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Old 06-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Why did they make AOA a Value resort???

I have thought of this many times. Why did they make AOA a value resort. I know the rooms offered are suites and that is a big plus but let's face facts, charging $400/night is not a value price. I know the mermaid rooms are a lot less but why didn't they just put a slide at the pool and call it a moderate? Does anyone else find it strange that it's called a value? Other then the slide at the pool and no towels at the pool, what makes it a value???
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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Double beds in LM, and 2 out of the 3 beds in the suites. (Most mod rooms are queens now). Theming is more in line with other values too? I do agree the price is not a value though
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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No hot tub
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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Poly has no hot tub, and it's a Deluxe.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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When we stayed at AoA in January, CMs seemed to be calling the resort a value plus. I suppose this makes sense seeing as most of the rooms aren't value style, and the price of the LM rooms is a little higher than the other values.
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When we stayed at AoA in January, CMs seemed to be calling the resort a value plus. I suppose this makes sense seeing as most of the rooms aren't value style, and the price of the LM rooms is a little higher than the other values.
what is value style?

if not bright colors and big Icons?
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #7
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When we stayed at AoA in January, CMs seemed to be calling the resort a value plus. I suppose this makes sense seeing as most of the rooms aren't value style, and the price of the LM rooms is a little higher than the other values.
Value Plus seems to be a good name when comparing it to other value resorts. To me, it's similar to AKL and WL which seem to fall in between the price ranges of moderates and deluxes. I usually consider those two to be moderate-plus or deluxe-minus resorts.
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Poly has no hot tub, and it's a Deluxe.
Wow....I didn't know this. I guess I won't be staying at the Poly then.
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Wow....I didn't know this. I guess I won't be staying at the Poly then.
Rumor (or fact?) is that they will be adding one as the resort goes through an update/refurbishment over the next year or so.
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Wow....I didn't know this. I guess I won't be staying at the Poly then.
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Because when it comes to suites at Disney, $400 is a value.
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The only thing I can figure is because they wanted to keep the price lower. A suite at a moderate or deluxe, especially deluxe, would be much more than $400/night.

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:34 PM   #14
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It depends on your situation. If you have a family of four or smaller, then AOA suites probably are not your best "value" for staying onsite, considering all the other options. However, as a family of six, we recently stayed in an AOA suite at about $300 a night with discount. Two rooms at a moderate or deluxe would have cost more, and a suite at a moderate or deluxe would have been significantly more expensive.
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Because everything about it is just like all the rest of the values EXCEPT for the high price of the suites.

There is no way I would pay $400 a night for a suite there when you can get the same size suite at ASMu for $230 a night.
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