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

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Janet B, Sep 29, 2012.

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  1. junebugTN

    junebugTN Member

    Hi Sandi, and thanks for that clarification on pools. I really appreciate it!

    I'm getting chilly even thinking about swimming in January....BRRRRR! :)

    June
     
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  3. Sandi

    Sandi <font color=red>A proud Spartans fan!

    It looks like you're from Tennessee. Were you from Michigan you wouldn't think twice about swimming in January. (although we're supposed to hit 55 tomorrow --that's just wrong)

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  4. Salrx95

    Salrx95 Member

    Thanks Sandi. I know exactly where it is in comparision now and that meant, especially since we were at ASMo 2 years ago. I appreciate it.
     
  5. Seriously71

    Seriously71 Earning My Ears

    Hi everyone! We will be at POP in 10 days and we are very excited. This will be our 5th trip to WDW and our 2nd stay at POP.

    The last time we stayed at POP we did not do a room request but we loved the room we were given. We would like a room in the same general area if possible. I forgot to make the request when I booked the room. Should I call CRS or POP directly to make this request? Thanks for any help! :)
     
  6. goofgal31

    goofgal31 Member

    We have stayed in king handicap rooms before. This is the first time we have seen a king/double room. I was not wondering about the size of the room, just curious about how much floor space is left with haveing a king and a double bed.
     
  7. Sandi

    Sandi <font color=red>A proud Spartans fan!

    Happy to help!

    You can call Disney Reservations and have a request added to your reservation. Do you know what decade your room was in? You cannot call Pop directly to make a request; even if you think you're calling Pop, it goes to central reservations. The other thing you might consider is doing on-line check in and making the request there. The new website is having problems though, so YMMV. I was able to do on line check in for my BWI stay that starts on 3/3, but it took several tries over a multi-day period.
     
  8. lovethattink

    lovethattink DIS Veteran

    I saw them at AoA. They had a section of all kinds of allergy-free food. We were searching for the babycakes that we saw one day and weren't there the next. A cm told us to ask as they often have the allergy free products in the back. She went into the kitchen and brought us some of the products we were looking for.
     
  9. princessanj

    princessanj Earning My Ears

    This happened to us a few stays ago! I called about 2 weeks before our last stay to the disney reservations line and told them that I would like to request the exact room, or one extremely close it, and we got really close! Hope this helps!
     
  10. nuge67

    nuge67 Member

    Does the gift shop have some inexpensive items to purchase for my children's classmates?

    If not, where can one look?
     
  11. MinnieMO

    MinnieMO he touched the butt?!?!

    Ill be there then too!!:cool1: almost single digits!! Woo Hoo!!:cool1:
     
  12. EpcotBill

    EpcotBill Mouseketeer

    Thanks for the info. We have family members with nut allergies. We never have to worry about Divvies.
     
  13. jcarwash

    jcarwash Mouseketeer

    Depends on what you deem "inexpensive" but the Pop gift shop has a wide variety of items including little souvenirs like small toys, keychains, magnets, candy, snacks, etc. If you really need to find something, you can at Pop.

    If you are looking for discounts, there is a clearance section at Downtown Disney inside the Marketplace Fun Finds store. The select varies depending on what they are clearing out, but I like to visit to see what deals they have.

    If you have a car there is a Disney Character Warehouse outlet in the Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Ave. It's fairly close to WDW property. Here you can see what kinds of items they are marking down for clearance.
     
  14. Coaliesquirrel

    Coaliesquirrel Earning My Ears

    We're headed to POP to stay in a preferred pool-view room in another month or so and are wondering how the wifi access is -- in the rooms, around the food court, near the HD pool, etc. We're considering whether we should add a tri-fi (3G/wimax/LTE) wireless hotspot to our Sprint account to take along, but is the resort WiFi access such that we won't need it?

    Thanks for any help - and all the info I've already gained by lurking in the shadows on this thread! :)
     
  15. KELLY

    KELLY DIS Veteran

    Um when we were there in August pretty bad. I was able to get on sometimes Early morning. forget later in the day.
     
  16. smitch425

    smitch425 DIS Veteran

    We had no trouble at all when we were there in October. Of course, we were only trying in the very early morning hours and the very late evening hours. We do the parks from open to close, so it might depend on how many people are trying to use it at the same time. Good luck! :goodvibes
     
  17. lvcourtneyy

    lvcourtneyy Mouseketeer

    Just got back from our first stay at POP and wanted to share my observations/thoughts:

    Positive:
    We loved POP. The theming is amazing. We had no problems really. We got in at 9:30 am and our room was ready so we were happy. We look around a bit and got some food at the food court and by the time we went back to the room at 11:30 our bags had already been delievered by ME.

    Our room was always clean.

    We requested to be close to the other party we traveled with and 50s lakeview. We got 50s lakeview building 2 and they were in building 3 which was good enough for us.

    The pools were nice and heated!

    No problems with Wi-fi. Always had a good connection.

    Magical Express was quick and on time both going to the hotel and back to the airport.

    The buses were pretty good when we were there. We rarely waited for a bus except when leaving at park closing.

    Negative:
    We had water and soda delivered to the resort from Walmart. When we went to pick them up from the concierge desk, the lady acted like we were crazy when we asked if we could use a luggage cart to bring them to the room. Then we waited 45 minutes for someone from luggage assistance to come take them to our room even though we would've done it ourselves but she wouldn't let us.

    There was a cockroach in our room. We only saw one so I figured it could be a fluke but still was a little nervous.

    They changed the locks on our doors when we were there. The first time we got back, our key took 15 minutes to let us in.

    We had horrible experiences with the food court. The food itself wasn't bad but asking any of the workers any questions or for any alterations was like pulling teeth. It was as though they only knew how to do the 4 things on their menu and if you wanted to add or subtract anything from the listed item, you may as well have been speaking Japanese. The service was slow, it was always crowded and I was charged for extra cream cheese.....

    There were Brazilian tour groups there and they did use the Pop buses. Luckily POP seemed to realize and sent extra buses in the mornings.
     
  18. Sandi

    Sandi <font color=red>A proud Spartans fan!

    We were at Pop in April and August of 2012. Wi-fi was fine during "off hours." I had great connections at 6:00 in the morning and then it was spotty when everyone else was using it. I was very glad to have my mi-fi to use when I needed to do some work and connect with my office and clients. I always take mine and, if I don't need it, good.
     
  19. SL30

    SL30 Earning My Ears

    May I ask how much it was to have water delivered from Walmart? When I look online it looks line 97 cent shipping but wondered if there were additional fees. Thanks
     
  20. bookbunny

    bookbunny Member

    I have a question: Does anyone know if ordering a large pizza and eating in the food court, would it still be 2 table service like having it delivered or a quick service?
     
  21. lvcourtneyy

    lvcourtneyy Mouseketeer

    Sorry I mistyped. I had originally planned to send it from Walmart but Walmart doesn't ship cases of soda. I actually ordered it from Staples. A case of 24 waters and 24 Cokes cost me $18. But it was free delivery and no additional fees. They also ship in about 2 days. I ordered it on the 27th to check in on the 3 and had confirmation it was delivered by the 29th! Hope that helps!
     
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