October 13, 2017 eazynazy 29Comment

If you haven’t stayed at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort yet, you are in for a truly magical experience. In my previous Blog , I described a little bit about The Lion King Suite and the Resort. But here, I will be sharing few things to do while you are at the Resort.

Magic Express : Magic Express is an Airport shuttle service which is available on request . It’s a complimentary transfer from the Orlando airport to the hotel & vice versa. This service also picks up and delivers luggage directly to guestrooms for those arriving between 5 AM – 10 PM.

Cars themed section

Magic Band : The Guests checking in the resort are given a Magic band which is an all in one device to make your trip easy. Using Magic Band, ●You can enter all the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. ●Your Magic band is your key to your Hotel Room. ●You can also make purchases with your Magic Band(including food). ●Even before you enter the theme park, you can reserve your access to selected attractions. So that you can avoid those long waiting lines.

Extra Magic Hours : Walt Disney World theme park will be open an hour early and three hours later for guests staying at any of the Disney Resorts in Orlando.This is the best time to do your favorite rides.

Movie Time : You can also get to see Disney movies while you are relaxing in the pool or garden. The movie time is usually at 8pm every day.

Complimentary Balloons : Disney’s Art of Animation Resort gives a complimentary Mickey Balloon to all the Kids and for Adults who are celebrating their Birthdays,Anniversaries etc.

Fireworks : You can also watch Fireworks from Disney Parks from various locations around the resort. Few of them are – A parking lot view room, on the 4th floor of The Little Mermaid section , On the bridge connecting the resort to Disney’s Pop Century Resort and different spots around Hourglass Lake.

Play Area : There are few Themed play areas for kids inside the resort at different locations.

Take an art lesson :  There is a area where you can learn how to draw a Mickey and other characters in a step by step procedure. And the best one are displayed in the hotel lobby for a day .

Unlimited Drinks : If your buying a 17$ Mickey Cup in the resort then you will get unlimited drinks(non-alcoholic) on your entire stay. It’s definitely worth if you are staying for more than 3days.

Buttons : Not only at the Disney parks, you can also get your Disney buttons if you are staying at the Disney Resorts.

Stickers : Stickers are kids favorite and you can get as many Disney character stickers as you want at the resort for Free.

Disney Store – There’s a Disney store located inside the resort , It sells not only Disney products but also some baby food and medications.

Pressed Pennies : There are few machines which can press a penny into a souvenir keepsake. This will only cost you $0.51.

Complimentary shuttle to all Disney resorts : Every Disney Resort has it’s own theme and the best thing about staying at Disney resorts is you can visit all other Disney resorts for free in Disney buses.

Kids Activities : They do have some or the other activities for kids at a scheduled time everyday. You can check the timings of those activities in the television provided in your Room.

Arcade/Game Room : There’s also a Arcade/Game room available at the resort for reasonable prices and the good thing is, it is open 24/7.

Switch on the Television : I know this is the last thing you do (sometimes never) when you are on a vacation at a place like Disney. But I would definitely recommend you to switch on the TV once in the morning before you leave your room because there’s a list of activities displayed about what’s going to happen in the Resort and all the Disney parks during that day. This list will actually help you planning your day according to the activities which you don’t want to miss.

Photo ops : This is OBVIOUS. There’s a photo op on every step you take . I believe you can easily spend an entire day just to stroll around the resort clicking some pictures for your Instagram.

Complimentary shuttle to all Disney Parks : You don’t need to pay for those pricey parking at the Disney Parks. Disney Buses pick you up right in front of your resort and drops you at the parks.There’s a Bus for every 20 minutes.

Summary : 

I totally loved and enjoyed all the benefits of staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and will highly recommend this place to everyone. Last but not the least, I really Thank Disney for making my vacation Magical.

Please check my review on Beautiful Disney Themed Suites of this resort here.

29 thoughts on “Things to do at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Orlando

  1. This would be such a fun experience for kids as well as many parents that want to plan a family vacation they will never forget. I was so impressed with all the features and benefits that go with staying at this resort and it really looks that you get great value here. The magic band in particular is such a cool feature allowing you total entry/access, to reserve rides (saving massive time), charge back purchases and be your room key. The list of daily activities shown within your room on your TV is another great feature for planning and getting the most out of your time on holiday.

  2. I remember Disney World as a kid, but I moved out west after college. We always took our kids to the California theme parks. I was in Orlando last week on a job interview and I was stunned out how much the city has grown up. What really amazed me was how many different Disney Resorts there were. I really appreciate seeing your inside look at the Art Animation Resort. It really looks like a great place to take your kids.

  3. That’s engaging. Though I have never been to Disney but I would love to take along my niece and nephew. I am sure they would be lost in the Disney store for hours and that’s not a good news for me. Haha. Though I don’t mind shopping for them.

  4. I feel like such a kid reading this post – I absolutely LOVE all things Disney and heading to Orland to visit Disney World is high on my list. I totally would love to stay at a Disney resort especially because of the Extra Magic Hours!! And of course the movie night sounds good cool. Its great that the resorts offer a complimentary shuttle to ease getting around.

  5. Oh my this place gets better and better, everytime I read about it. You make me want to be a child again because I would so do all these activities especially watching Disney movies while you are relaxing in the pool or garden. I also love the fact you can see wildlife animals from your balcony

  6. That place looks like such an amazing place to be. Just the mere idea that there is so much creativity and inspiration on display is incredibly exciting. I would love to go there one day soon!

  7. Ugh I just love all things Disney!! I’m not a child nor do I have them yet I still go to Disneyland as often as possible 🙂 I hadn’t heard of this before, it sounds very interesting. Sounds like the magic band is a must have!! Gonna go read about the Lion King Suite now!

  8. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort looks absolutely stunning. It seems that guests get extra benefits staying at the resort. I loved the open movie theater option. its so cool to watch Disney movies like this.

  9. Simply bowled over with this resort. What an experience it would have been staying here, I can only imagine. And being a Disney lover I wish I could stay here too 🙂

  10. So fun! We’ve never stayed at this resort before but we have been to Disney MANY times. These are some great tips. I can’t wait to go back.

  11. Everything looks so amazing! I really want to go! Cannot wait to take my son to Disney one day although the kids better move over so I can play on that themed play area haha

  12. This sounds AMAZING! I’ve never been to any Disney theme park, but the one in Orlando is at the top of my list! The Art of Animation Resort sounds like a perfect place to stay.

  13. I would LIVE at Walt Disney Word if I could! We haven’t stayed at the Art of Animation yet because we typically go with our DVC but I think it’s a wonderful place to try with the kids!

  14. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. I would love to go here some day and I love that you get the magic band. It is awesome it can get you into Walt Disney World Theme Park and even purchase items with the card as well as getting into your room. Thanks for sharing the information.

  15. Oh my God! We need something like this in Malaysia. :O Everytime I think about a short trip on a weekened, I feel like my son will get so bored. This place looks so much fun.

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