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, Art of Animation Resort might just be what you need. This amazing resort has several room options that fit both small and large families and really creates an immersive Disney resort experience!
Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort Room Options
The resort is divided into four sections: The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Lion King.
Each section features colorful and larger-than-life characters from the respective movies that are sure to delight guests of all ages.
The resort offers a variety of room options, including standard rooms and suites.
The suites are perfect for larger families or groups as they include a separate bedroom, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette.
All the buildings and rooms at Art of Animation Resort are designed with bright colors and whimsical touches to truly immerse guests in the world of Disney animation.
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.
This resort sleeps up to 6 with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, a double-size convertible table bed, and a double-size sleeper sofa. Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen, and a 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.
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!
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
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 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 a 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.
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 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 a double-size sleeper sofa.
Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen with a living area featuring a leaf-shaped chair.
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.
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!
Little Mermaid rooms sleep up to 4 with 2 Queen-size beds in each room (some rooms have one king bed). There is a table & chairs with mini fridge.
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.
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.
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 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.
My favorite was the Mongolian Stir-fried chicken and broccoli served with Jasmine Rice.
Breakfast has all your favorites and even has character-themed waffles like Finding Nemo & Lion King!
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.
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 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:
The only bus stop at Art of Animation is outside of Animation Hall. The bus will take you to all the theme parks as well as to the waterparks and Disney Springs.
Booking an Art of Animation Resort Stay
Are you looking to get the best price on a stay at Art of Animation?
Staying off season or during a time when Disney is running a resort stay discount is the best way to get a deal!
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