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Old 06-27-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Post POP CENTURY TIP and minor complaint

Hi all, just got back from our 5 day trip and i just wanted to give a tip about the pop century resort.
We had a preferred pool view room very close to petals pool bar. At first this seemed like a great idea until the night time came. It seems as though the hippy dippy pool never closes and the pool bar stays open until midnight. Do you see where this is going?? OK....apparently alot of adults dont realize that some people sleep between 11pm and 6 am . Had to call security on a group of adults who were hammered and screaming/laughing at 1:40 am next to the pool. I have to admit that the resort handled the situation promptly but my recommendation is this : If you have a fondness of getting a good nights sleep after a long day at the parks don't ask for a pool view room. Its loud all the time.
The resort decided to test their fire alarms in the middle of the day with no warning at all. Guests were scrambling from their rooms with no clue what to do.
Other than the above i would say that this is a very clean /efficiently run resort for the cost factor. The services for the kids are excellent. They have a staff that keeps the kids occupied non stop.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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I agree!

We stayed at POP 4 times and had super quiet stays 3 times. The one time we didn't, we had a Pool View - not the main pool but the computer pool. CRAZY loud until all hours - We were there in the summer and that pool was as crowded and loud at 1:00 am as it was at 1:00 in the afternoon.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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I have always had excellent experiences at the value resorts with limited noise near the pools late at night. I am a very very light sleeper so this will be good to know for Pop.

I hope the rest of your trip was good!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #4
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That's why I love a standard room facing the lake...so quiet.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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We had the same problem when we were there in march. It was 2am and we had just gotten back from magic kingdom and were getting ready for bed so we didn't notice......until we tried to fall asleep. Ours weren't even adults they were kids! Probably around 10 years old screaming at each other in the pool while they were playing with a beach ball. Never mind at 8am you can hear the music blasting and its usually high school musical or hannah montana.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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We have stayed at POP twice and have loved it both times. We have never gotten a pool view room because we figured it would be a little too loud for use come bed time.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:01 AM   #7
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POP is our favorite. Never really had an issue with noise late at night. But on the other hand when the kiddies wake up in the morning, Oh My.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:02 AM   #8
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That is one of the reasons we never book a preferred room. I have heard on many occasions how loud those rooms can get. We did have a room overlooking the computer pool once back when they were standard rooms given to returning guests. It was the middle of March and the noise was not bad at all.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:46 AM   #9
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My favorite rooms at Pop are in bldg 4, higher floor, facing the lake!!! I did have a pool facing room, ground level, at AoA last month. I was a bit concerned but it turned out to be fine. But, there isn't a bar there either!!! It was the Little Mermaid pool...that may have accounted for the quiet.

I won't take a room at Pop if it's facing the main pool area...even the quiet pools get a bit noisy at night with the kids in the water!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
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We stayed at Pop Century on our last trip. We didn't book a preferred room, but we did have a pool facing room. We were on the fourth floor, facing the computer pool. I didn't think it was noisy at all except for at night. The pool was hardly ever crowded.

But, there was one kid that we nicknamed 'the screecher' who was probably about 3-4 years old. I don't know what his parents were thinking, but they would bring him out to the pool at 10pm each night and let him screech and run around, and then they would bring him in around midnight. They were staying in the room next to us and he would run up to the room, banging on the fence the whole time. I swear, every time someone would open the door to their room, all you could hear was him shrieking. Honestly, I didn't find this to be the resorts problem, it was the parents' problem. So we didn't find it was difficult to deal with, just an annoyance and one that you might have at any hotel. We were so exhausted from running around the parks all day that we didn't find it too hard to fall asleep.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:20 PM   #11
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The resort decided to test their fire alarms in the middle of the day with no warning at all. Guests were scrambling from their rooms with no clue what to do.
To be honest, though, the guests should have done what they were supposed to do - get the heck out of their rooms. Don't want to think about if it wasn't a test.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #12
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Yep

It has always been obvious to me that a pool view room would be noisy at any resort Disney or not. I also don't have any expectation of peace and quiet at a Disney resort in the mornings espcially when you know people will be heading out to make rope drop and are excited to be heading to the parks. I book a preferred room to be close to the dining and transportation but never a pool view room. However, PoP is compact and not having a preferred room has been good for short trips.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #13
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we stayed at POP in April of 2012 the week leading up to Easter and booked a standard room. We were given a first floor room right by the computer pool. I was worried about the same thing but it was quiet. Guess you never know! Our loudest stay was one year at AKL , and the Contemp on the 6th floor above chef mickey's was the other loud crazy stay....who knew????
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #14
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It has always been obvious to me that a pool view room would be noisy at any resort Disney or not. I also don't have any expectation of peace and quiet at a Disney resort in the mornings espcially when you know people will be heading out to make rope drop and are excited to be heading to the parks. I book a preferred room to be close to the dining and transportation but never a pool view room. However, PoP is compact and not having a preferred room has been good for short trips.
This. Also, what value is a pool facing room? Just being closer to the pool? I guess that is important to some people but I'd rather hike to the pool than be listening to antics all night.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #15
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We must be really heavy sleepers. We had a preferred pool view for a week, and I don't recall ever being awakened at night. We were on the left (facing the pool) ground floor, second room. We did have a box fan for white noise, and we were awakened by the pressure washers in the morning but never before seven, and by then we were ready. All week long we commented on what an awesome room location we had.
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