I have a trip planned for the month of July for 2 adults & 1 6-year old. I have two reservations for Pop Century, 1 for 7/11 to 7/17 and 7/17 to 7/27. One was originally with the dining package and 1 was a room only with the AAA rate. I changed both to a room only with AAA because of budget and we'll just eat breakfast in the room and take sandwiches to the parks for lunch. Since I have read so much about Pop Century and how some people say that it is extremely crowded in July and that it is really a glorified Motel 6, I tried to find a hotel offsite. I did, and now I am starting to panick. I didn't cancel one of my Pop Century reservations yet, but I was going to this morning. I really need some expert advice. The hotel I just booked in Kissimmee is the Comfort Suites Maingate East. I didn't have to pay a deposit or anything and I could cancel I think up to 2 days before so I have some time, but I hate holding a room that someone else could book if I don't take it. The price I got was with the Magic Card so it was $79.00 a night plus tax and a resort fee of $2.26 per night. It would come out to about the same as Disney with the AAA rate, $93.70 per night, maybe a few cents less. What enticed me was the great ratings on tripadviser and good ratings for the Comfort Suites Maingate East on this site. What also enticed me to book this place was that it had a microwave and a refrigerator without an additional nightly charge. I am sure the charge for the micro and fridge is already included in the room rate, but it's not an extra that I have to add on. Another good feature was that there was a complimentary continental breakfast, which according to everyone's description, was more than a typical continental breakfast included daily. To me the microwave and the complimentary breakfast was an additional way for me to save some money. I could go to a grocery store and purchase some frozen dinners and we could have a low-cost dinner some nights, plus my nephew could have his spaghetti & mealballs (Chef Boyardee) that he loves. But now I was doing some reading from posters concerning Old Town last night and some of the descriptions are "crappy and dingy." Is this true? Will I be scared at night walking around with my niece and nephew? Is this place safe? I don't want to feel that the only place I will be safe is inside the hotel or out in large crowds that go to Old Town at night. I wasn't too crazy about International Drive, but it sounds much better than Kissimee. I was on International Drive, right near Wet & Wild, and some people said that area wasn't too good. Is Old Town similar to that area on International Drive or is it worse. Please give me some honest opinions. Is it worth switching to Comfort Suites Maingate East and saving some money (being closer to some bargain restaurants, et cetera) or should I just stick it out at Pop Century. Where will I feel safer? I want my nephew to have a great time. My niece is in her early 20's and I am sure that she will want to go out at night and have some fun? Where will she be safer? Thank you. I would like to cancel either Comfort Suites Maingate East or 1 of my reservations for Pop Century as soon as possible.