Suites versus two rooms


#1

We have a group of 4 adults and 2 kids. We are looking at a spring trip and wanted to know what the recommendations are for accommodations. We are looking at a family suite at the art of animation versus 2 standard rooms at Pop century. Is there a benefit for the suites versus two rooms to rationalize the increased cost?


#2

The biggest advantage is that the suite will put you in the same room. They will not guarantee connecting rooms at POP - especially with 4 adults in the party as the party could 100% split so that there are not unaccompanied minors in a room.


#3

We are a family of five so I have struggled with similar decisions. In the end we went with two rooms at pop. I felt like we may have more space and also everyone would have a comfortable queen-size bed to sleep on. Another option would be to consider a 2 bedroom villa at Saratoga springs renting DVC points. We did that last time when the grandmothers traveled with us and had a very comfortable stay.


#4

We have 2 adults and 4 kids, two of them are teens. We do 2 rooms at POR or CBR. We have always gotten connecting rooms. They are not guaranteed but hopefully we will get them for our next trip (fingers crossed).


#5

We travel to Disney with 3 generations, 5 people. Love having connecting rooms. 2 fridges, 4 big beds, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony. Lovely.


#6

We have done 4 adults and 1 kid at AoA. Depending on the size of the kids, it might be a squeeze with 6. The “bedroom” is nice for grown-ups, the door closes and has it own bath. Then the fold out couch is a full-bed size and the table bed is a full bed size and they share an open space (and a bathroom)


#7

We have been thinking about the same thing for a trip next year.
AoA just seem so expensive compared to 2 rooms at PoP.
I know that they won’t guarantee connecting rooms, but I from what I have heard they are usually very accommodating.
I met someone at PoP on my last trip, 2 adults & 6 kids, that they did not put in connecting rooms, but they did fix once they got there.


#8

We have the exact numbers as you (4 adults and 2 teens) and we also considered an AoA suite vs. 2 POP rooms. In the end we went with 2 POP rooms. AoA seemed like it was going to be a little more crowded and for more money. Just wasn’t worth it to us.