The theming and layout of the resort is similar to the Pop Century Resort, located across the lagoon from Art of Animation, which was originally intended to be an expansion of Pop Century, but was abandoned mid-construction after the tourism drop post-9/11.
Art of Animation features four distinctly designed wings celebrating the rich storytelling, spirited characters, original sketches and playfulness inspired by the classic Disney and Disney*Pixar films: Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.
|Art of Animation's entrance. Photo by Paul Williams.|
The family suites are comfortable. A master suite includes a queen-size bed and private bath with spacious shower. The main area includes a Murphy bed and a convertible sofa. A small kitchenette includes a sink, mini-fridge and microwave. A second bathroom offers a small tub. The theming in the rooms is thorough and playful – designed to appeal to a child’s aesthetic.
|Animations in Animation's lobby. Photo by Paul Williams.|
Rates for Art of Animation start at $94 for standard rooms and $248 for family suites – pricey given the resort’s “Value” designation. For more information, visit Disney’s website.