Disney's Pop Century Resort Review

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1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
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Editor’s Review of Disney's Pop Century Resort

Value Resort

Super-sized and offering super value to families on a budget, Disney's Pop Century Resort blends nostalgia for the year gone by with value prices of a bygone era.

Opened in 2003 and with a room update completed in 2010, Disney's Pop Century (or "The Pop") is the largest of Walt Disney World Resort's five onsite, value-priced lodgings. In fact, it's one of the largest hotels in the U.S.

Spread across 177 acres, the Wide World of Sports area resort contains 2,880 rooms in 10, four-story, icon-adorned buildings, each themed to personify a decade of the past, from 1950 to 1990. From the four-story Rubik's Cubes adorning the 1980's
... more buildings to the gigantic Big Wheel festooning the facade of the 1970's block, enormous 3D graphics appeal to visitors' eyes, as well as their memories.

As a value-priced accommodation, The Pop lacks some of the frills you might find in a Moderate or Deluxe Disney resort -- like a marina, bike rentals and waterslides -- but it still packs plenty of family appeal, with larger-than-life Disney theming, cool pools and dozens of fun photo ops that set the scene for a memorable central Florida vacation. Plus, guests enjoy many of the same valuable, family-friendly amenities offered to overnight visitors at more expensive Disney properties, like early-entry and late-stay theme park privileges, onsite airline check-in, free Magical Express airport service and free transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort. less
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  • Value rates
  • Cool pools
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  • All Inclusive
  • Bicycling
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  • Water Parks
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  • Babysitting
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
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Our Member Reviews 6466 Reviews
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The Mrs.
My family and I stayed at this hotel and we enjoyed our time there. The staff was very polite and professional. The rooms were very clean as was the property grounds. It is very kid friendly so I was not worried about the ...
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Not So Magical
Reviewed on 01/24/2016
For a family resort the rooms had double beds not queen size beds, challenging for a family of 4. Rooms are small. The food was cafeteria style it is not very good. The common area is painted making it very slippery,my husband ...
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Accommodations are located in 10, four-story buildings, each themed to reflect a decade, from 1950 to 1990. Preferred rooms are those located closest to Classic Hall and the Hippy Dippy Pool -- you'll pay a surcharge of around $15 per night for this convenience. Alternatively, standard, quieter rooms in the 50's block are almost as close, and there is no added fee for many of these accommodations.

All rooms contain two doubles or one king bed and sleep up to four, plus one crib can sleep a guest under the age of 3. There is an added nightly charge of $10 per adult when more than two adults occupy a room. For larger families, connecting rooms are available. All rooms are non-smoking.

While on the small side (260 square feet versus the 314- to 340 square feet you'll find at Moderate Disney resorts), rooms at The Pop are thoughtfully designed, with bright furnishings, no jagged edges that toddlers might find troublesome and child-friendly touches like disposable plastic cups, rather than breakable glasses.

A table and two chairs serve double duty as a dining area and desk, and in-room safes (among the largest we've seen on the Disney property) are roomy enough to fit a small laptop computer. They're located in an open-air closet in the vanity area, along with an ironing board and iron. Wall-mounted hairdryers are positioned adjacent to a single pedestal sink, and bath amenities by H2O Plus are standard in every room (bar soap and shampoo/conditioner combo only -- bring your own bubble bath). Mini-fridges and Wi-Fi service are complimentary, and the resort will deliver a complimentary Pack 'N Play or bedrails to your room upon request. Coffee makers are not available.

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