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Old 03-29-2009, 07:53 AM   #1
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5 people where to stay?

4 adults and 1 11yr old

A family suite at a value OR POR (the ones that sleep 5)

Which is cheaper? Which one is better suited?
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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Above those options, I would look at Fort Wilderness Cabins. They sleep 6; there is a double bed and 2 bunk beds in a bedroom, then the living room has a pull-down Murphy bed that's a double bed. It's very comfortable.

In the family suite, there's only 1 actual bed and the others are fold-outs (a couch, a chair and an ottoman).

At POR, you'll have to pay additional adult fees for having 4 adults in one room. I'd rather pay a little more and have more space at FW.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:13 AM   #3
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thanks for the fort wildneress vote, but is costs quite a bit more then the Music Family suite.

so back to my orginal thoughts

Now I am thining of just staying in 2 value rooms? That seems to be the cheapest, and all I am missing is the kitchen sink,fridge and microwave?
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:15 AM   #4
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When I was booking, 2 rooms at pop were cheaper than the family suite.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:37 AM   #5
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I would not consider either of your original options. I would go with two rooms at a value.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:45 AM   #6
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Now I am thining of just staying in 2 value rooms? That seems to be the cheapest, and all I am missing is the kitchen sink,fridge and microwave?
We just did the same thing. Had one room booked at POR and switiched to 2 at POP. The price was a little more, like 130, for the entire week. With the free dining it was only 2724 for the week with 8 day hoppers. But now we have 4 beds and 2 bathrooms. I was very concerned we would be cramped. The family suite did not appeal to us since it really only has one bed and the other are pullouts. But other people really enjoy them. We're not concerned about the fridge, micro, and coffeepot. We'll get the mugs for the coffee anyway. And if needed, there is a micro at the food court. Hope this helps!!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:47 AM   #7
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I'd take 2 rooms at a Value over the Suite.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:49 AM   #8
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I'm in the same boat. Me and my sister, her two darlings, and my one. I love the way the FW cabins look, and eating breakfast everyday would save$$, but 2 rooms at a value would give us a break from each other. (My DSis going to be 12 and her's are 8 and 6). My DS is voting for 2 seperate rooms. But since I'm footing the bill...I kinda have to look at all sides. I think we're gonna be at WDW for 10 days, We'll probably only sleep and shower there. So POR would be cheapest option... but 2 rooms at a value are not that much more and we'd have 2 bathrooms!!a bonus in the morning for sure!!
Good luck with whatever you decide, and let us know how it works out!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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I would do the Family Suite. The kitchenette was very nice to have. A coffee pot for coffee in the morning, a microwave for microwave bacon, and a fridge for milk, soda, and whatever else you would like to keep cold. Remember if you want a fridge in a regular value room, you will have to pay $10 plus tax each night for it.

Also, all of the Family Suites are located in the prefered buildings, which would be an addtitional $15 per room per night if you want that location for your regular rooms. So yes the Family Suites cost a little more, but you are getting more for your money.

I shared the couch pull out with my 13yr old niece, and it slept like a regular bed. Disney had them specialy designed without that bar running underneath you back that normal pull outs have. It was very comfy. My 16yr old nephew slept on the chair pull out, and he had no complaints.

It was nice too to be able to have a couch or chair to sit on at night and watch tv for a while, instead of having to sit on a bed.

Fuuny thing is, we did a trip after our stay in the Family Suites where we stayed in 2 connecting rooms. And even the kids said they would rather have stayed in a Family Suite again.
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The OP has 4 adults in the party which makes the price of the moderate go up when staying in one room. When booking two rooms (i.e. at a value) there are no additional adult charges with 2 adults per room. The cost difference between these two options gets really small...
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I just wanted to add that there is no addition adult charge at the All Star Family Suites either.
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We have 5 and generally choose two rooms at the Values.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:08 PM   #13
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It dpends a little onthemake up of your family, but I think the suites are kind of nice. WHen we've stayed at the regular value rooms, I deeply miss the lack of fridge and coffee maker. ANd I should add, this last time, we ended up getting afridge and buying a coffee maker (we had a car).

I really think next time, I'm going to skip the grocery store trip. I just don't want to spend my Disney time driving all over. I know my way around the area, and it's still a pain!

I like the fridge so I can have coffee with milk in the am. But even if you don't plan any meals in te room or anything, it's nice to have a table where you can sit and have drink or snack,or just chat. And I dont spend a whole lot of time in the room.

I also just like the set up of the suites. It seems like it would be easier to keep things organized, with a larger group, that is essential.

Typically though the suites are NOT included in discount promos.

My only other question, with the suites do you get two bathrooms?
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #14
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It dpends a little onthemake up of your family, but I think the suites are kind of nice. WHen we've stayed at the regular value rooms, I deeply miss the lack of fridge and coffee maker. ANd I should add, this last time, we ended up getting afridge and buying a coffee maker (we had a car).

I really think next time, I'm going to skip the grocery store trip. I just don't want to spend my Disney time driving all over. I know my way around the area, and it's still a pain!

I like the fridge so I can have coffee with milk in the am. But even if you don't plan any meals in te room or anything, it's nice to have a table where you can sit and have drink or snack,or just chat. And I dont spend a whole lot of time in the room.

I also just like the set up of the suites. It seems like it would be easier to keep things organized, with a larger group, that is essential.

Typically though the suites are NOT included in discount promos.

My only other question, with the suites do you get two bathrooms?
Yes, the suites have 2 bathrooms, and 2 TVs. My understanding is that the suites ARE included in the promos, but there are so few of them (and they are in high demand already) that it is verrrrrry difficult to get one on a discount (but definitely worth a try -- there are cancellations)
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I just booked a suite at All Star Music with the free dining promotion.
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