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bobert7 10-25-2012 04:33 PM

HEEEELP! AsMu or PoP
 
I've been trying to read as much as possible on these two resorts and as many vs threads as i can but i'm still undecided.

I booked AsMu for 9 nights starting 10-29 but when i called in earlier to speak to a CM about something else, he suggested i stay at POP and the price difference ws marginal...like really marginal. Up to that point i was 80% sure i chose the right resort and then he blew my mind.


Things that are important to me are that the rooms are:
  • closeness to dining areas
  • closeness to parking areas
  • quality and variety of food
  • likelyness of getting a KING bed
  • Disney feel

Buses are not an issue as we'll have a car.
So i've looked at either the Jazz Inn or 80s and 90s. (I know prefered would be closer, but id rather spend as little as possible on the hotels and spend more on food, gifts, parks and stuff.

Thank you.

bobert7 10-25-2012 06:58 PM

nothing?:sad:

mitchsfan 10-25-2012 07:25 PM

I have never stayed at Music. I have stayed the last 2 times at Pop. My family loves Pop. When we go in August that is where we will be staying.

Food: If I remember correctly there are 4 counters. One has pizza/spaghetti/ chicken parm, another has your typical burger/hot dog so on and so on. The other two have sandwiches and Mexican food. If you like Reuben sandwiches, try the Reuben flatbread it is out of this world. Each night at the food court one of the counters have Mom's Night Out. It is a "tv dinner" but the menu rotates each night.

Parking lot- the last time we had a car and our room was in the 70s building. The 90s parking lot was a very short walk to the car and to our room.

Disneyfeel - Pop has Disney character statues like Mickey, Lady and the Tramp, the Jungle Book throughout the resort. I don't think music does.


In short, I think it is 6 or a half dozen either way. You can't make a bad choice. Remember - go with the Reuben!

ADisneyQueen 10-25-2012 07:27 PM

I have never been to ASMU ( but have been to ASMovies). I like POP b/c of the lakeview rooms and there is no extra charge for it.. It feels more like a resort to me. Walking over to AOA is fun too, and you can also go to their food court.

Good Morning Dewdrop 10-25-2012 07:29 PM

We prefer the All Stars to POP - mainly because they're smaller. POP to us felt "too big". I can see what the CM means about the theming - POP is very cool. I do think that parking-wise the 2 are comparable. I can't remember how far the food court was from POP buildings but honestly it will depend on where your room is - you can ask for Jazz or the closer buildings in POP but there's no guarantee.

Pixiedust34 10-25-2012 07:32 PM

I've stayed at both. I prefer Music because it's a bit quieter and less chaotic in the food court and common areas. My teens like both, but prefer Pop for theme.

bobert7 10-25-2012 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mitchsfan (Post 46548875)
I have never stayed at Music. I have stayed the last 2 times at Pop. My family loves Pop. When we go in August that is where we will be staying.

Food: If I remember correctly there are 4 counters. One has pizza/spaghetti/ chicken parm, another has your typical burger/hot dog so on and so on. The other two have sandwiches and Mexican food. If you like Reuben sandwiches, try the Reuben flatbread it is out of this world. Each night at the food court one of the counters have Mom's Night Out. It is a "tv dinner" but the menu rotates each night.

Parking lot- the last time we had a car and our room was in the 70s building. The 90s parking lot was a very short walk to the car and to our room.

Disneyfeel - Pop has Disney character statues like Mickey, Lady and the Tramp, the Jungle Book throughout the resort. I don't think music does.


In short, I think it is 6 or a half dozen either way. You can't make a bad choice. Remember - go with the Reuben!

how far would you say the 80s/90s are from the food court?
Like if i want to go get a drink is it a "long" walk (after a day of walking around a theme park) or fairly close?

lovesdumbo 10-25-2012 08:03 PM

The furthest room at ASMu would be a longer walk than the 80s/90s at Pop.

I've stayed ASMu once, ASMo twice and Pop 7 times. I like the setup of Pop better. I would stay at Pop so I could walk over to AoA.

PreciousPluto 10-25-2012 08:16 PM

I have stayed at both of these resorts, so I thought I would add my two cents. I stayed in a room with a King bed at All Stars Music in the preferred section. This was two years ago, and at that time, I felt the room could use a refurb. It was a nice stay, and I was upgraded to the King w/out being charged.

Last summer I stayed in the 60s section with a lake view. This was not a preferred room, and it was very close to the pool/food court area. These rooms had been recently re-done, and POP was definiately my favorite of the two resorts. I would stay at POP again. I spend very little time at the resort, so take that into account--I am comando at the parks.

Enjoy your stay--either resort will be great.:)

mitchsfan 10-25-2012 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobert7 (Post 46548943)
how far would you say the 80s/90s are from the food court?
Like if i want to go get a drink is it a "long" walk (after a day of walking around a theme park) or fairly close?

Not long at all. Maybe 4-6 minutes at the most. If you look at the map, I stayed at the upper lefthand corner of the 70s building. It probably took 5 minutes to walk to Classic Hall.

It looks like you can cut through the 90s parking lot to get to Classic Hall too. It might be a shorter walk.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/pop.htm

bobert7 10-26-2012 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mitchsfan (Post 46549625)
Not long at all. Maybe 4-6 minutes at the most. If you look at the map, I stayed at the upper lefthand corner of the 70s building. It probably took 5 minutes to walk to Classic Hall.

It looks like you can cut through the 90s parking lot to get to Classic Hall too. It might be a shorter walk.

ok i think i'm going to change to POP....now which decade lol

mitchsfan 10-26-2012 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobert7 (Post 46552084)
ok i think i'm going to change to POP....now which decade lol

I dont know what they consider preferred or standard. But the the 70s building was a standard room when we stayed there in 2011. If you can get that it is close enough to the pool and to the food court but far enough away from all the noise.

Enjoy!

zandorian 10-26-2012 10:02 AM

You post did not say how many people are in the room, We are going to WDW for are first time in 2 weeks and have booked at ASMU Family suite. We are 5 people and wanted each of the kids to have their own "bed"

JennyDrake 10-26-2012 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pixiedust34 (Post 46548931)
I've stayed at both. I prefer Music because it's a bit quieter and less chaotic in the food court and common areas.

ASMu is my FAVORITE value resort. Love the theming, never had an issue with CMs, has 1,000 fewer rooms than Pop so more quiet and less chaotic, especially at the food court.

As much emphasis as you are putting on location, you may want to consider a preferred room. Remember that a room request is just that-- a request. You could be put in any building--anywhere--unless paying for a preferred room.

Lu Ann 10-26-2012 12:57 PM

We prefer Pop. The 50s are preferred rooms, preferred because they are closer to the busses and food court. But since we also drive our car, we prefer Pop because it is a closer drive to all the parks, except. AK. All Stars is out past AK, and the other three parks seem like such a long drive from there.


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