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Old 07-04-2011, 04:12 PM   #16
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I've stayed at both Sports and Movies. Both were great. Sports was a little nicer due to being refurbed but my family loved the theming at Movies. The food courts were both good, and the pools were nice, too. I haven't stayed at Pop but I'm not all that eager to try it. I wonder how much farther it is to get to the bus stop, the food court, etc... than it is at AllStars?

Oh, the only time I had to wait long for a bus was a Sat. night in May when we were headed to DTD. Other than that we never had a bus issue.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:38 PM   #17
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I have stayed at all of the values over the years and my most recent stay was at the ASMo. We loved being so close to the main building and were just steps from the main pool. The beds were too small for two adults. I think I liked POP better, loved that it was on a lake, we had a view of the bowling pin pool and lake when we were just outside our room.
No room at the Pop when we are going in Sept/Oct for 1/2 marathon. Was planning on staying one night prior to moving to the Dolphin. I know, not a WDW official hotel, but I can't beat the price or convenience to Epcot. I am thinking of staying at ASMu or ASSp for the first night. Any suggestions for me? (3 adult women, myself, DS and DD)
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:38 PM   #18
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Smile POP is our choice.

No question about it. We've stayed at POFQ, off site and others but we prefer Pop to them all for all the reasons - food, location, buses (saves us $400 a trip), refurbed rooms (these were great last year!), theming, etc.. Many of us think of it more as a ValMod because of all the extra things it has over other values resorts.

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Old 07-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #19
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POP is my value of choice!
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:42 PM   #20
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All Star Movies, Mighty Ducks, back of building. We were there last month.

We've stayed at all of the All Stars though it's been 15 years since sports, which we need to try again.

POP was nice but parking lots too far for carting stuff back and forth. If you fly and don't rent a car then that's not an issue.

I also like the All Stars as they are smaller than POP. All Star Movies are going through at refurb when we were there they were working on Building 3, we stayed in Building 2 so it was already done.

It wasn't that far a walk to the Movies main building, maybe 10 minutes or less and about 5 minutes to Music. We liked the option of having 3 pools readily available to us (Fantasia, Duck Pond and Calypso). We pay for a standard room and the Music buses are very close to the Mighty Ducks buildings (we were in the far back of Building 2) we were on the 2nd floor, end room and could see our car from the balcony.

While we don't use the buses my Brother and his wife and my mom who were in Building 3 did use the buses a couple of times using Music and had no issues.
Since they show movies at all of the All Stars now the kids liked being able to choose which one to go to. Though I prefer Movies at Music because you can watch them from in the pool.

The Duck Pond Pool is between the 2 Mighty Ducks Building so it was convenient for swimming and laundry.

The seating area in the food court in Music is bigger than Movies. Food is similar but one thing we noted is that Sundaes at Music came with different toppings but not at Movies. On the other hand we were in the Movies Food court one night and we happened upon a Magical Moment where the kids got to make their own Sundaes and got a paper chef's hat and a certificate.

Also the kids took part in ativities by the pool at both pools but mostly Music as that's where we seemed to end up at night. Name that singer, dance parties, scavenger hunts etc.

Don't know if they do these at POP or not.
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