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Pop Century

Pop Century Resort consists of one- to three-building sections, each of which is themed to a decade from the 1950s to the 1990s.

As a Value resort, Pop Century provides the bare-bones resort experience, but still turns on the Disney theming and charm.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Address: 1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
  • Resort Phone #: 407-938-4000
  • Resort Fax #: 407-938-4040
  • Reservation #: 407-934-7639
  • Date Opened: 12/14/2003
  • Resort Category: Value
  • Room Information
  • # of Buildings: 10 4-story guest buildings plus one common building housing the lobby and food court.
  • # of Rooms: 2,880 rooms
  • Room Rates: Rooms are available in Standard or Preferred categories. See the official Disney page for Pop Century for current room rates.
  • Services Information
  • Concierge Service: No
  • Valet Parking: No
  • Room Service:
  • Internet: Wired in-room ethernet port. $9.95 for 24-hours.
  • Laundry: Self service laundry machines are found in a separate service near the 1950s area.
  • Pools and swimming: There are three pools in the resort. The Hippy Dippy pool in the 1960s area is shaped like a flower; the 1980s section has a computer-shaped pool; and a bowling pin-shaped pool in the 1950s section. Other than the shape of the pools, the areas are unthemed.
  • Gym and Exercise: No
  • Spa: No
  • Turndown service: No
  • Smoking:
  • Owner's Locker
  • MousePlanet partner Owner's Locker provides a highly useful service for repeat Walt Disney World visitors. It will allow you to to store a large amount of your "only-in-Florida" belongings on-site between your visits. Owner's Locker will deliver your locker to your resort early on the morning of your arrival and pick it up the day that you leave. Your locker will stay in climate-controlled storage until you return on your next visit. Owner's Locker delivers to resorts throughout the Orlando area, not just to Walt Disney World. Some of the many things that Owner's Lockers have been used to store are full-sized liquid containers to avoid the TSA hassle, clothing, holiday decorations for annual visits, pool playthings, and more. Visit their site and check them out for yourself, or order now!
  • Transportation Information
  • On foot: Walking to other Walt Disney World destinations is not recommended.
  • Bus: Direct bus routes go to all four theme parks and Downtown Disney. To reach other destinations will require bus transfers.
  • Monorail: No
  • Ferries: No
 
Dining - Hide Section
    • Everything Pop is the resort's food court and has five stations open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Classic Concoctions has quick snacks and the Petals Pool Bar has some snacks as well as drinks next to the Hippy Dippy Pool.
    Entertainment and Shows - Hide Section
    • The Pop Century Resort has the Fast Forward video arcade and Pop Jet Playground near the 1970s building.
    Stores and Shopping - Hide Section
    • Everything Pop— Combined retail store/food court. Standard sundries and Disney gifts and souvenirs.
    Reader Reviews - Hide Section

    The following are recent reviews for the Pop Century from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


    Average Reviewer Rating: 3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
    Number of Pop Century Resort Reviews: 36
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    5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   September 09
    Reviewer: gabrielle2106 Australia     March 28, 2010
    We arrived at Pop Century very late at night after spending nearly 22 hours in transit (its a long way from Australia). We found the reception area almost empty and the cast members very helpful in getting us to our room and settled as quickly as possible. My husband and I were on our first trip to WDW (after being frequent DLR visitors), and were a little nervous as to what we'd experience.
    The room were wonderful, large, clean with comfortable bedding, serviced perfectly everyday. The food court proved to be great, it was a nice stroll down every day, it provided HUGE servings (which we are not used too) and great value for money. We used the bus system for transport, and never waited more than 15 minutes, it is a great service and so convenient even though some people seemed to take great pleasure in complaining because they had a 5 minute wait. It was only a short ride to all the parks and was always very enjoyable. The cast members at Pop were wonderful and nothing seemed to much to them. We didnt use the pools, we are there for the 'disney' not the holiday, so we dont spend our valuable time laying around...we spent 14 days at the resort and highly recommend it.
     
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    4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   3/28/09-4/4/09
    Reviewer: menicksmom California     April 14, 2009
    We had a 9:30 pm arrival at the hotel and there was no wait in line at Check-In. We stayed in a standard room in the 90's section. There were 2 adults and a 10 year old boy, with 2 standard beds. A little tight for a week, but a nice clean room with a small table & 2 chairs, no microwave or refrigerator. We paid $1033 for the room for 7 nights and included 7 day Magic Your Way tickets for Mom and the 10 year old, a $200 Disney gift card and a coupon book with items like Planet Hollywood coupon, free photo, etc. I actually booked the room for me and my son so we could have Disney tickets and added my husband at check-in because he was there to work and didn't go to WDW except for 2 days. The front desk said there would be no charge for him since the room could accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. They said if there were 3 adults they would have to charge $15 a night. We used Disney's bus transportation and were always picked up within 10 minutes...perfect! The Food Court was ALWAYS busy and as the night progresses, items were gone (like cupcakes & cookies) and not replaced. Understandable! The 80's/90's section is a long walk to the Food Court, but very close to parking. I'd walk to the Food Court at night to get a hot tea and cookie and it would take me at least 30 minutes to walk there, stand in line to pay, and get back. I'd have no issue with staying there again but would request a room closer to food.
     
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    3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   May 27-June1 2008
    Reviewer: JGF9149 Atlanta, Georgia     June 07, 2008
    This was our 12th trip to Disney, and we celebrated our daughters 16th birthday this trip. We have stayed at several of the on property hotels in the past, and this was our first stay at Pop Century. On arrivial it's slightly confusing as to where you should go to check in. There is a sign directing you to a large parking lot for check-in. After that ..take a guess. At check-in we did not find the front desk staff as accommodating as we have encountered at other properties. For example, we were given some poor information regarding park tickets at the desk which became a very expensive error. We found our standard room in the 1970's clean, and in some cases cleaner than even some of the higher end Disney hotels (I'm not kidding). The bed's were small and hard,but the thing that sticks out in my mind the most was you could hear every toilet in the building flush.Ugh! Also, I think the bathroom was retro since the fixtures looked like they were actually from the 70's. We found the food court better than most with lots of choices which helps with an army of kids who all want something different. One night two kids wanted pizza, and one wanted asian chicken salad and it was no problem at all. It tends to get crowded at the times as you would expect, but never felt the wait was out of hand. The refill cups are a good way to go if your going to stay more than a day or two.They quickly paid for themselves in drink prices alone. The bus service to/fromwas less than stellar. For example, not having a covered que in the broiling sun and risking heat stroke before you go anywhere was not fun. At the parks it seemed Pop Century was at the most distant pick-up spot. After a long day at the parks it felt like a death march to reach the bus. They failed to mention one of the extended magic hours would be used standing in an never ending line waiting for a bus back to the hotel. The pools were really great with plenty of seating and choices of pool to use so finding a place to park your stuff was no trouble at all. Enjoy!
     
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    History and Trivia - Hide Section

    The resort was originally supposed to be Pop Century Resort Classic Years, with a second phase called Pop Century Resort Legendary Years themed to the 1900s through the 1940s to be built on the opposite side of Hourglass Lake. Construction of the second phase was continually delayed until it was announced that the site would instead host Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

    Links of Interest - Hide Section
    MousePlanet Links
    • A Photo Tour — Brian Bennett tours the resort. Published June 30, 2006.
    • Another Photo Tour — Sue Holland shows you around the resort. Published February 13, 2004.


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