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Old 05-24-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Floor space in refurb Pop rooms

My next trip "home" will be next spring with two of my bestest buddies. We've booked a preferred room at Pop Century and assume it will be one of the refurbished rooms.

Since there are three of us, my friends got this bright (?) idea to bring a single-sized air mattresses, so each of us could have our own bed each night. They suggest we rotate each night, so no one has to spend more than one night in a row on the floor.

I have two concerns about this. The first is that I've never had good experiences with air mattresses. I find them unreliable. My main concern, though, is whether or not there's enough floor space for an air mattress. When I look at the floor plan, or at photos or videos online, it just doesn't seem that, with the Murphy bed down, there would be enough room.

Can anyone who's stayed in one of the refurbed rooms chime in? Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:08 PM   #2
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All of the rooms at Pop Century should be renovated by the end of this summer/early fall -- so definitely by the time you arrive. I haven't stayed in a renovated room yet, but I've read reports of people saying they have been able to fit a twin-size air mattress in the room by putting it between the murphy bed and the front wall of the room. And about 2 weeks ago, someone posted pictures in a FB group of their room with an air mattress in it. It fits, however, it is a very tight fit and it involves a small corner of the air mattress being under the murphy bed *and* the exterior door of the room was mostly blocked by the mattress. If you decide to go this route, be sure you bring a standard height mattress and not one of the raised ones or it might not fit since it will be too high to fit under the murphy bed.

If no one wants to share a bed and you definitely want to use an air mattress, you might want to consider a different resort. The Little Mermaid rooms and some of the All Star resorts have double beds in their standard rooms so there would be more floor space for the air mattress (AS Movies has already started renovations and will probably be finished by the time you check in. It's possible that they will have started the next AS resort by then as well).
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Thanks!

They were looking at a standard air mattress, so it sounds like we could actually make it work.

One of my traveling companions and I stayed in a Little Mermaid at AoA during out last visit. While we loved the room, we HATED the long walk to the bus stop and swore we wouldn't stay there again until we're officially ready for the Scooter Brigade.

We actually looked into AS Movies, but there's some huge national cheer competition during our stay, so they're already booked.

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We've used a queen/full Aerobed in a Moderate room which isn't that much bigger. I'm pretty positive a single would work in a Value. We lean it against the wall between the far bed and the bathroom during the day.

We do this in a lot of hotels because we have a boy and girl and they take turns sharing the second bed and the blow-up.
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Value resort 260sq Ft, Moderate rooms 314sq ft room size. Maybe consider a moderate? I think you’d have more room for mattress. And more comfortable stay.
With 3 adults in a Pop room it will be close quarters.
I stayed in a new room at Pop but didn’t use Murphy bed. But in old pop rooms with double beds the door barely cleared the bed.
Something to keep in mind, switching around beds nightly you will be also sharing sheets. The sheets are not changed nightly.
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Thanks, Sue. We priced out a Moderate as well--we'd all LOVE to do a stay at Port Orleans French Quarter--but finances have us in a Value. I *really* advocated for POFQ, but I lost.

I thought about the sheets... I'm going to insist on keeping the same pillows each night. I've known my traveling companions for dog's years, so the sheets don't bother me as much as the pillowcases.

We don't plan to spend much time in the room, so I *hope* we won't be falling over one another. Of course, if we were staying at POFQ, I'd *want* to spend more time at the resort, so there's always that conundrum.

Thanks for the feedback!
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I use an air mattress every year when we go for one of my boys (ages 20 & 17) I have stayed numerous times at Pop and never had an issue with using one. Sure its a little crowded but we stand it up against the wall when it's not being used to sleep on. I think you'll be fine using one. As a matter of fact this trip we also are at pop preferred room and will be bringing one for our 19 year old nephew to sleep on.
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Thanks, Sue. We priced out a Moderate as well--we'd all LOVE to do a stay at Port Orleans French Quarter--but finances have us in a Value. I *really* advocated for POFQ, but I lost.

I thought about the sheets... I'm going to insist on keeping the same pillows each night. I've known my traveling companions for dog's years, so the sheets don't bother me as much as the pillowcases.

We don't plan to spend much time in the room, so I *hope* we won't be falling over one another. Of course, if we were staying at POFQ, I'd *want* to spend more time at the resort, so there's always that conundrum.

Thanks for the feedback!
Yes, that is true, at Pofq youd want more resort time to enjoy resort!

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I use an air mattress every year when we go for one of my boys (ages 20 & 17) I have stayed numerous times at Pop and never had an issue with using one. Sure its a little crowded but we stand it up against the wall when it's not being used to sleep on. I think you'll be fine using one. As a matter of fact this trip we also are at pop preferred room and will be bringing one for our 19 year old nephew to sleep on.
Pop is a little different with floor space with new rooms. Less room for mattress.
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