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Old 04-13-2011, 01:44 PM   #1096
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Kaffinito: I see you are going on a solo trip, enjoy yourselves immensely. I love my solo trips
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I hardly wait until I go - I'm really stoked about staying as AsSpo too.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #1097
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Thank you!

I hardly wait until I go - I'm really stoked about staying as AsSpo too.
Try the chicken fajita at the food court. They have great food and alot of choice as well.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #1098
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Try the chicken fajita at the food court. They have great food and alot of choice as well.
Thanks for the tip!

I also managed to pick up a small floaty thingy for the pool late late at night.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:18 PM   #1099
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I won't do it during the day, just late at night when the pool is empty and it's quiet.

I know there are a lot of rules during the day, I just wanted some quiet peaceful floaty time. [/QUO


I just got the vision of you floating out there and falling asleep. When we go the lifeguards go home at 11pm and the pool closes at midnight but people still swim after then.
Ang, I had the same vision of Karen floating off to sleep!
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Thanks for the tip!

I also managed to pick up a small floaty thingy for the pool late late at night.
Don't worry, someone will wake you come morning time
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:44 PM   #1101
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Let us know how the floaty thing goes for you....
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #1103
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Let us know how the floaty thing goes for you....
The floaty thing was not a "go" this trip. The pool was busy until 3:00am.

I did love it there though. I thought it was a great place to stay, and I definitely liked it a lot more than POP. It has a lot of greenery, which I love, and also has the best chicken Caesar salad on property.

What a cool place to stay! I am now officially a "Sports" convert.

My kids are not too thrilled by the prospect of staying at Sports in the future instead of staying at some CL resort - but I think they'll get over it.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:26 PM   #1104
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First stay at AS Sports..... honestly not thrilled with the idea, but the rate was the least expensive. It is just DD and myself and we are not sports fans at all, but DD is a swimmer, so we would like to stay in the Surf area (DD was happy to see the fish on the balconies!). Any suggestions for a room request? Won't be using the Disney buses, so we don't need to be real close to the bus stop. Probably won't eat at the Food court much either. What should we request?? Thanks in advance....................P
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First stay at AS Sports..... honestly not thrilled with the idea, but the rate was the least expensive. It is just DD and myself and we are not sports fans at all, but DD is a swimmer, so we would like to stay in the Surf area (DD was happy to see the fish on the balconies!). Any suggestions for a room request? Won't be using the Disney buses, so we don't need to be real close to the bus stop. Probably won't eat at the Food court much either. What should we request?? Thanks in advance....................P
If you want to stay in the Surf area you will have to pay extra - Surfs Up is the preferred section. The Football section is the next closest, you can request a section, but there is no guarantee - unless you pay for preferred.
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If you want to stay in the Surf area you will have to pay extra - Surfs Up is the preferred section. The Football section is the next closest, you can request a section, but there is no guarantee - unless you pay for preferred.
Thanks for the reply. I just called and made a request for particular section of "Surf's Up" and she told me no problem.... not guaranteed, of course, but she didn't think it would be an issue. Honestly..... I'll just be happy to be there and I appreciate that they are willing to at least consider my request without insisting that I pay the premium.

Six days and counting!.....................P
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #1107
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Thanks for the reply. I just called and made a request for particular section of "Surf's Up" and she told me no problem.... not guaranteed, of course, but she didn't think it would be an issue. Honestly..... I'll just be happy to be there and I appreciate that they are willing to at least consider my request without insisting that I pay the premium.

Six days and counting!.....................P
The themeing at Surf's Up is really nice looking. There are a lot of trees and landscaping around the resort too - it looks very green. If you do happen to go to the food court, the food there is very good and very fresh. I liked it better than Poly's food court.

Enjoy your stay!
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The themeing at Surf's Up is really nice looking. There are a lot of trees and landscaping around the resort too - it looks very green. If you do happen to go to the food court, the food there is very good and very fresh. I liked it better than Poly's food court.

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Thanks. I liked the food at the Pop food court, so I kind of figured this would be similar. But we are doing a four day "commando" trip..... breakfast in the room, lunch and dinner in the parks most days. Might hit the food court for an evening snack, but won't be around much more than that. But thanks for the heads up........................P
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I'll likely be staying at Sports for my Marathon Weekend trip. The first time I stayed at Pop Century, it was so wonderful I was sure I'd return for every budget trip in the future. The second time burst my bubble: there were small, black insects all over the tub on the first night, and I tried washing them down the drain, but the bugs came back after each shower. Very disappointing, because hot baths after a long park day are one of the things I look forward to most when I'm on vacation. I called the front desk to see if the tub could be sprayed with insect killer (even after I left), but there didn't seem to be anything they could do.

So after that experience, I'm ready for a change. ASSp fits in with the theme of my trip, and the reviews I've read so far have been positive. As a whole I've found Disney hotels to be very clean and well-maintained, so I hope that time was just a fluke.
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I'll likely be staying at Sports for my Marathon Weekend trip. The first time I stayed at Pop Century, it was so wonderful I was sure I'd return for every budget trip in the future. The second time burst my bubble: there were small, black insects all over the tub on the first night, and I tried washing them down the drain, but the bugs came back after each shower. Very disappointing, because hot baths after a long park day are one of the things I look forward to most when I'm on vacation. I called the front desk to see if the tub could be sprayed with insect killer (even after I left), but there didn't seem to be anything they could do.

So after that experience, I'm ready for a change. ASSp fits in with the theme of my trip, and the reviews I've read so far have been positive. As a whole I've found Disney hotels to be very clean and well-maintained, so I hope that time was just a fluke.
I prefer AS Sports over POP anyday because of the size of the two resorts.
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