4 Convincing Reasons Why You Should Stay At Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort is one of my favorite places to stay on property. It’s relatively new and the themes make me feel like I’m in a Disney movie.

Art of Animation recently opened in 2012. It’s a value level resort, but also has a combination of moderate level rooms.

If you’re on the fence about stay at Art Of Animation, here are 4 convincing reason why this resort is the one for you!

1. Impressive Themeing

If any resort has the best themes, it’s Art Of Animation! The overall theme of this resort, is Disney and Pixar animation.

This resort is themed after 4 movies. Each theme has a few buildings dedicated to that movie. The themes are The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Cars.

My favorite part of these themes, is that large statues of the characters are out around the resort! It’s the perfect place to take pictures with some of your favorite characters!

Take a stroll through Cars Land and you’re bound to see Lightning McQueen and his friends!

Not only are the rooms amazingly themed, but the lobby is gorgeous as well! It’s so colorful and is filled with sketches and concept art from the Disney movies.

There are so many details throughout this resort that you have to take a look at!

The sidewalk in the Cars section looks like roads and some of the plants in The Little Mermaid section look like undersea plants. The trees near The Lion King section make you feel like you’re in the jungle!

This resort definitely feels like a “Disney” resort with all the themes and characters to explore.

2. Large Quick Service Area

Since Art of Animation is a value resort, there is no table service restaurant. On the other hand, there is an amazing food court that you have to check out!

One of the main reasons why I love Art Of Animation, is this large dining area in the main building, Animation Hall.

Inside Animation hall, you have the Ink and Paint shop, which is the resorts gift shop and you’ll definitely want to check that out! You’ll also find Landscape Of Flavors.

Landscape Of Flavors is the quick service dining area for this resort. Unlike Saratoga Springs, this area is large and has plenty of dining space. It also has multiple options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mickey waffles are always the best!

You can grab a quick pastry like a blueberry muffin or chocolate croissant. There’s also a fridge section where you can grab a carton of milk, yogurt or some apple slices

There’s also a refillable mug station, multiple actually. At Wilderness Lodge, there only seems to be one or two in the seating area. At Art Of Animation, there’s a whole area dedicated to refill stations and mug wash stations!

Enough about the drinks, let’s talk decor!

Art Of Animation has 4 main themes: Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.

Each area in Landscape Of Flavors is dedicated to those 4 movies and I love it! I feel like I’m in a Disney movie and nothing could feel more magical!

If any of those movies are your favorite, you absolutely have to stay at Art Of Animation!

3. Skyliner Station!

My favorite type of Disney transportation is the new gondola system! Better yet, this Resort has a station within walking distance.

With this gondola system, you can travel to Epcot and Hollywood studios right from the resort. This way of travel seems faster than riding the bus. If you have the chance to take the Skyliner, do it! It saves time and is a lot more exciting.

From Art Of Animation Resort, you’ll take the Skyliner to the main station near Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. From there, you can take the line to Hollywood Studios or the line to Epcot.

In total, you’ll probably take 2 gondola lines to get to each park. It’s seems like a lot of waiting in line, but I’ve never waited more that 10 minutes to ride the Skyliner!

It’s so much faster than the bus. Believe me!

You’ll thank me later!🤗

4. Multiple Pools

Art Of Animation is a large resort, so it’s great how they have a few pools scattered around the property.

The main pool is called The Big Blue Pool. It’s up front near Animation Hall, just outside of the dining area.

If you couldn’t guess, The Big Blue Pool is Finding Nemo themed as it is located outside the Finding Nemo buildings. It’s a great pool. There is plenty of space to swim and there’s even a little splash pad for the little ones.

There’s also a pool located near the Cars themed rooms called The Cozy Cone Pool.

It’s really cute!

They have giant cones around the pool to make it feel like you’re actually in Radiator Springs. The pool is right in the center of the buildings, so you can’t miss it!

There’s one more pool located on this property. It’s called the Flippin’ Fins Pool and it’s by The Little Mermaid theme rooms so naturally it’s Little Mermaid themed.

The Big Blue Pool is the biggest out of the three and has the Splash pad area. The other two pools are smaller and only have the pool. So if you’re looking for a little bit more fun, the Big Blue Pool is where you’d want to go.

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Best 3 Walt Disney World Resort pools

Whether it’s the crystal-clear waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the turquoise hue of Bay Lake or the green-blue tint of Crescent Lake, there’s plenty of places to relax! Even the Walt Disney World Resort pools are a nice way to take a break from the parks.

Did you know every pool on Walt Disney property is heated? Yes, even in that 95 degree Florida weather!

Check out our top 3 picks for Walt Disney World Resort pools.

Number three on our Best Disney World pools list is Art of Animation. The main pool, which is called The Big Blue Pool, is located right outside the dinning and check in area. It is in the middle of the Finding Nemo themed rooms, so naturally, the pool is Finding Nemo themed. This pool is large and has plenty of space to swim. There is a small splash pad that is great for little kids. Besides the main pool, each theme has its own smaller pool. So if you’re looking for a pool that is less crowded, these smaller ones might be for you. This is one of my favorites basically just for the theme. Finding Nemo is such a cute movie and there are statues of the movie characters around the pool. This is a great opportunity to get some cool pictures.

Number two on our list is Boardwalk. So if you have not taken a stroll at the boardwalk, the theme of this hotel is a carnival on the pier. Its a really amazing hotel. With that being said, the Boardwalk’s main pool is amazing, and horrifying at the same time. It’s not as bad as you think, but there are clowns incorporated into the pool theme. If you can get past that, then its a really great place to relax. There is a water slide at this resort, that is one of the largest. It’s disguised as a cute roller coaster, so definitely check that out! So if you are afraid of clowns, this hotel might not be for you, but for those of you who are willing to look past it, I highly recommend just because it gives off a great atmosphere. There are some smaller pools that might be a better fit for some people so please do not let the clowns at the main pool scare you into not staying at this resort. There is also an ice cream shop down by the pier that has amazing ice cream, so you can get a sweet treat after you swim!

Number one on our list is the Yacht and Beach Club Resort pool. This is by far the BEST resort pool at Walt Disney World. First thing, there is a water slide, and it is the biggest and longest out of all the other resort slides. I highly recommend trying that out if you like water slides. There is a kiddy pool area by the entrance to the slide that has a shallow pool and a few small slides for your little ones. There is also a larger kiddy area that has sand at the bottom and is structured like a beach. There at a few hot tubes at this resort. One of them is more family friendly, while the other is more secluded and is adults only. There is plenty of room to sit down and relax. The atmosphere this resort has is so wonderful. There is also an ice cream parlor called Beaches and Cream which I highly recommend and is a great addition to your relaxation time! If you like to buy the resort mugs, consider taking them with you to the pool, as there is a refill station at Hurricane Hanna’s.

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