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Old 04-12-2013, 08:16 AM   #16
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The busses will be a pain to get your dining locations. It could take over one hour to get to your location. The values do not have TS. Can you rent a car? Otherwise I would think a monorail or Epcot resort would be best.

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:17 PM   #17
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All good points ,as my husband needs a scooter for long walks we took a cab from POR TO GRF for dinner last March. My thoughts on using the better dining (well not better more) plan were that you could still use the QS BUT be able to do some signiture resteraunts or dinner shows-buffets. I wonder how expensive cabs are to the other resorts?
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #18
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I would choose a mod over a value just because the beds in the values are rock hard and are very crappy beds when you are going to be there for more than one night.

We have stayed at the All Star Music twice in a family suite and they have a very good food court. But the beds sucked.
I have had many stays at value resorts....have yet to have a less than fine bed!!! In fact, I've had worse beds at BWV!!! Not always, but it has happened!!! I have no issue with the beds at Pop. Other than they are doubles.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #19
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All good points ,as my husband needs a scooter for long walks we took a cab from POR TO GRF for dinner last March. My thoughts on using the better dining (well not better more) plan were that you could still use the QS BUT be able to do some signiture resteraunts or dinner shows-buffets. I wonder how expensive cabs are to the other resorts?
I usually try to plan my dining on where I'll be that day. If I'm staying at, say, Pop, and I'll be heading to MK that day? I don't make an ADR at Flying Fish at BW!! I'll make an ADR for say, California Grill or 'Ohana. That way, I can do there directly. I can freshen up a bit first.
The nice thing about Pop is that it's fairly close to the Epcot resorts, which offer some very good dining options. I think it's under $10 to get to YC/BC from Pop...not bad. Its a short ride. Then you have a lot of choices.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #20
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My husband and I travel to Disney in March for my Birthday week (march 20).This year we stayed at POR it was fun ,but we never made it into the pools or hot tubs,and we only went to downtown once on the boat. Last time we stayed at Poly and that just seemed over the top price wise. Iam pre planning for next year and am thinking about trying a value resort and splurging on the dining plan -deluxe. Any thoughts -pro or con ?Otherwise a moderate will be the choice.My husband does use a scooter and we just went to each park once ,but I plan to make dining reservations at some of the other resorts. I would like the option of a decent pool and food court,any thoughts on wich one is better ?I am turning 60 but really like the flower show and having parks to visit. Thanks Nan
Music is the least 'kid' themed, but it is the only allstar with family suites. I tend to use it for value stays because I dislike the in your face iconology of the other resorts. I've been happy with both my stays there. If you're willing to stay in the back areas they seem to be the least noisy.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #21
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We stayed at POP last August and found the resort to be very nice. A nice feature is that there is the bridge connecting you to AoA so you can visit over there. The only problem is that you are planning your vacation during Spring Break. The Values may be crowded. If you get a room on the outskirts it may be quieter.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:27 PM   #22
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I am 67 and we have stayed at all the values because we travel with my DD and her family and that is what they can afford. My favorite is ASMusic. We got a [referred room, ground floor by the pool. It was great. I also use a scooter and it fit just fine by the table & chairs. The pool is large enough trhat there is always a quiet spot even during the day. The food courts are good. If you go for an early breakfast go before 8 am. We often take a cab if going to a resort for dinner if not going right from a park.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #23
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My husband and I are in our mid 50's and the last 4 out of 5 trips we have stayed at Pop. We love it there. We spend all day at the parks and feel spending extras money on a room isn't necessary. Also, when we have traveled with our 3 sons and need an extra room it's cheaper. We have traveled from Wilderness Lodge to Pop by taxi and with tip it cost $20 which included tip (one way). We were at the Magic Kingdom and took transportation from there to Wilderness. I had requested a king bed on our last trip but didn't get one. Having two beds was just like having one king. His and Hers!! Happy Planning!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:36 AM   #24
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I just returned from 4 nts at Sports with my brother-in-law who uses a scooter. We had a HA room with roll-in shower than was on the third floor of Bldg 1. Even though it was the height of spring break (the week following Easter), the resort didn't seem super busy, and we enjoyed the location near the pool.

I thought the beds were very comfortable -- nobody in our party had any complaints in that area. I just wish the park hours would have let me sleep in more!

It's so easy to use Disney transportation with a scooter. It may not be as easy to get a cab that will accommodate one if you decide to go with that plan, or be sure to make a request for a taxi van that will accommodate the scooter and be sure to ask if there is an extra charge. Might not be, but it doesn't hurt to ask (we haven't used a HA taxi so wouldn't know).

I've stayed in all levels of resorts at WDW and this stay at Sports was actually one of my favorites. The location was quiet, we were so close to the food court and it had a lot of variety and options (a great hand-dipped ice cream counter with milkshakes for example). It was a quick ride to any of the parks. I had always heard horror stories about the values -- and there were a lot of spots teams and teen groups staying there -- but we didn't experience any of the negatives people talk about.
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I just returned from 4 nts at Sports with my brother-in-law who uses a scooter. We had a HA room with roll-in shower than was on the third floor of Bldg 1. Even though it was the height of spring break (the week following Easter), the resort didn't seem super busy, and we enjoyed the location near the pool.

I thought the beds were very comfortable -- nobody in our party had any complaints in that area. I just wish the park hours would have let me sleep in more!

It's so easy to use Disney transportation with a scooter. It may not be as easy to get a cab that will accommodate one if you decide to go with that plan, or be sure to make a request for a taxi van that will accommodate the scooter and be sure to ask if there is an extra charge. Might not be, but it doesn't hurt to ask (we haven't used a HA taxi so wouldn't know).

I've stayed in all levels of resorts at WDW and this stay at Sports was actually one of my favorites. The location was quiet, we were so close to the food court and it had a lot of variety and options (a great hand-dipped ice cream counter with milkshakes for example). It was a quick ride to any of the parks. I had always heard horror stories about the values -- and there were a lot of spots teams and teen groups staying there -- but we didn't experience any of the negatives people talk about.
I've stayed in most of the resorts too, and the Sports is one that I keep going back to as well. It just has a very laid back comfortable feeling. The area around the surfs up pool especially has a nice atmosphere.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:13 AM   #26
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I admit. I'm nit much if a value resort fan, but if I did stay at a value, I'd pic AoA. We've only stayed at Pop one night Pre package at WL.

Given the mobility difficulty I'd suggest a stay at POFQ. It's a small resort, compact and easy to get around. And beautiful landscaping.
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The standard Mermaid rooms at AoA are a loooong way from the main bldg. For the person with the scooter it may not seem bad, but the non-scooting companion might not appreciate it. We stayed there in Dec. I was in a HA suite with my parents, but my BIL and sister were in LM with their scooter and a non HA room because there were non available for booking. It was a long haul just from Lion King over to their room. And their room didn't have much space for the ECV. so if choosing AoA with a scooter, definitely get a HA room with wheelchair access.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #28
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Thanks so much everyone I will price all resorts when the packages come out for 2014. If the price is good then I think I will have to try it. I also planned on eating at the parks on tose days there and maybe cab it from resort at least after dinner. I have a lot of fun choosing differant resteraunts that we haven't tried yet. Nan
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:47 PM   #29
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We have stayed at the Poly several times but on our last trip, we tried ASMo. Although they are two very different experiences, they are also two very different price levels. That being said, we found ASMo to fit our needs (and budget). However, my biggest issue with ASMo (and since it had just been renovated, I'm assuming the issue is the same at all the Values)...I thought the beds were miserably uncomfortable!!

I've never had an issue with a bed at Disney (always stayed Deluxe) in the past. I'm always dog tired so sleep has never been an issue for me at Disney...except when we stayed at ASMo. It felt like I was sleeping on a board and I tossed and turned every night.

That's just my 2 cents worth. Will it keep me from staying there again? Absolutely not. I just won't expect "good sleep" next time like I've always had at the Deluxe resorts.

I did enjoy the food court much more than at AKL and Poly...a lot more variety. Yes, it can get busy, but we always avoid the busy meal times so it wasn't an issue for us.

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