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Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Bravemouse, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Bravemouse

    Bravemouse Earning My Ears

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    My little sister ( 8 years old) is the main reason i'm going to Disneyworld, my family is coming along with me. There is going to be six of us all together, i want a nice hotel room for my parents because i know that they will need the rest after all the walking. The problem is that my little sister will deffintley want to stay at the art of animation hotel, my parents just want a nice quiet place to crash. But when i looked at the hotel room online the beds seemed... A little uncomfortable. For me and my sibling we don't care where we sleep, my parents however are a little picky when it comes to beds. My mom won't say anything if she has had a bad night sleep but it shows very well, and she can get cranky and stressed when that happens and i don't want a bad sleep to wreck her vacation. What is your guys favorite hotel when you go to Disneyworld? I haven't been to the art of animation hotel so i don't want to shoot it down before i go, anyone have any ideas?
     
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  3. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    With 6 people, other than if you go with suites (like at AoA) or DVC, you will need two rooms.

    I would suggest looking into two rooms at POFQ. It is a nice compact resort and they just changed to queen sized beds.

    There is a very well maintained thread for POFQ that tells all about the resort and its extra amentities.
     
  4. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Not sure of your budget, but our favorite resort is the Poly and we think the beds there are very comfortable (followed by the beds at the GF). The tropical atmosphere of the Poly is beautiful and it's relaxing walking around the resort. The beach is also a great place to relax while watching the fireworks after a day of walking in the parks. We have not stayed at AoA, so I can't comment on that resort.
     
  5. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    I have stayed at many WDW resorts....only ones I haven't stayed at, so far, as SSR, AoA, CBR, CSR and POFQ...and I'll be staying at AoA and SSR in 3 weeks.
    I have never, ever had a bad mattress/bed. Yes, some are more comfy than others, but the only time I have not had a good night's sleep at WDW was due to something other than the bed!!!
    Oh, and I'm 63, with a somewhat iffy back!!!

    Who will be sharing a room with who?? How will it be split up??? Is it possible for you and your little sister to stay at AoA and have the others stay at a moderate??
     
  6. Lynne M

    Lynne M Moderator Moderator

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    With 6 people, you won't all be able to fit in a single standard room at any Disney resort. So, your options would be:

    Two rooms at any value resort
    AoA family suite or ASMu family suite
    Two rooms at any moderate
    Suite at CSR
    Two rooms at any deluxe
    Two bedroom villa at any DVC resort

    Since you mentioned that your Mom needs a comfortable bed, you might also consider the Swan and Dolphin. They have the Heavenly Beds, pretty much the most comfy beds on Disney property. They're within walking distance to Epcot and DHS, and you can often find pretty good discounts, especially if anyone in your group is a teacher. You wouldn't be able to use DME, or get the dining plan, though.
     
  7. twinboysmom

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    I don't see why a suite at AoA would be uncomfortable for your parents. Isn't there a real queen sized bed in the bedroom? Put them in there and let everybody else sleep on the pullouts/Murphy beds.
     
  8. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    I remember from a previous thread of yours that budget will definitely be an issue for you. AOA suites are quite pricey compared to the family suites at ASMu, so that may be a consideration for you. All of these suites have a queen bed in the master bedroom, so your mother should be quite comfortable.

    Your other option, which could be even less expensive, is 2 value rooms (request CONNECTING rooms). These would only have double beds, but your parents could have one room to themselves, and you could share the other room with your siblings. If you decide to go this route, note that the connecting rooms is only a request and isn't guaranteed, but the CMs will do their very best to meet your request.

    Good luck with your plans.
     
  9. heidijanesmith

    heidijanesmith DIS Veteran

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    My suggestion is the same as above, POFQ two rooms. If you can get two connecting rooms then there are four queen size beds to use for the 6 of you. Plenty of room for everyone, two bathrooms and a great pool. POFQ is a small resort, and you can request a building close to the bus stop or lobby. My sister stayed at this resort and it is now her favorite, she said the beds are very comfy.
     
  10. chimo2u

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    Have you considered staying at Kidani Village/ DVC at Animal Kingdom Lodge??? in a 2 BDRM Villa? that would offer lots of room for everyone, a king bed in the master, and Kidani is supposed to be a BEAUTIFUL (the rooms look amazing), and definitely relaxing/ quiet resort! I've stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge on most of my trips, usually at Jambo House, but on my next trip I will be trying out a 1 Bedroom suite at Kidani.....I love AKL, and I think Kidani will really fit us all well for that trip, I am looking forward to trying something new!
    You can also rent points, making it much more affordable.
    something to think about :) Have fun wherever you choose to lay your head!
     
  11. Bravemouse

    Bravemouse Earning My Ears

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    I will be sharing the room with my two parents, myself, and my three younger siblings. I'm thinking of sticking my parents in a separate room that way they can relax without my sister getting them up all night :D
    And me and my siblings will stay in the other room. I was thinking of setting my parents up at a different hotel but my parents like to see my little sister excited over it, plus my family gets super stressed and haywire. If something dosen't go right its crazy! It's a sight to see hahaha :D
     
  12. Bravemouse

    Bravemouse Earning My Ears

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    Yeah i just realized how much i have to raise my limit haha :D
    I won't be going for some time but i'm getting prepped, you always think somthing is far off until it hits you :D
     
  13. Bravemouse

    Bravemouse Earning My Ears

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    I was thinking of going there, my mother loves anything that has to do with Africa! What is rent points?
     
  14. mickey&minniealways

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    Renting points from a DVC member would make this alot more afordable. OKW is another good low points option and the villas are the largest you will find there.
     
  15. ke3d98

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    My personal favorite is POFQ because it is quiet and it has low crowds. But with 6 people I think staying at a DVC such as Beach Club Villas or just getting two separate rooms would be the best choice. AoA was extremely crowded with kids when I visited there but it probably has cooled off.
     
  16. chemnerd09

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    I'd look into renting DVC points to get a 2-bedroom villa. It can really bring down the price. I would not consider AoA to be a quiet place to relax. When we went in October, there were kids running around everywhere. Understandable, since its a value that has just opened. I also saw that the suites were not as inexpensive as one would think. My mom and I stayed at the POP and found it quite nice, but you would need to request two connecting rooms. We also found POFQ to be quiet and relatively compact so it was easy to get everywhere. You would need to request two rooms there also.
     
  17. MMrules

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    You can go to the Disney Vacation Club part of these forums and go through Dave's rentals to rent the points. They also sometimes have points available through the timeshare store which can also be found under DVC on this site. basically you are renting timeshare points that a member isn't using. They will have to book the room for you so it will be out of your control at that point, but you can work with them to plan your days and rental. The villas at Animal Kingdom lodge and Wilderness lodge are my favorite b/c they are very comfortable, cozy and relaxing at night for some wonderful downtime. Depending on the time of year, the fireplaces are heavenly. A 2 BR suite would be a lot of points, but 2 studios would be much cheaper. Studios have a queen sized bed and a pull out sofa which I have slept on and are comfortable. Also nice to close for the extra space. The studios have a mini fridge and microwave so some small meals could be cooked in the room to save money. If you know the exact date you want to go and can book 11 months out in advance you may be able to get a value studio which is even less points and therefore will cost you less money. Your sister will love whereever she gets to stay because she is at Disney. Just tell her the AoA was booked and you couldn't get in. She will never know;).
    I highly recommend one of the lodges....I own at AKV and fell in love my first visit there :thumbsup2
     
  18. chemnerd09

    chemnerd09 Mouseketeer

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    Do you know where in the forum you can find renting points? I could only find buying into DVC which isn't what I want to do right now. Never mind, I found it. I don't know how I missed this the first time I looked.
     
  19. MMrules

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    Looks like you will be at the Boardwalk right after I leave! I have DVC so never rented points but have heard that Dave's rentals are very trustworthy. DO not rent them off of Ebay, Craig's list or privately...most of the time they are scams! I have read about folks renting them and then not having any vacation at all :eek:.
     
  20. butsy113

    butsy113 AKV Owner

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    I would check with renting through David's DVC Rentals. AKV looks like it would fit what your mom would like and Kidani Village's pool is rated 2nd on property behind SAB at the BC. If you get a dedicated 2 bedroom you will have a master bedroom (king bed), master bath, living/dining area (full and single pull outs), kitchen (can have food delivered to save money by cooking and snacking in villa), washer and dryer, 2nd bedroom (2 queens), and 2 more bedrooms.

    If your mom needs to be able to get away this set up would be perfect. You're all together but she would have a private bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen could be a big help in saving money for your family. Also for the 4 siblings having the 2 bathrooms to split would be very convenient.
     
  21. butsy113

    butsy113 AKV Owner

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    BTW, you can go on you tube and search for the resorts. There are videos of resort tours. You can even see the rooms.
     

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