As each section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort opened, I posted a photo tour of that particular area. Today I’m tying everything together in a nice walk around the resort – a 20 minute timed walk, which could be extended by heading over the bridge to Disney’s Pop Century Resort!
Most of the photos were shot last weekend, a handful of them were pulled from the opening day of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (which was less crowded than last Sunday).
I take photos first, and then I time the walk. I don’t stop for photos during the timed section.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is my favorite Value Resort. Remember, if you want to book the resort, that the only standard rooms are in the Little Mermaid section. All the other wings (Cars, Nemo, Lion King) are family suites. We have dozens of videos from construction to room tours and grounds tours.
Before the timed walk, we’ll look at the front entrance and then enter into Animation Hall, which houses the check-in area, Landscape of Flavors Food Court, the Pixel Play Arcade, and Ink and Paint Shop.
What I love about the lobby is all the artwork! Even John Lasseter signed a sketch for the chandelier.
The Ink and Paint Shop leads into the Landscape of Flavors, which has 4 sections themed to the different areas of the resort. You can see more of this in the Finding Nemo Wing Photo Tour from opening weekend.
We are heading out of Animation Hall on the other side of the chandelier (past the Ink and Paint Shop), starting our walk at 12:26 p.m. The Big Blue Pool – Walt Disney’s largest pool – is in front of us, and we’ll be walking to the right toward the Cars wing of the resort.