Welcome to PopCentury.co.uk – The unofficial hub for info and media from Disney’s Pop Century Resort, based at Disneyworld Resort Orlando, Florida.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a resort at the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida. It is one of four hotels that make up the “value resort” group, along with the Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.
The hotel is themed around different decades in American pop culture. Much like the other resorts within the value category, there are giant versions of various items built around the hotel. Each themed area features motel-style buildings adorned in gigantic (3 meters+) phrases and iconography of the particular decade being represented.
The resort has 2,880 rooms in ten separate buildings, three pool areas, and one central area that houses the front desk, gift shop, arcade and food court. The buildings are four story versions of the three story All-Star Resort buildings.
The Classic Years, opened on December 14th 2003 & The Legendary year was never finished. The legendary years will now be the site for a new family suites resort named ‘Art of Animation’.
As of 2010, the “Legendary Hall” building and a few of the units have been constructed but are not finished. The buildings can be seen on the right hand side of the entrance to Pop Century. Initially the completed resort was to have an additional 2,880 rooms on the “Legendary” side, configured identically to the “Classic” side. Now this site will be used for a new resort Art of Animation Resort. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will feature 1,120 suites with room for as many as six people each and another 864 traditional hotel rooms, with a design theme based on four of the company’s most popular animated movies. (The Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo, and the Little Mermaid)
The parking lot for the Legendary Years section was completed during the earlier phase of construction, and occasionally is used as overflow parking for Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. This will now be used for the new resort due to open in 2012.