Disneys’ Art of Animation Resort opened in 2012 and is the 5th resort in the value category. 1,120 family suites and 864 standard guest rooms make up this family-friendly value resort. There are four wings to the resort featuring: The Lion King, Cars, Nemo & the Little Mermaid. All standard guest rooms are situated in the Little Mermaid wing. Our review focuses on a standard Little Mermaid Room.
The Little Mermaid section of the resort started construction many years before the rest of Art of Animation. Initially, it was intended to be part of an extension to Disney’s Pop Century Resort called the Legendary Years. However, after the slow down in tourism following the September 11th attacks construction was halted. When construction restarted in 2010, the theme was changed to Art of Animation.
The Art of Animation is a value priced resort but usually is more expensive than the other value resorts. Little Mermaid Rooms are slightly bigger than at other value resorts, but there are few additional benefits.
The Little Mermaid rooms are at the furthest point at the resort, and it is around a 10-minute walk to the bus stop. There are elevators in the blocks, but walkways are not covered.
A Little Mermaid Room is bright but has very basic amenities. Rooms are comfortable, but there are few of the luxuries you will find in Disney’s moderate or deluxe resorts. There are no coffee making facilities, but there is a small cooler. Bathrooms are basic with only a small tub, shower & 1 sink. The hanging space is not enclosed. Free WiFi is available inside all rooms
Our Opinion Little Mermaid Room
Little Mermaid Rooms are cheap and cheerful, but comfortable. However, they are not
Also, depending on offers available some moderate resorts can also work out cheaper. In our opinion, consider all options carefully before booking a Little Mermaid room including staying at another Value Resort or even a Moderate Resort.
Our video is a tour around a Little Mermaid Room at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
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