PROS AND CONS: Disney’s Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World

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The front entrance of Disney's Pop Century Resort

What are the Pros and Cons of a stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort? Check here before you book your next trip to Walt Disney World!

Disney’s Pop Century Resort will take you back through the decades with its enjoyable theming. Guests enjoy this resort for its value-priced rooms, food court and larger-than-life icons. 

Pop Century Pros

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

Photo by Cliff Wang

It’s Economical

Value resorts offer the most economical price range for rooms at Walt Disney World. If you’re the type to be constantly on-the-go, a value resort like Pop Century might be all you need for a place to rest your head at night. 

Don’t be fooled… economical doesn’t always mean cheap. Pop Century recently had room updates. All standard rooms now contain two queen beds, which replaced the doubles. One of those queen beds is a Murphy bed, when it folds up it converts to a table! Hardwood floors allow for better cleanliness and raised beds allow for extra suitcase storage underneath. 

Additional Dining Options

While Pop Century has its own food court with a nice variety of food, guests are in close proximity to other resorts if they want to expand their options. 

Guests can walk over to Disney’s Art of Animation and eat at Landscape of Flavors, or guests can take the Skyliner to Caribbean Beach or the Riviera for even more dining options!

Skyliner Transportation

The Skyliner at Disney's Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation Resort

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Pop Century shares a Skyliner station with Disney’s Art of Animation. The Skyliner can transport guests to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. It’s a great alternative to Disney Bus Transportation!

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Pop Century Cons

A giant laptop at Disney's Pop Century Resort

Photo by Mike Billick

Bus Transportation

With only one bus stop at Pop Century, lines can form and the wait times can get long– especially in the morning. Some people opt to drive themselves, catch an Uber or Lyft, or they may walk over and try their luck with Disney’s Art of Animation buses.


Pop Century has a higher guest capacity; therefore when it’s busy, it can get noisy. If you don’t like noise, ask for a room away from the pools.

Spread Out

Pop Century is spread out. If you’re not in a preferred room, be prepared to walk a little further to the main building. The extra walking isn’t all so bad though, you’ll be able to check out the fun theming and you just might be closer to the Skyliner station. 

Should You Stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort?

Giant Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head statues at Disney's Pop Century Resort

Photo by Laurie Sapp

If you don’t intend to spend too much time at your resort, Pop Century is a great choice to save money yet stay in the middle of the magic! 

If your traveling party consists of four adults– the rooms here may feel like a tight squeeze. We recommend opting for a slightly larger room at a moderate resort, like Disney’s Caribbean Beach, to allow for a more comfortable stay.

Now that you know the Pros and Cons, will YOU be booking a stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort? Let us know over on our Facebook page!


About the Author

Terri Miller

Terri Miller is creator, owner and a writer for WDW Hints. Terri enjoys all things Disney, especially researching tips, tricks and little known things about the Disney parks (and then sharing them with you!)