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Old 09-23-2012, 07:06 AM   #3631
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Wow, you are up to thread #6! I haven't been following along but DH and I will be heading to Pop about a year from now (late Sept or sometime in Oct) so I'm here filled with excitement and ready to read about any changes that have taken place since we stayed there back in 2009.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #3632
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Flights are officially book! Since we're not getting in until late (probably get to POP at 10 or later) should I add that to my reservation? Is it like other hotel chains where they can give you room away? I doubt it will be full enough for that but just curious!
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #3633
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Here's what I was able to find out for you. As Sasktel has told you you will not be charged when using wifi either at MCO or WDW . Remember that using wifi is for internet browsing and calling via skype you can't make regular cell phone calls on wifi. If however you make a Cell PHONE call to home or somewhere else you will be charged roaming and calls from the US are billed at 95 cents per minute according to the Sasktel web site. Hope this helps you out.
Thankyou! it does help! now i can use my new iphone 5 and make use of those line apps! Can't wait to get to POP!
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #3634
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I didn't expect to be doing this so soon, but I just made reservations for Pop Century for this weekend to go to the MNSSHP!! We haven't been to the party in 7 years!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:19 PM   #3635
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just back 9/15 - 9/22

First time at a value, so obviously first time at Pop. Wanted to thank everyone on this thread for being so helpful with all of the information. I may not post a lot but I read and get lots of tips and thoughts. We were a bit hesitant about staying at a value but we do not stay in the room much at all and DH is not one to hang around a resort that much...especially WDW. He wants to be out and about...no necessarily commando at all, but just out and about. Our "fears", so to speak were unfounded and we loved Pop. When Magical Express pulled into the resort, we were instantly happy and found all CM's to be most helpful. As I said in another post....lots of stress prior to our trip and did not ever get the chance to put in a request for our room. We wound up building 6, 2nd floor. It worked out well as we didn't want ground level and being on the 2nd floor we could use the stairs easily.

People say they hear toilets flushing and all sorts of noises in the values...for us, didn't find anything like I imagined. We slept well, no noises and had a wonderful stay. Mousekeeping was fine, no issues at all.

Again, thank you everyone for so all of the valuable advice.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:23 PM   #3636
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First time at a value, so obviously first time at Pop. Wanted to thank everyone on this thread for being so helpful with all of the information. I may not post a lot but I read and get lots of tips and thoughts. We were a bit hesitant about staying at a value but we do not stay in the room much at all and DH is not one to hang around a resort that much...especially WDW. He wants to be out and about...no necessarily commando at all, but just out and about. Our "fears", so to speak were unfounded and we loved Pop. When Magical Express pulled into the resort, we were instantly happy and found all CM's to be most helpful. As I said in another post....lots of stress prior to our trip and did not ever get the chance to put in a request for our room. We wound up building 6, 2nd floor. It worked out well as we didn't want ground level and being on the 2nd floor we could use the stairs easily.

People say they hear toilets flushing and all sorts of noises in the values...for us, didn't find anything like I imagined. We slept well, no noises and had a wonderful stay. Mousekeeping was fine, no issues at all.

Again, thank you everyone for so all of the valuable advice.
Glad you had a great time!

Now that you mention it, this was the first stay at Pop where we did not hear any toilets flushing. I know there were people in both rooms next to us. We also didn't hear anyone above us either.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #3637
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Can anyone tell me if the fridges are indeed "regular" refrigerators? We're having groceries delivered and want to make sure that our yogurt and milk will be kept cold enough

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #3638
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Can anyone tell me if the fridges are indeed "regular" refrigerators? We're having groceries delivered and want to make sure that our yogurt and milk will be kept cold enough

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They are mini refigerators. The one in our room was configured differently than the ones we've had at the mods. They do keep everything cold enough. No worry there. Just requires some creative organization to get alot in there.

We had a half gallon of milk. I brought back my meal (their plate with a lid on in) from Everything Pop and it totally filled the entire width of the refrig. So we put the rack over top of that.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #3639
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What is the best preferred room/building request at POP?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:27 AM   #3640
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Counting Down the days

So excited for our first stay at Pop in about 12 days. Just so excited and thankful for this great thread and all the posters.

To everyone planning or counting down, here is some for you!
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #3641
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So excited for our first stay at Pop in about 12 days. Just so excited and thankful for this great thread and all the posters.

To everyone planning or counting down, here is some for you!
I will take some of that countdown pixie dust. 82 days until our first stay at POP!!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #3642
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So excited for our first stay at Pop in about 12 days. Just so excited and thankful for this great thread and all the posters.

To everyone planning or counting down, here is some for you!
Thanks! Have a great trip we just came home a few weeks ago. But we booked bounceback. I need a ticker at all times.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #3643
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What is the best preferred room/building request at POP?
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I suggest you take a look at the 2012 resort map here: http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/a...oriesFINAL.jpg

There is also a link to it on the first page of this thread. I think you'll get different answers to your question depending on what different people's preferences are for any particular vacation. I personally always get a standard room and I ask for a lakeview room on the ground floor. I would rather have a quiet room (which I've found lakeview ground floor to be) over a closer location to pools, Classic Hall, and transportation. The best way to figure things out is to look at the map and determine what is important to you. (Note that, on the map for which I've provided a link, the Building Numbers aren't noted. I believe the building number is the first digit in the room number except for the building that starts with a zero. That is building 10. You can't request a particular building with on-line check in, but you can do so if you make a request by phone.)
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #3644
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Wow, you are up to thread #6! I haven't been following along but DH and I will be heading to Pop about a year from now (late Sept or sometime in Oct) so I'm here filled with excitement and ready to read about any changes that have taken place since we stayed there back in 2009.
Welcome back to Pop! First thing that comes to my mind is that all the rooms were refurbished in 2010. So now your Pop room has a privacy curtain for the bathroom area, a flat panel TV, and all the carpeting, painting, and linens were redone at that time. Now there is also an in-room refrigerator as of this year.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #3645
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Welcome back to Pop! First thing that comes to my mind is that all the rooms were refurbished in 2010. So now your Pop room has a privacy curtain for the bathroom area, a flat panel TV, and all the carpeting, painting, and linens were redone at that time. Now there is also an in-room refrigerator as of this year.
And free WiFi in the rooms now too!
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