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Hotel overview

From jukeboxes, bowling pins and 8-track tapes, to laptops, cell phones and VCRs, the memorabilia, crazes and catch phrases that defined the 20th century surround you at this resort. Each building is a larger-than-life “time capsule” of pop culture that will take you on a trip down memory lane.


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Daytona Beach, FL, USA (DAB) : 60 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport ( : 30 miles
Sandford, FL, USA Sanford Central Regional (SFD) : 45 miles
Tampa, FL, USA, Tampa International (TPA) : 60 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2003
Last Renovation: 2010
Accessible rooms: 131
All rooms non-smoking: 2880
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 2880


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Hotel advisories

Advisory The resorts are designated smoke free environments. Designated outdoor smoking locations are available.
Advisory Guests dining at Walt Disney World's eateries and are in a group of 6 or more are required to pay a compulsory 18% gratuity charge. Gratuity percentage may change at anytime without prior notification.
Advisory This Disney hotel charges a per room, per day, per vehicle parking fee which will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional parking fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For exact parking rates please contact hotel directly.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Smoking Policy -All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy- Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements -A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy -Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes -Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney
PLAY-DOH™ is a registered trademark of Hasbro© and is used with permission. 2003 Hasbro.

Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 3Maximum child age: 17
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 12778 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spotlessly clean, great location, great value.

    This was our first stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and definitely won’t be our last. While you may think it being a value resort it would be cheap and unpleasant, that couldn’t be further from the truth. This is still up to the standard of Disney. We arrived by taxi and we had to give our name on the way through the main gates and within seconds we arrived in front of the lobby and were greeted by name by a cast member (something I wasn’t expecting from a value resort). Check in there was a small line however there were plenty of staff either behind the desks or with an iPad ready to check you in. Our room wasn’t ready just yet as we checked in before 3pm so we left our bags with guest services which was on the left as you exited the main lobby. We were expecting to have to go and collect these when we returned from the parks that evening, however, they had already been taken up to our room for us which was another pleasant surprise. Our room was 2411 and was located in the 50s block (all blocks are themed to a different century from the 50s right through to the 90s and in the middle of each block is a ginormous statue of something related to that time period whether it be a giant Lady and the Tramp or a giant Baloo). Closest to the lobby is the 60s then it’s the 50s & 70s, then 80s and furthest away is the 90s. While it might look further away from the lobby it is less than a 5min walk and has access to the Bowling Pool. It was also about 5-10min walk to the Skyliner depending whether you go through the resort or along the edge of Hourglass Lake (along the edge we found was the easiest and quickest route, especially if there is a queue for the Skyliner as this is where the queue is routed too). The Skyliner is a MUST. Not even 5mins to Caribbean Beach, which is where you get off and change to go to either Hollywood Studios (another 5mins without stopping) or to Rivieria Resort and EPCOT (between 10-15mins without stopping, if you’re going to EPCOT stay on when you come into he first station as this is Riviera Resort). Skyliner opens from 7:30am but definitely get there earlier as the queue usually starts from approx 7:15am IF there is going to be a queue. The last Skyliner from EPCOT & Hollywood Studios is around 10:30pm (but could change depending on time of year, so check the times at the Skyliner station or by calling resort services). The Skyliner is also accessible. Complimentary Disney buses are also provided to both Animal Kingdom & Magic Kingdom however we used Lyft / Uber to take us to both as the queues for the buses can be a bit manic some days. Housekeeping is offered every other day starting from when you check in. The room was spotlessly clean when we checked in and every time we had housekeeping. Irons are provided in the room. We didn’t eat much in the food court, Everything Pop Shopping & Dining, as we were eating in the park a lot however it looked like they had plenty of choice and you can mobile order to save waiting in any queues. I had the Pancake Bounty Platter Breakfast and it was tasty and hot. This is also where you are able to refill your resort mugs with a selection of soft and hot drinks. Look out for the little grey square button on the drink machines below some of the drink names as this dispenses cold water. There is a water refill outside the toilets in the main lobby and also another soft drinks refill station to the left of Petals Bar that appeared to be available 24/7 as the food court closes at 11pm. Absolutely loved our stay here and we would be back again in a heartbeat!

    Dec 05, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Hotel for Price w/ Multiple modes of Transportation!

    Stayed here for one night to be on the Skyliner! I would definitely say it is the perfect price to be on the skyliner especially if you are just going to spend a lot of time at the parks. Only thing I didn't love is the theme around this hotel I didn't hate all of it just some parts were a bit much for me, but the stay itself was great. If you are looking for a hotel that is still on the cheaper end, but has multiple transportation options this is definitely the way to go and I highly recommend this hotel. Very clean and up to the Disney standard, but still affordable and close to 2 parks and 5+ hotels! I will be doing a longer stay here in 2024 and I am looking forward to it!

    Dec 05, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a good value

    I have been to Walt Disney World many times and I have stayed in all levels of their resorts from Deluxe to Moderate to Value. On a recent trip the week after Thanksgiving, my friend and I stayed in Pop Century in a standard room. For what it cost (almost $200 per night), I did not think it was a good value. The room looks like it was furnished with cheap Ikea furniture and wasn't even very clean. There was mold in the corners of the shower and crud on the sliding door to the bathroom. It also looks very worn for just having been refurbished in the last few years. I understand that this is their "value" resort, but I still expect it to be clean. Plus, you only get housekeeping every other day. Additionally, instead of a duvet, you just get a thin blanket (looks like something from a hospital) and a sheet. There weren't any other blankets in the room and I froze the first night. The second night I asked housekeeping to bring me some extra blankets and it helped a little. Also, the water pressure was terrible. All I wanted after a buy day in the parks was a nice hot shower, and I could barely get wet! The other issue is that the walls are paper thin. You'd better hope that no one is snoring on the other side of the wall, because you will hear everything. It is nice to be in the "Disney Bubble" and on the Skyliner, but that is the only advantage of staying in this hotel. The perks for staying in a Disney hotel have also dwindled - you get to enter the parks 30 minutes early and you get a chance to spend even more money for individual lightning lanes before those staying offsite. With the condition of the room, the lack of housekeeping, and the lack of perks you would be much better staying offsite. The rooms at a Marriott Courtyard are MUCH nicer. I remember when all Disney resorts (even the value) were clean and pleasant. Not anymore. This was not a good value at all!

    Dec 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First Family Trip to Orlando

    Me and my family stayed here for 11 nights and all I can say is wow!. All cast members from cleaners to food court are all so helpful and welcoming, we would definitely recommend and stay here again. Skyliner is a massive plus for this resort and also art of animation which on the other side of the lake. This is classed as a value resort which I think is a bit unfair as the location is perfect, skyliner and the whole theme of the place is why I think of a Disney resort. If want to purchase stuff in the hotel such as alcoholic drinks etc it is on the expensive side but with all the benefits from getting in the park early to skyliner & busses to the parks being free I think it’s a fair trade. All in all we have had an amazing stay here at pop century and as I said would definitely stay here again and recommend.

    Nov 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Return to pop century

    Our 2nd trip to pop after last being here in 2019. We where in 70's block ground floor room overlooking the lake. I found room super convenient short walk to lobby and skyliner. And far enough away from noise at main pool. Rooms are all the same but just think they are fab and for a value it's brilliant. Can't beat the skyliner even though a long line most mornings it would move super quickly. And so quick to get back from Epcot and Hollywood studios it really does beat a bus. The staff are fantastic and we spoke to so many nice people at the resort to. We can't wait for our next trip back to Disney and would not suprise me if we do pop again as we love it.

    Nov 19, 2023