By Nick

Through the years, my wife Barbie and I have stayed at several of the Value Resorts in Walt Disney World, starting with Pop Century for the first time in 2007, and several times after that.

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Each of the resort’s buildings is themed to the centuries, starting in the 1950s, and continuing through the 1990s, and each features large icons appropriate to that time period.

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The main building is called Classic Hall, and it’s here that you’ll find Check In as well as Everything Pop, the gift shop and food court.

The food at Everything Pop is really good, and every time we’ve stayed there, we’ve made sure to have at least one dinner there.

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Classic Hall has several really great showcases that have really great memorabilia from the various decades represented. You could spend a good amount of time just perusing these.

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All of our experiences at Pop have been positive. The rooms are small, but as there is just 2 of us, that really isn’t an issue. We’ve also never had a problem with noise, but we’ve only stayed during slower times of year.

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We stayed one night in at All Star Movies, and that was also a good experience.

The movie theme begins as soon as you enter the lobby with a Hollywood mural behind check in, and “Hall of Fame” displays throughout.

The World Premier Food Court located just off the main lobby.

The food court has a movie marquee theme, with different “theaters” having a variety of food options.

We chose our lunch selections from the Majestic menu, and, no lie, the food was great!

Barbie had the Hot Italian Sandwich with the cucumber salad, and I had a meatball sub.

The shop, Donald’s Double Feature, also located off the main lobby.

We stayed in the The Mighty Ducks section, which is located on the far end of the resort property. The map makes it look much further away than it really is!

The area is decorated with a hockey theme. If you aren’t familiar, Mickey Ducks is a 1992 Walt Disney Pictures movie about a hockey team, which actually led to a real-life version of the Mighty Ducks, a National Hockey League expansion franchise!

The Duck Pond Pool is themed to an ice hockey rink.

The room was small, but clean. There isn’t much themeing besides the poster.

 

Like Pop, we had been warned that the resort could be very noisy, and the walls are thin. We didn’t experience any issues, but that could have been because we were very near an end room, and again, it was a slower time of year.

Another section is themed around 101 Dalmations.

Don’t miss a cute photo op with the TV loving Lucky the pup.

The main pool is located in the Fantasia section, and is appropriately themed with Sorcerer Mickey.

A photo op with Daisy and Donald is tucked away back in here.

Behind Fantasia, is the Love Bug area.

Last but not least, the Toy Story section.

As you head towards Andy’s bedroom door, stop for a photo with RC Car.

Then enter Andy’s room!

It’s a very cute resort, and it’s great for a family on a budget, but we would spend a little extra and choose Pop Century over the All Stars.

Our favorite value, however, is Art of Animation, please stop back for a look at that resort in a future post, and to hear more on Pop and All Stars, please listen to Episode 20 of The Disney Exchange.