Solo trip - should I stay at Sports or Pop?

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  1. lvdis

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    I'm considering going out 2 days early, at the end of May, when I have a conference in Orlando, so I can spend a couple of days at WDW. It's the first time I've gone to the parks alone and I'm not sure where to stay! Since it's just me and we have a family trip planned to DLR in June, I thought I would save some money and stay at a value resort.

    I can get All Star Sports for $197 or Pop Century for $218. Which would you choose and why? I thought about trying out Port Orleans French Quarter, but it's $423 for those same two nights and I'm not sure I can justify that for just me!
     
  2. OKW Lover

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    I'd do Pop simply because its newer and closer to most of the parks than All Stars. The price difference would sway me if it was in the $40 range though.
     
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  4. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

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    I was solo in August and stayed at Sports. I was very comfortable there in all aspects. I prefer AS to Pop as they have 1,000 fewer rooms and therefore less people and chaos. Either one would be fine!!
     
  5. lotus1197

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    i prefer Sports over Pop also...i am in no way an athletic person or do i watch sports, but i did like the smaller size @ Sports.
     
  6. Itinkso

    Itinkso Faith.Trust.Pixie Dust

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    I've stayed at Movies and Pop; it was easier to get to my room at Pop. Plus, an advantage for Pop is that you can walk across the bridge and check out AoA! They also have a great food court!
     
  7. Bell30012

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    I'd choose POP over ASSp in a second. Then you could walk over and check out AoA. Which has the best food court of a value. POP is better laid out, IMH, than the All Stars. Nothing is really too far away. POP has the Remembrance Walk which is great for an early morning stroll. Plus I like the memorabilia in the lobby area. You might check AoA - LM price to see if it is a contender, as well. POP over ASSp, you are only talking about a $21 difference.
     
  8. athumann

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    I vote for Pop Century hands down! I've stayed at both and All Star Sports was so bad we asked to switch resorts after the first night. We had 2 adjoining rooms and they were in major need of refurbishing, the middle of the beds were sunk in and the rooms had a strange urine like smell to them. Ewww. I'm sure not all the rooms are that way but I won't ever take a chance like that again. But overall the resort seemed dark and dismal. Pop Century on the other hand is bright and cheerful and I love the open feel of the food court. We've stayed here 4 different times and have never had a bad experience.
     

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