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Old 05-28-2013, 01:01 PM   #16
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I have stayed at both All Star Music and Pop... last June, I was at Pop for the first time and loved it! It's a very fun atmosphere, and also a lot "newer" than the all stars. The All Stars usually have sports teams, dance teams, cheerleaders, etc staying at them, so they tend to be busier with younger kids.

Also, about transportation... Pop's buses were great! All Star shares buses with all the All Star hotels, while as Pop is just one drop off/pick up... something to keep in mind
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:23 PM   #17
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We always stayed at Pop because we heard the horror stories with the buses at the Allstars (not sure how true that is). We really liked Pop. We never had a problem with the buses except for DTD (but DTD buses seem to be slow no matter what resort you're at) If you pay a little extra you can get a preferred room (usually the 60s building) next to Classic Hall (food court, shopping, check in etc). The theming of the resort is really fun! Now that AoA is built, you could always go across the bridge and check out that resort too or eat over there.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:57 PM   #18
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Also, about transportation... Pop's buses were great! All Star shares buses with all the All Star hotels, while as Pop is just one drop off/pick up... something to keep in mind
That is actually not true. The All Stars each have their own bus way more than they share. Which is a huge plus as they are also each way smaller than the Pop. Less people fighting for that seat on the bus! Also less people fighting for space in the gift shop, the food court, by the pool....
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #19
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We chose Pop over the All Star resorts b/c of the location. We will have our car and Pop is closer to DTD, has it's own bus, and is walking distance from AoA, in case we want to eat at their food court or browse the hotel.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #20
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My best friend and I (ages 22 and 21) are planning a last minute trip to Disney and are booking our resort and such tonight. We can only afford the value resorts, so we are between staying at the Pop Century or an All Star resort. Any experiences you'd like to share or advice with pros and cons of each?

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Just wondering if you decided as of yet?

I personally would go with POP but that's the only place we've stayed, my DD loves it. Either way your trip will be magical.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #21
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We have stayed at Movies, Music, and POP. Music seemed a little more quiet of the 3 but I would go with POP. In our experience the busses were better and the food court was much better. I would choose POP for the tye dyed cheesecake alone, but eat too much of it and it will have you seeing green or so to speak.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #22
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This is the way it is.
I stayed at both and was at AS Music 3 weeks ago.

Buses are better at All Star.
Food is better at Pop.
Rooms are the same.
Pools are the same.
Grounds are the same.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #23
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I found the buses at POP to be better for us, and I liked the food court better compared to the times we stayed at Movies. I like both resorts tho. Is it possible that it appears that the one is cheaper because it's a preferred vs. not preferred room?
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #24
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I've stayed at Pop and ASMusic this year, and I'd go with Pop every time from now on. ASMusic had an extremely rude CM at the front desk that got our trip off to a bad start so I'm a little biased, but I do genuinely think Pop is a better resort. It felt newer, cleaner, I liked the buses and the food court options better, I liked the pool options better and everyone was so cheerful and friendly. I'm a Pop girl from now on!
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #25
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I've stayed at Pop and ASMusic this year, and I'd go with Pop every time from now on. ASMusic had an extremely rude CM at the front desk that got our trip off to a bad start so I'm a little biased, but I do genuinely think Pop is a better resort. It felt newer, cleaner, I liked the buses and the food court options better, I liked the pool options better and everyone was so cheerful and friendly. I'm a Pop girl from now on!
Awesome! You've given me some comfort that I made the right choice. We booked last night, so it's official. I know it was late, but only 18 more days until we arrive! Can't wait
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