[QUOTE=RayofSunshineFL;1117683]My family and I always have loved how whimsical and gorgeous the Pop Century resort is. We usually stay there, but wanted to try something new. Has anyone stayed at Art of Animation? I love the theme at Pop Century and and the characters, but always love to check out new resorts. Does anyone have suggestions?[/QUOTE]
There’s been a few that have stayed there, but I haven’t seen any trip reports yet. I’m staying in September.
The exterior of AoA is very reminiscent of Pop, with the larger-than-life icons and themed play areas. The pool, though rather plain looking, is the biggest at WDW.
I think the interiors look rather gawdy. If I did not have young kids, I wouldn’t consider the resort on that account. But 8yo DS LOVES Lion King.
If you’ve enjoyed Pop, I think you’ll enjoy AoA. You’re sure to get quality service and a memorable experience.