One of the newer resorts, Pop Century is a fun and bright hotel and is one of the cheaper ways to stay in Walt Disney World.
The location of Disney’s Pop Century Resort
This is one of the newer of Disney’s Value Resorts, opening in 2003. It is based in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios area of Walt Disney World, meaning that this is the closest park, and Epcot is also nearby.
Theming of Disney’s Pop Century Resort
The theming with this resort is ‘pop culture’ featuring different decades with iconic images. The buildings in each of the 5 different areas of the resort are based on the 1950′s, 60′s, 70′s, 80′s and 90′s. The 50′s have a juke box and sees Lady and The Tramp figures. The 60′s feature tie-dye, ‘Play-Doh Pete’ and Jungle Book characters, Balloo and Mowgli. The 70′s has a tricycle, Table Football players and eight-tracks. The 80′s are represented with a giant Rubiks Cube and Sony Walkman while the 90′s features a laptop and mobile phone.
Rooms at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Comfortable rooms at 260 square feet – 2,280
Option of two double beds or one king size.
Only one sink in the bathroom area.
Sleep 4 (children or adults) with up to one additional child under 3 (sleeping in a pack-and-play crib).
There is no in-room fridge, but these can be hired at an extra charge (about $10 per night)
‘Motel style’ with exterior corridors
Preferred Location rooms – these are located in the 60′s section, located closest to Classic Hall (and the bus stops).
Dining options at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Everything Pop offers counter-service meals, located in the main building (Classic Hall). Expect this to be busy at peak times – it only has 640 seats.
No traditional style restaurant
Pizza delivery to room
Recreation facilities at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
There are three pools: Bowling Pin, Hippy Dippy and Computer.
There is also a kiddy pool.
Transport to and from Disney’s Pop Century Resort
It is approximately 20-25 minute bus ride to each park. Like all Value resorts, there is only one set of bus stops at the front of the hotel, located outside Classic Hall, so it can be a distance to walk if you’re near the back of the resort.
However, like Art of Animation, but unlike the other Value resorts, Pop Century does not share its bus service with another resort meaning you don’t have the extra wait time while you tour other resorts, or run the risk of the bus being full.