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Old 01-03-2013, 11:17 AM   #1051
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How late is the Mom's night out special available in the foodcourt?
The Specialty area, which has the Mom's night out specials closes at 10pm

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[Thanks! While AoA looks cool, I could stay at PoP every visit, and always be happy. The discount just makes it that much easier
And you do get the best of both...POP where you know you are happy and get the discount AND the ability to walk over and eat at AOA, and explore the resort.

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I have stayed at Pop twice now and loved it. Very clean, great mousekeeper, get front desk staff.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #1052
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Interesting, this is the first I've ever read that All Stars and Pop food courts are not run by Disney itself. Anyone have more info on this?
jcarwash, for me too.

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I have to say that PoP is the one Disney resort we've stayed at where we've never had a single housekeeping issue. They were always fast, efficient, and complete. We even stayed there over New Year's last year.

That said, YMMV and around the holidays, the guest load goes up, plus there are more seasonal employees working. That seems to increase the likelihood of running into an issue. Our biggest problem occurred during the holidays at CSR.... and was clearly related to the individual that worked our room for a few days. Occasionally you are going to get somebody who is not up to keeping to the Disney standard, or just has a bad day.

In any case I wouldn't let those few reviews taint your excitement for PoP.
You make a good observation about the seasonal time, and increased staff which could lead to possible issues.

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I can't believe that when I posted that I was off by one day! Anyway I'll be there Monday night! See you Wednesday morning!!!
Must be jet lag in advance. See you Wed AM!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #1053
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The Specialty area, which has the Mom's night out specials closes at 10pm
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:42 PM   #1054
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Interesting, this is the first I've ever read that All Stars and Pop food courts are not run by Disney itself. Anyone have more info on this?
This is news to me. I thought Pepper Market was the only food court not owned and operated by Disney.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #1055
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Hi everyone! *wave*

I've stayed at POP I think 3 or 4 times and its by far my favourite resort. Last time was last Feb and I'm heading back next month on a solo trip to run the Princess 1/2 Marathon. So excited!

My question for those who have been there recently is about the drink selection in the cafeteria. I know they used to have the slushies machines which was wonderful to get a coke slushie at the end of a long hot day. I don't see it listed in the drinks section at the beginning of this thread. Are the slushies gone? I hope not!
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We checked in to Pop yesteday just before noon. We are in the 70's in the court with the giant foosball, big wheel and the Mickey phone. We ate in the food court yesterday for lunch before heading to MK for a couple of hours before leaving for GF and 1900PF for dinner. We enjoyed the character interaction but neither of us ate much due to not feeling well. We've both been very recently sick with really bad colds. We enjoyed the castle show after a few rides and then left right after fireworks. Decided to forgo an early arrival at Epcot and let DS sleep late. Well, we've been in the room ever since because he threw up and was feverish. Just in the last hour has he started to perk up. Hoping we'll make it to DHS tomorrow.

Housekeeping was helpful as I had to strip the entire bed.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #1057
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This is news to me. I thought Pepper Market was the only food court not owned and operated by Disney.
You are correct, Everything POP and the food courts at the All-Stars are owned by Disney. Don't know where the PP got the idea that they aren't.

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Hi everyone! *wave*

I've stayed at POP I think 3 or 4 times and its by far my favourite resort. Last time was last Feb and I'm heading back next month on a solo trip to run the Princess 1/2 Marathon. So excited!

My question for those who have been there recently is about the drink selection in the cafeteria. I know they used to have the slushies machines which was wonderful to get a coke slushie at the end of a long hot day. I don't see it listed in the drinks section at the beginning of this thread. Are the slushies gone? I hope not!
Sorry, slushies have been gone for a couple years.
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How late is the Mom's night out special available in the foodcourt?
What is the Mom's night out special?? Sounds interesting!
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #1059
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My grandma and I will be staying at Pop at the end of the month!! She's excited for Harry Potter at Universal and I'm just excited to be back at Disney World!

Can't wait to check out Pop!!
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This will be our first POP stay, we usually stay at Movies but really wanted to try a different place. We have always booked preferred, but never a specific section. Since we are driving this year, we would like to be close to parking as well as the Classic Hall. After reading through many posts it looks like the 70s would be best.

How often do you really get requests? We do not cafre if we are on the front or backside, but should we book preferred to help our chance?

Also I have seen a couple of mentions about different building in the 70s, are both close to parking and the Classic Hall?

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #1061
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We are doing a split stay to save money, checking into AoA cars suite for the first 2 nights and then over to POP for the other 5 nights.

I am wondering: I know Disney will move your stuff. Is that recommended usually by all of you?? We will have our car so we thought we'd just leave most of the stuff in the car and bring only what we need into AoA, packing a separate bag for those first 2 nights only.

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BTW, I've read mostly good reviews going thru this thread and am excited for our stay. We chose PoP specifically so we can walk over this bridge and still spend lots of time at AoA with the "Cars". "Cars" has been such a big part our boys lives for 5 years and they will have grown out of it by our next trip so we are doing it this time.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #1062
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Thanks for the replies about the rooms being clean! I'd rather hear opinions from the experts. Speaking of which, I will be staying in just a standard room and just requested near busses or main building. I looked at the map on the first pages. Is there only one place to get on the busses (right out side the main building) or are there other bus stops within POP? If there's only one, can someone recommend a good building to ask for? It will just be me and my 5 year old DS on this trip. I don't care about pool view as I would prefer it to be quieter but I also don't want a long walk after being in the park all day. Thanks so much for everyone's help. This thread has so many helpful people!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:56 PM   #1063
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Ok, after reading multiple reviews and taking this board's advice, we switched our reservation to a preferred room. With the new discount and the room switch, we saved $300! Wowza!! I see an extra Piña CoLAVA in my future
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Ok, after reading multiple reviews and taking this board's advice, we switched our reservation to a preferred room. With the new discount and the room switch, we saved $300! Wowza!! I see an extra Piña CoLAVA in my future
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:08 PM   #1065
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We just booked a preferred pool room. Is there anything I should request? For example at CBR an end room appeared slightly bigger due to layout. Anything I should request at pop?
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