POP Century~Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #7~Sept 2012

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  1. Hielostar

    Hielostar The Red Comet of Zeon

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    It hasn't been crazy crowded - except for the breakfast and dinner times at the food court, which are a bit ridiculous. I think a decent portion of that extra crowd is due to all the cheerleaders and their families that are here for the Summit Championship this weekend. I think they should be out of here by Monday.

    Anyone there right now finding that the food at POP is a bit so-so these days? I'm just trying to figure out if the food is just not the right fit for my group or if standards have been sliding a bit lately. I gave it the honest try over the past couple of days (and tried a bunch of different things over breakfast/lunch/dinner) and found it to be very 'meh'.
     
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  3. Janet B

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    Scrolling back to see what I've missed...and I read this...good luck to your DD, hope she is offered a permanent job with Disney!

    My DD is only 14... guess I have a while to wait on any possible CM discounts.. :)

    Nice! :thumbsup2

    now this is just too much :laughing: POP is indeed your "home away from home"

    Agree, POP is awesome, and so kid friendly! :cool1:

    :woohoo: Congrats on the upgrade! Fantastic Location!! :thumbsup2

    Wow, nice!! Hope you get that same pixie dust! :cool1:

    GO for the split!! Have not read any reviews on BC at CSR, but it sounds good and you get a great pool in the mix. You can get your POPathon and have your [free] drinks too...:goodvibes
     
  4. Janet B

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    ::yes:: but shhh... we don't want everyone coming and not being able to get a ressie now, do we?? :goodvibes

    We too have seen Illuminations in the rain... not as nice as no rain, but hey I'm in Disney!! I'll take it!!
     
  5. Janet B

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    Hielostar, sorry that the food has just been so-so (can't wait to get to POP and try it out myself :goodvibes) We tradionally do not eat a lot of meals at POP... breakfasts mostly (and we love the chocolate croissants!), and snacks in the evening (we are more park people and eat our CS out). Will be interesting to read what other POPers think...(and we do have several POPers heading out this month and next).
     
  6. KFoley

    KFoley Earning My Ears

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    Love this thread!! Can't wait for October for our first stay here!!pixiedust:
     
  7. heathere3

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    Thanks so much for the info! We'll be arriving tomorrow in our bright, matching tie dye Mickey head shirts ! WOHOOOOO!
     
  8. Janet B

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    :wave2: :welcome: to the DIS and the POP Century FAQ thread!! :hippie: Stick around, plenty of great info and fun to be found here. :goodvibes
     
  9. Hielostar

    Hielostar The Red Comet of Zeon

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    Yeah, I think we are going to have out CS out at the parks for lunch before leaving to head back to POP for our afternoon break and do evening snacks, as we have a few snacks in the room from our "International Drive Convenience Store Run" (We have a car for this trip since we'll be over at the Dark Side for a couple of days too). I'm definitely enjoying lounging by the Hippy Dippy pool (the sun actually stayed out for most of the day - only really started raining in the evening) and already have had a refreshing Banana Cabana over at Petals! :D
     
  10. momtob&t

    momtob&t Earning My Ears

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    We have been here since Tuesday. It was quiet but has definitely gotten busier since lunch time yesterday but as mentioned, most of them are cheerleading people. We were resort hopping today on a Hidden Mickey hunt so it didnt' affect us too much. We didn't even notice the menu change although I did get a peek and saw chicken and dumplings which I hadn't noticed before. Thought it was strange but didn't look at any of the other stations to notice the changes.

    I've been rather disappointed with the room service. I think our room was lighly vacuumed and the tub washed but that's it. :-( Still tooth paste by the sink and a couple of other things I noticed weren't touched.

    On a positive note, the sun was out for most of the day which was GREAT! The past few days have definitely not been the greatest! Looking at the forcast for the next 3 of our trip has me hopeful that I MIGHT get a bit of colour to go home with.
     
  11. Janet B

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    Sounds like a good plan... so many great CS places to choose in Disney. We did a Disney/Dark side trip a few years back.... loved the WWoHP...in a perfect world we would have Harry in HS. :thumbsup2

    Enjoy the trip to the Dark side but make sure to come back!! :teeth:

    :yay: from some sun and spirts!! :thumbsup2

    momtob&t, your hidden mickey hunt sounds like fun! Hoping the sun sticks around for you and all the other POPers currently there or soon to be arriving. :goodvibes

    Suggest you call housekeeping and explain your concerns (or go to the front desk in AM) so it can be addressed while you are there. :)
     
  12. tlpbupu

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    Us too! When are you going?
     
  13. Timsierramist

    Timsierramist Earning My Ears

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    I'm a Disneyland vet headed to WDW for the 1st time. It's always been a financial thing, not a "I don't want to go" thing for me.

    Anyways, my standards are pretty low, but i'll be checking-in in about 36 hours and I'll see how the meals taste. I plan to only eat breakfast at POP, but if the crowds get as intense and annoying as it sounds, maybe i'll just head to the parks to eat. I'd rather spend as much time in the parks enjoying the attractions and scenery. Since i'm only planning on eating counter service, the food will be there so that I have the energy to keep moving, lol. :cool1:
     
  14. AuroraRora

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    This is my 3rd day and I've been out at the parks so much that I've yet to get to the food court or get a refillable mug - tonight I remembered Pop is famous for the tie-dye cheesecake and I've yet to get any!

    There's definitely a big kids group here, in the lobby they have a separate check-in area with signs all over the place saying its for Varsity Competition check-in.
     
  15. jcarwash

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    I think you will be happy with the food at Pop. If you eat, or go get, breakfast between 6 and 8, you should find it will be a nicer, quieter experience. Approaching 8am and after is when Everything Pop gets much busier for breakfast.
     
  16. jpessa

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    Does anyone know if the store at POP sells coffee cream? Not creamer, but actual cream? I know they sell milk, so if they also sell cream I'm set and don't have to do a grocery run.
     
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    Unless selections have changed, I am pretty sure cream is not sold. This easywdw photo report has details of the fridge cases and at that time I cannot spot any cream.
     
  18. figment5

    figment5 Earning My Ears

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    My DD 10 and DD 8 are looking forward to their PoP! waffles soon. The end of May will not get here fast enough!:hourglass We have been watching a Disney movie every night since we hit 30 days out!
     
  19. DianaPrince

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    Weve stayed at Pop a few times over the years. I never asked but they used to have a frozen coke machine near soda machines few years ago. anyone know why or when exactly they took it out? My boys loved it!
     
  20. seadd67

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    The food court at POP Is super good!,ok IMO(I admit i see everything through the Mouses sunglasses,sorry) i have not eaten anything there that I would say was,i would not try again. We get off to such a early start we hardly ever notice the crowds In the food court. It seems after 7am the folks start to build up in the food court, we have not eaten there for Breakfast that much but will try it more this trip, any food suggestions?. I am trying to convert my self to a CS person:confused3, its not going so well. I am thinking of doing a CS lunch with a TS dinner.
     
  21. shoes99

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    If you are visiting a resort that has a DVC property attached, they will have half n half in their refrigerator section.
     
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