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Old 11-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 2cutiepatooties
Are the AS food courts all the same menu? Is it all burgers, fries and pizza?
No. There is a station with different choices daily. I love the make your own salad (I go for the steak). They have a few choices of carved meats each night. The flank steak is really good. The Italian is decent too. The quesadillas are ok too.

My son adores eating at the food court...so we end up there many nights. I can go the whole week and not go near a burger or pizza. I also usually have them sub grapes or something for fries if I do end up ordering something that comes with fries.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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Here's my opinion on this one, go with whichever theme you prefer, whichever is cheaper, or where the rest of the group is staying. Having stayed at both, they are very similar. I see all these Pop lovers on this board and personally, I just don't get it. I haven't stayed at AoA yet but the all stars and Pop to me are identical except slightly different theming. The rooms are the same size, they have all been recently updated (with movies being the most recent late last year). The comment about the all stars being outdated and neglected is just plain silly.

To me, the food courts are very similar. All have pools that play games, all show movies at night. I will also say that the bus sharing at the all stars is very exaggerated on these boards. I personally found that in the early 2000's they shared much more than they do now. Every stay we have had recently they have had their own buses in the mornings and at park closings and only sharing during low times during midday. While Pop has dedicated bus service, it's a large resort and the buses are busy. Dring our last stay there they were always filled to capacity and we left people not able to get on. It happens sometimes.

That's about as honest of a review that I can give from someone who has stayed at all of them and doesn't have much of a preference either way. I have a slight preference toward the all star resorts because of their size, being smaller and easier to manage with movies at the top of my list. I find pop a little large and spread out for my taste but I would certainly stay there if the price was right. It's usually a slight bit more to stay there and I don't want to pay for a preferred room so my most recent value stays have been at the all stars.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #18
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Pop! We love it there! I love not sharing buses. My kids get the biggest kick out of telling people that we are staying at P-O-P....POP!
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #19
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One more reason that we prefer Pop: AS is further away from the parks, except for AK. Pop is still a ways out, but it's close to EP and HS, and seems a bit closer to MK than AS is.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #20
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POP is our fav over the All Stars. We have stayed at all of them.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #21
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I recently returned from a split stay at Pop/AS Movies. I loved both resorts. However, Pop had certain advantages that made it the better choice for future stays.
* Pop had convenient access to AoA to enjoy their surroundings and their extra-special food court.
* More food choices at Pop vs. All Star Resorts.
* Larger, more comprehensive gift shop at Pop.
* Most important to me: Pop has a real ESPRESSO MACHINE and All Star resorts do not. (I checked ASMo and ASMu.)
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #22
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I've stayed at both. I prefer All Stars. Sometimes you share buses but it was no different than sharing with the masses at Pop. Plus, due to the amount of people the food courts at the All Stars were much less hectic than Pop. Both are great though. A lot depends on which theme appeals to you.
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Never had a problem and have always enjoyed staying at Pop.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:49 AM   #24
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My kids thought ASMov was pretty cool, but I gotta go with Pop!
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