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Old 01-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Help a bean counter understand AoA suite prices vs Little Mermaid prices?

I can understand it a bit if you have a family of 5 or 6, especially if it's a single parent family or only one adult will be braving a trip with young children. But can someone explain why the Art of Animation suites are quite a bit more than 2 standard rooms. Kitchenette would be nice, but the extra you pay for that vs. 2 rooms doesn't make much sense $-wise either. Seems like adjoining rooms would accomplish pretty much the same thing.

Basically, here's the gist, I'm a CPA and I'm trying to justify going with a family suite in the CARS themed rooms. It's 4 of us plus DMIL and DFIL. I know the six of us could fit, but I'm thinking that's too much family fun with the inlaws for a week, plus not sure how the back might hold up sleeping on a bed that is also a kitchen table.
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With a Suite you are guaranteed to be together. With 2 standard rooms, there is no guarantee you will get connecting rooms and no guarantee you will get adjoining rooms. This point is important....see below.


With a kitchenette, you can save some good $$ on breakfast every day.

In the situation you describe, I would NOT do a suite. You could always sell it like you will get 2 standard rooms and request they be connecting and then conveniently forget to make that request.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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With a Suite you are guaranteed to be together. With 2 standard rooms, there is no guarantee you will get connecting rooms and no guarantee you will get adjoining rooms. This point is important....see below.


With a kitchenette, you can save some good $$ on breakfast every day.

In the situation you describe, I would NOT do a suite. You could always sell it like you will get 2 standard rooms and request they be connecting and then conveniently forget to make that request.
Well that last suggestion there is what got me the death stare last night. I really need to remember that my inlaws are her parents.

Ideally, we'll be going during free dining. Even if we don't get free dining, us not exactly being a morning family, doing full-blown breakfasts in the room and still making rope drop seems like something only Walt could have dreamed up.
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Well that last suggestion there is what got me the death stare last night. I really need to remember that my inlaws are her parents.
I bet it did! I meant sell that idea to your wife and the in-laws. I was able to pull it off once and it was the best idea I ever had.
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We did a suite and I paid the price because I knew my kids would love the theming. We had me, my hubby, my stepson, my son, my daughter and my mother. It worked well for us but I acknowledge that it wouldn't work for everyone nor do some folks want to pay the premium for theming and being crammed in with their inlaws :-)
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That's what it is for me. We went to DL last summer because of our DS5 and his love of CARS. When we returned, every day, for at least a month he would say he wanted to go back to Radiator Springs, and now, 6 months later, it's still mentioned a couple times a week.
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My wife did suggest that since her parents are driving, perhaps, her, the kids, and her parents would get a CARS room, and I could sleep in their car.

I'll show them if that happens. When they get back to their vehicle, haha, all rear-view mirrors adjusted and the cherry on the sundae.......messed up the lumbar setting....BOOM!
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If you don't end up staying there, definitely go over to see it if you have time. AoA is very close to DHS so hopefully you could stop off and check it out!!
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If you don't end up staying there, definitely go over to see it if you have time. AoA is very close to DHS so hopefully you could stop off and check it out!!
Exactly what I was thinking. You can visit the resort and see all of the Cars characters without staying there (can't use the really cute Cozy Cone pool, though). Get two rooms somewhere else and just visit AoA.

For us, even though we're a family of 4, separate sleeping arrangements are important. We joined the DVC for just this reason, but if we hadn't, AoA would have worked for us. We stayed at WL in a bunkbed room and at least the kids had their own beds, but they were right next to me, so I didn't sleep well. Sometimes the price of sleep is worth the extra money. But with in-laws, you're better off with two separate rooms IMO.
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I can understand it a bit if you have a family of 5 or 6, especially if it's a single parent family or only one adult will be braving a trip with young children. But can someone explain why the Art of Animation suites are quite a bit more than 2 standard rooms. Kitchenette would be nice, but the extra you pay for that vs. 2 rooms doesn't make much sense $-wise either. Seems like adjoining rooms would accomplish pretty much the same thing.

Basically, here's the gist, I'm a CPA and I'm trying to justify going with a family suite in the CARS themed rooms. It's 4 of us plus DMIL and DFIL. I know the six of us could fit, but I'm thinking that's too much family fun with the inlaws for a week, plus not sure how the back might hold up sleeping on a bed that is also a kitchen table.
No matter how close your family is, there is nothing like being able to close a door in between two rooms for sleeping at night and getting up in the morning. We went with my son and his family (daughter-in-law, 13 year old granddaughter, five year old grandson). We had connecting rooms at Pop Century and it was so nice to close that door and each have our private time. In the morning, each of us would open up the connecting door (since there's one on their side and one on ours) as a sign we were ready for the day. The grandkids would come over to our side while the parents got ready and vice versa.

There would be no way in hell all six of us could be in a suite. They stay up much later than us (like to 2 AM) and we have sports on the TV all the time whereas they want cartoons 24/7. And this comes from a very close family - we needed two rooms definitely.
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