Disney Art Of Animation Resort
Art of Animation opened it's doors in 2012. It is the newest and most unique Walt Disney World Resort yet. It is classified as a value PLUS resort. It has been given this PLUS rating because this is the ONLY value property that offers "themed" Disney Story rooms. In addition the suites here offer a microwave, coffee maker, wet bar sink in addition to a mini fridge. Other value resorts just have mini fridges only. As with all Disney Value resorts, quick service dining is offered in the "Landscapes of Flavor" food court offering 5 different food options for breakfast lunch & dinner.
The Art of Animation Resort is set on 87 beautifully manicured acres just across hourglass lake from Disney's Pop Century Resort. It offers 1.120 themed suites set in three different sections of the property...Cars Suites, Finding Nemo Suites or Lion King Suites. The family suites in all of these sections will comfortably accommodate up to a family of 6 (plus 1 infant UNDER age 3). There are also 864 Little Mermaid themed standard rooms that will sleep a maximum of 4 people (plus 1 infant under the age of 3)
There are 3 themed heated pools at the Art Of Animation but the centerpiece of the resort is the 11,859 square foot "Big Blue" pool influenced by the animation of the feature film "Finding Nemo". Everything here is built to scale so you can really experience what it was like to be Nemo lost in the Big Blue. There is also a regular playground area called "Squirt's Righteous Reef".
Disney's Art of Animation has been built to be as environmentally friendly as possible with reused and renewable building materials, re-cycling bins and LED lighting.
The closest theme park to the Art Of Animation is Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is also fairly close to Typhoon Lagoon. Disney's Art Of Animation guests can access all of the Walt Disney World Parks and attractions via Disney Transportation buses.