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texasvol 07-02-2011 10:16 AM

Which of the Value Resorts is your favorite?
Which value resort would you choose. I've stayed at POP Century, but heard some of the All-Stars might be better?

kaffinito 07-02-2011 10:24 AM

That depends a bit on who's traveling, ages of kids etc and what time of year. :)

I've stayed in POP and AsSpo, and liked AsSpo better. But that's just my opinion. :)

cajunprincess 07-02-2011 10:24 AM

I personally like POP (and think I'm going to really like the Art of Animation resorts as well). I've stayed at the Movies All Star before. Most times the buses were too full when they would come. The biggest complaint I have with the All-Stars is the buses. We missed many reservations because the buses wouldn't come for 45 minutes. Maybe this was a bad week for them, but it has made me never want to stay at an All-Star again.

I also like the location of POP and where the new value resort is as well. I like that it is closer to Hollywood Studios. :)

I don't think it would be a bad thing to try the All-Stars, though. Like I said, the only negative we had with it was the bus wait but maybe that was just a crazy week for them???

Jayana 07-02-2011 10:32 AM

I'm a little bit in love with All Star Music. I try to stay there every time I go, first floor Jazz Inn. I wasn't a huge fan of POP, but I've heard good things about it from others.

GrumpyMom25 07-02-2011 10:34 AM

We've stayed at Pop, All Star Movies and Sports. The one thing we liked about Pop was that it had it's own bus. The resorts seem pretty much the same (other then the theme). During our Movies stay we were put in the very back of the resort in a block of rooms in the Mighty Ducks section that were blocked off for my niece's wedding guests. Was not fond of the location of that room at all. The only thing nice about is was that we were closer to the bus stop at All Star Music.
I'm dying to go back to Pop this summer ... doesn't look like it's going to happen tho.

herb102211 07-02-2011 11:08 AM

My vote is for Pop. We like that it is closer to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. We also liked the fact that Pop had their own buses.

TDC Nala 07-02-2011 11:36 AM

Pop Century for the location and just one bus stop. The jury is still out about whether Pop will be sharing buses with Art of Animation.

terbethk 07-02-2011 01:56 PM

We've only stayed at ASMo and ASMu so far, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE music!
Our next trip we were going to try out POP, but decided to switch to sports.
something about pop just doesn't seem appealing to me, and it just seems bigger/more crowded. POP will probably be last on my list of value resorts to visit.

calnmace 07-02-2011 03:18 PM

POP is our favourite, I just personally find the open concept more appealing (food court/gift shop). It's bright and airy. The management is terrific. I also prefer the buses and my kids love hour glass lake. Oh, and the tye dye cheesecake lol :)

cajunprincess 07-02-2011 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by TDC Nala (Post 41694017)
Pop Century for the location and just one bus stop. The jury is still out about whether Pop will be sharing buses with Art of Animation.

Even if they do share buses (and I wouldn't be surprised if they do), it's still only 2 resorts and it's close to my favorite, DHS! ;)

dancin Disney style 07-02-2011 04:31 PM

I've stayed at the value resorts and ASMu is by far my family's fav. We like to spend a fair amount of our vacation actually relaxing at the pool. So it's nice to have the music and activities all afternoon. The evening movies are also a really nice feature. The bus situation is NEVER what is widely reported on the boards. Rarely do you share a bus with the other All Star resorts. It usually only happens at very off peak times and the majority seem to forget that the moderate resorts all have 3-4 stops before heading out to the destination. Each All Star feels quite small and low key in comparision to POP....remember POP has nearly 3000 rooms each All Star is under 2000.

jediranger3 07-02-2011 04:38 PM

We have only stayed at All-Star Music, but that is was great

patches07 07-04-2011 02:29 PM

We Love the POP, I just booked my Walt Disney World Vacation yesterday for November of 2012. :thumbsup2

goofyintoronto 07-04-2011 03:24 PM

I stayed at POP & AS Sports...I honestly love both, but I love POP better. The food court is really good, i love the asian food options. I love the combo of the food court & gift shop. Love the theme & the pool. The arcade is great for my son. The rooms are refurbed and very comfy. No complaints about noise level.
I loved Sports for different reasons....its a smaller resort, which is nice cause its easier to get around. I love the theme of this place....of course so did my son, since he loves sports. The bus situation here is great too...I love the fact that sports is the first to get picked up and dropped off. Many times we'd have to by-pass music & movies cause our bus was too full. Leaving them stranded. I felt bad for them. But this is one reason I wouldnt wanna stay at Movies/Music. Some ppl didnt have a bad experience with buses, but I do remember this when we stayed at sports.
one thing i remember about this place was the cartoon clips they played every night. Before bed we'd have a snack and eat it at the food court while watching the classic cartoon clips. Oh one last thing, the temp of the pool was really good at sports. Beds are comfy too.

KELLY 07-04-2011 03:51 PM

Pop for us. We stayed once at the ASMo and it was a long time ago. So it is hard for me to say anything about the AS. But this is our 3rd straight stay at pop.

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