Art of Animation

Staying at a Disney Resort is a great option! We love to stay on property. You have so many awesome perks when you chose to stay on site. We were able to take advantage of the Magical Express shuttle that takes you from the airport to the hotel and back. You also are able to include a meal plan if you choose and Disney offers hotel packages in many different price ranges that work for everyone’s budget. We have stayed in many different hotels on Disney property and this time we chose Art of Animation. Sophia was so excited to help us choose this hotel and our room. The rooms and pools are themed. There are Nemo, Cars, Lion King, and Little Mermaid rooms to choose from. Sophia is very princess obsessed so she chose the Little Mermaid room. At the time of booking we were unaware of how small the room was. When we arrived the room was great, but on the smaller side for our family of four and all of our belongings. We stayed in this room for two nights but eventually moved to a larger room in the Nemo building. The hotel staff was amazing and so accommodating with our need to move. The property is awesome and so kid friendly. Each area is decorated and exciting for the kids. There is so much to see and look at. There is one pool in the Nemo area that has a splash pad, a pool in the Little Mermaid area, and a great pool in the Cars location with orange cone shaped cabanas. I feel like this hotel has literally thought of it all. There was an on-site family arcade for the rainy night we were stuck inside. The food location has decent quick service food and pretty good coffee. This was a must have for this mama. The shuttles were pretty packed but they came frequently. We found an AMAZING MOMMY HACK while we were there called the Minnnie Van! This is a service provided by Disney cast members in connection with Lyft. You can order a Minnie Van from the app and it will arrive in minutes to pick you up and take you to your destination. It came equipped with two car seats and the driver was trained to install them safely. They were amazing! We used the minivan service several times and loved it! In all I will say if you have young children that love Disney movies I would highly recommend checking out the Art of Animation hotel! Again the staff was amazing and kind. There was so much pixie dust as they call it sprinkled in while we were there on our stay! The girls loved the resort and we did too! The shuttles took about 25 minutes to get to the parks and 35 minutes to the airport. On our way to the Magical Express in the morning heading home we were able to get our boarding passes and check our luggage right at the hotel before leaving! This was incredible especially traveling with two toddlers! In all this is a great and affordable family resort option!

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