Pop Preferred vs. Standard

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by GrimGrinningGhost in NJ, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. GrimGrinningGhost in NJ

    GrimGrinningGhost in NJ Earning My Ears

    Jul 11, 2001
    Tried to book a preferred room at Pop for 12/2-6 - none available. (our first time at a Value ... somewhat nervous) Do I need to be worried that the standard rooms are really far away from the bus stop / food court? The layout of the resort looks like it's smaller than some Moderates but this will be our 1st time travelling with our DSs (5 and 3) and I don't want to have to walk really far coming back from the parks. I didn't request a specific building (because I was surprised there weren't any Preferred available) - the CM told me I could call back and do that later.

    Tell me not to worry! My DH thinks I'm nuts....
  2. Shmily1

    Shmily1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2007
    We've stayed at POP 9 times. Only twice was preferred. We always love to stay at POP. I would request a building if you want to be very close. We have stayed at the very last building and out by the last parking lot before and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but there was some walking to get to the main building. It was still an awesome stay. There are paths to cut through no matter where you are staying so it's not as bad as it looks. Have a great stay!!!!
  3. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

    Sep 6, 2003
    I have loved my standard rooms. I always request a lake view room, and it is so nice and quiet there. No problem with mid day napping or sleeping in the evening.

    The moderates are usually just 2 stories, while the POP buildings are 4 stories, so the footprint of the resort is not big at all. I have never had a far walk to the main hub.

    This picture is the back, standard of 70's facing the lake. If you look to your right you see a giant white 80 on the building. That is the food court and bus is right behind it.

  4. Sherry047

    Sherry047 Mouseketeer

    Jun 11, 2008
    We have only stayed there once, and that was in a preferred. I just needed the preferred for the convienence of my 3 year old daughter.

    I don't think it is overly necessary to have the preferred. Yes, I would pay the extra $$ for the preferred again, but it really isn't that bad of a walk. Just considered it a good morning stroll!!

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