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Old 08-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #751
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So about how many days before the trip is everyone finding out whether or not they are lucky enough to get the Magic Bands?

Want to not be looking ever day when I am 45 days out but may not hear untill just a few days before....
I was around 30 days. No email. No UPS invite. I just logged onto MDE and was prompted. Magic Bands arrived about 4 days later.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #752
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So about how many days before the trip is everyone finding out whether or not they are lucky enough to get the Magic Bands?

Want to not be looking ever day when I am 45 days out but may not hear untill just a few days before....
Me too...but it's so hard not to isn't it?
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #753
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10 and 8.
Oh, those will probably be too small for them. How about good old fashioned sleeping bags?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:25 PM   #754
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Hi everyone, just need some advice on choosing a Pop Century room from those who have been there!

This is our first trip and we are a family of 8 (2 adults and 6 kids between the ages of 1 to 15). We have booked 2 connecting preferred rooms for now but I am wondering if I should change it to standard since the general consensus is that it's not worth paying the extra fee for a preferred room since even the standard rooms are close to the main hall, pools, etc.

So for a family with 2 adults and 6 kids and a husband that has a slight mobility issue, is the preferred worth it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #755
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I sure hope so! I really wanted things like ETWB, meeting the princesses, Aladdin carpets, disney jr live, B&B live, voyage of little mermaid, finding Nemo ride.

NONE of those were offierd. I had expedition everest, kali river, star wars thing, RNR, ToT, Soarin, Test Track, Maelstrom,
It might be the day too. I was able to do the princess meet and greet at MK. I also did disney jr live, the little mermaid show, great movie ride, and that cars stunt show at DHS. Some have said they see certain ones and then they get another set the next time they check.
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Anyone know if Rapid Fill mugs are currently being used at Pop Century?

I am staying August 25th-29th and was hoping to get away with using an old mug this trip.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #757
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we are staying at POP in late October. We will have our car. I am wondering if it is easier to take the bus to the parks, or to drive our own car. If you had the option, what would you do, and why?
We prefer the buses, hands down. You can come and go as you please, no worries about traffic. Our trip in December 2011, on our way back to the resort after park closing, there was a wreck and traffic was backed up for a long way. The bus driver knew another route. had we driven, we would've been stuck in the mess. When we park our car after arrival, we don't get back in it until time to go home. You can get anywhere in Disney on their transportation and its cost AND worry free.

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #758
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Anyone know if Rapid Fill mugs are currently being used at Pop Century?

I am staying August 25th-29th and was hoping to get away with using an old mug this trip.
They are not using the RFID mugs yet, but they are all set up for it, according to one CM I spoke with.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:12 PM   #759
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Hi everyone, just need some advice on choosing a Pop Century room from those who have been there!

This is our first trip and we are a family of 8 (2 adults and 6 kids between the ages of 1 to 15). We have booked 2 connecting preferred rooms for now but I am wondering if I should change it to standard since the general consensus is that it's not worth paying the extra fee for a preferred room since even the standard rooms are close to the main hall, pools, etc.

So for a family with 2 adults and 6 kids and a husband that has a slight mobility issue, is the preferred worth it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Hi, I always request a room as close to the Food Court as possible, this way your close to everything. I have never had a problem
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:27 PM   #760
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Hi everyone, just need some advice on choosing a Pop Century room from those who have been there!

This is our first trip and we are a family of 8 (2 adults and 6 kids between the ages of 1 to 15). We have booked 2 connecting preferred rooms for now but I am wondering if I should change it to standard since the general consensus is that it's not worth paying the extra fee for a preferred room since even the standard rooms are close to the main hall, pools, etc.

So for a family with 2 adults and 6 kids and a husband that has a slight mobility issue, is the preferred worth it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Hi! I've stayed at Pop many times & booked preferred once. I just don't think preferred is worth the extra money. I always ask for top floor, 50's or 70's section. It gives the person who assigns the rooms room to wiggle. However, since this is your first stay you may want to give preferred a try especially if your family likes to swim. Just be aware, if you do have pool view for your preferred choice it can be noisy. Ive seen folks swimming at 2 am. Also, if by chance anyone in the family is a light sleeper bring a fan or white noise machine. I always travel with mine just to cut out any noise.
I hope your trip is fabulous!!
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Anyone know if Rapid Fill mugs are currently being used at Pop Century?

I am staying August 25th-29th and was hoping to get away with using an old mug this trip.
I heard a rumor that they will be starting in about a week.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:59 AM   #762
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Hi, I always request a room as close to the Food Court as possible, this way your close to everything. I have never had a problem
Is the food court located right in the middle of Classic Hall or is it closer to the 50s section or the 70s section?
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:29 AM   #763
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Is the food court located right in the middle of Classic Hall or is it closer to the 50s section or the 70s section?
It's basically in the middle - you can't really enter the food court other than from pretty much in the center of Classic Hall, so I don't know if there's a distinct advantage of 70s vs. 50s, outside of building 2 of the 50s section which is the farthest away.
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Hey Gang! Heading back to POP in Septemeber. Best friend, her kids and I. Neither of us can sleep with the kids and the idea of duct taping them to the bed was not received well. So we need a solution...Can a Queen airmatress fit somewheres? If not, I'm thinking of just buying a twin.
A queen mattress will not fit, and a twin is doable, but tight. Can they not sleep together? My kids are 8 and 10, and they share a bed easily.
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I heard a rumor that they will be starting in about a week.
I read on another thread they will start Monday August 19th. I guess we will know pretty soon.
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