Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: whats the art of animation resort like?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    148
    Post Thanks / Like
    hi again - wondering what the art of animation resort is like? ive heard that its all family suites which wouldnt be great for us, is it better than pop century?

  2. #2
    Moderator Beccaberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Milford, Connecticut, United States
    Posts
    13,989
    Post Thanks / Like
    The Little Mermaid section is the only section with standard rooms, and it was my experience that it was QUITE a hike from the food court and buses. In fact, we were told it would likely be closer to catch the buses from Pop Century.

    Having said that, we found the food court to be excellent and a step above the other value resorts. The pool is also reported to be nicer.




  3. #3
    Administrator Wendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    In Neverland
    Posts
    21,557
    Post Thanks / Like
    Uscwest has recently stayed in the Mermaid Wing rooms and I'm sure he'll be along with some more information shortly.









    If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together.......
    there is something you must always remember.
    You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...... I'll always be with you.
    Winne the Pooh - A A Milne



    A friend is a hand that is always holding yours,
    no matter how close or far apart you may be.
    A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care.
    A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.

  4. #4
    Senior Member uscwest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    8,237
    Post Thanks / Like
    First let me correct a false impression. It is NOT closer to walk from the Little Mermaid to POP Century. While I didn't walk from Little Mermaid to the bus stop, primarily because I have trouble walking and I got enough of that in the parks, I don't think it is any further from Little Mermaid to the Food Court than it is to walk from the furthest buildings in either the All Stars or POP to their respective food courts.

    Now for the resort itself. it is beautifully themed. The CARS theming was far and away the best. It and Little Mermaid are each 3 buildings. I didn't pay much attention to how many stories the suites were but the Little Mermaid buildings were four stories. Finding Nemo is two buildings and The Lion King is also two.

    We didn't eat any night or lunch meals in the Landscapes of Flavor (Food Court), but we did try both the Bounty Platter and the World Flavors Breakfast Platter and weren't impressed with either, though I must admit that the Portuguese Sausage on the latter was pretty tasty.

    I think they must have borrowed their towels from other value resorts however, as several of ours were threadbare and/or had holes in them. Not exactly what I would have suspected from a new resort. Would we stay there again, probably, especially when we take mixed sex grandchildren down in two years. However, our favorite value still remains All Star Sports.

    Oh and one other bit of information, the pools are enclosed and you need your room key to get in. Even the pool bar is within the enclosure.





    My Facebook Profile: Facebook

    To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Heather Cortez

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix



  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    5,013
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thank you John!

    We are considering the Little Mermaid rooms for next year, and its good to know we owuldnt be walking more than at other resorts, when staying in a standard room





  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    329
    Post Thanks / Like
    We are also looking at staying in the Little Mermaid rooms on our next trip. If anyone else has any information about the place, I'd love to hear more stories of your experiences there.


    There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. -- Walter Elias Disney


  7. #7
    Moderator Beccaberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Milford, Connecticut, United States
    Posts
    13,989
    Post Thanks / Like
    Just to clarify, while I absolutely agree that uscwest may be correct about the walk to the Little Mermaid buildings, it wasn't an impression I got about the distance, it was specifically what was told to me by the CM giving us the tour. In fact, we didn't even visit the LM building as it wasn't yet completed when we were there. So, while we may have been given erroneous information by the CM, I didn't want anyone to think I was speaking ill of the resort without at least some basis of information but it DOES seem a long way away, I'm just sayin'

    The pool is very interesting, in fact if I had small children with me I might be quite drawn to this resort. The pool is enclosed, as John said, and has a lot to offer families, in my opinion. There is a really neat play area incorporated in the pool area that is just right for small children. I also LOVE that adjacent to the bar is a refillable mug station. Perfect for those days by the pool when you don't want to have go "dripping wet" into the food court to refill your mug!




  8. #8
    Senior Member uscwest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    8,237
    Post Thanks / Like
    Just to give you an example of the distance. Donna left Little Mermaid and walked to Lion King, shot pictures, and then to the main building where she met me, who had driven from Little Mermaid. She was waiting for me when I got there. I'm not sure why the CM told you that Becca.





    My Facebook Profile: Facebook

    To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Heather Cortez

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix



  9. #9
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    16,512
    Post Thanks / Like
    The CM told me about the distance as well. In fact, we stayed at Pop Century a week or so ago and drive around to AOA. The distance between PC's 50's section and AOA's Little Mermaid section are very close indeed. I could see why the CM would tell us that information.












    I am a travel agent with The Magic For Less Travel. Please private message me if you'd like help booking a trip!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by uscwest, post: 298379
    Just to give you an example of the distance. Donna left Little Mermaid and walked to Lion King, shot pictures, and then to the main building where she met me, who had driven from Little Mermaid. She was waiting for me when I got there. I'm not sure why the CM told you that Becca.
    That really doesn't sound that bad. Is there any way you could estimate the distance in yards or feet or something? Because it seems you are the only one who doesn't think it's that bad! lol I want to be optimistic!


    There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. -- Walter Elias Disney


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •