Send your family traveling through time. At Disney’s Pop Century Resort, you’re able to transport your family back in time to visit decades of the 20th Century!
From jukeboxes, bowling pins and 8-track tapes, to laptops and cell phones, the memorabilia, crazes, and catchphrases that defined the 20th century surround you at this 2,880-room Value Resort Hotel.
Each building is a larger-than-life “time capsule” of pop culture which will take you on a trip down memory lane.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a resort located on Century Drive at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (near Orlando). The resort is themed around 20th-century American pop culture.
Original plans anticipated the creation of both the “Legendary Years” and the “Classic Years” to divide the property by the first and second halves of the century, respectively. However, the former section was closed after reduced tourism in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and redeveloped as a fifth value-priced resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, in 2012.
Disney provides bus service transportation from the resort to all 4 Disney theme parks, the 2 water parks, and Disney Springs.
The resort now includes a stop for the new Disney Skyliner. The Skyliner station that you’ll be using for Disney’s Pop Century Resort is located on Generation Gap Bridge, which connects Disney’s Art of Animation Resort with Pop Century Resort.
In the Classic Years section of the Disney resort, each area is themed with a specific decade and giant items related to that decade.
- Bowling pin staircases
- Lady and the Tramp statue
- 45rpm records
- Transistor radio
- Bowling Pin Pool
- Yo-yo staircases
- Hippie flowers (including the flower-shaped Hippy Dippy Pool)
- Peace symbol
- Baloo statue with Mowgli
- Goofy with surfboard statue in front of a red 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe (previously part of a water playground)
- 8-track tape staircases
- Disco Dancing
- Foosball setup
- Four-story tall Big Wheel
- Mickey Mouse phone
- Mood ring
- Two Twister play areas
- Rubik’s Cube staircases
- Roger Rabbit statue
- A giant Walkman
- Mr. Potato Head
- Michael Jackson
- Computer Pool (shared with ’90s)
- Cell phone staircases
- A giant laptop
- Giant floppy disks and a computer keyboard
- Hip-hop dance
- Computer Pool (shared with ’80s)
Pop Century Resort Rooms
Standard rooms at this resort are consistent with Disney’s other Value resorts. The average room size is 260 square feet with either 1 Queen size bed plus 1 Queen size pull-down bed or 1 King bed. Pop Century also offers Preferred Rooms.
The Walt Disney World Resort gives the title “preferred room” is given to a guest room that is closest to the main area of the resort. In this case, preferred rooms are those closest to the main pool area, Classic Hall, with the Everything Pop Food Court and Gift Shop, the Lobby, and the Bus transportation area and usually have a pool view.
The rooms were recently renovated and updated with a re-imagined theme and drop-down table bed (Murphy bed), similar to the ones in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort family suites. Be sure to ask at check-in at the front desk in the Classic Hall if your room has been updated.
- Alarm Clock
- Mini Fridge
- Hair Dryer
- In-Room Safe
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Table & Chairs
- Television – ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
- Vanity Area
- Voice Mail
- Free WiFi
Dining and Shopping at Pop
- Everything Pop Food Court and Gift Shop: The gift shop has products based on the 1950s – 1990s as well as your favorite Disney merchandise. The food court has different specialty shops; Mom’s Kitchen, Grill Shop, Pizza Shop, and the Sandwiches, Soups, and Salads Shop. This is the only resort in Walt Disney World that serves ‘Tie-Dyed’ cheesecake, a Pop Century favorite.
- Petals Pool Bar
- Pizza delivery: 4 pm to midnight
(plus other limited menu options)
Disney’s Pop Century Resort Amenities
- 3 Pools
- Feature Pool: 1970’s theme
- Child pool
- Pop jet water fountain play area
- Fast Forward Arcade
- Children’s playground
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Disney’s Pop Century Resort FAQs
We get a lot of questions about this Disney World Resort. Here are a few of the popular FAQ answered for you.
Is there a gym at Pop Century?
Since it’s a Value resort, Pop Century does not have a gym or fitness center.
What Disney park is Pop Century in?
Disney’s Pop Century is located in the Walt Disney World Resort and is considered one of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios resorts. It’s also very close to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Does Pop Century have laundry?
Pop Century does have laundry facilities. Standard size washers and dryers are available for $2.00 per use, and detergent, bleach, and fabric softener are available for $1.00 per one-use box.
Can Pop Century use the Art of Animation pool?
Pool hopping is not allowed at any of the Disney resorts.
Does Disney’s Pop Century Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes. Disney offers an airport shuttle from the Orlando International Airport (Disney’s Magical Express) for resort guests. We recommend confirming your flight details with the resort or your Destinations in Florida travel agent.
What size beds does Pop Century have?
Rooms at the Disney’s Pop Century Resort are consistent with Disney’s other Value resorts. The average room size is 260 square feet with either 1 Queen bed plus 1 Queen bed pull down bed or 1 King bed.
Does Pop Century have free breakfast?
While there are no complimentary breakfast offerings at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, you will however, find a great selection of reasonably priced breakfast snack items, beverages and even full entrees, served in a casual, take-away or sit down setting at the Everything Pop Shopping and Dining food court area.
Can you see fireworks from Disney’s Pop Century Resort?
Yes. All buildings can see fireworks from Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Certain areas and buildings also provide views of fireworks from the Epcot theme park.
Does the Disney Skyliner stop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort?
The resort now includes a stop for the new Disney Skyliner. The Skyliner station that you’ll be using for Disney’s Pop Century Resort is located on Generation Gap Bridge, which connects Disney’s Art of Animation Resort with Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
Cruise around Walt Disney World Resort in style – riding incredible, new aerial gondolas! Glide across the sky and add an extra dash of pixie dust to your day. This grand, state-of-the-art gondola system conveniently connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot to the following Disney Resort hotels:
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
Guests will enjoy a fun way to travel to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, the Disney Skyliner station at International Gateway at Epcot is conveniently located just a short stroll away from Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.
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