Basic Guide to Pop Century’s Hippy Dippy Pool


Our family has stayed at Disney’s Pop Century Resort a few times now and we love it! When we were planning our first stay, we were a little worried that the pool wouldn’t be very interesting at a value resort. After all, when you have young children, the hotel pool is extremely important. It turns out that I worried for nothing, because the Hippy Dippy Pool at Pop Century is awesome!

A basic guide to the Hippy Dippy pool at Disney's Pop Century Resort.

The Hippy Dippy Pool at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort has three pools:

  • The Bowling Pool is shaped like a bowling pin and is located in the 1950’s section of the resort.
  • The Computer Pool is shaped like a computer and is in the 1990’s section.
  • The largest pool is the Hippy Dippy Pool, which is located right behind Classic Hall in the 1960’s section.
An overview from above the Hippy Dippy pool at Disney's Pop Century Resort.

The Hippy Dippy Pool is shaped like a flower and fits perfectly with the theme of the 1960’s section. Like all of the pools at the value resorts, it does not have a slide like you would find at the deluxe or moderate resorts.

This was the fact that had me worried ahead of time. I wondered if my boys would have fun in a pool without any special features. After only five minutes in the pool, it was obvious that my boys were having the time of their lives.

Pool Basics

The pool rules are posted in various locations around the pool area. Hours and lifeguard availability vary and are subject to change.

Rules listed at the Hippy Dippy pool at Disney's Pop Century Resort.

The pool is surrounded by a fence for everyone’s safety. You do not need a Magic Band or card to open the gate at this time.

Gate surrounding the Hippy Dippy pool at Disney's Pop Century Resort.

Complimentary life vests are available in a few different sizes.

Life vests at Pop Century's Hippy Dippy pool.

Pool Features

There are two features of this pool that my boys really loved. First, it may not have a slide, but it has four huge flower shaped water jets around the pool that are lots of fun.

Second, the way the pool is designed is perfect for young children who are too old for a kiddie pool. It is a zero-depth entry pool.

Unlike most pools that have a shallow end that gradually gets deeper as you move toward the other end, the Hippy Dippy Pool is 3 feet, 6 inches deep all the way around the pool and gets deeper (4 feet, 9 inches) as you move toward the center. In other words, you can climb into the pool from anywhere and still be in shallow water.

Water jet feature at Pop Century's Hippy Dippy pool.

More Hippy Dippy Pool Features

Like other Walt Disney Resort pools, the main pool at Pop Century also includes:

  • Towels for guests and a place to return them
  • Nearby restrooms
  • Private showers
  • Lockers
  • Fun family friendly activities led by cast members every afternoon (weather permitting)

So, if you are looking for a value resort at Walt Disney World with a pool your kids will love, you should give Pop Century Resort and the Hippy Dippy Pool a try!


  1. Great break to a busy day… I’ve spend may hours “in” the pools at Pop!!! Lots of detail here too… If you look at the bowling pin pool from google maps you’ll notice that there are 9 pins on the building themselves… making the bowing pin pool the “10th Pin”‘ in the frame… Great stuff – thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh that flower looks like fun! 🙂 We have stayed at pop once but only spent time in the smaller pools. That is such a fun resort!

  3. Even though we love staying at Pop we have never actually taken the time to go to the pool. I think you have talked me into giving it a try. I know my kids are going to love the shallow edges.

    1. You definitely need to give it a try! My husband and I get very nervous at pools with our boys, but we felt comfortable in this one.

  4. Those water spray flowers look really fun! I worry about not having a slide as well, as my son would rather go down the slide over and over again than actually swim though.

    1. We worried about that too, since they loved the slide at Port Orleans French Quarter so much. But my boys didn’t mind at all. They say Pop is their favorite pool now.

  5. So glad to hear that the value resorts have some good pool options too. This looks like fun!

    1. It really is a great pool. It may not have all of the perks of a deluxe or moderate pool, but it is very kid friendly.

  6. It has been years since I’ve stayed at Pop Century but I still remember having an amazing time in the pool. What a cool point about the depth of the pool. I never thought about that.

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed the pool too! The way the pool changes depth is really a cool feature.

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