Walt Disney World's Pop Century Resort opened on December 14, 2003 and is the fourth value-priced resort in the complex, following the Disney All Star Resorts that opened in the 1990s. This resort is themed around 20th century American pop culture ranging from the 1950 through the 1990s and the theming is absolutely adorable. Original plans for the resort were to divide the property by the first and second halves of the century "Legendary Years" and the "Classic Years", however, the former section was closed after the September 11th attacks and redeveloped as the fifth valued priced resort, Disney's Art of Animation.
Pop Century has 2,880 rooms in ten separate buildings, three pool areas, and one central building, named "Classic Hall", that houses the front desk, gift shop, arcade, and food court. The lobby is big and bright with tons of popular memorabilia ranging through the 20th century. The Everything Pop shopping and dining area is directly off of the lobby. The food court has different specialty shops; Mom's Kitchen, Grill Shop, Pizza Shop, and the Sandwiches, Soups and Salads Shop. This is the only resort in Walt Disney World that serves the Tie Dyed Cheesecake which is a Pop Century favorite. The food court area is large so it is easier to find a seat. Currently you still have to utilize mobile ordering but it has been very smooth so far. After picking up your mobile order you can have a cast member fill your beverage up since you currently can not do that on your own due to safety and health precautions. The gift shop is gift shop is very large and a lot of fun to shop in.
Each area of Pop Century is themed with a specific decade and giant items related to that decade. It is such a fun property to walk around and look at everything. They also have music playing in each section dedicated to that era. Below you will find each era with the details of what neat items you can find in this area along with some pictures we took while onproperty.
One of the biggest draws of staying here now is the convenience of the Skyliner that takes you over to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It is located over at the Generation Gap Bridge that attaches both Pop Century and the Art of Animation resorts. Many guests like the option of also being able to utilize the AOA food court, it is well known as one of the best food courts of the value properties and since it is within walking distance it makes it a breeze to get back and forth. Pop Century also offers bus transportation to all of the other parks and Disney Springs.
Below you can view a video of a Standard Room with a king bed in the 1970's area. This specific building (building 6) is not a far walk from the Skyliner which we loved being so close to. Most rooms have a queen bed with a murphy bed that also acts as a table when the bed is placed away giving you extra space for your family when your not utilizing the bed. You can find a video of this type of room under the king bed video. We love the clean fresh look of the rooms here and they also have plenty of storage space with a dresser and some great storage cubbies in the bathroom/dressing area.
As you can see this resort is perfect for those who are on a budget, love over the top theming, and want to be able to utilize the Skyliner. To book your next Pop Century stay, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner by clicking here!