What's best out of the All Star Pop and Movies resorts?

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by willstewart, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. willstewart

    willstewart Earning My Ears

    Aug 30, 2009
    Been looking through the Disney and Virgin Holidays sites and Disney seem to have no availabilty in January 2010 for the All Star Music resort, only the Pop at £500-600+ for 12 days and Movies at something like £822.
    Virgin Holidays have availabilty in the All Star Sports and the Movies, with the movies being around £200+ more.

    Is it just a matter of the recognisable character models around the place that make the movies more expensive?

    And which resort, overall, is better? Really need to book something before they all start to vanish.
    (Will most likely have a hire car so the problems with buses being full won't bother me that much if I use it to park hop)
  2. gemmybear83

    gemmybear83 <font color=royalblue>I would blame it all on Bob<

    Dec 13, 2007
    I think Movies is more expensive because of the theming - there is no difference in the quality of the rooms etc so I wouldnt pay the extra £200. We stayed at Pop last year and loved it, we chose that over the All Stars as the hotel is newer (opened in 2004) (although I believe some of the All Stars has been refurbished), and only has one bus stop where the All Stars tend to share buses making them more crowded. I also think Pop is in a slightly more central location that All Stars.

    But I don't think you can go wrong with any of them :goodvibes
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  4. Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Pooh's-Honey-Pot Secretly prefers Tangled to Frozen...

    May 31, 2007
    I think I have seen mentioned before that the price difference is caused by the areas they are built in coming under different counties. The taxes in the "All Stars" area are dearer than where Pop is built, and so even though Pop is newer, All Stars cost more!

    Rooms size and facilitiesa are exactly the same!
  5. disney_princess_85

    disney_princess_85 DIS Veteran

    Jan 11, 2009
    I think the general concensus is that Pop is better, perhaps due to the better bus system. I stayed at Pop last year and I loved it! I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. :)
  6. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2004
    Another vote for Pop here. We loved the theming of ASMo but the bus setup put us off going there again.

  7. CHRIS F

    CHRIS F Mouseketeer

    Jul 18, 2005
    Another vote for PoP, stayed there in 2006 and Feb this year, it is newer and I hate to say this IMHO nicer, All Stars were our normal location have stayed there 6/7 times so were surprised we preferred pop as my family hate change! We visited All Stars on both occassions just to have a look around etc and ok really sad because we have so many good memories there, but came away both times saying glad we are PoP.

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