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Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 10, 2003 1:37 am/pm

A Pictorial Tour of Disney's Pop Century Resort



Famous Puzzle, Potato Go "Pop"

The ever-popular Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head strike familiar poses in front of a four-story Rubik's Cube at Disney's Pop Century Resort, the newest value-category hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.



You Say Potato, I Say "Cheese"

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, two toy icons that are part of pop culture, serve as a smiling photo backdrop for many "real" smiles at Disney's Pop Century Resort. The famous toys are just two of the larger-than-life icons at Disney's newest value-category resort. Rooms at Disney's Pop Century Resort begin at $77 based on season. The new hotel showcases pop culture of the 20th century.



Walking The (Big) Dog

Colorful Duncan Yo-Yos, popular toys of the 1960s, loom large at Disney's Pop Century Resort



Jukebox Sock-Hop

A giant tabletop jukebox anchors a 1950s lodge building as giant sock-hoppers be-bop on the hotel's exterior at Disney's Pop Century Resort. WDW's newest value-category hotel pays tribute to the popular toys, dances, catch phrases and fads through the decades with lodge buildings anchored by four-story icons including a laptop computer from the 1990s, a Sony Walkman from the 1980s, a Mickey Mouse telephone from the 1970s and Duncan Yo-Yos from the 1960s. Reservations are now being accepted for the 2,880-room hotel, which opens Dec. 14, 2003. When complete, Disney's Pop Century Resort also will feature a series of lodge buildings paying tribute to the 1900s through the 1940s, bringing the hotel's guest room total to 5,760.



Jukebox Rock

No, that giant jukebox isn't reflected on a shiny blue Formica tabletop from the 50s, it stands tall in front of one of the many pools at Disney's Pop Century Resort.



Play-Doh Pachyderm

Play-Doh Pete, the artful child made famous on classic Play-Doh containers, joins a bright blue elephant and other larger-than-life Play-Doh creations at Disney's Pop Century Resort. The four-story Play-Doh container anchors the 1960s section of the hotel, while peace signs, Duncan Yo-Yos, retro-flowers and tie-dyed colors adorn the exterior of the 1960s lodge buildings. Sharp-eyed guests can spot "thumbprints" on the Play-Doh elephant's ears, designed to look like a child molded the colorful pachyderm.

Copyright 2003, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.

Posted by: MKBaughan on Oct. 10, 2003 10:48 am/pm

Pop Century looks great!  I can't wait to stay there.... thanks for the pictures, Rich! :D
Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 31, 2003 1:30 am/pm

FAMILIAR AMERICAN FARE
Recipes from the past 50 years have been updated with panache for the menu at Classic Hall, the spacious food court at Disney's Pop Century Resort. They include a tie-dyed cheesecake(above)...

OH IT TAKES FLUFF, FLUFF, FLUFF... TO MAKE A FLUFFERNUTTER!
...a Fluffernutter sandwich on tie-dyed bread ...

MMMM, MMMM, AUNT BEA!
...fried chicken and whipped potatoes in a retro TV-tray...

NOODLE-ICIOUS!
...and a hearty noodle bowl.

Copyright 2003, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.

Posted by: RichKoster on Oct. 31, 2003 1:39 am/pm

REMEMBERING THE 1950s
Dick Clark, one of the driving forces behind the emergence of popular music in America, took some time today during his visit to Central Florida to tour Disney's Pop Century Resort with hotel general manager Dave Vermeulen. The 2,880-room hotel, slated to open Dec. 14, 2003, features larger-than-life pop icons from throughout the 20th century. Vermeulen toured Clark through the resort grounds on a golf cart built to resemble a '57 Chevy (pictured in background). Here, the two stop to take a look at the "1950s" area, featuring a bowling pin-shaped pool and a four-story jukebox.

AMERICAN ICON
Here, the pair rides through the "1950s" area, featuring a bowling pin-shaped pool and a four-story jukebox.

Copyright 2003, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.

Posted by: Goofyteer on Oct. 31, 2003 2:28 am/pm

Does this all look so groovy or what? I can hardly wait to see it when I can, here's hoping for late next year or so? I wouldn't be able to get out there fast enough to suit me :eyebrow:

I want my tyedye cheesecake and I want it now! :laugh:

I had no idea all the Rubik's cubes and yo-yos would have little holes in them. Does this make them "holy Rubik's cubes" and "holy yo-yos"? :wwww:

Posted by: corrinna on Oct. 31, 2003 10:12 am/pm

This is sooooo very awesome!!!!!  I just called for rates during Spring Break 2004, and they have no more rooms with the AAA discount. I went ahead and booked at All Star Sports and my travel agent is going to keep checking back for me to try to get the AAA rate later. Does anyone know if they have been known to open up more rooms at a resort for AAA rates as it gets closer to the date? I sure hope so.

:sorcerer:

Posted by: Peggo on Nov. 01, 2003 10:53 am/pm

Pop Century looks cute and fun, and I am considering it for my next trip. There doesn't seem to be many trees or shade of any sort. I guess this wouldn't be so bad in Jan. or Feb. when I'm thinking of going, but how about the warmer months. Does it get frying pan hot on the grounds?
Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 01, 2003 11:22 am/pm



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I had no idea all the Rubik's cubes and yo-yos would have little holes in them. Does this make them "holy Rubik's cubes" and "holy yo-yos"? :wwww:
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The holes are also in the giant icons at Disney's All-Star Resort. It is so they are less susceptible to hurricane winds.
Posted by: MKBaughan on Nov. 01, 2003 1:00 am/pm

I'm with Goofyteer!  I want some cheesecake now too!  
And the bread!  Think we'll be able to order it like you can some of the other food?  Of course, it would be a "great excuse" to go down for the weekend... Just tell the hubby & kids I'm going out for a loaf of bread! :wink2:

Posted by: MauiMouse on Nov. 09, 2003 9:02 am/pm

Excellent photos! :clapping:
Posted by: Goofyteer on Nov. 09, 2003 1:55 am/pm



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I had no idea all the Rubik's cubes and yo-yos would have little holes in them. Does this make them "holy Rubik's cubes" and "holy yo-yos"? :wwww:
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The holes are also in the giant icons at Disney's All-Star Resort. It is so they are less susceptible to hurricane winds.

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I didn't know that! That's neat to know. But then I haven't stayed at All Stars yet :blush2:

I still say they need to open a Disney disco at Pop Century so Mickey and the gang can appear in disco outfits, complete with the Mickey Mouse Disco record! :idea:

Posted by: ladymarganne on Nov. 12, 2003 1:05 am/pm

Wow! You've got some great photo's there, Rich! Where'dya get 'em? We'll be there form Dec 23-Jan 5 and getting more excited every day!
:clapping:

Posted by: RichKoster on Nov. 12, 2003 8:18 am/pm



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Wow! You've got some great photo's there, Rich! Where'dya get 'em?
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I can't take credit for them -- they came from Disney.
:mickey:

I'm looking forward to your trip report about the "Pop!"

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