Disney’s Art of Animation is set to open at the end of May and with the close proximity to guest favorite Disney’s Pop Century, let’s take a look and see how the two of them will compare!
Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation are situated right next to each other. You’ll be able to cross Hourglass Lake on the Generation Gap Bridge to visit the other resort! Both are closest to Ecpot and Hollywood Studios parks. Pop Century has views of Epcot’s Illuminations and we bet Art of Animation will also!
Pop Century is one of the largest resorts in America, featuring 2,880 rooms. It’s also the largest of any of the Walt Disney World resorts. Art of Animation will feature 1,120 family suites and 864 standard rooms for a total of 1,984 rooms.
Pop Century features standard rooms that are 260 sq. feet and feature bright and colorful decor. Disney’s Art of Animation will also feature standard rooms in their Little Mermaid section and we suspect they will be very similar to other value resort standard rooms.
At Pop Century, each building is themed after a different decade from the 1950′s to the 1990′s.
Art of Animation will also have 1,120 family suites that will sleep up to 6 people. Each suite will have two bathrooms, a master bedroom and 3 separate sleeping areas. The suites will also have a kitchenette with a sink ,microwave and a slightly large fridge that you normally get at values.
At the Art of Animation Resort, each building is based on a favorite Disney/Pixar movie like Cars, The Lion King, Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid! Check out pictures of the Art of Animation rooms!
Pop Century has the Everything Pop Food Court, which features the famous Pop Waffles and the Tie-Dye Cheesecake! There is also Peace of Pizza for pizza delivery to your room and Petals Pool Bar near the Hippy Dippy Pool.
Art of Animation will feature the Landscape of Flavor Food Court, where the focus will be “make your own”. Like Pop Century there will be 5 different “shops” to choose from. You’ll be able to make your own salad, choose from delicious items like a Surf and Turf burger with crab cake and fried popcorn shrimp or a Buffalo-style turkey sandwich with arugula and a blue cheese-Buffalo sauce-mayo spread, served with house-made potato chips. Make sure to head over to Disney Food Blog to see even more options that will be offered at the new food court. There will also be pizza delivery and The Drop Off Pool Bar at the large Finding Nemo pool.
Pop Century has three huge pools to enjoy – the main Hippy Dippy Pool, the Bowling Pin Pool and the Computer Pool.
The Big Blue Pool at Art of Animation will be Disney’s largest pool at 11,859 sq. feet! There will also be the Cozy Cone Pool in the Cars area and the Flippin’ Fins Pool in The Little Mermaid area.
Each resort also features an interactive water area for little ones and a playground!
Pop Century offers complimentary bus transportation like all of the other resorts at Walt Disney World. There is only one bus stop which is in front of Classic Hall. We don’t have too much information on transportation at Art of Animation, but Disney’s Moms Panel has stated official word is they will not share buses!
We’ll be sure to update more as we learn about the Art of Animation Resort! For all you Pop Century fans, will you consider trying out Art of Animation?
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