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Old 06-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #31
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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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Old 06-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #32
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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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Old 06-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #33
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If you visit the resort it does have a value feel to it
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #34
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To make it affordable to all families. Not every large family can afford to stay in a deluxe resort. Why should lower income families be penalizes because they can't afford $300 a night.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #35
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Wow....I didn't know this. I guess I won't be staying at the Poly then.
This is what my husband says!
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #36
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The suites are not $400 a night.
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Dec. 2013 Pop Century to celebrate 25 anniversary Adults only
All Star Sports family trip 25 people Feb 2011
Pop Century September. 2009
Pop Century Adults only 20 year anniversary Dec 2008
Pop Century Big family trip 42 people July 2007
Contemporary and All Star Music Dec. 2006
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Port Orleans- Riverside and Disney Wonder Nov. 2002
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #37
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My sister and her family are going July 24 to Aug 6th. They are paying about $200 a night for a room in AOA for 6 people. Not sure were people are getting $400 a night.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #38
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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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Old 06-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #39
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I think the prices are comparable to the family suites at All Star Music - at least that is why I thought they called it a value resort - it was similar to what they were offering at All Star Music for families just more of them.

I guess compared to a deluxe 1 bedroom villa it is closer to half the price but without the full kitchen - only a kitchenette.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #40
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As many have already said, the building was already there as the ghost town of Pop Century the early years. For years it sat there with weeds growing around it so I'm sure they wanted to use he structure they had already built...
An interesting article here: http://www.yesterland.com/legendary.html
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #41
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The suites are not $400 a night.
the rack rates for summer are $348 for weekdays and $398 for weekends - so she is kinda right - add the taxes for 12.5% and it is higher

no one should be paying rack rates - most people can get a discount.
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I think they should really stop calling it a value resort. They should just call it a family suite resort. It's really bait and switch. That's why they put the LM rooms in. They are priced somewhat under the value category, although never discounted from the (rather high creeping up) price of values. The suites are expensive. If they are charging such a price for the suites, they really should add some higher end amenities such as pool slides, water sports, sit down restaurants....etc.
The resorts that already exist and have all of those "higher end amenities" cost way more than what they charge at AoA. Hence the value in AoA.

Value resorts are a value compared to the other Disney resorts. They have not so fancy pool areas (no slides or hot tubs), they don't have sit down restaurants, and they don't have covered bus stops with seating.

Has nothing at all to do with bait and switch.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #43
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An interesting article here: http://www.yesterland.com/legendary.html
I really enjoyed the article. Thank you!
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what is value style?

if not bright colors and big Icons?
And don't forget More Sun! Definetly less tree lined areas. big difference to me.
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An interesting article here: http://www.yesterland.com/legendary.html
Very interesting. Thank you for sharing!
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