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Janet B 11-13-2013 03:34 PM

POP Century~Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #9~November 2013
 

Welcome newcomers, regulars, and lurkers to the Pop Century FAQ Thread – it is undeniably the grooviest and hippest FAQ thread around! It’s totally awesome …and that ain’t no jive!

So …. Got questions?? That’s cool…. We keep it real here… AND give you the scoop on “Everything” at POP!!!



A *HALF* CENTURY OVERVIEW

To those of you not aware of what the Disney’s Pop Century Resort is all about – the resort is a celebration of the second half of the 20th century's American pop culture. The resort's larger-than-life figures preserve the toys, fads, dance crazes, and catch phrases from the 1950’s through the 1990’s and remind us how we lived, played, and communicated. It is a trip down memory lane – figuratively and literally – as one can take a stroll on Pop’s Memory Lane – and read about highlights about fads and significant events that took place during these decades.

The Pop Century Resort was originally planned to be two separate resort areas, featuring the Legendary Years (1910s-1940s) and the Classic Years (1950s-1990s), connected via the Generation Gap Bridge, over Hourglass Lake. However, in May 2010, it was decided that the unfinished Legendary Years resort would become a new value resort, named Disney's Art of Animation. Opening in June 2012, the resort offers family suites themed after the Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo and standard rooms themed after The Little Mermaid
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Are you psyched yet ?? Can you dig it??? POP’s radical ... colorful … sensational…and way, WAY out there ... Fer shure!


"RIGHT-ON" POP FACTS :thumbsup2


Resort: Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Address: 1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830
Tel: 407.938.4000
Fax: 407.938.4039
Official Website: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/res...entury-resort/
Category: Value
Opening Date: December 14, 2003
Rooms: 2,880; 260 square feet
Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
Check-out Time: 11:00 am



RESERVATIONS

To make room reservations: 407.934.7639 (407-WDISNEY), TTY Reservations at 407.939.7670, online at www.disneyworld.com or with your travel agent.

For any general room request (view, room location, connecting rooms, etc.) please add this when making your reservation. Remember to limit your room requests to 3, with the most important request listed first. (Disney no longer encourages room requests via fax.) However, there has been a fluctuation on this issue throughout the resorts. If you would like to send a fax, please keep in mind to do so no sooner than 10 days prior to arrival or later than 4 days prior to arrival.

Medical/Special Needs: If someone in your party has a medical or special need, please mention this to the cast member when making your reservation. For those guests with hearing impairments, Pop offers TTY phones, visual signals for fire alarms, phones, wake up alarms, and door knocks. There is also a bed shaker accessory. These items are available for use at no cost.

Check-in time is officially 3:00 pm; however, you can check in at any time to receive your packet and park tickets. If your room is not available, you can request a call to inform you when your room is ready.



How many times have you heard (or uttered) the classic phrase “are we there yet?” Thankfully, at POP Century, it’s an indication that the POPular destination lies just ahead …..:)



*** Retro road side signs greet you upon arrival at POP Century. ***
[Pictures by Pas130]



A *CLASSIC* OVERVIEW

Classic Hall is the name of the main building and houses the front desk/lobby, the Fast Forward arcade, and "Everything POP”, which combines the dining and shopping areas.

Check In Area
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Lobby View
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Everything POP
The Food court features a bakery/ice cream station, grill, pizza and pasta sections and a Grab-N-Go Market. There are three drink stations, plenty of tables and TVs to entertain the kids while dining.

The merchandising/shopping area contains clothing, hats, stuffed toys, jewelry, pins, picture frames, autograph books, etc. A selection of personal care and sundries items are available for purchase, i.e. pain relievers, Pepto Bismol, diapers, sunscreen, band-aids, deodorant, detergent, etc.



Janet B 11-13-2013 03:35 PM

POP FAQ Thread (Guest Rooms)
 
ROOMS CLASSIC YEARS 1950s TO 1990s

Rooms were refurbished in 2010, with the same décor with the exception of the artwork which depicts the decade of the room.

General Room Description: Rooms contain either a king bed (2 nightstands) or two double beds (1 nightstand); table & two chairs, entertainment dresser/center, small refrigerator in unit, flat screen TV, privacy curtain between the sink area/bedroom, one sink (outside the bathroom), luggage rack, iron, ironing board and hair dryer.

General Room Information:
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Beds are on permanent pedestals and are not moveable (handicap accessible rooms are the exception)
  • A twin mattress can fit in the room (but not between the two double beds)
  • Pack and Plays are available upon request
  • Ice buckets and disposable plastic cups are provided in guest rooms
  • No countertop-like appliances are allowed in guest rooms as these are against hotel safety policies; small personal coffeemakers are permitted.
  • No ceiling fans in rooms
  • H20 brand shampoo/conditioner combo as well as facial and bath soap bars are provided; there is no lotion or shower gel
  • Bathtubs do not have non-slip appliqués on the bottom of the tub nor non-slip mats
  • A small safe is located in the wall near the vanity and measures approximately 4" deep x 12" wide x 14" tall. If a larger space is required, Guest Services in the lobby of Classic Hall will be able to assist you.
  • Wake up calls are available by pressing the wake-up call button on the room phone and following the directions.
  • The alarm clock/radio has an MP3 player hookup (speaker use only; it does not charge up your MP3 player), and aslo offers a white noise machine function.
  • Voicemail is available on the room phone; a blinking red light will indicate messages
  • Complimentary wireless internet access


King Bed Rooms accommodate up to 2 people, plus one portable crib for an infant (defined as a child under 3). This category has a total of 144 rooms; of which 63 are Handicap Accessible. All floors have regular and handicap accessible King rooms; however the 4th floor King rooms are only HC.

Double/Double Bed Rooms feature two double beds and accommodate up to 4 adults/children plus one portable crib for an infant. Note: there is an additional charge for a third and fourth adult (over 17) in the same room. This category has a total of 2,621 rooms; of which 115 are Handicap Accessible.

Fully Handicap Accessible Rooms have roll-in showers in the bathroom (no bathtub).

Although not always guaranteed, connecting rooms are available by request; guests should mention this when making reservations.

This map shows the locations of connecting, handicap accessible and king bed rooms (thanks to DISer ChairborneRangr)

Best Hourglass Lake views: Buildings #3, #4, #5, #6
Quieter rooms: Generally, lakeside views and 3rd and 4th floors of any building are quieter
Illuminations Views: The very top of the Epcot Illumination fireworks can be seen from the lakeside upper floors, 50s buildings 2,3, and 60s building 4.



The Buildings: 10 T-shaped themed lodges; 4 floors each

1950s: Buildings #1 (Lady), #2 (Jukebox), #3 (Tramp); Bowling Pin stairs
1960s: Buildings #4 (Play-Doh), #5 (Mowgli & Baloo); Duncan Yo-Yo stairs
1970s: Buildings #6 (Mickey Phone), #10 (Big Wheel); 8-track tape stairs
1980s: Buildings #7 (Roger Rabbit), #9 (Sony Walkman); Rubik's Cube stairs
1990s: Building #8 (Lap Top Computer); cell phone stairs




ROOM CATEGORIES & RATES

Beginning in 2012, there are four room booking categories: Standard, Standard Pool View, Preferred, and Preferred Pool View. The Pool View categories are offered in: 50s, 80s, and 90s areas (Standard Pool View); and 60s (Preferred Pool View). Preferred is available in selected areas in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and Standard is offered throughout the resort. The updated map shows the preferred; standard and preferred pool view categories based on past knowledge and approximation of the areas in which these categories will apply. Refer to Pop Century 2012 Map.

Standard can refer to a parking lot, lake view, courtyard and are typically a little further from Classic Hall. Preferred refers to the location of the room; they do not refer to views, size, or amenities. These rooms are in buildings generally closest to Classic Hall.

Using the Standard View rates as a measure, generally:
  • Standard Pool View is approx $7 additional/night
  • Preferred View is approx $17 additional/night
  • Preferred Pool View is approx $25 additional/night

Rates: Mousesavers.com does a terrific job of compiling the rates by seasons and categories, click to see non-discounted rates for 2014 and for 2015

Janet B 11-13-2013 03:36 PM

POP FAQ Thread (Good Eats & More)
 
DIG IN & CHOW DOWN!! GOOD EATS & SWEETS & DRINKS, Too

Pop Food Court: Accepts Disney Dining Plan (Quick Service/Snack)
Provides B/L/D/Snacks; located in Everything POP in Classic Hall

Open 6:00 am Midnight
Breakfast served 6:00 am 11:00 am
From 11:00 pm to Midnight, mostly snacks are available

***NEW MENU as of May 2013..... It's been sliced, diced, and seasoned....check out all the new offerings and details in this links

POP Century Menu as of 5/13 :cool1:

Pop Century Breakfast Menu as of 5/13 ::yes::

For Menus, see also DISboards Dining/Menu and AllEars.Net Breakfast, and AllEars.Net lunch/dinner/snack [note: Allears displays the menu as of Oct 2012] and theMouseforless L&D
and themouseforless BK
  • Condiments in the Food Court include jelly, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, sugar, artificial sweetener (Splenda & Equal), etc.
  • Sugar-free pancake syrup is available.
  • Pizza delivery is available from 4:00 pm Midnight (18% service fee plus $1 delivery fee will be applied to room charges)
  • For pizza delivery menu, check DISboards Pizza delivery and AllEars.Net Pizza delivery
  • Dont miss out on the tie-dye cheesecake!
  • If choosing a sundae as dessert, guests have an option of returning (up to one hour after receiving their meal) to pick up the sundae. Please inform the CM at check out.
  • Alcohol: Available for purchase in one of the Food Court's coolers are bottles of chilled wine and beer. Some bottled hard liquor can be bought in the Everything Pop gift shop (in addition beverages are available for purchase at Petals Bar.)
  • Soy milk (vanilla/chocolate flavors) is available for purchase
  • Small cartons (8 oz) of regular cow's milk and chocolate milk are available for purchase
  • Milk (regular cow's milk) is available in 1/2 gallon size (whole & 1%) for $2.99 (as of 8/2012)
  • Coffee creamer dispenser is near the soda fountains
  • Hot water dispenser is in the Food Court
  • An industrial toaster is available in the Food Court (the type that the food moves through the appliance)
  • Microwave oven is available in Food Court

Many food items are available for purchase (fruit, veggies, cookies/desserts, snacks, beverages, etc.). Check out these great posts on food choices/pricing from DISer chocovrdmicears, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Thanks chocovrdmicears!

Refillable "Rapid Fill" 16 oz mugs
Disney has converted over to the "Rapid Fill" mug program. The price of the Rapid Fill mugs depends on how long it is to be used. There are four time options for purchase: 1 day ($8.99), 2 days ($11.99), 3 days (14.99), or a Length Of Stay option (17.99) which is good for any amount of time from 7 days up to 14 days. The Rapid Fill mugs will work at the resort of purchase, as well as any resort that has Rapid Fill enabled.

The mugs must be placed flat on the stand below the soda dispenser to allow the machine to read the RFID chip inside the mug. Once connected, the soda machine will allow you to fill up. Unlimited refills include Coke products: Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Sprite Zero), Fruit Punch Powerade, Minute Maid Light lemonade (there is no lemonade available that doesn't contain artificial sweetener), coffee, tea.

Currently, the coffee, tea, and hot water machines are not affected by Rapid Fill and continue to work as normal.

Celebration Cakes
Six inch cakes are decorated with flowers and personalization; Disney decorations are available on larger cakes. Ask for current prices.

Fresh vanilla cake with vanilla frosting (topped with a Mickey picture) is available in the Food Court.

Fresh chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is available but requires pre-planning. Call the Food Court Head Chef in advance of arrival, place an order with a credit card; your cake will be available for pick up at the Pop bakery. TIP: Check with the Pop's Head Chef upon arrival to ensure your order will be ready for you. The POP Cake Hotline is 407-938-3070. Check out the DISboards' Birthday/Anniversary Cake Thread for some other suggestions and details.

Thirsty for something different?? Check out Petals Poolside Bar, located outside in 60s courtyard near the Hippy Dippy Pool; drink menu

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Chill Out At POP's POOLS

Pop Century offers three pools, which are located in the 50s, 60s, and 80s/90s areas. None of the regular pools feature zero entry; however, the edges are shallow, getting gradually deeper towards center, but no deeper than 4 9".

The Kids Wading Pool, a splash & play area, offers zero entry and is located by the Hippy Dippy Pool.

The Hippy Dippy Pool, is the featured pool located in the 60s courtyard and closest to Classic Hall. There are four flower shower spray fountains facing into the pool. This pool has an entrance with gradual steps/railing to assist those with special needs.

The Computer Pool is located in the 80s and 90s courtyard and the Bowling Pin Pool is located in the 50s courtyard.

Life vests are located in a bin near all pools and available for use at no cost. Pool inflatables and noodles are allowed; Everything Pop has a few items for purchase such as goggles, noodles, etc.
  • All pools are heated
  • There are no pool slides / Jacuzzis / hot tubs
  • Towels are not provided at the pool
  • No diving in any pool is permitted
  • All diaper-age children are required to wear plastic pants or swim diapers. These can be purchased at any of the gift shops on property.
Lifeguard hours are typically from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. (check the board)



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A view from Building 7 looking down at the 90s computer pool; note the giant keyboard to the left
(picture thanks to DISer EpcotBill)
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A close up view of the 90s pool, note the disks to the left.


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SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL (and other fun happenings)

Poolside Activities are held daily at the Hippy Dippy Pool and are subject to change. Ask for an activities sheet upon check-in for the latest up-to-date information (games, movies, etc.).

Looking to have some fun?? Check out these cool happenings around POP ...
  • Do "The Twist in the Food Court at 8:00 am (thanks DISer Jenseib)
  • In the afternoon by the huge Big Wheel, Cast Members get out Big Wheels for the kids to ride (check times)
  • Near Petals, the lifeguards get out the hula hoops in the afternoon (check times).
  • Do The Hustle in Classic Hall and Food Court at 6:00 pm
  • A parade in Classic Hall for the kids is held daily between 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Outdoor Twister can be played in the 70s courtyard on the end closest to Classic Hall (see picture below)
  • Near the entrance of Classic Hall, there is sidewalk chalk and hula hoops available to use
  • Fast Forward Arcade is in Classic Hall. All game machines are cashless; an arcade card must be purchased for use. Guests may use their KTTW, credit card or cash to do so.
  • Ping Pong table is located near the Hippy Dippy Pool and the Food Court entrance. You'll find a candy machine-like dispenser at Petals Bar where you get your ping pong ball for $0.50.
  • Step back in time by checking out the shadow boxes in the lobby of Classic Hall
  • Giant Lego blocks are on the sidewalk by the luggage pickup station (thanks englishRose47)
  • Theres a playground in the 70s era behind Building #10 on the Classic Hall side (pic below -thanks DISer Epcot Bill)

Don't forget to take a stroll along Memory Lane and read the highlights of each year from 1950-1999.


Janet B 11-13-2013 03:36 PM

POP FAQ Thread (Transporation)
 
How to get from HERE to THERE and BACK Again (aka Transportation)

Buses are the only means to get to the parks and Downtown Disney via Disney transportation from Pop Century. Separate bus stops for WDW parks, including the water parks and Downtown Disney, are located in front of Classic Hall. Note that the line queues are not covered from the weather elements. (thanks to DISer jcarwash for the picture)

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  • Pop Century bus pick-up/drop-off queues at the WDW parks are typically the furthest away from the entrance to the park.
  • Unlike other Value Resorts, Pop Century buses go directly to a destination; they do not stop at any other resort to pick up other guests.
  • Pop Century is a Magic On Demand resort (Zone 5); this means buses get dispatched on an as-needed basis.
  • Cabs are available near the front entrance of Pop

Pop Century bus hours of operation
  • begins one hour before park opens, including park Early Magical Hours
  • begins 30 minutes prior to first scheduled on-property character breakfast
  • approximately one hour past parks closure; keep in mind that this is a very busy time for transportation needs, so waiting times and commute times can be greater

Routes to get to popular resort Character Breakfasts from Pop Century.
  • Chef Mickeys at Contemporary Resort (bus to Magic Kingdom then Monorail to Contemporary (or walk)
  • Ohana Breakfast at Polynesian Resort (bus to Magic Kingdom then Monorail or boat to Poly)
  • 1900 Park Fare at Grand Floridian Resort (bus to Magic Kingdom then Monorail or boat to Grand Floridian)
  • Cape May Café at Beach Club Resort (Best option cab; or bus to Disney Hollywood Studios then walk or take a boat to Beach Club Resort)

Routes to get to Dinner Shows from Pop Century
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness (bus to Magic Kingdom then boat to Fort Wilderness)
  • Polynesian Spirit of Aloha Luau at Polynesian Resort (bus to Magic Kingdom then Monorail or boat to Poly)

Magical Express ground transportation
Magical Express buses to/from MCO airport and Pop Century is complimentary, but reservations are required.
  • Disney requires flight information for scheduling; this needs to be added to the room reservation to secure transportation. If booking with a travel agent they can do this on a guests behalf as well.
  • Guests are mailed a ME transportation voucher; if a guest does not receive a voucher, arrangements can be made no less than 3 hours prior to arrival (4 hours for international flights) at 1.866.599.0951
  • Commute time from MCO airport to Pop Century Resorts is approximately 35 minutes
Car Rentals
Rental car agencies are not near Pop Century, however.....
  • Enterprise will pick up at Pop Century
  • Alamo has a rental location at the Car Care Center near the Magic Kingdom parking lot; you can arrange in advance for an agency's shuttle to pick you up there. For more helpful information on renting a car, visit Mousesavers Rental Car information.
  • National and Alamo have rental counters in the Dolphin hotel
Helpful travel time and route calculator: http://www.ourlaughingplace.com/asp/twiz.aspx

For any other transportation questions, please visit the DIS Transportation Board.



At Your SERVICE(S)

Disney says "be our guest" so check out what POP has for you!

Key To The World (KTTW)

Credit/debit cards and a cash payment can be linked to a your room key (also known as your Key To The World (KTTW) card). This enables the convenience of making purchases at the parks and many stores at Downtown Disney with your KTTW card. Note that Disney does impose a credit and balance limit.

WDW On-Line Room Check In

Prior to arrival, guests can take advantage of this service. Deb at AllEarsNet has great details, click here. Also, DISboards has details.

Luggage

The hours of Luggage Station are 24/7; luggage carts are available for use. Luggage can be stowed at the beginning and end of your POP stay; go to the Luggage Pick-up/Drop-off station outside the main entrance.
  • There are no traditional bell hop services; guests not using Magical Express, may leave luggage at luggage drop off. Once in room, call for delivery.
  • Luggage can be transferred to/from another WDW resort if you're switching mid-stay; the service is complimentary, but tipping is appreciated
  • For guests who choose to use Magical Express transportation, Disney transports luggage from the airport; this may take 3-4 hours for luggage to arrive in your room. Option: Do not put Magical Express tags on your luggage and take it with you on the bus.
  • For guests arriving after 10:00 pm, it is best to board the bus with the luggage as luggage services will not deliver until the following morning.
ECV Parking

A POP guest may park (and charge) an ECV by the Luggage Assistance area; however, a spot cannot always be guaranteed. Guests can inquire about this service once at the resort.

Pizza Delivery

On-site pizza delivery (from the Food Court) is the only type of food room service available. Details will be in the Resort Welcome Packet provided at check in.

Shipping Packages to/from Pop Century Resort
  • Use the street address noted at the top of this post
  • For packages arriving to the resort, the guest name and arrival date are essential
  • On the labels first line, include your name preceded by the word Guest and date of arrival ( i.e. Guest Minnie Mouse 08/27/11)
  • Your package will be held up to 2 weeks prior to your arrival
  • Pick up/ship your packages from the Concierge Desk
WDW Complimentary Gift Package Service
  • For convenience, WDW parks offer a complimentary gift shop package delivery service to all resorts.
  • Make sure you give your package 24-36 hours to arrive at the resort
  • The package pick-up area is located inside the Everything Pop gift shop near the bus stop entrance
Housekeeping

Tipping your housekeeper is optional; it is a nice gesture as they are servicing your room. If you do tip, please keep in mind:
  • Your assigned housekeeper can change from day-to-day, so leave a clearly marked envelope for him/her on a daily basis
  • A guideline some use is to tip $1 per day per person in the room + $1; so a room of 4 people would be $5 each day
Airline Check In

Many American-based airlines offer airline check-in at WDW resorts (refer to DISboards Airline Check In for details). This allows guests the convenience of checking luggage in advance, bypassing this step at the airport.

Janet B 11-13-2013 03:37 PM

POP FAQ Thread (Property Info)
 
PROPERTY INFO
Did you know?? Disney's Pop Century Resort is compact and easy to get around. From the furthest room location, it should take no more than 8 minutes to walk to Classic Hall (Lobby/Buses/Food Court).

For more FYI about POP, read on ...
  • Guest check-in parking available in front of Classic Hall
  • A Childrens video "theater" is an area located to the right after entering through the pick-up/drop-off entrance near Luggage Assistance.
  • Concierge Desk cast members are available to assist guests with various services including dining reservations (located in the lobby)
  • The Resort gift shop, Everything POP, is located in Classic Hall; hours are 6:00 am Midnight.
  • Newspapers are available for purchase in Everything Pop (at the right side check-out counter)
  • Parking for guests is complimentary in any of the decade parking areas
  • It is not possible to walk to any WDW destination from Pop
  • Stairways and elevators are available for each building. The giant ICONs at the end of the buildings are also stairways!
  • Ice machines are available on each floor behind the buildings elevators
  • Soda and snack vending machines are located near the ice machines on the first floor of each building
  • Soda and snack vending machines are located in the service buildings by each pool
  • A walking/running path is located on Memory Lane that borders Hourglass Lake
  • Swimming is prohibited in Hourglass Lake
  • Fishing is permitted around Hourglass Lake but not on Generation Gap Bridge (catch & release only)
    • Fishing equipment is not available for rent on property
    • A Florida fishing license is not required
    • Caution: grounds leading to the lakes edge are steep and drop-off can be immediate.
  • Pool-side dressing rooms, showers, and restrooms are in stand-alone buildings by each pool. This is especially useful for early check in and/or a late departure check out day. Coin operated lockers are also available.
  • Washers/dryers are available in the poolside bathroom buildings located in the 50s, 60s, and 90s. These are coin operated and are available 24 hours; however, a room key is required for access after 9:00 pm (there are change machines in the bldg).
    • Laundry products are available for purchase in vending machines and also Everything Pop.
    • $2 each for the washer and approximately a 20 minute dryer cycle
    • No seating available in laundry bldg.
  • ATMs are found in Classic Hall Lobby behind the Disney Vacation Club counter
  • Currency exchange service available in Classic Hall Lobby
  • Babysitting/childcare services can be arranged for a fee
  • Valet service cleaning
  • Express check-out
  • No business center is on Pop Century property
  • Hair wrapping is a service found at a cart located between the Hippy Dippy Pool and the Food Court entrance. Cost is approx. $2 an inch; beads are also available to purchase. A temporary tattoo cart is nearby as well. Hours of operation: 4pm-10pm daily (approx.)
  • An artist drawing caricatures (for a fee) can be found in Classic Hall near the arcade entrance.
  • Resort property is non-smoking; there are designated smoking locations around Hourglass Lake.


TIPs .... PASS It ON
  • The DIS's Resort Overview of Pop Century
  • Check to see if there are park or resort closings, refurbishments, or construction going on during your stay
  • From the 80s or 90s buildings, it is shorter to reach Classic Hall/Bus Stops by crossing through the parking lot
  • Use this great Advance Dinner Reservations (ADR) calendar calculator to determine your 180 day mark for making dining reservations throughout the World
  • Bring clothes pins to hang up wet swimsuits on the retractable clothes line in the shower, to help keep curtains closed
  • The room door is metal, so magnets or magnet clips are useful for holding papers or notes on the inside of your door
  • Need groceries? Contact Garden Grocer for their delivery services to the resort. A styrofoam cooler can be ordered from them for few dollars; pass the cooler along to someone else when leaving:)
  • Publix Grocery Store (off of South International Drive)
    • Directions: out of Pop Century parking lot, turn left; at next light turn left onto Osceola Parkway; at 2nd light (Gaylord is right next to you), turn right onto South International Drive; once you are under the overpass and before you get to US 192, turn left and Publix will be right there
  • For official Walt Disney World Florist & Gifts contact 1.407.827.3505, or visit on the web at http://www.disneyflorist.com (available for room delivery)
  • Check out the back of the lifeguard stands for daily park hours and weather information. Hours are also posted in Classic Hall
  • Consider packing a power strip if you have several electronics to ensure you have enough outlets
  • US postcard postage stamps are sold at the cash registers at Everything Pop
  • There is a mail slot in Classic Hall right inside the main entrance beside the ATMs and pay phones
  • Celebrating a birthday? Here are a few perks to take advantage of at Pop Century
    • order or pick up a cake (see "Celebration Cakes" under the "Good Eats" section)
    • at Guest Services, ask to receive a birthday button pin
  • Check Trip Planning Budget Board for Pop fridge swaps in progress
  • Check Trip Planning Budget Board for stroller swaps in progress

FEATURE TIP:Take time to stroll through the lobby and look at the memorabilia displayed on the wall from the 1950s thru 2000.


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AND, THANKS TO ....

The former POP Thread FAQ hosts, Chip n Dale Express, Buckeye Gal , Kristineamb & Minnie&Nana for all their hard work in setting up and maintaining the former FAQ threads (see links below).

The Groovy New Pop Century FAQ Thread!
The GROOVIER New Pop Century FAQ Thread Chapter 1
The GROOVIER New Pop Century FAQ Thread Chapter 2
The GROOVIER New Pop Century FAQ Thread Chapter 3
The GROOVIER New Pop Century FAQ Thread Chapter 4
POP Century ~ Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #5 ~ Sept 2011
POP Century ~ Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #6 ~ April 2012
POP Century ~ Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #7 ~ Sept 2012
POP Century ~ Unofficially the Grooviest FAQ Thread #8 ~ July 2013



POP PICTURE THREADS(Thanks Jenseib!)

Pop Century Picture Thread # 1
Pop Century Picture Thread #2

DIS Pop Picture Posting


MAPS

WDW Property Map
Pop Century Property Map


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Janet B 11-13-2013 03:38 PM

POP FAQ Thread
 
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flea1267 11-13-2013 03:38 PM

Thanks for the new thread :) We'll be staying at the POP next Veteran's Day weekend :)

Janet B 11-13-2013 03:38 PM

Some Holiday POP and Color :)


Janet B 11-13-2013 03:40 PM

Latest News / Updates / What's Been POPing Up? :hippie: Traveling Soon?? Check Orlando Weather before you go!

NEW Hair Dryers (traditional) replacing the wall mounted ones.

What's been cooking up at POP?? :idea: while a NEW menu!! It's been sliced, diced, seasoned and flavored with new offerings! So go on... Feast your eyes on the POP Century Menu as of 5/13 ::yes:: Also the new Breakfast menu to start your day.... Pop Century Breakfast Menu as of 5/13

Pop Century Movie Schedule for October 8:30 pm By the Hippy Dippy Pool popcorn::
Sunday - Dumbo
Monday - The Pirate Fairy
Tuesday - Bolt
Wednesday - The Emperor's New Groove
Thursday - The Little Mermaid
Friday - Halloween Movie
Saturday - Monsters, Inc.

Janet B 11-13-2013 03:43 PM

new place holder 9

Janet B 11-13-2013 05:25 PM

place holder

Janet B 11-13-2013 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flea1267 (Post 50067050)
Thanks for the new thread :) We'll be staying at the POP next Veteran's Day weekend :)

:wave: Felicia,
Nice to "meet" you! we have lots of great knowledgeable POPers, so stick around. :goodvibes

angelmom27 11-13-2013 05:48 PM

Wow already. Boy I have to say POP is one popular resort. :)

wiigirl 11-13-2013 05:51 PM

Great pics! :)

dansdad 11-13-2013 06:04 PM

Great job as usual Janet!! :cheer2::cool1::thumbsup2


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