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Today I will be talking about my experiences staying on the Disney World property. I am a frequent visitor to Disney World but have only stayed at two properties. I have stayed in the Pop Century Resort and the All Star Movies Resort. Let me say if I had to pick between just these two, it would be Pop Century every single time. The All Star Movies unfortunately shares a bus with the three other All Star resorts, which makes going to and from the parks such an incredible hassle. Not only does Pop Century have its own bus system, which for me never has any lines, but if you stay away from the pools, it is very quiet and nice.
Let me explain how I can be such a huge Disney fan and only have stayed in two resorts. When I was little I do not know why my parents decided to stay off property, I’d assume for cost purposes. Once I went down with my own family, since it had been such a long time (I would have to guess around 10 years) since I had been to a Disney park, I stayed at Universal Loews Royal Pacific, since I had recently stayed there. The time, I went back to Disney around a year later, although the Royal Pacific was such a nice hotel, there was nothing separating it from any other, also the fact that I did not want to rent a car and have to drive to and from the hotel, after a long day walking at the parks. I decided I wanted to stay on Disney property and stay in a value resort (obviously for the cheapness) but wanted to stay somewhere that had its own bus system. Back then this was before Art of Animation, so that was not an option. I decided Pop Century was the place for me, it was cheap and had its own bus system, what more could I ask for?
When my Disney Magical Express bus pulled up to the resort, I was in amazement. Since it had been so long since I’d seen a Disney resort, I immediately fell in love with it; everything from the big “Pop” signs in different colors by the bus waiting lines to the large displays of the years outside the front of the main building. I couldn’t think it would get any better, but when I walked into the lobby, I felt like I was home. Now don’t get me wrong, for those who stay in the moderate and high value resorts, you may be rolling your eyes, saying to yourself, “That is nothing compared to our resorts,” but to me it was everything.
This resort has three pools, a small game room, a large food court, tons and tons of rooms, a decent sized gift shop, and a running trail along Hourglass Lake. Although the rooms are not anything to write home about, they do offer Disney décor in the bedding as well as Disney pictures on the walls, and Disney soaps and shampoos. I have stayed in Pop Century a total of only two times, with a third trip coming up this year. If I had to recommend a value resort for couples to stay in I would recommend Pop Century and to ask for a room in the 80’s building near the parking lot or at the end of the 70’s building near Hourglass Lake. You will have tons of peace and quiet, and hardly any running and loud kids to disturb your slumber.
Have a Tiggerific Day!