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  • On Aug 8, 2009
    Rick from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    grandma is sending family to DW for b-day (4th) , staying at pop century. going to be first time at disney should we upgrade to a better place maybe closer or with monorail? or just stay at value resort,people say youonly sleep there just save the money

    Hi, Rick!  We have stayed in every type of accommodation they offer at Walt Disney World, with the exception of the Ft. Wilderness cabins or campsites (and with the glowing recommendations from Disney Moms Kay and Whitney, I might have to try both!).  In my opinion, all of the resorts are comfortable, clean, and we've not had a bad stay at any of them, and it really depends on the purpose of your trip to decide where you'll be most comfortable.

    If you are planning to spend most all of your time at the theme parks, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Pop Century.  It's a great hotel, but you won't have all the bells and whistles of things like the monorail, in room dining, or a table service restaurant on location.  If the plan is to spend full days at your resort, you might want to consider something with more amenities or a bigger room.

    The hotels on the monorail system are deluxe resorts, so they are some of the most expensive rooms, but it is very convenient, especially with small children, if you are going to go back and forth between some of the parks and your resort all day long.  You'll also find wonderful table service restaurants there, and larger rooms than in a value or moderate resort.

    Like I said, if the plan has you in the theme parks most of your time, the Pop Century rooms are perfectly fine.  My kids actually prefer some of the decor there over the deluxe resorts.  Who doesn't love a giant Rubik's Cube?
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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