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    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 :)

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    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 :-)












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    We've stayed at Pop. 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. 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!

    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.






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    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 :)

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    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.





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    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

    That's my DW there gazing up at Lady.

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    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

    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.
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    Nice photos, Tom. Thanks for sharing them with us!






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    great photos Tom!!! Reminds me I should start using my .me account as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 193273
    Nice photos, Tom. Thanks for sharing them with us!
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 193276
    great photos Tom!!! Reminds me I should start using my .me account as well!
    Thanks to both of you!

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