Roger Rabbit is one of the many icons on offer at Disney’s Pop Century

Happy Wednesday everyone. Much like my post about Whispering Canyon Cafe, I know that there are plenty of hotel reviews available; I want to share why I think each resort I review is special. I am starting with the Disney hotel I stayed at most recently; Disney’s Pop Century. For the “official” Disney description, go to Disney’s Pop Century resort page. Disney’s Pop Century is a value resort which means less fancy rooms and no sit down restaurants but it is still a Disney hotel with access to Disney resort guest perks (such as transportation and extra magic hours.)

The theme of this hotel is the decades of the 20th century; technically the hotel is only half open. The decades of the current buildings are the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. There has always been a plan in place to open the “classic” years as well but currently there doesn’t seem to be any progress on that portion of the hotel.

Here’s the Mickey Mouse phone and Foosball table

What I really like about this hotel is that the many icons represented reminded me of cherished childhood memories. You can find  larger than life Walkman with Pac Man and the “ghosts” on the hotel railings. There is a Mickey Mouse phone and foosball table pieces. I especially loved the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head as well.

Life-sized Mr, and Mrs. Potato Head

Here’s the Walkman and you can see one of the Pac Man “ghosts”

Of course, Disney carries the themes throughout the hotel. The pools are the Hippy Dippy pool (which is the main pool for this hotel) as well as a pool shaped like a bowling pin and a pool shaped like a computer. There is also a kids area at the Hippy Dippy pool and showers.

The Hippy Dippy pool

There is a food court in the main lobby as well as the check in/check out area. This is also where you will find the arcade as well as an airline check in desk (which will help you skip the lines at the airport). Of course, it’s outside this building that you will find Disney’s internal transportation (buses to the theme parks).

My opinion is that if you are looking at staying in a value resort, I would consider Pop Century. It’s my first choice in value hotels at Disney World. Have you stayed at Pop Century? What did you think?

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  1. The Classic Years portion has been reworked into the Art of Animation Resort. The only standard rooms are in the Little Mermaid wing. The others are all family suites.