5 Reasons to Stay at Pop Century Resort

by | Sep 22, 2021 | WDW Blog, WDW Resorts

Wondering if a stay at Pop Century Resort is right for your family? Consult our list exploring why Pop Century might be the perfect homebase for your Disney World vacation.

With so many choices to spend your limited time at Disney World, it can be a challenge to choose from the many unique resorts to spend the laxer hours of a typical fun-filled day at Disney World.


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While any resort is a good choice, here’s a handy list of some of the best reasons to stay at Pop Century Resort for your next Disney vacation.

1. Everything POP Shopping & Dining

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The food court at Pop Century Resort is very convenient for rope-drop mornings. Photo by Laurie Sapp

Pop into the shopping area on your way to breakfast to snag some unique Pop Century memorabilia and souvenirs before grabbing a bite to eat at the food court. This is all conveniently connected into one central hub and makes a great grab-and-go for rope-drop days at the parks.

Styled in the appearance of a bustling mall food court in the height of the pop art movement, Everything POP offers a fully American style breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.

From omelets to pizza and pasta to cooked-to-order burgers, there’s a piece of American cuisine for everybody to enjoy at Everything POP.

Related: Weigh the pros and cons of Pop Century Resort.

2. A Great Value for Disney Magic

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Pop Century Resort has theming you just can’t miss. Photo by Laurie Sapp

As a Value Resort, Pop Century is in the lower end of nightly rates at Disney World, offering all the typical perks one would expect from a Disney resort but at a more affordable cost for families on a budget.

Among those Disney World Resort perks that guests at Pop Century can enjoy are convenient park transportation, great customer service, access to multiple pools, early park hours (starting Oct. 1, 2021), and Disney’s immaculate theming, all without having to break the bank.

3. Pools at Pop Century

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Dip your hip (and maybe the rest of ya!) in the Hippie Dippie. Photo by Judd Helms

A top reason for families to book Pop Century Resort? During a resort day or just a mid-day break from the parks, everyone can cool off at one of the three huge heated pools.

The Hippy Dippy Pool features flower water jets, lax ’60s-era atmosphere, and its own kiddy pool nearby.

Not far off, you’ll find a ‘50s-themed Bowling Pool. And let’s not forget the totally radical ‘90s Computer Pool styled in the shape of a giant retro computer. Complete with keypad and floppy disk, this pool is perfect for the millennial at heart—and real millennials too.

4. Skyliner Access

Access to the Skyliner is a top reason to stay at Pop Century Resort

Access to the Skyliner is a top reason to stay at Pop Century Resort. Photo by Laurie Sapp

One of the newer reasons to book a stay at Pop Century Resort is easy Skyliner access. The Skyliner is Disney World’s newest form of transportation and makes it easy for guests of Pop Century to get to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.

In addition, the state-of-the-art system conveniently connects Pop Century to a handful of other resorts, making it easy to go enjoy the dining experiences offered at other hotels.

No matter where you’re off to, the Skyliner gives you a scenic, bird’s-eye view of the resort grounds. For some, the Skyliner is an attraction in itself.

5. Pop Culture Nostalgia

A giant yo-yo conceals a staircase at Disney's Pop Century Resort

Soak up that nostalgia. Photo by Cliff Wang

Experience (or perhaps relive) past eras of American culture through the wildly varied architecture found throughout Pop Century resort, with thematically distinct areas for each decade.

From the glistening golden age of the ‘50s to the rebellious spirit of the ‘90s, experience five decades of art and culture through the strikingly colorful scenery at Pop Century.

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Pop Century Resort

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You might spot Goofy at Pop Century. Photo by Timothy Moore

With a great value for a great experience, Pop Century Resort has been the go-to Disney resort to step back in time and into the colorful past of the late 20th century—and all on a budget!

Short of getting your own time machine, Disney’s Pop Century is the best option for anyone wishing to experience those nostalgic glory days of old with an extra dose of Disney magic.

Turn back the Clock at Disney’s Pop Century !

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Written by Brian Hodgeman

Written by Brian Hodgeman

Brian is a longtime Disney fan, as well as a passionate reader, aspiring artist, and writer long inspired by the technical craft and whimsical feel of classic animated Disney films. He inherited his love for EPCOT from his father, and his favorite film is Atlantis: The Lost Empire.