2 Rooms at Pop or AoA, or 1 Suite at AoA?

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  1. StrongholdMom

    StrongholdMom Earning My Ears

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    Hi all! Wondering if you could help me decide on a few things:

    1) Should we stay at AoA or Pop? I like the idea of staying at a brand new resort. We're planning for November 2013. This is our first time at a WDW Resort. We usually stay off-site at our Marriott Timeshares.

    2) Should we opt for 2 connecting rooms or a Family Suite at AoA? We are a party of 4 adults and 2 kids.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. TheRatPack

    TheRatPack Under penalty of law this tag not to be removed ex

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    I'd definitely pick 2 rooms at the POP. You'll have 4 beds and 2 bathrooms and then 2 of the mini fridges. The suites at AOA sleep 6 but I think it's aimed more toward families of 2 adults and 4 children with all the fold out furniture beds......not sure an adult would be comfortable on those for a week.

    Two rooms at AOA would be okay, but you're going to pay a lot more for them since it's a newer resort and the only wing that has connecting rooms is the Little Mermaid section, the rest are family suites. Here is a site that shows the layout: Art of Animation

    Here is the DIS thread on AOA too: Dis Art Of Animation Thread

    And the DIS thread about the POP :) POP Century~Unofficially the Grooviest thread

    You can always stay at POP and walk across the bridge to check out AOA :)

    Have fun planning :)
     
  4. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Id do two connecting rooms at Pop.


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  5. Singinglizzie

    Singinglizzie DIS Veteran

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    Just a reminder that connecting rooms aren't guaranteed. If you can afford the extra for the AOA suite - that is what I would do. Go while the resort is new. Personally I always prefer new if that is a choice. Plus the new pool looks awsome!!
     
  6. Upatnoon

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    Consider where you want to sleep and keep in mind these rooms will be smaller than the timeshares you likely have been staying in.

    With two values, you will have 4 full-size beds and two rooms, each with 277 square feet of space.

    With the AOA suite, you will have 1 queen, a table that converts to a bed and a sleeper sofa and 565 square feet of space.

    I recently stayed in a 2BR marriott timeshare, and we had a king-sized bed, two queen size beds and a sleeper sofa with 1074 square feet of space.

    If it was me picking, I would skip the suite with all those adults unless I could guarantee getting the queen-size bed!
     
  7. MMS1125

    MMS1125 "You can design and create, and build the most won

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    I'd go 2 rooms too but I'd probably stay at AoA since it's new. They are only like 10 bucks more than Pop a night not a lot of extra $$ like previously posted. I'd request connecting if you want them but I think nearby would be ok since its more adults? just an assumption
     
  8. MistressMerryweather

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    I'd do AOA. If you are used to bigger, maybe do the suites. If it doesn't matter to you either way, do two rooms. That is what we are doing in Sep/Oct. We are a family of 6, 2 adults and 4 kids. We are arriving early in the morning and fingers crossed we can get connecting rooms.
     
  9. summerw

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    Why not let the adults who would have to sleep on the foldouts decide? We're getting a suite because my mom said she wouldn't mind the foldouts and she prefers the suite. I feel a lot less guilty about her sleeping on it since it's her choice. It doesn't seem like either choice could be wrong
     

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