All Star Music FAQ thread and tips

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  1. cstooge462

    cstooge462 Earning My Ears

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    Okay so I have noticied a lot of threads about Disney resorts, but there is non dedicated to All Star Music, so I decided to start one. I will be there in Sept for 10 nights and I would love to know some tips and what are your favorite things about this resort.
    Thanks
     
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  3. jonna30

    jonna30 Mouseketeer

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    Thank you!!! I feel like the ASMu is "ignored" by everyone but "Linda" on theses boards. We also are eagerly anticipating our stay in Sept. HOWEVER, I wish that I knew way more about what to expect.
     
  4. minnie61650

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    Congrats on starting a All Star Music FAQ thread:

    All Star Music has a rose garden near the broadway section.
    It is very nice place to sit and relax.

    Music has added games and contests by the pool in the afternoon and has movies by the pool at 9 PM.

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    From this website:

    http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=wd070618mg

    As we noted on last week's MousePlanetWatch news podcast, We've gotten a couple of reports about the "something special" that we were told to keep our eyes out for at All-Star Music and Yacht & Beach Club. At All-Star Music, we've heard that folks have found karaoke sessions for dance parties near the pools, a nightly movie by the Calypso pool and in increase of staff to make it easier for guests to find assistance. ......

    Music has added games and contests by the pool in the afternoon and has movies by the pool at 9 PM.


    Here is a review thread about the Family Suites and it also tells about the activities and buses at All Star Music:

    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1545385

    And a review of All Star Music from this thread:
    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1551973&page=2

    It seems to me that All Star Music is trying harder.

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    All Star Music is my favorite resort. It tends to be the quietest of all the values.


    All Star Music just underwent a refurbishment of all of the rooms and was completed in June 2007.


    Here is a website with photos of the newly refurbished rooms at All Star Music.

    Look at the Jazz Inn section with new posted:

    http://allearsnet.com/acc/g_asmu.htm

    Please see my info thread For the resons why I enjoy All Star Music so much.

    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=18641909#post18641909

    Have fun at Disney!:wizard:
     
  5. Family Fun Mom

    Family Fun Mom <font color=green>No longer tagless... my wit has

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    Thanks for starting this thread! I have three top contenders for my trip next year, two rooms at POP, SOG, or ASMu family suites. As of right now, ASMu is in the lead. This thread may be just what I need to clinch it :goodvibes
     
  6. disneymath

    disneymath DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for starting this thread. My family and I are looking at ASMu Family Suites for December! Hopefully there are many DISers out there who can help supplement "Linda's" info! :goodvibes
     
  7. Family Fun Mom

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    Is it true that there are never any pins, codes, or discounts offered for the family suites? Even during times like the Wonderful Weeks of Disney?
     
  8. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

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    The last several times Disney offered codes there were discounts on the family suites.
     
  9. winterman

    winterman DIS Veteran

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    I'm going to keep an eye on this thread. After two stays at POP, we are looking to try some place different. Linda has me just about convinced but I want to see what other people have to say too. I would especially like to here more about the food court ( and how it compares to POP's.)

    Our next trip will be late April, early May. I would love to stay at POFQ (we loved our one visit there.) But DH has problems with the cost, so I'm looking at ASMu as a cheaper, but pleasant alternative.

    :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
     
  10. cstooge462

    cstooge462 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you alll so much for posting. :goodvibes I agree that All Star has been ignored so lets hope to put an end to that. I have a laundry question and hoping that someone will have the answer. I will be at ASMU for 10 days and will probably need to do some laundry during one of our afternoon breaks. Can anyone tell me how much does it cost to wash and dry and are the laundry areas busy mid afternoon?

    Also "Linda" if you are out there we would love to hear some of your tips.:thumbsup2
     
  11. bugsbuni70

    bugsbuni70 Earning My Ears

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    I stayed at Pop in May. Im staying At All Star Music for the first time. Thanks for the info. Are the games and movies my 5yr would be able do?:banana:
     
  12. 10_Kyle_10

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    Cant wait till Oct! First time staying @ Music...Does anyone know if the movies will continue running at 9pm? or was this a summer peak thing?
     
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    I'm here.:wave2:

    Tips to reduce room noise at your resort

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    I stay at the values quite often and have never had an issue with noise.

    The noise issues come with :

    1. The main pool is located very close to some of the value rooms.

    The themed pools at the mods and deluxes are set away from the rooms.

    Tip: Ask for a room facing away or located a ways from the main pool.

    2. Turbo toilets

    The Values are newer and have the turbo toilets.
    * Note: AKL,OKW and SSR also have the turbo toilets.

    Tip: Close your bathroom door at night because noise travels through the plumbing.

    3. Connecting rooms

    About 50% of the value rooms have connecting doors.

    Noise will travel under the connecting doors in a room.

    Tip: If you have noisy neighbors open your connecting door and place a rolled up bath towel on the floor between then close and lock your connecting door.

    Some Guests have found that using a fan or white noise machigan helps them sleep better.

    These tips should help you get a restful sleep wherever you choose to stay.

    Have fun at Disney!:wizard:
     
  14. disneymath

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    The towel trick between the connecting doors is one I never would have thought of.
     
  15. Disneyholic

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    Were the codes just for packages or room only? I have a room only family suite booked for the end of October and couldn't get a AAA rate for it but didn't have any codes to book with when I booked it. Were they AP, General Public or Disney VISA?
    It would really be nice to get a discount on the room since DD & her DH are going with us on a budget trip and we would all like to save a little money on the room to spend elsewhere in the World.:thumbsup2
     
  16. kath1210

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    This thread is a great idea!

    We just returned from a trip to ASMu, our first since October 2005, when I fell in love with this resort. The renovated rooms are just gorgeous! The beds are comfortable, the new carpet is so cute with Mickey heads all over, and the wood furnishings are very beautiful.

    We really like the food court and the pools, and the landscaping is so lush. In fact, after "remembering" why we fell in love with ASMu, we changed our Christmas reservations from one room at the Beach Club to two rooms at ASMu. Saved a lot of money, and we'll have two TVs, two bathrooms, and 4 beds! We always rent a car, and drive almost everywhere, so proximity to a theme park is not such a big deal for us.

    Here are some pictures of the renovated rooms:

    New bedspreads

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    Towel Mickey head

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    New table and chairs

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    Close-up of table with Mickey heads

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    New armoire

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    New bathroom curtain with bowed rod

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    New toiletries - soap and shampoo/conditioner combo (smelled great)

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    New headboard and lights

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    Rack to hang coats, etc.

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    :cool1: :banana: :woohoo: :cheer2: :dance3:

    That's great news! I'll have to keep close watch on that.
     
  18. JAA'smom

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    I have a couple of questions. Do they have the frozen cokes like at POP? Also, what kind of movies do they show? Just cartoons or is it a mix? Thanks this is my families first stay here and we are really excited.:banana:
     
  19. Babboo

    Babboo Earning my Ears with SharkyGoddess

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    Not at all. We just used the Visa codes but found it less expensive to get two adjoining rooms than a single family suite - even after adding the fridge. I can't find my notes but IIRC the difference was more than $400 between the two.

    Those codes were just recently released for the Disney Visas.
     
  20. Patti_C

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    Can you move the bed against the wall? If they do move I thought it might give me more room.
     
  21. P&L@WDW

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    I can't wait. I stayed at AS Music for my last trip, and I'm returning for my next one. 7 days today, at this time, we'll be landing in Orlando and heading to the resort to check in! I can't wait. I love the Music!
     

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