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Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms

Art of Animation is known for its immersive theming and larger-than-life characters that come to life throughout the property. This is true for the Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms that make guests feel like they are sleeping under the sea!

Art of Animation Resort features four different themed areas, each based on a popular Disney and Pixar movie: Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid.

While the other three areas offer suites for bigger families or groups, the Little Mermaid section is dedicated entirely to standard rooms.

The standard room, which can accommodate up to four people includes two Queen beds (or one King), a small table and chairs, and a mini-fridge.

This means that if you are a family of 5 looking for a Disney Resort, The Little Mermaid room will not be available to you.

If you are trying to choose between Art of Animation Little Mermaid Room & Finding Nemo Suite, you should read our Finding Nemo Suite Review.

And while they are standard rooms, the price is not your standard Value resort price. You will find these specialty-themed rooms a little more than other value resort rooms.

This is because they are more immersive in their theming, like the Princess Rooms at Port Orleans.

Little Mermaid wing of Art of Animation

Staying at the Art of Animation Resort

When you get to Art of Animation Resort, you will have no trouble finding your way to the Little Mermaid wing of rooms.

Art of Animation

The entire outside of the set of Little Mermaid wing features an underwater theme with giant statues of Ariel, Ursula and King Triton.

But the theming doesn’t stop there.

As you make your way around the rest of the resort, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into different animated films.

Cars themed area in Art of Animation Resort

The Finding Nemo area features massive sculptures of characters like Crush and Squirt, while the Cars section has an entire Cozy Cone Motel for guests to explore.

And in The Lion King section, you can pose for photos with a giant statue of Rafiki.

Art of Animation Resort Little Mermaid Rooms

Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms

The Little Mermaid rooms are inspired by the Disney animated classic “The Little Mermaid.”

From the moment you step into your room, you will be immersed in Ariel’s underwater world.

Art of Animation Resort: Little Mermaid Rooms

From floor to ceiling, you will feel like you are under the sea!

From the colorful starfish bedding to the seashell-shaped headboards, every detail is carefully crafted to bring the beloved animated film to life.

Guests will feel like they have stepped into a scene straight into the movie.

Art of Animation Little Mermaid Room

Take a look at the super cute headboards on the double beds shaped like clam shells. The pearl in the center of the shell actually lights up!

You will find Flounder & Sebastian floating on the wall and even a picture of Prince Eric at the Helm of a ship.

Under the Sea Bathroom

Even the bathroom makes you feel part of her world!

The bathroom is a split concept with a vanity and sink in one space and a toilet and shower in a separate area which can be helpful for getting multiple family members ready at once.

There is also ample storage space for all your belongings, including a dresser and hanging area in the vanity area.

Landscape of Flavors in Art of Animation

Dining at Art of Animation

There is only one option for dining at Art of Animation and that is Land of Flavors.

This quick service option, however, is one of the best at any Value Resort.

From Pizza and Burgers to Shrimp & Grits, this place has a ton of options.

Land of Flavors Ice Cream Bar

Our favorite part is that it has a full dessert bar with Gelato and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Art of Animation Mermaid Cupcake

Little Mermaid fans will want to check out the Mermaid Tail Cupcake! It is a vanilla cupcake filled with pineapple preserves and topped with coconut buttercream, white chocolate Mermaid Tail, graham cracker crumb, crispy pearls, and glitter.

Recreation Activities at Art of Animation

In addition to enjoying the impressive theming and immersive experience, guests staying in a Little Mermaid room can also take advantage of various activities that are offered on-site.

These activities cater to all ages and add a touch of magic to your stay at this popular resort.


The closest pool to the Little Mermaid section is Flippin’ Fins Pool which features the same immersive Ariel and friends theming.

While cute, it isn’t as nice as some of the other pools on the property.

The Big Blue Pool at Art of Animation in DIsney World

The Big Blue Pool, inspired by Finding Nemo, boasts underwater speakers and is the largest pool on Disney property.

Finding Nemo Water Play Area

Adjacent is the Schoolyard Sprayground which features pop-up jets and water fun for little ones.

Also nearby is the Righteous Reef playground for kids who prefer to stay dry during playtime.

Cars Pool at Art of Animation

Families can also enjoy the Cozy Cone Pool, themed after the Cars franchise, which features cone-shaped cabanas for a unique swimming experience.

This interactive water play area features pop jets and fountains, making it a hit with kids of all ages.

Animation Academy

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is the only Disney resort to offer an Animation Academy experience.

Art of Animation Lobby

This hands-on activity near the Hall of Animation allows guests to learn how to draw some of their favorite Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse and Olaf.

These sessions are led by professional animators and are a great way to add a personalized touch to your vacation.

Movies Under the Stars

After a fun-filled day at the parks, guests can unwind with a movie under the stars at the Big Blue Pool each evening at 8pm.

This outdoor movie experience takes place on select nights and features popular Disney films for all ages to enjoy.

Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase, making it the perfect way to end your day at the resort.

Jogging Trails

For guests looking to stay active during their vacation, Art of Animation Resort offers jogging trails around the resort’s picturesque lake.

These scenic trails are a great way to explore the resort and get some exercise while taking in the beautiful theming.

You can also walk over to Pop Century Resort and rent a bike to explore the trails of both resorts by bike!

Ink & Paint Gift Shop


Disney’s Art of Animation Resort offers Ink & Paint Shop located off Animation Hall, just before you get to Landscape of Flavors.

Ink & Paint Store

This shop sells Disney merchandise and souvenirs inspired by the resort’s theming of Little Mermaid, Cars and Lion King.


Guests can also visit the Pixel Play Arcade, featuring classic arcade games and modern video games for all ages to enjoy.

Booking a Little Mermaid Room at Art of Animation

With 864 standard-style guest rooms, you would think that there would be enough rooms for all that want to visit.

The truth is that these rooms are very popular for those traveling with a Little Mermaid fan and can be hard to reserve.

If this is somewhere you absolutely must stay, then make sure you book your reservation well in advance and if fully booked when you want to go, continue to check to see if there are any cancelations ahead of your stay.

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The Little Mermaid rooms at the Art of Animation resort offer guests a unique and immersive experience in the world of Ariel and her friends. With comfortable accommodations, convenient amenities, and plenty of activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder that these rooms are a popular choice among families and Disney enthusiasts alike.

Have you stayed at Art of Animation’s Little Mermaid Rooms? What did you think of it?

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Carrie M.

Wednesday 18th of February 2015

AOA is by far my favorite of the value resorts! My husband, our two children, and in-laws all stayed in a Finding Nemo Family Suite. There was plenty of room for the 6 of us and the theming was over the top! My husband and I gave the bedroom to his parents and we stayed in the main living area with our two kids. Two of us slept on the pull down Murphy bed and the other two of us slept on the sleeper sofa. Having two bathrooms for all of us was an added bonus. While the family suites are more expensive than the Little Mermaid rooms, if you are going with a larger family or are a couple wanting a little privacy from the kids at night, you will want to check out AOA!


Thursday 19th of February 2015

Thanks, Carrie. I have friends that stayed in the Finding Nemo Suite and loved it. Can't wait to try it myself!

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