Take in the sights, the sounds and the massive Disney Characters portrayed while viewing the Art of Animation Resort Video. As you take your drive down Victory Way and turn into Animation Way, you will pass through the guard building before entering the Art of Animation Property. As you make your way to the main Animation Hall Building you will start to see how large this complex really is. Enter the front doors and you will be greeted by Disney staff and directed to the front desk where you will check in for the first time. While you are taking care of the necessities, it might be a great time for the rest of the family to walk around this main building to see what is available.
Main Lobby and Entrance
You will be spending a considerable amount of time at the Animation Hall so take some time to get used to the layout for easy navigation during your stay. This main building houses the Check-in Counter as well as the Concierge Desk where you can always get a helping hand. Any time that you get hungry, you will want to stop in at the Landscape of Flavors Food Court where you can find just about any type of food available in a walk up to the counter style dining experience. In addition to these areas, there is also a nice shopping area and a full size arcade for the entire family to enjoy during your stay.
Splish, Splash, Look at the Pools
Make your way through the back doors of the main building and you immediately run into the largest pool at this massive property. The Big Blue Pool is located in the Finding Nemo area and has a Zero-entry section so it is easy for the smaller kids to make their way in and out of the pool. There is plenty of seating around the pool area. A fun water splash zone is located behind the pool with water fountains spraying throughout the day. If you want to enjoy a dry playground, just continue your trek to the backside of the Finding Nemo area and let the kids run and play to their hearts content. There are also 2 other Swimming Pools at this resort located to the right in the Cars area and also to the left in the Little Mermaid. Both of these pools are very nice but they are much smaller than the main pool. This can be very beneficial if you are looking for something a little more subdued and want to read while sitting by the pool watching the kids splash around. To find out more, take some time to look over additional information on the Art of Animation Pool.
As you walk around the 4 different Themed Areas, you will be astounded by the attention Disney has taken to present just the right information in the right way at every turn. The Characters come to life as you make your way around this giant complex. This resort is wonderful for larger families due to the fact that more of the accommodations are Family Suites than Standard Rooms. In fact, out of the total 1,984 rooms available, 1,120 of these rooms are Suites. This makes it very nice to stretch out when you stay in your room and have some extra space. For full information on the room situation, take a look at the Art of Animation Resort Rooms.
Video of Disney Art of Animation Resort
Video Tour of the Disney Art of Animation Resort and Pool Areas
Art of Animation Big Blue Pool Video
Art of Animation Flippin’ Fins Pool Video
Art of Animation Cars Pool Video
Art of Animation Lion King Theme Walkthrough Video
Art of Animation Little Mermaid Standard Room Video
Landscape of Flavors Food Court Video