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Old 10-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #466
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We just returned from a wonderful week at POP and I can't stop thinking how to plan a next visit as early as next year.
Really loved being there in early October, but not sure I will manage to make the necessary arrangements at work though.
But you never know....I'm thinking positive.
That's right, think positive!! Maybe can you go a little later in November (or December??)

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We have reservations at POP for January!! I love reading this, it makes me feel like we made the right decision!! It was either POP or LM at AoA! This is our first trip as a family and I have not been in over 10 yrs so it will be like the first time for me too!!
You will love POP!! And being that AoA is over the bridge, it's a win-win situation, stay at POP and check out AoA.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #467
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I just want to say, this thread is the main reason we decided on Pop for our upcoming stay. Great information from so many people and I loved how much everyone says it feels like home. I'm hoping my group will feel the same about Pop. Thanks for sharing your experiences!
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Just called to request a lake view in the 60s section. Hoping they will grant my "wish"... 27 days )
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24 hours and counting until we are at POP!!!!
This trip is bitter sweet....we were planning this trip to celebrate my SIL's one year being clean & sober, however she fell off the wagon and will no longer be going but we will make the best of it and have a blast!! My 9 yr old son is super excited!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:38 PM   #470
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Well we are supposed to arrive at POP tomorrow evening...provided our flight is not cancelled. Don't know where our flight will be coming from and not sure if BWI will be operational (thinking it should be but one never knows now does one). Wish us Luck!!!
Most importantly want to make it to FL for the cruise on Sunday...


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Old 10-30-2012, 11:57 PM   #471
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quick update: we checked out this morning and then checked back in since they had to book it under the "hurricane" code. we're flying out friday morning now. we got a nice cm this time, which makes all the difference. we're just resting at the hotel today and then we plan to do universal studios and islands of adventure tomorrow and thursday. we might as well while we're here!! i'm super excited to get to go to wizarding world since our original plans couldn't fit it. and we are scheduling a mears shuttle to pick us up from pop and take us to universal studios. it's $19 per person roundtrip. does anyone have experience using them for this particular run? does anyone have other transportation suggestions (besides renting a car, which would not be cost efficient for us)? thanks!!!
Yes...used Mears shuttle from Pop to US/IoA a couple years ago. Would use them again. Thy picked us up on time, you call them a couple hours before you want to be picked up. If memory serves, I feel like it was a bit of a walk to where they drop you off and pick you up at US/IoA.
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Well we are supposed to arrive at POP tomorrow evening...provided our flight is not cancelled. Don't know where our flight will be coming from and not sure if BWI will be operational (thinking it should be but one never knows now does one). Wish us Luck!!!
Most importantly want to make it to FL for the cruise on Sunday...

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Called today and BWI is scheduled to reopen tomorrow. My SW flights is currently on time. What time is your flight?
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Well we are supposed to arrive at POP tomorrow evening...provided our flight is not cancelled. Don't know where our flight will be coming from and not sure if BWI will be operational (thinking it should be but one never knows now does one). Wish us Luck!!!
Most importantly want to make it to FL for the cruise on Sunday...

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Called today and BWI is scheduled to reopen tomorrow. My SW flights is currently on time. What time is your flight?
oh WoW are you flying SW out of BWI tomorrow too? Small World!! Our flight is 3:50pm. I figure we still could have a problem based on the fact that i dont know where our flight is coming from.... :/


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YAY! We are returning to Pop Century. Made our reservation yesterday, now the countdown begins.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:30 AM   #475
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oh WoW are you flying SW out of BWI tomorrow too? Small World!! Our flight is 3:50pm. I figure we still could have a problem based on the fact that i dont know where our flight is coming from.... :/

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If you call SW they will tell you were the plane is coming from....my flight is coming from North Carolina.....yay
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:49 AM   #476
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Transportation to Universal/IOA

I'm a little late to the party since the OP asking about transportation is probably on her way now, but I just wanted to put in a plug for the Dreams Unlimited package found here: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com...al/tickets.htm

I'm not sure how much advance time you need to order tickets this way, but we purchased a 2 day/2 park ticket with round trip transportation on two days when we were there in April. The shuttle picked us up from Pop and made one other stop at Bonnet Creek and we were on our way. It was a really early pick up because we wanted to be there to open the park. For both pick ups, the shuttle driver was prompt, polite and friendly. On the return trip, we were in a motor coach that was almost full. On one return trip, which was late -- after we saw the Blue Man Group, we went straight to Pop and then the bus dropped off the others. On the second return trip, which was in the mid-afternoon, we stopped at Sea World first to pick up more passengers and then the first drop off was Pop.

Anyway, buying the US/IOA tickets this way made the transportation pretty much free. I thought it was a good deal.
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I just want to say, this thread is the main reason we decided on Pop for our upcoming stay. Great information from so many people and I loved how much everyone says it feels like home. I'm hoping my group will feel the same about Pop. Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Agree! POP has some great followers and believers and some of the friendliness DISers on the forum. Hope you have a magical time at POP!

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Just called to request a lake view in the 60s section. Hoping they will grant my "wish"... 27 days )
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24 hours and counting until we are at POP!!!!
This trip is bitter sweet....we were planning this trip to celebrate my SIL's one year being clean & sober, however she fell off the wagon and will no longer be going but we will make the best of it and have a blast!! My 9 yr old son is super excited!
So sorry lovbeinmom ... addication is a disease effecting the entire family .... go and have a wonderful time and think of a return trip when hopefully your SIL can join you -- clean and sober. Take care.

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Well we are supposed to arrive at POP tomorrow evening...provided our flight is not cancelled. Don't know where our flight will be coming from and not sure if BWI will be operational (thinking it should be but one never knows now does one). Wish us Luck!!!
Most importantly want to make it to FL for the cruise on Sunday...
Good luck with the flights and have a wonderful cruise!

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YAY! We are returning to Pop Century. Made our reservation yesterday, now the countdown begins.
let the planning begin!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #478
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I'm a little late to the party since the OP asking about transportation is probably on her way now, but I just wanted to put in a plug for the Dreams Unlimited package found here: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com...al/tickets.htm

I'm not sure how much advance time you need to order tickets this way, but we purchased a 2 day/2 park ticket with round trip transportation on two days when we were there in April. The shuttle picked us up from Pop and made one other stop at Bonnet Creek and we were on our way. It was a really early pick up because we wanted to be there to open the park. For both pick ups, the shuttle driver was prompt, polite and friendly. On the return trip, we were in a motor coach that was almost full. On one return trip, which was late -- after we saw the Blue Man Group, we went straight to Pop and then the bus dropped off the others. On the second return trip, which was in the mid-afternoon, we stopped at Sea World first to pick up more passengers and then the first drop off was Pop.

Anyway, buying the US/IOA tickets this way made the transportation pretty much free. I thought it was a good deal.
Sandi ... thanks for this great info and link! you are always a wealth of information.
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Yes...used Mears shuttle from Pop to US/IoA a couple years ago. Would use them again. Thy picked us up on time, you call them a couple hours before you want to be picked up. If memory serves, I feel like it was a bit of a walk to where they drop you off and pick you up at US/IoA.
Good to know ... Thanks for your sharing your experience!
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HEADED TO POP!!! We are flying out via SW tomorrow morning at 6:30! So far it is right on schedule! Hopefully it stay that way!!
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