Disney's Art of Animation Resort Review
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Families will love:
- Value-priced suites
- Big Blue Pool -- Disney's largest resort pool
- Themed accommodations including
About Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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 a spicy tropical crab cake snack 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.
Accommodations are located in three-story buildings, each enlivened with super-sized icons paying tribute to a quartet of popular Disney and Disney Pixar films. In neighborhoods devoted to "Cars," "Finding Nemo," "The Little Mermaid" and "The Lion King," guests will find amazing attention to detail. From a life-sized fleet of four-wheeled friends and a light-up No Vacancy Cozy Cone Motel sign seemingly straight out of "Cars" land to in-room details like Bruce the shark shower curtains, coffee table "logs" inscribed with the lyrics to "The Lion King's" Hakuna Matata and seashell mirrors fit for a mermaid princess, visitors will find themselves fully immersed in the animated experience both inside and out.
Suites, which are exclusively found in the "Finding Nemo," "Cars" and "The Lion King" sections, sleep up to six guests. These elaborately designed quarters are designed with families in mind, and feature two bathrooms, a kitchenette with a microwave and a mini-refrigerator and a cleverly created table bed. Standard rooms in The Little Mermaid neighborhood are typical in configuration, but not in character. These under-the-sea themed accommodations sleep up to four with two double beds or a king size bed, and feature sea-themed décor and aquatic-inspired furnishings.
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