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florida sun
09-12-2004, 05:42 PM
Hi

Can anybody give me some information on the Pop Century Resort, This will be our 4th time to Florida but our 1st to this hotel.
We have always stayed at the All Stars before but we fancied a change. I know they are both very similar but it is a slight change of scenery. What are your thoughts.

Thanks

Sue

DizGeek
09-12-2004, 05:57 PM
We usually stay at All Stars but just got back last week from Pop. They are basically the same except Pop has 4 floors instead of 3.

I read that the bus service was better at Pop but I'd have to say its about equal....maybe a slight advantage to All Stars.

We usually like to stay away from the noise so we ended up with room 3436 (by request)...50's building, 4th floor on the lakeside with a view of Spaceship Earth, straight ahead and TOT to the left. We were very happy and plan on asking for that room next year.

Winnie Pooh Fan
09-12-2004, 05:57 PM
There is a thread for this resort under the faq at the top of the resort page. It is a very long thread but it has everything and more that you could possibly need to know.

DizGeek
09-12-2004, 05:59 PM
Hey Florida Sun...339 days until you go? That would make it next summer. What day are you arriving? We'll be there then too.....don't take my room!

:bounce:

DJT
09-12-2004, 06:02 PM
DizGeek, we asked for the 70's building, as we wanted a quiet room. Your location sounds very good. Do you know if the 70's building would also be a quiet area? After reading your post, I'm wondering about our request. We'll be leaving on Friday, the 17th. Thanks!

Donna

florida sun
09-12-2004, 06:04 PM
Hi

Thanks for all the info sounds great.


DizGeek- We arrive for 3 nights on the 18th August, we are then doing the Disney cruise for 4 days then back again to the Pop for another 7 days, when are you going? I will try not to steal your room(lol)

Sue
:wave: :wave2:

DizGeek
09-12-2004, 06:18 PM
DJT, my wife and I looked at a map of the resort and tried to find a room that was far enough away but still had a pool and was close to the food court. We liked the lake and wanted a fourth floor corner. We ended up faxing a request with a map drawn on it pointing out the room we'd like. When we checked in we got the exact room we asked for! So faxing does work. Again, its room 3436. We loved it. I didnt spend any time at the 70's section. There isnt a pool there and I dont think you'll be able to see Spaceship Earth because it faces a different direction. I can however say that the 90's section is very far away and maybe quieter. We went over there one day and there were only 2 people in the pool.

DizGeek
09-12-2004, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by florida sun
Hi

Thanks for all the info sounds great.


DizGeek- We arrive for 3 nights on the 18th August, we are then doing the Disney cruise for 4 days then back again to the Pop for another 7 days, when are you going? I will try not to steal your room(lol)

Sue
:wave: :wave2:


Looks like we'll be arriving when your on the cruise....hmmmm, I better get my fax ready.
:teeth:

DJT
09-12-2004, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the info, DizGeek. We won't use the pool so we don't need one near our building/room. We just need to be close to the bus stop and in a quiet area. DH is a light sleeper. I have read that the 90's building is farther away and we didn't really want that. Having a view of Spaceship Earth and the lake sounds nice. Do you have the fax number handy? Thanks a bunch.

DizGeek
09-12-2004, 06:33 PM
Here's Pops fax- 407-938-4040.

I faxed 4 days before check in. If you do ask for that room and get it, let me know your thoughts when you get back.

Good luck and have fun.

DJT
09-12-2004, 06:52 PM
I'm going to fax my request this week and ask for that very room, 3436! By the way, do you have a phone number for Pop Century? Although we have cell phones, I still like to leave the phone number of our hotel with my sons and their wives. I don't know, I guess it's just a first born thing! Thanks for all the info, DizGeek. I appreciate it!

Donna

DizGeek
09-12-2004, 07:01 PM
407-938-4000 for Pop directley but just remember 407-wdisney...this number will get you anywhere.

DJT
09-12-2004, 07:04 PM
Thanks again! I'll let you know about the room when we return.

gonigam91
09-12-2004, 08:59 PM
Hey DizGeek-

Just wondering - is room 3436 considered a preferred room(more$$) because of the lake view? What area is it located in? 50's??

Thanks alot-

Tracy::MinnieMo

Chip 'n Dale Express
09-12-2004, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by gonigam91
Hey DizGeek-

Just wondering - is room 3436 considered a preferred room(more$$) because of the lake view? What area is it located in? 50's??

Thanks alot-

Tracy::MinnieMo

There are no "Preferred Rooms" -- only "Preferred Buildings" which are the 1960s.

rockin_rep
09-13-2004, 08:43 AM
What building is 3436 located in?

At one time i did see a map / layout of the POP rooms....does anyone know where i can find it? Was it on this board?

TIA!

DJT
09-13-2004, 10:35 AM
DizGeek, hopefully this will be my last question to you. Is that room non-smoking? We will need a non-smoking room. Thanks for all the info!

Donna

kdonnel
09-13-2004, 01:12 PM
3436 would be in 50's building C (The Tramp building)

I just got back from a stay in 3406. Our room was non-smoking. It looked like all the rooms on that floor were non smoking.

edited: The correct building is C.

rhondacedwards
09-13-2004, 02:20 PM
How do I get a copy of the Pop's floor plan? We are going to be there in October and I would love to have it. We have never stayed at a value resort before and I hope we won't be disappointed. This is a Moms and kids trip only.

elosoloco
09-13-2004, 02:29 PM
Just wondering, are the fireworks from Epcot visible from this area.:confused:

kdonnel
09-13-2004, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by elosoloco
Just wondering, are the fireworks from Epcot visible from this area.:confused:

Not from our room but definitly from the 4th floor of the Tramp building. We just had to walk around to the end that faced Epcot.

It seems from the map you could also see them from the back of 50's Jukebox building and the back of the 60's Play Doh building.

kdonnel
09-13-2004, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by rhondacedwards
How do I get a copy of the Pop's floor plan?


I scanned in the copy they gave me at checkin.

http://www.kevinandjudy.com/popmap.jpg

Pkdcoastrs
09-13-2004, 03:12 PM
The 80/90's section is most likely in my opinion the noisiest of all the sections. It is located closest to the WDW entrance (one of them) and the other highway near WDW (I-4 I think?). I'm not saying you hear every car and noise, but theres more chance of a less quiet night if you stay in the 80s/90s.

rockin_rep
09-13-2004, 04:31 PM
Thank you kdonnel, but somewhere on these boards is a full floor plan designating and showing ALL rooms BY ROOM NUMBER, on EACH floor of EACH wing of EACH building.

HELP! Someone must know where it is ... i'm fairly new so it's been within the last couple months but i can't find it anywhere!!!

Thank you!

CareBearYN
09-13-2004, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Pkdcoastrs
The 80/90's section is most likely in my opinion the noisiest of all the sections. It is located closest to the WDW entrance (one of them) and the other highway near WDW (I-4 I think?). I'm not saying you hear every car and noise, but theres more chance of a less quiet night if you stay in the 80s/90s.


This is probably also dependant on the time of year, I'm assuming. In March, I was in the 80s section, first floor, facing the pool, and I don't remember it being too noisy at all. I'd definately want to stay in a room that wasnt facing the highway though!

Maachah
09-13-2004, 09:35 PM
That floor plan is in the Pop Century is "FAR OUT" thread In the WDW Resort FAQ and information. It's on page 126 posted by Chairborne Rangr

luvitmoreachtime
09-13-2004, 10:04 PM
Hey there, someone mention they checked out a map of the resort to see what area they wanted to stay. Where do I find that????

luvitmoreachtime
09-13-2004, 10:11 PM
Sorry, should have kept reading, thanks :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave:

DizGeek
09-14-2004, 05:15 PM
3436 is a non smoking room....tts in the 50's section, building C...you can see the Epcot fireworks from it, not very impressive though as Epcot is about a mile away.....hmmmm....what else? Oh ya, my wife is mad now because I gave out the room number...she thinks it'll be taken when we get back!

Should we change this thread to "The Official Room 3436 Thread"?

DizGeek
09-14-2004, 05:15 PM
oops