Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort is the largest of all Disney resorts, designated as a Disney Value Resort, and one of the biggest hotels in the United States, housing almost 3,000 guest rooms and built on Hourglass Lake. The resort is in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, across from the Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. It is also beside the Waldorf Astoria Golf Course and east of Hollywood Studios. The theme of the resort is quite unique—pop culture trends from the twentieth century are the highlight of the backdrop and divided into areas spanning the 1950s to the 1990s. Music and movies, gadgets and toys, and even catch phrases and worldwide fads are featured throughout the property. This smoke-free Disney resort also features the Classic Hall, encompassing the check-in area, and the Main Lobby. The hall is where guests will also find a resort shop, Fast Forward Arcade, and the food court.
The best Walt Disney World Pop Century deals can be found during the resort’s value season, spanning the first week of January through to about the second week of February. The post-Christmas rates are the lowest the resort offers. These deals are extended to the two room types: Standard and Preferred. Ten four-story resort buildings housing guest rooms each feature a specific decade theme and a iconic phrases from the represented decade. Concierge and laundry services are available along with airport and resort transportation, and extended hours in the theme park. Standard rooms have a resort view and include beds two double beds or a king, a full bath, an in-room safe, and a small dining set. For additional fees there is Internet access and a mini fridge. Preferred rooms are situated closest to resort facilities and swimming pools. They have the same amenities as a Standard room with views of the courtyard, pool or parking area. Walt Disney World Pop Century deals can also be enjoyed when arranging a stay through vacation packages or all inclusive deal, either through the resort or a private company.
Disney Pop Century Pool Image: daryl_mitchell (flickr), CC BY-SA 2.0
Staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, the largest of all Orlando resorts, during a trip to Disney World definitely has perks. Three unique swimming pools continue the pop culture theme. The Hippy Dippy Pool is the biggest of the three, shaped as a large flower, and encircled by palm trees and plentiful lounge chairs. The Bowling Pin Pool is second in size, located by the 1950s hotel section near the check-in and food court area. The Computer Pool takes the shape of a computer monitor and is the smallest. There is also a kiddie wading pool and Pop Jet Playground near the 1970s hotel buildings.
Dining options are economical, nutritious, and appealing to kids. Not to mention convenient if you’ve got theme park tickets and are ready to go. With almost 700 seats, the food court is one of the most chosen and convenient ways to dine for families. The environment is lively and there are five distinct food stations; and station offering both eastern and western dishes, a grill station, a pasta and pizza outlet, and a station offering market-style foods for take away. The café and bakery is ideal for breakfast and a coffee fuel-up for parents. Perhaps the best-loved dining option though is pizza delivery directly to guest rooms.
Top image: Joe Shlabotnik (flickr)