Friday, May 18, 2012

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Art of Animation Resort is the newest addition to the wide variety of hotels at Walt Disney World. It will feature over 1,000 family suites that sleep up to 6 people, a kitchenette, living room, and 2 bathrooms. Each section of the resort is themed off of a Disney movie with the Finding Nemo section opening first on May 31, followed by Cars opening on June 18, and The Lion King opening on August 10. The final section to open on September 15 is The Little Mermaid, 864 single-hotel rooms (in the Value bracket of Disney Resorts) instead of the family suites.

The Art of Animation is located across Hourglass Lake from Pop Century resort and features 3 pools, with the largest of the three in the Finding Nemo section also having a pool bar. In the Cars section there are large street cones (representing the Cozy Cone Motel from the movie); however these aren't any ordinary street cones...they are cabanas for the pool! Free of charge and first come, first serve. The Little Mermaid area also has a pool.

The food court, called "Landscapes of Flavor" features items we don't always see in the food courts, such as Create Your Own Smoothie, Mongolian Grill Beef Stir Fry, Cheesy Pesto Bread, a Chicken Burger and more. The food court will accept the Disney Dining Plan.  The dining area is themed and loaded with Hidden Mickeys!

One hot question among Disney fans is if the resort will share buses with the Pop Century resort, and that answer is no. Both resorts will have their own sets of buses.

Several Mouse World Travel agents recently had the opportunity to tour the resort and reported that the resort is beautiful, detailed and everything is done very, very well. You truly feel like you are immersed into the story--much like you do in the theme parks -- it certainly carries that Disney Magic!

Prices per night for the standard Little Mermaid rooms start at $105 (on par with the other Value Resorts), and the family suites start at $249. So if you are looking for affordability for a larger family or group, doing 2 rooms at another Value Resort will be more affordable; however, if you are visting during a time Disney is offering a discount, the Art of Animation may be more preferable with the enhanced resort and in-room kitchenettes! 

Contact us today for more information, or a no-obligation quote - we always watch for discounts to ensure you get the very best rate for your vacation!

You can see additional pictures and 360 room tours here.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to stay there in September. I think that it is going to be so much fun that we may have to fight with the kids to go to the parks.