• On Feb 1, 2017
    Jessica from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Which resort would you recommend between Pop Century and Art of Animation? We aren't worried about rooms as we will being staying in a standard room but would like to stay in the best place for transportation to and from the parks.

    Hi, Jessica and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Thank you for bringing us this great question! Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are my two favorite Disney Value Resort Hotels! Having stayed at and having used Disney’s Complimentary Resort Transportation to and from both, I can give you an answer based on my personal experience. Although Disney’s Pop Century Resort has more than double the number of rooms than Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, the capacity of both is similar due to the latter having Family Suites which fit more per room, so I always found the lines for the buses to be similar in length. One of the main differences that I noted is that the bus stop at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is mainly covered, while at Disney’s Pop Century Resort you are subject to the elements, including Central Florida’s heat and/or rain. That being said, if you are staying in a Standard Room at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, the walk to and from the bus stop might be a bit of a hike (10 minutes or so), however if you select a Preferred Room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, the walk would be much shorter. Although at peak times buses might be standing room only, both Disney Resort Hotels have transportation running to and from Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs approximately every 20 minutes. 

    I hope this helps you make your decision and that you have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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