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Old 08-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #1411
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I'd like to know too. A hotel that is "clean and well kept" shouldn't be a nightmare for anyone.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #1412
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If you stay at an all star hotel you can use any of the pools at any of the All Star resorts. Honestly, if I were paying prefered and the pool were closed I would ask to be moved to prefered in one of the other value hotels where the pools were all open.

I don't think the front desk even knows when the pools are being refurbished. I once asked to be placed near a certain icon on check in and the person checking me in had no clue the icon exhisted. lol
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #1413
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So what made it "the worst" for you?
It just seemed like a cheap hotel the pools were so crowded we were there the last week of august and u couldn't even get near the pool. It was ridiculously noisy everywhere u went!! The bus stops were a joke! Ex. We were at DTD and it was pouring rain our stop was the furthest one away and we had no protection from the rain only a little bench! It just seemed like u get what u pay for kind of feeling! Now mind u it was 1997 when we stayed there! But I won't be going back! thank god we r DVC members now!
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:02 PM   #1414
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you were there 15 years ago.

a lot has changed since then, especially the bus locations for assp at the parks.


the first time i stayed at assp was the month after sports opened.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:44 AM   #1415
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Checking in tomorrow! I can't wait!

I'm going to take SO MANY pictures!
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #1416
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We just returned today from our stay at ASSp and the Surf's Up pool was not closed. They did have movies nightly, we were given a list of the movies planned for the week at check in. They do however move things indoors if the weather gets bad in the area. They use the back corner of the food court for the games and the movie.

Hope this helps anyone leaving soon.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:57 AM   #1417
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Yesterday, the Surfs Up pool was open and the baseball pool was closed.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #1418
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It just seemed like a cheap hotel the pools were so crowded we were there the last week of august and u couldn't even get near the pool. It was ridiculously noisy everywhere u went!! The bus stops were a joke! Ex. We were at DTD and it was pouring rain our stop was the furthest one away and we had no protection from the rain only a little bench! It just seemed like u get what u pay for kind of feeling! Now mind u it was 1997 when we stayed there! But I won't be going back! thank god we r DVC members now!
At DTD there is really no protection from rain from any of the hotel bus stops
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:44 PM   #1419
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Hey, where are my peeps???
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:56 PM   #1420
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Surfs Up pool is closed at the moment...I feel like an idiot because I didn't check and just requested Surf's Up to be close to everything and the dang feature pool, 30 feet from my room is closed.

Hard to be too upset since that makes my ground floor room quiet but not thrilled to have the main pool empty and unavailable on a holiday weekend.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:48 PM   #1421
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Surfs Up pool is closed at the moment...I feel like an idiot because I didn't check and just requested Surf's Up to be close to everything and the dang feature pool, 30 feet from my room is closed.

Hard to be too upset since that makes my ground floor room quiet but not thrilled to have the main pool empty and unavailable on a holiday weekend.
I thought someone posted about the pool rehab on the thread about that a month or so ago? I wonder if they would be willing to comp the extra fee for a prefered room if you ask since the pool is closed. The only reason I would book a prefered room is because the pool is right there.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #1422
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i had posted the closure of surfs up pool sometime back.

then the date was extended to near end of september.



someone in the thread did call about this situation.
they had booked preferred so they could be by the pool.

by their calling, they switched resorts.

no additional fee
i believe they posted their ddp/free was valid.


maybe the recent poster could switch hotels or at least have the additional $10 per night for preferred credited back to them.

it's worth a call.

info on pool closing still on the headers on the dis.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #1423
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Just got back from one night stay at Sports. Glad I didn't plan to go swimming in main pool had no idea it was closed until got there. I believe there is a sign on main entry gate saying please use the baseball pool. Perhaps it did but I don't remember sign saying anything about using pools at Music and Movies.

But what I noticed most was the difference in landscaping at Sports main pool compared to Music and Movies. There is a lot of tall, lush landscaping surrounding main pool at Sports. At other two resorts they are basically open to the surrounding area. At Sports you can barely see the pool when walking by.

Has it always been so landscaped and I why the difference between this All Star and the others?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #1424
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TOTALLY WEIRD QUESTION -

is there a power outlet near window???? we are decorating our window and need to know if we will need an extension cord

pleaseeeeee
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #1425
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TOTALLY WEIRD QUESTION -

is there a power outlet near window???? we are decorating our window and need to know if we will need an extension cord

pleaseeeeee
My room had a power outlet between the tv area and the window. I couldn't estimate a distance from memory though.
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