Which do you prefer?

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  1. disneyjes

    disneyjes Mouseketeer

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    We're planning our first trip for April and we've narrowed it down to Art of Animation or Pop Century. Which do you prefer and why? They both look amazing!
     
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  3. dsanner106

    dsanner106 DIS Veteran DVC Gold

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    We have always loved pop century but the new art of animation resort has some cool new features and would probably go with that if both were available.
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  4. disneyjes

    disneyjes Mouseketeer

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    Thank you! That's what we were thinking but was curious what everyone else thought. Art of Animation looks gorgeous!
     
  5. nursie

    nursie Earning My Ears

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    Just saw a video on youtube showing Art of Animation, it looks REALLY awesome. You may want to check out some youtube videos to help you decide!:thumbsup2
     
  6. allstonsmommy

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    We have never stayed at either but AOA looks so fun so I would probably pick it!
     
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    One thing to keep in mind...because AoA is a new hotel you will not get any discounts for a while. We were planning on staying there next month, but then we got a MUCH better rate at POP (which we love). We figured for $1000 we are just fine walking across the bridge and checking out AoA! :thumbsup2
     
  8. Nutbean

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    We've stayed at both Pop and Art of Animation (Little Mermaid room), both with free dining.

    Which was better (in our opinion)?

    Theming and decor: AoA (Cars area in particular is AMAZING!)
    Rooms: AoA (more themed than Pop, cuter)
    Pools: AoA (Finding Nemo pool specifically)
    Newness: AoA
    Food court: Pop (we liked the selection there better)
    Price: Pop (Little Mermaid rooms book up quickly and the suites are $$$)
    Discounts: Pop (none are offered anymore for the Little Mermaid rooms)
    Room Distance to Lobby, Buses: Pop (the LM rooms are quite the hike, more so than the standard room we had at POP).

    Final verdict: The discounts available at Pop puts it in the lead for us.
     
  9. disneyjes

    disneyjes Mouseketeer

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    Thank you everyone for all of your input! I really appreciate it! I think we're actually leaning towards Pop right now. Is there a better building than the others there? I think 50's or 90's would be fun!

    Thanks again! <3
     
  10. bigbabyblues

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    50's is our favorite section of Pop
     
  11. AshleeH

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    I would go with AOA, but when I looked at the pricing, it was almost easier to book a bigger hotel. We stayed at Pop in October on our arrival night and it was fine - very small, but fine for what we needed for the night.
     

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