Thousands Receive Time-Sensitive Message from Disney, Affecting All Future Vacations

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Guests staying at one of Walt Disney World Resort’s most popular hotels have just received a mass warning that will affect every single person on the property.

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When guests visit Walt Disney World, one of the most exciting things they can choose is what resort they are staying at. At Disney World, there are over 25 hotels that you can stay at, each one having its very own unique theming that makes it special. First, you need to choose a price point and decide between a value resort, moderate resort, or deluxe resort.

Next, consider your preferred theming, room size, and desired location based on proximity to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Lately, we have seen the price points for hotels continue to rise, along with ticket costs, food costs, and merchandise costs at Walt Disney World. Gone are the days that one can pull off a cheap Disney World trip, now, everything has a big price tag on it.

In order to save money, many guests opt to stay in one of the value resorts, with Disney’s Pop Century Resort being among the more popular of options due to its convenient location next to the skyliner.

At Pop Century, guests can step back in time and relive iconic eras upon arrival. Each building in the resort is themed around a specific decade, from the 1950s with its classic cars and jukeboxes to the 1990s featuring neon lights and Rubik’s Cubes. The larger-than-life iconography throughout the resort evokes a sense of playful nostalgia, making it a fun destination for guests of all ages.

Pop Century is categorized as a Disney value resort, as we noted, offering a budget-friendly option for families seeking a magical Disney experience without breaking the bank. The resort features comfortable rooms with standard amenities, perfect for resting after a day of park exploration. Guests also enjoy access to the complimentary Disney transportation system, making travel to the parks and Disney Springs convenient.

Roger Rabbit statue outside Pop Century
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Pop Century boasts three themed swimming pools, each with its own unique character. The Computer Pool takes inspiration from the 1980s, the Hippy Dippy Do Pool celebrates the 1960s, and the Largest Pool in the World (not actually the world’s largest) pays homage to the 1990s. The resort also offers a variety of dining options, from the quick-service food court, Everything Pop Shopping & Dining, to poolside grills for casual meals.

For entertainment, guests can enjoy the resort’s arcade or relax on the expansive Hourglass Lake with beautiful views. Additionally, the recent addition of the Disney Skyliner gondola system provides a scenic and convenient way to travel to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Epcot International Drive.

Now, guests at that resort have all received a mass alert warning them that Everything POP Food Court is now under renovation. While this will make the dining experience less enjoyable than usual, it will remain open to serve guests food during construction. At the moment, there is not a set date as to when this refurbishment will begin, but it seems likely that it will take place this summer into early fall.

pop century food court
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The email blast read:

“In an effort to ensure the quality of our facilities, we will be refreshing the Everything POP Food Court. During the refurbishment, the Everything POP Food Court will remain open. Food and beverage offerings will be available via mobile order in the My Disney Experience app, and beverage stations will still be accessible. Additionally, seating will be available throughout the dining room.”

Luckily, with food still being served, this will not be a major deterrent for guests, but it is something that is good to be aware of.

Situations such as this occur all of the time at Disney World, whether it is your resort pool that is now closed during your visit due to an ongoing refurbishment, a ride that broke down just before you planned to ride it, or a transportation closure that might leave you needing to plan for a more extended journey to the parks.

With Disney functioning like a whole city, there are always going to be times when different areas experience downtime, and as we can see from this warning, Disney does do their best to ensure guests are aware if it is a planned situation.

This will likely affect many guests as Walt Disney World Resort is preparing to ignite a summer filled with captivating new experiences for guests of all ages.

Disney Springs Takes Flight with Dazzling Drone Show

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From May 24th to September 2nd, Disney Springs transforms into a wondrous realm with “Disney Dreams That Soar,” a breathtaking nighttime drone light show. Witness iconic Disney characters come alive against the backdrop of Lake Buena Vista in a dazzling display of storytelling and artistry.

Meet Joy and Celebrate the Power of Flight at Hollywood Studios

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Starting June 10th at Pixar Plaza, embark on an emotional adventure with Joy, the embodiment of happiness from Pixar’s Inside Out. This timely meet-and-greet coincides with the theatrical release of Inside Out 2 on June 14th, offering guests a chance to connect with their favorite Pixar characters.

The Lion King Roars at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Join Disney’s Animal Kingdom in celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Lion King from June 10th to September 6th. Immerse yourself in this timeless tale with exclusive merchandise, themed treats, and unforgettable character interactions with Timon, Rafiki, and the entire Pride Rock crew.

Magic Kingdom Park Unveils Exciting Transformations

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The highly anticipated Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens its doors on June 28th at Magic Kingdom Park. This reimagining of Splash Mountain brings the heart and soul of The Princess and the Frog to life, offering an exciting addition to the park’s offerings. Additionally, a charmingly reimagined Country Bear Jamboree awaits guests seeking a dose of classic Disney fun.

EPCOT Continues its Transformation with New Experiences

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The ever-evolving EPCOT promises a summer of discovery.

From the vibrant and musical “¡Celebración Encanto!” stage show to the grand reopening of CommuniCore Plaza, guests can witness the ongoing transformation of this iconic park.

“Celebración Encanto!” invites families to sing along to their favorite songs and spot beloved characters like Mirabel and Bruno (June 10th – September 6th). As EPCOT completes its final touches, vibrant new spaces, serene views, and delectable culinary offerings await exploration.

This summer marks the culmination of EPCOT’s massive transformation, joining World Nature, World Celebration, and World Discovery. This includes the exciting additions of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, Dreamers Point, as well as Connections Café and Eatery, and Creations, the newest shopping location in EPCOT.

Will you be affected by the news of the Pop Century refurbishment? 

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