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Art of Animation is popular with kids of all ages for its larger-than-life decor, themed pools, and access to the parks and Crescent Lake via the Skyliner. Our parks team recently stayed in a Finding Nemo Suite, so let’s take a look!

Art of Animation Overview

When you first arrive at Art of Animation, you’ll pull up at Animation Hall. The resort has four themed areas: Cars, Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Little Mermaid. It’s about a 10-minute walk from Pop Century on the other side of Hourglass Lake, and shares a Skyliner Station with Pop Century.

A high-level map of the Art of Animation Resort
Art of Animation Layout

In Animation Hall, you’ll find the lobby, food court, arcade, and gift shop.  You’ll also find a small business center and an ATM. The decor features artwork at different stages of animation from line drawings through finished cels. Tap into the gallery below for some examples.

This decor transitions guests from the real world to the animation world of the resort. On the resort side, guests will feel as though they’ve stepped into sets from the four themed areas. The Big Blue Pool is the resort’s main pool in the Finding Nemo area; it has a zero-entry feature and the Schoolyard Splashground splash pad is right next to it. The smaller Cozy Cone and Flippin’ Fins pools are found in the Cars and Little Mermaid areas.

Rooms in the Little Mermaid area are regular hotel rooms and the buildings have the motel-style exterior walkways and entrances that are typical of Disney World Value Resorts. Rooms in the Cars, Lion King, and Finding Nemo areas are family suites that sleep 6, and these buildings have interior hotel-style hallways.

In 2024, the average price for a Little Mermaid room is about $300 per night, and the themed suites average $650-$685 per night. If you love Art of Animation but don’t absolutely need the suite for your larger group, you may find that two Little Mermaid rooms are cheaper.

Finding Nemo Family Suite: Photo Tour

The main living area of the suite features a dining area, a small food-prep area, and a living-room seating area. The master bedroom is a separate room with a door. Bathrooms adjoin both the main living area and the master bedroom. Furniture in the main area of the suite converts to two double-size beds; the room can sleep 6 guests, plus a child under age 3 in a crib if you happen to have one of those.

Architectural-style drawing of the Family Suite layout.

Finding Nemo Suite Dining Area

The door to the suite enters into the dining area. While the main living area is open, the space is arranged to divide off the dining table into its own “room”. Although there is no door, it clearly feels like a separate area. The painted table seats four, and is a Murphy bed that pulls down to a double bed sleeping surface at night.

In the images below, you can see the master bedroom immediately beyond as you first enter the room, as well as the open and closed configurations of the dining table Murphy bed. From the bedroom doorway, you can also see into the main area bathroom which has separate handwashing and toilet/tub areas. The tub has a themed fabric shower curtain, and there is a pocket door that can be closed to provide privacy in the vanity area if desired.

Finding Nemo Suite Living Room Area

The living room area has a convertible sofa and two ottomans facing a dresser, TV, and open closet area. The sofa converts to a double bed at night. On the right side as you face the sofa is a food prep area with small sink, counter, microwave, coffee maker, and half-size refrigerator. The food prep area is stocked with coffee-making supplies as well as disposable dishes and silverware.

Finding Nemo Suite Master Bedroom

Oh, the joy of sleeping in a separate room from your children. The master bedroom of the family suite is certainly a draw for many families. The room has a queen-size bed facing a dresser with a second TV and another small closet area. The ironing board and safe are found in the closet area here. The master bathroom has a walk-in shower and plenty of counter space; you’ll find the hair dryer here.

The bedroom is a bit less heavily themed than the outer living area. But check out those cute jellyfish bedside lamps!

Have you stayed in a Finding Nemo Suite at Art of Animation? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments!

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Jennifer Heymont

Jennifer has a background in math and biology, so she ended up in Data Science where she gets to do both. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, kids, and assorted animal members of the family. Although it took three visits for the Disney bug to "take", she now really wishes she lived a lot closer to the Parks.

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