Disney's Pop Century Resort
Disney's Pop Century Resort
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1050 Century Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney's Pop Century Resort Description
Take a trip down memory lane at this vacation destination celebrating pop culture of the 20th century.
Babysitting and child services
Pak-n-Play Crib available
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Rooms and facilities for guests with disabilities
- Travel with ease. Transportation to the theme parks, water parks, and the Downtown Disney® Area from this resort is available by bus. For more information, see Guest Transportation Services.
Reviews of Disney's Pop Century Resort
By bs201v September 23, 2008 | Son: Age 16, Daughters: Ages 13 & 7
What we loved:
The bus was much better than @ All Star Resorts Less crowded/more busses.
What we didn't love:
No Tub. We got stuck w/ a standing shower for the disabled. Ask @ checkin.
We spent most of our waking hours in the parks seeing all those things we couldnt see with the kids...because they didnt want to, or were too tired, or needed a nap, or wanted to ride a ride, or wanted to wait the ENTIRE DAY to get selected for Jedi Training academy. True. br/br/Anyway, because we felt like we missed out on so much when we came with the kids, we wanted to come back and take our time doing the things we wanted to do. We paid for the preferred room and it was sooooo worth it. This place is huge!!! We stayed in the 60s building facing the pool right next to Baloo on the third floorand we were very close to the food court, poolside bar, and busses.br/br/The food at the food court was so-so. It was standard food court stuff like pizza, nachos, hamburgers, etc. Some of the stations close relatively early too. I couldnt get nachos after illuminations one night to have with our beer by the side of the pool. However, I loved the Ms. Pac Man machine in the seating area nearest to the dessert station. My wife loved the unlimited refill cups and the poolside bar. We mainly only got coffee, soda, beer, or a late night snack there as we spent most of our time elsewhere. TIP - the fruit and cheese tray is $0.50 cheaper there than in the parks. You can buy it before you go and take it with you.br/br/The concierge is also not around at night but the gift shop is dedicated!!! We ordered a coffee cup sent to our hotel from Rainforest Cafe and it was due to arrive the night before we were to leave. When I went down to the gift shop to pick it up, it was broken. The lady in charge there took the broken mug back over to Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom, but the store was closed. Did she give up, no. She got the managers home number, called him up, made him come all the way back in and open the store so she could get another mug just like it. Then she wrapped it super snug for our trip home and I am happy to report the mug is now safe in my cupboard at home at least until the kids break it. What service!!! And this is at a value resort! I have stayed off property before and I can guarantee that Holiday Inn would not have done as well.br/br/The busses were almost always crowded, but here is a TIP - Dont go to the park with extra magic hours. Everyone from every Disney hotel goes to that park on that day. On a Magic Kingdom early entry day, we had to wait for three busses to fill before we finally got on the fourth one. Meanwhile, the Animal Kingdom, Epcot, DHS busses were almost completely empty.br/br/The pool is open late, like till 11 pm or midnight depending on day of the week. However, even though we were overlooking the pool, we were not bothered by any noise at night.br/br/The decor was fine. A little kitschy, but overall fine. Our maid never made us a single towel animal other than the one that was there when we arrived. :~ And I was really looking forward to them. Other people had scores of little towel animals in their windows waiting for them to come home. Maybe she knew we had not kids with us.br/br/The room was also for disabled people as there was a wheelchair type "roll in" shower. I really need a hot bath after a long day of walking and had to settle for putting my feet in the lukewarm pool no hot tub at Pop Century. TIP - Make sure to ask for a bath tub if this is important to you!br/br/And the Magical Transportation definately made it worth the money, though if we were going with the kids, it would probably be cheaper to stay off property and have a rental car. As it was, we didnt need one as were did not plan to go anywhere else but Disney.br/br/Overall I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Read More
By dunbug4lyf August 26, 2008
What we loved:
It has its own bus!
What we didn't love:
We loved it all!
The Disney Pop Century Resort is the best out all of Disneys Value Resorts. I have stayed at all of the other All-Star Resorts and this one is the top Value Resort because it has its own bus, when staying at an All-Star Resort you must ride the bus back to the resort with all of the other All-Star resort guests which means you may stop at the other two resorts before you get to your own - other than that the line gets very backed up when the parks close so you may have to wait in line a while to get back to your resort. With the Pop Century Resorts location it has its own bus so you are only riding back to your resort with the other Pop Century guests and that means the line does not get as backed up as the All-Star Resorts line. The other reason we love this resort is its oversized statues of many iconic figures for each decade. The other factor that also plays a role with our choice for this value resort is its price we live in Florida and get the Florida residents discount so at certain times of the year you can get a room for about $65/night, that is an awesome price. Many of times we have thought about staying at one of the Moderate Resorts but the rooms are the same size so why pay $50-$75 more a night, instead save that $ for extra goodies and special events like the Polynesian Dinner Show *5 stars and a must see* & the Tri-Circle D Ranch *$2 Pony Rides for the kids*. The other added benefits are the same for all of the other Disney Resorts including - extra magic hours, transportation all over the Disney grounds and park purchases delivery to your resort take advantage of this so you are not lugging around bags of stuff while you are at the Parks or Downtown Disney. Hope this helped with your decision and have a great Disney Vacation, I know I will - we will be back to the Pop Century Resort 12/2008. Read More