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Old 03-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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AKL and AOA same price? Shocked!

I have been having resort choosing issues for our September trip this go around
So I was just messing around pricing different resorts in case the 'free dining' speculation about regular dining being only at deluxes is true. We were 'possibly' considering AOA again but after pricing AKL it is 2373.00 and AOA suite is 2317.00
I was just really shocked. I just thought a deluxe was way out of our price range. Obviously I was wrong ))))
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have been having resort choosing issues for our September trip this go around
So I was just messing around pricing different resorts in case the 'free dining' speculation about regular dining being only at deluxes is true. We were 'possibly' considering AOA again but after pricing AKL it is 2373.00 and AOA suite is 2317.00
I was just really shocked. I just thought a deluxe was way out of our price range. Obviously I was wrong ))))
I'm figuring the AOA room that is priced like a deluxe is because it's one of the suites. They hold more people than the four-person max AKL rooms, so there's a premium for that.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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I'm figuring the AOA room that is priced like a deluxe is because it's one of the suites. They hold more people than the four-person max AKL rooms, so there's a premium for that.
Oh yes it is for a suite at AOA I have two boys and my 5 year old is very anti little mermaid I was just very, very surprised at the closeness in price.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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Yep, it's true. Though with AoA you obviously get more space/privacy, two bathrooms, etc. I'd LOVE to stay Deluxe but we need more space than a standard room.
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Oh yes it is for a suite at AOA I have two boys and my 5 year old is very anti little mermaid I was just very, very surprised at the closeness in price.
I love AoA and I have girls so LM works out well for us but in pricing our trip we noticed that two LM rooms are cheaper than a suite at AoA. As long as people are willing to pay it they will, but I expect those will come down in price over time.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:57 PM   #6
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I priced out the same scenario for June and was also shocked. I understand AoA are suites, but I thought there would be a bigger price difference. Decisions, decisions.......
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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I priced out the same scenario for June and was also shocked. I understand AoA are suites, but I thought there would be a bigger price difference. Decisions, decisions.......
I know... eek how will we ever decide. For me it will all be about what if any discount comes out for Fall.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:50 AM   #8
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I know... eek how will we ever decide. For me it will all be about what if any discount comes out for Fall.
I really think if free dining does come out, that it will not disclude the value resorts. But again that is must my opinion.

Honestly, I would pick AKL over AoA anyday of the week, but I guess you have to factor in different senerios to see which one is actually best for your family, like how much time you will spend at the resort, if having the extra space of a suite is something that you will need and if free dining does come out AoA will most likely be the QS plan and AKL the reg DDP. Which would you like best and work best for your family's plans while there?

We are heading back to AKL in June and can not wait. My DS has been talking non stop about AoA! He really wanted to stay there, but I wanted somewhere else... when we go for more than a week, I like to stay mod or deluxe, so we compromised with AKL! What he doesn't know is, is that I decided to fly into Orlando a night earlier than we are supposed to and booked the night at AoA for us in a LM room! Now both of us got what we wanted this trip!

Honestly, I am pretty excited to check out AoA it looks pretty amazing!

Good luck deciding!
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I really think if free dining does come out, that it will not disclude the value resorts. But again that is must my opinion.

Honestly, I would pick AKL over AoA anyday of the week, but I guess you have to factor in different senerios to see which one is actually best for your family, like how much time you will spend at the resort, if having the extra space of a suite is something that you will need and if free dining does come out AoA will most likely be the QS plan and AKL the reg DDP. Which would you like best and work best for your family's plans while there?

We are heading back to AKL in June and can not wait. My DS has been talking non stop about AoA! He really wanted to stay there, but I wanted somewhere else... when we go for more than a week, I like to stay mod or deluxe, so we compromised with AKL! What he doesn't know is, is that I decided to fly into Orlando a night earlier than we are supposed to and booked the night at AoA for us in a LM room! Now both of us got what we wanted this trip!

Honestly, I am pretty excited to check out AoA it looks pretty amazing!

Good luck deciding!
Enjoy!!! Sounds fantastic. AOA is *amazing* we were there September 2012 - Cars Suite My mother and father traveled with us so obviously the suite made sense and was the cheapest!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:33 PM   #10
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This has been an ongoing battle for me...AKL is my DREAM resort. We're going in May and my mother and MIL are going with us, so we need more space...threfore, we're staying in an AoA suite. I AM really excited about staying at AoA, but every time I think that if it were just me, DH and the girls we could be staying at AKL for the same price/cheaper (bigger spring discount) I feel sort of sick to my stomach.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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With the current discounts a standard room at akl is actually cheaper then AoA. We were booked in at AKL but we are a family of 5 and my ds2 won't sleep in a pack and play anymore. We considered a suite at AoA but that would have cost us an extra $200. So we are staying in a suite at all star music which was about $200 less then AKL. I still wish we were going to AKL though
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wdwmom3- couldn't you just ask for a cot at AKL? Could one of your kids sleep in that while the other two sleep in the bed with bedrails?
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wdwmom3- couldn't you just ask for a cot at AKL? Could one of your kids sleep in that while the other two sleep in the bed with bedrails?
I think a cot would be too tight of a fit. Plus we decided 2 bathrooms would be nice. I think next time we may look at renting points for a 1 bedroom at akv.
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