Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
bobert7
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7

HEEEELP! AsMu or PoP

I've been trying to read as much as possible on these two resorts and as many vs threads as i can but i'm still undecided.

I booked AsMu for 9 nights starting 10-29 but when i called in earlier to speak to a CM about something else, he suggested i stay at POP and the price difference ws marginal...like really marginal. Up to that point i was 80% sure i chose the right resort and then he blew my mind.


Things that are important to me are that the rooms are:
  • closeness to dining areas
  • closeness to parking areas
  • quality and variety of food
  • likelyness of getting a KING bed
  • Disney feel

Buses are not an issue as we'll have a car.
So i've looked at either the Jazz Inn or 80s and 90s. (I know prefered would be closer, but id rather spend as little as possible on the hotels and spend more on food, gifts, parks and stuff.

Thank you.
bobert7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
bobert7
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7

nothing?
bobert7 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-25-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
mitchsfan
Earning My Ears
 
mitchsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philly
Posts: 36

I have never stayed at Music. I have stayed the last 2 times at Pop. My family loves Pop. When we go in August that is where we will be staying.

Food: If I remember correctly there are 4 counters. One has pizza/spaghetti/ chicken parm, another has your typical burger/hot dog so on and so on. The other two have sandwiches and Mexican food. If you like Reuben sandwiches, try the Reuben flatbread it is out of this world. Each night at the food court one of the counters have Mom's Night Out. It is a "tv dinner" but the menu rotates each night.

Parking lot- the last time we had a car and our room was in the 70s building. The 90s parking lot was a very short walk to the car and to our room.

Disneyfeel - Pop has Disney character statues like Mickey, Lady and the Tramp, the Jungle Book throughout the resort. I don't think music does.


In short, I think it is 6 or a half dozen either way. You can't make a bad choice. Remember - go with the Reuben!
__________________
1993 Caribbean Beach - Senior Week
1998 1 day stay at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
2002 Caribbean Beach - Honeymoon
2003 Coronado Springs
2006 Port Orleans French Quarters
2007 Pop Century
2010 Pop Century
2013 Pop Century

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/8jhm02lw4497ttl1.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
mitchsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
ADisneyQueen
DIS Veteran
 
ADisneyQueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 3,564

I have never been to ASMU ( but have been to ASMovies). I like POP b/c of the lakeview rooms and there is no extra charge for it.. It feels more like a resort to me. Walking over to AOA is fun too, and you can also go to their food court.
__________________
Our Family DH Me DD17 DD13, DC 18 RIP, DC 2
Dec.2001-First family trip to WDW, ASMovies
Nov.2003-CSR,Oct. 2004-Offsite at HIFS(now Nick Hotel)March 2006-POP,Easter March 2008- POP
Christmas 2009-CBR and RI Seaworld,June 2012-POP
Aug 2013- CSR and AOA
ADisneyQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
Good Morning Dewdrop
DIS Veteran
 
Good Morning Dewdrop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 3,660

We prefer the All Stars to POP - mainly because they're smaller. POP to us felt "too big". I can see what the CM means about the theming - POP is very cool. I do think that parking-wise the 2 are comparable. I can't remember how far the food court was from POP buildings but honestly it will depend on where your room is - you can ask for Jazz or the closer buildings in POP but there's no guarantee.
__________________
Can't wait to go to WDW again in 2015 - In January and May (SWW)!

Previous Magical Adventures:
  • AP #3 September 2013 - AS Music; November 2013 - AS Music; January 2014 - AS Music; May 2014 SWW AS Music
    AP #2 January 2013 - AS Music: October 2012 - AS Music; September 2012 - AoA - LM opening day!; April 2012 - AS Sports; January/February 2012 - AS Music
  • AP #1 September 2011 - AS Music; May 2011 - AS Music - D23 Scavenger Hunt - Team "Pixie Dust"!!; February 2011 - AS Music; December 2010 - POFQ; September 2010 - AS Music
  • September 2009 - AS Music & CBR
  • January 2009 - AS Music
  • January 2008 - POP
  • January 2007 - AS Movies
Good Morning Dewdrop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
Pixiedust34
It's like I'm stuck in a music time warp
Hasn't touched an iron in over 10 yrs!
I love Target! Where else can you buy candy corn 90% off?!
My tags are getting dusty!
 
Pixiedust34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 9,631

I've stayed at both. I prefer Music because it's a bit quieter and less chaotic in the food court and common areas. My teens like both, but prefer Pop for theme.
__________________
Kelly
Pixiedust34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
bobert7
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchsfan View Post
I have never stayed at Music. I have stayed the last 2 times at Pop. My family loves Pop. When we go in August that is where we will be staying.

Food: If I remember correctly there are 4 counters. One has pizza/spaghetti/ chicken parm, another has your typical burger/hot dog so on and so on. The other two have sandwiches and Mexican food. If you like Reuben sandwiches, try the Reuben flatbread it is out of this world. Each night at the food court one of the counters have Mom's Night Out. It is a "tv dinner" but the menu rotates each night.

Parking lot- the last time we had a car and our room was in the 70s building. The 90s parking lot was a very short walk to the car and to our room.

Disneyfeel - Pop has Disney character statues like Mickey, Lady and the Tramp, the Jungle Book throughout the resort. I don't think music does.


In short, I think it is 6 or a half dozen either way. You can't make a bad choice. Remember - go with the Reuben!
how far would you say the 80s/90s are from the food court?
Like if i want to go get a drink is it a "long" walk (after a day of walking around a theme park) or fairly close?
bobert7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #8
lovesdumbo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 12,982

The furthest room at ASMu would be a longer walk than the 80s/90s at Pop.

I've stayed ASMu once, ASMo twice and Pop 7 times. I like the setup of Pop better. I would stay at Pop so I could walk over to AoA.
__________________
lovesdumbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:16 PM   #9
PreciousPluto
Disney Dreaming
 
PreciousPluto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3

Smile

I have stayed at both of these resorts, so I thought I would add my two cents. I stayed in a room with a King bed at All Stars Music in the preferred section. This was two years ago, and at that time, I felt the room could use a refurb. It was a nice stay, and I was upgraded to the King w/out being charged.

Last summer I stayed in the 60s section with a lake view. This was not a preferred room, and it was very close to the pool/food court area. These rooms had been recently re-done, and POP was definiately my favorite of the two resorts. I would stay at POP again. I spend very little time at the resort, so take that into account--I am comando at the parks.

Enjoy your stay--either resort will be great.
PreciousPluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #10
mitchsfan
Earning My Ears
 
mitchsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philly
Posts: 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobert7 View Post
how far would you say the 80s/90s are from the food court?
Like if i want to go get a drink is it a "long" walk (after a day of walking around a theme park) or fairly close?
Not long at all. Maybe 4-6 minutes at the most. If you look at the map, I stayed at the upper lefthand corner of the 70s building. It probably took 5 minutes to walk to Classic Hall.

It looks like you can cut through the 90s parking lot to get to Classic Hall too. It might be a shorter walk.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/resortmaps/pop.htm
__________________
1993 Caribbean Beach - Senior Week
1998 1 day stay at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
2002 Caribbean Beach - Honeymoon
2003 Coronado Springs
2006 Port Orleans French Quarters
2007 Pop Century
2010 Pop Century
2013 Pop Century

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/8jhm02lw4497ttl1.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
mitchsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #11
bobert7
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchsfan View Post
Not long at all. Maybe 4-6 minutes at the most. If you look at the map, I stayed at the upper lefthand corner of the 70s building. It probably took 5 minutes to walk to Classic Hall.

It looks like you can cut through the 90s parking lot to get to Classic Hall too. It might be a shorter walk.
ok i think i'm going to change to POP....now which decade lol
bobert7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
mitchsfan
Earning My Ears
 
mitchsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philly
Posts: 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobert7 View Post
ok i think i'm going to change to POP....now which decade lol
I dont know what they consider preferred or standard. But the the 70s building was a standard room when we stayed there in 2011. If you can get that it is close enough to the pool and to the food court but far enough away from all the noise.

Enjoy!
__________________
1993 Caribbean Beach - Senior Week
1998 1 day stay at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
2002 Caribbean Beach - Honeymoon
2003 Coronado Springs
2006 Port Orleans French Quarters
2007 Pop Century
2010 Pop Century
2013 Pop Century

<a href="http://distickers.com/ticker/"><img src="http://distickers.com/ticker/tickers/8jhm02lw4497ttl1.png" alt="DIStickers.com Ticker" border="0"/></a>
mitchsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 11:02 AM   #13
zandorian
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Ontario
Posts: 36

You post did not say how many people are in the room, We are going to WDW for are first time in 2 weeks and have booked at ASMU Family suite. We are 5 people and wanted each of the kids to have their own "bed"
zandorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #14
JennyDrake
Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan
 
JennyDrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,282

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pixiedust34 View Post
I've stayed at both. I prefer Music because it's a bit quieter and less chaotic in the food court and common areas.
ASMu is my FAVORITE value resort. Love the theming, never had an issue with CMs, has 1,000 fewer rooms than Pop so more quiet and less chaotic, especially at the food court.

As much emphasis as you are putting on location, you may want to consider a preferred room. Remember that a room request is just that-- a request. You could be put in any building--anywhere--unless paying for a preferred room.
__________________
Jenny Drake
JennyDrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #15
Lu Ann
Afternoon Tea Hostess
 
Lu Ann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehigh Acres, SW FL
Posts: 136

We prefer Pop. The 50s are preferred rooms, preferred because they are closer to the busses and food court. But since we also drive our car, we prefer Pop because it is a closer drive to all the parks, except. AK. All Stars is out past AK, and the other three parks seem like such a long drive from there.
__________________
Lu Ann Dragon , DH Guy , dog Tasha
Lehigh Acres, SW FL

Husband's first trip to WDW was to the Preview Center, prior to the park opening in 1971
We are both 5th-Generation Native Floridians!

Engaged at WDW 1984
Honeymooned at WDW 1985

Last WDW Trip: September 30, 2012
Next WDW Trip: December 9-14, 2012
Lu Ann is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: