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Old 11-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Talk Me OUT of a Resort

So I'm going to do a solo trip in a couple weeks, and I'm having a VERY hard time choosing a resort (and I'm an indecisive person anyway). So I thought maybe you guys could help. I've narrowed in down to 3: CBR, POR, and Pop. I've stayed at POR quite a few times, and it's one of my favorites (and that includes Deluxe resorts). The other two are unexplored territory...

So, instead of the usual "help me decide which resort," and having posts listing reasons to choose a specific resort, I was hoping people would list things you DON'T like about one of the three listed (not necessarily using price as a reason). Please keep in mind it's just me going, so things like activities for kids don't apply. Thanks in advance-- I can't wait to make a final decision!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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I have stayed in all three. The one thing that i did not like about Pop was the uncomfortable mattress - it was very noticeable because I had just gotten off of the Fantasy.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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At the Pop you will have to use your room towel at the pool because the do not provide towels at the pool. The towels at the Pop are thin and scratchy as is the toliet paper. The Pop tends to have A LOT of kids and is a noisier resort during the day.

CBR is one of my favorites. Much more relaxing than the Pops.

Plus the buses at the Pop tend to be crowded.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
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At the Pop you will have to use your room towel at the pool because the do not provide towels at the pool. The towels at the Pop are thin and scratchy as is the toliet paper. The Pop tends to have A LOT of kids and is a noisier resort during the day.
I agree with Shelly's Pop list and want to add that from the Lobby, you have to walk through the shop to get to the Food Court.

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Old 11-05-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
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Pop - full of kids, loud, can hear everything going on at each pool, beds uncomfortable.

POR - I love this resort. Would choose to stay here just because. Main pool area does not get as crowded as the other two. Big resort though.

CBR - Just stayed here for the first time a few weeks ago. It was quiet and lovely. It really did surprise me how much I enjoyed it. The main pool area can get really crowded though. Big resort. . .lots of walking.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
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I personally want to try CBR - so that's what I would vote for! Two mods and one value. I've stayed at all three level - value/mod/deluxe - and there's a difference there. I'm glad I did stay at a value one time - and I will likely do that again for a quick solo trip in the next year - but I did miss the coffee maker and sit down dining option.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #7
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We have had good luck with rooms near the computer pool area at POP, however, you do not want to be pool side or pool view. Just in that vacinity. Pool facing rooms were very loud, but it was a busy, hot week. We were initially thrilled; that ended quickly.
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