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I'm going on the Disney Wonder next month and flying into Orlando the day prior to the cruise. I booked the Disney Pop Century Hotel (a Disney value hotel) and WONDERed if anyone stayed there before. Or has anyone stayed in any Disney All-Star resorts?. Any advice, comments, pros and cons would be greatly appreciated.
Or am I better off driving the day early to Cocoa Beach. If so, what is there to do in Cocoa Beach?
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I have heard great things about Ron Jon's on the coast. It is right near the port, there is a pool and beach and different amenities. There is also a code to use for a discount. disboards people can give you more info.
Usually we book what's considered a "moderate priced" hotel, mostly because with my husband's Disney discount we get the rooms for $60 a night. The Pop Century is considered a "value priced" hotel, and while they're not fancy or particularly spacious, it's not bad. My in laws stayed at the Music themed hotel last September, and they liked it a lot. As with all disney properties, the rooms are very clean, and the pool was nice. Plus you have the DIsney bus service and transfers available.
DH and I stayed in disney for 4 days before our first disney cruise. The drive is only about 70-90 minutes from DisneyWorld to the pier. Personally, I'd prefer staying in Orlando before the cruise (I'm sure you have to fly into Orlando anyway).