POP or POR

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  1. Olallamom

    Olallamom Breast cancer survivor

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    I need quick advice. My husban and I are doing a spur of the moment trip. We loved our stay at POR in June, will we be disappointed with POP? It is a $200 difference with the BRP. :confused3
     
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  3. The_Insider

    The_Insider Ask me anything.

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    I love POP. They have fun pools, a great food court, and a lounge (Classic Concoctions) that serves adult beverages inside!

    Here is some info on the resort:
    Disney's Pop Century Resort Dining and Merchandise
    Everything POP shopping & dining
    Location: Classic Hall
    Hours: 6am-midnight
    Dining:
    Five unique food stations offers great sandwiches, fresh salads, pizza and pasta favorites, cheeseburgers, hearty dinners, assorted baked goods, cakes, pies, cookies, ice cream and "mom's Night Out" dinner specials. Refillable souvenir mugs are available for $11.99 plus tax and can be refilled at Everything Pop Food Court.
    Bakery
    Grab 'n' Go Market
    Grill
    Ethnic Station
    Pasta/Pizza
    Birthday and Celebration Cakes: Guests may order cakes by calling 407-938-3068 or 407-938-4590. Please advise to call 48 to 72 hours in advance.
    Packages 2005: Magic Your Way Package plus Dining - Counter Service or Snack
    Discounts: Disney's Dining Experience (20%)

    Classic Concoctions
    Location: In the Food Court
    Hours: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Indoor lounge located in the Everything Pop Shopping and Dining Food Court. Comfortable and convenient with two televisions. Open every evening serving classic cocktails, beer, wine, and frozen specialty drinks. Nachos, Beatnik Cheese Platter, Chips & Dip, and Swinging Dessert Trio are also available.
    Discounts: Disney's Dining Experience (20%)

    Petals Pool Bar
    Location: Outside the Food Court
    Hours: 12pm to 12am(seasonal; hours may vary)
    Poolside bar featuring fun and lively drinks located just outside the Everything Pop Shopping and Dining Food Court. Offers thirst-quenching cocktails and frozen specialties.

    Shopping
    Phone: 407-938-3026
    Services: Merchandise purchased at WDW Theme Parks and Downtown Disney and delivered to the Resort is available for pick-up at Everything Pop
    Merchandise:
    Pal Mickey available for purchase
     
  4. Palendat

    Palendat DIS Veteran

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    After staying at POR, I swore I would never stay at a value resort again. We loved POR, and found POP to be really crowded. There are 4 floors of rooms crammed into too small of a space, as far as I am concerned! If it is just 2 adults, I would go with POR. It is SO MUCH more relaxing! That being said, we will be checking into ASMu on Sept 30 for an unplanned, free-dining trip. I guess that I shouldn't swear!!! :rolleyes:
     
  5. SqueakyMouse

    SqueakyMouse DIS Veteran

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    Dh and I added on a first night at Pop at the beginning of our late July trip to WL. We had never stayed at a value and were surprised by how much we enjoyed our visit. I kind of wish we had spent the entire long weekend at Pop and saved the $$$. Our view of the bowling pin pool at Pop was much better than our "upgraded" view at WL!
     
  6. Olallamom

    Olallamom Breast cancer survivor

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    Thanks to everyone who has replyed so far. After doing more reading on this site, I feel that we will choose to save the $$ and try a value. I am curious about the values and this would be a good time to give it a test. We will be there only 6 days and without the children. So my DH and I will be the only ones complaining if it isn't what we hoped for. :rotfl: We are just glad to be on a childless getaway. They are very rare occasions.
     
  7. The_Insider

    The_Insider Ask me anything.

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    Since it is just the two of you request a king bed. The two beds in the room take up too much space and are really close to the door.
     
  8. allaboutmm

    allaboutmm DIS Veteran

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    We just booked the POP today :banana: ! Last trip stayed at the ASSP, liked it, just wanted to try some place different this time. I would love to hear your input on the place when you get back! Hope your and your family has a safe and fun trip!!!!
    :earsboy: :earsgirl: pirate: :earboy2: princess:

    1980's 2x's @ Poly- thanks :earsboy: :earsgirl:
    2004- ASSP- first trip for pirate: & :earboy2:
    December 7-12 2005- POP- first trip for princess:
     
  9. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    We love POR. One of our favorite resorts. In fact, dd and I stayed for there for our last two nights, after a week at BCV in June. Then, several weeks ago we stayed at Pop for 4 nights. We got a terrific airfare and our APs hadn't expired yet, so down the two of us went. I was really interested in seeing how Pop compared with POR and ASMusic. It compared quite favorably!! We loved it. Yes, it was full. But, it never really felt crowded. We took a really nice walk around the back of the resort by the lake...very beautiful. The pools were fine, we both enjoyed playing in them. And I actually liked the food court at Pop better than the one at POR.
    So, it all depends on what you are looking for. I think POR is much more laid back and romantic. But, Pop is no slouch....lots of fun there.
     
  10. lovethattink

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    We've stayed at both. We prefer POR. We found Pop to be alot more noisy.
     
  11. CPer'sMom

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    Olallamom ~

    OMG, I just had to read your post to see if you were really from Olalla :)
    We live in Virginia now, but both my girls went to Olalla Elementary!!
    Small world .....

    Oh, and I definitely would choose POR over POP ::MickeyMo
     
  12. bubba73

    bubba73 Disney is not only a place but a state of mind. Th

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    I was at POP in June of this year and it was great. My DW and DS loved it. The icons, the room, the wake up calls, the bedtime story at night made it all memorable. We have been back now for 3 months and I can't stop myself from thinking about it or wishing I was back there. If there is any drawback, it would be that the toilets are a little noisy but you really only notice that the first day. It is no different than staying at most regular hotels, just with better theming.


    Looking forward to my first trip to Disneyland!!
    :love: ::MickeyMo :love:
     
  13. WOODY13

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    POP is nice but for 6 days I would go with POR. My experience has been the longer the stay the more important the resort.
     

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