Heard Pop Cent is Bad is that true?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Scrappy Tink, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Scrappy Tink

    Scrappy Tink Mouseketeer

    Jan 28, 2007
    Hi I have heard and read from past threads that pop century is the worst out of the all stars now alot of the threads are from past years so I am not sure what to believe our AAA agent said no body has ever complained to him and he sends everyone there b/c it is the newest of the all stars. So just wondering . DS might want to stay at ASmusic since he plays piano and loves music. Just wondering if anyone has any recent comments on POP cent.
  2. Ilovestitch

    Ilovestitch DIS Veteran

    Dec 20, 2003
    Pop Century is the newest and doesn't share buses. I'd say it's the best of the value resorts.
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  4. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

    Jan 28, 2008
    We loved our stay at Pop, and we were going to stay there this summer until I decided to change our ressie to Animal Kingdom Lodge. I have read more positives about Pop than negatives. Head over to the resorts board to find more information on Pop!
  5. mouseman41

    mouseman41 DIS Veteran

    Feb 4, 2007
    We loved the Pop! We stayed there for thr first time last year, and we will be staying there again in 27 days. You do not share busses with the other resorts, so it's a quick trip to the parks and back. It is the newest of the value resorts. We do not spend a lot of time in our room so it works out perfect for us. Great food court! Great gift shop! Nice heated pools! Great staff!! It's not the Grand Floridian but it's worth the price!!!
  6. pooksma

    pooksma DIS Veteran

    Jan 4, 2005
    Have stayed twice and loved it.
  7. danny1649

    danny1649 <font color=green>Will be wearing some lime green< Moderator

    Aug 18, 1999
    I think you will get some solid information on Pop here on resorts Board.:goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes Danny
  8. Jubilee

    Jubilee DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2007
    We stayed 12/06 and had a great time
  9. timandlesley

    timandlesley <font color=darkorchid>The tag fairy may not but t

    Apr 19, 2004
    We stayed at POP and loved it our first year there, we thought the theming was outstanding, the kids loved it. The transportation was great too. We loved the food court as well. It is the best of the value resorts. It is spread out though so I would request the 50's or 70's section, if you were in 80's or especially 90's it would be quite a hike.
  10. Melissa_E

    Melissa_E Friends don't let friends try the beverly!

    Nov 11, 2007
    We just got back on the 12th of February and had a fantastic time at Pop Century. We were in building 1, bottom floor. The room was clean, safe, and just fine for us. It was small, but I think they are the same size as all the other value resorts. There were only a few lines for the buses, but if you tried to go during peak times, like a half hour before park opening or right at closing, you WILL meet lines. No matter what resort you are staying at.
  11. macfinn

    macfinn Chief planner and Dis Dad's Club Member #58

    Aug 5, 2007
    pop is great for the value. been there 3 x in the last year and a half. best building 50's lake view...can see epcot fireworks from there. also food court is good alot of variety. pools are great...has a kiddie wading pool for the young ones..... has all own busses dosent share with other values.

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  12. TiggerFamily

    TiggerFamily Love to scrap book

    Mar 27, 2003
    We stayed there 2 years ago and we LOVED it. I would go back there in a minute.
  13. winniethepoohsmom

    winniethepoohsmom DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2006
    We loved the Pop! Great Pools, we loved the theme it was very clean. Pop is actually the most popular of the values from what I read on the disboards, but it depends on the type of theming you are more interested in. Linda :)
  14. DIStacey

    DIStacey Earning My Ears

    Feb 14, 2008
    We stayed at both the Pop Century and All Star Sports in 2005. The pop century was my favorite of the two. It was cleaner, the food court seemed to provide more options and again ( seemed cleaner). The theme at Pop Century was more fun in my opinion ( the giant statues of Mr. Potatoe Head, Playdoh, Lady, Jungle book etc. )

    Rooms were clean, pool was nice.......

    I'd strongly recommend Pop century as the best value resort.
  15. NeverlandPixie

    NeverlandPixie Not a Princess ... but looking for Prince Charming

    Jul 14, 2007
    I love Pop, it's my favourite value resort.

    Just remember to take reviews with a grain of salt: most (not all) people will gladly submit a review of their negative experiences, rather than their positive ones. It's like the saying that as [parents, teachers, bosses, etc], we often criticize but rarely praise.
  16. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and

    Apr 24, 2006
    You name a resort, restaurant, attraction, show, activity or presentation at WDW ... and you can find posts from people that hated it .. or loved it.. or just thought it was 'ok'.

    True story!

    For me.. I like Pop.. it's my favorite of the values edging out All Star Movies if for no other reason because of the bus sharing during non-peak periods in the day.

    I also just enjoy the theming of Pop better.

    That's me. Others might disagree.

  17. Jalva22

    Jalva22 DIS Veteran

    Aug 9, 2004
    We've stayed at Sports and Pop. Honestly, the only difference I could tell was in the theming and the fact that Pop was newer (Sports was a little banged up looking when we were there (elevators, etc), but it has since been refurbished). Take a glance at the maps and you can tell that they were designed almost exactly the same way as each other. Among the values, my advice would be to pick the resort whose theming appeals most to you, or the one in the best location for you, and go with it.
  18. DisneyCDE

    DisneyCDE Mouseketeer

    Dec 22, 2007
    WE stayed there, 3/06 and loved it. Theming is great and has a variety can that can appeal to all ages
  19. lovesdumbo

    lovesdumbo DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2003
    I'm another Pop fan here. Pop is in a different county than the All Stars so the resort tax is 12.5% instead of 13% at the All Stars. Pop also has Frozen Coke as part of the refillable mug.

    I liked ASMovies when I stayed there and am staying at ASMusic this August. I think most of the negatives you hear about Pop are negatives about the values in general.

    ASMusic was recently remodeled so that would be a good choice too.
  20. helenk

    helenk I wish I was in Disney World

    Jan 4, 2000
    I just want to be sure that you understand that the POP is not part of the Allstar Resorts, since you say "pop century is the worst out of the allstars)
    There are 3 Allstar Resorts, Sports, Music, and Movies. The Allstar Music was refurbished last year, the Allstar Sports is being refurbished now. The POP Century is its own resort.
    I actually liked the Allstar Music over the POP Century. I just liked the themeing better. The Foodcourt at the POP was a bit better though, it seemed as though there were more choices.
  21. Eeyore's My Favorite

    Eeyore's My Favorite EW Disney Mom

    Jun 20, 2007
    OK-I'm gonna be a "NO" vote here for Pop Century. Prior to September, 2007, I would have been the first one to go there, but our vacation there was very "unmagical" - so much so that we won't be back. Yes, Pop is the newest of the values, but since the AllStar resorts have been refurbished they are fantastic looking & really alot better than POP which is beginning to show it's wear and tear.

    Our trip in September was during free dining so the resort was absolutely packed to the rafters, but that shouldn't excuse the guests that were vacationing there from acting the way alot of them did. There were tons of unruley, unsupervised kids running up & down the halls of our building - after 10pm for over an hour (we were in the 60's), also guests who were too lazy to use their key card so they flipped their lock out so that the door continued to slam on that lock for over an hour late at night while we were trying to go to sleep - we paid for a preferred room, but our room was so far away from everything in the 60's building that it was a hike. Also, we had a view of absolutely nothing on the back side of the building. Not exactly what I paid the $$ for. The food court was mobbed everytime we went in there & you actually had to be a table "vulture" to get a seat to eat. We brought our food back to the room to eat. The bus situation was always quite a wait because of the size of the resort and the number of guests staying there. An email to Disney following our vacation brought a great phone call from a WDW CSR with reparation for the many incidents there.

    That being said we decided to opt in January for a much quieter, nicer resort & stayed at ASMu. What a relief - what a fantastic resort!!! We only shared a bus 1x - they were certainly alot quicker to come for us than POP's busses were. The food court was great - no waiting & the shop had exactly what we needed. Check-in was a breeze & our "standard" room was 100% closer to the food court & pool than our preferred room had been @ POP. The constant activities for the kids staying there were amazing. Our room was one of the refurbished ones with the curtain between the sink area & the rest of the room and that made such a nice difference during our stay.

    So now we're choosing ASMu over POP for a much more "magical" and quieter time! JMHO.......................:goodvibes

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