I stayed at POP for the first time this year and absolutely loved it! It is my new favorite Value resort and would definitely would stay there again.
Food is good at the food court but if you want other options it is only a short walk across the bridge to AoA. I thought food options were better there.Thanks for the photos! It looks great, actually.
We've stayed at Caribbean Beach years ago, Sports, Port Orleans Riverside, and Saratoga Springs. Each was good in their own way, but honestly, I don't like the theming of Pop. It makes sense for this trip for other reasons, namely who we are traveling with. Long story. How are the pools? Is the food good at the foodcourt?
Thanks everyone for all the responses. Very helpful.
There has been no indication, as of yet, that Pop prices have gone up due to it being a gondola resort. It's recent price hike was similar to all resorts' price hikes.The price is reasonable (pre-gondola),
I had the same complaint 10 years ago. Apparently, not much has changed.Pop is great. It is our go-to value resort. The price is reasonable (pre-gondola), the rooms are nice, the buses come often and the food court is large. At times, the grounds can get a little noisy but we have never had an issue; it was just something we noticed while walking around.
The music is great. We are in our 40's and grew up listening to all of it.
The only thing that I do not like about Pop is the the front desk/reception area. That whole experience is bad; worse than at other resorts IMO. It is really dim there so it doesn't generate a lot of excitement when you come in for the first time. And the staff is painfully slow.
Last time I was there (solo), I was third in a line of 20 people waiting to check in; for some reason housekeeping was behind and most of us did not have a room ready, even after 3 o'clock. Again, I was third in the line... while I was waiting to be helped, two more Magical Express buses arrived dumping 30 more people into the line for check in. So 50 of us were all lined up waiting for news of our rooms. It wasn't a great way to start a vacation and the staff didn't show much concern or add more cast members to help the process. This wont happen often enough to be concerned but sometimes I vent that story.