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LisaTN 02-18-2013 11:20 AM

All-stars or AoA?? PLEASe help me decide!!
 
About to pull the trigger on our October trip....

Three Adults (me, my mom and my sister, One 4 year old, one infant). Yes we know it will be tight but my sister and mom are on a budget. I've only stayed at POR (three times and I love it) - but again, mom and sis are on a budget so we're going with a value resort.

DD loves little mermaid, so I'm leaning towards AoA Little Mermaid rooms... but really she loves everything Disney if you think All-Stars would be better... don't know much about them (there are three? Music, Sports and Movies?)

We love having the fridge in the room, and I think I heard that AoA just added them to all the rooms....

Advice is greatly appreciated!!!

lovesdumbo 02-18-2013 11:52 AM

All the value rooms have fridges.

The biggest complaint I've heard is that the LM rooms are a bit remote at AoA. Another consideration is that there are few if any discounts on those rooms.

Have you considered Pop? You could stay there for less than AoA but walk over to AoA to check it all out.

dalayney 02-18-2013 12:46 PM

Personally, I would book at ASmovies if this was the 4yr old's first visit. Toy story/ dalmations/ The theme is wonderful, there will probably get a discount, and she'll get plenty of little mermaid at the new fantasy land at MK.

Have fun!

LisaTN 02-18-2013 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by lovesdumbo (Post 47544048)
All the value rooms have fridges.

The biggest complaint I've heard is that the LM rooms are a bit remote at AoA. Another consideration is that there are few if any discounts on those rooms.

Have you considered Pop? You could stay there for less than AoA but walk over to AoA to check it all out.

Actually thinking about this since my mom will not want to walk far from the buses to our room... good to know :)

LisaTN 02-18-2013 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dalayney (Post 47544592)
Personally, I would book at ASmovies if this was the 4yr old's first visit. Toy story/ dalmations/ The theme is wonderful, there will probably get a discount, and she'll get plenty of little mermaid at the new fantasy land at MK.

Have fun!

It's not her first visit, but it would be her first "fun" resort... we love POR, but I think she will definitely get a kick out of the themes of these... I'm going to look into ASMovies... and she does love toy story!!

So, seems like I'm looking at Pop now too, Pop, AoA or ASMovies...

Does ASMovies share a bus with the other AS resorts?

maxiesmom 02-18-2013 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by LisaTN (Post 47544879)

So, seems like I'm looking at Pop now too, Pop, AoA or ASMovies...

Does ASMovies share a bus with the other AS resorts?

Rarely. Usually in the middle of the day, when hardly anyone is using the buses. All 3 All Stars are connected by their parking lots, so it doesn't make for a very long trip.:)

If you want to be close to the bus stop, be sure to pay for a preferred room. Otherwise you may end up with a long walk.

lovesdumbo 02-18-2013 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by LisaTN (Post 47544851)
Actually thinking about this since my mom will not want to walk far from the buses to our room... good to know :)

I like to pay for a preferred room at Pop so I'm sure to get one close to the food court/bus stop. I've had good luck getting 50's both times I didn't book preferred but now I like knowing I won't be too far out.

At ASMovies nearly the entire resort is preferred so you might not be all that close.

ASMovies was most recently refurbished.

I prefer the food court set up at Pop but you should look at photos to see which resort you like best.

JennyDrake 02-18-2013 03:23 PM

I would go with All Stars. Smaller resort and having stayed there, let me tell you that LM rooms are a HIKE (and I am a runner). Your 3 year old really isn't going to care where you stay.....it will all be magical! ALso check ASMusic as often it has discounted rooms when Movies does not.

JeannieKY 02-18-2013 03:38 PM

Another vote for the All Stars as less expensive and more compact. The LM rooms are quite a hike from the food court or bus stop at AoA!

LisaTN 02-18-2013 05:26 PM

Alrighy... looking like I'm going to pass on AoA... DD4 won't know the difference... we might try it another trip when my mom isn't going ;)

Okay, so looking at All Stars or Pop!! It might be fun to do Pop and walk over to the AoA pools ;0

jediranger3 02-18-2013 05:34 PM

ASMu has some great pools and is usually cheaper then ASMo.

JennyDrake 02-18-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by jediranger3 (Post 47548060)
ASMu has some great pools and is usually cheaper then ASMo.

I am going the first of May and today discovered that rooms at Music (my fave anyway) were $150 LESS than Movies. Of course I swicthed!!!:yay:

BebopBaloo 02-18-2013 06:39 PM

All Star Music is great (we've been there 3 times and all were excellent). Their quiet pool has a colorful Ariel statue next to it. I know it's just a statue...but it is Ariel! The main pool has Donald and his Amigos - Jose and Panchito.

TamaraQT 02-18-2013 08:42 PM

AoA or All-Stars
 
I am having the same issue. I can't seem to decide between the two. I have never stayed on Disney property so it is a first for either one. I am leaning towards AoA since its newer. Any thoughts????

SweetMissy 02-19-2013 03:55 PM

Getting a preferred room costs a bit more. I understand if your mom NEEDS to but if not, totally not necessary. I know everyone is different and it's convenient being a little closer but I find walking through the grounds of the resorts nice so we like having a room further away, plus it's fairly quiet the farther you get away from the main building and the pools. :goodvibes


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