• On Oct 15, 2019
    Kevin from IL 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.

    Hello. Do the value resorts have mini-refrigerators? Also, is end of June a crazy time for staying at All Star Sports? Would it be better to pay more money and stay at Pop Century? Thank you!

    Hi, Kevin! 

    Thank you for bringing another question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's an honor to help you find the best option for yet another memorable Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    First of all, I'm happy to tell you that you will find mini-refrigerators at both Disney Resort hotels. My husband and I stayed at Disney's Pop Century Resort a few weeks ago. I must say it was awesome to chill our refillable water bottles overnight to take them to the Theme Parks in the morning!

    Your choice ahead is indeed a tough one, as both Disney Resort hotels have their qualities. Disney's All-Star Sports Resort is smaller, with almost 2,000 rooms, and it's served by buses to take you to the Theme Parks and Disney Springs. 

    Disney's Pop Century Resort, on the other hand, is slightly larger, with almost 2,900 rooms. It also offers more transportation options, as you can take advantage of the fantastic Disney Skyliner to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot

    I experienced the Disney Skyliner earlier this month with my friends Brandy and Kari, and we had the best time. The views are outstanding, and the ride was smooth and fast. 

    Considering that you're traveling at the end of June, having the Disney Skyliner as a transportation option might be handy at busier times. The more diverse transportation options are the main reasons why I would suggest staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort instead of Disney's All-Star Sports Resort.

    Disney's Pop Century Resort is also a smart choice because its rooms were recently reimagined, and they look AWESOME. They are practical, the floor is always clean because of the new laminate surface, and the queen-size Table Bed is outstanding. It's comfortable because of the full-depth mattress, and it's convenient because you can lift it out of the way as soon as everybody is awake and ready to start the day!

    I hope that these considerations help you make an informed decision about your upcoming trip, Kevin. As always, it's a great pleasure to help a kind friend like you!

    If more questions pop up before you make this or other magical decisions, please, stop by. We will be excited to have you back! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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