I think it comes down to how much park time you will be having. If you like to spend your days in the park until they close, then go for the Pop and get an extra day. If you like to have resort time and lounge by the pool going to the parks now and then, I would stay at POR. We are the type that like to have park time so we stay at the values. And I just cant wrap my head around paying extra for things I wont use, (thats just drinking money!!). Also we stayed at the Pop the last 2 visits and the bus stops were covered and had benches. Its also fun to walk around the resort and look at the decorations.