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Old 08-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #2956
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Thanks! I'm gonna try to put pictures up daily from Pop, and discuss wifi conditions throughout the park(s). I took a Virgin Mobile Mifi along with me too as a backup. Lets see which one works the best.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #2957
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We're leaving today! A few more hours we'll be on our way in a plane to POP. We'll arrive at the airport at midnight. Can hardly wait to get there.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #2958
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Yay for all of you on your way or who are there now. We'll be on our way in 5 days! Have fun everyone! Check in and let us know how things are going. Can't wait to get there too!
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ty all for the help with the resort pain medicines sales turns out i needed a root canal
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #2960
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Smile have fun!

Just wanted to say to have fun , rain go away! We will be down there in2weeks to stay at Pop also!

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #2961
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Smile have fun!

Just wanted to say to have fun , rain go away! We will be down there in2weeks to stay at Pop also!

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Old 08-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #2962
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To everyone who's heading down there...HAVE FUN!!!!! And don't worry a hurricane in Disney World is still better than a sunny day at home! We're leaving and 2 weeks and I'm so excited!! I only have 6 more work days to go!!
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This is an oddball request, but if anyone is at POP right now (or going soon) and has a chance to check out the shadowboxes in the lobby, could you please confirm that there are still Power Rangers in the 90s area? DS has become a HUGE fan, and I want to video him discovering them in the box when we check in. Only 62 more days!
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:02 PM   #2964
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On the Magic Express right now.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #2965
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Just got back from six nights at Pop Century. Other than typical Florida weather and an overly nervous teen flyer it was a nice trip. The travel portion was made so easy by Disney it was a pleasure. Drop your bags at the airport and donít touch them except to bring them back to the check-in at the end of the trip.
Our package included room, tickets and Quick Service meal plan. The resort was very nice, especially for little kids. I expected the icons to be a little cheesy but they werenít. My wife had low expectations of the resort and now wants to go back. The only ďissueĒ I had was that portions of the resort were overgrown. The courtyard of the 70ís building had trees and vegetation so tall that you couldnít see the buildings and icons. They were well maintained but too tall.
Now to address some of the talking points everyone else does. The rooms at PoP are a little smaller but our family of four had no problems moving about in it. We found the beds comfortable but on the smaller side. They looked smaller than doubles. The bathroom again is on the smaller side, I had to step around the toilet to shut the door. Once you were in it was plenty big enough. Maid service was good but we didnít get any towel animals until we requested them, then only once. If you want them, request them.
The resort is spread out but not difficult to get around. My daughter and I walked most of it one night and it didnít take long. Our room was on the third floor of the 70ís and it was maybe a five minute walk to the food court or the buses. I think the end buildings would probably be better for those who drove and plan on driving while there. The food court gave ample selections and the amount of food given was more than sufficient. We were worried about our daughter being on the kids meal plan but she had enough variety and enough to eat. She did eat off others plates a couple of times but she would have done that anyway.
We found bus service to be good. I donít think we waited for more than fifteen minutes at the resort for a bus. At the parks our wait was at most five minutes. The bus trip to the parks is less than ten minutes except for Magic Kingdom which is about fifteen minutes. The PoP bus stop at the parks is one of the further stops but it isnít that far. Of course this is subjective because if you have a problem walking it could seem very far.
The staff for the most part was pleasant as is expected at Disney. The only person we had an issue with was the woman at the front desk at check in. We didnít get any of our requests so we asked for a room change. You would think this was a major inconvenience. Eventually she got on the phone with someone and after five minutes, with a look on her face, she told us there were no lake view rooms available. After seeing the view of the lake it wasnít a big deal. Art of Animation isnít that great to look at from a distance. They get the better view across the lake at PoP.
Park crowds were moderate. Like always it is the silly rides that have the longest lines. We found that peoples manners were the most annoying part. People will stop in the middle of a pathway to figure out what they are doing. Others are pushing strollers through the crowd at mach 1 with little regard for other around them. A new trend we saw was people waiting in line and then the rest of the family cutting through to join up. Hope this helps those thinking about Pop Century.

Didn't see any Power Rangers stuff in the lobby.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #2966
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Oh I am soooo totally copying that next year! That is the cutest ever!! Love the Team August LGMH's ya got there
Yeah, I was soooo glad to get that LGMH from the August thread where YOU posted them Thanks again for making them
I guess you're just going to have to make me new ones when we go back in 2 years so I can have a team Aug 2014

I had one other early August person notice my LGMH on my purse riding the bus to MK our first day & we had a nice chat riding to MK. I was hoping for others but we were there earlier in the month and maybe missed many that were posting on the Aug. thread. I think you will see many of them now that FD has started.

Do copy the streamers, JavArmy was the one who got me started on them, it was so much fun to make.

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Those look wonderful!! I like the little peace signs that you had on the mickey heads Did you laminate them?
Thanks, I saw those little peace signs at the dollar store and thought they'd look nice on my Mickey heads so I just applied them on my "finished" mouse heads. THey were glittery sparkly pretty and I thought it made a fun touch, especially staying at POP.

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Every morning when we'd leave the room I had to clean my camera lens......boy it's humid in Florida. Many of my morning pictures, walking to the buses or food court look 'frosted' because the lens was foggy LOL

Yes, I had several of my photos look that way when we were hurrying in the morning to catch a bus - it was one HOT early August in FL.

Last year when we were there they had pink, turquoise, black and yellow. I think this is the first year that we've gotten colored lids though. Our 'Celebrate Today' cups (red ones) they only had dark red lids....maybe black too? Our blue 2007 Christmas looking ones only had blue lids. I wish they'd come out with some pretty Halloween or fall themed ones. We don't have any that are fall themed.
I know, I wish I had just bought another pink one. I use my mugs on my drives to work all the time. Love my WDW mugs

Side note, I don't know how my pics resized down after I posted, all but 1 It'll be interesting to see how they come out for my TR. I'm going to work on that soon now that I finished my photo pass book on line. Can't wait for that to get delivered
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #2967
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:50 PM   #2969
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Yum! If you happen to visit the lobby, I would love to know if there are still Power Rangers in one of the shadow boxes. They would be in the upper right corner. Here is the pic that I found online showing where they were/are...

http://m.flickr.com/photos/63982721@...n/photostream/

Have an awesome time! I look forward to reading your realtime reports!
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #2970
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SoundGuy and I are on our way tomorrow with our DD! We leave for our airport in 6 hours!! So excited and ready to spend 8 days at the World!
We will be proudly wearing our LGMs with our screen names on them. If you see us say hi. We would love to meet fellow Disers. :0)
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