Pop Century Resort Guide

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1050 Century Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: 407-938-4000
Fax: 407-938-4040

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Value Resort Classification
Located in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort celebrate’s 20th century pop culture by showcasing the popular toys, fads, dance crazes and catch phrases of the 20th century. Guests at this 2,880-room resort have the opportunity to live and play inside these unique time capsules and experience the popular culture that defined the century. Disney’s Pop Century resort features buildings and furnishings inspired by different decades. Giant pop culture icons celebrate the decade they were introduced in, or when they gained their greatest popularity. Some of these giant icons tower more than 60 feet. The resort is located near Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Pop Century, like all Disney resorts, is smoke-free. Designated outdoor smoking areas are indicated on the Resort Map.

Pop Century Resort

Pop Century Resort Refurbishment:

Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at the Pop Century Resort during your visit.

Resort Theme:

Twentieth Century pop culture, featuring larger than life icons from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s

Disney's Pop Century Pop Century 60's Building

Resort Rooms:

2880 Rooms in all
Preferred rooms are in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s sections
Rooms will accommodate four (4) people, plus a child under 3.
All buildings have four levels
Stairs and elevators are available
Room Size is approximately 260 square feet
Room views overlook the parking lot, courtyard or pool area
Rooms have exterior hallways
Handicap accessible rooms include a king-sized bed, along with handrails and roll-in showers
Standard room features two double beds
Single sink area is located outside of bathroom
Beverage Cooler
In-room safe
Small Dresser
Table & Chairs
Pack ‘n Play playard Available
Alarm Clock
Dual line phones with voicemail
Satellite TV with Disney Programming
Complimentary wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) (click link for specific details)
Iron / Ironing Boards
Room Layout

Coin-operated self-service laundry facilities are located throughout Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Valet dry cleaning and laundry service is available for pickup from your room.

Located at the Main Lobby in the Classic Hall building, the concierge can help you purchase Disney Theme Park and Disney Water Park tickets, make dining reservations and secure show seats.


Everything Pop Food Court
Pop Art Pizza Delivery
Classic Concoctions (quick service lounge)
Petals Pool Bar

Refillable mugs are available for purchase at the Everything Pop Food Court for $15.49 plus tax.

Resort Recreation:

Three pools – Bowling Pool located in the 50’s area, flower-shaped Hippy Dippy Pool located in the 60’s area, and monitor-shaped Computer Pool located in the 90’s area
Towels are not available at the pool, guests must bring their own from the room
Lifejackets are available for use
Kiddie pool is available near the 60’s area, as well as a playground.
Fast Forward video arcade is located in Classic Hall
A 1.4-mile jogging trail surrounds Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Health club facilities are not available

Resort Shopping:

Everything Pop shop located in Classic Hall, adjacent to the Food Court


Disney’s bus service is available to and from this resort. Bus stop is located at Classic Hall at the end of lobby – exit the doors near the Everything Pop shopping location

Transportation Times Between Pop Century and Disney Destinations

These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.

Magic Kingdom – 24 minutes by bus, 31 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 20 minutes by bus, 19 by car
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 18 minutes by bus, 18 by car
Animal Kingdom – 20 minutes, 15 by car
Downtown Disney – 20 minutes by bus, 15 by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 19 minutes by bus, 11 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 20 minutes by bus, 13 minutes by car

Resort Childcare:

No on-site child care facility. In-room child care is available at all resorts.

Pop Century Resort Rates:

See Current Resort Rates


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Tips From TheMouseForLess Members

TheMouseForLess Interesting Facts about the Resort

The resort tax at all of the value resorts except Pop Century is 13%. Pop Century and all moderate and deluxe resorts are located in another county and you’ll pay only 12.5% tax.

Unlike the All Star Resorts, this is the only value resort that stands alone and does not share buses with other value resorts. – Amanda D.

This resort received the Florida award for ”green” hotel standards. – Schmidt

TheMouseForLess Room Request Tips

Ask to be in the 70’s section. Our room was central to a lot of areas and close to the playground. – Venus Windmiller

If you don’t mind the walk (and the resort is so small that nowhere is a long walk), I would request a 4th floor Epcot view. We watched the fireworks at Epcot several times and I thought they were much prettier from our room than I did at Epcot. – Kimberly Sloane

60’s section facing the hippy dippy pool. – Jane Scherer

We requested the 50’s building with Lady and the tramp. Quick walk to food court, buses and 2 different pools. We stayed in the 40s once as well – not too far to anything. – Stephanie Ryan

If you have your own car, I say the 50’s. It is close to the main building, and the parking lot. If not, than anything by the hippy dippy pool is best. – Amanda D.

If you are driving to WDW and will be driving to the parks each day or unpacking a great deal of luggage request a room near the parking lots. Some of the rooms are almost a 1/4 mile from the parking lots. – Marci Weber

We didn’t want to pay for preferred and were more interested in being near the bus stop and parking lot because we drive. We liked the section we got, 80’s facing 90’s parking. It was just a quick walk across the parking lot to get to the bus stops. – Michele Boyer

TheMouseForLess Hidden Treasures

Search out the shortcuts at this resort. Sometimes things seem so far away but then you discover a walkway, etc. that gets you back to the main building in half the amount of time. Don’t be afraid to explore! – Venus Windmiller

The Goofy Fountain! Watch the Cast Members do the twist in the morning and the hustle in the evening. – Jane Scherer

The showcases in the lobby are just FULL of “memories”. It’s a lot of fun to look back at how things have changed throughout the years! They are full of games, clothings, photos, cameras, electronic devices and loads of other things. I always get a good laugh! – Carol V.

The tie-dyed cheesecake! All I can say is WOW!! I’ll never make a trip to Disney without eating a few pieces of this!!! – Kimberly Sloane

We had a great time playing twister on the ground. We also had fun playing scavenger hunt for toys making a come back, Cabbage Patch, Strawberry Shortcake, Transformers, etc. This works best in the lobby. – Amanda D.

The Generation Gap Bridge was a great place to relax and see the resort in a different view. The Hustle and Twist contests that they do in the food court nightly. – Michele Boyer

TheMouseForLess Tips for Romance

For seclusion from others, try the farthest building in the back. They are usually quieter there. – Raven Williams

I wouldn’t recommend this resort for romantic getaways as it is often noisy and filled to the brim with small children. – Venus Windmiller

Quiet walks down memory lane after dark. – Schmidt

TheMouseForLess Tips for Families

The food court is a good value for families. It has a variety of choices for any picky eater. – Raven Williams

The pools, arcade, Goofy Jets (note: PC has removed the Goofy Jets) are LOTS of fun. Be sure to plan downtime for the hotel. It’s well worth it. – Kimberly Sloane

Kids playground is very fun. The football area was great fun for a quick soccer game. Bowling pin pool not ever crowded. Pools were cold (March trip). – Stephanie Ryan

Have the kids get involved before your trip! let them color/decorate envelopes for the ‘”mousekeeper”. then you add appropriate tip, seal the envelopes, REMEMBER TO PACK THEM, and done! you don’t have to worry about the daily tips during your vacation. kids had fun,too.

Rooms are small for a family of 4, but manageable. There is 1 sink and the door to the outside opened up into the bed, so you need to open it up all the way to get into the room. Refrigerator is small with no freezer compartment. – Michele Boyer

TheMouseForLess Tips for Large Travel Groups

Ask in advance if rooms can be blocked off so that the group will be housed together. A group may sometimes be located in the preferred buildings without the additional charge. A free upgrade is nice. – Raven Williams

Be sure to buy a few of the refillable mugs. We are a family of 3 and used one cup and shared. We definitly got our money’s worth, and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy one of these for everyone in future trips. – Kimberly Sloane

TheMouseForLess Tips for Guests with Special Needs

Make this request for any special need when you book your reservation. Call one-week prior to make sure your request is prominently listed on your form. If you find out when you check in your special need request has not been honored, ask to talk to a supervisor at the front desk. This has happened to me a few times. Once I talk with a supervisor and point out the request was on my original form, they reassign me to a room that meets my needs. – Raven Williams

Our son uses a large size medical stroller. It was fine fitting through the door of the regular room but a bit difficult to get all the way in the room (the bed was difficult to manuever around) if he was still in it. – Marci Weber

TheMouseForLess Tips for WDW Newbies

The check out is great, if you don’t have any charges to your room there is nothing to do and if you do have charges they will send you an itemized statement of all your charges and you still don’t have to go up front unless you don’t agree with the charges. It’s great!! – Amy McKnight

Food court offers variety of different foods, but we thought it was just ok. Make sure to visit the bakery section to get your dessert before you pay, it is located on the outside of the food ordering area and could be missed. You can check in early and they will call your cell phone to let you know your room is ready. Also make sure to put in requests before you go for which section you would like to stay in, you may get it. – Michele Boyer

Put on your sunscreen! The bus stop has no cover and can be hot on a sunny day. – Renee Walker

Beware of credit card scammers! Several scams have been perpetrated on unsuspecting tourists staying at hotels or resorts in the Orlando area in recent years, including Disney resorts. The first involves a phone call to your resort room in which you are informed that there is a problem with the credit card info you provided the hotel; you are then asked to give your card information again, including name and address. If you receive such a call, inform the caller that you will talk to the front desk personally about the problem and hang up. If you are convinced the call may be legitimate, call the front desk from your resort phone or visit the front desk to inquire. The second scam involves flyers left on your resort room door advertising cheap pizza for delivery. Those who call the number and give the requested credit card info with their order soon find that not only does no pizza arrive, but a huge string of unauthorized purchases show up on their credit card.

TheMouseForLess Tips for Budget Travelers

The toiletries in the gift shop are overpriced. Double check your personal care items before you leave home. – Green Family

The value resorts are about the cheapest possible on Walt Disney World property. Use codes for discounts on packages and AAA for discounts for room only reservations. – Raven Williams

The food in this food court is amazing. Try out these counter service meals. There were 3 of us and we almost always shared 2 meals and sometimes shared. – Kimberly Sloane

Buy a refillable mug and go to the food court every morning early. You can have coffee and watch the resort come alive for the day. – Jane Scherer

Think about how much time you will spend at the resort and what your family’s needs are. For us on a shorter trip, we need a spot to sleep and a pool and this works well for us. Garden Grocer delivered snacks and beverages and saved us money by not having extra luggage when we flew and not paying for snack foods and bottled water. There is a small refrigerator in the room to keep things cold. – Stephanie Ryan

Go off peak season and many of the meals in the food court were generous enough to share. – Marci Weber

This is the best way to stay on property with all the perks and not a lot of money! – Michele Boyer

Both codes discounts and AAA discounts on room only reservations can be booked through your The Magic For Less Travel Agent.

TheMouseForLess Tips for Luxury Travelers

None of the value resorts include full-service restaurants. But if you have a car and are looking for a nice sit down meal the try a short drive to Coronado Springs Resort to dine at Maya Grill or Animal Kingdom Lodge for dinner at Boma or Jiko.

This resort is close to a moderate resort, but with a value price. Also, the food is outstanding. – Amanda D.

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