The Art of Animation at Walt Disney World Resort is where animation meets real life making memories you just can’t beat! In just a few short weeks, some of my dearest friends and oh so talented colleagues will be attending the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and I can’t wait to follow their magic. The conference will be hosted at The Contemporary Resort and as in years past, many families will choose to extend their stay at another Disney property and in my opinion, some of the luckiest will visit the amazing Art of Animation Resort Cars and experience Radiator Springs. With 480 suites big enough for a family of 6, Cars won my family’s heart during our recent stay as part of the New Fantasyland Media Event. While attending the 2012 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we got a pre-opening sneak peek of the Nemo wing and its amazing pool. I couldn’t wait to come back and experience the resort and I promise you, it doesn’t disappoint!
- Cars = 480 Suites
- Finding Nemo = 320 Suites
- The Lion king = 320 Suites
- The Little Mermaid = 864 Standard Guest Rooms in a Motel Design
- Animation Hall Lobby = 77 animation storyboards including early sketches to finished images
- Rooms = $248 per night and up for family suites
- Family Suites = 1,120 include two bathrooms, a kitchenette and three separate sleeping areas that can sleep up to six.
- Disney Perks = Complimentary Transportation, Extra Magic Hours, and other benefits extended to Disney Resort Guests.
While they look glamorous, media events are hard work. My family had more time at the hotel than I and thoroughly enjoyed the pool, the game room, and most especially the spacious room to relax and recharge. With 2 teenagers towering over my husband and myself, the reality is we need a room that can comfortably fit 4 adults and 1 child. The suite full of traveling amenities like a small kitchenette, 2 bathrooms, and lets face it 2 TVs, was very accommodating and a blessing to us all.
On our last official New Fantasyland Media Event morning, I was out early to scoot over to Splitsville and was in awe of how magical the Cars Wing was in the early morning light.
The sidewalks are more like a freshly paved road that winds through Radiator Springs leading guest to the Cozy Cone Motel complete with a Cozy Cone pool and cone-shaped cabanas.
Leaving no detail left untouched, through the windows of the Cozy Cone hotel you’ll find postcards…
…and even a touch of Radiator Springs custom decor!
I was tickled to see Luigis Casa Della Tires!
And the kids got a big kick staying in the Wheel Well Motel. Not only were Mater and Flo there to greet us day and night, once on the complex you had the sheer delight to wander the roads of Radiator Springs every time you enter or leave, enjoying every aspect of the characters to the tiniest themed detail. As expected, we found Cars to be a perfect fit for our family’s needs and without exception, Walt Disney World Resort continues to prove its core commitment to make sure busy families just like yours and mine truly do have the chance to make memories that will last a lifetime. Tell me…
Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World soon? Where do you plan to stay?
Looking for more about all the grand openings during the New Fantasyland Media Event? Check out our Disney Tips Pinterest Board, New Fantasyland Photo Albums loaded to our GO MOM! Facebook Fan page, and our New Fantasyland Playlist on YouTube (You’ll also find our Disney Vacation Planning Tips playlist there too!)
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
Disclosure: Special thanks to Disney Social Media and PR for inviting me to attend the New Fantasyland Media Event. I was not asked to post and all opinions are entirely my own.