The Art of Animation
|September 20, 2012||Posted by John Saye under Art of Animation, Value||
On a recent visit, we stayed at Disney’s Pop Century resort and saw part of the construction of the Art of Animation. I can’t say we saw much. From our vantage point it looked like so many abandoned and incomplete buildings, but I knew that the Walt Disney Company wouldn’t leave that alone for too long, and what’s come out recently about the resort has been staggering, though not quite as much attention as the Fantastland expansion is getting, the Art of Animation is making it’s mark on Walt Disney World in a way folks won’t forget too soon.
I think the largest draw about the Art of Animation, and why I’m considering making it one of the places that I stay when visiting the mouse, is the idea of the family suites. Disney has really taken this idea and run with it. The idea of small suites with a couple of rooms designed to give both kids and parents a better night’s sleep are catching on, and it wouldn’t surprise me if wings at various hotels started closing down so the same idea could be applied in redesigns around the property. (Wouldn’t you jump on a family suite in the theme of Lilo and Stitch at the Polynesian… or an Alice and Wonderland suite at the Grand Floridian complete with a full wall-sized mural a la Mary Blair style on the back wall in the kid’s room? Maybe that’s just me though.
As you can Imagine, there’s been a ton of buzz across the web about this Disney Value destination recently.
For some more information on the Art of Animation try these resources:
- Art of Animation According to Jack
- What Attractions Magazine had to say about it
- Disney Food Blog’s Take
- A Review from DIS Unplugged