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Old 05-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #91
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I was just there this past weekend. No issues.

Wonder why the lady who had hotel employees walk in three days in a row while she was in the shower didn't put the bolt on the door or use the privacy sign.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #92
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I have stayed at POP many times. My standard protocol when I first step into a hotel room is to wipe every surface with Lysol or Clorox wipes. I even do the inside of the dresser drawers/handles. When I first stayed at Pop I was expecting some dust as I just for fun ran the wipe across the top of the TV/dresser armoire. NOT A SPECK. It was one of the cleanest rooms I have ever stayed in. Subsequent stays at Pop have had similar results.
If I got a room as bad as some of the ones I have read about here, I would be speaking with a manager and moving rooms or resorts.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #93
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I just got done "doing the math" in my budget spreadsheet for Deluxe vs Value vs offsite and came up with POP being my best bet, even for kidless middle aged folk such as ourselves. I read through the posts and I feel content with my decision. You can have a poor experience almost anywhere. I will speak up if something is totally ruining my experience. I'm glad most posters were satisfied with their stay. Whew! I was worried for a minute there.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #94
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I just got done "doing the math" in my budget spreadsheet for Deluxe vs Value vs offsite and came up with POP being my best bet, even for kidless middle aged folk such as ourselves. I read through the posts and I feel content with my decision. You can have a poor experience almost anywhere. I will speak up if something is totally ruining my experience. I'm glad most posters were satisfied with their stay. Whew! I was worried for a minute there.

I think you'll like it! I've stayed at 3 of the mods as well as AKL and WL. While I love staying at those levels, I also love POP. Its bright and fun with cool period music playing throughout the resort. Its close to AOA, so you can take either bus back. The food court is not bad - actually better than WL and AKL with many more choices. And its definitely affordable .
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #95
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We're at pop and I love it. Rooms (we have 2) were spotless! We have preferred rooms in 60's area building 5- (5106 and 5107) in front of the closed down kiddie area. Slept great. Not noisy at all and super close to lobby. We will def stay here again!
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #96
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I just got done "doing the math" in my budget spreadsheet for Deluxe vs Value vs offsite and came up with POP being my best bet, even for kidless middle aged folk such as ourselves. I read through the posts and I feel content with my decision. You can have a poor experience almost anywhere. I will speak up if something is totally ruining my experience. I'm glad most posters were satisfied with their stay. Whew! I was worried for a minute there.
If you can stay longer by going to Pop then i would go that direction also. Just check in as early as possible and check out your room as soon as you can. Seriously, there are like 4 million rooms at Pop (not really but you get the point). Stuff does slip though. If money is an issue try all stars they are a couple dollars cheaper and the rooms are nearly identical. Have a great trip.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #97
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We used to be POP lovers too up until about 2 years ago and no way would you pay me to stay in it now. The final straw was the last time we stayed...I about killed myself slipping on the mess of food all over the food court floor, there was never any ice for cold drinks ( it was laying all over the floor) , kids would just run about wild and loud and I mean everywhere!!!, the drinks station was just a complete mess, there was never any hot chocolate it was always out, never any condiments ( everyone stole them)yes we seen a few people fill their bags with them!!!, the pool area was not clean, housekeeping was terrible, each night we came back to just the top cover been pulled over and the bed not made underneath and like a previous poster said, the managers could not care less. We have a pool at home so we know how clean a pool should be and we were definitely hesitant a few days to put our kids in the hippy dippy pool for the trash that was at the bottom of it. Just our personal experience.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #98
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Staying at POP will allow us to stay onsite which is important to me. The rental car would eliminate the offsite savings. We will be staying in October so it shouldn't be as busy. We tend to maximize park time and I just discussed it with BF and he will forgo the hot tubs. He was pretty ticked off last time we went and stayed at BC. We specifically did a Deluxe for these types of amenities and the hot tubs (well three of them anyway) weren't up to temperature because they were "waiting for a part" according to maintenance. So, I guess part of the reason for the step down in resort is because BC did not live up to expectations for a Deluxe and would be almost 3X as much money.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #99
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I think a lot depends in what is important to you. Regardless of where i am traveling, most important thing is a clean room and comfy bed. Also, location and/or transportation. That being said, we stayed at Pop in Dec 2010. it had rave reviews, didn't share buses with any other resorts, and it had just been renovated. When we arrived, I thought the CMs were great, and the room was very clean. Mousekeeping also did a very good job during our entire stay. BUT, the bed was SO uncomfortable, and the bus service was the worst (by far) that we'd ever experienced (compared to ASMo, AKL, CSR)...Usually 45+ min just to get on a bus. Didn't matter time of day or going to or from a park. So, 2 strikes out of 3 for us. Also, walls are paper thin. Literally, I could hear the conversation in the next room and the kid splashing around in the bath tub. I could have over looked the thin walls if everything else worked for us, but...we won't be staying there again.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #100
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We are at POP now. Staying in the 50's section, lake view building 2. Very quiet, clean room. We have had no issues with our room. Very clean and friendly staff.
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If you can stay longer by going to Pop then i would go that direction also. Just check in as early as possible and check out your room as soon as you can. Seriously, there are like 4 million rooms at Pop (not really but you get the point). Stuff does slip though. If money is an issue try all stars they are a couple dollars cheaper and the rooms are nearly identical. Have a great trip.
2,880 rooms to be exact!!
72 rooms per floor, 4 floors per bldg. = 288 rooms X 10 bldgs. (Max occupancy is 11,220 - this does not account for infants qualified to sleep in pack & plays)
When POP Century opened it was the 10th largest hotel in the US and the 27th largest in the world.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #102
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I have stayed at everything from a Motel 6 to a 5 star in Florence Italy. Every vacation comes with different expectations. Clean and habitable are the minimum. If the POP is not that, I'll voice my opinions. As for quiet, I sleep with earplugs all the time because I can't stand background noise of any kind including traffic. At BC we had hallway noise that bothered me so I wore them. Perhaps a room NOT facing a pool area would be good. It's Disney, there will be kids and there will be people and I will be prepared.

I am giving it a shot for the kind of off-season but lacking the proximity to F&W...we will see if my BF begs for a Deluxe in the Epcot area again. I am game, I'm in the Disney Bubble.

I doubt it will be my last trip to the world so I am up for an experiment.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #103
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You'll will be fine. Also remember you can rent a car from many different rental companies in DTD. So if you find you have a need for a day or two you can take the bus into DTD and pick it up. You can also pick up the local Lynx city bus and take it to the local walmart. I think you have to get the Lynx at the TTC. Don't know on that one...
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #104
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I have to ask- why were you just hinting around? Why didn't you just tell him that the maintenance/room condition problems were unacceptable and you demanded to me moved to another room?
My thoughts exactly! WHY didn't you take care of the issues at the front desk? The way I know Pop - they would have had maintenance there within 20 minutes. They cannot fix something they don't know about.

As far as trash not being emptied - calling the front desk would have taken care of that situation also.

Pop management doesn't stay in all of the rooms. If there are problems - tell THEM! Complaints "after the fact" cannot be fixed. We are actually doing the front desk a favor when complaining about maintenance or housekeeping issues at any resort. It gives them the opportunity to make it right.

We love Pop! I hope you have better luck next time. Mickey doesn't want you to be upset!
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