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Old 04-30-2013, 01:15 PM   #16
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Wow, that is awesome..

Is the credit just for one night or how does that work?
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #17
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they credited us back the difference between the Value/Mod price for the nights we had left...we were of course already paid in full at POR, so it was just the difference in the room cost for the remainder of our stay, but truthfully at that point we would have moved either way!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #18
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I want to add a couple thoughts:

The Values now have Mini-fridges in every room.

Movies may share w/ other All Stars, but not always. Often, if the bus is full they will send for another bus instead of cramming more people on. In busy seasons, the All Stars often each get their own buses.

If you are there during free dining, as another poster mentioned then you will get the quick service plan for free, but you CAN upgrade to the regular dining plan for $18/adult/ day and $3/child/day.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:36 PM   #19
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the fridges are wonderful now! I remember that was a big drawback but no more! add to that the excellent bus service and its the best bang for your buck!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:42 PM   #20
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #21
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Thanks all for your input!
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #22
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Would anyone have a preference between the values given these variables; we are renting a minivan, staying for 13 nights, difference between all stars and pop is $300 and I think A of A is $500 more for LM room? We want to rent a van this time to avoid dealing with the buses, especially coming back after fireworks, last year we spent 1-2 hours every night waiting to get on the buses, 4 little kids were needless to say done, crying, etc. etc.
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Would anyone have a preference between the values given these variables; we are renting a minivan, staying for 13 nights, difference between all stars and pop is $300 and I think A of A is $500 more for LM room? We want to rent a van this time to avoid dealing with the buses, especially coming back after fireworks, last year we spent 1-2 hours every night waiting to get on the buses, 4 little kids were needless to say done, crying, etc. etc.
I would go w/ one of the All Stars. The All Stars are smaller than Pop, individually. You'll have $300 extra in your pocket for the same type of room.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #24
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I would go w/ one of the All Stars. The All Stars are smaller than Pop, individually. You'll have $300 extra in your pocket for the same type of room.
thx, yeah that is my thinking. I like the food choices a bit better at POP and the option to walk to A of A for their pools and food and that it is closer to downtown Disney(ie wolfgangs) but is it really worth $300 as opposed to driving over there when we want??
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thx, yeah that is my thinking. I like the food choices a bit better at POP and the option to walk to A of A for their pools and food and that it is closer to downtown Disney(ie wolfgangs) but is it really worth $300 as opposed to driving over there when we want??
Ultimately it's what you are going to be the happiest with. Downtown Disney isn't all that far from the All Stars. You won't be saving that much time by driving from there instead of POP. I can see the appeal of being close to AoA.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #26
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loved asmo

We stayed at asmo last year and for my next trip- where I can choose wherever I want.... I am having troubles with choosing anything but asmo- you save a ton and it is so much fun there. It is also really compact and convenient. I will say it is pretty busy but we managed it just fine and preferred it that way... there was one night no one was there and it was a little freaky after nights of cheerleaders and senior class trips up at all hours!
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thx, yeah that is my thinking. I like the food choices a bit better at POP and the option to walk to A of A for their pools and food and that it is closer to downtown Disney(ie wolfgangs) but is it really worth $300 as opposed to driving over there when we want??
AoA and POP are not sister resorts. No sharing of pools. They have locks on the gate and have required a key card. Not all the time but during busy times yes, so don't count on using AoA pool if you're at POP.

The Allstars are sister resorts and you can use the pools at any of the three.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:00 PM   #28
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We like POP too! But, the All Stars are smaller so to me it feels like a little less walking. Plus, we are on a quest to stay at least once at each resort. If an AS is less than POP I would go for the AS and use the money saved toward something else...
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #29
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We have always stayed at Sports and never had a bad experience. We are only there to sleep and shower because we are at the parks at open till close Whats wrong with saving a little money?
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