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Old 10-28-2012, 07:40 AM   #421
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Since storage/counter top space is limited I'm interested in putting an over-the door shoe organizer to hold toiletries, and other little items.

I tried doing this at POR but the top of the doors were flush with the door frame and I wasn't able to close the door with the organizer hanging on it.

Has anyone tried this at POP?
We hung it in the closet instead of the door. It was right next to the right side of the sink and was very convienent.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:46 AM   #422
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Thanks jcarwash you explained the difference well.

HappyGal .. Pref pool view is a way to guarantee yourself right where you want to be ...FYI, in August we were in Bldg 4 (playdoh), 2nd floor and right around the corner from the elevator ...as close to Pref Pool view as we can be staying standard. The 60s location is great.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:57 AM   #423
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Booked in pop for Feburary first visit to wdw and so excited
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:40 AM   #424
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Just returned last night from a 7 night stay at POP (our first stay there). It was EXCELLENT! My mother has trouble walking so they put us in the 60s building on the first floor on the side opposite the pool (nice because there was less noise).

We took a blow up mattress. I discovered that you can push the beds further apart and fit the mattress between the two beds. Perfect so that everyone could relax and watch tv at the end of a long day! My sister had a small child size mattress and put it between the wall and her bed and just pushed her bed up against it so the child didn't roll off onto the floor (the beds were on a solid base so nobody rolled under either).

Bus service was always quick, hardly any waiting. I loved the fact that we didn't share busses with other resorts.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #425
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Thanks so much for your response. This board has been a wealth of information.
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Just returned from our second stay at Pop. This is a quality value resort. My favorite part is Everything Pop. The food selections are varied and good.

We stayed in a standard room in the 50s section. Initially, our room had an odor; maybe musty/moldy. We requested a change and management took care of us in just a few minutes.

Bus service was a bit slow, but not bad. I wish the bus queues were in the shade. The heat was brutal!

Would recommend Pop to anyone looking to stay at a value resort.
Welcome back! We really like Everything POP as well and do like the combination of the food court/store.

Happy that POP was able to handle your room change so quickly! It is always best to alert management to any problems during your stay. Our experience is short waits for the buses (but agree wish the stops could be shaded.)

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I'm getting on the Magical Express to go to Pop! Looks like everyone else is too! Smart people.
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Oh boy, watch out for hurricane sandy! We are at pop now, and the weather is great! We are probably going to change our flight from Tuesday to Wednesday, which means we're adding a night at Pop. I guess being stuck in Disney world is better than getting stuck in new jersey, haha! For everyone traveling from/to the northeast in the next couple if days, be safe!
A positive effect of Hurricane Sandy - an extra Disney day!! Enjoy the extra time and safe travels to you when you leave. Up here in the Phila area, we are getting ready for Sandy.

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Booked in pop for Feburary first visit to wdw and so excited
You've come to the right place for info! Let us know if you have any questions, and of course if you want to share your planning details.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:25 PM   #426
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We hung it in the closet instead of the door. It was right next to the right side of the sink and was very convienent.

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #427
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One question, how do you guys do it with a family? All that junk in the pic above is just for me! I take so much crap with me now. I have become my mother!

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #428
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We are booked at Pop for our trip in Jan. 2013. It will be our first time at Pop and our DD first trip to Disney. We booked a preferred room. Does anyone know what room or building would give the best view of the big mickey phone? Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:52 PM   #429
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One question, how do you guys do it with a family? All that junk in the pic above is just for me! I take so much crap with me now. I have become my mother!

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I know what you mean, three dinky dresser drawers and a small bathroom counter top makes it difficult to stay neat and organized. I use the hanging sweater shelves for some of the clothes but am always looking for new ideas or tips for storage!
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #430
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We are booked at Pop for our trip in Jan. 2013. It will be our first time at Pop and our DD first trip to Disney. We booked a preferred room. Does anyone know what room or building would give the best view of the big mickey phone? Thanks.
The Mickey phone icon is at building 6 in the 70's section. If you really want to have a view of it from your room window, you'd need to be in building 10 with a room facing the courtyard section...but generally the building icons are best seen from the outside vs. from your room itself.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #431
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The Mickey phone icon is at building 6 in the 70's section. If you really want to have a view of it from your room window, you'd need to be in building 10 with a room facing the courtyard section...but generally the building icons are best seen from the outside vs. from your room itself.
Thank you for the info.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #432
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I am here now and I used a cheap organizer from the Target dollar bin (it was actually 2.50).

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #433
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Just returned last night from a 7 night stay at POP (our first stay there). It was EXCELLENT! My mother has trouble walking so they put us in the 60s building on the first floor on the side opposite the pool (nice because there was less noise).

We took a blow up mattress. I discovered that you can push the beds further apart and fit the mattress between the two beds. Perfect so that everyone could relax and watch tv at the end of a long day! My sister had a small child size mattress and put it between the wall and her bed and just pushed her bed up against it so the child didn't roll off onto the floor (the beds were on a solid base so nobody rolled under either).

Bus service was always quick, hardly any waiting. I loved the fact that we didn't share busses with other resorts.
I'm just curious -- are the beds still on "platforms" (as opposed to wheels/legs)? Every time we've stayed there the beds were on platforms and when we tried to move one during our first stay there way back in 2004 it wouldn't budge so we've never tried to move one again. I wonder if they changed them after the remodel a few years ago and made them moveable (I'm thinking they were still on platforms, though). We've stayed there since the remodel but never tried moving a bed again after that first failed attempt.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #434
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We will be back at POP in June 2013 and are SO excited. Since we visited in 2010, and since a brief visit with my DMom in 2011, it looks like the booking system has changed and I have 2 questions!

1) We loved our stay in building 3 in 2010. We had a view of the bowling pin pool and loved the scenery. What is the likelihood that if we book Standard Pool view, that our request for the '50's area would come through? I'd be really sad if we got stuck in the '90s. I'm a child of the '90's, and it's just not a section that appeals to me.

2) If we go with preferred pool view, how loud is the hippy dippy pool when you're in the room? After a long bout with loud roommates, we can tolerate quite a bit, but is it horrendous?

I had booked preferred when I visited with my mom, and was disappointed with our '50's room that overlooked a mass of shrubbery and was just pretty dark. I love the overall vibe of being able to look down at a pool with happy people.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #435
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Well now we have 3 extra nights at Pop thanks to Sandy. The earliest flight we could take is Friday morning; we were originally scheduled to fly out on Tuesday. I have been pretty happy with Pop until today when we had to add 3 nights. The clerk was not friendly at all, and i don't like how Disney doesn't communicate with itself, ie, the dining plan can't talk to the room reservations at the hotel. Definitely not happy with Disney right now.
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