This blog is meant to be a resource for big families, so I can’t leave out one of the best resort options on Disney property: Art of Animation. Why is this such a good choice for bigger families? It’s one of only two Value resorts that feature family suites which sleep up to six people. I’ve yet to stay at this lovely resort, though I’d like to. I did, however, take time out of a Disney trip for a walking tour around the grounds.
The Little Mermaid section features standard rooms that sleep up to four, while the other three sections feature family suites that sleep up to six. Unfortunately, since I haven’t actually stayed here, I don’t have any room photos. My go-to resource for information on Disney World resort rooms is yourfirstvisit.net. Check out this excellent site for specifics on the rooms (as well as all kinds of fantastic Disney World information).
Inside Animation Hall, you’ll find the Ink & Paint Shop and the Landscape of Flavors food court, which gets rave reviews.
While we frequently stay at All-Star Music’s family suites, we’ve yet to stay in an Art of Animation family suite. You may wonder why, since the AoA suites are newer, nicer, and a bit bigger. It all has to do with sleeping spaces. At All-Star Music, there is a bedroom with a queen bed and a living room with a sleeper sofa, a sleeper chair, and a sleeper ottoman. At Art of Animation, there is a bedroom with a queen bed, a living room with a sleeper sofa, and a dining room with a murphy-type bed. With three boys in our family, they prefer to each have their own bed. Thus, All-Star Music works better for us.
Have you stayed at Art of Animation? What do you think of it?