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Old 04-11-2007, 05:34 AM   #1
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What Happened With The Pop Legendary?

Last year there were articles about how they are making the POP Legendary years (00-40's) all Family Suites.

It was BIG news last year!

I havent seen or heard a thing about it since then...anyone know anything about this?
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:38 AM   #2
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Still no word.


This was published in June 2006 from this website:
http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=eo060630bb
After the strong success of the All Star Resorts, it became clear to Disney management that more "value level" resort capacity at Walt Disney World would be a good investment. Having more inexpensive rooms on-site would bring more customers through the gates to stay for longer duration visits, rather than staying off site at the chain motels on the 192 and International Drive strips.
Construction for the new Pop Century Resort, began in late 1999 and continued at a steady, if not breakneck, pace for almost two years.
Located just South of Caribbean Beach Resort off of Victory Way, the new resort was expected to be the perfect place for sports teams to stay while competing at various tournaments at the nearby Wide World of Sports. The influx of amateur softball and baseball teams, cheerleading and dance squads, and fans of the Atlanta Braves (who make Wide World of Sports their Spring training home base) would certainly fill this new resort's rooms as soon as it was built.
Then came the tragedy of 9/11. As our nation mourned the loss of heros and innocent civilians to the dastardly attacks on New York and Washington (not forgetting the patriots on the flight that "failed" it's mission when it crashed in Pennsylvania), going on vacation to visit Mickey Mouse became much less important. More families stayed home or took shorter, local trips for vacation in the two years or so that followed.
Without the need for the extra capacity, construction on the Pop Century Resort buildings was put on hold and the buildings were mothballed. It wasn't until late 2003, just in time for the Christmas holiday week in fact, that the Classic Years (depicting the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s) half of the resort opened. The Legendary Years (depicting the decades from 1900 through 1940) remains incomplete and unopened with no published plans for completion.
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There have been rumors that someday Disney may finish that
area and put Family Suites in there.
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Here's a link to an article that talks about the unfinished section of Pop becoming suites:
It has photos of how the unfinished section of Pop looks.


http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jeff_l...4/13/1813.aspx

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*NOTE:Remember it is just a rumor about that section becoming Suites.
If you really want to stay in a Family Suite --All Star Music has them now.
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:59 AM   #3
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Still no word.

Here's a link to an article that talks about the unfinished section of Pop becoming suites:
It has photos of how the unfinished section of Pop looks.


http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jeff_l...4/13/1813.aspx.
Sad aint it! You can see it all from the 50's section of the POP! very strange looking.

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*NOTE:Remember it is just a rumor about that section becoming Suites.
If you really want to stay in a Family Suite --All Star Music has them now.
I thought it was a 'set in stone deal' Anyhow..now that I booked my trip...I was remembering that I would like to try out the suites at the POP this year! I WILL STICK WITH THE POP
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:36 AM   #4
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Does anyone have a picture of what you can see from the 50's section? How do they try to hide a big unfinished building across the lake? Isn't it an eyesore?
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:52 AM   #5
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They don't try to hide the buildings, and yes, IMHO, they're an eyesore.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:56 AM   #6
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Does anyone have a picture of what you can see from the 50's section? How do they try to hide a big unfinished building across the lake? Isn't it an eyesore?
Here is a photo of hourglass lake and an unfinished Pop LY building which is posted on the allearsnet website:





Kinda creepy.
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In my SIG there is a link to recent pics (03/07) of the nearest buildings visible from the 50's parking lot.

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Old 04-11-2007, 08:44 AM   #8
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:37 AM   #9
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I was there at the beginning of March too, and it looked like nothing going on. But I didn't think it was a complete eyesore.
Am I the only one ,but doesn't anyone else think that hourglass lake is kind of crappy looking? Maybe it was the time of year, but it looked like brush grows around the edges. It just didn't look very pretty to me. I hear people asking for a lake veiw, and I think "why?"
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Given they're currently working on the conversion of MORE ASM rooms to family suites, I'm assuming that the POP thing is/was going to happen (if it ever does) sometime after that.

Now, whether they decide to convert rooms at the other AS resorts FIRST or not is another question. I think they will....then move on to POP after seeing how occupancy goes in those suites. But that's just my guess.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:49 AM   #11
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It might just be themeing for the great depression.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:05 AM   #12
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It might just be themeing for the great depression.

It hasn't had the theming added yet. It is just buildings at this point. Plus the depression years are the only years going there.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:43 AM   #13
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maybe that's the point - it isn't an "eyesore" just yet (to keep in theming with the depression era) LOL!
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We walked on the other side of the lake last year and didn't venture any further....it was kind of creepy looking, like a ghost town. If you didn't know it was another hotel being built you'd think it was some old empty building that Disney forgot to tear down. Very strange in contrast to the bright colors and larger than life icons at the other side of the lake....I hope they finish it soon.
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