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Old 04-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Nervous about resort choice...

Just booked a 4 night trip for Star Wars Weekend. To make it doable, I booked at All Star Sports. I have never stayed at a value resort. I'm kind of a deluxe snob. Help me feel better about my choice, please.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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All Star Sports is a nice little resort. I didn't care for the food court but then again we were mostly at the parks and didn't spend much time there.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
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Just booked a 4 night trip for Star Wars Weekend. To make it doable, I booked at All Star Sports. I have never stayed at a value resort. I'm kind of a deluxe snob. Help me feel better about my choice, please.
I would be nervous too. I admire your courage. I am not bashing all stars, it would be tough going from Kidani or boardwalk to a value.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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I haven't stayed at an all star, but I have done pop century after a stay at boardwalk in years prior. It's NBD. Especially for a short trip. My biggest issue was no hot tub but overall I was happy with it. Never problems with busses and we spent most time at the parks. There are a lot of food choices, but as posters have said, you could choose to eat at the park this trip if the food court isn't your thing. I will note, you could transfer to PC if you are really worried. People seem to say it is one of the nicer values.

I wouldn't worry too much, for only 4 days and being busy at SWW, it shouldn't be bad. Disney at a value is still miles ahead of not being at disney!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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We, too have never stayed at a value resort. But we have reservations for the All Star this coming August. Let us know when you come back what your thoughts are.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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If you are a deluxe snob, a short stay should be okay at a value. We've stayed at ASM twice and loved it! The values are very clean and well maintained!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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We just booked one night at Sports prior to our week at BC. We had stayed at Movies in 2006 and my were fine with it. Pretty nice place and the prices are reasonable.

We are staying there this time because we got a cheap flight that comes in on Friday late afternoon, so we just need a place to sleep.

Clean, cute, serviceable food court.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the positive comments. It's just going to be my mom and myself so the room should be fine. I wished it would have worked out to stay elsewhere. I looked into renting DVC points but only SSR was available and the cost was still much higher than what we are paying with my annual pass discount. I only plan on sleeping there. Could someone explain how the bus system works there? Are there multiple bus stops?
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I've done deluxe, moderate, and value.

These are the differences I've noticed:

You will miss the deluxe because:
1) they have the best service
2) deluxe has better pools
3) rooms / beds are larger
4) location, location, location
5) covered bus stops

You will not miss the deluxe because:
1) you have a thousand dollars in your pocket in savings
2) better food court
3) heck! Who cares? It's still disney!
4) you are not missing the pool because you are spending most of your time at Star Wars weekend!

Don't fret! It's gonna be great!
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Thanks for all the positive comments. It's just going to be my mom and myself so the room should be fine. I wished it would have worked out to stay elsewhere. I looked into renting DVC points but only SSR was available and the cost was still much higher than what we are paying with my annual pass discount. I only plan on sleeping there. Could someone explain how the bus system works there? Are there multiple bus stops?
Bus goes to all of the all star resorts and picks up/drops off at each, so busses are shared between three resorts. Three stops nly I believe!
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Just one stop at All Star Sports(at the front of the building). Sometimes you share with ASM and ASMo. Sometimes you will have your own dedicated bus. All Star Sports gets picked up first if you share.

Same thing at the parks. Sometimes you might have an All Star Sports bus and sometimes an AS bus that drops off to all three values. Sports gets dropped off first.

Bus service was always great for us when we stayed at ASM. So hopefully it will be great for you too!
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All Star Sports needs a better acronym...lol
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:13 PM   #15
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I completely understand your hesitation. I too am a hotel snob. I know people always say it's just a place to sleep, but for me, a nice hotel/resort is part of what makes my vacation special! I stay at the Mods when I'm with family who don't want to spend the extra $$$ (this time I convinced them to go with AKL yay!!) but to be honest, I'm more comfortable at a Deluxe.

Having never stayed at a Value, I would definitely be interested to hear about your experience after your trip!
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