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A look at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Cars Section

Every Disney resort is special and has it’s own unique theme and ambience, so it can be difficult to choose where to stay for your vacation.  For fans of Disney’s animated films, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is definitely a fun place to have as your “home away from home” during your trip.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The courtyards that surround every themed section of the resort are amazingly detailed.  If you are staying in the Cars section, your walk to your room feels like a trip through Radiator Springs.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

You even get to meet some familiar friends along the way.

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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Don’t forget to say “hi” to Mater!

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

 

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Cozy Cone Motel is the home of the Cozy Cone Pool, one of the smaller pools on the property.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

One great feature about this swimming pool are the orange cone cabanas.  These cabanas are available for no extra charge, so they are a wonderful option for families who want a bit of shade in between dips in the pool.

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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Sarge keeps watch over the laundry facilities.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Lightning McQueen and Sally together at the Wheel Well Motel make for a great photo op.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Inside the Cars Family Suites you will find a family room with a double-size sleeper sofa…

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Television, dresser drawers and hanging space…

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Look at this cute “towel car”!

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The suites have a small kitchenette with mini fridge, sink, coffee maker and microwave.  This space is nice for heating up leftovers or making simple meals.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

In the living area, there is a dining table and chairs – great during the day for meals and it is nice for kids to have space for coloring and playing.   In the evening it can transform into a double bed!  This murphy-style bed pulls down easily and is a great place to lay your head down for the night.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The bathroom off the living room has a full bathtub, toilet and sink.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The bedroom holds a queen-size bed …

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

 

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

… and another television.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The bathroom off the bedroom features a sink area with a lot of counter space and a large, comfortable shower (no tub).

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

 

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a great place for families that need a little more space – the family suites sleep up to 6 people.  Even if you don’t have that many in your family, it is always convenient to have two bathrooms, a kitchenette and two televisions for people who want to watch different shows – a little privacy is nice too!

The public areas are lovely, the Big Blue Pool is the largest pool on Walt Disney World property and the food court is very good.  For more details and pictures of those areas, check out Part One of the Art of Animation posts.

Would you enjoy staying the the Cars section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort?

Experience the Fun and Value of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Part 1

Opened in 2012, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is the newest resort on Walt Disney World property.  Originally the property was meant to be an extension of the nearby Pop Century Resort, but when it came time to build, minds had changed.

This property is the only resort considered a “Value Plus” by Disney – reasonably priced, but made up of spacious family suites (for parties up to 6), large food court and wonderfully themed pools.

There are four themed areas of the resort.  Cars Family Suites, Finding Nemo Family Suites, Lion King Family Suites – all with interior hallways.  The Little Mermaid standard rooms have exterior walkways and are very similar to other Value resort rooms.

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A lot of the “action” takes place inside Animation Hall.  This building houses the front desk check-in area, arcade, gift shop and food court.

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When you enter Animation Hall, you are treated to this beautiful front desk and guest services area.  This colorful display reminds you of paints on an artist’s palette.

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The wall opposite check-in depicts the evolution of animated drawings – from concept sketches, pencil drawings, all the way to their recognizable final versions.

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The stunning chandelier in the middle of the hall is really special.  It includes sketches of favorite animated films.  If you look very closely, you will see that some of the sketches are signed by the artists.

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Pixel Play Arcade

If your family is taking a “day off’ from the parks or if you have had enough fun and sun, the Pixel Play Arcade is a great place to catch up on some video game play.

 

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