Pop Century Latest News / Updates / What's Been POPing Up? 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. Are you psyched yet ?? Can you dig it??? POP’s radical ... colorful … sensational…and way, WAY out there ... Fer shure! "RIGHT-ON" POP FACTS 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/resorts/pop-century-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 ….. Road side assistance providing the traveler with some important details about the accommodations … *** 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 Lobby View 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.