Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Apr 30, 2023
    Jennifer from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at Pop Century Resort this year. I know we cannot use the pools at Art of Animation Resort but will we have access to AOA’s playground?

    Hey there Jennifer!

    Welcome to planDisney. You so totally rock for bringing us your question!

    I love resort hopping to explore all the different theming, décor and food available across Walt Disney World Resort hotels. There are so many unique options to choose from I consider my resort hopping adventures equal parts fun and excellent research for future stays.

    While resort amenities such as pools and playgrounds are reserved for registered hotel guests, you are more than welcome to walk around and explore the resort grounds at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. In fact, it's just a short walk from Disney's Pop Century Resort. We love visiting Art of Animation and snapping photos with the larger-than-life character statues, particularly in the Cars section. If you'd like to take advantage of The Big Blue Pool (the largest on Walt Disney World Resort property) or Schoolyard Spray ground you can contact a Cast Member to inquire about switching your resort reservation.

    If your little squirt is looking to burn some energy they can take advantage of the playground in the 70s area at Disney's Pop Century Resort. You'll find this outside Everything POP Shopping & Dining near the resort's bus stops. While you're there be sure to snap a photo with the giant Mickey telephone or Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head - two of my favorite photo ops at the resort.

    Jennifer, did you know your stay at Pop Century puts you just a Disney Skyliner ride away from the fun at both Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT? As a Disney Resorts Collection hotel guest you'll even be able to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry on each day of your visit with valid admission and park reservation. You can sail your way toward the fun faster than a trip on the East Australian current and I bet you'll be saying "woaaaah" just like everyone's favorite sea turtle Crush all the way there. Just be sure to find your exit buddy when it's time to disembark your gondola.

    I'm wishing you a totally righteous trip! Come back and see us again with any other planning questions you might have. We'd love to help.

    "Fin. Noggin'. Dude,"
thumbnail image for Amy

Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Tips For Selecting Your Next Disney Resort | planDisney Podcast - Episode 5

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.