Disney’s Pop Century Resort

This huge resort, complete with three themed pools (one shaped like a bowling pin), pays tribute to icons of American pop culture.

By Cherylann Taramykin, Monday, Feb 28, 2011, 1:00 PM

The Hippie Dippie Pool at Disney's Pop Century Resort.

(Courtesy Disney's Pop Century Resort)

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

About this Hotel

Price From $82

'Hood Walt Disney World, near ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Vibe Relive the greatest moments in American pop culture from 1950 to 1999 in this 10-building, 1,920-room resort. There’s a memorabilia time line lobby whose box displays showcase retro items like poodle skirts, 8-track tapes, gaming systems, and inline skates. The grounds are adorned with giant icons such as a 65-foot bowling pin and a 41-foot Rubik’s Cube.

Rooms Compact rooms are bathed in slate blue and ivory, with geometric tonal carpeting and warm sconce lighting. Bedspreads are spattered with drawings of Disney characters through the decades. Bathrooms are tight but functional, with an exterior vanity to maximize space.

Plus Three themed pools, including the flower-shaped Hippy Dippy Pool and one shaped like a bowling pin, are brought to life with pop music and activities like hula-hooping. Order a ’60s-inspired TV dinner and join Disney cast members in dancing an impromptu hustle or twist at the food court. Share amenities with 24 neighboring in-park properties. Complimentary shuttles to all Disney parks and the airport are provided.

Minus Rooms are small, and the manic vibe may not be for everyone. Internet access is $10.95 per day.

Free Wi-Fi? No; hardwired Internet access $10.95/24 hours.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.