Pop Century Pool
  • On Mar 1, 2024
    Jenita from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we arrive at Pop Century today, but don’t plan to enter a park until tomorrow, can we stroll down Main Street? What else can we do?

    Hello Jenita!

    What an exciting day! It’s the start of your vacation and I’m so excited for you.

    Since Main Street U.S.A. is in Magic Kingdom Park, you won’t be able to stroll that street today. However, there are plenty of fun things to do at the Walt Disney World Resort without even stepping foot into a theme park. Since you're staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort, you're in a prime location to explore some fantastic options nearby.

    We love to experience a ride on Disney Skyliner Transportation. This is a must-do experience. You can catch it right from Disney's Pop Century Resort and take a scenic journey through the sky to various destinations, including Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Disney's Riviera Resort, and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. It offers stunning views and a unique perspective.

    Since you don’t have Theme Park tickets for today, I suggest checking out one of my favorite Disney Resorts Collection hotels, Disney’s Riviera Resort. The architecture and landscaping are beautiful. You may find some lawn games such as Connect 4. If you need a refreshing beverage, Bar Riva has some tasty beverages and even some delicious sandwiches and salads. Another great dining option is Primo Piatto, I enjoy the Hearth Baked Pizzas. 

    Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is another nearby resort with a stop on the Disney Skyliner Transportation line that is worth exploring. This Resort hotel boasts an island vibe with lush grounds and plenty of places to relax. My favorite thing to do is relax on a hammock on Caribbean Cay. You can also grab a bite to eat at Sebastian’s Bistro where there isn’t a shortage of Caribbean flavor. 

    Another great place to experience is Disney Springs. Here you will find an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. You can spend hours exploring the various stores, from the massive World of Disney store to unique boutiques offering everything from Disney merchandise to high-end fashion. When hunger strikes, there seem to be endless choices of dining options ranging from quick bites to gourmet meals. Two of my favorites are The Polite Pig and Morimoto Asia. If you decide to visit later in the evening, don't miss out on the live entertainment that often fills the streets, adding to the lively atmosphere.

    Lastly, if you want to just hang out at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, spend some time in the Hippy Dippy Pool, check out the Pop Century Campfire Activities, located near Surfer Goofy each night, where you can roast marshmallows, and lastly enjoy a Movie under the stars. Check the resort schedule for updated daily activities and times. 

    Overall, there's no shortage of fun to be had at the Walt Disney World Resort, even outside of the theme parks.

    I hope that you have the best vacation ever!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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