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Step Back in Time at Disney's Pop Century Resort: Amazing Resort Overview

We are feeling groovy, far out, and totally excited to share with you one of our favorite Disney value resorts! We are diving into the nostalgic world of Disney's Pop Century Resort to explore the resort's unique theming, comfortable accommodations, convenient transportation options, and exciting dining + activities. Discover why Pop Century Resort is a hidden gem that offers a fantastic value for families and park enthusiasts alike.

back entrance sign at Pop Century Resort

Stepping Back in Time at Disney's Pop Century Resort

When you enter Disney's Pop Century Resort, prepare to embark on a nostalgic journey through time. This vibrant resort pays tribute to the iconic decades from the 1950s to the 1990s. As you stroll through the main lobby, known as Classic Hall, you'll encounter captivating memorabilia and fun facts, showcasing the cultural highlights of each era. Immerse yourself in the golden years as you explore the themed walking paths and marvel at the unique decorations that adorn the property.


Accommodations Designed for Comfort and Style

Pop Century Resort offers cozy accommodations that make excellent use of space. Recently renovated in 2018, the rooms boast sleek furniture, hardwood floors, and innovative storage solutions. Despite being the smallest rooms on Disney property, the upgrades have transformed them into comfortable havens that feel more spacious than ever before.

Guests can choose from rooms featuring one king bed or one queen-size bed, complemented by a convenient queen-size Murphy bed. During the day, the Murphy bed can be effortlessly folded away, providing extra space for relaxation or family activities. The bathrooms are equipped with showers, single-sink vanities, and a range of amenities, including Disney's H2O toiletries, hairdryers, irons, and safes. If you require a bathtub for little ones, it's advisable to request a room with a shower/tub combo in advance.

king bedroom at Pop Century Resort


Convenient Transportation Options

Location plays a significant role when choosing a Disney resort, and Pop Century Resort is one of the best! Situated in the Epcot resort area, guests have two excellent transportation options: Disney bus transportation and the Disney Skyliner. These options provide easy access to all of the Disney theme parks.

Disney bus transportation at Pop Century Resort

For trips to Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom, Disney buses are readily available outside Classic Hall. The bus transportation also serves destinations such as Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Springs, as well as Epcot, and Hollywood Studios when the Skyliner is not operational. Check the bus times displayed outside the pick-up station or access the information through the My Disney Experience app to plan your park adventures accordingly.

The Disney Skyliner is a remarkable feature that sets Pop Century Resort apart. This aerial gondola system transports guests to Hollywood Studios and Epcot, providing a scenic and relaxing experience before immersing yourself in the bustling parks. The Skyliner journey begins at Pop Century Resort and takes you to Disney's Caribbean Beach, where you can transfer to different gondolas bound for one of the two theme parks . Gondolas heading to Hollywood Studios have a direct route, while those heading to Epcot pass through the Riviera Resort before arriving. The Disney Skyliner operates from one hour before park opening until one hour after park closing, offering a seamless and magical transportation experience.

Disney Skyliner at Pop Century Resort


Delightful Dining Experiences

At Pop Century Resort, dining options are centered around Everything POP Shopping & Dining, a vibrant quick-service location found within Classic Hall. Conveniently, the restaurant offers mobile ordering, allowing guests to place orders via the My Disney Experience app (which we highly recommend) or through ordering in person on location. Everything POP serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring a wide variety of delectable options. While opinions may vary, the Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwiches are our personal favorites.

For refreshing beverages, head to Petals Pool Bar, located adjacent to the Hippy Dippy Pool in the 60s section. Here, you'll find an extensive selection of cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. Although Petals Pool Bar doesn't offer food, you can explore additional dining options by utilizing the Disney Skyliner, which conveniently connects you to Caribbean Beach Resort, Riviera Resort, and the walkway to Art of Animation. This expanded dining access enhances the culinary experience beyond the offerings typically found at value resorts, making Pop Century Resort an even more appealing choice.

Pop Century dining room

Fun-Filled Activities for the Whole Family

Pop Century Resort features three family-style pools that provide endless entertainment for guests of all ages. The Hippy Dippy Pool, located at the center of the resort, takes inspiration from the 60s with its vibrant decor and flower-shaped water jets. Adjacent to this pool, you'll find a tennis table and a small kiddie splash area, ensuring everyone can cool off and enjoy the sun.

In the 80s/90s sections, the computer pool beckons with its quirky shape, resembling a floppy disk and keypad. However, the most captivating pool is found in the 50s section—the bowling pool. Shaped like a bowling pin and boasting a larger-than-life jukebox as a backdrop, this pool immerses guests in a retro ambiance that truly stands out.

Hippy Dippy pool at Pop Century Resort

Each pool sets the mood with music from its respective decade, while the Hippy Dippy Pool hosts engaging cast member-led pool games. Typical pool hours are from 10 am to 10 pm, although they may vary seasonally, so it's advisable to confirm with the resort before planning your aquatic adventures.

The Bowling Pool at Pop Century Resort

Pop Century Resort offers additional activities for guests seeking more entertainment. The Fast Forward Arcade, located inside Classic Hall, allows you to unleash your competitive spirit with a variety of exciting games. For those looking to indulge in a shopping spree, the Everything POP store is the place to go, offering unique Disney and resort merchandise. Additionally, you can enjoy jogging trails and Movies Under The Stars on select nights. The movie schedule can be found near the Hippy Dippy Pool or inside Classic Hall.


Why Pop Century Resort is a Hidden Gem

Pop Century Resort may be one of Disney's best-kept secrets, often overshadowed by other resorts. However, its unmatched value, family-friendly ambiance, and convenient transportation options make it an excellent choice for guests seeking an immersive and magical experience. With its affordability and features like larger-than-life characters and family-size pools, Pop Century Resort is particularly appealing to families and theme park enthusiasts. By choosing to stay at Pop Century Resort, not only do you gain access to a memorable experience, but you also have the opportunity to save money during your Walt Disney World vacation.

From its charming theming to comfortable accommodations, convenient transportation, delightful dining, and exciting activities, Pop Century Resort offers a unique experience that transports guests back in time while providing modern comforts. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the nostalgia and magic of this hidden gem. Plan your stay at Pop Century Resort for an enchanting and memorable visit to Walt Disney World. Be sure to subscribe to our channel for more exciting resort guides and share your experiences with us. We wish you a truly magical and unforgettable resort stay!


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