With our vacation plans, we would be greeted by Disney's Magic Bus Express. They pick you up at the airport, they have your luggage delivered to your room, so you don't have to wait for it. They even take you back to the airport at no charge!! There was a few glitches with the reservations through Book-It, but it all ended up being resolved. The luggage tags are support to be sent prior to your trip, but ours didn't come. Thankfully, by staying at a Disney resort, we saved us lots of money. We didn't have to get a taxi or bus to our resort and return; we had Disney buses every 10 minutes leaving the resort to go to the 4 Disney Parks which bring you right to the door of the resort, which is great if you have a disability like me.
I had to request a room next to the main building because the walking would have been too much. They have about 3 pools at the Pop Century Resort, round, square and but the one closest to the main building is the largest. The entire resort is brightly painted with lots of 50s, 60s, 70s themes. The kids like the huge rubics cube, the old pictures on the wall, and the open-eating area with the gift shop within it. There was lots of different "food" areas to choose from, depending on what you felt like eating. One good suggestion is to purchase the Disney mugs because they come with free refills on the resorts and throughout the Disney Parks and they make a great souvenier. We still use them today. I think I would consider paying for the meals with the package because many told us it ended up being cheaper in the end, but I guess it depends on what you want to eat and where you might be at the time. We found the restaurant with the many food areas in the Pop Century Resort to be sufficient and it gave us lots of different choices.
The Pop Century has a ping pong table not far from the main building and the teenagers hung out there a bit. The little guy, Rialey, just wanted to swim in the very beautiful pool. We would go to the Disney Parks and then come back for a refreshing swim, sometimes up to 12 midnight. Our hotel room was facing the pool on the first floor so it was easy to come and go swimming. I was able to sit outside the door while Rialey slept and watched the people swimming and having fun. Layla would be off meeting other teens and playing ping pong. I would lean back and enjoy the beautiful night air!
The entire Pop Century resort is quite larger and there are lots of buildings for guests to stay in. Our room was your typical average room. It had what we needed, 2 beds, a TV, themed wall designs and a regular bathroom. We didn't come to Disney to spend any great deal of time in our room, but it was a comfortable and pleasant stay. The made would make up the little Disney characters out of facecloths and put them in the windows, or in our room. We would walk past other rooms and see these little made up Disney characters in many different windows. We still have them with us today, probably getting a little dusty!
I loved the fact that if we missed our bus to a Disney Park, we would get the next one within 10 minutes. I don't have time now, but I will post pictures of our trip, but first I have to find them. I take lots of pictures where ever I go.
I can honestly say, I thorough enjoyed staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort. It had everything I needed and was looking for. Would I go back? You bet ya! I wouldn't think twice about returning to this resort. If I wanted real fancy resorts then I would go to a time share Resort through my RCI time share. But this Disney resort was fabulous.
One tip for you, is to make sure that if you have certain needs, to be sure you make your trip planner aware and the resort aware. It took a bit of time for the resort to change our room to be next to the main building.
I would recommend getting the "fast pass" because it really does help plan what and where you will do and go while in the parks.
For people with disabilities, I would suggest you rent an electric carts. I rented one for the week at $30.00 a day through a private company because the ones at Disney are really expensive. I rented a wheel chair for the kids to push themselves around for when they got tired. The electric bike really made it so much easier for me since I have to have both knees replaced but that is for another year.
The last quick thought to tell you, is the absolutely, incredible, wonderful and exciting Disney fireworks!!!! I have never seen anything so beautiful! Being there really does make you believe dreams do come true!
Thank you Disney.