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POP Century~Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #9~November 2013

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Janet B, Nov 13, 2013.

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  1. jennycraig

    jennycraig Earning My Ears

    May 27, 2013
    My husband gave the gift of a disney Vacation!!!! We arrive Jan 28-February 6!! Can't wait to stay at POP again with him and our baby girl!
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  3. Sandi

    Sandi A proud Spartans fan.

    Aug 17, 1999
    While I've not made this request, I have seen posts about it. You might want to check on the DisAbilities board as well. It seems like making the request well before you check in would be a better bet. My understanding is that they will use linens washed in special detergent, etc. and for that more advance notice would be beneficial.
  4. Ready to go

    Ready to go Mouseketeer

    Sep 11, 2011
    2 more"sleeps" and I will be at the Pop!!! I used a TA this time and I am hoping she put in my requests!
  5. sjhanksaz

    sjhanksaz Mouseketeer

    Jul 24, 2013

    We traveled with a party of 6 and did the two quick service meals a day. We never starved at all.

    We had two adults a 17 year old boy and girls ages 14, 11 and 9

    Many times the 11 and 9 year old split meals, even the kids meals. We then used some of those for some breakfast in the mornings. When it was all said and done after 6 days we had three meals we didn't eat. Wish we would have had a few more breakfasts in there.

    There are some places like at the western place in Frointeerland you could get steak and chicken meals - lots and lots of food.

    When at Epcot we shared meals and "ate around the world" the big winner on that trip was the Fish and Chips in England. My son who didn't like fish ate there again two times after that.
  6. cajunbaby1

    cajunbaby1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 4, 2008
    2 QS meals were more than enough for me!! I took a big bag full of snacks,etc for in the room. Turned out I totally did not even use 1/3 of the bag. LOL

    Between the QS and snack and refillable mug I really didn't even need to bring that much snacks. Won't do that again.
  7. RENThead09

    RENThead09 DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2006
    Just checked in about an hour ago. Love that feeling when you see the POP sign.

    No line for online check in. Got my requests.
    The 50s. Overlooking the lake. And even 4th floor on the corner. Seriously. Perfect location.

    Then I got to the room. :(
    Never have I felt POP was worn. And maybe it was just a bad day for mouse keeping. But the windows (inside and out) were filthy. Grease marks and dirt. In the drawer there were empty sock containers. Junk on the poster in the room. And I assume brand new bedding because you could see every fold like it was straight outta the package.

    Going to keep an open mind. Not the magic I expect when I usually walk into POP.

    On a better note. Had dinner at Art of Animation. Gotta say it was WONDERFUL. plus love that you can use your mug in both locations.

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  8. Disneylover99

    Disneylover99 DIS Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    Ughh! I hate the perfect room location and a dirty room. :sad2:
    Stop by the front desk and let them know.
    Enjoy the rest of your stay! :)
  9. cfriend416

    cfriend416 DIS Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    Did you mean to quote a different post? I'm not concerned about not having enough to eat. The problem is that we will have extra meal credits left at the end of our trip and I was wondering if anyone was able to exchange meals for snacks at Pop.
  10. jaceraden

    jaceraden DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2010
    It depends who you get at the register. I had a few CMs who put a few of my random snack items together and called them a QS meal while my friends put together a breakfast of milk, banana, cereal and were debited 3 snacks...
  11. People Mover

    People Mover Mouseketeer

    Feb 19, 2012
    We just made a deposit for our first stay at POP! We are very excited, and always tried to stay at POP but either upgraded or changed plans! We can't wait, need November '14 to get here soon haha
  12. mdsouth

    mdsouth DIS Veteran

    Jan 15, 2005
    I booked POP just last night (Dec 29) and I booked for Feb 9-13. So, give it another shot. I clicked on the Special Offers and got the Winter Rate room only. But they still had openings I think with the play, stay and dine deal too.
  13. bluezy

    bluezy DIS Veteran

    Sep 7, 2008
    You could create a meal out of the "grab and go" foods and use the items as late night snacks or food to eat while driving home (or if you're flying, I've heard people say they eat the food on the way to the airport or at the airport). When we used the QSDP a few years ago (it was free and that was a bigger $$ savings for us than a room discount) we knew we were going to have a few extra meal credits so my husband found out he could get a Sushi tray (out of the cooler) as the main part of a meal so he'd grab one of those (along with a side, dessert, and drink) to eat as a snack later at night. We were also able to do the same thing with a sandwiches and salads in the coolers. That was our trip in 2011, so I'm not sure what's in the grab & go area now, but that might be an option if you can't substitute actual snacks -- just be creative with the elements of the meal.

    FWIW, when we were down this past June, my son and his girlfriend did the meal plan and they worked hard to make sure they used all of their credits (and realized by day 2 of 7 that they were going to have way too much food every day). When we had our last meal the night before we were leaving, the cashier noticed that they had managed to use all of their credits and she drew a big smiley face on their receipt, wrote "congratulations", and gave them a Mickey Mouse sticker to reward them. She said it's rare that people actually use all of their credits.
  14. heathere3

    heathere3 Mouseketeer

    Apr 20, 2009
    We did exactly that in September: two items and a drink was perfectly acceptable for us to use each of our last few meals. The key seemed to be including the drink. We grabbed bottled drinks for the DME to the airport and while waiting :)
  15. marthachick

    marthachick Traveling Mom

    Feb 14, 2005
    We were at POP from Dec 7-13, 2013. I called and added the following requests to our reservations: Building 5, 4th floor, lake view, and said we were celebrating our 30th anniversary. Well, we got building 7, 3rd floor, parking lot/treetop view and a call from Mickey & Minnie congratulating us. Room was clean. Had a fridge. Old bedding. I was a little disappointed that the building, floor & view were not what I had requested, but we had a great time so it was ok.

    We got 'Anniversary' pins & wrote '30' on it. We got lots of well wishes, a free Dole Whip float & a free Mug from Liberty Tree Tavern. No other freebies but still enjoyed the well wishes, some from other guests. DH was surprised when anyone mentioned it. I had 1 cast member say she was getting married in 55 days & wanted advice on how to stay married that long. :)
  16. tdmoney7

    tdmoney7 Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 2013
    Ditto!! Can't wait!!!
  17. dsnymomof4

    dsnymomof4 DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2005
    So, this is my first time back on the Dis since returning from our Pop stay Dec 12-18. Had such a great time - love the Holiday season! DS5 has mentioned several times since being back how much he misses Pop Century. I would tease him when we first got back by asking him if he could run down to the food court and get me a snack, or ask him if he wanted to go down to the pool - he would laugh and tell me we weren't at the hotel any more! At least I had the holidays to take my mind off of that depressed feeling of our vacation being over. But now, it's setting in - I want to go back! Hope everyone there now is having as magical a time as we did! :santa:
  18. HappyGal

    HappyGal DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2011
    You're son sounds like a sweetie. I know what you mean about the depression. You know what the only cure is: start planning your next trip!:yay:
  19. Goofy41

    Goofy41 Goofy-Dad

    Feb 22, 2002
    Pop Jan 15 - Jan 21 for the Division II College National Cheer Championships.. Is there a way to get alcohol delivered to me on my day of arrival. I saw a looong time ago a link to do this..,.pls help,


    happy new year..pixiedust:
  20. dansdad

    dansdad DIS Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011

  21. Goofy41

    Goofy41 Goofy-Dad

    Feb 22, 2002
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