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Fast Disney Facts: Disney Resorts.

Did you know that with 2,880 guest rooms Pop Century is one of the largest hotels in the Untited States?

Pop:  If you’re going to be this big, you’d better be efficient
Fortunately, they are.

The outdoor water playground next to the pool at Kidani Village, located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, is so large that it’s zoned as a water park.

Entrance to the play area at Kidani Village.

The 90 foot floor to ceiling mural in Disney’s Contemporary Resort was designed by none other than Mary Blair, the Imagineer who designed It’s a Small World. Next time you’re in the Contemporary, take a closer look.  You’ll see her distinctive, fun style.

Mary Blair mural in the Grand Canyon Concourse. The monorail is to the right.

The Fort Wilderness campground is named after the fort on Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland.

If you stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, you can take a boat from your resort to Epcot or Hollywood Studios.

The extensive wine list at Artist’s Point, located in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, is made up entirely of wines from the Pacific Northwest.

Ever notice keys hanging behind the desk at the Grand Floridian? Those are the original room keys used by the resort before they switched to magnetic card door keys.

The beach at the Grand Floridian.  Lovely.

If a player were to wear one of the helmets at All-Star Sports, he would have to be 200 feet high, one foot taller than the Tower of Terror.

Want to learn more about Disney resorts?  Check out these fan sites:

Wilderness Lodge:  Wilderness Lodge Site:   An Unofficial Tribute to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Villas.

Pop Century:  Pop Centurty Site.

Animal Kingdom Lodge:  Animal Kingdom Lodge Site.

Grand Floridian:  Where the Magic Lives.

The Polynesian:  The Tikiman Pages.  Lots of great information.  A must for anyone planning a stay at the Poly.

For a fun collection of photos of Disney resort rooms, try AllEars or Suite Disney.

3 Comments

  1. Hey Chris,

    Just wanted to thank you for the comments you’re leaving on my blog – hope you’re enjoying the posts!

    This is a great article…I definitely didn’t know that POP was close to the biggest hotel in the world. Strange, ’cause it has the least number of parking spaces it seems. ;-)

  2. Any article that starts with Pop is a great one!

    We LOVE Pop! In fact, we are staying there for our shuttle launch trip next month.

    I’ll have to check out some of those other sites (although I regularly visit the new Pop site just have a happy).

    Janna

  3. Matt, I really enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts!

    Blondie: I love Pop too. I think I’ll take a break and go read that Pop site right now too.

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