When choosing a Disney resort there is a lot to consider. For many people, the most important factor is price. Disney resorts can range from $95- $500+ per night. The factors that cause such a huge variation in price include location, amenities, and restaurants. If you are looking at going to Disney on a budget, in my opinion Pop Century is the best value.
Pop Century resort is located closest to Epcot. The theme of the resort spans the time between 1950 and 1990. This Pop Culture theme is evident in all the surroundings, from the buildings to the pool.
Pop Century resort has three pools. The largest of the three is Hippy Dippy Pool which features flower-shaped water jets. Nearby is also a kiddie pool area with a pop-jet water fountain. While the pool lacks a slide (that only Moderate & Deluxe resorts feature) it has plenty of room to move about with ample poolside seating and a full service bar.
There are no table service restaurants at Pop Century, but they do have a 7-station food court with plenty of seating. It is located just beyond the Pop Century gift shop.
The food in the the Pop Century Quick Service restaurant is fine in terms of quick service dining, but here is one reason why I think Pop Century is the best value… you can walk across a short bridge over to Art of Animation resort which has the top quick service restaurant of all the value resorts! The walk is easy and the food there is as good as it gets for value resorts.
Something else that is really neat about Pop Century is that you can watch Epcot’s fireworks from the parking lot! It is a pretty awesome view and you don’t have to get caught in the traffic coming out of the park.
Overall, I really do like Pop Century and enjoyed my stay. Everything was convenient and loved the fact that we could take an easy walk over to Art of Animation. We even rented a quad bike (just across the bridge) to ride around Art of Animation grounds. Because of this, I believe that Pop Century is the best value for a family traveling to Disney on a budget.
Have you stayed at Pop Century Resort? What did you think?