New Family Suites at All Star Music FAQ thread Update Page 11 New photos I took Sept.

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  1. lamb616

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    I thought about that!!! And even mentioned it to DH but we thought they probably had the exact same food.
     
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  3. 3redhedgirls

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    In the family suites will my DD20, DD23 find the pull out beds comfortable?
     
  4. packofprincesses

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    Just switched my ressie from POR to ASMu Family Suite! I'm very excited! We are family of 6 and the more I thought about cramming all of us into one room...the more I started researching!

    I was able to book using the Kids Stay/Play Free package. It expires soon so I was suprised there was still availability! :yay:

    I was sad to give up my free dining but happy to have a bit more space! :)
     
  5. lamb616

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    DH slept in the pull out sofa (full size) and I didn't ask him how it was - but he never complained once about it, so I know it must have been fine. I slept one night in the pull out chair (twin). It was perfectly comfortable, did not feel like a sofa bed at all (you know, with the bars sticking in your back, etc.)
     
  6. Pikester

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    For anyone who stayed at the suites over the last week of Feb 2011 into the first week of March what was your daily room rate? Can't check for Feb 2012 yet and that particular week is what my kids will be having off during the school year.
     
  7. PHXscuba

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    Here is the link to Mousesavers, which shows "rack rate for the resort in 2011.

    It looks like your trip would fall into "regular season", which is $245 weekdays, $275 weekends. Check for discounts as you go along!

    PHXscuba
     
  8. Pikester

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    Thank you.
     
  9. mantysk8coach

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    Thrilled to find this thread! We are planning on going in June next year with my mom, and our best friend, who is practically a brother to us (him and DH have known each other literally since birth).

    Anyway, the suites will be perfect for us! I haven't read the whole thread yet, but will catch up as I have time.

    One question that hopefully someone doesn't mind answering, even if its already been addressed. Do I remember hearing that if free dining is offered when we go, Family Suites don't qualify for it? But there could potentially be other discounts?

    Thanks!
     
  10. wvdislover

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    I wouldn't hold your breath for free dining in June...Disney doesn't need to drum up business in the summer ;) However, with the free dining promo that was offered last fall for free dining does allow for free dining with the Quick Service dining plan, and could be upgraded to the regular dining plan.
     
  11. Family Fun Mom

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    We had Free Dining with the suites. :thumbsup2
     
  12. lamb616

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    yep, we had free dining too. I've seen some of the % off room discounts specifically state that suites aren't available for those.
     
  13. mantysk8coach

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    Normally I wouldn't think so either, but I got the pin for free dining for this summer, the same dates that we are going next year, so I guess anything is possible. Time will tell - just kind of planning some things out for fun right now, just to get me through the rest of this cold dreary winter we can't snap out of!

    Thanks!
     
  14. lamb616

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    Wow, this thread has gone a whole month with no posts??? :confused3

    Over the years I've seen people ask about moving the chair or ottoman from the living room into the bedroom. Some people claimed it couldn't be done. So here is proof that it can:

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    This is the ottoman sleeper. The door is on the opposite side of the room (to the right). Next to the ottoman I have the cushion from the top of it since DD is used to having a bedrail on her bed. On the other side of the cushion are windows. At the foot of the "cot" is a desk & chair (space to stand, not right up against it) and next to the desk is the tv stand/dresser.


    Might as well throw a couple more pics in while I'm at it. This is at the smaller pool (forget the name of it)

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    Calypso pool:

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    from the 3rd floor, near the elevators:

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  15. Disneylvr

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    Thanks for your report! Did your husband find the sleeper sofa to be comfortable?
     
  16. lamb616

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    you know what, I never came out and asked him but I he never complained about it the entire 8 nts. we were there, so I assume it was fine. I slept on the sleeper chair the first night and it was perfectly fine (just small as I'm used to sleeping in a King)
     
  17. wvdislover

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    Good to know! We're trying to figure out sleeping arrangements for our upcoming trip...me, my 2 girls, and my mom. Not sure how well Mom and I can share a queen-sized bed...could be weird or difficult (I toss and turn a lot; she snores). Maybe we'll pull the ottoman in the room, too ;)
     
  18. dmband

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    thanks to those who posted pictures

    I am looking into staying in a family suite with my wife, 7, 5, 3, 1 yr old kids
    vs
    staying at the contemporary resort

    my biggest concern is the buses and traveling with the small young children.
    if anyone has "recent" opinions on which is better please share them.
    The last thing i need is to be stuck standing around for a long time (like I have read about) to catch a bus with tired/hungry little ones or even much longer travel times in general.
    This only seems to be a real issue with the value resorts because they share a bus often times. (and of course you can't walk to the MK so thats going to be a longer travel time)

    so again any input/opinions are welcomed
    thanks
     
  19. lamb616

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    I only know about ASMU and the longest we ever waited for a bus was about 20 minutes. I think they come every 20 minutes though, so can't imagine waiting any longer than that. I'm sure at different times they run differently (high crowds vs. low crowds, etc.)
     
  20. dmband

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    thanks
    can you tell me the time of yr you were there?
    we will be at 4th of July which I know is busy but we had the same experience, 20 mins or so at the moderate resorts that time of yr
     
  21. lamb616

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    we were there end of Feb. (pretty busy) to beginning of March (not busy)
     

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