As many of you know, I spent the last week at my favorite place on earth…Walt Disney World!
This year, we went back to Pop Century. I haven’t stayed there since the massive refurbishment, so I was eager to see the changes for myself.
What an improvement!
Having stayed at Pop both before and after the refurbishment, I can honestly say that the update is a welcoming change from the old Pop Century rooms.
I would have loved to have seen my family’s face when they walked into their rooms for the first time. The first text I got from my sister after they checked in was, “We checked in, but there’s only one bed” quickly followed by “nevermind…found it”. I literally laughed out loud as my boys and I walked back to our connecting rooms from the food court to meet up with them.
Yes, the second bed is a Murphy Bed. Because they upgraded from Full sized to Queen sized mattresses, I guess Pop felt that they needed some way to make the room feel more spacious.
Let’s face it…it’s a Value Resort, so there’s not an abundance of space in those rooms.
But, my favorite change was the bathroom. Last time we stayed there, storage was definitely an issue. Not anymore! There was so much room to store toiletries that we ran out of stuff before we ran out of space. It was awesome!
Our room was in the 1970’s building (you know, where the giant Mickey phone is).
We were on the back side of the building, so we had a pretty good view of Art of Animation and the Skyliner construction as I stepped out of my room.
So, what could we hear from that close?
If you’re worried that the noise will be a distraction or wake you up all night, I hope this puts you at ease.
We had no issues with construction noise.
Disney is famous for doing work overnight. They can paint, build and take down complete sets, test rides, etc… But, when it comes to construction, especially when it’s close to Guests’ Rooms, they keep work hours to times when Guests are typically at the Parks.
I heard Mousekeeping Carts, Lawn Movers, and even running water from other rooms more than I ever heard the construction going on outside.
As if it were possible, seeing all the progress being made on the Skyliner made me even more excited to see it finished. What a unique way to get to the Parks. And I don’t know about you, but this totally counts as a ride!