Monday, May 28, 2012

Spotlight On: Disney's Pop Century Resort

   Disney's Pop Century Resort is my all-time FAVORITE resort of all the value resorts. We have stayed at Pop a total of three times and I plan on staying there again on our next visit to WDW (hopefully next year). Pop Century is themed after different decades in American Pop Culture, from the '50s through the '90s.

    Similar to the other Value Resorts, Pop Century has 10 whimsically-themed, 4-story buildings decorated with popular catchphrases from their respective decade. Situated in front of each building you will find giant icons in a tribute to pop culture from that time.

'50s Buildings

'60s Buildings

'70s Buildings

'80s Buildings

'90s Buildings

   Take a stroll into Classic Hall (the main building) where you will find the front desk.

   If the little ones are anxious, send them over to the kids area where they can enjoy a Disney feature film while you check-in.

   Located across from the lobby is Everything Pop gift shop and food court. You can find everything from toiletries to clothing to Disney Park merchandise.

   If you're hungry from your long flight or drive, follow your nose next door to the food court. There are seven stations offering a wide variety of options sure to please every member of the family: pasta, burgers, chili dogs, soups, wraps, waffles & breakfast platters. And check out the menu board because every evening there is a different "homestyle" dish called "Mom's Night Out". My favorite MNO meal is the buttermilk fried chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes.

   In a hurry to check out your room? Then stop by the Grab-N-Go market for pre-packaged salads, sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit and ice cream novelties. For late night dining, call Peace of Pizza Delivery from your resort phone (from 4 pm to midnight). And for those of you with a sweet tooth, try a fresh-baked cookie, pastry, dessert or sundae.

Once you are in your room, you should find a set-up like one of the diagrams below. Guest rooms include either two double beds or one king, a table and chairs, nightstand, dresser, a TV, vanity sink (separate from bathroom), toilet and shower. And depending on what decade you are staying in, the theme will continue throughout the room.

   The resort also offers recreational activities like jogging trails, an arcade, playgrounds and three swimming pools. The flower shaped Hippy-Dippy Pool is located directly in front of the 60s building and is usually the most crowded. If you're looking for a less populated pool try either the Bowling Pin Pool in the 50s section or the Computer Pool in the 90s.

  A laundry room is located at each pool and there are vending machines available with detergent and fabric softener, just in case you forgot yours at home. :D

  Standard room amenities at this resort include: cable TV, Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Other items available upon request are mini-refrigerators (at additional cost unless a medical necessity) and Pack N Play playards (when traveling with infants/toddlers). Be sure and speak to your Disney Reservation Specialist or resort concierge about these items.

   I hope you've enjoyed today's "Spotlight On: Disney's Pop Century Resort. If you'd like more information or to make a reservation call 407-W-DISNEY or visit


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