Disney World Pop Century Resort
The Disney World Pop Century resort is one of the Disney Value resorts, like the All Stars. But because it's the newest of the Value resorts, the Pop Century is still a bit different.
As a Disney World Value resort, the Pop Century is most affordable, and more popular, than the Disney Moderate and Deluxe resorts. Because it's so popular, you'll need to make reservations well in advance of your stay.
The pools at the resort are huge, just like the ones at the other Value resorts. There are two pools, each with different themes. One is the "Hippy Dippy" pool, with a 1960's flower power type theme. The other is the "Bowling" pool, celebrating a game that was so popular.. And for the little ones, a a kiddie pool is available.
There is a kid's playground on the property, as well as the Fast Forward Arcade, located near the food court.
Staying at the Disney World Pop Century Resort
The Pop Century resort is pretty spread out, and is the largest of all the Disney Value resorts. With a total of 2,880 guest rooms, it has over 900 more guest rooms than the other Value resorts.
The rooms are spread out in multiple buildings, and I do mean spread out. If you aren't fond of being far away from all the food and activities, there are preferred location rooms available. What this means is that you are closer to the pools, transportation and the food court. It costs roughly $12 extra per night -- you need to decide if it's worth it to you.
As with all the Disney Value resorts, guest room entrances at the Pop Century are on the outside of the buildings, not along an inside hallway. High-speed internet access is available in the rooms, for an extra fee (roughly $10 a day).
The guest rooms at this resort are roughly 260 square feet in size, and have either two double beds or one king bed. The rooms are decorated according to the theme of the building in which they are located, but bright colors are the rule!
To get an idea of the room rates, visit the Disney World resort rates page. I've said it before, but it's worth repeating -- the Disney Value resorts are extremely popular, so book your reservation as far in advance as you can. How far? Six months to a year if you can, although you may be able to find a room on shorter notice in the Value season.
The Food Court
There is a large food court in the main hall of the Pop Century resort, called "Everything Pop". There are a variety of counters from which to order, with foods such as salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and the like. There's also a take-out counter, so you can pack your breakfast/lunch/dinner and go.
Room service, in the form of pizza delivery, is also available.
Other Amenities and Information
A few extras at the Disney World Pop Century resort include:
One thing to keep in mind when staying at this resort. Since it is so large, with so many guest rooms, there will probably be a wait for things like a bus to the theme parks or in the food court. Especially in the busy season, you may have to wait for enough room on a bus, so go early to the stop. Fortunately, the buses run every 10 minutes or so, so the wait shouldn't be too bad.
Enjoy your stay at the Disney World Pop Century resort!
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The Disney World Pop Century resort is a fun retro trip, showcasing some of the gizmos, toys and gadgets that made the 1950's through the 1990's so much fun.
Picture larger-than-life versions of foosball players, a Big Wheel, Rubic's Cube and even a Walkman, just to name a few of the fun figures and buildings.
Where is It?
The Pop Century resort is located in the Wide World of Sports area.
The complimentary Disney guest transportation is by bus to Downtown Disney, the theme parks and also the waterparks.
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