Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-05-2013, 06:44 AM   #1
LibrarianBecky
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 218

Which value would you stay at with this set of conditions?

We are going to Disney for one night for MNSSHP. We'll arrive in Orlando around 10:00 a.m. on a Friday, go to the party at 4:00, and then we'll be leavning Orlando around 7:00 a.m. the next morning.

I don't want to spend more than $150/night, so I think a value is my only choice. Which value is closest to Magic Kindgom? If distance isn't really a consideration, which value would you choose and why?

THank you!
__________________
We are going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in October 2013!


Our first trip was September 2011--wonderful trip, very magical
LibrarianBecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 07:00 AM   #2
ADisneyQueen
DIS Veteran
 
ADisneyQueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 3,549

I would pick AOA b/c it's the newest and also b/c there have been people on these boards who have 1 or 2 nights booked at AOA and have been upgraded to deluxes due to overbooking at AOA Little Mermaid rooms. You might get really lucky! Second choice would be POP. I would not pick the all stars in case they share buses that day.
__________________
Our Family DH Me DD17 DD13, DC 18 RIP, DC 2
Dec.2001-First family trip to WDW, ASMovies
Nov.2003-CSR,Oct. 2004-Offsite at HIFS(now Nick Hotel)March 2006-POP,Easter March 2008- POP
Christmas 2009-CBR and RI Seaworld,June 2012-POP
Aug 2013- CSR and AOA
ADisneyQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-05-2013, 07:00 AM   #3
goofyintoronto
Proud foot flusher
I really wanted to like it, but I didn't
 
goofyintoronto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 8,909

Quote:
Originally Posted by LibrarianBecky
We are going to Disney for one night for MNSSHP. We'll arrive in Orlando around 10:00 a.m. on a Friday, go to the party at 4:00, and then we'll be leavning Orlando around 7:00 a.m. the next morning.

I don't want to spend more than $150/night, so I think a value is my only choice. Which value is closest to Magic Kindgom? If distance isn't really a consideration, which value would you choose and why?

THank you!
I think pop is a tad closer than the all star resorts. Thats what I would choose. love that resort.

You can rule out AoA cause the standard rooms, Little Mermaid, is quite far from the buses etc.
__________________





........."Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor, mantengase alejado de las puertas".........







AUGUST "2013" DINING REVIEW / AUGUST "2012" DINING REVIEW
goofyintoronto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
TinkerbellsMom0923
DisneyFreak
 
TinkerbellsMom0923's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 270

We love Pop Century. It is big and a little more money than the All Stars but worth it. Will you have a car? That is easier than taking the bus to MK.
TinkerbellsMom0923 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 07:55 AM   #5
magicbob
DIS Veteran
 
magicbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,191

Quote:
Originally Posted by TinkerbellsMom0923 View Post
Will you have a car? That is easier than taking the bus to MK.
Even though we always have a car, I've always found WDW bus to MK a lot easier than driving. If you drive, you have to park, ride the tram to the TTC, and then take the monorail or boat to MK. The bus drops you off pretty close to the MK turnstiles.
__________________


Ratatouille, the Ride!


magicbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 07:39 AM   #6
LibrarianBecky
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 218

Yes, we are renting one (probably at MCO), because we are driving to Miami the next day. We probably won't mess around with Disney transportation, and will just drive ourselves to the park.
__________________
We are going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in October 2013!


Our first trip was September 2011--wonderful trip, very magical
LibrarianBecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #7
tdirks
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 13

pop

we have stayed at all allstars, pop, and aoa, and i would undoubtedly stay at pop. all stars are so small and crowded - do not have the open feel that the oterhs have. stayed at aoa in march and felt it was over populated because of the newness... pop is always the most relaxing of the values to us
tdirks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
brertoad
DIS Veteran
 
brertoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 1hr from WDW
Posts: 836

I think Pop Century is the closest value. Make sure to display your resort parking pass on your dashboard when you head into MK so you don't have to pay for parking.
__________________
DVC Member 2012

Me & DH
brertoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #9
KNovacovschi
DIS Veteran
 
KNovacovschi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 2,415

POP definitely!! Only place we stay. Enjoy whatever you choose.
__________________


DD-16 DH-33 ME-36

Sept 17-23, 2006 - POP; Aug 12-18, 2007 - POP; Oct 14-20, 2012 - POP; Nov 17-23, 2013 - POP; Sept 27-Oct 4, 2014 - POP (adult only)

I've been sprung....YEAH
KNovacovschi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #10
jc040404
DIS Veteran
 
jc040404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 1,970

If price is the big concern, pick one of the All Stars. Pop and AoA are going to cost more. Not a huge price increase, but still more. Looking at a Friday in October, both of those are over your 150 limit. (No discounts considered, if there will be any) If you're doing a September party, you might just make it, but the All Stars still come in at lower rates.

I can't comment on buses. We don't use them.
jc040404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
MrsB919
Mouseketeer
 
MrsB919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 369

Just curious. What is so bad about the All stars? DH & I are going down for 2 nights before our cruise and are also thinking of doing MNSSHP. We booked at ALL Star Movies, but now I'm wondering if I should switch.
__________________




(Me) (Hubby) (Tanky) : (Ony)
5/14- BCV, 9/13- CBR & DCL Fantasy, 9/12 -BWI,12/11 -POP, 9/11- Wedding & Honeymoon GF & DCL,
4/11,7/10,3/08 etc. (to many to count)- Offsite
MrsB919 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #12
LibrarianBecky
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 218

The $150 us a guideline...not set in stone. We were looking at $200 a night in Miami, so anything under that is a savings.
__________________
We are going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in October 2013!


Our first trip was September 2011--wonderful trip, very magical
LibrarianBecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
jc040404
DIS Veteran
 
jc040404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 1,970

Quote:
Originally Posted by LibrarianBecky View Post
The $150 us a guideline...not set in stone. We were looking at $200 a night in Miami, so anything under that is a savings.
I think I'd still stick with lowest cost in your case. It doesn't sound like you'll really have much resort time, so I don't see a big reason to think too much about where. I'd save a few bucks and buy something else at the party to take home instead. (Or save the money for another visit!)

Again, I know nothing about buses though! Hope you have a great trip!
jc040404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #14
franluvsbubba
Mouseketeer
 
franluvsbubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 167

I love All Star Movies!!!! We have stayed there every yr for the last 17 visits and have no complaints. They recently renovated and the rooms look great. Taking the bus is def better thn driving as a PP said. Waaay too complicated to drive if ur just going for the party and are on a time constraint. We'll b doing the party this Sept as well! Enjoy
franluvsbubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #15
MrsB919
Mouseketeer
 
MrsB919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NJ
Posts: 369

Quote:
Originally Posted by franluvsbubba View Post
I love All Star Movies!!!! We have stayed there every yr for the last 17 visits and have no complaints. They recently renovated and the rooms look great. Taking the bus is def better thn driving as a PP said. Waaay too complicated to drive if ur just going for the party and are on a time constraint. We'll b doing the party this Sept as well! Enjoy
So my ambivalence got the best of me. Visa came out with discounts today but All Star Movies wasn't on it. So looks like I'm going with POP. We can walk over to AOA from PoP right?
__________________




(Me) (Hubby) (Tanky) : (Ony)
5/14- BCV, 9/13- CBR & DCL Fantasy, 9/12 -BWI,12/11 -POP, 9/11- Wedding & Honeymoon GF & DCL,
4/11,7/10,3/08 etc. (to many to count)- Offsite
MrsB919 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.