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FUN FACTS ABOUT WDW VALUE RESORTS
Did you know… The bowling pin icons at Disney’s Pop Century Resort tower more than 65-feet high? A regulation bowling pin is only 15-inches tall. If you count the giant bowling pin icons, there are nine standing around the resort. Where's the tenth? It's actually the bowling pin pool in the courtyard! Check out these other fun facts about Disney’s Value Resorts!
It would take nearly 9.5 million tennis balls to fill one of the tennis ball cans at Center Court Hotel in Disney’s All-star Sports Resort. That’s enough to stretch from the Walt Disney World Resort to Key West.
There are 160 records along the balconies at Rock Inn at the All-star Music Resort.
The giant Big Wheel at Disney’s Pop Century could allow a child rider that weighs up to 877 pounds, according to the sticker on the towering riding toy. These stickers affixed to the original Big Wheel toys of the 1970s designated a "recommended child weight."
The Pongo icon at the All-star Movies Resort took two days to put together. Pongo stands 30-feet tall and weighs 17,000 pounds.
The Big Blue pool, at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, has 310,000 gallons and is the largest pool on Disney property, not counting water parks.
With 2,880 Guest rooms, Disney's Pop Century Resort is one of the largest hotels in the United States.
The flooring in Landscape of Flavors, at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, is made from all recyclable materials. Guests dine with real silverware on melamine, reusable dishware instead of paper and plastic.
It would take more than 20 million 12-ounce cans of Coca-cola to fill one of the humongous Coke cups at Home Run Hotel in Disney’s All-star Sports Resort.
When Imagineers began planning Disney’s Pop Century Resort, they wanted to make a building for each decade from the 1900s, for a total of ten buildings. The original plan was to have two sections separated by a bridge (to be named Generation Gap Bridge); the 1900-1940 buildings were going to be labeled “The Legendary Years,” and 1950-1990 buildings were going to be labeled “The Classic Years.” After constructing all of the buildings planned in “The Classic Years” section, and just one in “The Legendary Years,” the tragic events of September 11th occurred, causing a delay in constructing the remaining four buildings due to a decline in tourism. Production stopped, and after several years, the idea for Art of Animation came to life. Imagineers decided to use the property that was meant for “The Legendary Years” for this new Resort. Three larger than life buildings were constructed with family suites, and the fourth building, which was originally constructed for the Pop Century, was utilized as standard rooms - this building is what you know now as the Little Mermaid section of Art of Animation.