Disney's Pop Century Resort

1050 Century Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32830, United States | 2 star resort
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This 2 star resort, located in the DisneyWorld/Downtown Disney/Epcot area of Orlando, is near Disney-MGM Studios, International Drive, Richard Petty Driving Experience, and Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Gaylord Palms.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDisney's Pop Century Resort Orlando

    Reviewed by jennpearson

    Fun and close to Disney parks

    Reviewed Jul 8, 2014
    by (7 reviews) Calgary , Canada Flag of Canada

    This hotel was pretty neat with the different decades of pop culture. We remembered our building with the set of elevators behind the big wheel. We were staying the 70's building and it was fun with the giant football men outside the building too. The different buildings had fun pop culture references like the pac-man ghosts on the railings of the buildings, the music records, play-doh, and mr. and mrs. potato heads. The room we stayed in wasn't fancy but it worked well with our party of 4. The toilet and bathtub had a door which was handy so one person could be showering while someone else could be brushing their teeth outside. It was particularly good for me as the only girl in our party so I could change behind the curtain separating the sink with the rest of the room. Because we had rented a car, we didn't have to rely on the hotel shuttle to the various Disney parks but it was very close to the entrance of the Disney World parks and easy to get around.

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    Reviewed by jessnye

    Pop

    Reviewed Mar 1, 2014
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Loved the giant animated figures and the over Disney feel.

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    Reviewed by mouseketeerz

    Quick Stay

    Reviewed Feb 20, 2013
    by (3 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Quick stay at Pop Century before moving to another resort. Out of all the value resorts this one is my favorite. It's not fancy like some of the others (and I've stayed at most of Disney's properties) but it's in a great location. We've always been checked in quickly and efficiently. The buses pick up all the guests at one central location instead of driving to several stops. This means you won't sit at a bus stop to be continually greeted with a full bus! If you are choosing from the other VALUE resorts, I highly recommend Pop Century.

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    Reviewed by jacobandmegan

    Enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed Mar 15, 2011
    by (3 reviews) Belfry , United States Flag of United States

    Great pools and cafeteria! Bus service is convenient!

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Disney's Pop Century Resort Orlando

    Overall a very good value.

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    I just got back from Orlando having stayed 1/27/04 - 2/3/04 and overall had a pleasant stay. The room was small but clean and neat. We had fresh towels and soaps every day, the maid even left extra for us. The front desk and staff in general was very friendly and helpful. I paid $69 for a preferred room and faced the pool on the 4th floor, it is a nice view but can get loud - the pool is open till midnight. The food court success was 50/50, the bakery items were not bad but I had bacon that actually tasted like nothing, can't say that has ever happened before. As for transportation, buses were never a long wait and if they were full you could always wait for the next. All around I would say that it was a good experience and for the price a good value.

    Loved it!!!!!!!!1

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    I just got back and before going I read some of the reviews and I most say that I loved it!! It was everything I hopped for. My wife was a little scared to stay at a value resort but all we did was sleep there.

    Everyone was great and more than happy to help us out. If you are looking to have your feet kissed you have to pay the big bucks. If you are looking to relax this is the place.

    Loud..but kids liked it

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    After reading some of the reviews before leaving on our trip I got a little nervous about the hotel..We went Jan 14 -21... We paid for a "preferred room" and did stay in the 60s but in the very back and with no view... If you are paying for the pref. room make sure they give you a pool view otherwise the really is no point since the 50s and 70s buildings aren't much farther to the food court. My kids LOVED the hotel and it was a great value for what we paid..$55/ night so at that rate we got 2 rooms adjoining and got the rooms by noon the day we checked in. However...at night you feel like you are in a cardboard box because the walls are paper thin and you can hear everything! If your kids are sound sleepers no problem but if not go somewhere else.The buses weren't bad except for the weekend because it got really crowded, but still the wait was never more then 20 min or so. All in all it was an ok hotel, you get what you pay for. (Except at the food court..you pay a lot for nothing special).. next time I think we will try out a moderate hotel.

    Clean, Brand new, Warm pools, Great Service

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    We stayed at the Pop Century at the beginning and end of our Disney cruise vacation. It was to accomadate our flights. We checked in with ease. Very nice, clean, huge, nice people. The luggage assistance is free and is fantastic. You leave your luggage at the entrance and in an hour it is in your room. You don't have to be there. And they'll pick it up from your room and it will be at the entrance the same way. Food wasn't great. Breakfast was pretty good. We learned from our first night to go to downtown disney to eat supper. They have anything from Mc Donalds to Wolfgang Puck's. McDonald's happy meals gives out Disney prizes!!! All transportation in easy and straight forward. Your bus is only for Pop Century. Which means you get direct transportation to your destinations. You can also hop on a bus from Disney World Magic Kingdom and go to another resort to eat. There doesn't seem to be a way to see that you are not a guest there. I suppose you could pack a bag and use their pools. The pools at the Pop where huge and empty. The temp of the water was very warm. We had cool weather and you could still swim. The big wheel and rubix cube and walkman....all really neat. And new!!! New Bath tub...nice. Lots of hot water!!! Cute mickey soaps and shampoo, great disney TV, quiet. During the day everyone is at the theme parks, the resort is empty. Pizza was available for room service at $17.

    Nestle Chocolate milk was in a large bottle and only 1.99$. Overall we loved it. The room was not hhuge but it was fine. Compared to the cruise it was huge. There is a table and 2 chairs. The vanity is outside the bathroom. We booked this through our travel agent with a CAA discount for $69/night. I am sure AAA is the same. Great Value, and where else could you stay for so little and it be so clean!!!!!!!!

    Terrible Waste of Money

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    We went on an impromptu vacation this past weekend. I called and made reservation through 407-W-Disney. They were great. When we got to the hotle, it was a whole different story. They gave me a hard time about a room being availalbe, as they stated they were full. I told them I had a reservation, and they would give me a room here, or at a beeter location for the same price. Well, they quickly found a room for me.

    The parking lot is quite a distance from the rooms. The rooms were supposed to be nonsmoking, but smelled of smoke. We had asked for bed rails for my son and they took a long time in getting there. We decided to buy the tickets for my son at the desk and it took the woman 45 minutes to figure out how to do it, as we wanted to pay cash. We had asked her about character meals and she looked at us like we were crazy. The bus ride to the park was VERY round-a-bout. Driving there the second day took a much shorter time, than riding the bus. The bus was packed and I had people pushing into my family. Very uncomfortable and unsafe. The driver said that he did not care how many people there were on the bus, as long as they were all behind the line. We had to wait over 45 minutes for a bus from the park back to the hotel, There was an extremely long line, and for a while only one bus was running.

    THey finally realized that they needed more buses and sent another one.

    Again, this bus was unsafely over packed. When we got back to our hotel, there were ibprofin tablets laying on the bathroom floor. No one in my family had brought any medication with us. At check out I was treated rudely because I had a $0 balance. In the arcade there was no one willing to help when there was a problem with a game and the items that you had to choose from when redemming your tickets were terrible.

    I would have expected some type of Disney Merchandise or something.

    Ther service and staff in the cafeteria were terrible. They were very unfriendly and not what I would expect of a Disney employee. For the rate we paid, I could have gotten an off site hotel, free breakfast and transportation to the parks. I do not reccommend Pop Century at all.

    Fun & Well Worth the $77

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    My husband and I took our 4 and 6 yr olds to Disney New Year's 2004 and stayed at the new Pop Century Resort for three nights. We were a little skeptical about staying at a "Value" resort; however, once we got there, we were more than pleased. The rooms were very nice and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a spcious room, this is not the place. The rooms are extremely small, but for $77/night on Disney property, it was worth the stay. I wouldn't pay the extra bucks for the Preferred View rooms because there isn't much to see anyway unless you absolutely have to have a view of one of the pools. You'll want to walk the grounds anyway to see the oversized Big Wheel, Duncan Yo-Yo, Mr. Potato Head, Mickey Mouse Phone, Play Doh can, Cell Phone, and Rubiks Cube. Don't forget your camera. All of the buildings have catch phrases from each decade and the property is very colorful. If possible, opt for the Express Check-Out or else you will find yourself standing in a very long line with guests waiting to check-in; the check in/out lines are one in the same. If you buy park tickets when you check-in, beware, your room keys double as your park admission cards. Large gift shop and and interesting display of collectibles from the 50's-90's in the lobby. Shuttle buses to all parks on good intervals. If you prefer to drive your car to the parks, parking is Free!

    Great Value! Perfect for a family on a budget

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    Just got back from a week at the Disney's Pop Century. This hotel located in the heart of the disney complex near the MGM-Studios and only a few minute bus ride from all disney attractions. The rooms, though a little small(then again almost all of disneys hotel rooms are small on the lower end of the price scale) are setup very nicely and are with in walking distance of the food court. The food court is another great part of the Pop Century, it features breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can get just about anything you can think of. Now lets not forget about the giant items throughout the park, such as the big wheels and the fooseball table, just makes things fun. I do have one suggstion if you can do it, go during the off-season. We got on all rides with a little or no wait, caught every bus the first time and ofcourse it is a bit cooler. So for about $100 a night with taxes and such, Pop Century gives you most likely the biggest bang for your buck.

    Great Value

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    Stayed here between Jan. 1 - 4, 2004. This hotel was a great value at $100/night. Central location to all 4 major theme parks. Direct bus transportation to the 4 theme parks - ran every 15 minutes or so.

    Should definitely use the bus service and not drive your car. Saves you a big hassle! Rooms were nice and clean. It's about 5 minutes from a major road (S. International Drive) which has many restaurants, Publix, drug stores, etc.... so you don't have to eat onsite at the hotel.

    Hotel food court is very expensive, but no more than any other resort on the Disney property. You have to realize you are going to be paying high prices for food within the Disney properties. We bought breakfast foods and ate in the room before we left for the parks and we ate dinner out each night off of the property. Three heated pools on property, and an arcade for kids. THe only complaint I'd have is that the only place to get a luggage cart is at the front desk, even though your hotel room might be 400 yards away... they didn't plan that very well. Other than that, it was overall a great place to stay on the Disney grounds.

    Good

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    Pop Century Resort is the newest hotel in Disney. Its in the value range of the hotels there, but in high season its not of great "value". Huge property, nicely built, beautiful pools and buildings. Though I felt the food was very expensive for what it was, meaning they offered a value food court, where you would eat fast food menu´s. The hotel was at capacity and the service is mostly do it yourself. The Check In was easy and Check Out is automatical. I had a car so we didn´t have to wait for the long bus lines. All in All I enjoyed my stay there, rooms are very clean and comfy, the room cleaning service is optimal. I would go again, but in a low season, to get the best value from my money.

    Pop Century Not such a great Value

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    Just spent my Christmas 2003 vacation at this hotel. The hotel is nice in appearance and certainly a good place to take pictures especially outside with all the large oversized icons of each of the decades.

    While the hotel is new there are some problems. Lighting is not good near elevators. Some lights were out at night making it very dark.

    Parking is very very far especially if you are paying for a preferred room at a higher price. We also noticed that some of the landscaping is drying up and in need of water. Room services is mediocre at best. Our room card keys did not work when returning from Magic Kingdom late one night and we had to wait quite some time for someone to open our door.

    We also asked for a refrigirator with our reservation but it was not there when we arrive and had to wait two hours for it to be delivered.

    When I complained about this at checkout the response was that I had to understand that the hotel was at capacity. There was no apology. The hotel has a nice gift shop and cafeteria style food court. Everything is on the expensive side but overall good. Busses are available to take you to all the parks and downtown disney. However they seem to take a longer route than if you are driving and smell bad. Overall the hotel is nice and it is new. The rooms are new and while small are nicely appointed. I would likely come back however it would be during the less expensive season because during the holidays the prices are too high for this type of value hotel.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Disney's Pop Century Resort Orlando

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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    A travel blog entry by jennpearson on Jul 08, 2014

    Magic Bands were an awesome feature going to Disney World. We got our bands upon arrival at Pop Century. My husband and I arrived at the hotel first before my brother and my nephew got there so we were able to get things sorted out with checking in and getting our things. We had done a bit of selection online with our bands like picking what colour …

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