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

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  1. Princess19

    Princess19 <font color=deeppink>I BELIEVE<br><font color=purp

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    What?! That's awesome!! :cool1: :woohoo:
     
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  3. SuzieQMomof3

    SuzieQMomof3 Mom to (now) 4 great kids!

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    I just returned from a three day stay at the ASMu Family Suites. Linda, the All Stars Grand Maven, has asked me to write a review so here it is:

    First off, to answer your question, Linda, I think the coffee valet packets were in the room already. I don't drink coffee, so I'm not sure.

    Our stay was very nice, but I don't think we'll stay there again. All the CMs were very nice, but I missed a lot of the little touches that I've grown accustomed to as a DVC member.

    The kitchenette was really just a dorm-like refrigerator and a microwave. I made popcorn once, but other than that I really couldn't use it as a kitchen. I don't do a lot of cooking when we stay, but I usually need a bigger refrigerator and like a stove to make tea in the morning.

    There is only a small table in the room. We had to eat breakfast in shifts.

    We are a family with 4 kids (ages 2-11) and the sleeping arrangements were fine, but there was very little room in the main room when the beds were open.

    The fan/AC unit was very noisy. Although my husband and I could close the door on it, my children could not because it was in the hallway.

    Housekeeping was great.

    I had no trouble at all with busses, although I've heard some people have.

    We were in Jazz Inn, so the walk to the pool, food court, and bus wasn't so bad.

    The reason we probably won't stay there again had nothing to do with the Family Suites, but the resort itself. The pools don't have slides, which my kids all like. The pools don't offer towels, which is really nice when you have four kids (spoken by the mom who ends up carrying everything :) ).There is only one bus stop for the whole resort. Like I said, our walk to the bus stop wasn't too bad, but I'd hate to be any farther back than we were. The queue for the bus is not covered. The value resort bus stops seem to be the farthest away when leaving any park. The foodcourt was noisy-even when it wasn't crowded.

    I would stay here again like I did this time, to extend my trip for a few days, but I don't think I would stay a whole week.

    I can't remember what we paid per night, but no discounts were available. We also spent 2 nights at Port Orleans Riverside for $105 per night. We enjoyed POR much more. We got more for our money at POR.

    Hope this helps.
    Susan
     
  4. minnie61650

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

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    Thanks for your review.

    Thanks also for pointing out the suites have a kitchenette and while it is great for preparing snacks they are not made for cooking or eating full meals.
    I hope you were aware that there was only a kitchenette at the suites when you booked them. It would be very disappointing if someone was expecting a full kitchen and found out it was just a kitchenette.

    *Note*
    DVC's and FW cabins offer full kitchens for those who need or want a full kitchen.
     
  5. flea1267

    flea1267 DIS Veteran

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    subscribing....these suites look really nice :)
     
  6. Partyof12

    Partyof12 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks everyone for the great information. We are staying there in November and really looking forward to it!
     
  7. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    So would most agree that the pull out bed is comfy?
    Would one of the chair or ottoman beds fit in the master bedroom for a three yr old to sleep on before the adults go to bed?
    Does the mousekeeping make fold up the pull-outs if you leave them out?
    Thanks!
     
  8. nhpooh

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    Glad to hear your trip was good. We are talking about taking my DD(17) and her best friend also 17 to WDW for there graduation this spring. I have been looking into these suites, it sounds like this would be the best for us too. This way we could have our own bathrooms and tv's. They could sleep in if they wanted, now I have to tell DH this sounds like the way to go. Thanks for the report, it was helpful :goodvibes
     
  9. princess sparkle p

    princess sparkle p DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Whoops, sorry. Go

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    Thanks to all who posted here. We booked a family suite for our December trip!!!!!!! :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:
     
  10. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Would one of the chair or ottoman beds fit in the master bedroom for a three yr old to sleep on before the adults go to bed?
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    Does the mousekeeping make and fold up the pull-outs if you leave them out?
     
  11. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Not much going on here lately, I would love to hear from some more folks who have stayed here.
     
  12. mickeyfan2

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    I am guessing that the connecting entrance does not have a door. Is that correct?
     
  13. minnie61650

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    I am not sure.
    I will check that out when I go next wek.

    I am thinking if you move out the easy chair that is in the master area you may be able to put the ottoman foldout there.
     
  14. paslea_pooh

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    Is it a set price regardless of how many adults ??

    Example 6 people

    DH, me, DD(18) and 3 younger DD's.


    Does mousekeeping come Everyday ? And do they make up the pullout beds as well ??

    We've never stayed at a value. We've either done moderate or recently have done DVC. This time around we are staying offsite b/c there is nothing available for when we are going. I really wanted to stay at BCV or BWV with the kids but it's booked solid.

    Will we like this resort ? We're used to alot of space. 4 girls. They need alot of bathroom time ! :teeth:
     
  15. minnie61650

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    Yes, the Suites are one set price.

    Mousekeeping comes everyday.
    Not sure if Mousekeeping fold up pull outs or leaves them folded out after making up the room.

    I have asked this before. Does anyone know?


    Room size Comparison:

    Pop Century/All Stars-260 Square Feet
    CS, POR/POFQ-314 SF
    Caribbean Beach-340 SF
    Wilderness Lodge-344 SF
    AKL-344 SF
    Yacht/Beach-381 SF
    Boardwalk-385 SF
    Polynesian-409 SF
    Contemporary-436 SF
    Grand Floridian-about 400-440SF
    Ft Wilderness Cabins-504 SF
    Family suites at All Star Music -520 SF
     
  16. MARY-IN-OH

    MARY-IN-OH DIS Veteran

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    Minnie 61650 - Linda,
    I have seen so many posts by you helping people with info!! Have a great trip! I'm excited for you!! Can't wait to read reviews when you return !!!
    -mary
     
  17. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Well first of all, Have A Great Trip! Thank you in advance for the help, my main reason for asking about putting the ottoman in there is so our daughter can go to bed in there before my parents who will be sleeping in the master go to bed.
    I wish I was you going in three days. have fun! :banana:
     
  18. JFlo

    JFlo Dreaming of Princesses

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    Linda - I am new to the boards, but I just wanted to wish you a fabulous trip! Thank you so much for all of the info you have provided on the family suites! We have booked one for the first week in February and I am so looking forward to your review of it. Your thoughts on why the All Stars are perfect for what you want out of Disney echo my view exactly. This thread has made me feel really good about our decision to stay at the ASMu. Do let us know about the capability of moving the ottoman to the master, because my family, like Danny's would really love to have that option.

    Have a truly magical trip!
     
  19. minnie61650

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    I too am guessing there is not a connecting door.
    I will let you know when I return from my trip.



    Hi MARY-IN-OH, DannyDisneyFreak, and Flo, :wave:

    Thank you so much for all of your kind wishes.

    I will be sure to post a review of the Suites when I return. I can't wait to see them...."live and in person"....

    DannyDisneyFreak, and Flo, I have plans for DH and I to check out the capability of moving the ottoman to the master. Here's hoping I do not get too excited just being there that I completely forget.

    I am over 50 now and thing I miss the most about my younger years is my memory!
    :rotfl: :rotfl2: :rotfl:

    I can't wait to post my first All Star Family Suite review.

    We are taking a road trip so look for it about September 26th or so.

    See ya. :wave2:
     
  20. littleteapot

    littleteapot Privileged to be learning from the DIS-masters

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    Hi Linda,

    Thank you for all the great information! Have a great trip! When you report will you let us know how big the in room safes are? Specifically, could we store any of our electronic (nintendo) stuff in them?

    Thanks!
    Paula
     
  21. STILLKIKI

    STILLKIKI Earning My Ears

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    Staying in the Suites Thanksgiving week.
     

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