Our Pop Century Resort Page Gets A New Look

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We’ve added more coverage of Disney’s Pop Century Resort to the site, including new photos and these sections:Pop Century Icon

  • How Pop compares to Disney’s All-Star and Art of Animation resorts
  • What’s in a room (and what’s not in a room), including photos
  • Handicap-accessible room options
  • The difference between a Standard and Preferred room, and Standard and Pool views
  • Where to check in, purchase tickets, and make dining reservations
  • Photos and details on Pop’s pools and playgrounds, including handicap accessibility
  • Dining and Restaurants, from the Everything Pop food court menus, to refillable mugs, to in-room pizza delivery
  • Your transportation options, including Magical Express, Disney’s typical bus schedule to the theme parks, when to drive your own car, and getting to Universal
  • Shopping and recreation choices, including Pop’s 1.28-mile jogging trail route
  • Babysitting and in-room child care options and prices
  • Extensive comments from readers who have stayed at Pop Century

We’ve also greatly expanded the Good Rooms and Not So Good Rooms section, with photos and recommendations on the best rooms (and their views!) from each building.

Take a look at the new page, and leave comments and suggestions below. Thanks!


Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

6 thoughts on “Our Pop Century Resort Page Gets A New Look

  • March 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    You wrote that the Bowling Pool and Computer Pool never have lifeguards – this isn’t necessarily true because when I was there in January, there were two lifeguards serving the Bowling Pool, and I was even there for a shift change, when one guard relieved another. Maybe it’s becoming mandatory for all pools, no matter what, to have a lifeguard.

    • March 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Hi, guys! Love the new page, but found a few inaccuracies. Like Emily, I am pretty sure it is standard now (after the drowning in hippy dippy pool last year) for there to always be lifeguards at all pop pools, and for swimming without a lifeguard present to be against the posted rules, right?
      Also, the rooms no longer have the dressers with the “four open shelves” — since the fridges take up two of those shelves…
      Thanks for all you do!

      • March 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

        Thanks Emily and B! I’ll make these changes in a few minutes.

  • March 5, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    One thing I love about Pop Century is that Art of Animation is just a short walk over the bridge. On a recent visit, the Pop Century food court was crowded so we opted to eat a few meals at the nearly empty AoA food court. After just missing the bus back to Pop from Epcot, we boarded the AoA bus and walked back to our room from there. We couldn’t use the pool at AoA, but we could enjoy the little playground in the Nemo area and we took many pictures with the characters from Cars.

  • March 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    This is really cool. Are you doing this for other resorts?

  • March 6, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Thanks Jeff! Yes, we’re working on the other resorts now, starting with values and going through mods, deluxes and DVCs.

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