Step Inside a Newly Renovated Room at Disney’s Pop Century
We just checked in (June 11, 2017) to Disney’s Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World and were given one of the refurbished rooms! Here’s a photo tour of our room in the 90’s section in building 8.
At first glance, the room is very white (almost stark) with mid-century modern furniture. Everything from top to bottom has been refurbished. In fact, there are no hints of the old rooms in the decor or linens. As you look closer, you’ll seed that the renovation has added some wonderful conveniences to the rooms at this Disney World value resort.
Disney’s Pop Century Photo Tour
After two nights sleeping in the queen bed, I can say that the extra space was wonderful. However, the mattress seemed a bit hard to me; my husband felt it was absolutely fine. If you like sleeping on a firm mattress, the Disney’s Pop Century renovated room is for you. It wasn’t the worst that I’ve ever slept on and I did get much better sleep than in the previous double bed accommodations offered at the value resorts in Walt Disney World.
The pillows were just right; not too soft and not too hard. Medium pillow lovers will like them.
The lighting above the queen bed adds a pop of Mickey to the room.
Our family found the outlets and USB charging ports next to the beds to be extremely convenient. I had my iPhone, iPad, and laptop all plugged in at my nightstand area.
There is still a bedside phone. Retrieving messages was simple.
Large screen television can be easily seen from both beds. Added bonus? Avatar is now playing all day. (Pandora review coming soon!)
The room seems larger with the lighter wall color and functional furniture.
Luggage can easily be stored under the queen size bed.
The room refurb includes all new textiles, including these groovy orange curtains.
In-room dining information is found in a handy pamphlet.
I like the fridge and coffee bar area for convenience. It’s also a good place to stash the treats that you bring back from the food court or resort bakeries. You’ll find a Cuisinart coffeemaker, cups, and ice bucket on the shelves. Look for supplies in the drawer. Cup lids — yes!
The refrigerator has a see-through door.
Laminated flooring has replaced the carpet. The wood grain pattern works well in the room.
I like the wood look to the flooring. It’s also easier for Mousekeeping to clean.
Sliding doors separating the bedroom and bathroom are similar to Coronado Springs Resort.
The bathroom also has handy storage units and the shower looks like it’s going to be great for sore muscles after returning from the parks.
Sliding glass shower doors are a nice addition and they provide some privacy with patterned glass.
The make up mirror is a really nice touch to the new bathroom decor at Disney’s Pop Century resort.
Not pictured: There is a mirror on the bathroom’s sliding door for checking out your snazzy Mickey Ears and touring outfit.
I love the Sea Salt H2O+ products.
The rain shower was soothing.
A safe is found inside the dresser.
The table is a murphy bed, which was very easy to unfold. You’ll find eight pillows already in the room.
The boys felt that setting up the Murphy bed was very easy; they even mentioned that I would be able to fold it down myself.
Our 17 year old son slept on the Murphy bed. He’s almost 5 ft 11 inches and thought the bed was very comfortable. Again, the mattress was firm but comfy. He also thought the pillows were great.
The Murphy bed is already made up with sheets and a blanket. There is a switch for the nightlight in the middle of the headboard. Upon opening the bed, you’ll find Pluto already sleeping!
The TV is huge and storage seems quite adequate. The safe is inside the dresser. There are plenty of places to plug in your electronics into outlets or USB charging ports, including on the dresser and at each bedside.
Yes, at first glance the room may seem stark. Personally, I think an accent wall with a painted color would be nice. However, the overall refurbishments really adds comfort to this value resort at Walt Disney World.
Take a look at the pictures and I’ll return with further updates very soon.
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