Pop Century Resort Facts and Fun
Pop Century Resort
opened on Dec. 14, 2003.
The bowling pin
icons tower more than 65 feet high. A regulation bowling pin is 15 inches
If you count the
giant bowling pin icons, there are nine standing around the resort. Where's
the tenth? It's actually the bowling pin pool in the courtyard!
Take a closer look
at the pool deck around the bowling pin pool and you'll spot the triangular
lane markings that are seen on bowling alleys everywhere.
The Rubik's Cube
icons reach a peak of 41 feet off the ground. By comparison, a Rubik's
Cube puzzle toy stands nearly four inches at its tallest point.
The resort's 8-track
tapes are more than 35 feet tall, with "tape" that is more than one-foot
in width. A real 8-track tape is a mere five-and-one-quarter inches tall,
with a tape that is only one-quarter inch wide.
The table soccer
players are more than 12 feet tall, and the "toy" ball is more than two-and-one-half
feet in diameter.
Nearly 125,000 gallons
of paint were used to create the bright colors and tie-dyed hues on the
buildings' interior and exterior walls.
In the 1960s area,
giant "thumbprints" can be spotted on the ears of the elephant peeking
out of the giant Play-Doh canister. And can you name the child depicted
on the Play-Doh can? That's Play-Doh Pete!
The giant Big Wheel
icon can "accommodate" a child rider that weighs up to 877 pounds (or
so says the sticker on the towering riding toy). That matches the stickers
that were affixed to the original Big Wheel toys of the 1970s that designated
a "recommended child weight."
Service and equipment
buildings are cleverly disguised all over the resort. At the 1950s bowling
pin pool, the laundry looks like a bowling shoe storage bin. In the 1990s,
an equipment building appears to be a larger-than-life stack of computer
The 1970s courtyard
pays tribute to the age of disco, with a motion-based disco light mounted
in the middle of the courtyard. This color-changing light sends streams
of light across the '70s-inspired outdoor "dance floor."
a whopping 2,880 Guest rooms, Disney's Pop Century Resort is
one of the largest hotels in the United States.
Check for Hidden
Mickeys on the manhole covers throughout the resort.
On the toilet paper