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Disney's Art of Animation Room Review

The Art of Animation Resort is a Value Resort, and the room offerings include standard rooms and family suites divided up between 4 main themes. The themes are The Little Mermaid which are the standard rooms, The Lion King, Finding Nemo and the Cars franchise that all make up the Family style suites. My family stayed in a Lion King suite for a week and this is what we thought of the room

The Family suite consists of a master bedroom with 1 queen bed and a standalone shower in the master bathroom. It includes the Disney H2O amenities and a plethora of towels were left for us for check-in. There is a large Samsung Smart TV that you could connect an HDMI cord to enjoy your own programming vs what is offered at the resort. There are no closets in these suites but there is a small bar that you can hang items from and a full dresser just underneath the television. There is also space just underneath the bed that you can store your empty luggage to give yourself extra space. We were able to get a Pak N Play for our youngest kid and there was plenty of room for him to be comfortable and to easily get around without disturbing him.

The living area has a full pullout couch, a wet bar area with a refrigerator (Not full size but not dorm size either) a microwave, and it came with pre wrapped plasticware, bowls, cups and plates. Another large smart tv is just across from the couch here as well. This area was used quite a lot on our trip and was a nice addition compared to the standard rooms. The living area also has a table that folds down into a bed. there are small nightstands on either side of the head of the bed and USB outlets are available to charge your devices while you snooze away like Simba.

Just off of the main living area is a second full bathroom and vanity area. This bathroom has a tub so you can wash the kiddos and supports a themed Lion King shower curtains. I liked this because many resorts have the hard glass rolling shower door vs a curtain. This curtain makes it much easier to get the kids in and out in my opinion, and is one less place to bump a kids knee getting in and out.

There is 1 thermostat that controls the entire room, but honestly we never had a problem with being too hot or too cold. The blankets on the beds are pretty thick. With it being in the high 80's each day, we had the AC at about 68 for a majority of our stay.

For a family of 5, the room is very functional. If someone needed to nap, the master bedroom offered a place of quiet and cool that most people need to sleep in humid Florida. The 2 living area beds are both nice, and still give you some living space when everything is pulled out. I enjoyed sleeping on the table bed vs the pullout sofa. The mattress on the murphy bed was overall more comfortable compared to the sofa. I do need to give the sofa props though as I never felt like I had a bar in my back when you compare it to most sleeper sofas. If you are looking for something affordable for a large family, this is where you want to be. Two bathrooms is a huge plus. Three bed offerings in one room is outstanding. Two different transportation offerings is wonderful and the whole resort has the theming you want in a Disney hotel. It's a true Walt Disney World Resort, and it's a perfect way to enjoy your vacation.

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