Disney's POP CENTURY RESORT Information & Questions

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  1. Shellyb84

    Shellyb84 DIS Veteran

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    This time in 2 weeks we'll be arriving at Pop! The closer it gets the more impatient I'm getting for it to just be time to go already!! :Pinkbounc
     
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    BorderTenny Earning My Ears

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    I'm kinda shocked at the use of the phrase "grassy knoll", especially when its use includes reference to one of the 60's buildings.
     
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  4. tlcdoula

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    We are heading to Pop towards the end of the month, we stayed here during our first trip years ago and are so excited to be going back. When we stayed last time we were in Building 7 close to the late which was nice and quiet but it was a little bit of a hike to the bus stop.

    I am not sure where to request, but am leaning towards Building 1 in the 50s ground floor standard room. Is this a good idea or can someone lead me in the right direction :tiptoe:
     
  5. Haley R

    Haley R With all the strength of a raging fire

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    Building 10 is really close to the bus stop
     
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  6. carlosalonsor

    carlosalonsor Earning My Ears

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    I sent a room request fax through Touring Plans for building 6, 4th floor, lake view, non-connecting room in the 70's section.
    Do you think is a good request? I'm looking for a quiet room but not so far from food court and bus stop.
     
  7. StageTek

    StageTek It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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    I think it's a great request!
     
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  8. scrappinginontario

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    I agree that it's a great request! Now we'll hope that you get it!
     
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  9. EpcotBill

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    I think your request might be too specific. You've narrowed the entire resort down to about 18 rooms, maybe fewer depending on the trees blocking the lake view.
     
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  10. scrappinginontario

    scrappinginontario DIS Veteran

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    The OP is using Touring Plans to submit her request. TP requests are very specific, right down to the exact room number you would like to request. I have used them with great success until my last couple of trips so what was submitted is common and Pop is used to receiving these on a daily basis.
     
  11. reisfamily

    reisfamily Earning My Ears

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    Other than the TP room request service, what is the second best way to put in your room requests? Fax or phone? Even my work doesnt have a fax anymore so would need to find some kind of online fax service or something.
     
  12. dansdad

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    Phone is still the best way.
     
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  13. BabybetterDisney

    BabybetterDisney Mouseketeer

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    My last trip 2 months ago is the first time ever I didn't get my room request. I don't know if this is true, but Pop seems to be getting fuller over the years, especially this last summer, making it more difficult to filling people's requests. For one thing, before this year, the pool closed at 11 p.m. near August, then at 10 after Labor Day. This year, the pool stayed open till 11.
    I really wish Disney would let people select their own room and charge for it.
     
  14. michellej47

    michellej47 Earning My Ears

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    How far in advance should you request a room?
     
  15. ColoradoMom12

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    As long as it’s done about 3-5 days before your trip begins, it makes no difference. They won’t assign a room to your party until about 3 days prior to your trip, so as long as you have made any requests by then, they will have them.
     
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  16. StageTek

    StageTek It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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    I'm three-and-a-half for four requesting a specific room. The half being we got a room two doors down from the requested room. The other three; exact room.
     
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  17. carlosalonsor

    carlosalonsor Earning My Ears

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    Touring Plans states that "We will attempt to fax this request starting 5 days prior to your check-in date"
     
  18. carlosalonsor

    carlosalonsor Earning My Ears

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    Hopefully! I'll let you know! :D
     
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  19. scrappinginontario

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    LOL - they upcharge for everything else. This might be one more thing they do in the future!

    I will say until this year we were always granted our room requests when using TP. This year our original room request was WAY off both times. The first time we kept what we were assigned, the second time I requested a different room and was immediately given a different room. This new room was probably in one of our favourite locations ever and one I would never have thought to request that area.

    My plan is to submit a request via TP, call Disney with a couple of the same requests (but less specific) and then see what we get. If I'm not thrilled with the location I'll request to be moved knowing it may or may not happen.
     
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  20. sapphirerose915

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    does POP have elevators?? or is it motel style???? I dont know why i didnt think of this question months ago when i booked!!!
     
  21. supitscarrie

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    Yes, all buildings at Pop have elevators. they are usually in the center of the building (where the three prongs of the 'T' intersect).
     
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