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Disney Art of Animation Resort (an Inside Look)

If you are looking for a reasonably-priced resort to stay that offers a little more than the typical value resort but not as pricey as the moderate, Disney Art of Animation Resort might just be what you need.

Disney Art of Animation Resort

Disney Art of Animation Resort

This resort is one of our favorite places to stay on Disney property because it has comfortable accommodations, nice pool, an on-site restaurant and the convenience of the Skyliner.

If you are considering a stay at Disney Art of Animation Resort, here is what you need to know:

Art of Animation Lobby

Animation Hall

The main hub for Art of Animation Resort is Animation Hall. You will find giant sketchbooks filled with favorite Disney characters filling the walls of the lobby.

Spend time looking at all the sketch artwork on the wall and you might even catch a Disney Cast Member teaching a drawing class.

Ink & Paint Gift Shop

Just off the main lobby is the Ink & Paint gift shop which has wonderful souvenir options along with book & magazine selections, toiletries and snacks.

Landscape of Flavors in Art of Animation

Landscape of Flavors Food Court

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the food court has a landscape of flavors with dishes from across the globe.

You will find great menu options with a little bit of everything from Kielbasa to Chicken Parmesan served for lunch & dinner.

mongolian chicken landscape of flavors

My favorite was the Mongolian Stir-fried chicken and broccoli served with Jasmine Rice.

Nemo Waffles

Breakfast has all your favorites and even has character-themed waffles like Finding Nemo & Lion King!

Art of Animation Mermaid Cupcake

Besides the standard Disney desserts, Landscape of Flavors has a signature Mermaid Cupcake that is a Vanilla Cupcake filled with Pineapple marmalade and topped with Coconut Buttercream.

Landscape of Flavors also serves fresh smoothies, Disney Ice Cream bars and hand-scooped gelato.

Pineapple Paradise Milkshake

If there is one thing you should get here it is the Pineapple Frost. It is like a Dole Whip milkshake.

This is by far the best resort quick service restaurant at Disney World and we will even walk over from Pop Century (its on the other side of the bridge) when we want a good meal!

Art Of Animation Resort Room Options

Finding Nemo Suites

Finding Nemo Family Suites

With 320 family suites, the Finding Nemo Family Suites is perfect for larger families or those who just need a bit more space.

Nemo Suites

This resort sleeps up to 6 with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, double-size convertible table bed, and double-size sleeper sofa. Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen, and living area giving you plenty of room to spread out!

The theme of the movie is carried out in the living space with coral-shaped chairs and bubble ceiling lights and rusted metallic tiles in the bathrooms.

The Big Blue Pool at Art of Animation in DIsney World

Big Blue Pool

What makes the Art of Animation Resort better than the other Value resorts is the Big Blue Pool.

It is the largest pool among the Disney resorts and it is spectacular. It features a zero-entry design and state-of-the-art underwater speakers!

Finding Nemo Water Play Area

The Big Blue Pool also has an adjacent kid water play area that is a big hit for the preschool kids. Lots of sprouting water fountains and Nemo friends for the kids to play with.

Righteous Reef playground

Righteous Reef Playground

On the other side of the pool and kids water area is the Righteous Reef playground.

It is a great place to let the kids work off some energy. Kids from ages of 2-12 will enjoy the multiple slides and caves!

Cars themed area in Art of Animation Resort

Cars Family Suites

The Cars Wing hosts the largest amount of family suites at Art of Animations with a total of 480.

Each family suite sleeps up to 6 with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, a double-size convertible table bed, and double-size sleeper sofa.

Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen with a living area.

The entire living space makes you feel like you are in Radiator Springs.

The living room sofa looks like the back seat of an old car, the dresser is a tool chest and the bathroom was inspired by a car wash.

Cars Pool at Art of Animation

Cozy Cone Pool

All roads lead to the 60-s style Cozy Cone Motel where you will find the Cozy Cone Pool.

Not nearly as large as the Big Blue Pool, this pool is far less crowded and gives you a chance to enjoy time in the orange cone-shaped cabanas.

Lion King Rooms at Art of Animation

Lion King Family Suites

The Lion King Suites also sleeps up to 6 with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, a double-size convertible table bed, and double-size sleeper sofa.

Lion King Suite

Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen with living area featuring a leaf-shaped chair.

Lion King Room Bathrooms

Throughout the set of rooms, you will find popular characters from Lion King. Zazu is on the headboards of the bed, Pumbaa and Timon are on the shower curtain.

Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms

Little Mermaid Rooms

The Little Mermaid is the only standard guest room wing at Art of Animation Resort.  Luckily, there are 864 of these rooms available!

Art of Animation Resort: Little Mermaid Rooms

Little Mermaid rooms sleep up to 4 with 2 double beds in each room (some rooms have one king bed). There is a table & chairs with mini fridge.

Under the Sea Bathroom

These rooms will make you feel like you are under the sea with Ariel. You’ll find pearl light fixtures, aquatic life on the floor and walls and pictures from the animated classic.

Disney Skyliner at Art of Animation

Art of Animation Resort Transportation Options

One of the perks to staying on Disney property is getting to use the free resort transportation to get to the parks! At Art of Animation, you will have two different types of transportation you can use:

Disney Skyliner

The new gondola system connects Disney Art of Animation guests to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The closest stop is Hollywood Studios. In order to get to EPCOT, you have to go through both Riviera Resort and the turn station.

Disney Bus

The only bus stop at Art of Animation is outside of Animation Hall.

Art of Animation Resort Review

When it comes to Disney Resorts, there are many to choose from. If you are looking for a moderately priced resort on Disney property or a Disney resort that sleeps 5 or more, you should consider Art of Animation.

Have you been to Art of Animation Resort? In which section did you stay?

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