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Old 03-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #2026
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Awesome, thanks for the info on mears! I think we'll be using their service when we go. How far in advance did you have to call to schedule a pick up time?

I was hesitant on whether or not it was worth it to sacrifice a day from disney to go to "the dark side". But once my husband saw the hulk roller coaster, Spider-Man ride, and the rip rock it coaster, he was sold. So, looks like we're going! Haha...
How much was the transfer to AOA?

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Just checked out today from building 6 at POP. No towel animals this trip but the mousekeeping was done very well. The food court never seemed overcrowded like when I walked over to AoA last night for dinner. The pool wasn't even really crowded either! I just wish they had an option to pay for a King Room like in the Moderates and Deluxe categories..maybe some day!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:16 AM   #2028
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I just wish they had an option to pay for a King Room like in the Moderates and Deluxe categories..maybe some day!!!
You can't book king at deluxes unless you book a 1BR villa that has a king. Only moderates have regular rooms that you can book king.
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If you need tickets and transportation to IOA/US, I recommend buying the two together from the board sponsors, DreamsUnlimited. You can check out the offers and prices here: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com...al/tickets.htm

We purchased the two day tickets so did two days at IOA/US during our spring break last year. The transportation worked great from Pop.
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You can't book king at deluxes unless you book a 1BR villa that has a king. Only moderates have regular rooms that you can book king.
Haha sorry that's what I meant!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:13 AM   #2031
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Not sure I should say this or suggest this, but DH needs an accessible room for bathroom grabs and room for ECV when we are at WDW and when I click that we need an accessible room we have the option of booking king rooms with different bathroom types at all values. At mods and deluxes kings cost more but they are the same price at values. Just thought I would share.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #2032
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Awesome, thanks for the info on mears! I think we'll be using their service when we go. How far in advance did you have to call to schedule a pick up time?

I was hesitant on whether or not it was worth it to sacrifice a day from disney to go to "the dark side". But once my husband saw the hulk roller coaster, Spider-Man ride, and the rip rock it coaster, he was sold. So, looks like we're going! Haha...
MEARS was AWESOME! Such a great service. You just have to call the day before (24 hours in advance) to schedule a pickup. They were always right on time, and always pleasant taking us back in the afternoon as well. Such a great service, I'm so glad I read about it on here. I wouldn't EVER pay for a cab when you can just do this!
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So, for those couples only...if you don't get a king, what do y'all do? Please don't say sleep separately, because that'd be very sad. is there a good chance of getting a king if we're going in September, and we have no other requests?
My guy and I stayed at CSR on our last trip and didn't want to pay an extra $40 or whatever it is per night for a king bed. We just cuddled in the double bed and it was fine! And it was kinda nice during the afternoons when we went back to the room, I could take a nap in one bed and he could play on his laptop or whatever in the other one
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Just checked out today from building 6 at POP. No towel animals this trip but the mousekeeping was done very well. The food court never seemed overcrowded like when I walked over to AoA last night for dinner. The pool wasn't even really crowded either! I just wish they had an option to pay for a King Room like in the Moderates and Deluxe categories..maybe some day!!!
Welcome back! Happy you enjoyed your stay at POP! Sometimes we get a towel animal, last year, our mousekeeper was kind enough to indulge my DD and my niece with a little towel making 101 Its good to read that the service itself was great.

And even though some guests want the ability to book a king room... can you imagine adding another booking category to POP?? making it 5 categories?? and then how does one differieniate between the king rooms in certain areas i.e. standard vs pool view?? yikes! Too much, we are still getting used to the extra 2 categories this year..

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If you need tickets and transportation to IOA/US, I recommend buying the two together from the board sponsors, DreamsUnlimited. You can check out the offers and prices here: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com...al/tickets.htm

We purchased the two day tickets so did two days at IOA/US during our spring break last year. The transportation worked great from Pop.
Sandi, you are amazing as usual...thanks for posting and reminding us of this link!

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Not sure I should say this or suggest this, but DH needs an accessible room for bathroom grabs and room for ECV when we are at WDW and when I click that we need an accessible room we have the option of booking king rooms with different bathroom types at all values. At mods and deluxes kings cost more but they are the same price at values. Just thought I would share.
Handicap rooms and room options available are intended for guests like yourself that require the accomodations. Its good that it is in a different category and maintained just for this purpose.
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Checked into POP today...was talking to one of the check in desk supervisors and surprisingly enough while some of the other hotels are booked solid, or close to it...POP is not! Yay For us!! This is supposed to be a busy week here!

My DD works at Saratoga Springs and it was a Mad House over there!!
stitchlovestink...Have a great time at Disney with your DD (when she's not working ) Good to hear it's not full - enjoy!

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Ahh gee thanks. I know once I digest it, it'll be ok.
It's just hard when you've had this plan in your head.. Preferred View, and request was 50's section. We wanted to spend time in the Bowling Pin pool, and yet be close enough to transportation.

Last time I did a standard room at the All Star Sports.. we were in the BACK and the longest walk. At night with 2 young little kids walking to your room is the WORST feeling ever. Didn't want to have to do that again this time, y'know?

Can I hope I end up with some at check-in? lol
You never know when you might get "dusted" Will say that we usually book standard and request lakeview...and we have not been disappointed... bldg 3 (tramp) building is in the 50s and offers a great location for Classic Hall - Busing. Perhaps you want to consider requesting close to transporation on your reservation.
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I am here right now sitting at the pool, I have to say based on some of the reviews I was actually regretting booking here. I have a standard room In building 4 and I was pleasantly surprised by the accommodations. My last stay was at Coronado springs and I prefer this place. Right by the pool, clean rooms. I have heard that the rooms are tiny and I have to disagree. As first timers here we are very happy that I did not switch hotels.
We really like the 60s (our last stay was in Bldg 4). Like you, we have stayed at moderate level, and agree that the difference in room size from a value to mod is very slight, and it not a concern for us. Enjoy your stay!!
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So exited for our first trip to POP May 3-10! Only stayed at moderate, but honestly, we only shower and sleep in there, so why waste your money?! Any creative tips (Besides the tie dye cheesecake!) for a first timer here?
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So exited for our first trip to POP May 3-10! Only stayed at moderate, but honestly, we only shower and sleep in there, so why waste your money?! Any creative tips (Besides the tie dye cheesecake!) for a first timer here?
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I'm not sure that this is a creative tip, but it is interesting to me. Check out the shadow boxes in the lobby of the hotel for all the memorabilia they've featured. It's really quite a collection and, depending on how old you are, will bring back some memories. Also, I like taking a stroll (or run) along "memory lane" which is the walkway near the lake. They've put up informational signs about significant events during the various decades. Also, now that AoA is complete, that walkway goes all around the lake and it is fun to check out AoA's landscaping, etc.

All that takes time away from the parks, etc., but I enjoy it. (I don't like the tie-dyed cheesecake, so ymmv )
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I'm not sure that this is a creative tip, but it is interesting to me. Check out the shadow boxes in the lobby of the hotel for all the memorabilia they've featured. It's really quite a collection and, depending on how old you are, will bring back some memories. Also, I like taking a stroll (or run) along "memory lane" which is the walkway near the lake. They've put up informational signs about significant events during the various decades. Also, now that AoA is complete, that walkway goes all around the lake and it is fun to check out AoA's landscaping, etc.

All that takes time away from the parks, etc., but I enjoy it. (I don't like the tie-dyed cheesecake, so ymmv )
Thanks! Excited to see AoA as well. We'll try the cheesecake, and let you know!
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