Over the years, we’ve stayed at Disney’s Pop Century more times than I can count. It’s our go-to resort when it comes to budget-friendly accommodations. I noticed that the rooms had been freshly painted on our last stay. So, I felt it was time to put together a fresh room tour.
Below, we’ll preview photos of the rooms at Disney’s Pop Century. When you secure a room at Pop Century, it’s essential to note that all rooms have the same layout and design. A few room upgrades are available, consisting of location and views. In some instances, you might consider a preferred room based on location.
But we don’t recommend upgrading to a better room view at any value resort. Since the rooms open to an exterior like a motel, you won’t have a private balcony where you can sit and take in the view. Instead, you’ll have a walkway immediately outside the door and window that other guests will walk past on the way to and from their rooms. Most guests keep their curtains closed for privacy.
We received a text with our room assignment shortly after arriving at Pop Century. Our room was number 3142 in building three of the 50s section of the resort. While this wasn’t a preferred room, we were within a few steps of a preferred resort section.
For reference, preferred rooms at Pop Century are in the following locations:
- 50’s section of the resort (select rooms in buildings 1 and 3)
- 60’s sections of the resort (select rooms in buildings 4 and 5)
- 70’s section of the resort (select rooms in buildings 6 and 10)
Below is a photo of the walkway outside our room. We were only a short walk from the Disney Skyliner station. Classic Hall, the resort’s lobby, was a short walk in the opposite direction. During our stays at Pop Century, we’ve almost always received a room assignment in the 90s, except for one short trip where we received a room in the 70s.
Since this room was a few doors down from preferred rooms, I could tell a significant difference from our previous stays. Not only that, but it rained every day of our stay, which allowed me to experience the benefit of having a preferred room even more than usual.
When we arrived back at the resort from the Skyliner or bus in the rain, we could return to our room quicker than we had stayed in a standard room location. Usually, I wouldn’t mind the extra steps. But with steady rain, it was a noticeable difference.
When we got to the room, I was delighted to see it had recently been refreshed. These rooms initially debuted in 2017. Since I walk through the resorts several times a year, I knew some of the rooms had been closed off recently. We received a room with fresh paint and minimal signs of wear and tear.
Pop Century is a significantly sized resort with approximately 2880 rooms. The room layout consists of a regular and pull-down queen-size bed that doubles as a table and chairs when the bed is not in use. Rooms at Disney’s Pop Century are approximately 260 square feet.
Here’s a closer look at the table with two chairs. When you pull the bed down from the wall, the table folds underneath the bed. We usually move the two chairs to the front corner of the room.
The bed slowly lowers as you pull the handles.
Here is a photo of the folded bed.
Both the beds are platform-style with queen-size mattresses. We find the beds comfortable and similar to what you would expect in any standard hotel room.
The artwork above each bed adds a touch of Disney charm.
Pluto has fallen fast asleep with sweet dreams of dog bones.
This cute piece over the regular bed shows the colorful faces of Mickey Mouse. Light fixtures are attached to each end.
You can use the light switch over your nightstand to turn the lights off or on.
Each side of the bed has a built-in nightstand with a cubby-hole compartment for storage. A couple of outlets and USB ports sit above the stand.
Here is the stand between the Murphy bed and the regular bed.
You’ll find another stand with the Hey Disney! device on the opposite side of the pull-down bed. A brochure is available to help you get started if you desire. We always unplug ours and stick it out of the way.
Here is another photo of the table bed. We usually leave the bed pulled down for most of our trip if we’re using both beds. However, if we only need one bed, I use the table as a desk or for dining.
Pop Century’s rooms have solid surface flooring. You can also store luggage underneath the regular bed. I have a reasonably large suitcase that fits perfectly underneath the bed.
Toward the front corner of the room, you’ll find the room’s adjustable thermostat and a stand with a couple of amenities. We stayed during a time when we needed to run the heat at night and the air-conditioning during the day. I always like to note that if you get to the room and it’s freezing, turn the air conditioner off rather than adjust the temperature. It won’t take long for the room to warm up. If you turn the thermostat up, the heat will kick on, and you’ll likely be more toasty than desired within a couple of minutes.
We had an ice bucket and a couple of disposable cups. Ice machines are available near the elevators in each building. Each building at Pop Century has elevators in the center and stairs on each end.
We had a Cuisinart individual cup coffee maker and several accompaniments.
Here is a photo of the beverage cooler. Some people refer to these coolers as mini-refrigerators. However, they are only designed to keep a few beverages chilled. They have a warning that says not to use them for perishable items.
Here, we have a dresser with counter space and a flat-screen television hanging on the wall.
The dresser has ample storage space.
Two sets of USB ports and outlets are built into the back of the dresser.
You’ll find an in-room safe and several storage shelves inside the doors.
A few hooks are available on the wall for hanging jackets or other personal items.
A sliding door separates the room from the vanity area. This space has plenty of built-ins that allow room for storage. We usually hang a few items in the closet and store our shoes on the shelves underneath.
Since this is a value resort, the baths only have one sink and minimal counter space. But with the ledge over the sink and other compartments, we always find plenty of space to store personal items.
A cabinet holds a hair dryer and an iron. An ironing board hangs nearby on the wall.
A sliding pocket door separates the water closet. Each room has a bathtub with a shower combination and glass doors.
We had excellent water pressure. But that’s never been an issue at any of the Disney Hotels. We probably all need a power wash after a long day in the theme parks. The detachable showerhead is also a nice touch when bathing children and rinsing hair.
Built-in toiletries include shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Disney has begun removing the former H20 label, but the products have remained the same since Disney purchased the recipe for continued use in their hotels and ships.
We have a video room tour if you want a different room perspective.
Final Thoughts on the Rooms at Pop Century
Overall, we prefer the rooms at Pop Century regarding the value resorts. They are the primary reason we rank the resort as the best value resort at Disney World. Of course, the price and access to the Disney Skyliner are two other significant factors for staying here.
For more information about Disney’s Pop Century Resort, you might enjoy one of the following:
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort Review
- The Pools at Disney’s Pop Century
- Pop Century Transportation Options with Tips
- Everything Pop Food Court Review
- Laundry Options at Disney’s Pop Century
If you would like to compare value resort rooms, we have the following room tours:
- The Little Mermaid Rooms at Art of Animation
- All-Star Movies Room Photos and Layout
- All-Star Music Room Photos
What Do You Think?
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