Pop Century Pool
  • On May 17, 2023
    Sandy from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you check into Pop Century Resort (Disney World Florida) after midnight? Our flight is scheduled to arrive at MCO at 10:51pm and It might be after midnight by the time we get our bags and a ride to the hotel.

    Hiya Sandy and welcome to planDisney. You have pulled my heartstrings because Disney's Pop Century Resort was the first Disney Resort hotel my family called "home." My kids remember it like yesterday and have such fond memories of the gigantic Big Wheel, Rubix Cubes, and Bowling Pins found in the 70s, 80s, and 50s buildings respectively. On those early trips, we would drive and get to the Resort hotel around 1:30 AM to check-in. 

    You may physically check in to Disney's Pop Century Resort (or any hotel) after midnight. Disney understands that not everyone can make it by 3:00 PM. I recommend you download the My Disney Experience app and use the Direct-to-Room service check-in. You can be checked in before you arrive so you may skip the front desk. This is a complimentary service available to everyone. The lead Guest will get a text with the room number when the room is ready. When you arrive head directly to the room avoiding unnecessary time at the front desk. To unlock your door, use the My Disney Experience app, a linked MagicBand, or a Key to the World Card.  I rarely go to the front desk because this service, allows me to go straight to my room, drop off my luggage, and then bounce to the theme parks. If my room is not ready then I will drop my bags off with Bell Services. Easy peasy.

    planDisney Pro Tip: There is a sidewalk around Hourglass Lake with signs posting interesting facts about special events that happened in the 1950s - 1990s. If you have time, stroll over Generations Gap bridge to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort for even more magic.

    Sandy, I hope your trip from Alberta is practically perfect in every way. Please write me back directly should you have any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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