Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Pop Century Resort

Good morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome back to the nineteenth week of Sunday Showcase. Each week, we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. If you haven’t checked out last’s week’s article, you can do so here.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Pop Century Resort

“Experience the unforgettable fads of the 1950s through the 1990s all over again. From yo-yos and Play-Doh® to Rubik’s Cube® and rollerblades, this Resort hotel salutes the timeless fashions, catch phrases, toys and dances that captivated the world through the decades.”

Brief History

Disney’s Pop Century Resort opened to guests on December 14, 2003. With its opening, this became the 4th Value resort on Disney property, behind the 3 All Star Resort. Construction began on this resort in 1999 and was originally supposed to open in December 2001. Unfortunately, due to the attacks on September 11, 2001, construction was delayed due to the low demand on tourism. As we stated in last week’s article, Disney’s Pop Century Resort was going to be a 2 part resort. Phase 1 – “Classic Years” and Phase 2 – ” Legendary Years.” Disney’s Pop Century Resort, as we know it today, is the Classic Years. This resort features decades from the 1950s through there 1990s. in 2017, this resort went under refurbishments to refresh the guest rooms.

These refurbishments saw the installation of Queen Table Murphy beds, hard surface floors and even small refrigerators. Since these refurbishments, we have seen subsequent refurbishments of Moderate and Value resorts given a similar treatment.

Rooms and Facilities

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is configures with over 2750 guest rooms. These guest rooms will sleep 4 guest plus 1 child under the age of 3 in a crib. Rooms are configured with 2 double beds or 1 king bed.

Guests are spread out amongst 10 Buildings consisting of 5 distinct time periods; 50’s, 60’s 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort features 3 Distinct Pool areas. The Main pool, centrally located,  is Hippy Dippy Pool located in the 60’s area. The Bowling Pool, shaped like a Bowling Pin, is located in the 50’s section at the northern most section of the resort. Lastly the Computer Pool is located in the 80’s area in the southern section of the resort.

Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Quick-Service Dining

  • Everything POP Dining – Grab a bite from a variety of quick- service stations – from hearty comfort food and healthy fare to grab n’ go options.

Other Dining Options

  • Petals Pool Bar – Quench your thirst with a cool cocktail, frothy beer or sassy sangria while kicking back at the Hippy Dippy pool.

Transportation

  • Bus Service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs®
  • Disney Skyliner service to Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and select Disney Resort hotels

Recreation

  • Hippy Dippy Pool – Features flower-shaped water jets and a kiddie pool area with a pop-jet water fountain
  • Movie Under the Stars
  • Jogging Trail
  • ‘70s Playground
  • Fast Forward Arcade

Parking

Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Value Resorts is $15 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation experiences at this Resort.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort Wrap-Up

In Conclusion, Disney’s Pop Century Resort is consistently one of, if not, the most popular Value Resort. Unlike its sister resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, it features all standard guest rooms. With AoA’s limited number of standard guest rooms and them being furthest away from the main building, it’s a driving factor for guests to choose the Pop.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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