If you’re headed to Disney World soon, you might be wondering where you should stay!
There are a LOT of options for accommodations in the Most Magical Place on Earth and we want to make sure you stay at the spot that’s best for YOU. What better way than to take you on tours of the rooms? Well, if you’re traveling with the fam, you’re going to want to see inside the rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort… .
We stayed the night at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in one of the Lion King Family Suites. Other room types include the similarly-laid-out Cars Family Suites and Finding Nemo Family Suites, and the standard Little Mermaid rooms.
These family suites sleep a whopping six guests comfortably!
When you walk into the room, you’ll see that it’s laid out with a dining area…
…a living area…
…and another bathroom!
As you can see, these rooms are SPECTACULARLY themed, but we know what you’re thinking: If there’s only one bed, how are six guests staying here? Well, surprise! The dining table converts to a murphy bed…
…and the sofa is a pull-out double bed too!
But let’s get into the nitty-gritty, starting as you enter!
The family suites at this resort are off of interior hallways and open into that dining area. In this space, you’ll spot the murphy bed, complete with a dining table and chairs.
Of course, you’ll spot some birds on the murphy bed, plus bugs and grubs on the table! Typically, we wouldn’t be too fond of bugs where we eat…but they did look pretty tasty in The Lion King.
The overhead lights even look like clouds!
The chairs are a cool, cartoon leaf design.
The wall has a bird art piece here as well.
Pull those chairs out of the way and the murphy bed down…
…and you’ll be greeted by a sleeping Simba!
Either side of this bed has a bedside table complete with a drawer.
This is probably about the time that you’ll notice that the floor has a cool pebble texture.
Next, let’s head into the first bathroom!
This room has a single vanity with plenty of counter space.
Under the sink, you’ll spot some extra supplies in case you need them.
There’s plenty of lighting, and the mirror has a cool themed design too!
Past a sliding door, you’ll find the toilet and shower room.
The shower curtain is a VERY fun print of Timon and Pumbaa washin’ up!
And pull the curtain back to reveal a beautiful Circle of Life sunrise tile wall!
This bathroom is equipped with refillable Disney toiletries…
…and expect a wider showerhead with decent pressure.
Ok, back to the common area! The main space has a living area and a kitchenette.
This room is also where you’ll spot the thermostat which was set to 60 degrees when we arrived.
The kitchenette is a cabinet in the corner of the room that features several amenities.
The top shelf has an ice bucket with cups…
…and microwave with accompanying supplies.
The countertop features a good amount of counter space, a sink, a paper towel roller…
…and a coffee machine with everything you need for your cup o’ joe (or tea).
The cabinet under the sink has a fire extinguisher and additional paper towels.
Then there’s the mini-fridge which is a larger size than the ones featured in standard Disney World hotel rooms!
Next to the kitchenette is a trash and recycling bin.
The sofa has a neat orange print on it and a whole tower of giraffes standing over it.
Remove the cushions and pull the handles, and you’ve got yourself another double bed!
In the corner, there is a flower-themed standing lamp with a table and one of the hotel phones.
In front of the couch, you’ll find two stools adorned with Lion King lyrics and designed like tree stumps!
The curtains have a standard privacy curtain…
…and a blackout curtain with a jungle design.
As for your view, you could end up looking out towards a parking lot, courtyard area, or some of Art of Animation’s awesome character sculptures.
Hey, Simba! We can see all of Pride Rock!
The living area has ANOTHER chair too, a green scoop seat.
Then, you’ve got a full dresser that looks like it was pulled right from the jungle.
It has four drawers with plenty of space…
…and built-in outlets.
Above the dresser is a standard, flat-screen TV (tuned to the Disney info channel of course!).
The corner of this room features a storage cubby with a spare pillow and blanket as well as some hangers.
The large drawer here has pillows for use on the sofa bed.
Annnnnd on to the bedroom!
This room features a queen bed with Zazu sitting above (with much aplomb we might add).
The side tables each feature a flower-inspired lamp…
…plus a drawer and cubby space.
You’ll find the same curtains on another window in this room.
Plus the same dresser and TV.
By the door, there’s a small closet-designated space with more hangers, an ironing board, iron, safe, and a luggage rack. Plus another extra pillow.
The final bathroom is a one-room space off of the bedroom.
It has another single vanity with a themed mirror.
You’ll find added supplies in here too!
The shower here does not have a tub and is instead a glass door walk-in.
It has the same refillable toiletries…
…and the same AWESOME Circle of Life wall.
Whew! And there you have it! That’s a full tour of a Lion King Family Suite at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. As always, stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney coverage and updates!
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