Pop Century Resort
|At A Glance
||Newest 5760 room value resort,
first phase (the classic years) opened in Spring 2002.
Pop Century is a value based resort, along similar price lines
to the All-Star resorts.
Like the All-Stars, Pop Century features a central checkin area, and (once complete) there will be two food courts,
one for each half on the century, two gift shops, lounges, main themed pools, quiet pools, arcades and children's play
The first (completed) phase of the Pop Century resort covers the 1950's to 1990's, and is named the "Classic Years".
The second phase, once completed, will cover the 1900's to 1940's, and will bring the room count for the resort up to the 5,760 level.
The accomodation blocks of Pop Century feature four floors, one
more than the other All-Star resorts, with each building being arranged in a "T" shape.
At the end of each arm of the "T" are a set of stairs encased in a theming element (Rubik's Cube, Yoyo, Bowling Pin etc), whilst at the middle of each block is a lift / elevator, and a small room containing a snack vending machine and an ice-dispensing machine.
As far as the theming goes, each block of rooms is themed
as a musical era, and features large silhouettes of people
dancing to the music of the specific era, along with other era themed elements (the 90's block for example adds various video game elements tot he theme). The resort is also
be decoated with various large items of memoriabelia such as giant
YoYos, Juke Boxes, Tricycles, Bowling Pins, Mr & Mrs Potato Head figures etc.
The rooms, which sleep up to four guests plus a child under 3
in a crib, are the same size and layout as at the AllStars, and
each will house either a single king-sized bed, or two double
beds, single-sink vanity area, and a separate bathroom. All of
the usual furnishings are present, including TV, small table and
chairs, in-room safe, voice mail and even data ports on the telephones.
Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available in the rooms (free) with refrigerators available on request for a small fee of around $10 per night.
The main amenities building houses the usual guest services, reservations & checkin, a fairly large shop, and a large food court. There are also pay-phones and video arcades present. A Pool-side bar serves alcoholic drinks during the evening (to guests that are over 21), whilst laundry facilities are also present if needed, in rooms adjacent to the main pools.
Free transportation to the theme parks and Downtown Disney is available to resort guests via the Disney bus service, however it does get particularly busy ate various point during the day, so a 15 to 30 minute wait isn't uncommon. The resort isn't on a Monorail track nor does it have a boat service to any of the surrounding amenities.