For my spring break, my family and I packed our bags and headed to the Art of Animation Lion King Suite. Expecting a nicer, upgraded resort we determined it was actually a value resort. Each family suite contains 3 beds fitted for 6 guests (dining room table converts to full-size bed, Master bedroom has a full size bed, and the sofa converts into a sofa bed). The family suite also contains two bathrooms , one larger than the other, and a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator.
Here is my thoughts on the room!
Testing out each mattress, I concluded that each mattress is firm and stiff. Expecting to have at least one down feathered bed, there were all hard and thin.
The decorations are awesome especially if you are bringing a kid. Cars will be a great place to take your kid/kids if they love the Pixar movie or even if you love the movie Cars! It features many different characters from the movie. My favorite area was actually the Finding Nemo area. It was beautifully decorated and included many different characters from the movie! The Lion King area was pretty cool but I do feel they could of added a few more details or characters to the area. They did include the elephant graveyard which I did find really cool! I am guessing since this area doesn’t have its own inspired pool, they added a small playground to it. The Little Mermaid was beautifully decorated and contained huge statues of Triton, Ursula, Ariel and even a smaller statue of Prince Eric by the pool, but the area seemed sort of smaller than the others!
Me and my cousin Jolie tested out each pool and made a list of the pros and cons.
Cars and The Little Mermaid pool area was clean and fun to swim in, but did not have that much activity.
Finding Nemo has the BEST pool! It was nicely decorated, kids had a entertainment/activity cast member come out and play pool games with them outside and inside the pool. I would assume since it is the main pool when walking out the resort.
Also, in the Finding Nemo area there was a dry play ground for kids to play in.
The bus stop is efficient making only one stop throughout the resort. Coming back from the park, the bus was always packed since it is a big resort. Also, another thing the bus rides averaged about 20 – 30 minutes.
Tip: If you are standing on a double bus, try to stand in the middle on the silver plate for a mini spin
The food court was a good size and included lots of seating, three drink stations, and many food options. My favorite thing to do at the food court was the Create your own Pasta station!
The gift shop was huge! It included many different items including different ears, wallets, clothes, and etc… You can also buy dinglehoppers at the gift shop!
Walking into the lobby was cool! Seeing all the different pictures of sketches, the chandelier of sketches signed by the voice actor is a sight to see. Checking in was very quick and helpful for newcomers.
We had no service on our phone in the room, but outside we did!
The beds were not that comfortable, but if you like firmer beds than you may like it. I had no trouble sleeping but I can sleep on anything if I am tired.