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2003: Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Editor’s Note: This post is part 33 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Diane Luba, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

On December 14, 2003 Disney’s Pop Century Resort opened its “time capsules” to guests.  Inspired by icons that salute many of the 20th-century popular culture crazes, experience why this Disney Value Resort hotel is a “groovy” place for you and your family to stay during your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.


Disney’s Pop Century Resort is my favorite value resort!  I love the fun and retro theme which represents the decades of the 1950s through the 1990s!  With the loud and vibrant colors mixed with the larger-than-life pop culture icons, the resort just screams “FUN!”

2002: Disney Pin Traders Opens at Downtown Disney

Editor’s Note: This post is part 32 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Deborah Bowen, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 2002, a new merchandise location featuring collectible pins from the theme parks helped launch one of the most popular souvenir trends ever seen at The World: pin trading. But this “hidden gem” is only one of many that guests may stumble on upon a second glance across the Vacation Kingdom.


2001: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Editor’s Note: This post is part 31 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat Jackie Stevens, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

On April 16, 2001, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge officially opened to guests. This African-inspired lodge sits on 43 acres of wildlife preserve and is consistently one of the highest-rated Disney Resort hotels by its visitors. Learn why.

2000: Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for Buccaneer Gold Attraction (DisneyQuest)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 30 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Carrie Burrows, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 2000, a virtual adventure dubbed Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for Buccaneer Gold began making waves at DisneyQuest, the first indoor, interactive theme park. Located within Downtown Disney’s West Side, learn about the experiences and attractions at this one-of-a kind gaming experience.


What do you get when you fill a 100,000 square-foot, five-story building with lights, lasers, games, action and all the latest technology?  You get fun for the whole family where you can play, eat and have hours of entertainment challenging each other for high scores!

1999: Disney’s FASTPASS Service introduced

Editor’s Note: This post is part 29 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat guest authors from The Walt Disney World Moms Panel. 

In 1999, Walt Disney World Resort revolutionized the concept of the standard “queue” with Disney’s FASTPASS system. Learn how you can beat the crowds on your next Disney vacation by effectively utilizing this service at your favorite attractions.


 

Five things you simply MUST know about Disney’s FASTPASS Service: