Disney’s Pop Century Resort, one of Disney’s Value resorts, is a great lower-cost options for Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. The rooms are small (260 square feet), but are clean, bright and well-appointed. The renovated rooms at Disney’s Pop Century Resort make it a better option than ever before.
The resort itself is very large and amenities include three pools (the largest being the Hippy Dippy Pool), pool bar, jogging path, “Fast Forward” arcade, playground and a wonderful food court called “Everything Pop.”
As you walk into one of the renovated rooms at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, you will notice that there is one Queen bed along side a table and chairs. Never fear – you will not be sleeping on the floor – that table hides a secret…
The decorating style is mid-century modern… clean and sleek. There are plenty of room lights to keep everything bright. Notice the laminate floors – no rugs.
The table is a great addition for Guests who would like to eat a meal inside the room (Pizza Delivery is available, or you may want to send an adult to pick up “to-go” options from Everything Pop). It is also a nice place to do some work or let the kids do some coloring.
When it is bedtime, the cabinet easily pulls down to reveal a second Queen-size bed. Pluto is already in snoozing.
The Pop Art goes well with the Pop Century theme. Pluto in a Roy Lichtenstein style and the Mickeys are a nod to Warhol.
The space-saving bedside tables have useful shelves, plugs and usb ports. Notice that there is no alarm clock. Disney is phasing out alarm clocks since they find most Guests use their cell phones to check the time.
The “kitchen” area includes a mini fridge (the glass front is a nice touch… you can remember what you have in there without opening the refrigerator. There is also a coffee maker and space for your own items. This a nice space to keep your refillable drink mugs and snacks you might pick up in the parks.
We needed a pack ‘n’ play for our room and it fit fine between the refrigerator area and the room door.
The flat screen television is very large (especially considering the room size) and the fact that it is wall-mounted saves a lot of counter space.
The split bath area has a nice, deep sink but not much counter space. The pocket doors to the shower/toilet room is a smart, space-saving touch.
There is a full bath/shower in these rooms.
The new shower head feels very upscale.
Here is another look at the sink/counter space. There are shelves which do help when organizing your toiletries.
A small area to hang your clothes and a wall-mounted full-size ironing board. The bottom shelves are a great place to contain “shoe clutter.”
Overall, the room renovation at Pop Century really transformed the look and feel of the resort. This is not simply a change of wall paint and comforters – the rooms are completely different.
It is clear that Disney put a lot of thought and effort into maximizing living space in an admittedly small square footage. Disney’s Pop Century Resort is not a place we would recommend if you spend a lot of time in your resort room – but we know you are off enjoying the Parks all day! The rooms are a comfortable place to regroup and refresh before setting out on your daily Disney adventures.
What do you think of the renovated rooms at Disney’s Pop Century Resort?