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Old 07-07-2013, 12:40 AM   #3391
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What's the kiddie pool like @ pop? Is there a splash area?
One of the things that always drew me to pop when my kids were little was that little wading pool. I don't know what it was but my little ones ran around it like it was the biggest pool in the world. I loved watching them there. They are now 11 & 9 but we have a 2 yr old now & I can't wait to return this fall to introduce my new little guy to it too
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Just had to pop in and say how excited to be checking in to Pop one week from toady!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:58 AM   #3393
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114 days until we check in at Pop for a six day long extravaganza! I'm so excited to check this resort out! We didn't make any requests regarding room placement, so I'm almost expecting to be far from everything!
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:01 PM   #3394
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114 days until we check in at Pop for a six day long extravaganza! I'm so excited to check this resort out! We didn't make any requests regarding room placement, so I'm almost expecting to be far from everything!
We'll be there in 110 days...I can't wait!! We requested the 80's building because we love the 80's lol
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #3396
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114 days until we check in at Pop for a six day long extravaganza! I'm so excited to check this resort out! We didn't make any requests regarding room placement, so I'm almost expecting to be far from everything!
I'm at 72 days!!! Yay!!!
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I have read about the A/C units shutting off overnight because they run on motion sensors and don't detect any motion and therefore don't produce any cold air.

SERIOUSLY!?!?!?!!?! Has anyone had this happen recently? This will instantly ruin my entire vacation if this is how it is at Pop.

My DH needs the room to be cool at night in order to sleep and if it isn't cool so he can sleep, I might as well forget about taking him to the parks because he will be crankier than the children.
I'm pretty sure this is no longer an issue, but when it was I would purchase a helium balloon and tie it to one of the chairs. It would sway and bounce all night in the air movement from the AC, which in turn kept the AC on.

(Ok, I have to be honest. I still use the balloon. When else does a grown woman get to buy a balloon for herself????)
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #3398
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Just had to pop in and say how excited to be checking in to Pop one week from toady!!
Us too! And we're also from IL!!! <3
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #3399
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9 days 'till we check in.


Quick question: are Pop guests able to use the pool at AoA?
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #3400
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9 days 'till we check in.

Quick question: are Pop guests able to use the pool at AoA?
No.
Sorry, no pool sharing between POP & AoA.
That is the official answer. Now people may report back that they were lucky enough to get to use the pool but officially you are supposed to be staying at AoA to use the pools there. They are gated and 'generally' require a room key to enter but sometimes a guest will not latch the gate behind them.
And for those that report that they did, I'm not saying you were breaking rules or whatever if you were 'invited' during the early opening stages of the hotel or a CM said it was okay....I'm just saying what the 'official rules' are.

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Old 07-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #3401
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No.
Sorry, no pool sharing between POP & AoA.
That is the official answer. Now people may report back that they were lucky enough to get to use the pool but officially you are supposed to be staying at AoA to use the pools there. They are gated and 'generally' require a room key to enter but sometimes a guest will not latch the gate behind them.

Thanks. I thought I had read at one time you could but I wanted to double check.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #3402
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Thanks. I thought I had read at one time you could but I wanted to double check.
I think during the early opening stages of the hotel, they were allowing guests from POP to use the pools....IIRC somewhat to help train the lifeguards with larger groups since only one section was open and then two. But I could be wrong on the reason. But Yes, there were many POP guests reporting they were allowed to use the pool over there. That hasn't been the case in awhile though to the best of my knowledge and I've spent 38 nights at POP this year alone.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #3403
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I think during the early opening stages of the hotel, they were allowing guests from POP to use the pools....IIRC somewhat to help train the lifeguards with larger groups since only one section was open and then two. But I could be wrong on the reason. But Yes, there were many POP guests reporting they were allowed to use the pool over there. That hasn't been the case in awhile though to the best of my knowledge and I've spent 38 nights at POP this year alone.

LOL, do you have you mail delivered there?
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #3404
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LOL, do you have you mail delivered there?
No, but I have developed personal friendships with a handful of the CMs that work there since I have spent so much time there. And many look out for me and I have learned a TON from all the "Extra" info they share with me! I have personal contact info for several in different depts. I am very friendly and also very nice and when I have a need or complaint I approach them calmly & rationally. I have been told this is why they have given me direct contact info because of the way I conduct myself...not saying it to brag...just repeating what was said to me. There are TONS of GREAT CMs at POP! That's part of what I love, their full time turnover rate is pretty low and the atmosphere is just the bomb IMO!

Edited to add...I have had to have pkgs sent to me there and they are AWESOME about that! I let them know I was expecting an important one and to call me on my cell when it arrived. Well they did, and then asked if I wanted someone to run it down to my room right away??!! WOW!!!
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I'm pretty sure this is no longer an issue, but when it was I would purchase a helium balloon and tie it to one of the chairs. It would sway and bounce all night in the air movement from the AC, which in turn kept the AC on.

(Ok, I have to be honest. I still use the balloon. When else does a grown woman get to buy a balloon for herself????)
Lol..that's a great idea!
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