Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Art of Animation Resort - Lion King Family Suites

The newest Disney resort is the Art of Animation which just opened in May 0f 2012.

The resort features 4 unique sections - three of which are family suites.  The sections are Finding Nemo suites, Cars suites, Lion King suites and the Little Mermaid theme is standard rooms.  Today we are going to focus on the Lion King suites.

From the map, the Lion King section is buildings 10 and 6.

All of the suites have the same amenities and layout - it is just the themeing that is different.  Here is a model of the suites so that you can put these photos into perspective.

What is really cool about the family suites is that they will sleep 6 - a great option for larger families - or families that want to offer some privacy for mom and dad after the kids are in bed.

When you walk into your suite, you have a dining area - table with four chairs and then a kitchenette - a small fridge, microwave,sink, coffee maker and snack storage area.  The resort also provides some disposable plates and utensils.

This same area will also provide a sleeping nook.  That table, converts to a bed in just a snap.  First, pull the chairs away from the table, and then pull down from the wall.

Next thing you know, you have a very comfortable spot to sleep. 

Main bathroom.

There is a living room (with a sleeper sofa), chair, flat screen tv, drawers, and cool stools/table showcasing the Hakuna Matata lyrics.

There is a master bedroom with a queen sized bed, open closet area, flat screen tv, and a second bathroom!

Things I like about the family suites:
1.  That there is a separate master bedroom with a door - really nice when traveling with little ones and you want a later bedtime.
2.  Great for larger families - or even great for a family of 4 - especially when your kids balk at having to share a bed.
3.  Two bathrooms - I have two teen girls - this is a life saver!
4.  GORGEOUSLY themed resort
5.  3 themed pools - the main pool in the Finding Nemo section is the largest on property and it even has a zero entry section
6.  Great food court selections - including healthy eating, a gelato station, and even a tandoori oven
7.  Nice, new rooms with lots of storage
8.  All sections of the family suites are convenient to the food court, lobby and main pool.

Things I didn't like quite so much
1.  I think I am a linen snob - the thin sheets and heavy bedspread are not my favorite
2.  I wish the master had a king rather than a queen
3.  No ceiling fans
4. No slide or hot tub at the pools
5.  Because it's a newer resort and in high demand - the discounts are not quite as good at this resort (and completely nonexistent for the standard rooms!)

So...what about you?  Which themed room would you prefer?  Have you stayed at the Art of Animation before?

1 comment:

Thanks so much for saying "hello!" I like to know that I am not talking to myself :-)