7 in 7 Day Five: Pop Century

| February 2, 2013 | 3 Replies

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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!

We filmed an overview video at each resort so check out our Pop Century video below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on any of our 7 in 7 videos!

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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.

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The ceiling inside Everything Pop, Pop Century’s quick service, features this cool dropped lighting system made out of round cutouts.

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Other stylized lighting and colorful paint schemes decorate the seating area and condiment bar.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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The 50s buildings are decorated with cool cutouts of dancers, transistor radios, and records.

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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.

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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.

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My favorite reference in this section are the giant floppy disks stacked up near the side of the Computer Pool.

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Downloads

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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Type Resolution Download
Desktop 1024 x 768 Download
Desktop 1440 x 900 Download
Desktop 2800 x 1800 Download
iPad 2048 x 2048 Download
iPhone 640 x 960 Download

Check back tomorrow for Day Six of 7 Disney World Resorts in 7 Days! Follow us on Twitter @TheDIS and like us on Facebook.

We’d love to hear your tips and thoughts on Pop Century and all of the other resorts we visit during 7 Disney World Resorts in 7 Days. Leave a comment below and write a review!


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I'm the Assistant Webmaster and Designer for The DIS and the Associate Producer for The DIS Unplugged podcast. I've lived in Florida for almost three years after graduating from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania in 2010. I am a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and spent almost four years on Main Street U.S.A.
  • http://www.facebook.com/rena.thompson.18 Rena Thompson

    I would need a 1940′s area to feel comfortable since it’s the one I can relate to! :-)

    • http://shaunthompson.net/ Shaun Thompson

      No, they have plenty of things from your era.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rena.thompson.18 Rena Thompson

        Mesozoic??? :-)