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Old 12-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #736
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POP - Showing up before check in time.

We've requested a king bed room at POP and would *really* like to get one as it is our only request. The confirmation email says 3pm is check in time, but can we show up earlier (as early as 10am) to try and snatch up one of the kings before everyone else gets there? I know it's unlikely that the room will be ready at that time; I'm just looking to "lock in" a king for our stay. We've got a room only reservation and it's our first time onsite.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #737
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Get me excited about pop! Spending NYE here and I've only ever stayed at sports.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:43 PM   #738
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It's an awesome resort! Here now and loving it. I have a beautiful lake view and can see Epcot's fireworks at night. Food Court is wonderful and all the CM's are awesome!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #739
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It's an awesome resort! Here now and loving it. I have a beautiful lake view and can see Epcot's fireworks at night. Food Court is wonderful and all the CM's are awesome!!!
Thanks! I was originally planning on a LM room at AOA but i waited to long to click submit and there were no rooms left. So POP was the only standard room value left.
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Get me excited about pop! Spending NYE here and I've only ever stayed at sports.
Did NYE last year. It was amazing. As long as you know there is going to be chaos when everyone tries to leave the park at midnight you are fine. We stuck around 45 minutes or so in the park and things were fine getting the bus back to POP.

Have an spectaular trip!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #741
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That's what i figured. Stroll through the stores until the crowds cleared out
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #742
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We've requested a king bed room at POP and would *really* like to get one as it is our only request. The confirmation email says 3pm is check in time, but can we show up earlier (as early as 10am) to try and snatch up one of the kings before everyone else gets there? I know it's unlikely that the room will be ready at that time; I'm just looking to "lock in" a king for our stay. We've got a room only reservation and it's our first time onsite.
Certainly you can arrive as early as you wish...either your room will be ready at that time, or you can get your room assignment and they will notify you when the room is ready later on while you visit a park. Whether that will help with a king bed room I cannot say, but I don't think it's a bad idea.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #743
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Okay. You are not nuts . I just checked the clock again and looked at the other side. On the right side of the clock are the volume controls, tuner, and mp3 plug. On the left side is the alarm setting and WHITE NOISE MACHINE function. You can listen to wind chime, ocean, and brook. I turned it on and the sound of the ocean is drowning out the sounds of the screaming kids in the pool

Nice to know my friends isn't losing it! Thanks for giving me the update. She's going to bring a sound machine just in case all the clocks aren't the same. We'll know in 5 days
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #744
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Is there enough room for 2 night stands in the 2 double bed rooms?

Just wondering if you could request 2 in the rooms for medical devises.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #745
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Thanks! I was originally planning on a LM room at AOA but i waited to long to click submit and there were no rooms left. So POP was the only standard room value left.
I stayed at AoA and would choose Pop over LM at AoA for sure! The walk to LM is soooooo long! You're gonna love Pop and when you cross the bridge to visit AoA, you will see what I mean.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #746
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Checked in last night. The pop Warner overflow is here. I thought they didn't use pop? Oh well,
HOpefully it won't be too bad.
How have they been? They've never used Pop before as overflow as far as I know.

I'm looking at possibly doing a quick 2 day trip for the opening of new Fantasyland (and pick up the new pins. LOL) and was going to stay at Pop since I need it to be as inexpensive as I can get it yet still be onsite.

But if Pop Warner is there and being loud - maybe that isn't the resort for me. I need my sleep or else I turn into Maleficient.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #747
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We are back from our stay at POP! Thanks again everyone for this wonderful thread. It is so helpful!

A while after arriving in our first floor room, we took off our shoes only to discover soggy wet carpet on one side of the room towards the bathroom as well as on the bathroom floor. We found wet drywall as well. Apparently a pipe had broken. Luckily we only had a small backpack on the floor that was soaked on the bottom. Maintenance took care of it right away and POP switched our rooms promptly. I'm grateful this happened on the first floor and didn't trickle down to other rooms from an upper floor! Other than that little hiccup, I enjoyed my stay at POP (dh is not a fan though, not sure what's wrong with him ).

The Pop Warner groups were a little loud in the pool area one night until about 11pm at night (where I was at anyway) and then all was quiet. The groups in my area seemed to be younger children (I'd say an average age of 10 maybe ?). They had a special counter set up for them the first day I saw them there just past the concierge by Everything POP and the second day they had a table set up across the way with times and other information. I don't know that I would've noticed them that much if it weren't for the signs/info table and sports/cheer shirts (and the pool noise the one night). They were pretty quiet and behaved well in my experience. A few dance families left on the ME when we did.

There was a woman celebrating her 100th Birthday at WDW. We saw her at POP and at MK. People were wishing her a Happy Birthday everywhere she went and a teen choir group sang to her. She said that she was enjoying her special stay at POP. Way to go POP
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #748
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We've requested a king bed room at POP and would *really* like to get one as it is our only request. The confirmation email says 3pm is check in time, but can we show up earlier (as early as 10am) to try and snatch up one of the kings before everyone else gets there? I know it's unlikely that the room will be ready at that time; I'm just looking to "lock in" a king for our stay. We've got a room only reservation and it's our first time onsite.
Did you book a standard or preferred room? The key will be whether there is one that is unoccupied or due to be vacated on your check in day. If you booked a standard room then IMO your chances are consiberably better as there are a little over 3 times as many king rooms that are categorized as Standard versus preferred. There are less than 10 King non handicapped rooms in the preferred category so the odds with a resort of that size can be against you based on occupancy level and the other number of people who have made the same request in the preferred category. Did that make sense or did I just totally confuse you? LOL


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Old 12-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #749
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Ok so I know that the 4th floor king rooms are handicap accessible only I have a request in for 50's or 60's and king bed(ill take a handicap room to get 4th floor)
But I want the 4th floor and I don't like the idea of taking a king room on 4th floor if someone needs the handicap accessible room

If I call and make a request for 50's or 60's king bed not handicap accessible or 50's/60's double 4th floor if king is n/a. will this work? Are there many people who need handicap rooms with king beds or is a king the only option for handicap rooms always gone with family of 5 so I've never had to "research" this
I would just feel horrible if I "took" someone else's magic away like that... Does disney give priority to medical needs so they would get it before me

Sorry for rambling I'm just so confused

Ill be there the end of Jan for a solo trip
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:08 AM   #750
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