Here now, at Pop Century! Ask away!

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by ekidwell0001, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    I appreciate everyone posting answers and doing things on their vacation for the rest of us that live vicariously through the year. I'd like to do the same! If you have any questions I can help with let me know! My DH and I are here with my mom until 9/23. We got in yesterday, so we've been to HS and MK so far. Hope this helps!
     
  2. kappyfamily

    kappyfamily DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,545
    I’ll start with the obvious ones:
    How’s the weather?
    How’s the crowds?
    Any great stand out dining spots you’ve been to?

    Thank you and have a great trip?
     
    ekidwell0001 likes this.
  3. Avatar

    Advertisement


  4. soccermom54

    soccermom54 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2015
    Messages:
    234
    We are staying at POP next month for our Food and Wine trip. How comfortable is the new bedding? Thanks and have a great time!
     
    cinnaminny and ekidwell0001 like this.
  5. disneyworldsk

    disneyworldsk Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    304
    i want to know if every room is walkin shower or do i have to request it. at the pop.
     
    ekidwell0001 likes this.
  6. glocon

    glocon DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,971
    We were at Pop at end of July, and the beds were veeeery comfortable. And we had a tub/shower combo.
    I did not expect to enjoy pop as much as I did and would stay again in a heartbeat- Loved It!
     
    Amy&Dan and ekidwell0001 like this.
  7. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    Hi Kappyfamily! The weather has been great. Friday was extremely hot and so humid, but yesterday was in the high 80's, a shower for maybe 20 minutes, then it felt so much better! The crowds have been really weird, much lighter in the morning and early afternoon, yesterday evening really picked up, but it could also be that it was a Saturday, and lots of locals were here? Lastly, we've eaten at 50's prime time and ohana so far! 50's was delicious, but you could definitely tell they are cutting portions back... I got the sampler trio with no meatloaf, double pot roast, and it had maybe 10 green beans and 3 baby carrots as the side. Very tasty, but disappointing. Ohana was delicious as ever and we were stuffed!
     
    mco65 likes this.
  8. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    Hi soccermom54! The bed is "okay" to us. We're in the 60's, building 5 and to me is a bit firm, but I also have a memory foam mattress at home so I'm not used to this!
     
    mco65 likes this.
  9. Haygar2

    Haygar2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,005
    We will be staying at POP for the first time next August. I'm excited but a bit nervous. We've never stayed at a value before. It was the bed size and comfort that always held me back. How cramped is the room when the 2nd bed is down? We are used to a king bed. So, when we go on vacation, we each get our own bed. It's weird I know, but it works for us. Our children will be in, hopefully, an adjoining room. Or at least next door to us. They will be 20 and 16.
     
    cinnaminny and ekidwell0001 like this.
  10. kappyfamily

    kappyfamily DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,545
    Good to hear about Ohana, it’s always been a favorite but people have been blasting it lately.
    Thank you for your thoughts! Enjoy!
     
    BlairLynnBlair likes this.
  11. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    Hi Disneyworldsk! We actually had a bad experience checking in to a room that wasn't serviced yet, so we've seen 2 different rooms! The first was a tub/shower combo and the room we are in now has just the stand up shower. If that's something important to you I would definitely request it because I'm not sure how you get either one? We're in the same building, same floor, just a different room and saw one of each
     
  12. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    Hello Haygar2! I have to say there is definitely less room when the second bed is down, but both beds are now queens! So with that addition and the furniture that holds the coffee maker and fridge it does cramp the room a bit. DH and I are also used to a king bed, but if you could still be comfortable in a queen and keep the Murphy bed up, you definitely have more room! If it was just the two of us we'd have plenty of space.
     
    mco65 likes this.
  13. fla4fun

    fla4fun DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    10,597
    I requested one of the shower only rooms for my trip last month and it was my only request. I got one, and really prefer the shower only to the tub/shower combo. It would be nice if it was a bookable category like at Copper Creek for the studios. They are the same price, but you know for sure which configuration you are getting.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018
    jlynne and ekidwell0001 like this.
  14. stace1214

    stace1214 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    531
    Sounds like you're having a great trip so far! How have the buses been and how is the noise level in the rooms? We're considering Pop for part of a split stay next summer, but have heard the walls are thin and you can clearly hear your neighbors- have you noticed this?
     
    ekidwell0001 likes this.
  15. Ready to go

    Ready to go Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    193
    Do you know if Pop is now letting people get snack in place of beverage on quick service meals?

    Diane
     
    ekidwell0001 likes this.
  16. brios86

    brios86 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    589
    Do they still have the Halloween mugs?
     
    ekidwell0001 likes this.
  17. stal

    stal DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    735
    Can you ask if you can have a Shake or a Smoothie as your drink as part of your meal on the QS DDP?

    Does anyone know if there will be Christmas themed refillable mugs?
     
  18. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    Hello brios86! They do!! We all 3 got one and have seen them restocked daily
     
    mco65 likes this.
  19. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    Hi Diane, I'm not sure about an extra snack credit, but DH, mom and I have all used the QS meals here and gotten a dessert instead of a beverage. If that's your question then yes! You are good to go! Actually they both got a huge cup of fruit that counted for "dessert" as well!
     
    mco65 likes this.
  20. ekidwell0001

    ekidwell0001 Going "home" on a yearly basis!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    482
    Hey Stace1214! We are having an awesome trip, thank you! So far the only noises we're hearing are if someone drops something up above us or flushes the toilet. As far as talking e haven't heard anything. We are on the first floor though so I'm not sure if that would make a difference. As far as busses go my mom actually rented a car (she and my dad always did this, we lost him suddenly in January and she still wanted to keep the "tradition") so we've only used the bus once so far go MK and back. Going it was great, coming back even leaving while happily ever after was going on We only waited one turn for a bus and got a seat, though it was jam packed.
     
    stace1214 and mco65 like this.
  21. cab0ad

    cab0ad disney lover

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,054
    Does POP have Halloween themed desserts?
     
    ekidwell0001 likes this.

Share This Page