The pools at Disney’s Pop Century Resort are a fun place to take a dip on your Walt Disney World vacation. This Disney value resort boasts three pools: the Hippy Dippy Pool, the Bowling Pool, and the Computer Pool.
In this article, we’ll look at each of the Pop Century Pools. Additionally, we’ll preview the kiddie pool, nearby laundry facilities, and the Petals Pool Bar.
Pop Century Pools
Each pool at Pop Century has a unique charm and is themed to one of the decades represented at the resort. Pop Century has 11 buildings that represent decades between the 1950s and the 1990s.
The pools at Pop Century are located in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1990s. Each section of the resort has a pool that’s within short walking distance.
Hippy Dippy Pool
The Hippy Dippy Pool is the resort’s feature pool with over 235,613 gallons. This pool is flower-shaped with fun water spray elements.
Located in the 60s section, the Hippy Dippy Pool is positioned directly behind Classic Hall. For reference, Classic Hall is the name of the lobby and the central hub of the resort.
When you walk out of the back entrance of Classic Hall, the resort’s feature pool area is directly ahead of you.
All of the rooms surrounding the pool are considered a preferred location. These rooms are the closest to the lobby and bus stop. Additionally, a Disney Skyliner station sits nearby on the opposite side.
Related: Disney Skyliner Travel Times
Posted hours for the pools at Pop Century were between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. during this visit. However, pool hours can fluctuate throughout the year, so make sure to check the hours posted during your stay.
Hippy Dippy is a pretty pool, especially at sunset.
Several lounge chairs and tables with chairs are available on the pool deck.
A few pool rules are posted. The Hippy Dippy Pool has a maximum depth of 4’9″.
While it might not appear that way in these photos, this pool can get rather crowded.
But that’s the case with every feature pool at Disney World when the weather is hot.
At the back of the Hippy Dippy Pool, a kiddie pool sits inside a separately fenced area.
It’s more of a splash pad, but it’s perfect for small children.
In the evenings, this is where you’ll come to watch Disney’s Movies Under the Stars. Cast Members blow up this large projection screen and create a bit of an outdoor theater with lounge chairs.
There should be a recreation schedule near the pool area. I recommend snapping a photo of it after your arrival.
Below is the schedule for last December. This particular week, they were showing movies nightly at 7:30 p.m.
I was slightly baffled to see Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas on the list. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but it’s pretty terrible.
If for some reason, you don’t care for what’s playing, you can always walk over to Art of Animation’s pool and watch their movie. Just stay straight on the bridge past the Skyliner.
Additionally, cast members conduct poolside activities in the afternoons at the Hippy Dippy Pool. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome.
The cast members do an excellent job of getting children to participate. Some of the games include Disney trivia. You might be surprised at how much your children know.
Petals, the resort’s pool bar, sits toward the front of the pool.
Petals serves a variety of mocktails, cocktails, and other beverages.
I don’t drink beer, but it looked like there were plenty of options.
Unfortunately, you won’t find much along the lines of food at the pool bar. However, you’re only a few steps away from the Everything Pop Food Court. Therefore, you can quickly mobile order a meal, walk inside to pick it up, and bring it back out to the pool.
Related: Pop Century Food Court
On the backside of Petals, you’ll find the pool’s restroom, and there’s a large laundry facility.
Pop Century has two leisure pools. Some people refer to these secondary pools as quiet pools. However, most of the pools at the value resorts are usually busy on warmer days.
The Bowling Pool was open between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on this visit. It is located on the 50s side of the resort.
Another thing to note, most of the quiet pools at the moderate and deluxe resorts are not monitored by a lifeguard. However, all of Pop Century and Art of Animation pools have a lifeguard.
So that’s why the quiet pools at Pop Century have posted hours. Most quiet pools do not have hours posted.
Like its name, this pool is shaped like a bowling pin.
To the side of the Bowling Pool, there’s a set of restrooms and a laundry room. Note the cute theming designed to look like shoe cubbies with bowling shoes.
Lastly, we have the Computer Pool in the 90s section on the opposite side of the resort.
This pool has a large rectangular shape that looks like a computer screen. The keyboard portion is printed on the concrete in front of it.
A large laptop sits behind the pool area.
Pool hours were the same as the rest of the resort’s pools.
We’ve stayed in this section of the resort on several occasions. The entire area is a lot of fun.
There are a couple of tabletop games out around the pool deck.
Additionally, towels are provided at every pool. So you don’t have to worry about packing one. Just don’t forget the swimsuit.
If you do forget, it could mean a very expensive trip to the gift shop at Pop Century.
And like the other pools, there’s a restroom with a separate laundry facility behind the pool.
Here is a look inside the laundry room.
Final Thoughts on Pop Century Pools
The pools at Disney’s Pop Century Resort are all fun, no matter which one you choose for a swim. In the past, we’ve hung out at the 90s pool while doing a little laundry.
And on other visits, we’ve walked down to the Hippy Dippy Pool to enjoy the extra activities. For some reason, we nearly always get placed in the 90s when we stay here.
And we’ve stayed here more than a few times over the years. Pop Century is my favorite of the value resorts.
Related: Pop Century Resort Review
Hopefully, this article provided you with a good overview of the pools at Pop Century. For more information, all of our articles for Pop Century are listed here.
Additionally, you might enjoy these individual articles:
- Art of Animation Resort Review
- Pop Century vs Art of Animation
- Best Pools at Disney World
- Benefits of Staying at a Disney World Resort
In the comments: Do you enjoy spending time at the pools when you visit Disney World? What do you think of the pools at Pop Century?