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Old 02-07-2011, 06:16 AM   #901
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:46 AM   #902
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No toasters---just a microwave oven, small fridge (but not the really tiny ones) and a word of warning about the coffee maker-it is very small. We drove to WDW and brought our own coffee maker and were happy we did. Also, as a previous poster said, the bowls they provide are tiny. I bought some of the styrofoam ones and brought them with us, and everyone preferred to use these.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:26 PM   #903
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Anyone driving or the adventurous flier; Walgreen's has toaster, elec water pot, omelet fryer and other cook items for $9.99 each. I saw this today 2/7/11

I loved making breakfast swiftly or having water for noodle cups at hand.
The ones I take I bought at Target two years ago for $8.88 each.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #904
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Back from our holiday and we really enjoyed our family suite at ASM! We loved having two bathrooms, access to a fridge and a parents retreat bedroom!! We lucked out and had a room in the Jazz building facing the parking lot, which really faces trees (room 2514) and it was super quiet. A hop skip and jump to the pool/laundry and the cafeteria!
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:49 AM   #905
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Back from our holiday and we really enjoyed our family suite at ASM! We loved having two bathrooms, access to a fridge and a parents retreat bedroom!! We lucked out and had a room in the Jazz building facing the parking lot, which really faces trees (room 2514) and it was super quiet. A hop skip and jump to the pool/laundry and the cafeteria!
How close is the Jazz building, in relation to the Calypso, to the bus stops? I was wondering if I should call WDW and request a certain building. I don't mind the Calypso, BUT, it is VERY close to the pools and I would prefer someplace a little quieter.

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Old 02-14-2011, 12:04 AM   #906
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Thank You!

I just read this entire thread! We are staying in September. Thanks everyone for all the information and pictures!
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:52 AM   #907
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How close is the Jazz building, in relation to the Calypso, to the bus stops? I was wondering if I should call WDW and request a certain building. I don't mind the Calypso, BUT, it is VERY close to the pools and I would prefer someplace a little quieter.

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The Calypso buildings are the first set and the Jazz is the second set of buildings. We were in Jazz when we stayed in the suites. The walk from our room was maybe two minutes.
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Are the pull-outs comfy?

My DH's sister from Germany is visiting us in May, and I am trying to convince him that we should go to Disney for 4 days. If I can convince him, it would be me, DH, DS16months, my mom, and his sister (an adult). He is being very picky: he wants a two-bedroom villa accomodation at a value or mod price-point! Which I know isn't going to happen! I know that the family suites aren't going to be his "perfect" room, but it is a compromise (I hope he sees it that way) since I was trying to get us there for the cheapest amount possible (4 adults all the way around makes it a bit expensive, lol). The family suites look very nice and I know there are some things that he would like about them, but he keeps finding things to be negative about, and I know one of them would be the pull-out beds and having his sister sleep on one of them. So, now to get to my real question: From people who have actually slept on the beds (adults, preferably) were they comfortable? Did they feel like a pull-out (i.e. feel like you had springs in your back all night)? Or did they feel more like a regular bed? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:30 PM   #909
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My DH's sister from Germany is visiting us in May, and I am trying to convince him that we should go to Disney for 4 days. If I can convince him, it would be me, DH, DS16months, my mom, and his sister (an adult). He is being very picky: he wants a two-bedroom villa accomodation at a value or mod price-point! Which I know isn't going to happen! I know that the family suites aren't going to be his "perfect" room, but it is a compromise (I hope he sees it that way) since I was trying to get us there for the cheapest amount possible (4 adults all the way around makes it a bit expensive, lol). The family suites look very nice and I know there are some things that he would like about them, but he keeps finding things to be negative about, and I know one of them would be the pull-out beds and having his sister sleep on one of them. So, now to get to my real question: From people who have actually slept on the beds (adults, preferably) were they comfortable? Did they feel like a pull-out (i.e. feel like you had springs in your back all night)? Or did they feel more like a regular bed? Thanks in advance for your help!
IF your dh is like my oldest ds, I know it is a disaster to have a battle of the beds

I know my dh will not want the pull out when he can have a bed.....no matter what a pull out is not a Serta and adult son with his bad back wants a mod room at minimum if we could go. )
On the road he will have me call hotels to see what mattresses they have. If traveling he takes his memory foam topper.

Then dh would whine why should ds and dgrandson have the bedroom, (so we do not wake dgs) We have stayed at the value connecting rooms dh liked, and the POR ds was happy with that. DS insist on the comfort of mods. When he is paying he can stay where he likes. If he does not want to keep in the budget and the excitement of a suite, then all those not happy, please stay home.

I think to save the sanity you may need to consider going off site with a search for rates. Either that or heads up that you want the trip, can he suck it up for the few nights not to argue, or pay the $$$

Or all those not in favor with the budget and plan, can elect to stay home.

I know the connecting rooms or attached is nice, but you loose the kitchenette and nice set up.
I would really love a trip, and would really love the suites. It may be that dh or ds stays home. life is too short to have the petty whining.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:58 PM   #910
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I just read this entire thread! We are staying in September. Thanks everyone for all the information and pictures!


I read the first few and last few, but I feel drawn to make a pop quiz!

I did read that the Dolphin confusion over the size of the Queen in the suite and Dolphin doubles was answered on a link I was reading.

The Dolphin double is one inch longer then the Queen in the suite...

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Old 02-19-2011, 09:32 AM   #911
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I pirced out the ASMuFS for late August with the public discount on the DIsney site. I can get the suites for $400 more (10 days) than POR. I really would like the AS but am now rethinking....is it worth it or should I switch to POR? (which I really don't love but it's the only mod that can fit 5).
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:44 PM   #912
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I guess the decision for POR vs. Family Suite would be what you value. It's an extra $40 a night.
Consider:
1. The pool at POR has a slide ... will you or the kids be disappointed without one?
2. The kitchenette at ASMu means you could eat some breakfasts there with the micro and bigger fridge ... would you be able to bring some food, use a delivery service, or pick some food up to save you some of that extra money?
3. Is the bed setup -- queen in the bedroom, three beds in the living area -- better or worse for you than two doubles and a trundle? Would having a door between you and your kids allow everyone to sleep better? Do you plan to return to your resort for naps?
4. Would you use the TS restaurant or the boat to DTD at POR?
5. Would your kids enjoy the free poolside activities at ASMU or the activities offered at POR?

Honestly it comes down to whether that extra $400 buys you enough "value" to make it worth staying there. I think that's why anyone pays for any resort -- they value the convenience of a monorail, having queen beds, a nice view, walking distance to Epcot, a kitchen, etc.

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:39 PM   #913
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I pirced out the ASMuFS for late August with the public discount on the DIsney site. I can get the suites for $400 more (10 days) than POR. I really would like the AS but am now rethinking....is it worth it or should I switch to POR? (which I really don't love but it's the only mod that can fit 5).
Ten days is a long trip, I would try to get a suite if I could swing it. Or do you want to split it? An extra day to pack and have everything sent over to Music. maybe first 4 nights at POR and then switch for the last 6.

Is there something that can offset the extra amount? Maybe a yard sale, pt time job for an offset.
My dh is working two nights of security to help pay the medical we lost. Maybe a pt job like that is enough. It is 2 @ four hr shifts on Fri and Sat at a Fast Food 7 to 11, just keep kids from hanging in the parking lot or coming in and not ordering food. That is $68 take home a week.

Perhaps a budget for grocery's in a jar.If you save, put that amount away. It will just be a give and take. For time in watching sales and food bills you can save some cash to have the nicer format and enjoy the trip more.

Maybe even save up enough for a great character dinner. I stopped take out pizza and have been buying the Aldi extra cheese for Friday night and we save $25. This is just a stash for now no immediate plans or finances to travel.

Another area to cut was our Soda and gas. No running out trips for one item. It has to be one trip out to grocery, make returns, pick up mail at PO box, prescriptions, put in gas, we put in enough for the week not a fill up to avoid thinking about lots of unneeded trips.

I think to dream of what you could have had, for $40 a day more is worth finding the $400 more. even $200. Between then and now, can you do 10 weeks of saving cash stash. Use it to pay the balance.

Just brain storming for you.
I would love to dream of a trip and although I know I would love the suite, we will have to go with two rooms. Then there will be no men fighting for the Queen bed.
Have a blast whatever you choose.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:16 AM   #914
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Thanks! I am waiting for the rumors of FD to pan out before I make up my mind. The rumor is the value will offer free CS & the mods will offer free DDP. I'd rather have the free DDP (That's if the rumors are true & if I get a pin..hoping!!) anyway that gives me something else to ponder. AS Suite with free CS dining or POR with free DDP. I am jumping ahead of myself I know but that's what Disney planners do sometimes.
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Looks like the family suites would be great for a couple & children, but our traveling party is me (60), dd (40), 1teen & a 10yr old & 9yr old. I don't want to sleep with dd & since I pay half I sure don't want to sleep on a pull out. Those don't look comfy for an adult, lol. I would prefer that they put some double beds in some of the suites for odd couples, lol. We'll have 6 on our next trip so are opting for the 2 rooms at POP which is our fav value resort anyway. We may take a few snacks, but doesn't seem like a real vacay if I have to do any meal preparations so we don't need the fridge or micro. The Jr. Suites at Coronado Springs look very tempting altho not if you are on a budget.
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