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Old 05-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #2806
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Splits are a fantastic way to get two vacations in one... a win/win. Enjoy!
Last year for the conference we were offsite at the Marriott. And stayed for 2 days before and 2 days after at POP. Both previous WDW trips we stayed at Movies, I prefer POP I think!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #2807
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How super exciting!! Give a full report when you get back and enjoy!!
Does anyone know the drink station selections? I know it is coke products. Do they have cherry coke?

Just got home last night. Pop does have cherry coke on one of the drink stations but in the 12 days that we were there, we only found it to be in use just one time. Every other time, that one was closed up. I was always trying to get some too.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #2808
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Pop Century and Art of Animation DID Share Buses

Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere yet but we just got home last night from 12 days at Pop and we did share a bus with Art of Animation on 2 occasions.

The first time was early in our trip and I forget now where we were headed. But the second time was yesterday morning as we were heading to the MK at about 8:30 am.

We did notice that every time, AoA had much larger crowds at their bus stops than Pop (kind of glad that we weren't able to switch to a LM room after all). At closing this week, there would be multiple MEARS buses picking up AoA guests from the MK.
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Thank you, Janet B! I'm so excited!!! DH has been down there since January and I visited in Feb and April and the very FIRST thing I did was to get my Florida drivers' license so I could get my resident AP! Made me ridiculously happy! It's going to be quite an adventure getting down there with that Penske truck! LOL! I will definitely enjoy a few days of Disney fun before my last leg of the trip!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #2810
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The problem is the motion sensors. They don't detect motion at night and turn off the AC.

To fix it: On the thermostat push the power button and the down arrow (that adjusts the temp) at the exact same time. If you do this correctly there will be the letters "bp" where the temp numbers usually are. You are now bypassing the sensors in the room. You can then set the temp to whatever you want and it keeps the room that cold whether you are in it or not. This typically only works for 24 hours and then resets itself, so you need to do this daily.
Thanks for the tip! I printed it out to take with me!
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I posted on a separate thread about me leaving my anniversary ring in the safe at Pop. Thought I would give an update:

I called and talked to someone at lost and found who was less than helpful. She indicated that I must be mistaken and not left it in the safe as the maid didn't see it when cleaning the room (I had checked the safe even before leaving, so I can see how she wouldn't have seen it). I pressed further and insisted and she said that the room was already occupied and they would have to wait to look for my ring.

I wasn't satisfied with that response so I manged, after being on hold several times, to talk to someone who actually was located at Pop. I couldn't talk to the manager, but the person I talked to said she would pass along the message. Later that night (11 pm) she left me a message (do not disturb on my iPhone) saying she found my ring and I could call back and she gave me a different phone number. In the morning I talked to a different manager who confirmed they had my ring and it was in the safe at lost and found for Pop - the only issue I had here, was that they said I was in a different room. After I got off the phone, I confirmed my room number with my travel documents and I was right.

Took a few days of playing phone tag with lost and found for Pop. They don't answer the phone all the time and my cell phone doesn't work at work (I work next to radiation equipment at a hospital, lead and phone signals don't work). Finally got a hold of them and they UPS'ed my ring back and I got it on Tuesday.

Yesterday I got a post card from lost and found saying that they could not find my lost object, but they would continue to look.

Anyway, if you were staying in 3169 and you let someone in the room to check the safe - THANK YOU!!!!
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Pop has a good supply of box fans you can request, too, if you don't bring your own.

82 or so days!! I cannot wait to be there, checking in. So my favorite place!
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Pop has a good supply of box fans you can request, too, if you don't bring your own.

82 or so days!! I cannot wait to be there, checking in. So my favorite place!
I'm so glad I read the Dis! We love our ceiling fan, so this is good to know. Our kids even sleep with white noise!
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I posted on a separate thread about me leaving my anniversary ring in the safe at Pop. Thought I would give an update:

I called and talked to someone at lost and found who was less than helpful. She indicated that I must be mistaken and not left it in the safe as the maid didn't see it when cleaning the room (I had checked the safe even before leaving, so I can see how she wouldn't have seen it). I pressed further and insisted and she said that the room was already occupied and they would have to wait to look for my ring.

I wasn't satisfied with that response so I manged, after being on hold several times, to talk to someone who actually was located at Pop. I couldn't talk to the manager, but the person I talked to said she would pass along the message. Later that night (11 pm) she left me a message (do not disturb on my iPhone) saying she found my ring and I could call back and she gave me a different phone number. In the morning I talked to a different manager who confirmed they had my ring and it was in the safe at lost and found for Pop - the only issue I had here, was that they said I was in a different room. After I got off the phone, I confirmed my room number with my travel documents and I was right.

Took a few days of playing phone tag with lost and found for Pop. They don't answer the phone all the time and my cell phone doesn't work at work (I work next to radiation equipment at a hospital, lead and phone signals don't work). Finally got a hold of them and they UPS'ed my ring back and I got it on Tuesday.

Yesterday I got a post card from lost and found saying that they could not find my lost object, but they would continue to look.

Anyway, if you were staying in 3169 and you let someone in the room to check the safe - THANK YOU!!!!
I'm so glad that they found it and that you got it back!!
In their defense though, they do have a tremendous amount of staff and sometimes things?situations can go in more than one direction...and when I checked on this for you at the actual hotel front desk, your reservation was noted that it was found and sent... So they were really trying very hard to reunite you with your item. POP isn't perfect, but I do think that they really try to do the best they can! Keep in mind this is the largest hotel on Disney property...2,880 rooms! When it was built 10 years ago, POP was the 10th largest hotel in the US, and the 27th largest in the world!!
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Pop has a good supply of box fans you can request, too, if you don't bring your own.

82 or so days!! I cannot wait to be there, checking in. So my favorite place!
That's awesome! We sleep with a fan too but I really didn't feel like packing one. How do you go about getting one for your room?
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Pop has a good supply of box fans you can request, too, if you don't bring your own.

82 or so days!! I cannot wait to be there, checking in. So my favorite place!
Thanks! I wish I had asked the last time we were there. I had a hard time sleeping.
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Pop has a good supply of box fans you can request, too, if you don't bring your own.

82 or so days!! I cannot wait to be there, checking in. So my favorite place!
Good to know.
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I'm so glad that they found it and that you got it back!!
In their defense though, they do have a tremendous amount of staff and sometimes things?situations can go in more than one direction...and when I checked on this for you at the actual hotel front desk, your reservation was noted that it was found and sent... So they were really trying very hard to reunite you with your item. POP isn't perfect, but I do think that they really try to do the best they can! Keep in mind this is the largest hotel on Disney property...2,880 rooms! When it was built 10 years ago, POP was the 10th largest hotel in the US, and the 27th largest in the world!!
No, I think they did great helping me out! I have nothing but great things to say about staying there and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

I just found some weird humor in the postcard saying they couldn't find my ring after I had already gotten it back....

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My aunt & I leave a wk from tomorrow for 4 nights at Pop for 5/26-5/30! My aunts 60 & has never been to Disney let alone FL! We watched the Disney planning DVD last wk on mothers day & she's even more excited. I can't wait to go! I'm also hoping to book a bounce back for DH & I for the fall for F&W (we've never been!). My aunts so funny, when I started talking about the parks she said "we get to go to the parks too??". Then when I talked about rides she said "now you have pay for the rides?". When I said it included she said "well we got a great deal then!". We also have the reg dining plan. Our plans:

Sun: Check in, hopefully rooms ready, our plan arrives around 11a, then off to AK & have a CS lunch, then DTD for dinner at TS Wolfgang Puck ( I thought 2 places would be a lot of 60 yr old aunt, but she's gung ho to go to both 1st day)

Mon: DHS, CS lunch- not sure where, TS dinner Mama Melrose. I can't wait for her to see Fantasmic!

Tue: Epcot, CS lunch-not sure where, TS Biergarten dinner

Wed: MK, hopefully CS lunch at BOG (hope to get in line early), TS dinner at Ohana (I've never been, so excited to go-DH very jealous because we've never been able to get in)

Thur: back home

I've found getting up early works best & then going back to hotel after lunch for a little break & a swim, then back to parks for dinner- aunt seems open to this (when we went to Vegas last yr we got up early every day, had breakfast & hit the pool right when it opened to get good pool chairs, lol. So I know she doesn't mind getting up early on vacation) I keeping telling myself that we can't do it all, but I still want too!
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I also can't wait to FINALLY tell my boys! We have been keeping it a secret from them, and I have been bursting to tell them.

They are 7 and 4 and will flip out! I think I'm going to give ODS a suitcase and tell him to open it up and then have a sign in there that says "Get packed.. we are going to Disney World Tomorrow!"
I have to disagree with telling them we are going "tomorrow". Although our girls 9 & 11 at the time knew they'd be going to DW they did not know when. We told them the morning we were leaving because we felt that if we told them prior they wouldn't get much sleep the night before due to being so excited and be tired and/or cranky for their first day at the (and my) "Happiest Place on Earth".
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