Disney's Pop Century Resort
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One spoiled child! We were off Saturday morning down to Orlando for another installment of Walt Disney World to celebrate Hayley's 11th Birthday. Not to get into the specifics...but she is grounded and if it hadn't been for the non-refundable payment at Disney's Pop Century Resort, we may not have been going!
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For our Spring Break we flew to Orlando and visited Walt Disney World. We visited all four theme parks and one water park. We met many characters and Megan even got to compete (and made it through several rounds) of the American Idol Experience! We stayed at Disney's Pop Century resort and enjoyed the Hippie Dippie Pool!
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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Great pools and cafeteria! Bus service is convenient!
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Overall a very good value.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.