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Old 04-14-2014, 01:20 PM   #2791
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So, ALL of Toy Story and Dalmations are preferred?
The only reliable working info I know is that Toy Story, 101 Dalmatians, and Fantasia are preferred, with Love Bug and Mighty Ducks standard.

As to the "all" part, one day on this thread someone posted that parts of Toy Story and Dalmatians may have standard rooms that can be assigned, but I have not been able to double-check that information anywhere else.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:57 PM   #2792
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The only reliable working info I know is that Toy Story, 101 Dalmatians, and Fantasia are preferred, with Love Bug and Mighty Ducks standard.

As to the "all" part, one day on this thread someone posted that parts of Toy Story and Dalmatians may have standard rooms that can be assigned, but I have not been able to double-check that information anywhere else.
I have never seen the statement about Standard rooms in Toy Story and Dalmatians corroborated. As far as I know all of Love Bug and all of Mighty Ducks are Standard rooms, everything else is Preferred.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:55 AM   #2793
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Have you tried Google Earth? I have found that very helpful when I need a "real life" view of Disney property. You can zoom in pretty close and get a good idea.
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Either building is fine. I was in building 3.

When you're at the Music bus stop, you can see building 2 of Movies to your right (as you're facing a bus). But I'd recommend your first use of the Music bus stop should be going to a park, not coming back. Then you'll have a better idea how the locations relate to where your room is.

As suggested above, getting a satellite Google map of All-Star Movies can help see just how close the Ducks buildings are to the Music buildings.

Apparently yesterday my head cold got the best of me, cuz I totally found the map now.. LOL But I will have to check out google earth (I hate to admit I've NEVER used it before, so the first time for something Disney is great )

We arrive late on a Monday (land at 630, hotel at 730) so I figure I would get the kids settled and then just take a little walk and figure it out. We won't be hitting the park until the morning so we have a bit of time.

Thanks for you help
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:25 PM   #2794
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Quick question. I've looked at the tv channels for the resorts and am not totally impressed with the lineup. I know there is wi-fi available. Would be useful to take my roku? Or is the wi-fi too spotty for that?
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #2795
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Quick question. I've looked at the tv channels for the resorts and am not totally impressed with the lineup. I know there is wi-fi available. Would be useful to take my roku? Or is the wi-fi too spotty for that?
I don't have a definitive answer (don't even know if you can hook up a Roku), but FWIW: other than morning, my sons never have sufficient wifi bandwidth (if that is the word) to stream youtube or other video in any onsite resort we've stayed at. And, they try to do this every evening, every trip, for years. Just too many people using the wifi in the evening I guess. (I've never had a problem reading text pages - news - on my ipad, though. Just the video streaming/downloading doesn't work or 'spins' for a long time.)
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I don't have a definitive answer (don't even know if you can hook up a Roku), but FWIW: other than morning, my sons never have sufficient wifi bandwidth (if that is the word) to stream youtube or other video in any onsite resort we've stayed at. And, they try to do this every evening, every trip, for years. Just too many people using the wifi in the evening I guess. (I've never had a problem reading text pages - news - on my ipad, though. Just the video streaming/downloading doesn't work or 'spins' for a long time.)
OK. Thanks. That about what I thought.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:45 PM   #2797
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So excited!

Just booked All Star Movies for Nov 19-24th, sort of a last minute thing since we are going to Aulani in August. I have stayed at ASM before and loved it and I thought my twins who love Toy Story would enjoy it!
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:13 PM   #2798
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Anyone know if there are King bed rooms in the Toy Story buildings ? We are 2 adults going, and would much prefer a King bed (BF is 6'2... needs lots of space!). BF is also a huge Buzz Lightyear fan and as this will be his first trip to Disney World, so I want to make it extra special. We are going Sept. 2 - 10, I have not booked a preferred room... Hoping for an upgrade at check-in, or else I will pay the difference to surprise him !
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:27 PM   #2799
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I know I've read that there is a microwave to use in the food court, but somehow I missed it last fall when we stayed. Can anyone tell me what area of the food court it's in? Can't believe I could've missed it. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:36 AM   #2800
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So I'm sorry if this is a repeat question but I just want to clarify.. If I don't spend another $10 per night for a preferred room then we will have a standard room. And the only standard rooms are herbie & mighty ducks?? Is that right?? My kids have no clue who they are but I REALLY don't want to spend another $80 just for a better themed room... Ugh 😔
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So I'm sorry if this is a repeat question but I just want to clarify.. If I don't spend another $10 per night for a preferred room then we will have a standard room. And the only standard rooms are herbie & mighty ducks?? Is that right?? My kids have no clue who they are but I REALLY don't want to spend another $80 just for a better themed room... Ugh 😔
Correct, the standard room section at Movies are Mighty Ducks and Love Bug. I agree with you about saving the money.

I'd suggest requesting the Mighty Ducks section as you are so close to All-Star Music (buses, food court, and main pool) you can take advantage of both resorts if you want.
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I know I've read that there is a microwave to use in the food court, but somehow I missed it last fall when we stayed. Can anyone tell me what area of the food court it's in? Can't believe I could've missed it. Thanks!
When we were there in September there were 2 microwaves...one near the bar closer to the pool area door, one back behind the ice cream area. Hope that makes sense!
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #2803
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So I'm sorry if this is a repeat question but I just want to clarify.. If I don't spend another $10 per night for a preferred room then we will have a standard room. And the only standard rooms are herbie & mighty ducks?? Is that right?? My kids have no clue who they are but I REALLY don't want to spend another $80 just for a better themed room... Ugh ��
To me that money is more than worth it to get closer to the main building and the theming,but that is just me.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:24 PM   #2804
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We're staying at the All-Star Movies at the end of June and I'm not sure what I should put as my "preference" for when I do the online check-in. I'm thinking of doing Mighty Ducks because it is closest to All-Star Music, but should we be doing rooms at Toy Story or Fantasia instead if they are preferred? We're bringing my niece & nephew along, too, so themeing is definitely playing a part in our decision, but walking distance to the bus/quick service area is also a big deal!
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:28 PM   #2805
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We're staying at the All-Star Movies at the end of June and I'm not sure what I should put as my "preference" for when I do the online check-in. I'm thinking of doing Mighty Ducks because it is closest to All-Star Music, but should we be doing rooms at Toy Story or Fantasia instead if they are preferred? We're bringing my niece & nephew along, too, so themeing is definitely playing a part in our decision, but walking distance to the bus/quick service area is also a big deal!

If you're going preferred, go for Toy Story building 10! It's nice and quiet. Not near a pool, but close enough to get to it. I just stayed in TS 10 last week and loved the location.
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