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Old 06-08-2013, 02:48 PM   #3121
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Got back a few days ago and wanted to share a little about our visit. We did not visit the food court so I can't comment on it.

Bus service was good both to and from the parks. We did am emh each day. Those MK buses really start running early because of all the breakfast people that need early transportation!

Our AC was a little weak, so we asked to maintenance to allow our thermostat to be set a little lower and the guy punched a few buttons in a special sequence and that allowed things to cool down.

All the bus drivers were friendly and so were the other guests!

Our room was clean, and was serviced each day. The fridge seemed a bit smaller than I remember from last time and is easily overwhelmed if you fill it full of warm sodas. We pre-chilled them in a cooler with ice and then moved them over to the fridge. We were able to place a 1/2 gallon jug of milk in it after we removed one of the shelves.

We stopped by the concierge each day and picked up extra full size towels when we got off the bus each afternoon.

Overall we had a nice visit and will continue to do so as long as the promotions are good.

For those of you visiting this summer........................enjoy!

One more thing--we loved the RFID room keys. You can open the door with your hands full of other stuff as long as you place the key close to the sensor. My DH was simply able to place his wallet on the sensor and the door would unlock. We also liked the RFID park passes. They seem to give you a green light faster that the old style.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #3122
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Well just wanted to give a quick review of our stay. Life got in the way since we have been back so its a little late. We checked in on the 24th of May. Me and the kids went up early and DH joined us after he got off work. We got 2 pepperoni pizzas and ate by the pool while we watched the movie Bolt. Then we went up to the room got settled for bed and waited for daddy. The next day we went swimming for quite awhile. We had breakfast at the food court it was nice. Kids went swimming for so long we decided to have an early dinner. Took the bus to DTD and ate at T Rex. We then went over to Beach Club to have dessert at Beaches and Cream. That was yummy. Got lost on the way back to POP but we made it. The next day we spent all day at MK. Then Monday we slept in as late as we could and checked out. First time every staying on site and we loved it. DH said I converted him. We can never stay off site again. YAY my plan worked. We had a great experience. Love the RFID cards. Can't wait to go back in Sept with my 7 yr old DD for NOJ weekend.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #3123
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Well just wanted to give a quick review of our stay. Life got in the way since we have been back so its a little late. We checked in on the 24th of May. Me and the kids went up early and DH joined us after he got off work. We got 2 pepperoni pizzas and ate by the pool while we watched the movie Bolt. .
We were poolside the same night...swimming, eating pizza, and watching Bolt...LOL!
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We were poolside the same night...swimming, eating pizza, and watching Bolt...LOL!
How cool. I was the mom trying to keep 7 kids all wrangled. LOL.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:41 AM   #3125
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In one week I'll be checking in to POP!!!! Yayayayayayay!!!
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #3126
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We checked into Pop early this morning and got both our requests (50s, ground floor)! That never happens, haha! We did some swimming in a nearly empty pool, awesome!
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Our AC was a little weak, so we asked to maintenance to allow our thermostat to be set a little lower and the guy punched a few buttons in a special sequence and that allowed things to cool down.

We just got back a few days ago and found this to be the case as well. In the past, setting it at about 68 got the room plenty cold, but it just wasn't cutting it this time. I stopped by the Front Desk on our way out for the day and by the time we got back it was turned down to 65, where it stayed for the rest of the week.

We also found that one of the lights above our sink had gone out. We didn't even have to say anything about it - apparently housekeeping had opened a ticket and someone from maintenance came over and took care of it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:32 PM   #3128
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Same here Looking forward to checking out the new menu for ourselves.



Thanks Kelly. Will check it against the menu that I posted in the Faq thread last month. I will also add this one as well to the dining post. Thanks a bunch!



Hi Sandi! I agree with you! Although some favs are gone, the new offerings do look good. There is always a "working out the kinks" phase.
No problem. I see some new things that sound good to me as well. I had the pot roast at POFQ a few years back and it was really good. If this is the same I will be excited.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #3129
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Have never stayed here, but it looks pretty inviting especially if you have children. I know many of the things I see in the pictures appeal to me as they are things from my childhood.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:47 PM   #3130
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We checked into Pop early this morning and got both our requests (50s, ground floor)! That never happens, haha! We did some swimming in a nearly empty pool, awesome!
Since you are there now is there any way you could confirm if the breakfast pizza is still on the menu. Keep getting different I info from multiple sites. TIA.

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Old 06-10-2013, 12:44 AM   #3131
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Stitchlovestink, thank goodness you discovered the room issue In advance of the trip. Fingers crossed that having the RA call you in a positive sign - maybe upgrade? hope so! Let us know

Btw .. You aren't losing it ... we all forget things ... Heck I've gone upstairs for something and forgotten why when I've reached the top
Checked into POP last night. Ended up in a preferred room but I had booked standard. Got both of my requests which were 50's (I requested 50's or 60's) and ground floor. Waa Hoo!! Made another new friend!! One of the front desk managers that was checking me in (there were 2 working on it since there had been SO many problems with my reservation this time and it being a CM ressie). The mgr took over my checkin because of some booking mistake that was made. Anyway, I told them the story of how I called to make a change only to find out my ressie was cancelled. And they could even see the deposit returned to my credit card! And how when DD & I were trying to rebook it, I got disconnected THREE times and the third time was the end of the night. and then the next day, they wouldn't do it because they couldn't get ahold of my daughter (because she is the CM) I was literally ready to CRY. Anyway, he has seen me there multiple other times this year and he gave me the number to call him directly at the hotel if I ever have any problems again!!! YES!! No call center for me if there's a problem!
The pair of managers were very pleasant and couldn't have been more accommodating! I was really very nervous that this was going to be a nightmare check in and it wasn't! Not at all!!
BTW...the hotel is at about 60% right now according to the manager that checked me in.
Buses were good today...not crowded at all! Food court was fairly empty.
Can't say much for the new menu as I didn't really look at it closely yet. I was lucky enough to get one of my old favorites... a cheesesteak wrap. This is long gone off of the menu. But one of my friends made one for me as a 'special order'. We decided to keep the dining plan so we have TONS of CS credits. I suspect we will sample a few things here.
Oh, YEAH! DD (the one that is a CM) she sampled the Southwest burger while she was waiting for us to arrive. and she thought it was pretty good! (should I mention that it was the creation of my friend? )
I did eat some of the homemade potato chips. He gave them to us warm and I thought they were actually quite tasty!

If anybody has any questions or wants anything checked out...let me know, I'm here thru next Wednesday!
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just had breakfast in the food court, checked every menu thoroughly and no sign of breakfast pizza. Sorry
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BTW...the hotel is at about 60% right now according to the manager that checked me in.
If anybody has any questions or wants anything checked out...let me know, I'm here thru next Wednesday!
I wonder if the crowds are going to pick up at all? Hope not! There Sunday through Tuesday on my way to my new home in Naples!
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just had breakfast in the food court, checked every menu thoroughly and no sign of breakfast pizza. Sorry
Boo...DD will be sad. Thanks for checking & hope you have a great day.

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Got back a few days ago and wanted to share a little about our visit. We did not visit the food court so I can't comment on it.
Welcome back!! It’s gratifying to read that your trip went fairly smoothly, and that you experienced great CM interaction and bus service that we all know so well. Good to read about the positive response on the AC issue. Looking forward myself to experiencing the RFID feature at POP.

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Well just wanted to give a quick review of our stay. Life got in the way since we have been back so its a little late. We checked in on the 24th of May. Me and the kids went up early and DH joined us after he got off work. We got 2 pepperoni pizzas and ate by the pool while we watched the movie Bolt. Then we went up to the room got settled for bed and waited for daddy. The next day we went swimming for quite awhile. We had breakfast at the food court it was nice. Kids went swimming for so long we decided to have an early dinner. Took the bus to DTD and ate at T Rex. We then went over to Beach Club to have dessert at Beaches and Cream. That was yummy. Got lost on the way back to POP but we made it. The next day we spent all day at MK. Then Monday we slept in as late as we could and checked out. First time every staying on site and we loved it. DH said I converted him. We can never stay off site again. YAY my plan worked. We had a great experience. Love the RFID cards. Can't wait to go back in Sept with my 7 yr old DD for NOJ weekend.
Welcome back! Sounds like a lot of fun for you all! Good plan angelmom, on hooking and reeling in DH to on site stays only And for another trip!!
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