Has Anyone Stayed at Both ASMo and Pop?

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  1. BethR

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    Would love you hear your comparisons and thoughts on rooms, pools, and food courts.

    We stayed at Pop the last 2 years, but haven't been at the All Stars since the late 90's (BEFORE there was Movies).

    I really like Pop, but I thought it might be fun to try something new.
     
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  3. maraki527

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    I stayed at both resorts and like POP Century better. Everything from the rooms, pools, and food court was cleaner and fresher. The room felt dingy and even my 6 yr old niece said that she liked POP better.
     
  4. BethR

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    Thanks for your thoughts! I have a room already on hold at Pop. DD wanted me to try to pick something different.

    Perhaps I could just tell her that ASMo was booked? :teeth:
     
  5. jeal

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    We usually stay at Pop if we are staying at a Value but, for some reason, we ended up staying at Movies in a preferred room a couple of months ago. We really liked Movies (we hadn't been there in years) - in fact, my husband liked it better than Pop. The room we were in was redone and was actually a little nicer than the rooms at Pop. I know people complain about the buses but, truthfully, we don't find any difference in the wait times for the buses for any of the resorts including the deluxe except when the parks close for the night.
     
  6. BethR

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    Thanks for your thoughts jeal!

    So now we have differing opinions. Do we have a tiebreaker? ;)
     
  7. spiceycat

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    Pop love the lake and lake views - Movies doesn't have that.

    but I would still go with the Movies - you need to go with different now and then. besides your daughter probably won't stop until she gets to try Movies.

    one time and it might be enough for her.
     
  8. canron

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    stayed at both lots of times..goion to sports and pop on friday nighit..donnt really like pop that much,,its too big and crowded..4 floors elevator waits are long some times,,food court is packed most of the time..i9trs the newest resort so everyone want to go there.allstars is smaller its coziier..but its buisy at times to..you wonnt get away from paccked food courts at certain times,,but have fun
     
  9. Tinkerbell_Girl

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    I've stayed at both and I prefer POP. I like the icons, lake, busses, and food court. But I still would like to stay at ASMo again.
     
  10. mdparker88

    mdparker88 Earning My Ears

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    We stayed at Pop 9/05 and ASMo 9/06. We liked ASMo better. We thought the lines were shorter for the buses and enjoyed the theming more. It seemed like we were able to park closer to our room, too. We did miss the frozen coke refills for our mugs and towel animals. We didn't get any of those at ASMo.
     
  11. arielsleepingbeauty

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    I have stayed at both. I prefer Movies better, but my DD's 5 and 7 like POP better. I can't come up with any reason for liking Movies better other than the fact that it was a bugger to find POP when driving there. I kept getting lost because there really aren't that many signs for it. Also i felt that the resort was more spread out and it was further to get to the Main building than at Movies. Just my opinion.
    My daughters like POP better. They like the theming and the main pool . I thought they would prefer all the movies at ASMO, but they were intrigued by the 80's buildings. To me the food courts and pool are just about the same.
    I will stay anywhere that they want to. For us, we really can't go wrong anywhere we stay at Disney. They are all good.
     
  12. spiceycat

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    as far as being more crowded

    Pop has 2,880 rooms

    movies has 1,920 rooms at present.

    so definitely more people.
     
  13. ChrisnKim913

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    We have stayed at both and to me there is no comparison. Pop Century wins HANDS DOWN! Everything about Pop Century is just a step above AsMo and the rest of the all stars for that matter. The theming is awesome and just the overall feel of the resort is fun and refreshing
     
  14. disneyfanUSA

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    I have stayed at both and like asmo better i like the icons the pool the food court and everything better. I also think the buses are just as crowed at pop as they are at allstars and you dont always share a bus with your sister resorts only when its not at busy hour (i know thats why a lot of ppl stay stay at pop)


    let us know what you decide!!
     
  15. Cookie Princess

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    We have stayed at both and prefer ASMO. We didn't like POP and won't return. The wait for the busses was ugly on our trip and we were there in early November. We also found that we could hear alot more noise coming from the neighbors then when we were at ASMO (conversations, toilets flushing, etc).
     
  16. dclfun

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    My kids much prefer the food court at ASMo. Everything they tried at POP was either greasy or cold by the time they got to the table, plus they had different food items at AS Music and we went over there at times since we were in one of the nonpreferred rooms that was actually closer to the food court/bus stop at ASMu. We just stayed at ASMu for one night last month and the newly renovated rooms are gorgeous. Once the renovations at all the AllStars are finished, I'd say I'd also prefer the AllStars to Pop. ---Kathy
     
  17. Andyjo0930

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    I have stayed at both and definitely prefer the AS. POP was very crowded, everything just seemd like it was more spread out. We probably will not go to POP again. We are booked for August and are trying to the new family suits at AS Music.
     
  18. Debbie

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    Thank you for the :thumbsup2 , Kathy. DD and I are headed to ASMu this August (she's in music at University). The last time I was there, we were way out in Country, and I had a bum knee. Not a pleasant memory! (although the parking was great!). This time, we're flying, the knee isn't so bad, I'm on a fridge swap AND I booked a preferred room. I think I feel like hopping, I'm so excited! It will be nice to spend time with DD, who doesn't come home much these days, too!
     
  19. ceecee

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    We have stayed at both ASMo and POP three or four times each. We like POP just because it's newer and fresher. AS are refurbishing rooms though. The food court and pool seems much more crowded at POP, it just seems larger to me. Could be the last few years were more crowded due to the free dining! At any rate, I would get a preferred room. We had such a long walk the first year at POP it was just too much! We ended up cutting through bushes to get to the bus stops a little faster and hardly used our refillable mugs due to the walk to the food court. AND all those stairs as the elevater was on the far side of our room.
     
  20. bigbabyblues

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    We've stayed at both and both are fine, but we liked ASMo better. The bus transportation was a little better for us at ASMo, and the food court was definitely more to our liking.

    We're staying at Pop again starting next Friday, maybe we'll like it better this time. There was nothing wrong with it the first time, it was clean, mousekeeping was good, but we just liked ASMo better.
     
  21. Trentmom

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    We stayed at All Star Movies last year and loved it!!! We got a section in the Toy story Building, and our room was just inside the door that said Andy's room on it..so cool!!

    We did Pop this year and loved all of it minus the bathroom noise... The theming is awesome, the buses are way better, they play music from different eras, the pools are super cool!!

    Howver, everytime someone next door flushed the toilet, ran the shower or the sink, you could hear it all the way in the beds.....

    So, if you are a light sleeper, Pop is not for you!!!
     

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