Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 14, 2013
    Amanda Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi again! We're staying at Pop Century (in three weeks!), because Art of Animation was booked. Are we allowed to check out/use the pool at Art of Animation? I'm finding conflicting reports. Thank you!

    Hi, Amanda!

    Welcome back to the Moms Panel. Your "monstrous" Disney Parks summer vacation is just around the corner now! No doubt you're counting down the days with much anticipation! 

    You are most welcome to visit Disney's Art of Animation Resort during your stay at Pop Century. It's just a short walk across the Generation Gap Bridge from Pop to Art of Animation. I highly recommend checking out Animation Hall and the amazing food court, Landscape of Flavors, for a meal (or just a snack or dessert). You may also want to stop by the Ink & Paint Shop for some souvenirs! 

    You may be interested to know that complimentary guided tours of Art of Animation are offered daily at 12:30 PM. The tour lasts one hour and is a great way to get an overview of the resort and its four themed sections. Be sure to confirm the tour time at the Front Desk when you arrive at Animation Hall. And don't forget your camera -- there are lots of photo opportunities!

    There are actually three pools at Art of Animation: the Big Blue Pool (Finding Nemo section), Cozy Cone Pool (Cars section) and Flippin' Fins Pool (Little Mermaid section).  However, only guests of Art of Animation may actually use the pools. This policy pretty much holds true at all Disney Resorts (unless you are a Disney Vacation Club member). 

    If you're into Pin Trading (like my family is!), there are daily pin trading times at the Ink & Paint Shop (8:30-9:30 AM and 6:00-7:00 PM) and also in the Animation Hall lobby (5:00-5:30 PM). These times are current as of the July monthly activities schedule, but I anticipate they will remain the same for the month of August during your visit. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation! Please let me know if I can provide any further information or assistance prior to your departure. 
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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