Disney’s Pop Century Resort | Wheelchair Accessible Room

Disney's Pop Century Resort
Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is one our favorite resorts at Walt Disney World. A lot of that comes from nostalgia but it really is a fun resort. We have stayed here four times and enjoyed each and every stay. Well, we didn’t enjoy one but I’ll tell you all about that later.

The rooms at Disney’s Pop Century Resort were recently renovated. Below is a photo of what a typical accessible room looked like before the update. King sized bed, crazy carpet, a poster on the wall, and functional furniture. Not the best but enough space to move around.

Disney's Pop Century Resort

And this is what the room looks like now. It has a much more modern feel which I love. The carpet has been replaced with laminate flooring that is really easy to roll around on.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

The bed is a queen with a night stand on either side with lots of outlets and USB plugs.  The bed was at a good height for me and I could transfer in and out on my own. It is a platform bed but there is some space underneath. I could only get to one side of the bed since the other side is very close to the wall.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

The table folds up and allows you to pull down a queen sized Murphy bed. We didn’t pull it down since we didn’t need it but it looks like a simple process and there are instructions in case you need them.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

There is a nice space near the door to store things like your suitcases plus a coat rack. The dresser below the television has a few drawers and shelves if you want to unpack. But if you're like me you'll just put your suitcase on the luggage rack next to the door. There are also additional outlets on the back of the dresser. Next up is the refrigerator and coffee nook and then a small closet. The closet does have a lower bar if you want to hang anything up.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

The bathroom is now one large room. The sink used to be separate from the shower and the toilet. You can roll under the sink and there is a lot of counter space for storage. There is also a lighted make-up mirror which is really nice.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

The shower is smaller than it used to be but is the same size as the roll in showers I have used at the deluxe resorts. I rolled in, transferred, and then pushed my wheelchair back some and put the shower curtain in front of it so it didn't get wet.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

The shower bench is really nice and I felt very stable. It also folds up. The shower head is adjustable and there are H2O products available. The last bottle is a little hard to reach but I always bring my own products with me. Which reminds me, a little shelf to put them on would have been nice.

I also want to mention that if you are traveling alone or with another wheelchair user you can call the front desk or housekeeping if you need help getting something that is out of reach. The shower head is usually at the top. And when we arrived the ice bucket was out of reach and all of the hangers were on the top bar. But if you travel with a grabber it can help with a lot of that.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Accessible Room

And since you’ve made it this far here’s a story for you. We did have one not so great stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and it was the most recent one. There were several tour groups staying at the resort. They were up at 6:00 am knocking on each others doors and up until after midnight singing in the courtyard.

This was the first time we’ve ever encountered an issue like this. After the second night we asked if there was any way we could be moved to another resort. We didn’t care if we had to pay the difference we just wanted to sleep. The Cast Member at the front desk was really nice and they moved us over to a Little Mermaid room at Disney’s Art of Animation resort.  So while we were bummed we were no longer in an updated room it was nice and quiet over there.

Overall I love the rooms at Pop Century.  The new look is great, the bed was comfy, and I really like the updated bathroom.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment below.

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I loved the room too apart from the sink, I feel the bit in front of the sink was too deep and I had trouble. We also had major trouble with noise and with mouse keeping. We never even thought to ask to be moved because well we spent that much time having to go to front desk and then making reports to security for the police in the end we gave up. - @crafts_for_animals

We have stayed at Pop many times and love it. My biggest issue is the bricks/pavers they use in some of the areas. For me riding in a wheelchair it is super bumpy and sometimes it hurts! Last time, we stayed in the building behind the Mickey telephone and I will now request this building every time! It is a flat surface, no bumpy brickwork! - @molly86

I found the doors, both room and bathroom, were super heavy and tough to use. I also have the same complaint about the sink area, it was so far back! - @jillpantozzi

 

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17 Comments

  1. Karen Lillis

    I am very tall and can use a walker in the room, power chair outside. The beds are ADA height for wheel chair use, about 20″ high. I need to take equipment to help me get up from the bed. I wanted to add this comment in case you have not experienced an ADA height bed. Also there is no bar in the shower by the entrance. I have to take my walker into the shower in order to safely get to the bench.

  2. Laura Mutchler

    Have all the rooms been updated at Pop Century? Do you remember which building you stayed in with the above pictures?? Wanted to request this one 😉 Was it standard or preferred?

    • Karen Lillis

      I have stayed in 3 updated room at Pop Century in the past 4 months and they all look just like the one in the picture.

  3. Marie

    Does PoP Century charge more for accessible room order a standard room?
    (When I tried to leave a comment, I just wrote PoP. I used to work Disney, so used to just calling it Pop in stead of Pop Century, yet because I dropped the ‘Century’ part, I got a ‘ forbidden message. Why is that? )

    • Melissa

      In my experience they don’t charge any more for an accessible room. But if all the standard accessible rooms have been booked you may end up paying more to book a pool view or premium room that is accessible. Not sure about the forbidden message part. Sorry about that!

  4. Jackie

    Is there a push button to open the door?

    • Melissa

      There isn’t. The only resorts I’ve come across a push button are the deluxe resorts.

  5. Beth West

    We have been to Disney every year since 2008 and we are DVC members. It’s a great place to vacation for the handicapped. I am in a wheelchair. There are a few things we’ve encountered like the bed heights are too high and I’ve mentioned it several time and they still have not made any changes. Also, be sure when you are staying at a large resort that you request a room near your bus stop and near the main check in. It’s a long way to go with luggage etc when you are checking out! Have a great time!! We sure do!

  6. Patricia Slevin

    Does the value resorts have coffee available anywhere?

    • Stephanie P.

      You would have to go to the main building for coffee, there are no coffee makers in the rooms.

    • Marie

      In the newly refurbished rooms, there are coffee pots at All Star Movies.

    • Karen Lillis

      Pop Century has a coffee maker with coffee, tea and cups in the room.

  7. Angie

    I just watched the video and it answered my question. Thanks

  8. Angie

    My family & I are going to Disney for the first time since my husbands accident. We have been several times before. This will actually be our first trip of any kind since he has been in a chair. I was wondering if the toilet was lowered? Thanks for all of the info. it has really helped us!

  9. Great write up. Very happy about the refrigerator! I also like that Disney thought about it and made sure you could access each side of the bed. You are right. Sleeping on your side makes all the difference in the world.

  10. Hartdonna93

    My family stayed at the Pop Century in January 2012, although we didn’t stay in a handicap room I was impressed with the room we did stay in. We had 2 double beds & still plenty of room for our luggage & I had a refrigerator rented for the week. I loved the Mickey carpet & bedspreads. Overall a great experience at the Pop.

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