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Old 04-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #2176
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Hi everyone , my boyfriend and I will be heading to POP in August . I have a question that may end up being super silly, but I wasn't really sure about it. How do I add a request to our reservation? Do I wait until check in or can I add it beforehand? Last time we went to Disney we kind of just winged that kind of thing because we were staying at the Dolphin and we weren't really worried about room views, location, etc. Also, if anyone has any suggestions about buildings and stuff they would also be greatly appreciated! We're new to POP so we're not too sure about anything there really! Thank you!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #2177
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Pop Century vs All-Star Music

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WE are heading back to Disney in September. Staying at AKL for most of our trip, but looking to stay a few extra days after our cruise. We have generally stayed at All-Star Music when we re only going to be at Disney for a few days. But, several people lately have told me how much better Pop Century was. Can anyone tell me the the differences between the two other than Pop Century is newer?

Thanks in advance for any tips.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #2178
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Hello,

WE are heading back to Disney in September. Staying at AKL for most of our trip, but looking to stay a few extra days after our cruise. We have generally stayed at All-Star Music when we re only going to be at Disney for a few days. But, several people lately have told me how much better Pop Century was. Can anyone tell me the the differences between the two other than Pop Century is newer?

Thanks in advance for any tips.
I've stayed at both.
I don't think there really is a big difference when you come right down to it; not enough to sway me to change if I really wanted to stay at one or the other.
A few minor differences:
1) The theming! Our family prefers the theming at POP. But, we also like the Jazz section at Music.
2) The food court - I think Disney improved the design of the food courts as they went along. I like the seating area best at POP, followed by Movies, then Music, then Sports. But, it's not something I base a vaca on and had no problems dining at Sports.
3) the buses - I have never understood the drama I see on these boards about the All-Stars sharing buses. They don't always share and even when they do, it takes a lot less time to get from one All Star to another then it does when riding the deluxe buses from one resort to the next. That said, it is nice not to have to make any extra stops and this is a luxury only POP and AOA can offer.
4) size - Music is smaller, less rooms means less people; but POP does have a good layout which makes it seem smaller than it is and there are 3 pools instead of two to compensate. But, I have seen people who always stay at the All Stars complain about size when they try POP.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #2179
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Hi everyone , my boyfriend and I will be heading to POP in August . I have a question that may end up being super silly, but I wasn't really sure about it. How do I add a request to our reservation? Do I wait until check in or can I add it beforehand? Last time we went to Disney we kind of just winged that kind of thing because we were staying at the Dolphin and we weren't really worried about room views, location, etc. Also, if anyone has any suggestions about buildings and stuff they would also be greatly appreciated! We're new to POP so we're not too sure about anything there really! Thank you!!
Hi Becky! You can call to add a request to your reservation now, if you wish. You can also wait and enter requests when you do online check-in. At that time, you may request a particular decade, Lakeview, ground floor, or something else that I'm not remembering. Online, you can choose up to two requests. I love Lakeview rooms as I find they are quieter. We've been assigned to the 1950s and 1970s for Lakeview and liked both. Take a look at the property map and see if anything appeals to you We've also gone to pop with no requests and were happy with our room assignment. If you're okay going with the flow, there is nothing wrong with that.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #2180
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So excited! I was able to book my ADRs yesterday for my October trip! Breakfast at The Wave, late lunch at Biergarten, and dinner at Be Our Guest. Tried to get breakfast at Trails End but the online reservation system kept giving me an error. Guess I'll just keep trying or give them a call.

Now I have to call and book a Key to the Kingdom Tour.
I thought you could not make adrs until 90 days out??
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I thought you could not make adrs until 90 days out??
That was changed. It was like that in 2009 and I don't think it was long after my Oct trip it went again to 180 days
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It's here, it's here!!! Finally the day has come!! We are leaving tomorrow morning and soon I will be "home" again!! Can't wait and I know I won't be able to sleep tonight!! LOL

I wanted to hit the LIKE button on this. It's so fun to share in the excitement as others head out. Hope you are having a blast!



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Heading over for a quick stay tonight. Happy to take any pictures or answer any questions! My kids love POP so we decided to spend a night as a reward from my girls getting great report cards.
Very nice to be close enough to do quickie trips!
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I thought you could not make adrs until 90 days out??

What LauraJean said, it is 180 days. And if you stay at a Disney Resort you can make your ADRs at 180 + 10 days. You don't have to keep calling back each day to make your ADR for that day of your trip. Just call on your 180th day and get all your ADRs made for the length of your entire trip but only up to 10 days. If your trip is longer you'll have to call back for those extra days.
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We have generally stayed at All-Star Music when we re only going to be at Disney for a few days. But, several people lately have told me how much better Pop Century was. Can anyone tell me the the differences between the two other than Pop Century is newer?
Another difference to keep in mind is that they are separating the pricing on the room rates between the All-Star resorts and Pop Century (and between Pop and AoA Little Mermaid). Generally the room rates are now $10 more per night at Pop when you compare standard to standard, preferred to preferred.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #2185
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Hi Becky! You can call to add a request to your reservation now, if you wish. You can also wait and enter requests when you do online check-in. At that time, you may request a particular decade, Lakeview, ground floor, or something else that I'm not remembering. Online, you can choose up to two requests. I love Lakeview rooms as I find they are quieter. We've been assigned to the 1950s and 1970s for Lakeview and liked both. Take a look at the property map and see if anything appeals to you We've also gone to pop with no requests and were happy with our room assignment. If you're okay going with the flow, there is nothing wrong with that.

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Thanks so much! I didn't even think of looking at the property map
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:34 AM   #2186
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News Flash......Joffrey's coffee was unveiled at Pop Century this morning. And it is much better than than the Necafe stuff (I tried them side by side).
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #2187
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10 Days!!! I can't wait!!!

I am even mostly packed!!!

We will be at Pop the 19th until the 28th? Anyone else going to be there then?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #2188
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News Flash......Joffrey's coffee was unveiled at Pop Century this morning. And it is much better than than the Necafe stuff (I tried them side by side).
MY dh will be so excited real coffee. I don't drink it but he at least drinks 2 mugs worth in the am.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:07 AM   #2189
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News Flash......Joffrey's coffee was unveiled at Pop Century this morning. And it is much better than than the Necafe stuff (I tried them side by side).
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Brewed coffee only, or espresso drinks as well? Sounds like I can pack fewer coffee-in-a-can!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #2190
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News Flash......Joffrey's coffee was unveiled at Pop Century this morning. And it is much better than than the Necafe stuff (I tried them side by side).
Is the Nescafé still being served or has it been replaced by Joffrey's? Just curious about using the refillable mug....
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