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Old 10-24-2018, 08:45 PM   #1
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We checked into our room today, and I have to say that I’m not a fan of the new design. I feel like I’ve checked into a nursing home. Not very welcoming AT ALL. I think I’d rather be in a Motel 6.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:51 AM   #2
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What is different about it.....just curious?
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:49 AM   #3
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Hmmm, I think I see what the issue(s) might be in the images linked below:
https://www.easywdw.com/easy/blog/re...-century-room/

Unlike this blogger, I think the old-style photo seems colorful and cozy. The new look is stark and boring to me.

Plus, looks like there’d scarcely be adequate space for a larger person to get out of bed in the night between those two beds. If you stagger half-awake as I can, you might easily whack into the other bed.

I’ll be interested myself in hearing more from Joanne about the differences.
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We just stayed there last month and we've also stayed in the old rooms several times before and I don't understand the "nursing home" connection at all, but to each their own. I like the new room much bettter. It has a modern feel to it although the big round light on the wall could go. There is plenty of storage and the sliding door is very nice as well as the renovated bathroom/shower. The beds are also very comfortable.
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This style (sleek, modern, very little color) is the hotel trend now. Even our room at the Ritz Carlton in Washington DC was like this (white linens, dark furniture, no real color). And this is the style that Disney has been using in all of their refurbishments for the last few years and will most likely continue doing it resort wide.

Personally, I like it but I know not everyone does. I would like a little subtle theming in the rooms, but it's not like I'll forget I'm at Disney World just because there aren't Disney characters all over my room. I much prefer a very functional hotel room with a lot of storage than an inferior layout/design with Mickey Mouse everywhere.
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Personally, I like it but I know not everyone does. I would like a little subtle theming in the rooms, but it's not like I'll forget I'm at Disney World just because there aren't Disney characters all over my room. I much prefer a very functional hotel room with a lot of storage than an inferior layout/design with Mickey Mouse everywhere.
Totally agree. Although I love going to WDW, I don't need a room that screams Disney at me, nor a resort. I don't feel the need to be reminded 24/7 that I'm at WDW. That's why I would also like them to build a "normal" looking value resort.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:34 PM   #7
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This new look has been the subject of opinions on both sides since the first renderings, and then photos, of the room design were released way back, what, a couple of years ago? As I’ve stated before, I won’t be staying in that room design. It isn’t JUST the decor, but that doesn’t help.

I’m sure WDW will fill the rooms with people who like them, people who don’t care one way or another, and people who either can’t or won’t shell out more for a resort upgrade. I will pay more for an upgrade, even if it means I must wait longer between visits.

Joanne, I hope you’re enjoying your time at WDW.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:34 AM   #8
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I like it. As someone with allergies I am not sad at all to see the carpet and bed skirts and bed covers gone. They just collect dust/dirt/nastiness and are rarely cleaned appropriately. I also like that there are now queen beds and that for us (just a couple) the other bed can go away.
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I'm back! Yes, the rooms at Pop are very stark. Everything is white except for one picture of Mickey over the bed and red polka dot curtains. It looks just like my DDad's room at the nursing home, without a call button. The floors are covered in a cheap laminate like flooring. The bed was very soft and we had lots of pillows for some reason. The room seems very small when you lower the second bed. And for storage, there are three drawers in a dresser and small shelves around the room. It seems odd that the room can hold 4 people, but there are only 3 drawers. The TV is huge. Really too big for that sized room. There are sliding doors to close off the bathroom and the tub area. Sounds great except you can hear those doors banging from every room around you along with the typical sonic disney flushes all day and night long. I didn't sleep through the night once while I was there. I used to love Pop Century, but with the new changes and the horrible bus service, I think next time I'll save my money for a resort upgrade or stay off-site.
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I know I’m in the minority, but the size of the beds relative to the room is my number 1 complaint. I know those rooms are too small for queen beds, and this whole pull down bed is WDW’s way of trying to squeeze queens into a room that was really designed for fulls. I repeat, no thanks. These rooms are not for me.

BTW, last time we were there, the bus service was not great either, but I wouldn’t classify it as terrible, Sorry to hear yours was really bad, Joanne.
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I like it. As someone with allergies I am not sad at all to see the carpet and bed skirts and bed covers gone. They just collect dust/dirt/nastiness and are rarely cleaned appropriately. I also like that there are now queen beds and that for us (just a couple) the other bed can go away.
And for a couple, I see the advantage, but we are mother and son, so not a great set up for us. Plus, as much as Disney caters to families at those value resorts, I just think this new furniture plan is poor.
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I'm glad to hear the new beds are softer! The old ones were so hard I couldn't sleep on them...and I normally do like a firmer bed.
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Wow. That's bland. I've been in cheaper "funky" hotels that were furnished nicer. For the money, I wouldn't stay there. There are much nicer hotels in the area that aren't much more than that.
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