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Old 07-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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All-Star Movie Preferred vs Standard room sections

I've read that the preferred sections for the All-Star Movies resort are Fantasia, 101 Dalmations and Toy Story. If this is true, does that leave only Love Bug and Mighty Ducks as standard rooms for those who don't want to pay to upgrade to the preferred rooms or are there some standard rooms alloted to the Toy Story, Fantasia and 101 Dalmation sections that you could potentially request?

Truth be told, the only theme that really appeals to me is Toy Story but as I look at the map, the Mighty Ducks section (least favourite alongside Love Bug) does seem to have an advantage location wise as long as you use the All-Star Music main pool, food court and bus station. Almost as though it's a preferred room section without having to pay for it...?
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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We stayed at ASMo in 2009 in a preferred section (Fantasia). After physically getting there, we saw how close the other sections were. In our opinion, the standard rooms were not that far away. I would choose Mighty Ducks in a heartbeat. Just my opinion.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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We walked the whole resort and did not find it too spread out. You could stay at Mighty Ducks and still be close to things at ASMo and ASMu. We stayed at Toy Story and were close to everything. I am sure there are some rooms that are hike from the main pool etc... But none that would have been deal breakers for me. We only paid preferred for the wow factor for my kids. They don't really know the other themes that well yet.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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As I understand it yes, it's only Mighty Ducks and Love Bug as the standard sections. That's one reason we only stayed at Movies once those sections just don't appeal to us.

Oddly enough we did stay at Movies on our first trip - they gave us a free 'upgrade' to the Toy Story section. Being newbies and essentially clueless we spent some time trying to figure out how it was an upgrade. We were looking out over a few trees and the parking lot. It wasn't until we got home that I found out about the different sections and preferred vs standard - duh!
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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My family stayed in the Mighty Ducks section back in '09. I really wanted the preferred Toy Story section, but it was sold out. Once we got there I realized that the buildings were very close to each other and the walk to the main building was not far at all.
I actually was glad we did not pay to upgrade because of how close we were to everything anyway
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