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  • On Mar 26, 2009
    Tammy from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a room booked for Sports 5/25 - 5/31. I have stayed in the All Stars 3 times. This time there will be 4 adults. Should I try to upgrade to a suite in Music or even a moderate resort? Do you think the difference in the price is worth it?

    Since you’ve stayed at the All Star resorts on previous trips, you are familiar with the rooms which are 260 square feet and have two double beds.

    You’ll need to consider how much time you’ll be spending in the room (and at your resort) as well as what works best for your budget.

    Let’s look at room only rack rates for standard accommodations:

    All Star Sports: weekend $125, weekday $115
    All Star Music suite: weekend $285,  weekday $265
    Coronado Springs Moderate: weekend $195, weekday $185

    While most moderate resorts offer double beds, the Coronado Springs now has queens!

    Upgrading to the All Star Music suite would be much more expensive and while you would have a bedroom, living room, two bathrooms and a kitchenette, two adults would have to sleep on a fold out bed.  It would actually be less expensive to book two rooms at an All Stars resort.

    The option that I most recommend is upgrading to the Coronado Springs Resort. It would be less expensive than the suite and you’d get to enjoy a moderate resort with queen beds.

    Coronado’s rooms were recently refurbished with two queen beds which makes it a great value for your vacation dollars. Plus you’ll get a few extra amenities that are not offered at the value resorts such as a marina, large pool complex with slide, full service restaurant, fitness club and more.

    If you are splitting the cost with the other adults and the extra expense works in your budget, I would definitely upgrade to Coronado for the nicer amenities and larger sleeping quarters at 314 square feet.

    Also, don’t forget to stop by mousesavers.com to see what discounts are currently available for WDW resorts.  Stop by allearsnet.com to see pictures of the resorts.
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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