Disney's Pop Century Resort 1050 Country Ln Lake Buena Vista, FL
Found 14 reports:
Anonymous on 04/11/2014
Just returned home from a 10 night stay at a poolside Pop Century Room and room tested positive for bed bugs. My kids are covered in itchy bites and welts. Check your beds!!
Anonymous on 03/03/2014
Our family stayed at Pop Century Resort and found no evidence of bed bugs. June 2014.
AB4 on 03/02/2014
We stayed at Pop Century building 10 from 2/20/14 thru 3/1/14. After a thorough inspection of the room and beds, we found no evidence of bed bugs. No one in our group has been bitten. We still take precautions like packing all of our clothing in zip top bags and keeping luggage on the luggage rack. Dirty clothes go back into a big zip top bag which hangs on hangers to keep it off the floor. All clothing and luggage stay in the garage until it can be washed or treated for bed bugs. We also immedi
ately wash all clothing we traveled home in and everyone gets a shower.
Me & my daughter's family stayed at pop century. My granddaughter got up that morning & they were in her bed. We called down to front desk but they did not come right away so we had breakfast reservations so we left. That night we tried to get into our rooms & The keys would not work. My daughter's goes up to the front desk & they said yes you have been locked out because you have bed bugs. No phone call or nothing all day. I would really feel sorry for someone who had little children to put to
bed because it was a long night. They took everything we owned we were only allowed our medications. They cleaned everything from shoes to suit cases & returned everything the next day @5:00. We felt so humiliated. My granddaughters had bites all over the them our youngest had to go to urgent care she was covered from head to toe. No magical vacation believe me!
I am a passholder and stay at Disney Resorts many times a year and I have never had an issue with bed bugs. Recently (Nov & Dec 2013) we stayed at Pop Century and again no issue.
Walt Disney World is visited by millions of people every year from all over the world so there is no doubt there is going to be an issue. But what visitors have to realize is: we have lots of bugs here in FLorida that can mimic bed bugs (ticks, fleas, beetles) so you have to know your bugs and don't just assume tha
t what has bitten you is a bed bug. Make your report right away with management, not when you get home.
Be prepared BEFORE checking in your hotel! I have a bed bug kit I carry with me when I travel (LED flashlight, magnifying glass, bed bug spray purchased from my Pest Control company). The first thing you do when you get to your room, prop the door open with your suitcases and bring NOTHING inside until you have inspected your mattresses, box springs, sheets, headboards and bed frames. If there is a problem, you will see it right away. If you don't want to leave your belongings in the doorwar, move them into the bathtub. Remove the comforters from your bed immediately and put them away. Those are nasty and don't get washed daily anyway.
Check your drawers and make sure there are no fecal matter in there or unusual stains. Once you are comfortable with your inspections, unpack your stuff, put your suitcases on top of the shelf in the closet or on top of the towel rack that is provided. Don't leave your shoes laying around on the floor, put them in your luggage and close it up.
I personally travel with airtight luggage bags, so every time I open them up and put something back in (expecially dirty clothes) seal your bags and store them in your luggage.
Check your beds in the morning when you get up and see if there are any blood spots anywhere on them. If nothing, you should be fine.
When you get home from your stay, DON'T BRING YOUR LUGGAGE INSIDE!! All of my stuff gets dropped off in the garage, luggage gets emptied and all dirty clothes directly into the washing machine and washed immediately in HOT WATER!! Everything else gets checked before it comes in. And if I suspect anything, the luggage will get treated, sealed up in industrial construction sized black garbage bags, tied up and left in the garage until the next time I need it (to give the bugs, if any, time to die). If its summer time, I will leave the luggage outside in the heat to kill them off.
Yes this seems like a lot of work just to go on vacation, but it starts with us, the guests. And being prepared will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in treatments of your home.
Just stayed at Pop Century and NO bed bugs. Our room and the resort were very clean.
Anonymous on 07/25/2013
Just to let people know Walt Disney World does not have a bed bug problem, guests have the bed bug problem. Guests bring in bed bugs from their homes into the WDW resorts. I know for a fact that WDW does a check of rooms for infestations weekly. But if you have bed bugs and come to the resort guess what, you will bring those bed bugs with you. Or if the previous guest does not report it immediately, they may be too small to see with the naked eye at that point in time. If you have reported them,
WDW will change your room, clean that room with trained infestation professionalss and clean every article of clothing your family brought on your trip. So please before you start judging WDW, I challenge you to find a company that cares more about their guests than Disney. Bed bugs
I am "anonymous" from the 4/5/13 report. Building 5 is where we had the infested room. Yes, Disney moved our room, treated our belongings and provided us with an "allowance" to purchase new clothing during "treatment." They were very nice however, today my family went for a checkup at the dermatologist... to find out that both my daughter and I will have permanent scars from the bites.
TN on 04/24/2013
Which building did you stay in that had bed bugs???
KC on 04/08/2013
I talked to the management at WDW Pop Century. They said there was one report of bed bugs this past month. Their policy is to treat that room and all the rooms above, below, and adjacent to the affected room immediately, and will also clean/treat your belongings and move you. Travelers bring these in, but if reported, they take care of them right away.
Amy on 04/05/2013
What building did you stay in to get bed bugs?
Anonymous on 04/05/2013
3 out 4 family members are covered with bites, all requiring medical attention. dates of stay 3/20/13-3/26/13
Anonymous on 03/28/2013
My roommate stayed here one time, and now we had bed bugs everywhere!!!