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Which Section of Disney’s Pop Century Resort is Right for You?

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Walt Disney’s Pop Century resort is a value-level hotel. The resort is comprised of ten four-story guest buildings, plus a central amenities building called Classic Hall. Classic Hall includes the check-in desk, a quick service restaurant, and an arcade. There are three pools at Pop: the main feature pool (Hippy Dippy Pool) and two smaller pools (Bowling Pool and Computer Pool). There is a poolside bar at the Hippy Dippy Pool and guest-use laundry rooms near all three pools.

The guest buildings are arranged in clusters named for decades in the 20th century. The 50s areas includes buildings 1, 2, and 3. The 60s area includes buildings 4 and 5. The 70s area includes buildings 6 and 10. The 80s area includes buildings 7 and 9. And the 90s area is building 8.

Located just south of EPCOT, Pop Century includes guest parking lots directly adjacent to parts of buildings 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10. Disney’s free transportation options include Skyliner service to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and bus service to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs.

Disney’s Art of Animation (AoA) resort shares the Skyliner Station with Pop Century. AoA is a quick walk across the bridge spanning hourglass lake. The AoA pools are off limits to Pop guests, but the food court and shop are open to all. There is also a 1.3 mile walking/running path around the lake.

While the century themes inform the exteriors of the guest buildings, the interiors of the rooms are essentially all the same. With the exception of the few handicap-accessible rooms with king-sized beds, there is little to distinguish the indoor experience of any Pop Century lodging. But there are features of each themed area that may it more or less appealing to you, depending on your needs. If you have a preference on where you’d like to stay at Pop Century, you can use our Room Finder tool to narrow your options. Then go ahead and make a room request. Requests are not guaranteed, but they are often honored.

Also note that some rooms that are close to the Hippy Dippy Pool and Classic Hall are classified as “preferred rooms” are charged at a higher rate.

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Classic Hall Area

There are no guest rooms in the classic hall – this is where most of the guest amenities reside.

1950s Area


  • Parking near many guest rooms
  • Easy access to the Blowing Pool and laundry room
  • Some rooms have easy access to the Skyliner


  • Some rooms distant from the food court and bus transportation
  • No nearby playground

1960s Area


  • Near the main pool
  • Easy access to the Skyliner
  • Easy access to the food court
  • Easy access to bus transportation


  • All rooms are in the more expensive, preferred area
  • Rooms facing the Hippy Dippy Pool may experience noise during the day
  • No adjacent parking

1970s Area


  • Includes a playground
  • Some buildings have easy access to the food court
  • Some buildings have easy access to the bus area


  • Distant from parking
  • No dedicated pool
  • Distant from laundry rooms

1980s Area


  • Near the Computer pool
  • Near the Computer laundry area
  • Most rooms near parking


  • Some areas are distant from the food court and bus stop
  • Distant from Skyliner

1990s Area


  • Near the Computer pool
  • Near the Computer laundry area
  • Most rooms near parking


  • Far from all Disney transportation options
  • Far from the main feature pool
  • Far from the food court

Have you stayed at Pop Century? Which is your favorite section?

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

4 thoughts on “Which Section of Disney’s Pop Century Resort is Right for You?

  • We have stayed at POP twice, most recently 2021. Both times in building 5, a very convenient location, on the 3rd floor if I remember correctly. My wife was using an ECV one time, which was not too hard to tuck into a corner near the door.

  • I’m trying to decide what section to request when I go to WDW in October. Which building numbers have standard disability rooms on the first floor and are close to the Skyliner and buses, please?

    • Your best bet would be building 5, which is close to transportation and has first floor disability rooms. If you want to play around with options, check out our room finder tool where you can input your selection criteria and learn more about which rooms suit your needs. ttps://

      • Some sources say that buildings 4 and 5 are all preferred rooms. Is this true?

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