Please don't stop the (all star) music! - An FAQ thread

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by stindall, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. mommykds

    mommykds All Disney all the time! Hang on little Dole Whip,

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    11,692
    Sounds perfect, thanks!
     
  2. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Reosrt.

    to hide this advert.
  3. mommykds

    mommykds All Disney all the time! Hang on little Dole Whip,

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    11,692
    Thanks!
     
  4. sammielynn

    sammielynn DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,955
    Just Booked Music May 28 - June 1, excited to try out this resort.
     
  5. GeorgiaH

    GeorgiaH Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    97
    Just booked for a Girls Trip with my daughter and granddaughter for June 20-25.
     
  6. Schminston-Mo

    Schminston-Mo Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Messages:
    308
    Yay! :banana: I booked our trip for August!

    How far are the smoking areas away from the buildings? I was wondering if I should include "away from smoking areas" when I'm requesting a room or if it is a non-issue.

    I don't want to smell it in my room or have to cross a smoking area to get to other areas of the resort.
     
  7. Peanut

    Peanut Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 1999
    Messages:
    208
    I would like to know this too. I hadn't thought about this, but I should have. Thanks for thinking of it!!!
     
  8. dancin Disney style

    dancin Disney style <font color=blue>I found one to share with some fa

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    6,412
    There are only 2 designated smoking areas. Imagine standing at the back of Melody Hall facing the guitar pool....one is immediately to your right, at the corner of the building and the other is straight ahead of you as far back as you can go on the property in between the Country Fair buildings.

    So I don't think you will need to worry about making any request or smelling it in your room. That said, some smokers feel free to walk and smoke all over the place. So you will encounter it occasionally.
     
  9. GeorgiaH

    GeorgiaH Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    97
    We have a 8:15 ressie at the Magic Kingdom. Does anyone know what time the bus picks up for people with early reservations? The park does not open till 9 that day.
    Thanks!
     
  10. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    7,025
    Buses start rolling at 6:30AM.
     
  11. dissybroad

    dissybroad MNSSHP 2014

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    424
    I stayed solo in a first floor Jazz room facing the central promenade for OMDD.I had no problem with noise.

    We have a family suite and two preferred rooms booked for April so we'll be in Calypso. (Can't hear that name without thinking of Pirates of the Caribbean). There'll be 9 of us including 3 kids 4 and under so we wanted to be near the bus pick up point, Melody Hall food court, the guitar pool, and the laundry facilities!
     
  12. dancin Disney style

    dancin Disney style <font color=blue>I found one to share with some fa

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    6,412
    Just a little heads up....
    ASMu has little problem with giving people the preferred rooms that they have booked and paid for. There have been numerous reports over the last few years about this. Guests arrive and find out after they check in and are assigned a room that there are no more preferred rooms available.
     
  13. NightAngelX

    NightAngelX Would rather be at WDW

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Messages:
    509
    Hi all! Just jumping in to ask a quick question. Maybe I should ask the DISability board, but what section are the handicap accessible rooms? DH needs an ECV at WDW and if he is hurting badly he needs all the extra grabs from a handicap room. So when we book hotels I always get one. However I'd LOVE to stay in the Broadway section of ASMu. Just wondering if that is a possibility.

    I can't even book yet but I'm planning in my head. Our first trip was a big expensive thing because it was my first trip and we thought it would be our only in a long time. However I want to go back...like yesterday, so we are planning a budget trip as a reward once we lose some weight! So exciting!!!
     
  14. mom58

    mom58 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Hi, Dancing Disney . . . are you saying that we might not get the preferred rooms we booked? Like the OP, I booked a suite and 2 preferred rooms so we would be close together.

    That would be a real problem for me!:sad2:
     
  15. bookgirl

    bookgirl DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,566
    OH don't be sad, that is just a worst case scenerio and most likely will NOT happen.

    There have been a few, I think I've seen maybe 3 or 4 threads that had someone with that complaint, BUT I've seen just as many I didn't get the room threads on the other resorts as well. I would make sure that the reservations are linked together to maximize your request. Like any hotel they have times when they overbook or have room issues but they are not the norm they are the exception. They will do everything possible to keep linked rooms together.

    I'd also do online checkin and put the earliest time possible that you could be there. Rooms go quickly and being checked in early might help.

    In the event you do have a problem just be calm. If you make sure you have the request known before hand and you are polite and work with the desk in the event of a room not being near they will do everything possible to fix the problem.
     
  16. EpcotBill

    EpcotBill DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2001
    Messages:
    2,598
    Some people have reported getting a Standard room when they paid for Preferred but it's not like it's a chronic problem. However, Preferred rooms are only in Calypso but Suites are in Calypso and Jazz. You could end up with a suite in Jazz and 2 rooms in Calypso. You'd better make sure all the reservations are cross referenced.
     
  17. pumba

    pumba DIS PUMBARIZER Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 1999
    Messages:
    23,161
    a quick question.
    The drawers under the tv set area...are NOT MANY...and now with the refrig taking up the other side of the drawers...
    they have a few hangers to hang clothes on...wonder if they would give us more to use from housekeeping..
    We are four adults.
    and two of us are FEMALES...catch my drift..:goodvibes..so we will need to at least hang up our shirts..
    Has anyone done this for their clothes..?
     
  18. bookgirl

    bookgirl DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,566
    Call housekeeping they'll give you all the hangers you want. I love the ones with the clips so I can use one hanger per outfit.
     
  19. pumba

    pumba DIS PUMBARIZER Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 1999
    Messages:
    23,161
    I would be upset if I didnt get the preferred room we asked for...but like they said...doesnt happen often and if it did...OY OY OY...would ask for a resort with a preferred room ..even Movies or Pop..
     
  20. Peanut

    Peanut Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 1999
    Messages:
    208
    I agree! If I actually dished out more money to have a preferred room, I had better get what I paid for! I would demand a different resort too. Disney wouldn't let this happen very often. Some people don't just prefer these rooms, they really NEED a closer room.
     
  21. troof

    troof Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    63
    This advice is pretty much for first timers considering booking an All Star room. We recently did a split stay and joined an extended group at All Stars Music after staying at AoA. All Star Music nearly ruined the trip for me. I am a pretty light sleeper and the sound of the flushing toilets in surrounding rooms woke me up all night long and especially in the early morning starting around 5am, even with the door to the bathroom closed. I ended up buying a sleep sounds app and sleeping with head phones connected to my computer. You can hear all the roller luggage and anybody talking outside your room and marching bands started practice at 8 am. If you and your family get up really early, this probably wouldn't be as much of a problem - although you will still hear people returning to their rooms late at night. I think most of the plumbing noise was coming from above, so a top floor room should also make the situation better. We didn't have these noise issues at AoA, so I guess it is a feature of when the building was constructed and I assume all the All Stars are the same. Just a heads up for light sleepers.
     

Share This Page