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Review: Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Page 3

By Dave Shute

This is the third page of this review of Disney’s Pop Century ResortFor the first page, click here.


Main Pool at Night at Disney's Pop Century ResortDisney’s Pop Century Resort is one of 5 value resorts at Walt Disney World:

Each of these five has four-person standard rooms, and for standard rooms, for most families Art of Animation is the best choice, followed by Pop Century.

Two value resorts also have six-person family suites–

–and for family suites, too, for most families, Art of Animation is the best choice.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort officially salutes “many of the 20th-century popular culture crazes—including toys, gadgets, music, movies, fads and catch phrases.”

It includes an arrival building called Classic Hall.

Lobby at Disney's Pop Century ResortHere you check in…

Kid Lobby Area at Disney's Pop Century Resort…with–as usual in the Disney resorts, a cute area to distract the kids…

Bus Stop at Disney's Pop Century Resort…catch the buses…

Gift Shop at Disney's Pop Century Resort…find shopping…

Food Court at Disney's Pop Century Resortand find the food court.


Just outside Classic Hall you’ll find the main pool.

Pool Bar at Disney's Pop Century ResortThe main pool area also has a bar “Petals” and a kiddie pool–sadly, for worn out parents, at opposite ends of the pool.

Pop has 2880 rooms in ten identical four-story buildings, all with elevators.
Map of Disney's Pop Century Resort
These buildings are nominally divided into five areas–1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s–representing the icons and memories of each decade.

In fact it’s really four areas:

  • The three ’50s buildings, grouped around the bowling pin pool
  • The two ’60s buildings, grouped around the main Hippy Dippy Pool
  • The two ’70s buildings, the only ones without a pool in their center–making them quieter–and
  • The two ’80s and one ’90s buildings grouped around the computer pool


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1 Christina { 06.09.14 at 11:11 pm }

Hi Dave-

We are going to Disney Sept. 6-13 this year and staying at Pop. We are so excited, as this is our first Disney trip! We will be traveling w/ our 3 year old and 5 month old. We would like a quiet room so the kids can nap during the day, but we also want to be close to a pool. Would the 50’s be a good spot? How far is the 50’s from the bus stop? Is the 70’s area a long haul from the pool? We definitely would like a lake view and an upper floor. What should we request? Thanks Dave!!

2 Dave { 06.10.14 at 8:41 am }

Christina, there’s no perfect answer. If I were you I’d ask for 70s lake view. You will find quiet, will be near the bus stop, and won’t be far from a pool

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