Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is the newest resort on Disney property. Designed to make you feel like you are a character in a beloved animated film, this resort has 1,120 family suites and 864 standard rooms. This unique, value resort is focused on larger families with suites that outnumber the standard rooms. The suites can accommodate families of 6 with 2 full bathrooms and a kitchenette.
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This heavily Disney themed resort has 4 themed sections which include The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Nemo and Cars. All feature larger than life characters that will immerse you in the films that we all know and love.
Art of Animation Resort Buildings
Cars, Nemo, Little Mermaid, Lion King
Art of Animation Resort Pools
The Big Blue Pool: This Nemo themed pool is the largest pool on Disney property other than at the water parks. It holds over 310,000 gallons of water and is the only pool with an underwater sound system.
Splash Pad: Near the Big Blue Pool there is a splash pad for the little ones to enjoy
Little Mermaid Pool: This pool located in the Little Mermaid wind is themed perfectly after the popular film
Cozy Cone Pool: Located in the center Cars wing, this pool is surrounded by giant cozy cones for a little extra shade. These come at no additional cost to guests, but cannot be reserved. It is first come, first in the shade.
Art of Animation Resort Advantages and Disadvantages
Advantages – Bright, playful and immersive design with clean and comfortable rooms. Suites that will sleep larger families of up to 6. Three well themed pools including the largest pool of any Disney Resort. This resort is in the value category and can be cost saving over the deluxe resorts, especially for larger families. Unique food choices at the Landscape of flavors.
Disadvantages – The price point is higher than the other value resorts. The Little Mermaid Wing only offers the standard rooms that sleep up to 4 guests and these rooms are so popular they have not been included in Disney’s special offers; however, the suites are usually included in the offers.
The Little Mermaid building has exterior hallways that enter the rooms and the suite wings have interior hallways.
Art of Animation Resort Dining
Landscape of Flavors: This Food court is located next to Animation Hall and offers a large variety of quick service meals that can be customized when they are cooked. This location does accept the quick service dining plan using your quick service credits.
Pizza Delivery: Delivery to your room during evening hours.
Drop Off Pool Bar: Next to the Big Blue Pool just outside Animation Hall
Art of Animation Resort Shopping
Ink and Paint Shop Between Animation Hall and Landscape of Flavors
Art of Animation Resort Amenities
Splash Pad wet play Area near the Big Blue Pool
The Boneyard playground in the Lion King wing
Squirt’s Playground in the Finding Nemo wing
Pixel Play Arcade
On-site food court
1.38-mile Jogging Trail
Dog friendly rooms
Daily Maid Service
Concierge desk services
Free transportation to the Disney Parks
Free Parking, at the resort and the parks, for resort guests
Valet Service Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service
Coin Laundry available
Art of Animation Resort Room Options
Little Mermaid Standard Room: Sleeps up to 4 guests +1 infant. 2 double beds or 1 king bed.
The Lion King Family Suites: Sleeps up to 6 guests +1 infant. Three sleeping areas, Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova Table Bed, Double-size sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.
Cars Family Suites: Sleeps up to 4 guests +1 infant. Three sleeping areas, Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova Table Bed, Double-size sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.
Finding Nemo Family Suites: Sleeps up to 4 guests +1 infant. Three sleeping areas, Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova Table Bed, Double-size sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.
Family Suites: Sleeps up to 4 guests +1 infant. Three sleeping areas, Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova Table Bed, Double-size sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.
Room Amenities in all rooms
Flat TV with Disney Programming
Iron and Ironing Board
Art of Animation Resort Transportation
Buses to the parks and Disney Springs. The buses run on a schedule that varies depending on the time of day.
My .02 Cents about Art of Animation
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Art of Animation Resort. The kids loved taking pictures next to their favorite cars characters and the Big Blue Pool was a hit. The food court offered a variety of food from the unique flavors to satisfy the adults to the typical American food for the kids. The Little Mermaid rooms are located the furthest from the main building, but the walk goes by quickly while looking at all of the colorful decor.
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