Disney's Pop Century Resort

1050 Century Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
1-407-938-4000

Pop culture has never been bigger, literally, here at Pop Century Resort. You'll come across giant sculptures of yo-yos, speak & spell, playdoh, hot wheels, Mr. & Mrs. Potatohead and more. Each building is themed to a different decade with matching icons decorating the grounds.

Thursday
Jan132011

Petals Pool Bar

The one and only bar located on Pop Century's giant grounds is the pool bar located just outside of the main lobby at the Hippy Dippy Pool.

Hours 
12pm - varies

Specialty Drinks only at Petals Pool Bar

Lava Lamp - $7
A groovy mix of Bacardi Limon, Blue Curacao, sweet & sour, Sprite and a float of grenadine.

Hula Hoop - $7
Parrot Bay Coconut rum, melon and banana liqueur, grenadine and pineapple juice.


Click here for Disney's Pool Bar Drink Menu



Pour Quality
 
Poor

Food
 
Chips

Atmosphere
 
A nice large pool area surrounded by hotel buildings. There are a few tables with umbrellas scattered near the bar. The bar also has a ping-pong ball dispenser so anyone can pick up a ball for 25 cents, grab the paddles on the table and challenge your bud to who buys the next round. No fancy slides or outrageously decorated pool area here; just a simple giant pool surrounded by lounge chairs. Remember, we're in a value resort, right? If you feel like taking a walk, venture out past the pool and take a stroll down "Memory Lane" walking path at the edge of Hourglass Lake. The bartender advised the old Classic Concoctions bar is no more and now they're the only bar left.



Review
 
Petals is home to two unique specialty drinks found only here: the Hula Hoop and the Lava Lamp. The Hula Hoop is a typical tropical drink with the sweet flavors of pineapple taking main stage. It might not be the most creative tropical drink or the strongest but I imagine one of these would go down just fine on a hot day at the pool. On the other end of the spectrum is the Lava Lamp. This puppy's tart! The dominant flavors here are sweet and sour with a touch of orange from the blue curacao. I can only assume it's meant to be poured as a stronger drink as it was barely drinkable (is this an opportunity for me to use "potable" in an actual sentence?! Ugh, another missed opportunity . . . ) as it was served that day. The "lava lamp" effect left something to be desired too, a little drizzle of grenadine at the end gives you a slightly purple bottom half to your drink - nothing special. Too bad they didn't use something that would have actually layered in here. If the extreme sour of this one doesn't make your face pucker, the fact that you just paid $7 for what's essentially a cup of sweet & sour will. Skip this.

Unfortunately there's nothing here to warrant a special trip if this isn't your resort of choice. Further, if the weather's not just right, an outdoor pool bar doesn't make for the most hospitable place for hospitalities. But, if Pop Century is your new home for the next few days, this full bar by the pool will do the trick.


Lava Lamp, left, & Hula Hoop, right.