Overview: Pop Century is a beautiful reflection of times held dear to the young and the young at heart. With each section authentically decorated with “larger than life” items from their respective time periods, it is easy to become completely immersed in your surroundings. Being in the Value category and boasting one of the largest pools on any Disney property, Pop Century is by far one of the best “bang for your buck” experiences in all of Disney World.
Rooms: The rooms are exactly what you would expect from a standard, two queen hotel room (with a little added Disney quality of course). However, Pop Century’s rooms feel spacious and include a small sitting table and chair, not to mention a mini fridge, and the option to connect rooms if traveling with family. This was a great option for our family as we were traveling with 6 and made the room comparable to the AoA family suites in terms of space but also giving us the option of privacy. The rooms are beautifully decorated with that unique Disney touch and still maintain the newness of their recent refurbishment. Thus providing an enjoyable and comfortable stay for any Disney goer.
Grounds: Pop Century has a mix of nostalgia, pop culture, and Disney all mixed into a single experience. I think what I appreciate most about that idea is there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It was fun to hear three generations of our family discussing different pieces of Pop Century and sharing their own stories bridging our generations.
Pop Century is more than just a scenic stay but offers a great pool experience in the “Hippy Dippy” Pool and a children’s splash area.
Just like the Art of Animation, you can take a short walk to the bridge over Hourglass lake and watch the Hollywood Studios nightly fireworks display and also see even more beautiful scenery.
Dining: Dining at Pop Century was a pleasant surprise. There is a lot of variety in addition to a fresh deli and a dessert station where you can order hand dipped ice cream. Everything Pop Food Court offers Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and we had the opportunity to experience all three. The breakfast was very good and again, plenty of options were made available just as they were for lunch and dinner. You really can’t go wrong at Everything Pop regardless of your preferences or taste.
Extras: Pop Century has pretty well everything. A top notch main pool, appropriately themed quiet pools, playgrounds, and shopping area. What sets Pop Century apart are the little things. I personally seeing games such as Twister to tie in the decades and make the grounds a little more interactive. The deli and ice cream areas in the food court was a nice touch. Pop Century holds daily activities around the pool and nightly “movies under the stars”. Overall, all the extras are nice gestures that you appreciate and what make Disney something more than your typical resort but in terms of Disney standards it meets expectations but falls short compared to other Disney resorts.