Of Walt Disney World's Value Resorts, Pop Century Resort might just be the best of the crop. Themed after the decades of last century from the 1950s to 1990s, the resort features an array of kitschy theming and decor. From giant jukeboxes in the 50s section to a giant Rubix Cube near the 80s, this resort will evoke memories. Don't be surprised to hear a kid ask, "What's an 8-Track?" due to the large 8-Track cassettes that grace the 70s division of the resort.
The rooms are small, but not too small if you're not a large family and while the walls are sometimes a little thin, the added benefits of staying on property (free transportation, Extra Magic Hours, etc.) make it worth it. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. Don't be surprised if the cleaning staff leaves you a "towel animal" - which is literally what it sounds like, a small animal made from a towel complete with stick-on eyes.
The resort, like Disney's other value resorts, offers a cafeteria with numerous options - all designed to fit in with the theming of the resort. From pizza to hamburgers to the resort's signature tie-dye cheesecake, the hotel's restaurant remains open until midnight.
All in all, the resort is a fun, inexpensive way to stay on property. For even lower rates, use an annual pass discount and stay during off-peak seasons.