Disney's Pop Century Resort - a Disney World value resort - is a clean, comfortable hotel with a bright and colorful theme that celebrates the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's and 1990's styles and fads. From Bowling and Flower Power to Foosball, the Walkman and computers. Though the rooms are basic, the resort has lots of great benefits like poolside movies and some of the best bus transportation to the theme parks and other Walt Disney World Resort areas. It is also right across Hourglass lake from Disney's Art of Animation Resort. There is a bridge connecting the two resorts, making it easy to use the amenities (other than the pools) and activities there as well.
Pop Century Resort Pros & Cons
Advantages - The Disney value resorts are the most economical hotels on Disney property but with many benefits found at the more expensive resorts - things like airport and theme park transportation, poolside movies and activities, and great Disney theming. Pop Century doesn't share theme park buses with any other resorts. Because the value resorts don't have table-service restaurants, the food court has more variety than some of the more expensive resorts and the food courts at Pop Century and Art of Animation are generally considered the best of the value resorts.
Disadvantages - The value resort rooms are on the small side and may be a bit basic. There is a food court but the resort does not have a table-service restaurant. Most of the rooms have double beds and the pools, while nicely themed, do not have pool slides. Depending on the promotion, Pop Century sometimes costs a little more than the All-Star Resorts.
Disney's Pop Century Resort Amenities
Bowling Pin and Computer pools
Children's wading pool
Pop Jets add extra water fun for kids
Everything Pop Food Court
On-Site Gift Shop
Free transportation to the Disney Parks
Special resort activities
Coin Laundry available
Pack 'n Play Crib Available
Self parking and valet parking available for additional nightly fee
Disney's Pop Century Resort Dining
Petals Pool Bar - Specialty drinks, beer, sodas, etc.
Everything Pop Food Court
Pop Century In-Room Dining - Pizza Delivery
Disney's Pop Century Resort Shopping
Disney's Pop Century Resort Room Options and Features
Disney's Pop Century is undergoing an extensive refurbishment through Summer 2018 that is changing the rooms from two double beds to one queen bed and one full sized sized pull-down bed. As of September 2017, the 80's and 90's buildings have renovated rooms. Click here for photos & information.
Standard Pool View
Preferred Location Rooms
Preferred Pool View
WiFi available in room and in select public areas
Most rooms have two double beds
Some rooms have one King bed
Disabled access rooms available
Traditional Room Configuration
Guests may use Disney's Magical Express - a shuttle bus service included in your reservation - between the Orlando International Airport and Disney's Pop Century Resort. Disney buses are available to take Pop Century resort guests to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom theme parks, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach Water Parks, and Downtown Disney.
Our Opinion of Disney's Pop Century Resort
We are big fans of the Disney World Value Resorts - they provide comfortable accommodations with great Disney benefits at a reasonable price. If the rooms are a bit small, they are certainly big enough for guests who spend most of their time in the theme parks. Pop Century is one of the most popular value resorts because of its food court and the fact that it does not share transportation with any other hotel.
Usually you have to be at a deluxe resort to enjoy nearby nighttime spectaculars. Select areas of the upper floors of Pop Century buildings 1, 2 and 3 afford you a view of the fireworks from IllumiNations, Epcot's nighttime spectacular. See the first two pictures below.
If you have anyone in your party that is in to Space and rockets, it is very easy to see the launches from Pop Century. Cross the bridge to the Art of Animation side. Turn around to face Pop Century building 4 (60's building on the left). You will see a seating area on the bridge at your left. Watch for the rocket to appear above building 4 (see the 3rd picture below). The Kennedy Space Center has an online schedule of events you can check to see if there are any launches during your vacation.
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Disney's Pop Century Resort Address & Phone Number
1050 Century Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830