A day at Pop Century
We’re over halfway through 7 Disney World Resorts in 7 Days tour and Day Five marks a first – Pop Century is the first value resort we’re featuring! The sections of this resort are themed after the decades of the second half of the 20th century and like the other value resorts, it’s decorated with huge statues and designs showcasing the theme.
Like always, for more information on our 7 in 7 project and to see our previous days, visit our main 7 in 7 Page here. There are only two more days of resort overviews so check back to see the last two we visited and see if you can guess!
The interiors of the main building, Classic Hall, does a good job of meshing aspects of all of the different design styles. The merchandise shop and the quick service location have displays of retro television sets, old lamps, and use a combination of retro textures and fabrics.
The ceiling inside Everything Pop, Pop Century’s quick service, features this cool dropped lighting system made out of round cutouts.
Other stylized lighting and colorful paint schemes decorate the seating area and condiment bar.
The coolest indoor feature at Pop Century is definitely the timeline that lines the walls of the check-in area. Ranging from 1950 – 2000, display cases containing ‘artifacts’ from those years are up on the walls. It’s fun to find years and check out some of the old toys, appliances, records and other pieces.
Moving outside is where the theme of the resort really hits you over the head. The resort is divided into four sections – 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s/90s – and each is decorated with fun (but sometimes a little over-the-top) references to the decade(s).
The staircases of each building are enclosed in references to something in that era. The 60s buildings get giant yo-yos at the end of each wing.
The 50s buildings are decorated with cool cutouts of dancers, transistor radios, and records.
Some of the pop culture references are even interactive. A full game of Twister can be played in the 70s courtyard but you need an extra person to stand at the spinner and select the next color.
The 80s/90s section is definitely my favorite since it’s the one I relate to the best. Old cell phones and Rubik’s cubes cap each building as a staircase and the pool located in the courtyard features a giant laptop with a screen showing a dated website design announcing Animal Kingdom’s grand opening.
My favorite reference in this section are the giant floppy disks stacked up near the side of the Computer Pool.
Well, here is today’s Pop Century wallpaper! You can download for your computer, iPhone, or iPad. Hope you like them – enjoy!
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