Anyone staying at the Art of Animation resort?

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Anyone staying at the Art of Animation resort?

Just wondering if anyone has booked a room/suite yet? If so, what section?

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I really thought about it, and I want to like it, but after seeing the interior art designs I don't think I will.
It's just not really my style and you know what they say "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".

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Kristen K. wrote:
I really thought about it, and I want to like it, but after seeing the interior art designs I don't think I will.
It's just not really my style and you know what they say "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".

I understand where you're coming from. I considered staying there just for fun but the room decor is very cartoony and looks geared towards kids.

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J.P. wrote:

I understand where you're coming from. I considered staying there just for fun but the room decor is very cartoony and looks geared towards kids.

Maybe if my kids were younger they would enjoy it. I have teens though. The girls want a spa, luxury pool and a big bathroom. My son wants an arcade, great food and preferably a second bathroom. I need a cocktail lounge with big cushy chairs. laugh LoL!!

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I don't think I've seen interior pictures yet? Where are they?

O.M.G though..the anticipation is killing me. I can't wait to read that first TR of whoever stays there. I think someone already has it booked but I can't quiet remember.

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I want to stay there but this year daughter is getting Royal Rooms at POR and next year son is getting his pirate rooms at CBR. So I may have to wait til 2014!

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HI Bella... Here are some pictures. There is a link to another site with more pictures.

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/suite-themes-disneys-art-animation-resort

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I'm thinking about staying there this year when I take my niece and nephew down (either in October or December - haven't decided yet on the month). My nephew is a huge Cars fan, so I'll be booking a family suite in the Cars section. My situation is that my brother and sister in-law would prefer a suite so they don't have to sleep (or not sleep) in the same room as the kids, so its either a suite at Art of Animation or separate rooms at POFQ and the kids sleep in my room. They will be 8 & 5 when we go and I've never shared a hotel room with kids before. Any thoughts - suite or room?

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Kris:

I'd go with the suite. I love POFQ but if you can avoid having to sleep in the room with the kids I'd recommend it. . . unless you don't mind playing "mom" when they get up in the middle of the night because they need to be sick, or have a glass of water, or get you to chase away the monster under the bed . . .

Sorry, got off on a tangent there. Maybe you'd like that stuff!

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Thanks, J.P. Its funny, your comments are very similar to those of my best friend. I don't have kids so its interesting to get advice on what to expect. wink

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8 and 5? Unless they're high maintenance, you should be golden. My 7 yo sleeps like a champ Smile But still, I'd go with the Cars Suite for their sake. Can you imagine how cool that would be to a 5 yo??? I think we forget sometimes, or maybe we can't relate since they didn't have such amazing stuff like that when we were 5. I mean, I would LOVE to have some of my daughter's princess dresses - ha!

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I checked out the prices of the suites and found they were quite expensive. I was really surprised since they are considered a value resort. I mean we are talking pretty much the same price as a cabin at Fort Wilderness. I was interested in them simply for the two bathrooms as it never fails the two of us need the bathroom at the same time but the price really turned me off.

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nikamel wrote:
I checked out the prices of the suites and found they were quite expensive. I was really surprised since they are considered a value resort. I mean we are talking pretty much the same price as a cabin at Fort Wilderness. I was interested in them simply for the two bathrooms as it never fails the two of us need the bathroom at the same time but the price really turned me off.

Great point about the price. I agree that a 2nd bathroom could be VERY enticing though.

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Yeh, the price is definitely higher than I expected too. We were going to stay there before we got in on a group rate for the October trip. Given with the group rate we can stay at a moderate resort with the dining plan for about the same price as the Art of Animation suites with no dining plan, we decided to go POFQ instead.

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I haven't looked in the family suites. How do the prices for the suites at Art of Animation compare to the suites at All-Stars?

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I want to stay at that resort after they open the standard rooms! I can't pass up staying in a Little Mermaid themed room! But won't be staying in a suite.

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I'm all for the cartoony interior however pricing is my main concern. Not sure I'd fork over the money "JUST" for the cartoon theme. It's a plus that you can resort hop because then you don't have to stay there but can still go visit to see what it's like. I do a lot of that each trip I go on.

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shonkiesgirl wrote:
I'm all for the cartoony interior however pricing is my main concern. Not sure I'd fork over the money "JUST" for the cartoon theme. It's a plus that you can resort hop because then you don't have to stay there but can still go visit to see what it's like. I do a lot of that each trip I go on.

These are my feelings too. I'll just go scope it out and if it looks compelling I might consider it in the future.

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I was definitely surprised at the high cost of the suites. My husband and I decided we would rather stay at a moderate instead of AOA, even though my son would love it. That 2nd bathroom would be nice, but not that nice!

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Hey, Melissa - if you are going to stay at a "moderate", your son would probably love a "Pirate Room" at Caribbean Beach Resort.

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Here's a video of the lobby.

http://mousejunkies.com/disney-resorts/a-walk-into-the-art-of-animation-resort-lobby/

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And one of the family suites.

http://mousejunkies.com/disney-resorts/video-tour-art-of-animation-suites/

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We're staying there twice in December. Pre & Post cruise stays in the little mermaid section. Only 227 & 236 days to go awesome
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We booked our October trip a few days back. Were staying at the AoA resort. i was a bit disappointed that all the standard rooms are Little Mermaid. It's just a room though we won't be spending much time in it anyway. But hey it's the newest rooms on property.

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4 adults needing 3 sleeping areas so we are booked in the nemo suite for the end of August. I like new resports, less chance of damage or unhappy surprises!