Top Five Reasons To Stay At Disney’s POP Century Resort

POP Sign

 Walt Disney World has so many amazing Resort Hotels to choose from that researching and picking one is no easy task! They all are great in their own ways, but to me, Disney’s Pop Century Resort stands out as one of the best. Why, you ask? Well, here are the top 5 reasons:

1. Great Value – Pop Century is one of WDW’s Value Resorts, which means its among the lowest priced Resorts on Disney property, with rooms ranging from as low as $85 a night up to $190 a night (depending on what time of year you are planning to visit). The amount of fun you get for this price is what makes it a great value – there are great pools, play areas, an arcade. and an amazing food court/gift shop area to keep you entertained. Standard rooms sleep 4, and while some complain that they are small, I find them to be plenty spacious, and all rooms have new furnishings and really are a great place to stay and still get that “on property” Disney magic for a low price (which of course includes extra magic hours, and use of Disney Transportation including the Disney Magical Express airport shuttle service)

POP Tye Die

2. Delicious and Unique Eats – All WDW Value Resorts have a similar Food Court setup, where you can go and choose different meal items from several themed stations, or grab something from the packaged food section. The All Star Resorts all offer pretty much the same menus, but POP has some unique items that are worth a taste, like sushi and other Asian inspired dishes, a “Mom’s Night Out” meal special featuring items like fried chicken or meatloaf nightly, and then there is the infamous tye dye cheesecake, a blend of different colored cheesecakes and red velvet cake that is really yummy! If you’re more of a cupcake person, then I recommend the new “King” Cupcake, a chocolate cupcake filled with banana custard and topped with peanut butter frosting, candied bacon, and a chocolate drizzle – the ultimate dessert tribute to Elvis Presley

POP Potatohead
POP Rubix Cube

3. It Really Takes You Back – From the lobby to the pools and rooms, the fun surroundings are sure to make you nostalgic for ‘the good old days’. Take a stroll through the lobby and check out the shadow boxes displaying toys and memorabilia from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The Resort celebrates 20th century Pop culture, and the different ways we have lived and played over the decades. Step outside and you will see silhouettes illustrating dance fads for each decade parading across the buildings, as well as giant replicas of favorite toys of the past. It’s really fun to take a leisurely stroll around the Resort and see all the things that were cool “way back when”, and might even give you a chance to sneak in a history lesson for your kids (who may not even know what some of the items are!)

4. Cool Off In Their Great Pools – There are 3 pools to choose from at Pop Century, there’s the main “Hippy Dippy” themed pool at the center of the Resort, it’s the largest and loudest, and it’s also where the pool bar is located. If you’re looking for a more peaceful dip, then check out the Bowling Pin pool (located near the 1950’s buildings), or the Computer pool (near the 1980’s buildings), both of which have plenty of seating in the shade and the sun, and are usually relatively quiet

5. Perfect For Everyone – This Resort has something for those of all ages – kids will love the playground, arcade, and the giant colorful decor everywhere, while adults will have fun pointing out their favorite childhood toys and sipping wine at the pool bar. The Value Resorts are largely seen as ‘family’ resorts, and while it’s true that a lot of families stay here, that doesn’t mean adults can’t enjoy it too – we had tons of fun wandering around and seeing what facts and toys we could learn about, and the quietness of the Bowling Pin pool was perfect for long afternoon swimming and sunbathing sessions

There are many more reasons why Pop Century is a great place to stay, and it definitely tops my list of favorite Disney Resorts! What About you – Have you checked out all that is great about Disney’s POP Century Resort?

Top Five Reasons To Stay At Disney's POP Century Resort
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Catie Hiltz is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at WDW-and especially writing about the benefits of vacationing there as an adult
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3 thoughts on “Top Five Reasons To Stay At Disney’s POP Century Resort

  1. Going to WDW in May of 2016 and am torn between POP and AoA, but don’t want the long walk from Little Mermaid. Was wondering what are the best rooms to look for at POP. We really enjoyed the preferred room we had last year at All Star Movies but am wondering if a Preferred room or Preferred Pool view are better at POP? Looking for advice on room choices definitely close to the buses and food court and short distance to a pool would be great too but mailny don’t want a long back to our rooms after a long day at the parks.

  2. I’ve stayed on property twice – Pop Century in 2009 and All-Star Music this past December 2012.

    I much prefer PC for both the look and feel and the transportation. Because the crowd levels were lower in Dec. the week we were there, it seemed like they randomly would combine buses to all three of the All Star resorts, which made them very crowded – sometimes so crowded we had to wait for more than one bus. Sometimes they’d stop at other AS resorts, sometimes they wouldn’t, and sometimes the bus drivers would get confused and take us to the WRONG All-Star resort (this actually happened TWICE during our trip)

    The parks were not crowded at all, but we waited longer to get on a bus than we did to ride most rides!

    When I stayed at PC, it was during a much busier time of the year but we rarely had to wait for more than one bus to come by and the busses were less packed.

  3. My son loved the splash pad area close the HIppy Dippy pool that had the water fountains that shot up the water. I loved running through them around and around. Every night we would get back from a park and he begged to the pool. He was 4 and I honestly think he loved the pool more than the rides. We took him back when he was 7 and he loved it all.

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