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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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