites are located on all three floors, and will be near each other, but none will offer connecting suites. There is no price difference between the buildings.

2006 pricing will be:

$169 plus tax - Value Season (Aug 27 - Oct 4; Nov 26 - Dec 19)
$209 plus tax - Regular Season (Apr 23 - Aug 26; Oct 5 - Nov 25)
$239 plus tax - Peak Season (Mar 6* - Apr 22)
$259 plus tax Holiday Season (Dec 20 - 31)
(* once available)

For comparison, the price of a Family Suite is $9-11 more then 2 Standard Rooms, or $13-15 less the 2 Preferred Rooms, depending on season.

Currently, none of the discount promotional offers will include these suites, (ie, no passholder, FL Resident, AAA, etc) however this may change in the future once all suites are ready, based on occupancy trends.

chris1gill
07-17-2006, 09:04 AM
I would love to know who made the chairs that fold out, and where to get them... I know it's an odd question, but does anyone know?

my_try
07-17-2006, 09:29 AM
Current plans are for all 192 Family Suites to be available on or before January 1, 2007.

The Family Suites will be located in the Calypso and Jazz Inn Buildings. When complete:

Calypso Building 1 will have 32 suites
Calypso Building 10 will have 54 suites
Jazz Inn Building 2 will have 52 suites
Jazz Inn Building 9 will have 54 suites

The suites are located on all three floors, and will be near each other, but none will offer connecting suites. There is no price difference between the buildings.

2006 pricing will be:

$169 plus tax - Value Season (Aug 27 - Oct 4; Nov 26 - Dec 19)
$209 plus tax - Regular Season (Apr 23 - Aug 26; Oct 5 - Nov 25)
$239 plus tax - Peak Season (Mar 6* - Apr 22)
$259 plus tax Holiday Season (Dec 20 - 31)
(* once available)

For comparison, the price of a Family Suite is $9-11 more then 2 Standard Rooms, or $13-15 less the 2 Preferred Rooms, depending on season.

Currently, none of the discount promotional offers will include these suites, (ie, no passholder, FL Resident, AAA, etc) however this may change in the future once all suites are ready, based on occupancy trends.



Thank you once again for the EXCELLENT information Linda. I showed my children pictures of the Calypso pool (at the All-Star Movies Hotel) and they said that they do not mind losing Stormalong Bay (@ the Beach Club) which is where they swam the last time we went to WDW. I guess the decision is up to my husband and I now. See, our favorite resort is Epcot (which was walking distance from the Beach Club Villas where we stayed on our last trip). I just don't know if the move to the All-Star Hotel is worth giving up the walk to Epcot at a moments notice. The decision is killing me. I even dreamt about it Sunday night...lol :rotfl2:

I do have one question however, when I called WDW they told me that peak season began on February 16th. Have you heard differently?

Thanks again Linda!

Kathy :goodvibes

kath1210
07-17-2006, 11:03 AM
Was just reading over some other threads and looking at the pictures posted of the rooms. We had room 2626 in the Jazz building, and the bed/headboard where not the same as pictured in this thread. I didn't even notice it till today or I would of snap'd some pictures of it. Everything I read said it was a queen size bed, but I'm pretty sure it was not in our room. It was the same size bed we had in the Dolphin the night before, which is a double according to their website.

Picture from the first page of the master bed:


Has anyone been able to confirm the size of the bed in the FS? :confused3 If it's a double, that could be a deal-breaker for DH and me. We need our space. Those few extra inches make a BIG difference! :)

minnie61650
07-17-2006, 11:19 AM
Has anyone been able to confirm the size of the bed in the FS? :confused3 If it's a double, that could be a deal-breaker for DH and me. We need our space. Those few extra inches make a BIG difference! :)


whetstone reported that he thought the bed was the same size as their bed at the Dolphin. The beds at the Dolphin are extra long doubles.

However,Disney has confirmed it is a Queen size bed in the suites. :thumbsup2

More websites describing the family suites and confirming the QUEEN size bed in the master area. :thumbsup2


http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resorts/asm-suite-review.html


www.mousesavers.com/allstarmusicsuites.html


http://www.wdwplanner.com/All%20Star%20Music.htm

http://www.intercot.com/resorts/disney/allstarmusic/default.asp

minnie61650
07-17-2006, 11:26 AM
Thank you once again for the EXCELLENT information Linda. I showed my children pictures of the Calypso pool (at the All-Star Movies Hotel) and they said that they do not mind losing Stormalong Bay (@ the Beach Club) which is where they swam the last time we went to WDW. I guess the decision is up to my husband and I now. See, our favorite resort is Epcot (which was walking distance from the Beach Club Villas where we stayed on our last trip). I just don't know if the move to the All-Star Movies Hotel is worth giving up the walk to Epcot at a moments notice. The decision is killing me. I even dreamt about it Sunday night...lol :rotfl2:

I do have one question however, when I called WDW they told me that peak season began on February 16th. Have you heard differently?

Thanks again Linda!

Kathy :goodvibes

Kathy,
It is always my pleasure to post photos and info about the Family Suites at All Star Music.

According to this website:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/disney-rates-2007.htm#VALUE

Peak season starts February 15-April 14
Value season is January 1- February 14. So if book your for February 14 or earlier your entire stay will be at value price.

Have a funfilled vacation at Disney wherever you choose to stay!

TinkerDaisy
07-17-2006, 12:08 PM
I just booked my ASMU Suite for May 07. I am so happy. The rooms look so nice from what I saw of the pictures. I live with all men and boys so I can have my own ladies room!!! And having a private area for DH and I will be nice. I have gone back and forth trying to decide which resort to book and for the first time since I started to plan I am sure about my descion!!

Goofy22
07-17-2006, 05:13 PM
Thank you once again for the EXCELLENT information Linda. I showed my children pictures of the Calypso pool (at the All-Star Movies Hotel) and they said that they do not mind losing Stormalong Bay (@ the Beach Club) which is where they swam the last time we went to WDW. I guess the decision is up to my husband and I now. See, our favorite resort is Epcot (which was walking distance from the Beach Club Villas where we stayed on our last trip). I just don't know if the move to the All-Star Movies Hotel is worth giving up the walk to Epcot at a moments notice. The decision is killing me. I even dreamt about it Sunday night...lol :rotfl2:

I do have one question however, when I called WDW they told me that peak season began on February 16th. Have you heard differently?

Thanks again Linda!

Kathy :goodvibes

I am in the same boat ! We stayed at BCV our last stay the kids loved the pool we were there more than at the parks! But we will have the extended family this time it is there first visit and I think the theming at the All Stars is Superb for kids! So when I found out they opened the suites we booked right away! We are going over Easter!

kath1210
07-17-2006, 08:12 PM
whetstone reported that he thought the bed was the same size as their bed at the Dolphin. The beds at the Dolphin are extra long doubles.

However,Disney has confirmed it is a Queen size bed in the suites. :thumbsup2



Thanks, Linda! I hope that is right. We have stayed at many hotels that called double beds "queens", so I am a little skeptical. Oh well, if it's a double, DH will just have to camp out with the kids!! :lmao:

all4disneyworld
07-17-2006, 09:00 PM
I will be staying in an ASMu suite for 5 nights starting next Sat. If there is anything specifically that I can find out about the Suites, Resort, take a picture of, etc.. Please update this thread and I will do my best to get them.

Thanks!
Abie



I would love to see your pictures and hear about your trip. We made our reservations for the suites and when the Free Dining Special was announced and we found out we couldn't stay in the suites and use the plan we switched to (hopefully) connecting rooms. This will be our first time at ASMu. We have stayed at ASMo the last two times but, now that Dd's are 12 we thought we would try something new.
This trp has grown and is also our first trip as a Grand Gathering, 11 of us. So now we have a total of 4 rooms...

Have a great trip!

whetstone
07-18-2006, 02:04 PM
Thanks, Linda! I hope that is right. We have stayed at many hotels that called double beds "queens", so I am a little skeptical. Oh well, if it's a double, DH will just have to camp out with the kids!! :lmao:

Knowing my luck, only room 2626 has the "double" size bed. I know the headboard was different then in the pictures posted and there was more room between the walls/bed and the night stands. I might just be spoiled by our king bed, but it sure didn't feel any bigger then any other hotels double beds.

Barak's Disney
07-29-2006, 12:02 AM
I want to try out one of these suites! I think they would be perfect for our family!

WDWCP_98
07-29-2006, 08:52 PM
Wow! I had no idea they were doing anything like this. I'll have to remember this for our nexr trip.

abie
07-29-2006, 10:06 PM
I made a seperate post but I'll copy it here. I'll have pics in a couple of days after we sort through them all....



Me, DH, and DS11 just got back from 5 nights in the All Star Music Suites.

We were in 2436 in the Jazz building. The room was on one of the rows that shoot straight back toward the parking lot about 3/4 of the way down on the first floor. Basically you make a right at the drum set and head straight back.

The location was very quiet. I don't think we heard a single person the whole week. It was not far away from the pool or main area.

The room was perfect for us. DS slept in the living room area and DH and I slept in the bedroom.

DS had a lot of fun trying all the different beds in the living area. He proclaimed that the couch bed was great for at night but the chair bed was best for naps. He didn't like the footstool bed but said it would be good for a smaller kid.

The only complaint I have about the room is that the bathroom for the master bedroom area is on the other side of the kitchen. It would have been nicer for me if it was within the master bedroom area, or if there was a door to the kitchen area that could be closed. I had to be careful not to wake DS going to the bathroom at night, and no walking around nekkid between the bedroom and bathroom.

Mouskeeping did a great job all week. The resort was clean, everyone was very friendly.

We only used the food court for snacks but I did see people eating burgers and pizzas. They seemed to be enjoying them.

The bus service was excellent! I could not believe how easy it was. I was very concerned about this when I went but the longest wait we had for an all stars bus was 10 minutes. One night we left MK after wishes. There were a ton of people and I was worried we would have a long wait. Within 10 minutes 3 busses stopped. We were on the third bus and the line was empty after that.

Sharing with Sports was soooo not a big deal. It's right next door and added about 2 minutes to our trips on the way back. On the way to the parks we never had to get into a crowded bus, even though they had stopped at sports first.

We took a cab to Boma and hopped on the AK bus to Magic Kingdom. We did wait about 15-20 minutes there.

Having the extra space, a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, 2 tvs, these things made the trip so much nicer than being crammed in one room with 2 double beds. I would choose this over a moderate or delux if it's the 3 of us going again.

abie
07-29-2006, 10:08 PM
Couple of other tidbits.

The Bed - i think it is a queen. It seemed bigger than the sofa bed in the living room that was a double. I didn't measure it but both me and DHs assessment was it was bigger.

Coffee Maker - The coffee Maker takes 4 inch basket filters. We took the cones instead and they worked fine. We didn't take enough, but we reused them (for 2 pots in the same morning) We checked the gift shop and they do not sell filters, so don't forget to take them.

minnie61650
07-31-2006, 03:14 PM
I made a seperate post but I'll copy it here. I'll have pics in a couple of days after we sort through them all....



Me, DH, and DS11 just got back from 5 nights in the All Star Music Suites.

We were in 2436 in the Jazz building. The room was on one of the rows that shoot straight back toward the parking lot about 3/4 of the way down on the first floor. Basically you make a right at the drum set and head straight back.

The location was very quiet. I don't think we heard a single person the whole week. It was not far away from the pool or main area.

The room was perfect for us. DS slept in the living room area and DH and I slept in the bedroom.

DS had a lot of fun trying all the different beds in the living area. He proclaimed that the couch bed was great for at night but the chair bed was best for naps. He didn't like the footstool bed but said it would be good for a smaller kid.

The only complaint I have about the room is that the bathroom for the master bedroom area is on the other side of the kitchen. It would have been nicer for me if it was within the master bedroom area, or if there was a door to the kitchen area that could be closed. I had to be careful not to wake DS going to the bathroom at night, and no walking around nekkid between the bedroom and bathroom.

Mouskeeping did a great job all week. The resort was clean, everyone was very friendly.

We only used the food court for snacks but I did see people eating burgers and pizzas. They seemed to be enjoying them.

The bus service was excellent! I could not believe how easy it was. I was very concerned about this when I went but the longest wait we had for an all stars bus was 10 minutes. One night we left MK after wishes. There were a ton of people and I was worried we would have a long wait. Within 10 minutes 3 busses stopped. We were on the third bus and the line was empty after that.

Sharing with Sports was soooo not a big deal. It's right next door and added about 2 minutes to our trips on the way back. On the way to the parks we never had to get into a crowded bus, even though they had stopped at sports first.

We took a cab to Boma and hopped on the AK bus to Magic Kingdom. We did wait about 15-20 minutes there.

Having the extra space, a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, 2 tvs, these things made the trip so much nicer than being crammed in one room with 2 double beds. I would choose this over a moderate or delux if it's the 3 of us going again.

What a great review abie!
Thanks for much for sharing.
I am so glad everything went well for your family and you enjoyed your stay there.

DH and I are looking forward to trying the Suites out in September.

all4disneyworld
08-01-2006, 07:24 AM
Hi Abie! Sounds like you had a great experience with the ASMu and suites. I recently read on the boards that the Fantasia pool at the ASMo will be closed for renovations during our visit so we are not disappointed any longer that we switched to the ASMu. This will be our first time there. Although we did not qualify for the suites, with free dining this time, we will try them in the future. Can't wait to see your pics!!!!! :Pinkbounc

baileybelle
08-01-2006, 09:04 AM
I have a question. We have 5 adults. Would we be charged $10 for each adult over the 2 adults per room like the regular resort rooms?

minnie61650
08-02-2006, 09:04 AM
I have a question. We have 5 adults. Would we be charged $10 for each adult over the 2 adults per room like the regular resort rooms?

Woo Hoo :woohoo:

Great news. The Suites are a set price just like the villas. 1-6 adults can sleep in the suites for the same price! :thumbsup2

Let the party begin! party: :banana: :dance3: :cool1: :yay: :jumping2:

gtstuff
08-02-2006, 09:36 AM
Those are good prices. We have stayed at the Allstar resorts a few times. never had any complaints. Larger rooms would be nice.

maybees02
08-06-2006, 06:53 PM
The room was wonderful. We were on the 3rd floor of Jazz 2. Not too terribly far from the food court or bus stops, in my opinion, and smack dab between both pools. We had plenty of room, and the beds were all comfortable. Believe me, I slept in them all, with all the bed changing and sleepwalking my DS and DD were doing. We had great mousekeeping, with towel animals or a window display every single day but one! Everyone was helpful and nice. The pool was never terribly crowded. The food court was crowded if we were there at 9:00 a.m. which we only did once. Bus service was great - we never waited very long and the buses were never too crowded except on the EMH morning at MK that we braved. We never heard noises from other guests. All in all it was a wonderful stay. I will be posting restaurant and dining plan info and reviews, too, in a few days, after I do laundry!

all4disneyworld
08-07-2006, 09:55 AM
Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

Princess19
08-07-2006, 09:58 AM
Woo Hoo :woohoo:

Great news. The Suites are a set price just like the villas. 1-6 adults can sleep in the suites for the same price! :thumbsup2

Let the party begin! party: :banana: :dance3: :cool1: :yay: :jumping2:What?! That's awesome!! :cool1: :woohoo:

SuzieQMomof3
08-14-2006, 08:19 AM
I just returned from a three day stay at the ASMu Family Suites. Linda, the All Stars Grand Maven, has asked me to write a review so here it is:

First off, to answer your question, Linda, I think the coffee valet packets were in the room already. I don't drink coffee, so I'm not sure.

Our stay was very nice, but I don't think we'll stay there again. All the CMs were very nice, but I missed a lot of the little touches that I've grown accustomed to as a DVC member.

The kitchenette was really just a dorm-like refrigerator and a microwave. I made popcorn once, but other than that I really couldn't use it as a kitchen. I don't do a lot of cooking when we stay, but I usually need a bigger refrigerator and like a stove to make tea in the morning.

There is only a small table in the room. We had to eat breakfast in shifts.

We are a family with 4 kids (ages 2-11) and the sleeping arrangements were fine, but there was very little room in the main room when the beds were open.

The fan/AC unit was very noisy. Although my husband and I could close the door on it, my children could not because it was in the hallway.

Housekeeping was great.

I had no trouble at all with busses, although I've heard some people have.

We were in Jazz Inn, so the walk to the pool, food court, and bus wasn't so bad.

The reason we probably won't stay there again had nothing to do with the Family Suites, but the resort itself. The pools don't have slides, which my kids all like. The pools don't offer towels, which is really nice when you have four kids (spoken by the mom who ends up carrying everything :) ).There is only one bus stop for the whole resort. Like I said, our walk to the bus stop wasn't too bad, but I'd hate to be any farther back than we were. The queue for the bus is not covered. The value resort bus stops seem to be the farthest away when leaving any park. The foodcourt was noisy-even when it wasn't crowded.

I would stay here again like I did this time, to extend my trip for a few days, but I don't think I would stay a whole week.

I can't remember what we paid per night, but no discounts were available. We also spent 2 nights at Port Orleans Riverside for $105 per night. We enjoyed POR much more. We got more for our money at POR.

Hope this helps.
Susan

minnie61650
08-14-2006, 08:44 AM
I just returned from a three day stay at the ASMu Family Suites. Linda, the All Stars Grand Maven, has asked me to write a review so here it is:

First off, to answer your question, Linda, I think the coffee valet packets were in the room already. I don't drink coffee, so I'm not sure.

Our stay was very nice, but I don't think we'll stay there again. All the CMs were very nice, but I missed a lot of the little touches that I've grown accustomed to as a DVC member.

The kitchenette was really just a dorm-like refrigerator and a microwave. I made popcorn once, but other than that I really couldn't use it as a kitchen. I don't do a lot of cooking when we stay, but I usually need a bigger refrigerator and like a stove to make tea in the morning.

There is only a small table in the room. We had to eat breakfast in shifts.

We are a family with 4 kids (ages 2-11) and the sleeping arrangements were fine, but there was very little room in the main room when the beds were open.

The fan/AC unit was very noisy. Although my husband and I could close the door on it, my children could not because it was in the hallway.

Housekeeping was great.

I had no trouble at all with busses, although I've heard some people have.

We were in Jazz Inn, so the walk to the pool, food court, and bus wasn't so bad.

The reason we probably won't stay there again had nothing to do with the Family Suites, but the resort itself. The pools don't have slides, which my kids all like. The pools don't offer towels, which is really nice when you have four kids (spoken by the mom who ends up carrying everything :) ).There is only one bus stop for the whole resort. Like I said, our walk to the bus stop wasn't too bad, but I'd hate to be any farther back than we were. The queue for the bus is not covered. The value resort bus stops seem to be the farthest away when leaving any park. The foodcourt was noisy-even when it wasn't crowded.

I would stay here again like I did this time, to extend my trip for a few days, but I don't think I would stay a whole week.

I can't remember what we paid per night, but no discounts were available. We also spent 2 nights at Port Orleans Riverside for $105 per night. We enjoyed POR much more. We got more for our money at POR.

Hope this helps.
Susan

Thanks for your review.

Thanks also for pointing out the suites have a kitchenette and while it is great for preparing snacks they are not made for cooking or eating full meals.
I hope you were aware that there was only a kitchenette at the suites when you booked them. It would be very disappointing if someone was expecting a full kitchen and found out it was just a kitchenette.

*Note*
DVC's and FW cabins offer full kitchens for those who need or want a full kitchen.

flea1267
08-14-2006, 08:51 AM
subscribing....these suites look really nice :)

Partyof12
08-14-2006, 12:17 PM
Thanks everyone for the great information. We are staying there in November and really looking forward to it!

DannyDisneyFreak
08-19-2006, 06:20 PM
So would most agree that the pull out bed is comfy?
Would one of the chair or ottoman beds fit in the master bedroom for a three yr old to sleep on before the adults go to bed?
Does the mousekeeping make fold up the pull-outs if you leave them out?
Thanks!

nhpooh
08-19-2006, 08:15 PM
I made a seperate post but I'll copy it here. I'll have pics in a couple of days after we sort through them all....



Me, DH, and DS11 just got back from 5 nights in the All Star Music Suites.

We were in 2436 in the Jazz building. The room was on one of the rows that shoot straight back toward the parking lot about 3/4 of the way down on the first floor. Basically you make a right at the drum set and head straight back.

The location was very quiet. I don't think we heard a single person the whole week. It was not far away from the pool or main area.

The room was perfect for us. DS slept in the living room area and DH and I slept in the bedroom.

DS had a lot of fun trying all the different beds in the living area. He proclaimed that the couch bed was great for at night but the chair bed was best for naps. He didn't like the footstool bed but said it would be good for a smaller kid.

The only complaint I have about the room is that the bathroom for the master bedroom area is on the other side of the kitchen. It would have been nicer for me if it was within the master bedroom area, or if there was a door to the kitchen area that could be closed. I had to be careful not to wake DS going to the bathroom at night, and no walking around nekkid between the bedroom and bathroom.

Mouskeeping did a great job all week. The resort was clean, everyone was very friendly.

We only used the food court for snacks but I did see people eating burgers and pizzas. They seemed to be enjoying them.

The bus service was excellent! I could not believe how easy it was. I was very concerned about this when I went but the longest wait we had for an all stars bus was 10 minutes. One night we left MK after wishes. There were a ton of people and I was worried we would have a long wait. Within 10 minutes 3 busses stopped. We were on the third bus and the line was empty after that.

Sharing with Sports was soooo not a big deal. It's right next door and added about 2 minutes to our trips on the way back. On the way to the parks we never had to get into a crowded bus, even though they had stopped at sports first.

We took a cab to Boma and hopped on the AK bus to Magic Kingdom. We did wait about 15-20 minutes there.

Having the extra space, a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, 2 tvs, these things made the trip so much nicer than being crammed in one room with 2 double beds. I would choose this over a moderate or delux if it's the 3 of us going again.
Glad to hear your trip was good. We are talking about taking my DD(17) and her best friend also 17 to WDW for there graduation this spring. I have been looking into these suites, it sounds like this would be the best for us too. This way we could have our own bathrooms and tv's. They could sleep in if they wanted, now I have to tell DH this sounds like the way to go. Thanks for the report, it was helpful :goodvibes

princess sparkle p
08-23-2006, 06:33 PM
Thanks to all who posted here. We booked a family suite for our December trip!!!!!!! :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

DannyDisneyFreak
08-26-2006, 09:46 AM
Would one of the chair or ottoman beds fit in the master bedroom for a three yr old to sleep on before the adults go to bed?
-and-
Does the mousekeeping make and fold up the pull-outs if you leave them out?

DannyDisneyFreak
09-06-2006, 09:09 AM
Not much going on here lately, I would love to hear from some more folks who have stayed here.

mickeyfan2
09-06-2006, 09:52 AM
I am guessing that the connecting entrance does not have a door. Is that correct?

minnie61650
09-06-2006, 12:10 PM
So would most agree that the pull out bed is comfy?
Would one of the chair or ottoman beds fit in the master bedroom for a three yr old to sleep on before the adults go to bed?
Does the mousekeeping make fold up the pull-outs if you leave them out?
Thanks!

I am not sure.
I will check that out when I go next wek.

I am thinking if you move out the easy chair that is in the master area you may be able to put the ottoman foldout there.

paslea_pooh
09-06-2006, 12:21 PM
Is it a set price regardless of how many adults ??

Example 6 people

DH, me, DD(18) and 3 younger DD's.


Does mousekeeping come Everyday ? And do they make up the pullout beds as well ??

We've never stayed at a value. We've either done moderate or recently have done DVC. This time around we are staying offsite b/c there is nothing available for when we are going. I really wanted to stay at BCV or BWV with the kids but it's booked solid.

Will we like this resort ? We're used to alot of space. 4 girls. They need alot of bathroom time ! :teeth:

minnie61650
09-06-2006, 12:39 PM
Is it a set price regardless of how many adults ??

Example 6 people

DH, me, DD(18) and 3 younger DD's.


Does mousekeeping come Everyday ? And do they make up the pullout beds as well ??

We've never stayed at a value. We've either done moderate or recently have done DVC. This time around we are staying offsite b/c there is nothing available for when we are going. I really wanted to stay at BCV or BWV with the kids but it's booked solid.

Will we like this resort ? We're used to alot of space. 4 girls. They need alot of bathroom time ! :teeth:

Yes, the Suites are one set price.

Woo Hoo :woohoo:

Great news. The Suites are a set price just like the villas. 1-6 adults can sleep in the suites for the same price! :thumbsup2

Let the party begin! party: :banana: :dance3: :cool1: :yay: :jumping2:

Mousekeeping comes everyday.
Not sure if Mousekeeping fold up pull outs or leaves them folded out after making up the room.

I have asked this before. Does anyone know?

Room size Comparison:

Pop Century/All Stars-260 Square Feet
CS, POR/POFQ-314 SF
Caribbean Beach-340 SF
Wilderness Lodge-344 SF
AKL-344 SF
Yacht/Beach-381 SF
Boardwalk-385 SF
Polynesian-409 SF
Contemporary-436 SF
Grand Floridian-about 400-440SF
Ft Wilderness Cabins-504 SF
Family suites at All Star Music -520 SF

MARY-IN-OH
09-07-2006, 09:01 AM
Minnie 61650 - Linda,
I have seen so many posts by you helping people with info!! Have a great trip! I'm excited for you!! Can't wait to read reviews when you return !!!
-mary

DannyDisneyFreak
09-07-2006, 11:32 AM
I am not sure.
I will check that out when I go next wek.

I am thinking if you move out the easy chair that is in the master area you may be able to put the ottoman foldout there.
Well first of all, Have A Great Trip! Thank you in advance for the help, my main reason for asking about putting the ottoman in there is so our daughter can go to bed in there before my parents who will be sleeping in the master go to bed.
I wish I was you going in three days. have fun! :banana:

JFlo
09-07-2006, 12:42 PM
Linda - I am new to the boards, but I just wanted to wish you a fabulous trip! Thank you so much for all of the info you have provided on the family suites! We have booked one for the first week in February and I am so looking forward to your review of it. Your thoughts on why the All Stars are perfect for what you want out of Disney echo my view exactly. This thread has made me feel really good about our decision to stay at the ASMu. Do let us know about the capability of moving the ottoman to the master, because my family, like Danny's would really love to have that option.

Have a truly magical trip!

minnie61650
09-07-2006, 04:48 PM
I am guessing that the connecting entrance does not have a door. Is that correct?

I too am guessing there is not a connecting door.
I will let you know when I return from my trip.

Minnie 61650 - Linda,
I have seen so many posts by you helping people with info!! Have a great trip! I'm excited for you!! Can't wait to read reviews when you return !!!
-mary

Well first of all, Have A Great Trip! Thank you in advance for the help, my main reason for asking about putting the ottoman in there is so our daughter can go to bed in there before my parents who will be sleeping in the master go to bed.
I wish I was you going in three days. have fun! :banana:

Linda - I am new to the boards, but I just wanted to wish you a fabulous trip! Thank you so much for all of the info you have provided on the family suites! We have booked one for the first week in February and I am so looking forward to your review of it. Your thoughts on why the All Stars are perfect for what you want out of Disney echo my view exactly. This thread has made me feel really good about our decision to stay at the ASMu. Do let us know about the capability of moving the ottoman to the master, because my family, like Danny's would really love to have that option.

Have a truly magical trip!



Hi MARY-IN-OH, DannyDisneyFreak, and Flo, :wave:

Thank you so much for all of your kind wishes.

I will be sure to post a review of the Suites when I return. I can't wait to see them...."live and in person"....

DannyDisneyFreak, and Flo, I have plans for DH and I to check out the capability of moving the ottoman to the master. Here's hoping I do not get too excited just being there that I completely forget.

I am over 50 now and thing I miss the most about my younger years is my memory!
:rotfl: :rotfl2: :rotfl:

I can't wait to post my first All Star Family Suite review.

We are taking a road trip so look for it about September 26th or so.

See ya. :wave2:

littleteapot
09-15-2006, 09:57 PM
Hi Linda,

Thank you for all the great information! Have a great trip! When you report will you let us know how big the in room safes are? Specifically, could we store any of our electronic (nintendo) stuff in them?

Thanks!
Paula

STILLKIKI
09-19-2006, 06:30 AM
Staying in the Suites Thanksgiving week.

Grumpy's Wife
09-19-2006, 06:37 AM
Staying in the Suites Thanksgiving week.
Hi Stillkiki. :wave2: We will also be staying there the same time as you. If I see your user name on a green mickey head I'll be sure to say hi.

Bethipooh4
09-19-2006, 07:55 AM
We'll be there in December, so I am anxious to read any reviews. We have a family suite and a regular room booked. I hope we can get the 2 rooms close to each other.

DannyDisneyFreak
09-19-2006, 01:50 PM
Well, minnie61650 is nine days into her trip, sitting here at home I wish I was there too but I can't wait for her report when she returns. I know she was crazy about the AS suites before I bet she will have lots to share when she gets back.

beast lover
09-20-2006, 10:38 AM
There are a limited amount of rooms avalible so at this time you have to phone in your request.
Do you have an e-mail address to contact them about the suites..i have already booked my hols for next sept,but would love to have a suite!! do you know if there is shuttle busses to the universal parks form there too?? :banana:

dorymom67
09-20-2006, 12:18 PM
First of all let me say that this thread has been AWESOME for info. about the suites. I am booked in for the school vacation week in April at the ASMu Suites. Little worried about the crowding at that time, but nonetheless...that's the best time for us to go. Thank you, thank you for the pictures, thank you for the comments and thank you all around. I think these suites are the best option for me and my family. Myself, DH, DD (8) and DD (2). My 2 year old can nap in one room and my 8 year old can rest, grab a snack and plan her next thrill ride in the other room. Anyway, my one quick question is oddly enough about the mini-refrigerator. Is there a freezer section? Or is it more like a "dorm room" frig? Thanks.

Cathy

DannyDisneyFreak
09-20-2006, 03:16 PM
Do you have an e-mail address to contact them about the suites..i have already booked my hols for next sept,but would love to have a suite!! do you know if there is shuttle busses to the universal parks form there too?? :banana:
Call WDW reservations at 1-877-939-3732, this is the toll free number and ask about the All-star Music Family Suites.

WDW is not going to shuttle you anywhere off property especially to Universal. What hotel are you staying at? Are you staying at a WDW resort?

minnie61650
09-25-2006, 07:02 AM
I just returned from a fabulous stay at All Star Music.
Wow! Mid September is a great time to experience Disney. Most rides were walk ons and even Soarin was only a 10 minute wait!

All Star Music is looking great. We stayed in Calypso building 10.

We stayed in room 0618 (for 8 nights) which is a HA room with a roll in shower.
It was just refurbished and had a totally new look.

It was decorated with the same decor as the new suites and even had a privacy curtain between the bedroom area and the area by the sink!

We had reserved a Family Suite for our last 2 nights. When I reserved them in April I had requested a HA room and was told HA Family Suites would not be available until 2007 so I asked about a raised toilet seat and CRO told me that would not be a problem.
Turned out it was a problem. There are not any Family Suites with raised toilet seats yet so we opted to stay at the Suites just 1 night.

Let me tell you I loved the Suites and once they have HA Family Suites available I would book my whole stay there in the future!

We stayed in 0416 which is on the ground floor. Room 0418 which was next door was not a Suites so the Suites are not all grouped together.
The living area was the best. There was a small table with 2 blue modern looking chairs by the window area.

The chairs had a small amount of cushioning and curved backs and seemed more conformable (to me) than the old straight back chairs they had in the old All Star Music rooms. The table top was wood grain and there were silhouettes of Mickey all abound the edge in a darker wood color.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/04.jpg

The living room area is very roomy when the furniture is the closed position.

When you first enter the room you get a feeling that you can take time to relax and spread out in these rooms. The cramped feeling is not there. there is a sofa, chair and ottoman which fold out into beds. There are two small end tables and soft foot stool for the sofa.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/06.jpg

The TV was a 27 inch flat screen and the cabinet had three drawers under the TV area. There were two shelves next to the TV and a cabinet door which opened to reveal 2 more shelves.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/03.jpg

I opened up the chair bed and it was very conformable to lay down on. The back of the chair actually rests on the floor supporting the chair bed when it is folded out into the bed. I took a picture and if it turns out I will post it. It was pretty amazing the way they designed the pull out furniture!
The frame of the bed is metal so when I went to get of the chair bed I did feel the metal bars at the edge of the bed.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/07.jpg

I tried to get the ottoman into the master bedroom area but I am sorry to say the ottoman is just too wide and will not fit through the door jam.

The sink and closet areas in the suites also have privacy curtains.
The sink areas have 2 shelf cubbies under them for storage and a Kleenex tissue area under them. There are wall mounted hair dryers with the built in amber night lights on the walls by the sinks.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/12.jpg


Each dressing area has a privacy curtain, closet area, iron, ironing board and wall safe. The wall safes are the standard size which will hold a wallet a cell phone a small DVD player, a personal CD player, or a few CDs but it is not large enough for a lap top or anything that is more than a couple of inches wide.

Remember the Suites have 2 bathrooms, 2 dressing areas with privacy curtains, 2 safes, 2 hairdryers, 2 closets, 2 TVs, 2 separate sleeping, areas and 2 TVs.

The kitchenette has a lot storage area also.
There was an ice bucket with 6 plastic cups on the countor and a coffeepot with 6 of the throw away foam hot cups.
There were 6 paper plates, 6 paper bowls, Paper towels and a silverware tray on an upper shelf.
The silverware container had 6 sets of plastic ware and a can opener in it.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/13.jpg


The kitchenette has a nice size microwave, and the fridge is the larger under the counter dorm fridge. The fridge has small freezer on the top which was big enough to freeze my 3 small ice pacs for my meds. The area for the freezer is not very high. You might be able to put a couple of small water bottles in it to freeze them but a larger water bottle would not be able to fit in the freezer area.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/14.jpg

The Master room was nice size and it was nice to have a desk area with a mirror over it so it also sure as a make up area if one chose to it as such.
The TV cabinet had 3 nice size storage drawers. The easy chair next to the bed was nice addition. I enjoyed being able to sit there instead of using a table chair or bed to sit.

The queen size bed was conformable. The AC at newly refurbished has been updated to Cental air style instead of the old under the window style. It worked fine while we were there. Our room was very quiet.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/18.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/15.jpg

The Master area had enough room for a twin size aero bed if you placed the bed with one end by the window and had it running between the desk and the foot of bed. (You would need to move the desk chair out of the way. )The aero bed would block the access of the Queen size bed from the far side, however. The bed was a Queen.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/16.jpg

There were only a few things in our Suite that were different from those pictured on the DIS resorts homepage.

1) The headboard was smaller than the one pictured here taken from the DIS resorts homepage.

2) The tile on the kitchen floor and bathroom floor was tan and navy blue instead of the tan and white in the pictured room.

3) Also the far wall in the living area when you enter room was painted blue instead of the tan color the rest of the room was room is painted.

4) Ironing boards and iron were in each closet area.

Our Digital camera is not working so I took some photos on a disposable one.
I will post a fewof them in couple days if they turn out. Meanwhile I will post a few of the photos from the DIS Homepage to add to my descriptions.

Mousekeeping was great.

Mousekeeping left plenty of towels and we were pleasantly surprised by a pair of love bird towel animals when we returned to our room on evening midway through our stay!

The Calypso pool was never crowded even though the Fantasia pool at Movies was closed during the time we stayed Music.

We never waited more than 5-10 minutes for bus and only shared buses on the way back from some of the parks. Music always had its own bus back from MK.

Any questions? Just ask and I will try to answer them.

DannyDisneyFreak
09-25-2006, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the update! I hope your trip was magical. I have been in sep. before and did enjoy it also. So where was your room located? 0416, is that building 10, 3rd floor, room 16? Did you know if any of the suites are on the main floor of building 1 or 10 facing the pool? Well, thanks, can't wait to see your personal pics.

minnie61650
09-25-2006, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the update! I hope your trip was magical. I have been in sep. before and did enjoy it also. So where was your room located? 0416, is that building 10, 3rd floor, room 16? Did you know if any of the suites are on the main floor of building 1 or 10 facing the pool? Well, thanks, can't wait to see your personal pics.


Thanks DannyDisneyFreak. We had an awesome time at Disney!

The Suite we were in was on the backside of the ground floor of Calypso building #10 facing the playground.

The ground floor of builing #10 has the 400 numbers, the 2ed floor has the 500 number and the third floor has the 600 numbers.

Yes, there were some Suites located on the ground floor of both buildings #1 and #10 that faced the main Pool.

DKM
09-25-2006, 08:07 PM
Linda,

Thanks for the great review. We are staying there in the Suites in Jan. It is myself, my wife, two daughtes (3 and 6) and Grandma. The suite seems like a perfect size for us. One question, how was the fold out couch? Grandma (my mom) is planning on sleeping on it. Did you get a chance to lay down on it? Just wondering. I just want to be sure that everyone is comfortable. My kids could sleep on a rock if they are tired enough so, I am sure the smaller fold outs will be fine for them..

Also, did Disney supply coffee in the rooms for the coffee maker? Thanks again for all the great info..

Patrick

minnie61650
09-26-2006, 08:26 AM
Linda,

Thanks for the great review. We are staying there in the Suites in Jan. It is myself, my wife, two daughtes (3 and 6) and Grandma. The suite seems like a perfect size for us. One question, how was the fold out couch? Grandma (my mom) is planning on sleeping on it. Did you get a chance to lay down on it? Just wondering. I just want to be sure that everyone is comfortable. My kids could sleep on a rock if they are tired enough so, I am sure the smaller fold outs will be fine for them..

Also, did Disney supply coffee in the rooms for the coffee maker? Thanks again for all the great info..

Patrick

Hi Patrick,

You are welcome. It was my pleasure.

I tried the chair foldout at the Family suites and thought it was comfortable.
The mattress was thick and there are no bars under the mattress there is a metal frame around the edge but not under the sleeper.
They are made in a way that when the chair is folded out the area that was the back of the chair rests on the floor and supports the bed and person lying on the sleeper. I was amazed and really intrigued by that concept.
I took some photos which I will pick up later today. If they turn out I will post one for you so you can get a better visualization.


We only stayed one night so I don't know about if they replenish your plastic cups, silverware, & plates. I am sure you can request that they be supplied each day.
We received 2 packets of Cafe Valet French roast coffee, 1 decafe and 1 regular, two packets of coffee condiments (Sugar, creamer, and coffee stirrers) and 2 tea bags (a breakfast tea bag and a green tea bag) when we arrived in our room. There were 6 foam coffee cups and the coffeepot is the small one which makes 4 cups.

Hope that helps.

Have fun at Disney and I hope enjoy your stay in the Family Suites as much as we did!

DannyDisneyFreak
09-26-2006, 08:53 AM
We received 2 packets of Cafe Valet French roast coffee, 1 decafe and 1 regular,
Is that a Nescafe brand? I'm suprised if it's not, the only coffee you can get in WDW is Nescafe, it would be nice if they gave you somthing different in the rooms for the coffee maker.

minnie61650
09-26-2006, 09:42 AM
Is that a Nescafe brand? I'm suprised if it's not, the only coffee you can get in WDW is Nescafe, it would be nice if they gave you somthing different in the rooms for the coffee maker.

I am not sure what brand of coffee it is.
It is packaged by Courtesy Products which packages coffee for hotels and motels.

Here is their website:

http://www.courtesyproducts.com/

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It says the coffee is:

SERVED DAILY IN OVER 400,000 GUESTROOMS!


4-cup filter packs & coordinated condiment pack
Regular
Item# 15226 - 200 per case

Decaffeinated
Item# 15227 - 200 per case


Features:
dDrk roasted, medium body, and full aroma
Shipped from 4 regional warehouses
Available with coordinated condiment packs

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I am not a coffee drinker and have not tried it so I don't know how good it is.

Has anyone tried this brand?

Please let us know what you think of it.
Thanks--

dorymom67
09-26-2006, 11:35 AM
First of all let me thank you Linda for all of your information. It's like being there myself.

I have booked 2 Family Suites for April. One for my Mom, Aunt and Sister and one for myself, hubby and our 2 girls (2 and 8 year old). I requested the Calypso Bldg. I mean my Aunt is 78 and I don't want her to walk too far for the bus stop.

Here are my questions:
1) Are some of the suites side-by-side OR at least across from one another?
2) Are the suites in the Calypso done already? Looking for the newest section. My family is happy when they are in the newest possible rooms.
3) Is the freezer section of the refrigerator able to free ice cubes or do they have ice machines at the ASR?
4) Are you able to purchase a few things like milk and bread to have in my kitchenette or do we need to go off Disney grounds for that?

That's all for now. I may think of more later.

Thanks!

minnie61650
09-26-2006, 12:59 PM
Is that a Nescafe brand? I'm suprised if it's not, the only coffee you can get in WDW is Nescafe, it would be nice if they gave you somthing different in the rooms for the coffee maker.

Here are photos of the coffee maker and the coffee:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-06.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-05.jpg

minnie61650
09-26-2006, 01:11 PM
First of all let me thank you Linda for all of your information. It's like being there myself.

I have booked 2 Family Suites for April. One for my Mom, Aunt and Sister and one for myself, hubby and our 2 girls (2 and 8 year old). I requested the Calypso Bldg. I mean my Aunt is 78 and I don't want her to walk too far for the bus stop.

Here are my questions:
1) Are some of the suites side-by-side OR at least across from one another?
2) Are the suites in the Calypso done already? Looking for the newest section. My family is happy when they are in the newest possible rooms.
3) Is the freezer section of the refrigerator able to free ice cubes or do they have ice machines at the ASR?
4) Are you able to purchase a few things like milk and bread to have in my kitchenette or do we need to go off Disney grounds for that?

That's all for now. I may think of more later.

Thanks!

Our family Suite was located in building number #10 which is a Calypso building. The door to our right was a regular room but there were 2 Suites located to our left so there were total of 3 Suites right next to each other. This was the case in Calypso building #1 also. I did not go over to the Jazz buildings so I do not know how they were laid out there.

The freezer section was small and I was able to freeze my 3 small ice pacs in the freezer. There is an ice container on the counter and the ice machines are located on every floor just behind the elevators.

here is close up of the fridge;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-03.jpg

There is a small area at the back of the gift shop that sells bread, milk and juice and a few other grocery items.

Have fun at Disney and I hope you enjoy the Suites as much as we did!

minnie61650
09-26-2006, 06:24 PM
Linda,

.......... One question, how was the fold out couch? Grandma (my mom) is planning on sleeping on it. Did you get a chance to lay down on it? Just wondering. I just want to be sure that everyone is comfortable. My kids could sleep on a rock if they are tired enough so, I am sure the smaller fold outs will be fine for them......


Patrick

Here are a couple of photos of the fold out chair. Notice how the back and seat cushion of the chair becomes the support for the bed.
There are no metal bars to dig into your back in these foldouts. They have metal frames but no metal bars under them.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-12.jpg

See how the chair seat and back of the chair have become the support for the bed.
* NOTE the privacy curtain in the back by the bathroom room sink area.


Here is another photo of the fold out chair bed.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-14.jpg

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CinderellasSister
09-26-2006, 08:00 PM
Thanks Linda for all the great information. Now I'm even more excited for our trip!!! Can't wait!!! :cool1: :cool1: :yay:

One question: does the sofa follow the same concept as the chair, with not having any bar going across the middle?

DKM
09-26-2006, 09:48 PM
Linda,

Thank you so much for the great report!! Myself and my family really appreciate all that you do. The thorough responses and reports that you have are great!! This is our first trip to Disney and thanks to your input it will be a great one! We really feel that we have chosen the best resort/room for our family's needs. Keep up the great work. We really appreciate the response.

Thanks again!

Patrick

minnie61650
09-27-2006, 07:45 AM
Here are some photos of the Family Suites while we were there September 21,2006:

We just returned from a fabulous stay at All Star Music.

Here are some of my photos of the new Family Suites at All Star Music:

Here are some photos from the living area:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-36.jpg

TV and storage dresser in living area.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-02.jpg

Table and chairs in living area.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-04.jpg

Living area.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-27.jpg

TV with view of kitchenette.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-28.jpg

Sitting in the red chair looking at the kitchenette.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-06.jpg

I love this art print in the living area.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-12.jpg

Chair folded out into bed. * note the seat and back cushion of chair support the bed.

minnie61650
09-27-2006, 07:47 AM
Here are some photos of the kitchenette and bathroom areas:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-03.jpg

Fridge

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-06.jpg

Coffee pot.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-35.jpg

Shelf with hooks on wall by bathroom

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-33.jpg

Sink area outside bathroom


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-31.jpg

Sink and bathroom.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-32.jpg

Iron & Ironing board in closet area

minnie61650
09-27-2006, 07:49 AM
Here are some photos of the Master bedroom area.


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-19.jpg

Desk and TV in master bedroom.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-20.jpg

Queensize bed, chair, and nightstand in master bedroom.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-18.jpg

Art Print in master bedroom.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-17.jpg

Master bedroom.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-15.jpg

TV in the master bedroom.

kkevcamsmom
09-27-2006, 08:00 AM
YEAH!!! I am so excited to see the photo's!!! Now I really can't wait for our stay in January :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

How was your trip? Hope you had a wonderfully magical time.

Lori

extremesoccermom
09-27-2006, 09:14 AM
Thank you for this great thread and report. We were considering staying at the ASMu Suites in March when it will be ME (42), Mom (70) and DD (12). We were wanting 2 rooms so we can put DD to bed and still be able to stay up. DD wanted her own bed and I want to be comfortable but these fold out beds look great! :cheer2:

minnie61650
09-27-2006, 01:05 PM
Thanks Linda for all the great information. Now I'm even more excited for our trip!!! Can't wait!!! :cool1: :cool1: :yay:

One question: does the sofa follow the same concept as the chair, with not having any bar going across the middle?

Yes. The sofa follows that same concept.

This is a paragraph taken from this website:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resorts/asm-suite-review.html

All Star Music Resort Family Suites

Review
by Kevin Klose
DIS Content Editor


........

Both the chair and the ottoman open into bed. The chair opens to a twin size bed and the ottoman opens to a “junior” sized bed….about the size of a cot. The bed and the chair are amazing designs. The kids will think they are cool and Disney’s competitors are going to steal this idea. Watch for different versions of this to spring up everywhere.

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magicmouse2
10-08-2006, 12:28 PM
Thanks for all the photos and info :thumbsup2 If the family suites are available next year for a package or AP discount thats where we will stay. :goodvibes

MAGICinMYHEART
10-09-2006, 10:16 AM
Great photo's of the room Thanks.

aldisneygrl
10-15-2006, 09:49 PM
We just returned from a stay at the All Star Music Resort. We stayed in their new Family Suites.

DS slept on the chair that folds out into a bed, and DD slept on the couch that folds out into a bed. They said that they were comfortable. I laid down on DD's bed one morning, and it was fine for me. No bar in the middle of your back. :)

We loved having separate bathrooms. The kids had one and we had the other. I really liked having the curtain for the dressing area. It gave a little privacy when you are trying to get dressed. :blush:

We loved the kitchenette. The refrigerator has a freezer section, but it never froze any of our water bottles. It just made them very cold. It did freeze my freezer packs by the time we left though.

Mousekeeping was wonderful. They kept us fully stocked with supplies. They even folded my children's clothes, that they had left on the floor, and put them neatly on the ottoman. The only thing was that they only took my mousekeeping tip one day. I put them in an envelope marked "Mousekeeping", but they must have been told not to take them. :confused3

We had two tv's, but only one remote. When I called the front desk, they sent us a new remote within thirty minutes. :thumbsup2

We stayed in Calypso 10. It was a great location. We faced the pool, but never heard any pool noise. We were very close to the main building and the small parking lot, which was great for loading and unloading the car.

Sometimes we had to park in the main parking lot, but the walk wasn't bad. The only negative thing I would say is that they aren't done with the construction of all the Family Suites, and they are set up in the parking lot. It took up quite a number of the available parking spaces. We never had trouble finding a space. It just might be a long walk back to the building. Really not bad at all.

Also, the air conditioning worked really well! It was nice to come back to a cool room after being out in the heat all day, but it got sort of cold at night while sleeping. We remedied this by taping a washcloth over the vent, so it wouldn't blow on us at night.

I would recommend these suites to anyone. It was perfect for what we wanted, which was separate sleeping areas, and a kitchenette.
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nhpooh
10-15-2006, 09:54 PM
Sounds like you all had a wonderful time, the suites also sound great.

DannyDisneyFreak
10-16-2006, 02:36 PM
We stayed in Calypso 10. It was a great location. We faced the pool, but never heard any pool noise. We were very close to the main building and the small parking lot, which was great for loading and unloading the car.
What was your room number?

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 08:44 AM
I just got back from staying in the family suites. They are very nice. We were in Jazz 2. Our room was set up a little different from some of the other ones I have seen posted. The door that connected the 2 rooms was in the front, across from the door. We only had one room safe (i remember reading that there was 2).
There was no privacy curtain by the bathroom.

One afternoon while my daughters napped in the bedroom, I opened up the chair to lie down. It was comfortable, a little narrow.

I took some photos of the room. Let me know if you would like me to link them.

disneymotherof3
10-30-2006, 09:06 AM
I just got back from staying in the family suites. They are very nice. We were in Jazz 2. Our room was set up a little different from some of the other ones I have seen posted. The door that connected the 2 rooms was in the front, across from the door. We only had one room safe (i remember reading that there was 2).
There was no privacy curtain by the bathroom.

One afternoon while my daughters napped in the bedroom, I opened up the chair to lie down. It was comfortable, a little narrow.

I took some photos of the room. Let me know if you would like me to link them.


Could you please link the pictures? It would be nice to see the differences. Thanks!!!

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 09:49 AM
Could you please link the pictures? It would be nice to see the differences. Thanks!!!
Don't mind our mess.

I'm not sure of how to post the photos. I don't have enough post to include links.
Any ideas? How many post do you need to include links?

You need 10 post, I was able to post the photos. Feel free to ask me any questions.

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 10:06 AM
It let me post.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006272.jpg
Here is the kitchen

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 10:07 AM
view of the living room
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006271.jpg

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 10:12 AM
View into the master bedroom
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006270.jpg

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 10:12 AM
View from bathroom area into bedroom
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006268.jpg

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 10:16 AM
bathroom area
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006267.jpg
Notice there is no privacy curtain

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006266.jpg

View from bedroom into living room. Note the location of the outside door.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006269.jpg

We were on the first floor of Jazz 2. We were the second to last room towards the parking lot. THe last room was not a family suite. I think there was 3 family suites in a row. My FIL was 3 rooms closer to the pool from us in a regular room.

magicmouse2
10-30-2006, 12:55 PM
Thank you so much. Did you have 2 chairs in your bedroom or did you move one in from the sofa room ? also did the closet areas have doors ?

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 03:23 PM
There was 2 chairs in the bedroom. The one nearest to the bathroom looked like it opened up to a bed.

The closets had a door. If you look at the photo that you can see the door to the room, the closet is next to it.

kath1210
10-30-2006, 04:34 PM
View into the master bedroom
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006270.jpg

Was this a queen-size bed? It looks small. :confused3

ljcrochet
10-30-2006, 06:43 PM
It was a queen. I did not feel that I was on top of DH. We are used to a king size bed.

kath1210
10-30-2006, 07:33 PM
It was a queen. I did not feel that I was on top of DH. We are used to a king size bed.

Thanks. That's good to know. :cool1: We are used to a King too.

Dusted
11-03-2006, 07:22 AM
Subscribing

ThreeAngels
11-25-2006, 10:02 AM
What a great thread. Thanks for all the info. :sunny:

One question: I know I read that you can't do the free Dining while staying here, but what about the DDP that you pay for? Would the family suites be included in that? Thanks for your info once again.

ljcrochet
11-25-2006, 10:14 AM
I'm pretty sure that you can pay for the dining plan if you are staying in the family suites. I know my DH and I talked about getting the dining plan, then decided against it.

tinawv
11-25-2006, 12:06 PM
Great photos of the room. We are considering staying in one of the suites in September 2007.

paper1225
11-25-2006, 12:32 PM
Just 26 more days until we arrive at the Suites! I am so excited and I promise to add pictures & a report about the room!

minnie61650
11-25-2006, 12:51 PM
Just 26 more days until we arrive at the Suites! I am so excited and I promise to add pictures & a report about the room!


Congrats!

I am looking forward to the photos and report.

I hope you enjoy the Suites as much as DH and I did.

I am so excited for you.

What a wonderful surprise for your children. :wizard:

DKM
11-25-2006, 04:20 PM
Question for Linda, or anyone who has stayed at the suites...

My family will be staying here in Jan. Quick question. Were the suites supplied with Shampoo, soap, conditioner, etc.? Also do the suites have a hairdryer and iron? Maybe these have been answered before and I probably missed it. Thanks again for all the great information.

Patrick

dana1003
11-25-2006, 07:12 PM
We just returned from a stay at the All Star Music Resort. We stayed in their new Family Suites.

DS slept on the chair that folds out into a bed, and DD slept on the couch that folds out into a bed. They said that they were comfortable. I laid down on DD's bed one morning, and it was fine for me. No bar in the middle of your back. :)

We loved having separate bathrooms. The kids had one and we had the other. I really liked having the curtain for the dressing area. It gave a little privacy when you are trying to get dressed. :blush:

We loved the kitchenette. The refrigerator has a freezer section, but it never froze any of our water bottles. It just made them very cold. It did freeze my freezer packs by the time we left though.

Mousekeeping was wonderful. They kept us fully stocked with supplies. They even folded my children's clothes, that they had left on the floor, and put them neatly on the ottoman. The only thing was that they only took my mousekeeping tip one day. I put them in an envelope marked "Mousekeeping", but they must have been told not to take them. :confused3

We had two tv's, but only one remote. When I called the front desk, they sent us a new remote within thirty minutes. :thumbsup2

We stayed in Calypso 10. It was a great location. We faced the pool, but never heard any pool noise. We were very close to the main building and the small parking lot, which was great for loading and unloading the car.

Sometimes we had to park in the main parking lot, but the walk wasn't bad. The only negative thing I would say is that they aren't done with the construction of all the Family Suites, and they are set up in the parking lot. It took up quite a number of the available parking spaces. We never had trouble finding a space. It just might be a long walk back to the building. Really not bad at all.

Also, the air conditioning worked really well! It was nice to come back to a cool room after being out in the heat all day, but it got sort of cold at night while sleeping. We remedied this by taping a washcloth over the vent, so it wouldn't blow on us at night.

I would recommend these suites to anyone. It was perfect for what we wanted, which was separate sleeping areas, and a kitchenette.
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thanks for the feedback! we leave in a week and have 2 suites booked..im the one who did all the planning so im glad to hear the're nice. dont want anyone disappointed, :woohoo:

dana1003
11-25-2006, 07:14 PM
bathroom area
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006267.jpg
Notice there is no privacy curtain

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006266.jpg

View from bedroom into living room. Note the location of the outside door.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006269.jpg

We were on the first floor of Jazz 2. We were the second to last room towards the parking lot. THe last room was not a family suite. I think there was 3 family suites in a row. My FIL was 3 rooms closer to the pool from us in a regular room.
twins? we're traveling w/3 year old twins and we are booked in a family suite..how was it??

princess sparkle p
11-25-2006, 07:57 PM
We leave for the world and suites in 5 days!!!!!! :cool1:

minnie61650
11-26-2006, 06:06 AM
Question for Linda, or anyone who has stayed at the suites...

My family will be staying here in Jan. Quick question. Were the suites supplied with Shampoo, soap, conditioner, etc.? Also do the suites have a hairdryer and iron? Maybe these have been answered before and I probably missed it. Thanks again for all the great information.

Patrick

Hi Patrick,

Yes. They had Mickey soap and shampoo/conditioner.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/soap.jpg

They had an ironing board and iron:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-32.jpg

They have 2 hair dryers one in each vanity area:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-26-2006-31.jpg

They also have coffee pacs and tea bags:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-05.jpg

Have fun at Disney!

Grumpy's Wife
11-26-2006, 06:16 AM
Hi everyone. :wave: I got back from the All Star Music Suites on Friday night. I just wanted to add that both of our bathrooms had a privacy curtain. Our bathroom layout was a little different from the one posted above (dana1003). If anyone has any questions about our stay there I would be happy to answer any questions.

The space for a family of five was great. I would consider staying in the Suites again. :thumbsup2

DKM
11-26-2006, 10:12 AM
Linda, thank you so much again for the response and the information! Its very nice for you to take time to answer the questions. I really appreciate it. I will be sure to post a review upon our return.

Glad to hear they are comfortable for 5 people (Grumpy's wife) we will have the same amount in our suite when we are there.

For Grumpy's wife, how were the fold outs. I know Linda described them as being comfortable & very unique in design. Just getting another perspective.

Patrick

Grumpy's Wife
11-26-2006, 02:45 PM
Glad to hear they are comfortable for 5 people (Grumpy's wife) we will have the same amount in our suite when we are there.

For Grumpy's wife, how were the fold outs. I know Linda described them as being comfortable & very unique in design. Just getting another perspective.

Patrick
Honestly my kids weren't to thrilled when they found out they were sleeping on sofa beds. My oldest is 14 and she had the sofabed to herself. My middle DD9 had the chair and my DS-6 had the ottoman. They slept very well. I guess they were too tired to complain. They slept through the night every night. I loved the space the suite gave us. Two bathrooms were a big help. I really enjoyed the fact that when you came home from the parks you could sit on the sofa or chair as opposed to sitting on the bed to watch a little TV. I would stay there again. Two thumbs up from me. :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

lovesdumbo
11-26-2006, 05:45 PM
I would stay there again. Two thumbs up from me. :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2
Do your kids agree?

Grumpy's Wife
11-26-2006, 08:04 PM
Do your kids agree?
Yes I think they do. We were talking about when will we go back and I asked if they liked staying there. They all said yes. My DS is standing next to me now. I asked him if the bed was comfortable. He was on the ottoman mind you. He said yes it was. Maybe because they are new but the teenager didn't even complain that the sofa bed was uncomfortable.

lovesdumbo
11-26-2006, 09:01 PM
Yes I think they do. We were talking about when will we go back and I asked if they liked staying there. They all said yes. My DS is standing next to me now. I asked him if the bed was comfortable. He was on the ottoman mind you. He said yes it was. Maybe because they are new but the teenager didn't even complain that the sofa bed was uncomfortable.
Thanks! My kids are small (3,5,7) so I'm sure they'd be comfortable but I'm thinking DH would like the atmosphere of POR better. I don't think the 2nd bathroom would be a big deal to us now the kids are so young. And the full price on the suite is more than a discounted single room at POR.

ljcrochet
11-27-2006, 11:49 AM
twins? we're traveling w/3 year old twins and we are booked in a family suite..how was it??
It was fun, but my girls were 17 month old. I love the extra space it gave them. Much easier for them to go to sleep at night if we were not in the same room.

tinknme
11-28-2006, 11:11 AM
I just checked availability for Dec. of next year(19th - 28th) & they are already booked :guilty: I really hope more suites open up, I will keep checking!

paper1225
11-28-2006, 07:39 PM
I just checked availability for Dec. of next year(19th - 28th) & they are already booked :guilty: I really hope more suites open up, I will keep checking!

Keep with that, that is exactly how we got our room for this Christmas! We made our ressies at POR, and every morning I called WDW to to check for availability-and we got it:) So keep it up, it really works! good luck

tinknme
11-29-2006, 06:42 AM
That gives me some hope! I will keep trying, thanks!


Keep with that, that is exactly how we got our room for this Christmas! We made our ressies at POR, and every morning I called WDW to to check for availability-and we got it:) So keep it up, it really works! good luck

minnie61650
11-29-2006, 04:50 PM
That gives me some hope! I will keep trying, thanks!

I hope you get the Suites.

Good Luck! pixiedust: pixiedust: pixiedust:

nhpooh
12-03-2006, 07:09 PM
Just bumping this.

minnie61650
12-07-2006, 10:00 AM
bathroom area
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006267.jpg
Notice there is no privacy curtain

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006266.jpg

View from bedroom into living room. Note the location of the outside door.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/LJcrochet/family%20suite/October2006269.jpg

We were on the first floor of Jazz 2. We were the second to last room towards the parking lot. THe last room was not a family suite. I think there was 3 family suites in a row. My FIL was 3 rooms closer to the pool from us in a regular room.


Before Disney built the Family Suites they built 4 models so they could deside witch floor plan to go with.
I think you must have stayed in the 4 original models Disney built.

Here are some hotos from allearsnet.com of one of models they saw before the Family Suites opened.

http://allearsnet.com/acc/g_asuites.htm

Model Suites

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/tn_asmodel12.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/tn_asmodel14.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/tn_asmodel15.jpg

Hope you had a nice time at Disney!

jodyb
12-08-2006, 01:13 PM
I am leaving Monday and have a Family Suite booked WITH the Disney Dining Plan! Was someone told this is not allowed?

Grumpy's Wife
12-08-2006, 01:31 PM
I am leaving Monday and have a Family Suite booked WITH the Disney Dining Plan! Was someone told this is not allowed?
It is definitely allowed. We had a Suite with the Dining Plan over Thanksgiving Week. It was wonderful.

scjo68
12-08-2006, 01:36 PM
If I understand correctly, you just can't get the Free Dining Plan, which was offered in the late summer/early fall, with the suites. Free Dining was considered a discount, which they do not need to offer discounts with the suites, since they are so popular.

So if you have the paid-for dining plan, I'd imagine that would be fine.

jodyb
12-08-2006, 05:00 PM
Thank you for clarifying that. We bought the plan through a travel agent here in Israel, and it would be a rude awakening to find out we'd paid for something we can't really have! :confused3

Bethipooh4
12-08-2006, 06:44 PM
Hi Jody,

We will be in the suites next week too. We arrive the 13th and leave on the 17th and have the dining plan as well.

Beth

jodyb
12-08-2006, 09:02 PM
Beth! Will you be doing the Lime Green thing? If so maybe we'll be able to say hello! I usually have a lime green ribbon on my purse strap, and I'm going to try to force SO to put one on his camera strap... :disrocks:

And did you request any particular building or location? I was going to do that tomorrow (Calypso ground floor) but I keep second guessing whether that is even the best and whether it matters... Just another thing to obsess about in my planning! :)

aldisneygrl
12-08-2006, 11:09 PM
Beth! Will you be doing the Lime Green thing? If so maybe we'll be able to say hello! I usually have a lime green ribbon on my purse strap, and I'm going to try to force SO to put one on his camera strap... :disrocks:

And did you request any particular building or location? I was going to do that tomorrow (Calypso ground floor) but I keep second guessing whether that is even the best and whether it matters... Just another thing to obsess about in my planning! :)

We stayed there in October and I would recommend the second floor. There is less foot traffic in front of your door on the second floor than the first floor. Just something else to obsess over. ;)

jodyb
12-09-2006, 04:08 AM
aaah...that does make sense! thanks! I was thinking that not getting a pool facing room would help with that as well. Well, today's the day I call ASMu with my requests... so right now that's Second Floor Calypso parking-lot facing... anybody else have a comment that might help (a little more obsessing never hurt!)

aldisneygrl
12-09-2006, 07:02 AM
Not to confuse you more :confused3: but we faced the pool and it was a non issue. There is vegetation between the rooms and the pool. We never heard any pool noise inside the room. Hope I haven't made things worse. :confused3 Enjoy your trip! :banana: We were in Building 10, if that helps.

jodyb
12-09-2006, 07:13 AM
:rotfl: At myself! Thank you so much for your comments - I've decided to let the room location go as an issue altogether and concentrate my obsession on other things (there are plenty believe me!). I am just going to trust that there really is no bad location for our suite to be in and just take whatever the ASMu hands us. There! Sigh of relief... now off to obsess about ADR's... :)

minnie61650
12-09-2006, 08:37 AM
Not to confuse you more :confused3: but we faced the pool and it was a non issue. There is vegetation between the rooms and the pool. We never heard any pool noise inside the room. Hope I haven't made things worse. :confused3 Enjoy your trip! :banana: We were in Building 10, if that helps.

Here the view of Calypso #10 building just outside the rooms facing the pool.

Please excuse the quality of the photos I was finishing up the photos left on an old disposable camera.


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-12.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/9-24-2006-11.jpg

Have fun at Disney!

Bethipooh4
12-09-2006, 06:30 PM
Beth! Will you be doing the Lime Green thing? If so maybe we'll be able to say hello! I usually have a lime green ribbon on my purse strap, and I'm going to try to force SO to put one on his camera strap... :disrocks:

And did you request any particular building or location? I was going to do that tomorrow (Calypso ground floor) but I keep second guessing whether that is even the best and whether it matters... Just another thing to obsess about in my planning! :)


Hi Jody,
If its not to late, have a safe trip!!! How did the room location request go? Since we have more then one room I decided not to sweat that part of the trip and just roll with the punches.

I have been warned that this is a RELAXING trip and I am not allowed to obsess or over plan or do any schedules.....I was however allowed to make advance dining plans....lol I guess they have their priorities. But they just don't get my obsessive DIS planning....MEN.

I plan on sneaking a few green tags onto my purse, and have considered bringing my DIS magnet from our cruise. If it won't work on the door, I can put it in my window at worst.

Mickey-4-Me
01-04-2007, 03:16 AM
I can not wait to stay here. We stayed at the Pop in Aug 06. The resort was nice, but the room was a bit too small for us. We are planning another trip in September or December (still deciding). This suite will make our stay much more pleasurable. :goodvibes

amyedreger
01-04-2007, 07:14 AM
Thanks for all of this great info! We are staying here Feb. 3-10 and are so excited!

Does anyone know what size coffeepot is in the room? Do they take standard filters? DH and I have to get our coffee fix in the morning :)

Grumpy's Wife
01-04-2007, 07:19 AM
Thanks for all of this great info! We are staying here Feb. 3-10 and are so excited!

Does anyone know what size coffeepot is in the room? Do they take standard filters? DH and I have to get our coffee fix in the morning :)

We stayed in the Suites over Thanksgiving. I brought my own coffee because Disney's is not too good. They do however have the coffee packs in the rooms. The pot is a small four cup pot. I brought regular 8 cup filters with me because that's what I use at home. It worked fine. :surfweb: Enjoy your stay.

skater
01-04-2007, 07:29 AM
I'm sorry if this has been covered already on this thread. We just added a third child to our family and I don't have time to read every page right now. We were wondering if these suites were part of the free dining package last year?

magicmouse2
01-04-2007, 08:00 AM
They werent included in free dining last year, but this year the UK free dining package included the suites.

disgram
01-04-2007, 08:37 AM
I haven't read through the whole post so please bear with me if this has been asked before. I am traveling with my twin GDs the last part of August and I am wondering if we can get the suites being only 3 people. I chose this time because of less visitors, it is just before school for the girls and on the chance of free dining again. Can I get a suite that is on the second floor and close to the front desk, bus stop and food court? I am thinking that they will be tired and being as I won't be able to carry both on our return from the parks!!!:rotfl: Thanks for your help!!!

aldisneygrl
01-04-2007, 09:18 AM
Yes, you can get the suites with just 3 people. I don't think Disney really cares how many are in the room.:sad2:

Last year the suites were not included in the Free Dining Plan. Don't know what they will do for this year. If you are in a suite, you will be in a building close to the food court, bus, etc. They are in the 4 closest buildings (Jazz & Calypso). We stayed in Calypso #10, and it was closest to the food court. It was great! The suites are scattered throughout those buildings. When I made my reservations, I asked for a third floor room. Got second, and that was fine.

Enjoy your trip!

nhpooh
01-06-2007, 02:44 PM
Just bumping this up!

Lovemy3babes
01-07-2007, 10:06 PM
Thinking about staying in the suites Nov 2007. This is such a helpful thread!! :) Thanks for all who have posted information. One thing I wish they had was a toaster! That would be a great help.

123SA
01-07-2007, 11:04 PM
Last time we stayed at a value resort, we stayed in connecting rooms at AS Sports. If I am not interested in the kitchenette, do you think I should stay in a suite or go for the connecting rooms again? I am concerned about not ahving enough space to unpack. Our trip will be 10 or 11 days and there will be 5 of us --me DH DD7 DS4 and DS2. Thanks for your help.

clkelley
01-08-2007, 09:37 AM
If you aren't interested in the kitchennete, I would go for the two rooms. The family suites are so new and there are so few of them, that discounts are not to be found.

You should be able to get two Value rooms at AAA discount, AP discount, or possible public code and pay less than for a family suite.

To get a similar bed configuration, request a king connecting to two doubles.

Plus the connecting rooms will have an outside door on your side also, so if the kiddos are sleeping, one of you can slip outside on your side of the room(s) without disturbing them.

paper1225
01-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Just thought I would add my review of the suites since we came back a little over a week ago. Our building was right next to the main building and our room was #656 on the third floor. The building was Calypso, building #10. Our door faced the pool and was next to the drum staircase. Our location was AWESOME since we were next to the food court and the bus stop was very close! The noise level was low-we rarely heard anything from outside our room. We have stayed at Riverside Port Orleans twice and we could usually hear the neighbors. The space was good, except for when the beds in the living area were pulled out. Mousekeeping only folded in the couch for us daily(which we appreciated not having to pull out every day!), and made all the beds.
For an economical stay onsite for a family of 5-it was good! Will we stay there again-probably not. When we were in Orlando during June, we stayed 5minutes offsite at a 3 bedroom condo-I think it spoiled us! I do love the Disney bussing, and the Extra magic hours-but to relax and be at Disney-wow!
I am going to try and figure out how to post pictures & will post the ones I took!

paper1225
01-08-2007, 12:38 PM
ok, how do I post pictures?

tinknme
01-08-2007, 07:15 PM
I was hoping for a family suite for our Dec. trip, but they are all booked. Right now I have 2 connecting rooms booked at Pop with a AAA discount. I am getting both rooms for about $125 a night.




You should be able to get two Value rooms at AAA discount, AP discount, or possible public code and pay less than for a family suite.

Chester's Mum
01-08-2007, 07:50 PM
Do you have to pay the extra adult charges at the suites, if you have 3 adults? I was wondering about this, since they are a bit more than 2 rooms, and they are designed for more people.

DKM
01-09-2007, 05:53 AM
Do you have to pay the extra adult charges at the suites, if you have 3 adults? I was wondering about this, since they are a bit more than 2 rooms, and they are designed for more people.

No you dont. We are staying there starting this Sat for a week (our first visit to WDW!! Wooo Hoooo!) Anyhow its myself, my wife, our two daughters and Grandma. $169 per night. Thats how much it is with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 people. Adults, kids whatever. We could have went with two rooms but, we liked the idea of all being together & having the microwave, fridge, etc. (kitchenette) and still having two bathrooms. Anyhow, I'll be back the 20th and I can post some kind of review. :goodvibes

paper1225
01-09-2007, 07:06 AM
I was hoping for a family suite for our Dec. trip, but they are all booked. Right now I have 2 connecting rooms booked at Pop with a AAA discount. I am getting both rooms for about $125 a night.


I have to ask-125 for the two combined or 125 each? If it is for them combined-I would not change to a suite! The suites are not taking discounts and we paid a lot more than that for Dec 2006!

MommyPoppins
01-09-2007, 07:32 AM
I just wondered if anyone has ever gotten a discount code on these rooms? We have about outgrown a single room(we are 5 and a baby) so our next trip may very well have to be at a value, either 2 regular rooms or a suite. I guessed no one was getting discounts yet. Maybe not unless they make a whole lot more? Hoping I'm wrong. ;)

aldisneygrl
01-09-2007, 08:11 AM
I just wondered if anyone has ever gotten a discount code on these rooms? We have about outgrown a single room(we are 5 and a baby) so our next trip may very well have to be at a value, either 2 regular rooms or a suite. I guessed no one was getting discounts yet. Maybe not unless they make a whole lot more? Hoping I'm wrong. ;)

There haven't been any discounts yet. I think it is because they are so new, and so popular. They can book them with people paying full price, why discount? Maybe they will in the future.:confused:

aldisneygrl
01-09-2007, 08:13 AM
ok, how do I post pictures?


You have to use photobucket in order to post your pictures to the board. I haven't used it, so I can't help you more than that. You might send a pm to Minnie61650. She has posted all her pics, and she might could help you. She is very helpful, and knowledgeable.:thumbsup2

paper1225
01-09-2007, 08:28 AM
I just wondered if anyone has ever gotten a discount code on these rooms? We have about outgrown a single room(we are 5 and a baby) so our next trip may very well have to be at a value, either 2 regular rooms or a suite. I guessed no one was getting discounts yet. Maybe not unless they make a whole lot more? Hoping I'm wrong. ;)

I agree with aldisney-I have not seen any codes, and we actually had a discount left from a trip years ago that Disney would not let us use on the room! (not complaining too much though, just means DH & I are going to take an adults only weekend in May-cannot wait!)

Unless you really need the kichenette-I would opt for two rooms if you are going to stay here-it would be cheaper:)

MommyPoppins
01-09-2007, 09:56 AM
You have to use photobucket in order to post your pictures to the board. I haven't used it, so I can't help you more than that. You might send a pm to Minnie61650. She has posted all her pics, and she might could help you. She is very helpful, and knowledgeable.:thumbsup2

You can also use Shutterfly. I tried to use photobucket once and my pictures were thumbnail size. I think I had to pay for full size pics and SHUTTERFLY is free.

disneymarathoner07
01-09-2007, 07:28 PM
I know I read somewhere that with the upcoming free dining on the bounce back program that you were able to book your stay at the suites with the free dining. So maybe since they are allowing that, they will start offering discounts on that as well.:confused3 Amanda

Lovemy3babes
01-10-2007, 07:29 PM
I really, really hope they will let us apply discounts to these rooms in the near future.

msim
01-11-2007, 10:05 AM
Are they as uncomfortable as the one in most living rooms? Can you feel the bar and does one end of the mattress hang lower than the other? Thanks!

aldisneygrl
01-11-2007, 02:18 PM
They are actually quite comfortable. Linda has found out that they are made exclusively for Disney. Instead of having the bar, it is actually supported by the back of the chair or sofa. Look closer at Linda's pictures, and you'll be able to see. My kids (13 & 8) loved them.

minnie61650
01-11-2007, 04:09 PM
Are they as uncomfortable as the one in most living rooms? Can you feel the bar and does one end of the mattress hang lower than the other? Thanks!

I agree with aldisneygrl the pullouts are very comfortable and do not have a bar under the sleepers back.

Please see page 11 of this thread for photos.


Have fun at Disney!:wizard:

DKM
01-21-2007, 09:36 AM
I just returned from the All Star Music Suites yesterday. Stayed there from 1/13-1/20. Let me tell you, these rooms were absolutely perfect for our family. In our room was Myself, My wife, Grandma (My Mom) and our two daughters age 3 and 6. The fold outs were very comfortable. Grandma slept on the couch fold out all week and the two kids slept on the other two foldouts. I tried them out and no bar in the back. They really fold out in a pretty unique way. The small bedroom was perfect for my wife and I. I typically stay up later than everyone so, it was nice to have a room where I could shut the door and let Grandma and the kids go to sleep. We used the kitchenette a ton. We are pretty much an "on the go" family. We ate nearly every breakfast in our room, we had cereal, milk, juices, rolls in our room for breakfasts so, it worked out great for us! (plus saved some $$$ by eating breakfast in the room). The All star music resort was perfect for us. Nothing fancy, nice theming, the food was decent at the cafe, and the suites were clean and roomy! Mousekeeping made all sorts of towel animals too! The bus service was very good as well. My Sis in law and Brother in law along with their 4 kids (ages 6, 9, 10, &13) were in the suite next to us. They loved it as well. We were in Calypso 10 and in room 356. It was kind of on the back side of the building. Extremely quiet back there! No problems sleeping. Anyhow, if anyone has questions, fire away! This was our first trip to Disney and it wont be our last!

nhpooh
01-21-2007, 04:15 PM
Sounds like you had a great time, I can't wait till we go in June. Thanks for the update.

J&K'sPrincessMommy
01-21-2007, 07:20 PM
GREAT suites- we'll be plannng a stay I am sure in our family's future... :goodvibes Wonder if they will expand into AS Sports & AS Movies too? Maybe even Pop? :confused3

disgram
02-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Could someone please tell me how to send this thread to my DDIL? We will be staying at the ASMu in August. She and her family will be in the Suites and my DGDs and I in a single room nearby. It is their first trip to WDW and she has a million questions to which I cannot answer but this thread seems to have them!!!!! You people ROCK!!!!!!!:cool1: :cool1: I :love: :love: you all!!!pixiedust: