Below, you will find a little over 200 pictures from my weekend at Art of Animation Cars Family Suites. I’ve captioned a few of the photos, but most are self-explanatory. They’re mostly in the order I took them over the three nights and four days I was there – so don’t expect this to be one of those high-quality blogs that rearranges and properly captions everything!
I really enjoyed spending my birthday weekend at this resort. Lots of theming and fun things to see. I would definitely stay here again, though I’d likely stay in the Little Mermaid rooms since I don’t need such a large suite – this was just for my birthday. If you have any questions, please ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them!
Lightning McQueen is one of many huge sketches outside Animation Hall.
The walls are very festive.
The chandelier that I think everyone photographs during their visits here.
The Ink and Paint Shop is the resort’s gift shop – it sells some of the things you find in your room, such as the shower curtain.
The food court at Art of Animation is called Landscape of Flavors. It has separate areas each themed to match one area of the hotel. This is the Lion King area.
Pictures adorning the Lion King walls.
The check-in area at Art of Animation.
The wall opposite the check-in area shows the evolution of sketches to fully-fleshed characters
Lady and the Tramp are having a public display of affection at the cash register.
This is the sequence of events that I tweeted earlier. It’s called “@justbelieevexo gets a Publix cookie at Art of Animation.”
We spied a birthday party across the room with Publix cookies…
@justbelieevexo approaches and makes contact…
…she explains that she loves Publix cookies…
…she thanks the birthday party…
…and returns with her prize!
The dining room.
This is the decoration on the closed Murphy Bed in the Cars Family Suites’ dining room.
Mater sleeps inside the bed.
Here is the table top decoration…
The nightstands in the dining room follow a theme of auto shop tool chests.
The living room kitchenette.
The carpets are covered in cones.
True love adorns the wall in the dining room.
The living room features a TV, a foldout bed, and a coffee table. The TV stand follows the toolchest theme.
The pull-out sofa in the living room follows a very obvious theme.
Doc is having some fun in the living room art.
The living room coffee table shows the lay of the land.
The towel animals here are awesome.
Overhead lighting in the shape of a compass rose.
The bathroom is themed like a car wash, of course… promising that you can be spiffy in a jiffy!
The towel rack is reminiscent of old side pipes.
View from the window…
…Fillmore is our neighbor.
The master bedroom.
From the master bedroom, you can see Pop Century.
Building exterior, parking lot side.
Over at Pop Century, this would be a giant cell phone or Rubik’s Cube
These are the same post cards you can find in the room, on the counters.
They even designed the post cards’ backs.
The Cars area is next to the Finding Nemo area.
These guys say their famous line, over and over and over and over and over…
Let’s head back down Route 66.
The call of the open road…
This sign is animated…
…the mortar fires…
…and goes in an arc…
…down to the chevron…
…which lights up…
…and I didn’t get video.
Cozy Cone pool cabanas – long exposure.
The Zs are animated… they drift upward from the snoozing car on the rotating sign.
How the Cozy Cone appeared when it catered only to cars.
The Cars-themed area of Landscape of Flavors…
Landscape of Flavors takes the food court fare to a higher level. I enjoyed some Indian-inspired food…
The landscaping near the Big Blue Pool looks like plants you’d see underwater. Clever.
The wallpaper I posted earlier…
…and another long exposure at the end of Route 66.