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Old 05-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #2521
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We got unexpected Pixie Dust today when we checked in : the same fantastic room we had last stay! In the 50's, top floor, and the next room over is preferred
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I'm a Disneyland vet headed to WDW for the 1st time. It's always been a financial thing, not a "I don't want to go" thing for me.

Anyways, my standards are pretty low, but i'll be checking-in in about 36 hours and I'll see how the meals taste. I plan to only eat breakfast at POP, but if the crowds get as intense and annoying as it sounds, maybe i'll just head to the parks to eat. I'd rather spend as much time in the parks enjoying the attractions and scenery. Since i'm only planning on eating counter service, the food will be there so that I have the energy to keep moving, lol.
Timsierramist, I think you will be happy with the Pop offerings (and not because your standards are low ). As jcarwash posted, getting to the food court early is your best bet to avoid crowds... after 7:30am it definitely gets busier.

And there are plenty of great CS choices in the parks (and Downtown Disney). We like Flame Tree BBQ (AK), Cosmic Rays, Pecos Bill (MK), Sunshine seasons, France (Epcot). Wolfgang puck express, Earl of Sandwich (DTD).

Also, check out Be Our Guest for CS (we didn't get a chance on our January trip). We did however eat a TS at BOG and we really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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This is my 3rd day and I've been out at the parks so much that I've yet to get to the food court or get a refillable mug - tonight I remembered Pop is famous for the tie-dye cheesecake and I've yet to get any!

There's definitely a big kids group here, in the lobby they have a separate check-in area with signs all over the place saying its for Varsity Competition check-in.
Well I hope you fixed that "not having any tie-dye cheesecake" today

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My DD 10 and DD 8 are looking forward to their PoP! waffles soon. The end of May will not get here fast enough! We have been watching a Disney movie every night since we hit 30 days out!
I hear ya on the Mickey waffles! Now if only we could slow down time once we got to Disney... that would be great! Enjoy the time with your DDs in the world.

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The food court at POP Is super good!,ok IMO(I admit i see everything through the Mouses sunglasses,sorry) i have not eaten anything there that I would say was,i would not try again. We get off to such a early start we hardly ever notice the crowds In the food court. It seems after 7am the folks start to build up in the food court, we have not eaten there for Breakfast that much but will try it more this trip, any food suggestions?. I am trying to convert my self to a CS person, its not going so well. I am thinking of doing a CS lunch with a TS dinner.
We like most everything too For breakfast, we get bagels, the chocolate croissants (our fav), of course mickey waffles! Somethimes we get an omelette or the breakfast sandwich. It's all good, depending on how much you want to eat. We usually are on the dining plan, so we use our CS for lunch and then TS for dinner.

We like the chicken penne alfredo, mom's night out dinners (which is changing to nightly specials... so will have to update the menu). Pizza is good, and my DD likes the shrimp lo mein and nachos supreme. We tend to do our snacking at POP in the evening after the parks close.

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We got unexpected Pixie Dust today when we checked in : the same fantastic room we had last stay! In the 50's, top floor, and the next room over is preferred
That's awesome!! What a great beginning to your trip! Have fun!!
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Weve stayed at Pop a few times over the years. I never asked but they used to have a frozen coke machine near soda machines few years ago. anyone know why or when exactly they took it out? My boys loved it!
Unfortunately, the frozen coke machine been gone for quite a while, most likely as it was down/broken as much as it worked. So Disney decided to just remove it instead of fixing it or replacing it with a newer model. Kind of like the Goofy POP Jets that are no more ... and then we have AOA getting the great splash kids area (which is wonderful for AOA guests), you wonder why Disney wouldn't/couldn't fix/update the POP jets... it seems that the answer is just to take it away. Unique things to POP too... Guess this falls under "remember when" concept that is POP. Oh well, I still love the POP!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #2525
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Unfortunately, the frozen coke machine been gone for quite a while, most likely as it was down/broken as much as it worked. So Disney decided to just remove it instead of fixing it or replacing it with a newer model. Kind of like the Goofy POP Jets that are no more ... and then we have AOA getting the great splash kids area (which is wonderful for AOA guests), you wonder why Disney wouldn't/couldn't fix/update the POP jets... it seems that the answer is just to take it away. Unique things to POP too... Guess this falls under "remember when" concept that is POP. Oh well, I still love the POP!!
Yeah exactly! See I thought there were pop jets there,looks so wierd now just sitting there as an akward photo opt. Like I said we go back to PoP every other trip or so and always forgot to ask about that coke machine it was so cool...Oh well still going back in 15 days! Cant wait!
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #2526
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Janet B - glad to have you back on the thread. Noticed you were away for a bit.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #2527
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One of tonight's specials was pot roast, also they said tomorrow night would be sesame chicken over white rice.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #2528
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stitchlovestink!! I've miss ya....and our seasoned POPer is set to pop back again.... oh what a great life!!
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Welcome Back! Glad to finally see you back on the thread! have missed you too!!
I tried to send you a PM abit ago, but your box was full!
I was going to give you a heads up about the menu change!
I figured I'd wait to see if anyone there noticed. Otherwise, once I got there and saw all of the actual changes I'd start posting them. I'll actually have my laptop this trip, so I can take and upload pics for the thread if you'd like!
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:53 PM   #2529
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They completely changed the menu at POP today and got rid of the Moms nite out entrees
Actually the new menu took effect at 6am on May 1.

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Anyone there right now finding that the food at POP is a bit so-so these days? I'm just trying to figure out if the food is just not the right fit for my group or if standards have been sliding a bit lately. I gave it the honest try over the past couple of days (and tried a bunch of different things over breakfast/lunch/dinner) and found it to be very 'meh'.
Wow...I'm sorry to hear that you think the food is just 'meh.' I know for a fact that the Chefs have worked VERY hard and put in MANY extra hours working on the new menus. This was something that did not happen overnight. They came up with different 'dishes' and then had guests actually sample them. I 'tested' a few back in January. And quite frankly, what I had was PHENOMENAL!!! And I told them that in the review I wrote. I would have bought it TWICE! I still crave it. Actually, I'm going to get the recipe because unfortunately, it didn't make the final cut which was the 'Mickey Check'. Now everything must pass this which has requirements for 'healthy' grade. I know why the dish I loved didn't pass, and honestly, I think the reason is silly, but it's Disney's choice...sigh!!!
But anyway, I just find it sad, to hear you say this when I know how hard they have worked and how well they do their job. POP has one (if not the best) resort food courts out there!!
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Hielostar, sorry that the food has just been so-so (can't wait to get to POP and try it out myself ) We tradionally do not eat a lot of meals at POP... breakfasts mostly (and we love the chocolate croissants!), and snacks in the evening (we are more park people and eat our CS out). Will be interesting to read what other POPers think...(and we do have several POPers heading out this month and next).
Yup, Janet, I head out in less than 36 hours. Hoping to eat a few meals at POP!! Will give a dining review here!!

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I'm a Disneyland vet headed to WDW for the 1st time. It's always been a financial thing, not a "I don't want to go" thing for me.

Anyways, my standards are pretty low, but i'll be checking-in in about 36 hours and I'll see how the meals taste. I plan to only eat breakfast at POP, but if the crowds get as intense and annoying as it sounds, maybe i'll just head to the parks to eat. I'd rather spend as much time in the parks enjoying the attractions and scenery. Since i'm only planning on eating counter service, the food will be there so that I have the energy to keep moving, lol.
Looks like we will be there at the same time!
I wouldn't stress. Weekday crowds (esp this time of year) should not be THAT bad in the food court. And you have to try the Mickey waffles!

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The food court at POP Is super good!,ok IMO(I admit i see everything through the Mouses sunglasses,sorry) i have not eaten anything there that I would say was,i would not try again. We get off to such a early start we hardly ever notice the crowds In the food court. It seems after 7am the folks start to build up in the food court, we have not eaten there for Breakfast that much but will try it more this trip, any food suggestions?. I am trying to convert my self to a CS person, its not going so well. I am thinking of doing a CS lunch with a TS dinner.
I will be there on Monday... I plan on trying a few things this week.
I go back for 12 days/11 nights in June, and will be trying some other items then... I will be happy to report back what I think of what I try!

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Weve stayed at Pop a few times over the years. I never asked but they used to have a frozen coke machine near soda machines few years ago. anyone know why or when exactly they took it out? My boys loved it!
It's been gone for 3 or 4 years now...they took it out because it was broken more than it was working. And I remember it being blue raspberry rather than frozen coke...

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Unfortunately, the frozen coke machine been gone for quite a while, most likely as it was down/broken as much as it worked. So Disney decided to just remove it instead of fixing it or replacing it with a newer model. Kind of like the Goofy POP Jets that are no more ... and then we have AOA getting the great splash kids area (which is wonderful for AOA guests), you wonder why Disney wouldn't/couldn't fix/update the POP jets... it seems that the answer is just to take it away. Unique things to POP too... Guess this falls under "remember when" concept that is POP. Oh well, I still love the POP!!
Yes, as sad as that is...it does seem like that's what they do. I also heard though, that they were getting some flack and the All Stars wanted Frozen Drink machines. So when they kept having it break so much, they decided to just get rid of it entirely and then they didn't have to hear the All Stars mgrs complain either!
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:20 AM   #2530
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Coffee Creamer at resort

I usually go to the food court and either use a mug or one of my empty water bottles to fill with coffee cream and keep it in room fridge
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Actually the new menu took effect at 6am on May 1.

Wow...I'm sorry to hear that you think the food is just 'meh.' I know for a fact that the Chefs have worked VERY hard and put in MANY extra hours working on the new menus. This was something that did not happen overnight. They came up with different 'dishes' and then had guests actually sample them. I 'tested' a few back in January. And quite frankly, what I had was PHENOMENAL!!! And I told them that in the review I wrote. I would have bought it TWICE! I still crave it. Actually, I'm going to get the recipe because unfortunately, it didn't make the final cut which was the 'Mickey Check'. Now everything must pass this which has requirements for 'healthy' grade. I know why the dish I loved didn't pass, and honestly, I think the reason is silly, but it's Disney's choice...sigh!!!
But anyway, I just find it sad, to hear you say this when I know how hard they have worked and how well they do their job. POP has one (if not the best) resort food courts out there!!

Yup, Janet, I head out in less than 36 hours. Hoping to eat a few meals at POP!! Will give a dining review here!!

Looks like we will be there at the same time!
I wouldn't stress. Weekday crowds (esp this time of year) should not be THAT bad in the food court. And you have to try the Mickey waffles!

I will be there on Monday... I plan on trying a few things this week.
I go back for 12 days/11 nights in June, and will be trying some other items then... I will be happy to report back what I think of what I try!

It's been gone for 3 or 4 years now...they took it out because it was broken more than it was working. And I remember it being blue raspberry rather than frozen coke...

Yes, as sad as that is...it does seem like that's what they do. I also heard though, that they were getting some flack and the All Stars wanted Frozen Drink machines. So when they kept having it break so much, they decided to just get rid of it entirely and then they didn't have to hear the All Stars mgrs complain either!
No it def had coke flavor it was dh favorite. Such a shame.
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Is it still raining?

How's the weather, is it still raining? We check in in 4 days. Is has rained her at home for about 2 months straight. I am really looking forward to some sunshine.
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No it def had coke flavor it was dh favorite. Such a shame.
hmmm....maybe they changed it at some point but it was originally blue raspberry. Because I remember that!

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How's the weather, is it still raining? We check in in 4 days. Is has rained her at home for about 2 months straight. I am really looking forward to some sunshine.
According to Weatherdotcom the weather this coming week should be Lovely!! highs in the low 80's and low's in the 60's... 20% chance of rain Mon/Fri, 10% on Wed and 0% on Tue/Thur. and actually it is supposed to warm up to 90 on Friday and stay warm thru the weekend! I am leaving LATE friday night. So I was only checking thru that point.

Hope you have a great trip!!
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hmmm....maybe they changed it at some point but it was originally blue raspberry. Because I remember that!
It was definitely Coke when we were there in 2004...my 2 teen sons lived on it that week. I think it was the only thing they used their mugs for that trip. They were not happy when they found out the machine had been removed just a few weeks before we stayed there again in 2009.
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Yep on our trip it was coke and so bummed when returned 4 years ago and it was no more...
I remember when you could get orange juice and milk! But that was when our cups would never expire.... I think we should have a thread about how many mugs we've bought over the years!
I refuse to count !! Haha!
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