Disney’s Pop Century Resort is among Disney World’s least expensive hotels on property. The Value Resort is themed to highlight all the catchphrases, toys, dances, and fashions and is separated into five different sections (or centuries) including the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Each section features larger-than-life icons from their respective century including things like massive rollerblades, giant swing dancers, and more.
Many Disney-goers tout Disney’s Pop Century as being among their favorites of the value resorts, as the rooms were updated in 2017 and it is one of only four hotels that are connected to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios by the Disney Skyliner.
Thinking about requesting a specific section of the hotel when you check-in? Curious about how far you’ll have to walk to get to food? Forgot to pick up a map when you arrived? No worries! Here’s Disney’s Pop Century Resort map!
You can also find signage with the hotel throughout the resort — just look for the large blue and orange “Directory” signs!
Standard Room – this room sleeps up to 4 adults and comes with 1 queen-size pull-down bed, 1 queen bed, or 1 king bed. Don’t plan on spectacular views if you’re choosing this room option though, as your room will face other resort hotel rooms or parking areas.
The standard room is best for those who don’t plan on spending too much time in their room other than to sleep.
Preferred Pool View – this room sleeps up to 4 adults and comes with 1 queen-size pull-down bed, 1 queen bed, or 1 king bed. You’ll have a guaranteed view of the Hippy Dippy Pool (the resort’s main pool) and your room will be a short walk to the lobby, dining, shopping, and transportation.
The preferred pool view is best for those who want to be close to all of the hotel amenities and don’t mind hearing some noise from the pool throughout the day.
Preferred Room – this room sleeps up to 4 adults and comes with 1 queen-size pull-down bed, 1 queen bed, or 1 king bed. Preferred rooms are located close to the main building where food, shopping, and transportation can be found, and feature views of the courtyard or general landscaping.
The preferred room is best for those who are looking for a quieter room but still want to be close to the hotel amenities.
Standard Pool View – this room sleeps up to 4 adults and comes with 1 queen-size pull-down bed, 1 queen bed, or 1 king bed. These rooms are a longer walk from the main building with all the hotel amenities but offer a view of and are close to either the Bowling Pool or Computer Pool.
The standard pool view room is best for those who want a nicer view, a quieter environment, and don’t mind logging some extra steps to get to food, park transportation, and other amenities in the main building.
Where To Eat
Everything Pop Shopping & Dining – Everything Pop Shopping & Dining is the only dining option at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and it is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food-court-style service features multiple stations with different food options, a bakery, and a cooler area where you can find things like water, milk, and juice. Keep in mind that the quick service restaurant can get busy during popular meal times since there are no other dining options at the resort.
Lounges & Bars
Petals Pool Bar – Petals can be found at Pop Century Resort’s main pool – the Hippy Dippy Pool. At the fun and vibrant bar, you can find classic Disney cocktails (like the Banana Cabana or Poolside Iced Tea) along with a full-service bar. It also tends to feature seasonal drinks so keep your eyes peeled for a special menu when you visit!
- Pools – There are three pools at Disney’s Pop Century Resort including the Hippy Dippy Pool (which is the largest pool with a kiddie pool located nearby), the Bowling Pool (which is smaller and located in the 1950s section of the resort), and the Computer Pool (located in the 1990s section of the resort).
- Arcade — located in the main building
- Campfire Activities
- Movies Under The Stars – Usually takes place in the Hippy Dippy Pool area
- Jogging Trail – Approximately 1.1-mile or 1.38-mile loop. See signage for the official route
- Playground – Located in the 70s section
Everything Pop Shopping & Dining – Right next to the hotel’s food court, you’ll find the gift shop. Here you can find a variety of Disney merchandise including shirts, Minnie Ears, plushes, and toys, along with some toiletries and groceries. So, if you find that you forgot something at home (or just want to do some shopping), this is the place to go!
- Disney Skyliner – Transportation to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Note that you will need to transfer Skyliner buckets at the main station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
- Disney Bus – Transportation to Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Water Parks. In the event that the Skyliner is not running, bus transportation will also be available to and from EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney Vacation Club
Disney Vacation Club is not available at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. All guest rooms are standard.
Overnight Parking Fee
Overnight self-parking is free for guests staying at any Disney World Resort hotel. Valet parking is available for an additional cost of $33 per night (sales tax included).
- If you don’t love having to ride the bus or drive your car to the parks, the Disney Skyliner is a big perk that comes with staying here! You can take it to get to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios – just be sure that no one in your party is afraid of heights.
- If you’re planning to spend all your time at the theme parks, then Pop Century provides you with all the necessary basics at a cheaper rate than other hotels across property.
- There’s only one place to eat at the hotel and it can get very busy, especially in the morning and other popular meal times.
- It’s a big resort and it’s one of the cheapest, so you can expect crowds at the pool, food court (like we mentioned above), and generally around the hotel. This also can mean that you’ll hear more noise outside of your room.