Later on, when my kid has grown up a bit and can fully appreciate everything Disney ahs to offer- I’m talking like 3-4 years old?- I hope we can stay at the new Art of Animation Resort! It is a new value priced suite and standard room resort Disney is building in the Hollywood Studios area, opening next month! It truly is a place that was built around kids. As part of the Disney Social Media Moms celebration, we were invited to a dinner/tour of the facilities.
The colors in the theme are very bright and reflect the four main movies, each having their own area on the resort: The Lion King, Cars, The Little Mermaid, and Finding Nemo. Just so you can grasp how colorful this resort is, here’s a picture of the ladies room in the lobby:
Nice and pink huh? There’s a life-size picture of Ariel right as you enter and exit, so you know it was a room built for princesses to do their business.
Our event took place pool-side in the Finding Nemo area, which is pretty much to coolest pool you could think of. There’s a really fun splash zone where kids can run through fountains that randomly shoot up from the ground, as well as a large pool that was super tempting to get in, however, it wasn’t allowed at the event (not to mention I totally forgot to bring my suit!!). While hanging out at the pool, you’re accompanied by your friends, Nemo and Crush as well as some large Jellies floating above water (don’t worry, they won’t sting you!).
Fun for kids, fun for adults. If you have an aversion to bright happy colors then this might not be the place for you, but we give it a big thumbs up.
We were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms celebration and received our trip at substantially reduced rate.