Needing 2 adjoining rooms

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  1. mnasmom3

    mnasmom3 <font color=darkorchid>Dear mnasmom3,<br>You are n

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    If I request 2 adjoining rooms, is it possible for one to be a king bed room and the second room to be 2 doubles? We are a family of five and 2 adjoining rooms is cheaper then a family suite. From what I've been hearing, if I tell them that kids will be in the second room, they'll guarentee adjoining rooms. True?
     
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  3. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

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    You want connecting rooms not adjoining. Disney doesn't guarantee anything but they will try to meet your request.
     
  4. DisneyFans4

    DisneyFans4 Dis Veteran

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    I think you want connecting rooms, not adjoining. Adjoining means it's a separate room next to yours without access from inside.
     
  5. mnasmom3

    mnasmom3 <font color=darkorchid>Dear mnasmom3,<br>You are n

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    Ahhh, thanks! Glad I asked. I didn't realize they see a difference in the terms.
     
  6. irishbosoxfan

    irishbosoxfan <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br><font color=te

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    Is there a price difference for connecting?

    We have a party of 6 going in September and were going to get 2 rooms next to each other.

    How many does the connecting sleep--we will have 4 adults and 2 kids.
     
  7. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

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    OP, when you mention family suites, then you mean the All Star resorts, right?

    Check on the disAbilities forum for info about king/double connecting rooms - most of the king rooms are accessible rooms, I think, so they might be held for those that need them for that reason.

    No price difference for connecting rooms - you just pay for two rooms, whether they connect or not.

    Each standard room has two double beds, to sleep four. A king room can only sleep two.

    If people are talking about other resorts, all of these answers could be different...
     
  8. minnie61650

    minnie61650 <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    There are combinations of a king bed room connecting to 2 doubles at the values:

    there are connecting rooms in all of the All Star Buildings.

    Here is the link of a layout of an All Star Movie builing:

    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/allstarroomlayoutlarge.jpg


    As safetymom said, "Disney doesn't guarantee anything but they will try to meet your request."

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    Disney may say they guarantee connecting rooms but in reality....

    As a mother of 4 (All grown now. My oldest is in her 30's and my youngest is 22) I often wished Disney had more options for larger families.
    When the children were younger and we would go to Disney they did not have DVC or the family suites. In fact Disney did not have a Moderate until CBR opened in the late 1980's so if we wanted to stay onsite we either rented 2 rooms at a deluxe or stayed in the cabins.

    I wrote to Disney many times over the years asking for more options for families so when I heard they were building the New Family Suites at All Star Music it just made me so happy!

    In the late 80's I booked 2 connecting rooms at CBR for my family.
    When we checked in there were no connecting rooms left but we were able to get rooms next to each other on the second floor.
    Our two oldest were teens so I put them in one room and the 2 little ones who were 5 and 7 stayed with us. It worked for us because our older children were able to stay in a room without us but if they were younger DH and I would have had to split up.

    Disney may say they guarantee connecting rooms but in reality Disney does not guarantee connecting rooms.

    If there are 2 adults Disney can split the adults and children into two rooms that are not connecting. They try hard not to do this but it can and does happen sometimes. If however it is one adult with 5 children Disney should try harder to find connecting rooms since some of the children cannot be left in a room without an adult. But if you look at the threads posted below you will see that sometimes even Disney mixes up.


    It does happen. Far too often IMHO.

    From this thread;

    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1145289



    Here are a couple more threads about guests not getting connecting rooms:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1095679

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=785797&page=1&pp=15

    From this thread:

    http://disboards.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=13528958

    That is one of the main reasons if my family were young I would choose a Suite over 2 connecting rooms or I would be prepared that I may need to split the family up and sleep in a different room than DH.

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    From this thread posted in Feb. 2007

    http://disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12


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    Please do not shoot the messenger. I am only posting this because I do not want others to be as disappointed as we were.

    Have fun at Disney!:wizard:
     
  9. kaytieeldr

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    Not necessarily. You can tell them anything - but with two adults, worst-case scenario is one adult in each non-connecting room, with the kids divided somewhat evenly (does not apply to odd number of children - Guests are not required to place a half-child in each of the two rooms).
     
  10. mnasmom3

    mnasmom3 <font color=darkorchid>Dear mnasmom3,<br>You are n

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    Thanks for the info...yes, I did mean the family suites at ASMu. It's cheaper to book 2 rooms. I think I'll take my chances and request connecting rooms. Like the PP said...worst case is that dh and I split up w/the kids. Then I'll hound the resort daily until the neighbors beside one of us checks out and we can swipe their room. :rotfl2:
     
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    irishbosoxfan <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br><font color=te

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    What do connecting rooms look like??

    I know the suites have a bed then a couch and 2 chairs that fold out--is it like that or is it 2 full size beds in one room and 2 full size beds in the other??

    Connecting would work for us but only if it is 4 full size beds.
     
  12. disneyfan2

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    basically connecting rooms are 2 identical hotel rooms that have a door between them to open. The rooms are exactly as the standard rooms in the hotel.
     
  13. 2minny

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    We've requested connecting rooms for the past 4 trips and we've never had a problem getting them. It would be terrible if they made the adults split up between rooms to be with the kids since the rooms are across the hotel from each other. That's NOT a vacation for me, "bye honey, see you tomorrow, we'll meet at the shuttle stop". I've never had a problem, I just told them when I was making the reservations that we need connecting rooms because we have two adults and 3 children, the children will be in the connecting room.
     
  14. mnasmom3

    mnasmom3 <font color=darkorchid>Dear mnasmom3,<br>You are n

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    I'm glad to hear this. When we went in 2004, my parents joined us. I requested connecting rooms only so we could be close together but it wasn't really a necessity like it will be this time. (one of my kids was still in a portable crib then and we all stayed in one room) I did get our connecting rooms then but ya never know. I wasn't sure if I just got lucky. Seems they'll try to accommodate though if they know the reason is for children being in the second room.
     
  15. pjtjm

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    Hi - I couldn't link to this photo, it says it's not found? :confused3 Did the layout include the newest verison of Music with the Family Suites?

    I am also hoping for connecting value rooms with one king, and 2 doubles. I was hoping that I could make that request across all 3 All Stars, but someone in another thread already answered that and said it wasn't possible.

    So... Now I'm trying to figure out which AS will be the most likely to offer this king/2 double combination. I think Music may have fewer due to the family suites, but I'm not sure if they took away the king rooms to accomodate the suites or left the king rooms and provided suites around them?

    Does anyone know?

    I'm also guessing that Movies is more popular than Sports, (probably becaused I'd prefer Movies :goodvibes )... So maybe Sports would be the most likely to accomodate us??

    Linda - (minnie61650) -- You seem to know just about everything about the All Stars, I'd really appreciate your thoughts!

    But don't get me wrong, I'd appreciate help from anyone who may know this!Anyone care to speculate?



    :goodvibes:goodvibes
     
  16. minnie61650

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    About half of the connecting king rooms are handicapped acessiblewith a pool in shower.. The handicapped accessible rooms were not converted into Suites.

    Sorry the link did not work.
    Here is the link again.

    It is the layout of a building at All Star Movies.
    All of the All Star used to similar before the addition of the Family Suites.

    I have no idea of the layout of the Calypso and Jazz buiding since the addition of the Family Suites.

    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/allstarroomlayoutlarge.jpg
    the link should work now

    Have fun at Disney!:wizard:
     

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