Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pop Century: The "Forgotten" Years

So I should be making the reservations soon. lol
Pop Century is one of my favorite hotels not only for the price, but of the controversy surrounding its other half.
Pop Century was originally supposed to be opened at the end of 2001, but then the tragic event of September 11, 2001 and Florida's slow economy prevented this from happening.
But, half of Pop Century did eventually open in 2003. Pop Century Classic years, featuring the decades from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s are all up and running, but there is a dark cloud just across the hourglass lake: The unfinished half of the Pop Century Legendary Years.

The Legendary Years were supposed to feature the decades of the 1900s, 10s, 20s, 30s, and 40s. Compared to the bright colors and elaborate decorations of the Classic Years. The unfinished part of the Legendary Years look dark and haunting, not necessarily like a typical Disney Resort.
Many people don't like how this resort is not finished and they consider it an eyesore to look at. I personally find it completely fascinating. It's like the black sheep of Disney World. You know it's there, but no one really talks about it.

Or so I thought.

I was looking for a little more information on this matter and so I googled it. Well It took me to a lot of websites talking about River Country or Discovery Island. No one was really talking about Pop. Until I found a thread on the DIS Boards

Wow, many people wondered about this place too! I know the thread is a bit old, but it is a very good read.

So Jess, Caitie, Taylor when we stay at Pop we are definitely going to have to check this place out!


haleypixie said...

i have always wondered about that. i never knew thats what it was supposed to be.

Taylor said...

woaaah, that's awesome! I'm very excited for that now! You know so much awesome stuff about Disney! I love your blogggg!

Jess said...

wow thats awesome i never knew about all of that. we will def have to check it out!

Caitie said...

I am so happy you wrote about this because I've always found it so fascinating too!! I've acually heard that they have talked about finishing them and making into a vacation club place, but I bet there are so many other stories about it too!! There's that bridge that you can walk over and you can get pretty close to the buildings.

Nichele said...

lol I know! I heard that they were redoing it into like an Art of Animation theme

omg I know. Last time I went there, I really wanted to walk along the bridge but I was a chicken and didnt want to do it myself...

Caitie said...

It's eerie almost when you're on that bridge. It just feels so abandoned and creepy! But it's still really cool we'll go together so we can't be scared :]