Disney's Pop Century Tour

Disney's Pop Century Tour

Bonnie Cribbs
7 minute read

One of the most popular resorts at Walt Disney World is Disney’s Pop Century Resort. It may be popular because of how over-the-top the Disney and pop culture theming is. When you add in the new Disney Skyliner System, offering quick and easy access from Pop Century to Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Disney’s Boardwalk area, it makes this resort even more appealing!

If you’re into pop culture, like newly refurbished rooms, looking for a good Value Resort and enjoy massive iconic visuals, you definitely need to check out Disney’s Pop Century resort.

A Few Fun Facts About Pop Century

  • It is the second largest Disney resort
  • There are 2,880 rooms at Pop Century
  • There are three pool areas
  • It is located on Hour Glass Lake
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Connects To Pop Century
  • The Disney Skyliner (gondola system) connects the resort to Epcot and Hollywood Studios
Pop Century Walking Tour (From my YouTube Channel - from 2019)

A Look Inside Disney’s Pop Century Rooms

View of Pop Century room with the Murphy Bed (Left) down. This is a great configuration for when you need both beds. If you do not need both beds, you can leave the Murphy Bed up (seen below) and have an added table and LOTS more space!

View of Pop Century room with the Murphy Bed (Right) up.

There is a sliding door that provides additional privacy for the shower and toilet area.

Dining / Food / Snack Options At Pop Century

The food court area at Disney’s Pop Century is massive and offers Quick Service and snack options. There’s also a pool bar at the main pool that offers a small menu of options.

The gift shop offers a wide selection of Disney snacks and popular brand snacks as well.

For additional food options, you also have easy access to the food court at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – it’s just a short walk away.

Pop Century does not have any table service options. However, it’s easy to jump on the Disney Skyliner and go to the International Gateway at Epcot, putting you in close proximity to Disney’s Boardwalk, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club. Plus, you can easily get to table service restaurants in Hollywood Studios and Pop Century, too!

**Pro Tip**

Grocery Delivery – Get your groceries / snacks delivered by Amazon, Target or Instacart.com (Publix) and save money by eating breakfast in the room and getting your own bottled water and snacks.

What’s The Difference In Value & Moderate Resorts At Disney?

The value resorts are 100% Disney when it comes to how you are treated and the way you are immersed in the Disney experience. The moderate resorts are going to be just a bit nicer, offer more amenities and be a bit more plush.

Value Resorts only have quick service dining options (no table service) but the Moderate Resorts have booth table service and quick service options.

In my opinion, the moderate resorts have a bit more curb appeal to them when it comes to building design, landscaping and lobby decor. However, for kids, I believe the Value Resorts are more visually enticing and exciting because of the massive structures and vibrant colors.

As far as room size goes, both moderate and value fall in the same size range.

And of course, one of the biggest differences is price. Moderates are definitely a step up (or two) when it comes to the cost of booking a room.

If you would like to compare prices and let us help you find the best deal possible, Melissa (our group travel agent) will be happy to work up a free quote for you, just complete the quote form here. We love helping people have the most Magical Vacation ever!

How Long Does It Take To Get To ________ From Pop Century?

Pop Century is pretty much located in the center of Walt Disney World so it’s rather convenient to get around Disney World Property. That said, Walt Disney World is over 40 square miles of fun and magic, so you definitely have to plan ahead as you go throughout Disney World.

I’ll share some of the most frequently visited locations and the best ways to get there below.

*All bus times are estimates and based on travel time once loaded on the bus. Buses should run every 20 minutes (give or take).  Also, I've included the travel times for the Minnie Van Service.  As of right now (4/7/2021) the Minnie Van Service has not returned from Covid yet.

Animal Kingdom
Bus: 15 minutes
Minnie Van: 15 minutes

Epcot
Bus: 15 minutes
Minnie Van: 15 minutes
Disney Skyliner: 15 minutes

Hollywood Studios
Bus: 10 minutes
Minnie Van: 6 minutes
Disney Skyliner: 10 minutes

Magic Kingdom
Bus: 20 minutes
Minnie Van: 15 minutes

Disney Springs
Bus: 15 minutes
Minnie Van: 15 minutes

Hoop De Doo Musical Review (Fort Wilderness Campground)
Bus: 1 hr 20 minutes (must go to a park / Disney Springs then to Fort Wilderness)
Minnie Van: 17 minutes

Ohana’s (Disney’s Polynesian Resort)
Bus: Bus: 1 hr 20 minutes (must go to a park / Disney Springs then to Polynesian)
Minnie Van: 18 minutes

Storybook Dining with Snow White (Wilderness Lodge)
Bus: 1 hr 20 minutes (must go to a park/Disney Springs then to Wilderness Lodge)
Minnie Van: 17 minutes

Pros & Cons of Pop Century

For the pro’s and cons of Disney’s Pop Century Resort I asked our Disney Facebook Group, For The Love of Disney World, to chime in and give their thoughts. Below you’ll find a summary / compilation of their responses about Pop Century.

Pros:

  • Less Expensive / Great Value
  • Comfortable Beds
  • Recently Renovated Rooms
  • Clean
  • Single bus stop location
  • Multiple Pools – Pools are not crazy busy
  • Additional Transportation Options (Disney Skyliner System)
  • Cute Theming / Fun Theming
  • Super Friendly Staff
  • Children’s Play Area

Cons:

  • Large groups often stay at Pop Century and can get loud
  • Resort feels busy when there are large groups
  • Long waits returning from Magic Kingdom at Park Close (to be fair, almost all of the Disney resorts experience this at park closing)
  • The Food Court is just “ok” (that said, their pizza is really good!)
  • Possible long walks to the lobby / busses
  • Double Beds / Small Beds

Planning / Booking Your Disney World Vacation

One of the constant themes I hear guests talk about is how overwhelming planning their Disney vacation can be. Which resort should I stay in? How do I figure out dining reservations, FastPasses, park days, nighttime spectaculars and how to make it all happen without going crazy?

We’re here to help with all of that and can take care of all of the details for you. Plus, we’ll help make sure you get the best pricing possible!

If you’d like for us to provide a quote for you for your next Disney Vacation, we’re more than happy to do so. Our focus is 100% Disney, 100% you and 100% making sure you have the most amazing time possible!

Click here for a free quote for your next Disney World Vacation.

Pictures of Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Address For Pop Century

Whether you need driving directions to Disney’s Pop Century or an address for grocery / package delivery, here is the address for Pop Century.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort
1050 Century Dr
Kissimmee, FL 32830
Phone: 407-938-4000

I hope you have enjoyed this review of Disney’s Pop Century Resort. If you have more pro’s and cons to share about this resort, please share below!

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