For the first page of this review of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, see this.
AMENITIES AT DISNEY’S ART OF ANIMATION RESORT
Most amenities at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort except the pools and Skyliner station are in its central “Animation Hall” area.
Here you’ll find the loveliest lobby, by far, among the value resorts. The check-in area…
…the side wall that separates it from the gift shop…
…and note the art on the back wall. On one visit, characters from Winnie the Pooh were greeting as we checked in!
Outside you’ll find the bus stops. With one stop, and no bus sharing, Art of Animation has the best bus service among the values.
On the topic of transportation, Art of Animation shares with Pop Century the distinction of being the only values on the new Disney World Skyliner gondola system to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
It shares a Skyliner station with Pop Century, on the bridge connecting the two resorts over Hourglass Lake. From this station, you ride to the main hub, at Caribbean Beach, and re-board there for either the Epcot or Hollywood Studios lines.
Back inside, between the lobby and the food court you’ll find the large gift shop.
More from the gift shop.
Next is the food court, “Landscape of Flavors.”
At opening, this was the best food court among the values or moderates, combining traditional food court fare…
…with fresh and interesting selections–my favorite was the Mongolian Grill Beef Stir Fry, being prepared here…
…in a setting that is, mostly, warmer and more inviting than the other food courts of its size. This sky light fixture is from the ceiling in the “Lion King” area of the food court.
However, the menu has been dumbed down over the years, so while this is still a fine food court, it is less distinctive than before. Current menus can be found here.
Perhaps best of all–real plates and utensils!!
If you are lucky and win a bet from a guy who looks like this (like I did)…
…you might even get a free breakfast (like I did)!
THE POOLS AT DISNEY’S ART OF ANIMATION RESORT
This review continues here.
MATERIAL IN THIS REVIEW OF DISNEY’S ART OF ANIMATION RESORT
- Overview of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- The Little Mermaid Area and Rooms
- Photo Tour of a Little Mermaid Room
- Overview of the Family Suites Areas
- Accommodations in the Family Suites
- Photo Tour of a Finding Nemo Family Suite (plus bed dimensions, storage, etc)
- Photo Tour of a Lion King Family Suite
- Photo Tour of a Cars Family Suite
- Amenities at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- The Pools at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
OTHER KEY PAGES FOR WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEY WORLD
- Where to stay–the Basics
- Where first-timers should stay
- Reviews of all the Disney World resorts, based on my 150+ stays in them