Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is amazing with larger than life characters that celebrate the films we all know and love. Read through for 10 fun facts about this amazing resort.
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1. Art of Animation resort has 4 separate wings each themed with beloved characters from The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Nemo and Cars.
2. You can learn how to draw Disney characters with character artists in the lobby. This is a great activity for the kids to enjoy while the parents check-in at the first resort to offer check-in pods instead of the traditional check-in desks.
3. The family suites in this resort sleep up to 6 guests and outnumber the standard rooms. The family suites have 3 separate sleeping areas, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette. You will find the family suites in the Lion King, Nemo and Cars wings of the resort.
4. The quick service food court, Landscape of Flavors, is the first food court to use washable plates and utensils instead of disposable. At Landscape of Flavors you can customize your meals when they are made. The food offered at this quick service restaurant is unique and ranges from Italian to Asian to well known American dishes.
5. Lobby Artwork: The artwork on the walls of the lobby is not just artwork, it takes guests on a journey from concept art to completion. When guests enter the lobby the floors are black & whit and then change to a giant color palate. The lights behind the check-in area are designed to be the color palate behind the artwork on the opposite wall. Next time you visit this fantastic lobby, take a look at the journey that Ursela, from the Little Mermaid, has taken since she was sketched on paper to when she was put into the animated film.
6. The Big Blue Pool is the feature pool, themed after fining Nemo. It holds over 310,000 gallons of water andis the largest pool on Disney property outside of the water parks. It has a dozen underwater speakers where you can listen to music and characters from Nemo., but speakers can only be heard when you submerse your head under the water. Yes, you have to get your head wet. lol
7. The Cars wing has life-sized characters from the movie including Lightening McQueen, Doc, Mater and even some that you cannot see in the parks including Fillmore, Sarge, Luigi & Ramon. These provide wonderful photo opportunities for Cars fans of all ages.
8. The Art of Animation Resort buildings are almost a reverse mirror image of the building layout at Pop Century Resort. The resort is also located just across Generation Gap Bridge from Pop Century. If you would like to explore another well-themed value resort, just walk across the bridge. They also have a wonderful pizza option in the Pop food court.
COMING SOON: on the left hand side of the Generation Gap Bridge, the Disney Skyliner gondola system will take guests on gondolas that seat 12, from Art of Animation & Pop Century to Epcot & Hollywood Studios.
9. All of the standard rooms, that sleep 4 guests, are located in the Little Mermaid wing and this wing does not have any family suites.
10. There is a running trail that makes a complete loop around the lake and between both the Art of Animation Resort and the Pop Century Resort.
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