Has anyone stayed in HIFS Cinemasuites?
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thought about trying HIFS. My boys are older (15& ...
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Hi, I'm starting to plan a trip next June, and I
thought about trying HIFS. My boys are older (15& 18) don't think they would like the kid suites, so I thought about the cinemasuites. They
sound pretty neat. Can anyone tell me if they stayed there and what they thought about it.
Thanks for you help. I did a search, but didn't
really come up with anything on the cinemasuites.
I think someone said they were going to stay in one next time they went back. So if you did please let me know how you like it, and what you kids thought about it. Thanks again Pam
You do realize that if you get the cinema suite your two basically adult boys would be sleeping together on a sofa bed. There is no second bedroom since the "Cinema" with 2 recliners is in the typical second bedroom
Two older teenage boys would probably not enjoy hanging out at such a kid oriented place. Have you looked into the Summerfield Suites - LBV. You can get a 2 bed / 2 bath with full kitchen suite for $97 many nights if you prepay with a webrate.
I know it only has the pull out sofa, I am
planning on bring a areo bed because they
refuse to sleep together. We really don't plan
on spending alot of time at the hotel. I just thought that when we were there that would be
a cool room for them to hang out in. It does
seem geared for younger kids,but I think
the Cinemasuites seem geared for older kids.
I just thought watching videos and playing video
games on a 60 inch t.v would be cool, but now
I'm not so sure. Thanks
MPJCH, I think playing video games on a 60" tv would be awesome! Of course I'm addicted to video games - and I'm 37. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
You're right as you probably won't be there that much. An areo bed would work very well so the sleeping arrangements won't be a problem.
I would let the boys decide what they want to do, or have a family vote. Show them a few different options with cost and amenities. If you make the decision as a family no one can complain about the hotel being for little kids or to stuffy.
I think I wouldn't like either option if my only sleeping options were a sofa bed or an Air Matress. Neither seems like a great option for an adult. The SS-LBV has a TV in each bedroom and each boy would have his own full size bed.
Originally posted by darthminnie: Speaking from the view point of a 15 year old boy, I am almost certain that the 60 access of a 60 inch TV with video games would be more important than a bed. Those air beds are actually very comfi...
That is what my son would choose....
Have a great trip, and I would probably run it buy the boys...!!!
<font size="2" face="Comic Sans MS, Arial">There must be some mistake. Per you Trip Report here your son is only 12. I could see where a twelve year old wouldn't mind sleeping on an air matress but an 18 year old college student wouldn't want to do so for more than a night or two.
I agree that I would give the kids the option of different hotels but weigh out the pros and cons of each hotel. The 15 and 18 yr old may be more interested in scoping girls by the pool, and unless they are into the toddler generation there won't be much to look at at the HIFS.
Per trip report written by darthminnie
Cast of characters:
Me: 32, third trip to WDW, and lover of the Rockin Roller coaster DS: 12, ball of hormones that has one purpose this trip, and that is to meet the Princesses of WDW ..
I'm afraid that I can't help you with your question as I've never stayed here but I just wanted to take the opportunity to welcome you to the boards. And I'm in agreement that it's probably best, given the ages of your sons, to run your ideas by them and see what their preferences are.
First I just want to thank everyone
for your help. Let me give you some
background on my 18yr old. He has a
learning disability and is in special
ed. He is 18 but doesn't act like an
18yr old. This will be his graduation
present, so I want it to be special.
We are going on the Disney Wonder on
June the 3rd, for 3 days then on to the
Portofino Bay Hotel for a few days and
ending our trip at Animal Kindom Lodge
for 2 days. I wanted somewhere to go
before the cruise that didn't cost as
much but still cool. Anyway after
reading some of your post I started
second guessing myself and thought it
might just be to childish for them.
So I took your advise and we all sat
down and I showed them pictures of the
room and told them it was geared toward
smaller kids and my 18yr said I don't
mind. I think it was the 60 inch surround
sound t.v. that sold him. My 15yr
old said whatever his brother decided was fine with him. After all it is his trip. He knows about everything I've planned
except the cruise. We are going to wait
till the morning of the cruise to tell
him. I can hardly wait. He and I
love disneyworld. Thanks again for
helping us decide. Pam