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Old 09-26-2006, 09:26 AM   #151
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Thanks for the great review. We are staying there in the Suites in Jan. It is myself, my wife, two daughtes (3 and 6) and Grandma. The suite seems like a perfect size for us. One question, how was the fold out couch? Grandma (my mom) is planning on sleeping on it. Did you get a chance to lay down on it? Just wondering. I just want to be sure that everyone is comfortable. My kids could sleep on a rock if they are tired enough so, I am sure the smaller fold outs will be fine for them..

Also, did Disney supply coffee in the rooms for the coffee maker? Thanks again for all the great info..

Patrick
Hi Patrick,

You are welcome. It was my pleasure.

I tried the chair foldout at the Family suites and thought it was comfortable.
The mattress was thick and there are no bars under the mattress there is a metal frame around the edge but not under the sleeper.
They are made in a way that when the chair is folded out the area that was the back of the chair rests on the floor and supports the bed and person lying on the sleeper. I was amazed and really intrigued by that concept.
I took some photos which I will pick up later today. If they turn out I will post one for you so you can get a better visualization.


We only stayed one night so I don't know about if they replenish your plastic cups, silverware, & plates. I am sure you can request that they be supplied each day.
We received 2 packets of Cafe Valet French roast coffee, 1 decafe and 1 regular, two packets of coffee condiments (Sugar, creamer, and coffee stirrers) and 2 tea bags (a breakfast tea bag and a green tea bag) when we arrived in our room. There were 6 foam coffee cups and the coffeepot is the small one which makes 4 cups.

Hope that helps.

Have fun at Disney and I hope enjoy your stay in the Family Suites as much as we did!
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We received 2 packets of Cafe Valet French roast coffee, 1 decafe and 1 regular,
Is that a Nescafe brand? I'm suprised if it's not, the only coffee you can get in WDW is Nescafe, it would be nice if they gave you somthing different in the rooms for the coffee maker.
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:42 AM   #153
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Is that a Nescafe brand? I'm suprised if it's not, the only coffee you can get in WDW is Nescafe, it would be nice if they gave you somthing different in the rooms for the coffee maker.
I am not sure what brand of coffee it is.
It is packaged by Courtesy Products which packages coffee for hotels and motels.

Here is their website:

http://www.courtesyproducts.com/

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It says the coffee is:

SERVED DAILY IN OVER 400,000 GUESTROOMS!


4-cup filter packs & coordinated condiment pack
Regular
Item# 15226 - 200 per case

Decaffeinated
Item# 15227 - 200 per case


Features:
dDrk roasted, medium body, and full aroma
Shipped from 4 regional warehouses
Available with coordinated condiment packs

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I am not a coffee drinker and have not tried it so I don't know how good it is.

Has anyone tried this brand?

Please let us know what you think of it.
Thanks--
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:35 PM   #154
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Just a few questions...

First of all let me thank you Linda for all of your information. It's like being there myself.

I have booked 2 Family Suites for April. One for my Mom, Aunt and Sister and one for myself, hubby and our 2 girls (2 and 8 year old). I requested the Calypso Bldg. I mean my Aunt is 78 and I don't want her to walk too far for the bus stop.

Here are my questions:
1) Are some of the suites side-by-side OR at least across from one another?
2) Are the suites in the Calypso done already? Looking for the newest section. My family is happy when they are in the newest possible rooms.
3) Is the freezer section of the refrigerator able to free ice cubes or do they have ice machines at the ASR?
4) Are you able to purchase a few things like milk and bread to have in my kitchenette or do we need to go off Disney grounds for that?

That's all for now. I may think of more later.

Thanks!
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Is that a Nescafe brand? I'm suprised if it's not, the only coffee you can get in WDW is Nescafe, it would be nice if they gave you somthing different in the rooms for the coffee maker.
Here are photos of the coffee maker and the coffee:



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First of all let me thank you Linda for all of your information. It's like being there myself.

I have booked 2 Family Suites for April. One for my Mom, Aunt and Sister and one for myself, hubby and our 2 girls (2 and 8 year old). I requested the Calypso Bldg. I mean my Aunt is 78 and I don't want her to walk too far for the bus stop.

Here are my questions:
1) Are some of the suites side-by-side OR at least across from one another?
2) Are the suites in the Calypso done already? Looking for the newest section. My family is happy when they are in the newest possible rooms.
3) Is the freezer section of the refrigerator able to free ice cubes or do they have ice machines at the ASR?
4) Are you able to purchase a few things like milk and bread to have in my kitchenette or do we need to go off Disney grounds for that?

That's all for now. I may think of more later.

Thanks!
Our family Suite was located in building number #10 which is a Calypso building. The door to our right was a regular room but there were 2 Suites located to our left so there were total of 3 Suites right next to each other. This was the case in Calypso building #1 also. I did not go over to the Jazz buildings so I do not know how they were laid out there.

The freezer section was small and I was able to freeze my 3 small ice pacs in the freezer. There is an ice container on the counter and the ice machines are located on every floor just behind the elevators.

here is close up of the fridge;



There is a small area at the back of the gift shop that sells bread, milk and juice and a few other grocery items.

Have fun at Disney and I hope you enjoy the Suites as much as we did!
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Linda,

.......... One question, how was the fold out couch? Grandma (my mom) is planning on sleeping on it. Did you get a chance to lay down on it? Just wondering. I just want to be sure that everyone is comfortable. My kids could sleep on a rock if they are tired enough so, I am sure the smaller fold outs will be fine for them......


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Here are a couple of photos of the fold out chair. Notice how the back and seat cushion of the chair becomes the support for the bed.
There are no metal bars to dig into your back in these foldouts. They have metal frames but no metal bars under them.



See how the chair seat and back of the chair have become the support for the bed.
* NOTE the privacy curtain in the back by the bathroom room sink area.


Here is another photo of the fold out chair bed.



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Thanks Linda for all the great information. Now I'm even more excited for our trip!!! Can't wait!!!

One question: does the sofa follow the same concept as the chair, with not having any bar going across the middle?
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Linda,

Thank you so much for the great report!! Myself and my family really appreciate all that you do. The thorough responses and reports that you have are great!! This is our first trip to Disney and thanks to your input it will be a great one! We really feel that we have chosen the best resort/room for our family's needs. Keep up the great work. We really appreciate the response.

Thanks again!

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Photos of the living area at the Family Suites

Here are some photos of the Family Suites while we were there September 21,2006:

We just returned from a fabulous stay at All Star Music.

Here are some of my photos of the new Family Suites at All Star Music:

Here are some photos from the living area:



TV and storage dresser in living area.



Table and chairs in living area.



Living area.



TV with view of kitchenette.



Sitting in the red chair looking at the kitchenette.



I love this art print in the living area.



Chair folded out into bed. * note the seat and back cushion of chair support the bed.
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Photos of the kitchenette , sink, closet and bathroom

Here are some photos of the kitchenette and bathroom areas:



Fridge



Coffee pot.



Shelf with hooks on wall by bathroom



Sink area outside bathroom




Sink and bathroom.



Iron & Ironing board in closet area
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Photos of the master bedroom area

Here are some photos of the Master bedroom area.




Desk and TV in master bedroom.



Queensize bed, chair, and nightstand in master bedroom.



Art Print in master bedroom.



Master bedroom.



TV in the master bedroom.
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YEAH!!! I am so excited to see the photo's!!! Now I really can't wait for our stay in January

How was your trip? Hope you had a wonderfully magical time.

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Thank you for this great thread and report. We were considering staying at the ASMu Suites in March when it will be ME (42), Mom (70) and DD (12). We were wanting 2 rooms so we can put DD to bed and still be able to stay up. DD wanted her own bed and I want to be comfortable but these fold out beds look great!
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Thanks Linda for all the great information. Now I'm even more excited for our trip!!! Can't wait!!!

One question: does the sofa follow the same concept as the chair, with not having any bar going across the middle?
Yes. The sofa follows that same concept.

This is a paragraph taken from this website:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resor...te-review.html

All Star Music Resort Family Suites

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Both the chair and the ottoman open into bed. The chair opens to a twin size bed and the ottoman opens to a “junior” sized bed….about the size of a cot. The bed and the chair are amazing designs. The kids will think they are cool and Disney’s competitors are going to steal this idea. Watch for different versions of this to spring up everywhere.

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