If you are a fan of Disney animation, this is the place to stay. You’ll find elements from classic Disney and Disney/Pixar motion pictures in the architecture and décor throughout the resort. And Disney has done a great job designing recreation areas featuring “The Lion King,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Cars.” So your kids can play in a life-size recreation of Radiator Springs from the motion picture “Cars.”
Kids and parents alike will have a blast in the main “Big Blue Pool” area, which is themed after “Finding Nemo.” Holding more than 300,000 gallons and covering 33 acres, this zero-entry pool is considered one of the largest in all of Walt Disney World Resort.
The fun begins at check-in. Art of Animation appeals to true animation fans with the lobby walls that feature scans of original artwork used in the creation of these classic Disney films. It’s fascinating to see how the characters’ appearance evolved over time into what they look like in the finished form.
Take a 360-degree view of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Lobby (select the toggle fullscreen option to enlarge, then use your keyboard’s arrow keys or your mouse to move inside the image).
But the feature that guests find most appealing is the guest rooms. The Art of Animation has designed more than half of their nearly 2,000 rooms as “Family Suites.” And these spaces are really special.
The suites are themed after “The Lion King,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Cars.” And they’re huge – with about 525 square feet of living space and accommodations for up to 6 people.
Family suites come with a separate bedroom with a queen-sized bed as well as two beautifully decorated bathrooms. Also included are a double-sized sleeper sofa and a dining table that converts into a double bed. The kitchenette includes a small refrigerator and microwave.
Take a 360-degree view of a Cars suite. (Select the toggle fullscreen option to enlarge, then use your keyboard’s arrow keys or your mouse to move inside the image).
Keep in mind that the Art of Animation is priced for families on a budget and included in Disney’s Value resort category.
Points to keep in mind:
* Standard non-suite rooms are also available.
* Food court makes dining convenient.
* There is a 24-hour laundry for guests.
* Complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the resort.