disney’s art of animation resort

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the newest value hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The first phase of the hotel opens May 31, 2012.

This Disney Resort hotel invites you to become a part of your favorite animated films. At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Guests are immersed in the artistry and enchantment of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar classics through imaginative design and themed rooms, including:

  • Finding Nemo Family Suites—Opening May 31, 2012—Book Now!
  • Cars Family Suites—Opening June 18, 2012—Book Now!
  • The Lion King Family Suites—Opening August 10, 2012—Book Now!
  • The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms—Opening September 15, 2012—Book Now!

I didn’t stay here – I just got to poke around and see what the hotel had to offer – but I was won over by the family suites – FINALLY rooms that accommodate more than 4 people! Each family suite features:

  • 2 separate full bathrooms
  • A master bedroom
  • 3 separate sleeping areas within the living space, which includes a generously sized dining or work table that easily transforms into a comfortable bed.


This hotel is amazing. We just saw the Nemo section, but I got to peek over at the Cars section, which looks like the next best thing to staying in Radiator Springs itself. And we love us some Cars in our house!

So while we’ll be staying in the Cars section, the Nemo section was totally amazing. Coolest. Pool. EVER! Even the playground was incredible:

This place is incredible! Animation Hall is so cool – (you saw the lobby above) and has a food court, arcade for the kids and walk through it for the Finding Nemo courtyard.  (There are 4 playful courtyards—one for each film— and three pools with a Finding Nemo, Cars and Little Mermaid themes.)

Be sure to check it out for your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

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Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.