New Resort Open at Walt Disney World-The Art of Animation

Walt Disney World’s newest resort, The Art Of Animation, opens for its first guests today. Only a portion of the resort, the Finding Nemo Family Suites is open for business today, the other sections are starting to take reservations.

The resort falls into the value category which means it will not have all the amenities of the moderate and deluxe resorts but there is still plenty to offer guests including saving some hard money over the other resort classes.

The Art of Animation, when complete, will include standard rooms as well as family suites. Family suites will include two bathrooms mini kitchens and separate sleeping areas to accommodate up to six guests per room.

The resort has been divided into  four distinct sections each based on a Disney or Disney/Pixar movie. Those four movies are The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo.

The rooms are decorated with each sections particular movie in mind from the bedding, carpet and the walls. Disney has done all it could to make the guest feel like they are part of the movie.

The exterior of each building has also been themed from paint schemes to statues designed to bring the movies to mind.

Like all of the resorts there is a food court, Landscape of Flavors. Offerings will include standard food court options plus some more interesting items such as buckwheat pasta, egg-white frittatas, low-fat smoothies, naan bread and roasted chicken, shrimp, sausage and acorn squash.

As with all resorts, transportation will be provided to the theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney.

The resort should be great for those with smaller children and the family suites are a great bonus for parents who want some privacy and the option to do a little cooking for themselves.

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Okay since I am a Disney addict and they don't have a twelve step program for Walt Disney World I will serve my addiction by blogging about the place I'd rather be!

Posted on May 31, 2012, in Resort Living, World News! and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I am excited about this new addition! I can’t wait to see it. Might have to swing by and check it out in October. I heard it will be sharing bus service with Pop much like the All Stars do. People always highlight Pop having its own bus service as a plus to stay there so looks like Pop and Animation guest have to plan on making an extra stop now.

    • I have only stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and Port Orleans Riverside. I guess technically you are sharing between resorts at Port Orleans Riverside with the French Quarter.

      Is sharing a huge issue?

      • people usually bring it up when trying to decide what value resort to choose. I don’t think it’s a big deal because even though Pop wasn’t sharing I think they ran less buses to Pop so I think the time it takes to get to the parks is probably pretty much the same between all the values.

      • Port Orleans always seemed short on buses! But probably every resort does when you are there at peak season.

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