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bennifer 07-23-2013 12:02 PM

Second guessing my resort!
 
OK, so we're booked at AoA in a Cars suite for 8 days in Sept. It will be DH, DS4, my parents and myself. DS4 loves all things Cars, so we thought we should stay right there in Radiator Springs ;) But, I just priced 2 separate rooms at ASMo and there is quite a huge price difference. He does like Toy Story, so Buzz and Woody would be a hit, even Herbie because he's a car after all. On the other hand, this may be the only trip that we would stay in a suite, and at least splitting the cost with my parents helps. But, DH and I will be spending 7 nights on a pullout. I just don't know what to do!!!!

jenjencc514 07-23-2013 12:06 PM

Ouch!
 
Too many days on the pull-out! Go for the 2 rooms and save your back!:cutie:

robinb 07-23-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by bennifer (Post 49051072)
OK, so we're booked at AoA in a Cars suite for 8 days in Sept. It will be DH, DS4, my parents and myself. DS4 loves all things Cars, so we thought we should stay right there in Radiator Springs ;) But, I just priced 2 separate rooms at ASMo and there is quite a huge price difference. He does like Toy Story, so Buzz and Woody would be a hit, even Herbie because he's a car after all. On the other hand, this may be the only trip that we would stay in a suite, and at least splitting the cost with my parents helps. But, DH and I will be spending 7 nights on a pullout. I just don't know what to do!!!!

Hmmm ... this is a tough one. The pull outs in the DVC resorts are actually pretty comfortable so I assume that the ones at AoA are also OK. I know that an AoA suite is more expensive than 2 All Star rooms. What is the price difference? Also, are you going during free dining? That might bring the price down even more.

Kristibo42 07-23-2013 12:18 PM

Get two connecting rooms. Works great for us. The only thing is you won't have to kitchen.

bennifer 07-23-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jenjencc514 (Post 49051124)
Too many days on the pull-out! Go for the 2 rooms and save your back!:cutie:

:thumbsup2 I haven't really thought about just how long 7 nights are...

cherylleigh59 07-23-2013 12:30 PM

We stayed in a Lion King Suite for a week in January and loved it. The theming at the AoA resort is wonderful.

bennifer 07-23-2013 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by robinb (Post 49051223)
Hmmm ... this is a tough one. The pull outs in the DVC resorts are actually pretty comfortable so I assume that the ones at AoA are also OK. I know that an AoA suite is more expensive than 2 All Star rooms. What is the price difference? Also, are you going during free dining? That might bring the price down even more.

We are going with free dining :cool1: It's about $1600 difference! That's A LOT of souvenirs! Plus my older son is starting college, and that's been a huge financial drain! But, it's my younger son's first trip that's all about him and not worrying about having to share with his older brother, so I wanted to make it extra special.

bennifer 07-23-2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Kristibo42 (Post 49051259)
Get two connecting rooms. Works great for us. The only thing is you won't have to kitchen.

True, this is what we've done in the past. We really don't need a kitchen!

bennifer 07-23-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cherylleigh59 (Post 49051401)
We stayed in a Lion King Suite for a week in January and loved it. The theming at the AoA resort is wonderful.

See?!?! This is what I mean! I think the theming may just be worth it!!! :thumbsup2

chrystalc77 07-23-2013 12:40 PM

My vote is the Cars suite. We are booked there for November 2014. I have a friend that is at AOA right now staying in the LM rooms, and she said the Cars area is amazing!!! I have also read that the pullouts are quite comfy. However you could book the two rooms, and just hop over to walk through the AOA resort. But then you may end up wishing you had stuck with the original plan!!! Good luck with your decision!!!

robinb 07-23-2013 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by bennifer (Post 49051414)
We are going with free dining :cool1: It's about $1600 difference! That's A LOT of souvenirs! Plus my older son is starting college, and that's been a huge financial drain! But, it's my younger son's first trip that's all about him and not worrying about having to share with his older brother, so I wanted to make it extra special.

The difference is $200 per night :eek:. Since it's your son's first trip it will be special enough without needing to throw an extra $200 per night at it ... especially since that money could go toward your older son's college expenses. Your 4-year old really won't know the difference and he'll be thrilled with All Star Movies. Think of it this way, your portion of one night's lodging would pay for a full visit to the Pirate's League including costume: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2428848. Save your money and enjoy your time with your family.

bennifer 07-23-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by chrystalc77 (Post 49051514)
My vote is the Cars suite. We are booked there for November 2014. I have a friend that is at AOA right now staying in the LM rooms, and she said the Cars area is amazing!!! I have also read that the pullouts are quite comfy. However you could book the two rooms, and just hop over to walk through the AOA resort. But then you may end up wishing you had stuck with the original plan!!! Good luck with your decision!!!

Thank you! That's exactly what I'm afraid of...regretting changing. I could always switch if the pullout gets too much halfway thru, right? hmmm...

chrystalc77 07-23-2013 12:55 PM

Or maybe you could do a split stay???? How about 2 rooms for the first half of the vacation, and then switch over to the Cars suite for the last half? You could still save some money, and end up where you wanted to stay to begin with.

wysteria 07-23-2013 01:00 PM

I think since he is 4 and this is his first trip he will still be impressed by the 2 rooms connected. In fact wouldn't you rather start at the 2 connecting rooms so next time if that is what you can afford, he doesn't want the suite, or if you do get the suite its a totally upgraded cool experience for him.

$1600 more money is a bit much, especially since you mentioned your other sons college expenses.

Besides even if you were determined to spend X amount on disney, take the $1600 and do stuff like Wishes desert party, pirate cruise, waterparks etc. You could do quite a few memorable activities with the 1600$ instead of just the suite at AoA.

bennifer 07-23-2013 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by robinb (Post 49051638)
The difference is $200 per night :eek:. Since it's your son's first trip it will be special enough without needing to throw an extra $200 per night at it ... especially since that money could go toward your older son's college expenses. Your 4-year old really won't know the difference and he'll be thrilled with All Star Movies. Think of it this way, your portion of one night's lodging would pay for a full visit to the Pirate's League including costume: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2428848. Save your money and enjoy your time with your family.

True...I know he won't remember this vacation, so we the money we save this year could be spent when he does remember!


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