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Old 03-27-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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ASMU family suites vs POR Riverside alligator bayou for 5

We are on a bounce back promotion with free dinning for september 24 to october 3.
I got a very good deal on CSR: 10 days for $3560.00 with park hoopers.
Its me DD24, DS25,DD16 , but now , a friend of my daughter, 16 also, wants to come along. Life has been rough on her, so even though I am willing to lose the great deal, I am happy she will stay with us.
Since it's a Bounce Back , AoA is not in the Promotion, so for the price it only gives me two choices:
-Port Orleans Alligator bayou or the family suites at All Star Music.
Any input out there will be very appreciated!
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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The 5th bed at POR is meant for a child 9 or under. You would be a lot more comfortable in the ASMU suite. There is a queen sized bed in the master bedroom, and three singles in the other room. You'd also get a second bathroom, which looks like a must with ages of all the girls.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:00 PM   #3
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The 5th bed at POR is meant for a child 9 or under. You would be a lot more comfortable in the ASMU suite. There is a queen sized bed in the master bedroom, and three singles in the other room. You'd also get a second bathroom, which looks like a must with ages of all the girls.
Great information. Thanks!

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I would go with the family suite, for the fact that it has 2 bathrooms. A definite plus!
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I would go with the family suite, for the fact that it has 2 bathrooms. A definite plus!
does the ASMU suites have a Washing machine ?
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Unfortunately no.
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You'll be much happier in the family suite. You get bedroom with Queen bed, desk and side chair. Living room with full size sleep sofa, twin chair bed and ottoman that turns into a bed. Two TVs. Two full baths plus two closets. And kitchenette with microwave, coffee pot, small fridge and lots of storage. I broght a cheap $10 toaster with me too.

I think you'll all be tripping over each other at POR. It was much easier to keep the room organized in the suite.

Will you still get regular DDP at with the suite at the value resort or just quick service?
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And one room at POR is awfully small for 3, adult sized people.
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does the ASMU suites have a Washing machine ?
No, but all resorts have (for pay) laundry facilities by the pool.
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You'll be much happier in the family suite. You get bedroom with Queen bed, desk and side chair. Living room with full size sleep sofa, twin chair bed and ottoman that turns into a bed. Two TVs. Two full baths plus two closets. And kitchenette with microwave, coffee pot, small fridge and lots of storage. I broght a cheap $10 toaster with me too.

I think you'll all be tripping over each other at POR. It was much easier to keep the room organized in the suite.

Will you still get regular DDP at with the suite at the value resort or just quick service?
I will have to upgrade the dinning plan......
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You'll be much happier in the family suite. You get bedroom with Queen bed, desk and side chair. Living room with full size sleep sofa, twin chair bed and ottoman that turns into a bed. Two TVs. Two full baths plus two closets. And kitchenette with microwave, coffee pot, small fridge and lots of storage. I broght a cheap $10 toaster with me too.

I think you'll all be tripping over each other at POR. It was much easier to keep the room organized in the suite.

Will you still get regular DDP at with the suite at the value resort or just quick service?
How is the waiting for the buses ? I belive that this is the last resort the buses come by, am I correct ?
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And one room at POR is awfully small for 3, adult sized people.
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At ASMu Suites you will get a "bedroom with one queen-size bed; a living area with a double-size sleeper sofa; a sleeper chair; a sleeper ottoman". I know people have said the chair/ottoman are comfortable but for all adults I just don't see this as a good fit comfort wise or for your group makeup.

You could get two value resort rooms which would give you an extra bed with still having two bathrooms. You and DS could share a room with your own double beds, while your older daughter gets a double bed and your younger DD/Friend share a bed. This would also give you two fridges.

Looking at your dates it appears that two rooms at a value will add up to less than the ASMu suite whether you do POP or Allstars. The little extra may help with the dining plan upgrade and for that long of a trip you want to upgrade!

A plus for POP is dedicated bus system and walking over the bridge to eat at AoA which has a very good food court with many extras, particularly in the snack credit area.
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How is the waiting for the buses ? I belive that this is the last resort the buses come by, am I correct ?
Nope. When the All Stars share a bus, the Music is the second stop out of the three resorts. In my experience, sharing a bus is the exception, not the rule. Each All Star has it's own bus the majority of the time.
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