Art of Animation: Rooms Vs. The Themes. Fantastic or Too much?
|October 18, 2012||Posted by John Saye under Art of Animation||
There is something to be said about the family suites that are coming right at you from the new Disney Art of Animation value resort. All the themed rooms, and so many of them are family suites. Just like at home, you can pack your kids off in another room, and the adults can retire in a bed that’s a) appropriate (who likes doubles right?) and b) leaves some room for adult activities. I’ve never really understood the dynamic of while you’re at home the parents have their bedroom, the kids each have theirs, and sometimes a couple of them will share a room. Then you pack all your belongings and head to the Happiest Place on Earth and there you are, all in the same room, and the parents are trying to pretend that all they ever do when they do to bed is go to sleep.
I know, you’re at Disney… The rooms are just for passing out in once you make it back alive from the parks anyway, right?
It doesn’t have to be that way.
The themes are nice. I’ve looked at some of the other blogs. Nice Little Mermaid rooms, good Lion King rooms, Cars, that kind of thing. The theming is very nice and really quite fun, if a little on the chunky plastic side, right? But hey, you’re at Disney. Every morning, the kids are going to wake up to princesses or wild animals on the wall… in their own little room… separated from yours… not on the bed right next to you, ready to pounce on you and take you hostage a minute and a half before the phone rings and you play the “You answer it” game because you know it’s the automated wake-up call, and you want to get the reaction of the kids on camera before you get ready and head out for a fresh day pounding the pavement of EPCOT before lunch at the Garden Grill, which you’ve been salivating over for the last nine months while you put this trip together.
If you’re looking for a pool with “something else” the one here might just drive you crazy though. Usually when I’m at Disney, I don’t take any personal entertainment (No laptops, hardly a book even goes with me), because Disney just surrounds you no matter where you go, but here… the magic follows you right under the water in the pool. I’m waiting for the “Under the Sea” bathroom that takes you to Sebastian’s concert hall every time you want to take a shower. Sometimes you just need to get away.
Here are some other resources with pics of the place, and a YouTube clip from the pool in question.
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Overview
- A Colorful Debut for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Inside The Little Mermaid Wing at Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort officially opens – First guests check into the Finding Nemo suites