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Old 07-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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AoA, Pop, or POR?? i cant decide!

I'm having a real hard time decided between these 3 resorts. So I guess I'm asking for your opinion on them? Pros and cons of any of them? I've seen a lit of people who have stayed at pop, so what's do great about there?
DBF and I wanted to eat a lot of our meals in the room. Which they don't have microwaves. So is it okay if I use the ones in the food court??
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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POR HANDS DOWN!! queen beds and double sinks besides the boat to DTD!!!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Aoa lmm rooms are TINY. And WAYYYY too far from bus stop...POP only a preferred room with king and POR preferred is awesome!! POP is our ,'go to' value because of he dedicated buses and cool food court!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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When we were staying at Pop in 2011 we were looking at the AoA being built across the water and thought that is where we are staying next time!

Well next time has arrived and apparently the non-suite rooms are so popular that they don't need to offer any discounts or offers on them?

Well we love our offers, and we didn't want to get suites, so off to POR it was!

The package we wanted was 3.2k at AoA and at POR with the pincode I got that was not valid for LM rooms it was 3k (was $350 cheaper at the All Stars so we splurged to go up to a mod for once
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #5
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POR. I would always choose a moderate over the values.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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I love both POP and POR. If I had $$ to splurge id go with POR for sure. Its my fave mod!!!! Loooove that resort for the awesome food court, on site bike rentals, boat to dtd, great pool, GORGEOUS grounds. Simply stunning. Mansions are beautiful.

For the record, we absolutely love pop. In fact we are going there next month!
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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I love both POP and POR. If I had $$ to splurge id go with POR for sure. Its my fave mod!!!! Loooove that resort for the awesome food court, on site bike rentals, boat to dtd, great pool, GORGEOUS grounds. Simply stunning. Mansions are beautiful.

For the record, we absolutely love pop. In fact we are going there next month!
What makes you guys love pop so much?? Also, do they have a microwave in the food court we can use??
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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I very strongly disliked Pop. The resort was fine overall, the bed was bad. The service wasn't what I've come to expect from Disney. Not bad, but everybody just seemed to want to do the bare minimum they had to. No one went above and beyond like what we had experienced at the other values previously.

We're doing AoA (suite) next trip.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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It's hard to compare values with moderates. Moderates will win because of the bigger rooms, beds, baths, but they cost more money. POR buses make several stops within the resort. We found ourselves standing a good deal of the time. Pop and AoA have one stop each and do not share buses except on very few occasions. The transportation at the Pop is excellent. We love the Pop for the money. I have never found the beds to be uncomfortable, but everyone's taste is different. The AoA is a beautiful resort, and the suites are precious. Then again, they are expensive. The LM rooms are the exact same size as the Pop and a longer walk to food court and buses.

We have stayed at POR and Pop and are staying at AoA-LM in January. So far, Pop is our favorite due to the money saved.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #10
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We love POR and POP. POP is our fav value resort hands down, they have always gone out of their way to make our family feel special. What's also great about POP is that you can easily cross the bridge and be over at AOA and use their food court as well. I find the little mermaid rooms really far from the main building. Also we didn't care for their service or their food court. However the theming is beautiful. I would be much happier staying at POP and visiting AOA just to take pics with the cars etc.
It's hard to compare mods to values. We stayed at POR recently In a royal room and really liked it. Totally different, much more relaxing resort. The values are in your face fun and bright. POR is more relaxing. Depends what your looking for.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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Thanks guys! I shouldn't have a problem with the beds...anything is better than what I'm sleeping on now, springs in your back, lolllll. I don't need relaxing.necessarily. I guess im wwondering if the pop feels like...cheap?
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #12
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Yes, POP has microwaves in the food court for you to use. We haven't been there in 3 yrs, but back then they did. So I don't see why they wouldn't still have them. POP preferred is our favorite value, because of the theming and the buses were awesome!! Hope that helps!
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Thanks guys! I shouldn't have a problem with the beds...anything is better than what I'm sleeping on now, springs in your back, lolllll. I don't need relaxing.necessarily. I guess im wwondering if the pop feels like...cheap?
No, the beds are just more firm than some other mattresses. Didn't bother us! I think you will be pleasantly surprised by POP. We love it!
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #14
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Wad just watching a YouTube video for pop. It showed the car driving down the road, and when they approached the resort there was a booth thing they stopped at? what is that? I know parking is free for guests
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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Wad just watching a YouTube video for pop. It showed the car driving down the road, and when they approached the resort there was a booth thing they stopped at?
Probably the guard shack. The guard will ask for an ID and your reservation number is staying at Pop. If you're just visiting, the guard will take your information down.
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