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Old 04-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #16
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I am not sure if the savings is worth more than the magical experience well have at AoA resort. Its our first trip and kids are ages 3, 11, & 13. Read threads that its not ideal for first trips. Which resort be more easier for transporation since our preschooler and my son with Aspergers are not so good with waiting.
I highly recommend you rent a car, if possible. I have a son with High Functioning Autism and the best decision I ever made was to rent the car. It is already difficult for them dealing with sensory overload, heat, crowds, waiting in lines for everything in the parks, and their anxiety. Add to that the waits for disney transportation, or trying to get somewhere on time and having to hurry them, can push them in to melt down territory.

Having a rental meant getting places quicker so not rushing. Going directly to location instead of stopping at other locations on the way to disney, as Disney transportation often can have other stops prior to final destination. Being in air conditioning!!! Not having to deal with crowd of people in close proximity on bus. Not having to sit next to a crying child the whole ride back to hotel. (My son can not handle that sound)

Although driving means not being dropped off at gates, there is a tram running constantly in each parking lot. Just hop on and your there in minutes. We actually have fun riding them.

Have a great time.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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I highly recommend you rent a car, if possible. I have a son with High Functioning Autism and the best decision I ever made was to rent the car. It is already difficult for them dealing with sensory overload, heat, crowds, waiting in lines for everything in the parks, and their anxiety. Add to that the waits for disney transportation, or trying to get somewhere on time and having to hurry them, can push them in to melt down territory.

Having a rental meant getting places quicker so not rushing. Going directly to location instead of stopping at other locations on the way to disney, as Disney transportation often can have other stops prior to final destination. Being in air conditioning!!! Not having to deal with crowd of people in close proximity on bus. Not having to sit next to a crying child the whole ride back to hotel. (My son can not handle that sound)

Although driving means not being dropped off at gates, there is a tram running constantly in each parking lot. Just hop on and your there in minutes. We actually have fun riding them.

Have a great time.
Thank you for this insight. I will definitely discuss this with DH.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:42 PM   #18
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I would switch to POR in a heartbeat! It is truly our favorite resort...such a peaceful, tranquil break from the resorts. It's also my kids (7,10,14) hands down favorite place to stay. Saving $1300...that's just fantastic!- especially since you won't really be giving "anything up" staying at such a great resort!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #19
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I would switch to POR in a heartbeat! It is truly our favorite resort...such a peaceful, tranquil break from the resorts. It's also my kids (7,10,14) hands down favorite place to stay. Saving $1300...that's just fantastic!- especially since you won't really be giving "anything up" staying at such a great resort!
Thanks for reassuring my decision. Just paid in full last week when we were at 45 days countdown. 39 days to go.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:48 AM   #20
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When I booked in December we came across something similar. Usually I go with my family (parents + sister and my aunt & uncle) who both have DVC with home resort of the Boardwalk but as my little sister started university my parents and aunt & uncle are now doing a 7 night cruise followed by a 3 week Boardwalk stay every year so I managed to convince my DH to book us our first family holiday. We decided to go for AoA and had it priced up for 2 weeks but when it came to booking they had an offer on which meant we could upgrade our package to POFQ, stay a week longer and we got free dining because we upgraded to a moderate resort and it was costing £200 extra for all of that! When we booked our flights the change in dates made them £400 cheaper than what we had been looking at for the 2 weeks so all in we 'saved' £200. I think if you can commit to a deal there and then when you see it you can actually still get amazing deals (not just Disney)
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #21
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I already booked AoA and now found out I save 1300 if I transfer to Port Orleans. Its because of the higher discount of 30% instead of 15%. I guess its worth saving money over visual hotel for 3DD. What do you guys think?
AoA suites are the size of two value rooms. You are comparing two value room with on moderate room.
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I would stay at POR over a value in a heartbeat! I know that some love the values with all the "larger than life" theming, but for me, I like to have the resorts be a lovely themed place that is a bit more calm, ykwim? Also, if I had an autistic child I would worry about sensory overload at the values. They are so bright, neon places. the parks are already (imo) "larger than life" so it might be nice to have the resort be a little more of a "calm" environment for them to get away for a break. JMO. I have stayed at almost every resort (well, no values, and no GF, CR, but all the rest!) and POR ranks up there as a fave for me (right with my first go to,the Poly!) Have a great trip!
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #23
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I would stay at POR over a value in a heartbeat! I know that some love the values with all the "larger than life" theming, but for me, I like to have the resorts be a lovely themed place that is a bit more calm, ykwim? Also, if I had an autistic child I would worry about sensory overload at the values. They are so bright, neon places. the parks are already (imo) "larger than life" so it might be nice to have the resort be a little more of a "calm" environment for them to get away for a break. JMO. I have stayed at almost every resort (well, no values, and no GF, CR, but all the rest!) and POR ranks up there as a fave for me (right with my first go to,the Poly!) Have a great trip!
Thanks! Just 19 days to go
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