Love staying on property, but not wanting to spend a fortune to do so? We have the resort for you! Pop Century is a “value resort” that’s lacking the value feel.
We love this resort for so many reasons:
· Rooms (recently renovated)
· Access to the Skyliner
Let’s talk about the price!
Pop is under the value resort category, which means it is one of the least expensive. Prices fluctuate based upon a few things:
· Month of reservation
· Weekdays vs Weekend
Prices are always higher on weekends, but you will see the most pricy days are on holidays. We like Mousesavers to check on seasonal room rates. Typically Pop ranges in price from $200-300 a night (tax included), but can be more or less depending on the time of year. Also, keep in mind Disney often releases special promotions with discounted stays. For instance, right now (April 2022) you can receive 25% off at select resorts and room types if you are a Disney+ subscriber for stays between July 8 - September 30. You can stay at Pop Century in July for $195 a night including tax!
The other thing to consider is a standard room vs a preferred room. We highly recommend a preferred room because it ensures you are close to the lobby, food court, and transportation. Pop has quite a few different buildings and being centrally located is a big plus.
Let’s talk about the theme!
Pop Century is bursting with color, happiness, and of course, pop culture. The resort is divided up into buildings based upon the decades of the 1950's to the 1990's. Each building has unique decorations, and it feels like a trip down memory lane for adults of all ages!
Three pools are located across the property. The largest is the Hippy Dippy Pool centrally located behind Classic Hall Lobby, and between the 1960's buildings. The pool is flower shaped, and while there is no slide, you will find several flower water jets for your kids to enjoy. We love this pool for younger kids because you can jump in from anywhere and the water will not be deeper than 3 feet 6 inches. The Hippy Dippy Pool gets deeper in the center, not along the edge. You will also find complimentary life jackets for your little swimmers, and a splash pad area off to the side.
The other pools at Pop are the Bowling Pin pool in the 1950's section and the Computer Pool located near the 1990's building. You will find showers, lockers, and laundry facilities near each of the three pools. There are also two cute playground areas, one located in the 1960's section and another near the 1970's building.
Everything Pop! is the food quart style restaurant located in the main building, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We love eating food quart style with our little, picky eaters, and truly do not miss the table service restaurants you find at the moderate and deluxe level resorts.
Let’s talk about the rooms!
We LOVE the rooms here! They have been recently renovated, and when you walk in you notice it! The rooms are beautifully decorated with Mickey pop art and everything feels new and fresh. These rooms were designed purposefully to save space. You will find the refrigerator tucked into the shelf, and the table doubles as a murphy bed which is perfect when traveling with kids. The beds have also been upgraded from double to queens size, which is a great perk for a value resort! There are also rooms available with king size
beds. Be sure to check out our room tour video!
Let’s talk about transportation options!
One of the things we love most about Pop Century is that you get access to the Disney Skyliner! The skyliner is our favorite mode of transportation and will get you to either Epcot or Hollywood Studios very quickly! One thing to note is the skyliner from Pop Century brings you to a main hub where you have to get off and then in line for either Epcot or Hollywood Studios. Lines move very quickly, however it can be busy right before the parks open and close. Typically it will take about 20 minutes for you to get from Pop Century to a theme park.
The other mode of transportation is the Disney bus for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Buses are always hit or miss when it comes to how quickly they move, so plan accordingly and have extra time built in your schedule especially if you are trying to take advantage of early extra magic hours. We love only having one internal bus stop at Pop Century, as many other resorts including several moderates, have multiple stops that add time to your travel.
Overall, we think Pop Century is the best "value of the values." Have you stayed at Pop Century before? Thinking about it and have more questions? We'd love to hear from you! Please comment your thoughts down below!