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  1. Dave
    February 5, 2018
  2. Jenna
    February 5, 2018

    Hi there!

    Any recent updates on the renovations being done at Pop Century? I will be staying there in March 2018 and wondering what the chances are of getting a refurbished room!

    Thanks!
    Jenna

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  3. Anna
    June 30, 2017

    Hi Dave!
    Thank you SO much for all the hard work and honest information! Do you have any updates on the refurb to Pop? We are planning a stay the last week of July/beginning of August (yes, spur of the moment trip)..I would like to request a particular area with my agent depending on what’s been reworked, if possible! TYIA

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  4. Ana
    June 1, 2017

    Thank you for your reply! In your experience, have they granted *most* of your requests?
    Last february was the first time I used online check in, I asked for Martinique at CBR and got it!

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    • Dave
      June 4, 2017

      Ana, it’s rare for me to put in a request that’s anything more than a mild preference, so I don’t track the results. In general, your odds are higher the more availability there is of the room type, the shorter the trip, and the more of your nights are on (slightly less popular) weeknights. So if you requested “upper floor” at CB your odds would be higher than the same request at Pop, as half the rooms at CB are upper floor and only a quarter are at Pop…

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  5. Ana
    May 25, 2017

    Hello Dave!
    First of all, I love your page!
    I have a stay booked for August (staring on the 28th) and, of course, just like anyone, I would like to get one of the new rooms!
    My question might be a silly one, but I thought it didn´t hurt to ask… how can I make room requests? (in this case, staying at the 90´s or 80´s building) do I have to call Disney or I can just state that in my online check in 60 days before arrival?
    Thank you in advance!

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    • Dave
      May 26, 2017

      Hi Ana, you can request a refurbed building (by area–e.g., 90s) on your online check in!

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  6. Cindy
    May 8, 2017

    Are there any pictures available of the refurbed Pop Century rooms yet?

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    • Dave
      May 9, 2017

      Cindy, only of test rooms–no pictures of actual rooms.

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  7. Jen
    May 5, 2017

    Hello! I just stayed at POP for Star Wars race weekend in April we were in building 6 and there were no signs of refurbishment that I could see. (I also wasn\’t looking) Planning another stay at POP in Late November (after the thanksgiving crowd) and was curious as to which building I should request with the best chance of a refurbished room??

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    • Dave
      May 7, 2017

      Jen, until the sequence becomes clear, the 80s building.

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  8. Christina
    May 1, 2017

    Hey Dave,

    We’ve got a week stay in preferred room 9/16-9/23. What are the odds of getting one of these refurbished rooms for our stay and do you think I could call and request one? Thanks!!

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    • Dave
      May 2, 2017

      Christina, I’m just guessing, but by then perhaps 3-4 buildings will be done, and one will be closed for work. Based on this, since there’s ten buildings, a third or more of capacity should be refurbed by then, so I think there’s a pretty good chance

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  9. Hannah
    April 22, 2017

    Hi,

    Maybe the 80’s/90’s is done, or close to done now? Are they putting anyone in the new rooms yet?

    Thank you, in our way tomorrow

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    • Dave
      April 23, 2017

      Hannah, I’m sure a lot are done in the 90s building. Rumor is that they won’t be open to booking until June.

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  10. Heidi
    April 9, 2017

    Hey Dave! I was wondering if there were any updates on the Pop referb. I’m planning on staying in the 60s (building 4 or 5) section May 6-17. I was just curious as to how far this referb has gotten.

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    • Dave
      April 10, 2017

      Heidi, not that I have seen, but I can’t imagine it’ll be much beyond the 80s buildings by May.

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  11. Laura
    March 7, 2017

    Hi there,
    Although the refurb might take 20 days per room, I’m guessing that rooms will be worked on simultaneously. So that leaves me wondering the timeline of when each floor of each building will be completed.

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    • Dave
      March 7, 2017

      It looks like, Laura, from reports this morning, that about one-sixth of building 8 is being worked on. What I don’t know is when they will kick off the next group. If they kick off a sixth of a building every week, then, adding some time for the holidays, it will take about 10 weeks to complete a building, and a year and a half –or more– to complete the whole thing.

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  12. Dawn
    March 6, 2017

    When I booked my room (ages ago) they did send a letter talking about the pools that will be closed..no freebies though! ha!…thanks for the info Ü

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