I am the only morning person in my family. That means I am up and moving by 5 am while the rest of my family begins to roll out of bed around 9 am. At home this is not a problem, but at Disney this can be an issue when you are sharing a single hotel room.

Let me share with you what I do when I can’t sleep – I take resort photos!! How can you beat knowing that no one will be in your shots or a family member won’t be dragging you away to do something else. You can take all the time in the world to explore the resorts and take some fantastic shots. Here are some from a 5 am photo shoot at Pop Century.

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night - Entrance Sign

Front entrance of the resort with no buses to be seen – taken from the middle of the driveway.  (you can’t do that during the day)

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night - Bus Stop

I took this photo laying on the sidewalk.  I wonder if anyone saw me and questioned my sanity?

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night - Lobby Entrance

Classic lobby photo but with no shoppers or smokers.

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night - Hippity Dippity Pool

Hippity Dippity Pool!! Have you ever seen it so peaceful?

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night - Hippity Dippity Pool

Looking towards the 50′s building.

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night – Goofy Splash Pad Water Play Area

Goofy splash pad.

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night – Oversized Mickey Mouse Telephone in the 70's Section

 Mickey phone!!

Disney Pop Century Resort at Night – Oversized Big Wheel and Table Soccor Game

This was outside our building. We love staying in the 70′s.   You can get a quiet lake room that is still close to the lobby.

Just so you know I took all of these shots with your basic point and shoot (Canon Elph) camera. I did use the timer and a sturdy surface to eliminate my hand shaking so I could get great night shots. I think I used everything to help me out: chairs, tables, ledges, trashcans, bushes, and even the ground.

Hopefully I have inspired other morning people to get out and take photos while you let the others get their sleep.

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