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Old 06-19-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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Trying to plan for a family of 5 on a budget...kids older 15,16,& 26 if that helps.
Wondering which would you choose - ASMU OR ASMO & why? Pro's & Con's?
Two rooms or one family suite? I saw that ASMU has a family suite 235.00 per night - does ASMO also? Please help me decide what to do!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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Check out the double tree at DTD. Great transportation. You can walk to DTD. You will have a small kitchen area with a fridge and microwave.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
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Trying to plan for a family of 5 on a budget...kids older 15,16,& 26 if that helps.
Wondering which would you choose - ASMU OR ASMO & why? Pro's & Con's?
Two rooms or one family suite? I saw that ASMU has a family suite 235.00 per night - does ASMO also? Please help me decide what to do!!
ASMo does not have suites. If you want a family suite at a value resort, you will need to book either ASMu or AoA.

There really is not much of a difference between the AllStar resorts other than theming. The rooms are all laid out in the same manner and the bus systems run in a similar manner. ASSp's food court will be undergoing a rehab beginning 7/31/13 thru 12/26/13. It might be a bit inconvenient even though they will be running shuttle buses to the other AllStar resorts during meal times. So, I would avoid staying there.

My preference with older children would be to get 2 separate rooms so that everyone gets a real bed. The ASMu family suites have a pullout sofa and chair that convert to beds. Having a microwave in the room is nice and the regular rooms don't have them, but I would rather have a comfortable bed for everyone.
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ASMo does not have suites. If you want a family suite at a value resort, you will need to book either ASMu or AoA.

There really is not much of a difference between the AllStar resorts other than theming. The rooms are all laid out in the same manner and the bus systems run in a similar manner. ASSp's food court will be undergoing a rehab beginning 7/31/13 thru 12/26/13. It might be a bit inconvenient even though they will be running shuttle buses to the other AllStar resorts during meal times. So, I would avoid staying there.

My preference with older children would be to get 2 separate rooms so that everyone gets a real bed. The ASMu family suites have a pullout sofa and chair that convert to beds. Having a microwave in the room is nice and the regular rooms don't have them, but I would rather have a comfortable bed for everyone.
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Would also price out POP, my older kids love it there. Design is fun for older set. You can also walk across the bridge and eat at AoA food court as well. Both have nice menus. POP footprint is well laid out and no room is too far. I always book standard there and it's only a couple minute walk to everything.

If you are stuck on AMO or ASMu then I def would pick AMO. No matter where, TWO rooms for lots of bedding and still two baths.
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Trying to plan for a family of 5 on a budget...kids older 15,16,& 26 if that helps.
Wondering which would you choose - ASMU OR ASMO & why? Pro's & Con's?
Two rooms or one family suite? I saw that ASMU has a family suite 235.00 per night - does ASMO also? Please help me decide what to do!!
I'd get 2 seperate rooms. We stayed in ASMu Family Suite last week with my husband, myself, 13 year old DD and 17 year old DS.

The sleeper sofa was awful. My DD ended up just sleeping on the sofa itself. The pull out chair was good. My DS took that and it was comfy.

The pull out ottoman was too small for me at 5'6". I tried it one night when my husbands snoring drove me nuts.

The queen bed in the bedroom was hard as a rock.

Next time if my DS comes with us in 3 years, we'll either try the AoA Suites or just get 2 rooms (my preference - one room for girls, one for the guys.)
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Another vote for two rooms. The convenience of 'space' usually gets cancelled by the convenience of actual beds for everybody, plus two bathrooms.

I like ASMo themeing more, but apart from that they basically have the same offerings. Take note of the ASSp food court refurb, as it could mean more people at ASMu's food court.

As another poster said, you should also look at POP.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #8
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If I were you, I'd have a Disney travel agent look into the best deals for you...their services are free, and it's much easier to let someone else do the planning.

Have you considered a Deluxe, like Contemporary or Beach Club? Their standard rooms have 2 queen beds and a day bed (plenty big enough for an adult). While those rooms are more expensive, they're actually not too bad if you can be flexible with your dates and go during value season, while Disney's running a good room discount. If you can go during a "special offer" and catch the usual 30% off Deluxe rooms, you'll be able to get a standard room at one of these resorts for not too much more than you'd pay for a Family Suite at ASM. Or, look into renting DVC points and getting a villa - you can also find good deals by going that route, as well!
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