Our favorite resorts is Disney’s Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World. We stayed there on our first 2 trips and we would gladly stay there again. The rooms were big enough for our family, the food court was delicious and the theme was AMAZING! Plus you can’t beat the price.
Walt Disney World Resort:
Pop Century is themed with pop culture from the 1950’s – 1990’s. Each building includes large icons that are themed with the decade the building represents.
The lobby is amazing, and features items from pop culture during the 1950’s – 1990’s. Take a moment to look through all of them and see what you can find from your childhood.
Ask for the Pop Century Scavenger Hunt at the main desk. It comes wrapped in a slap bracelet.
Important Things to Know About This Resort:
Resort type: Value resort
Price: $154 to $272 a night depending on season; $15 fee per 3rd and 4th adult (first 2 adults pay no fee)
Preferred: You can pay an extra $16 per night to be in a room closer to the food court and transportation. It is not larger or nicer than non-preferred rooms. Keep in mind that being this close means extra foot traffic outside your door.
Room size: 260 square feet with 2 double beds or 1 king bed
2 queen beds (one is a murphy bed) or 1 king bed, a table (murphy bed) and 2 chairs, mini-refrigerator, wall mounted flat screen tv, vanity area and sink with separate bathroom, iron and ironing board and an electronic safe.
Sleeps: Up to 4 people + one child under 3
Room count: 2880 rooms
Buildings: 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s
If you were born between 1950 and 1999, walk around the lake and find the sign for the year you were born. It is a great photo opp!
Food options: Everything Pop food court open from 6 am to 12 am; pizza delivery is available to your rooms from 5 pm – 12 am. There is also a poolside bar that you can visit during your visit!
Pools: Hippy Dippy Pool near the 1960’s building. Features 4 flower showers that spray into the pool. There is also a Hippy Dippy kids pool with a zero entry and fountains. There is a Petals Pool Bar nearby.
Bowling Pin Pool in the 1950’s building is a quiet pool that is shaped like a bowling pin. The buildings near it are designed to look like a bowling shoe locker bin.
Computer Pool near the 1990’s building. It shaped like a computer monitor and nearby you can spot a stack of floppy disks and a central processing unit.
There are no slides or hot tubs and towels are not offered by the pool (you will need to bring them from your room. Call housekeeping to ask for additional towels). There are life jackets, showers, lockers, restrooms and a laundromat at each pool area.There are lifeguards on duty from 10 am – 10 pm.
Activities: Nightly movie by the pool; Daily Pool Party at 3 pm; Poolside Activities from 1- 6 pm; Pin Trading from 12-1 and 5:30 – 6:30; Hustle Dance at 6 pm; new balance Running Trail; Arcade; Guided Fishing Excursions ($).
24-hour front desk
check-in and guest service
designated smoking area
handicap accessible rooms
kiddie waiting area in lobby
merchandise delivery and pickup
outdoor smoking areas
resort airline check-in
wake- up call service
Parking at the resort overnight is $15.
Take a walk around Hourglass Lake and take the Generation Gap Bridge to Art of Animation. Take pictures of your family members by their birth year sign located around Hourglass Lake.
Make sure that you ask for your FREE scavenger hunt when you check in to this resort. It’s a fun activity for the kids to do.
Transportation: Bus only
Distance from parks by bus:
- Animal Kingdom – 8 minutes
- Blizzard Beach – 6 minutes
- Hollywood Studios – 5 minutes
- Downtown Disney – 10 minutes
- Epcot: 8 minutes
- Magic Kingdom – 12 minutes
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Address: 1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Below are the online check in options. I suggest you choose 90’s and ground floor. 90’s are close to Classic Hall and have the computer pool. You will want a ground floor room so you won’t have to wait on the elevator. It can be very slow!
You might also consider Art of Animation.