Beginner’s Guide | Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a Value Resort located near the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It features larger than life icons that represent the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, along with buildings to represent each decade. So step back in time with us as we explore Pop Century!


Pop Century’s rooms have two full beds (there are also a few rooms available with one king bed). You can book either a standard room, standard pool view, preferred room, or preferred pool view. Preferred rooms will be the closest to the resort’s lobby, food court, and bus stops. Rooms at Pop Century accommodate up to 4 guests plus one child in a crib. There are also accessible rooms that feature roll-in showers and assistive hearing devices. Room rates will vary in different seasons and during holidays.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is currently under refurbishment. The rooms are getting a makeover. We’ll post new photos as soon as we have them!


Disney’s Pop Century Resort features three pools representing three different decades. The main pool, and largest one, is the Hippy Dippy Pool with flower water jets and a 60’s vibe. There is also a kiddie pool and play area.

The Bowling Pool is shaped like a bowling pin and is located in the 50’s section of the resort, while the Computer Pool can be found in the 90’s section.

The resort also features Movies Under the Stars, a one mile jogging trail, a playground located in the 60’s section, and the Flash Forward Arcade in Classic Hall.

Everything Pop Shopping and Dining

Everything Pop Shopping and Dining can be found in Classic Hall near the lobby and check-in. It houses the resort’s gift shop and food court. The food court is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features 7 stations. You can find a grab-and-go section with baked goods and a few items that you can only find at Pop Century.

For breakfast you can get a Pop waffle, bagel sandwich, pancakes, or a platter with breakfast favorites. You can also grab a muffin or pastry from the baked goods section. Healthier options include a create-your-own yogurt parfait or omelette.

For lunch and dinner you can create your own tacos or salad, try the Pop nachos supreme with beef, chicken, or vegetable chili, burger, flatbread, or pasta. They really have quite a few options! And for dessert make sure to try Pop Century’s famous tie-dyed cheesecake.

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Petal’s Pool Bar is located next to the Hippy Dippy Pool and has house specialties like the tropical Banana Cabana and Island Moon-Shine. Other cocktails, draft beer, sangria and wine are also available as well as non-alcoholic options like the Lava Smoothie.

If you’ve had a long day at the parks and want to relax, you can also order a pizza and have it delivered to your room. To order, just press “pizza delivery” on your in-room phone between 4:00 pm and 12:00 am. An 18% gratuity, $3.00 delivery charge, and 7% sales tax will apply to all delivery orders. A $15.00 minimum order is required. If you want to skip the delivery charges you can also pick up pizza in the food court and bring it back to your room.

Even though Pop Century sits in the Value Resort category, it remains one of my favorite resorts on property, and in my opinion, is a no-brainer if you’re budget conscious. The theme is terrific, especially if you have little kids. They will be thrilled by the colors and larger than life icons. In terms of comparison to the other value resorts, one BIG difference is bus transportation. Pop Century has only one bus stop and has its own buses so you won’t have to make multiple stops within the resort or to other resorts. It should be noted that all beds are full sized, but with that being said, families will certainly enjoy Pop Century and it’s amenities. (OH and don’t forget to try the tie-dyed cheesecake in the food court!)

We love Pop because of the excitement. The bright over sized icons, the colors, and the big pools. And who doesn’t love a place where you can do the hustle with cast members in the lobby every evening at 6 pm? But we also like that you can find some quiet too. We love getting a room on the backside of the 70’s building over looking the lake. You really can get away from it all. It can even be a bit romantic walking along the paths at dusk.

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