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daveann
27-02-2010, 09:41 PM
whats the pop like?
havent been to the pop or really seen any pictures of it other than the official ones on the disney site. is it really big? what are the rooms like? how far is the car parking away?
thanks in advance :)

Johnie
27-02-2010, 09:43 PM
Have you been to any of the other value resorts? They are comparable in size.

I really like Pop. I like the food court better than the other values though I know there are many who don't agree with me. Parking is ok. If you come back late at night, expect to have to walk a little bit.

The rooms are basic and small. The theming of the resort is very cool. We stayed in the 50's once and I always heard Elvis music playing :-)

Tink
27-02-2010, 09:47 PM
We've stayed at Pop. :yes: We were given the 50's building that kind of detracted in a way, but we aren't overly into worrying about those sorts of things.

We found the set up of the room to be a bit less comfortable than the All Stars (we've stayed there too). It made the room seem smaller, but I'm not sure it really is.

It's large, yes indeedy. :yes: We like to walk though, so aren't put off by that.

The car park was no where near as far a walk to the room as the Boardwalk Inn's! :eek: :lol:

If the price were good we'd stay there again. The only thing we really didn't care for was the food court (in comparison to All Stars).

Location is a non-factor for us, and we found the bus transport to be perfectly fine.

daveann
27-02-2010, 09:48 PM
i have stayed at all star sports years ago................. we have annual passes and there is good discounts so were thinking of doing 5 nights at the pop and 2 at the dolphin...........
i dont know anything about the pop though :)

uscwest
27-02-2010, 09:52 PM
We have stayed at all of the Values. Never have we ever had a long walk to our room from the parking lot. Each set of buildings, for the most part has its own lot.

catrancher
27-02-2010, 11:37 PM
We stayed there back in 2004. We liked it well enough but still prefer Port Orleans Riverside. It was a nice enough place though. Here's a link to some pictures I took of the resort while we were there:

Pop Century Resort (http://gallery.me.com/twgower#100203)

That's my DW there gazing up at Lady.

Tom (:macwave:... love the yo-yo's!)

keith
27-02-2010, 11:55 PM
We've also stayed at all the values and though all star movies has a special place in my heart for being the first ever Disney resort at which we stayed, Pop is more modern and I feel it's better in most respects :yes:

The bus station is better thought out for a start. It doesn't stop at other resorts like all stars and even deluxe buses do!

The rooms as Tink says, well, they feel a bit smaller for some planning reason I'm sure. However, it's not a problem, easily spacious enough IMHO.

The location is great! It's a short journey to EPCOT/Studios although longer to MK than I'd like. It's also close to the entrance arch for travelling outside Disney via cab which keeps costs down.

It's huge though and sometimes we've stayed at rooms so far away from the main building that we've kinda felt walked out by the time we get to the bus stop. That's us I guess we've been spoiled.

The final note though is as Tom says, as much as POP seems great, when you try Port Orleans, either one, you realise what a few, sometimes very few, extra bucks will buy. Ok, not so much in tangibles, but more in the landscaping and the feeling of relaxation.

Tink
27-02-2010, 11:56 PM
Nice photos, Tom. :yes: Thanks for sharing them with us!

keith
27-02-2010, 11:58 PM
great photos Tom!!! Reminds me I should start using my .me account as well!

catrancher
28-02-2010, 12:05 AM
Nice photos, Tom. :yes: Thanks for sharing them with us!


great photos Tom!!! Reminds me I should start using my .me account as well!

Thanks to both of you! :hug1:

And yes, Keith. I find my .me account marvelously useful for this type of thing.
The integration with iPhoto makes it just so easy to use! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... who's all in favor of easy!)

Tinkfan
28-02-2010, 12:39 AM
We love Pop, we've stayed at a few of the All Stars and like Pop much better. We thought the food court was good but we only eat breakfast and maybe 1-2 lunches there. The gift shop is awesome. It's not POFQ by any means but neither is the price lol. Frankly I'd rather stay at WL or AK rather than the mods. But since we like to travel other places Pop it is!! By the way they're renovating Pop now, starting with the 70"s building. We stay at either 60's or 70's and request a room facing the lake. It's quieter there and a little more serene!

Tink
28-02-2010, 01:26 AM
I wonder if they will ever finish this resort? :unsure:

daveann
28-02-2010, 08:48 AM
thanks for all the responses and tom thanks for showing thoose pics there great get a feel of what its like :)

Britchick
28-02-2010, 10:57 AM
i loved Pop, IMO the more themed the more i like it. It's what being in disney is about. Reasonably priced. Comfortable. Wouldn't want to stay in room with afamily of 4 for very long- would end up in murder LOL

The only complaint i have of the rooms are the bathrooms- i hate them they're like cheap motel bathrooms. Always clean but still.

We opted for 50s as far away from the food court as poss. We had virtually no walk to the car and it was very quiet. We were on top floor.

CMs very nice and left towel animals everyday. I'd certainly not hesitate to stay there again if just the 2 of us

daveann
28-02-2010, 02:37 PM
thanks brit it is just the 2 of us going :)

Deafjeff
28-02-2010, 08:23 PM
Hi,

My partner and I stayed at Pop twice and we love it! Love the different themes all over the resort.

It is quite big but there is plenty of things admire while walking from the lobby and the room.

You must try breakfast pizza!

Jeff

daveann
28-02-2010, 08:31 PM
we have booked the pop now to choose GF or Dolphin :)

keith
28-02-2010, 08:50 PM
we have booked the pop now to choose GF or Dolphin :)

wow that needs a whole new thread that does :yes:

Britchick
28-02-2010, 08:51 PM
GF!

gwennie81
07-03-2010, 01:35 AM
I liked the Pop when I stayed there. We were in the 60's building. I did not care for the gift shop/cafeteria area. For some reason it seemed noisier than the other values. As far as value resorts go, it was okay.

Mari
08-03-2010, 07:02 PM
we stayed there once and really enjoyed it....

the car park was really close by (we were in the 50's) but we were quite far from the bus stop...
still... I think its a great resort for the price.. the pools are nice and there are enough to not feel crowded, the food court is really large and the shop is great! :)

Tinkfan
09-03-2010, 01:13 PM
When are you going to be at Pop DaveAnne? We'll be there starting on April 16.

daveann
09-03-2010, 10:13 PM
were ther from 24th April :)

Tinkfan
10-03-2010, 01:20 PM
I'll :wave: on our way out the door then!!!