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  • Value-priced suites
  • Big Blue Pool -- Disney's largest resort pool
  • Themed accommodations including
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About Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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The newest -- and arguably most colorful -- hotel to debut at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Art of Animation Resort brightens the Hollywood Studios and Epcot neighborhood scenes with bright, bold and endearing images, along with a spectacular main pool, innovative dining options and space-stretching family suites.

Opened in 2012, the 864-room, 1,120-suite Disney value-category resort spans 87 acres and features both wet and dry playgrounds, a fun-filled animation-themed arcade, convenient access to ESPN Wide World of Sports and a bridge to the similarly sprawling Pop Century Resort nearby. Situated on Hourglass Lake, the resort occupies land originally intended to be the "Later Years" phase of Disney's Pop Century Resort, a pop-culture-themed, value-priced property that debuted in 2003.

At the "Finding Nemo"-themed Big Blue Pool -- the largest water playground on Disney resort property -- kids can make waves with Mr. Ray and pose and play with a host of similarly massive soft sculpture characters. At the Schoolyard Sprayground nearby, little ones can splash safely along with Nemo and friends, and at the adjacent Righteous Reef dry playground, they can slide, climb and crawl through tunnels while supervised by the loveable toddler turtle, Squirt.

After a busy day at the parks, families can dive in to a daily dance party extravaganza, watch a Disney movie on an inflatable screen and play fun-filled games, ranging from Splashin' Sebastian to Beach Ball Blast. When thirst and hunger call, guests can order up a Frozen Orange Burst and from the Drop Off Pool Bar, or arrange for delivery of an in-room feast of pizza, pasta, grilled fish or stir-fry. At The Landscape of Flavors Food Court, five stations serve up a variety of innovative fare, from Tandoori Shrimp to Create Your Own Pasta, and a fresh beverage bar features made-to-order lemonade, limeade, fruit smoothies and specialty tea and coffee drinks.

Written by Jackie Perrin

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Family Interests

  • Theme Parks

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool

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Really nice place, too much walking!
by justcrazy08015
My family loved the decorations and the pools. What we didn't like was the looonng walk to eat, catch the buses or go to the big blue pool. Our room was not the cleanest when we got there I found half of a granola bar next to the bed. Food was ok, could have had a better selection. Very long lines for breakfast. It was nice that there was a bridge to ... read more