Resort Review: Pop Century Resort

Pop Century Resort is a Value Resort at Walt Disney World with a vibrant and fun theme that appeals to all ages.  With the lower priced rooms and the great amenities you’ll find at this resort, it’s no surprise it becomes a favorite resort to many families.

Disney's Pop Century Resort

The rooms offer either 1 king sized bed (by request, cannot be guaranteed), or 2 double sized beds. The rooms sleep a maximum of 4 people, and can have a child under 3 in a pack & play.

Pop Century Resort

2 Double Beds

In addition your Pop Century room will have a standard bathroom and vanity, TV and storage unit, small refrigerator, and a table and chairs set. There is a closet area for hanging clothing.  There is a privacy curtain between the vanity area and the main bedroom.

Like many Disney resorts, this property is set up into various sections of buildings with outside hallways.  Your room will not have a balcony at Pop Century, but a window to the outside hallway to allow for natural light and a bit of a view.

At Pop Century the building areas reflect the various decades: 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  Like the other Value Resorts, you’ll find a bright, colorful theme with oversized icons.  Your room decor will have a picture reflecting the decade it’s located in, but most of theme is outside in the property.

Pop Century 50's Section

50’s Section

Pop Century 70's Section

70’s Section

There are 3 pools at Pop Century, one being in the 50’s section (picture above – Bowling Pin Pool), another in the 90’s section (Computer Pool) and the feature pool, the Hippy Dippy Pool is in the 60’s section just out the back door of the lobby/food court building called Classic Hall.  While the pools don’t have water slides,  you can see that they are still highly themed.  The Hippy Dippy pool will feature pool games and music during the afternoons. If you need a quiet room in the afternoon for naps, do not book the Preferred Pool View rooms, as these are directly around the Hippy Dippy Pool.

Pop Century Hippy Dippy Pool

Hippy Dippy Pool / 60’s Section

Inside Classic Hall you’ll find the lobby, check-in desk and concierge.  You’ll also find the gift shop and food court, Everything Pop!

Everything Pop

Gift shop and food court

Pop Century is served by bus service to and from the Walt Disney theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney.  You’ll find the buses located directly outside Classic Hall, in front of the resort.

Pop Century Bus Service

Buses to the theme parks

Pop Century is a very busy resort.  While I prefer a quieter, more relaxed themed resort, this is my son’s favorite!!  He loves the pools and the giant icons all over the resort.

Pros:

  • Excellent price point.
  • For families larger than 4, or those that just want more space, Pop Century is a perfect choice to keep the budget reasonable with two connecting rooms.
  • The bus service is usually very reliable and prompt. It does not share buses with another resort.
  • Great food court with tons of options – one of the best on property in my opinion!
  • Huge arcade

Cons:

  • Double sized beds
  • No coffee pot in the room, you must walk to the food court to get coffee.
  •  Only bus service to the parks, the ride to the Magic Kingdom is a bit long.
  • No water slides at the pools.
  • Busy – there are a few quiet spots, but they are harder to find at this resort.
Mr & Mrs Potato Head at Pop Century

Great picture opportunities all over the resort!

 

Have you stayed at Pop Century?  What did you think?

Written by Brook

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