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Where should we stay?

Today we can officially book for 2017 and we are going in January. It'll be wife, daughter who will be almost 3 when we go, my mom and I. We are debating 2 value rooms vs one moderate room. Once discounts are announced for rooms in January I'm sure the price different won't be too much.

So, what would you recommend? And if you go moderate, which would you choose? We stayed at Caribbean Beach when we went in September so we would prefer somewhere new.

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If you are thinking of two value rooms, have you looked at the family suites at Art of Animation or All Star Music?

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JoAnn C wrote:
If you are thinking of two value rooms, have you looked at the family suites at Art of Animation or All Star Music?

My first thought was the family suits at Art of Animation.

Check out our look at the Finding Nemo Suites
http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/art-animation-finding-nemo-photo-room-tour

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We won't need the kitchen or the living room area. Aren't those at all of them? I feel like we would be paying for amenities that we wouldn't need.

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2008-Pop Century
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When we travel with the larger family we get two values. A little space is great at the end of busy days. The moderate room size increase is so marginal I wouldn't lean that way for our family.

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coreyp wrote:
We won't need the kitchen or the living room area. Aren't those at all of them? I feel like we would be paying for amenities that we wouldn't need.

The suites in Art of Animation doesn't have a full kitchen. A small area with a fridge, microwave and sink. The living area has a sleeper sofa and the dining room table folds done to a bed. There are two bathrooms. I have pictures I can post for you later.

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I think we are leaning towards 1 room at a moderate due to the cost difference. Would you recommend Port Orleans, either one, or Coronado Springs?

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2000-Fort Wilderness Campsites (last family trip before siblings got married and had kids)
2004-Caribbean Beach
2008-Pop Century
2012-Contemporary Resort (Honeymoon)
2015- Caribbean Beach (daughter's first trip)
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For me my vote is POFQ...but everyone needs to check all of them out and select what will work best. Good luck

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coreyp wrote:
I think we are leaning towards 1 room at a moderate due to the cost difference. Would you recommend Port Orleans, either one, or Coronado Springs?

They are all good choices. POFQ tends to be a favorite for many people due to its smaller size, and world class beignets.

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Here are some pictures from the Lion King Suites at AoA.

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I vote either POR or POFQ. I've never stayed at them but they are both beautiful and you can't beat the boat service to Disney Springs. No other moderate is going to give you that. We have stayed at Coronado and enjoyed it, though.

Wish we could join you but January probably isn't going to happen for us this year. sad