The closing night party of Disney Social Media Moms was held at the soon-to-open Art of Animation resort. We were all so excited to see what magic Disney had in store for us, but no one was prepared for how amazing this resort is turning out.
The resort celebrates Disney’s history of leadership and creativity in animation. That’s on display right away when you enter “Animation Hall.”
Animation Hall traces the history of animation as only Disney could. When you come through the doors, you see very simple pencil sketches lining the walls. You may also notice that the floor is black and white. But as you walk along, the sketches start to evolve into more finishes images.
The floor too changes from monochrome to brush strokes and rich colors, finally to the pixels that represent digital animation.
Disney really knows how to roll out the welcome mat. When we showed up at the hotel, there was a line of cast members who broke out into applause. As if *we* had done anything to create this magic resort! Plus, they had cocktails for us. I liked these people immediately.
There was FOOD! Around the most beautiful sight you could imagine. This is the Finding Nemo themed pool, and once open it will be the largest pool on Disney property. The theming and imagery was OFF THE HOOK.
If you have a kid who is into the animated films, specifically The Lion King, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid or Cars, you have got to consider Art of Animation when making your Disney travel plans. It’s as if your favorite movies have come to life.
Soccer Girl was in heaven, and she knew her little brother would be too. But I already had confirmed reservations at another resort on property and wasn’t sure we wanted to change.
In my next post, I take you on a tour of one of the family suites at Art of Animation. You’re going to see how an already tough decision got tougher.
Disclosure: As an attendee of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I received for a fee hotel accommodations, park tickets, many meals and access to special events not made available to the public. Disney did not ask me or anyone to blog about this event, but being a fan of the company I can’t help myself. This post previously ran on Confessions Of An It Girl.