Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Feb 1, 2023
    Dj from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I will be at Art of Animation Feb 22-26. Our departure time is 9am from Airport, so we would have to leave resort by 630 possibly. We see there is a half marathon going on that morning, would we be running into road closures leaving the resort?

    Hi DJ, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for asking us a question! You’re going to love Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – from its colourful icons to the Big Blue Pool, it really is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Disney movies we all know and love. 

    I’ve participated in several runDisney events over the past few years and while Every Mile is Magic, I will admit that the early morning wakeup calls can sometimes be less than magical! Normally, those early start times help minimize disruption to non-runners, but that isn’t always the case, especially for people who have to head to Orlando International Airport for an early flight. 

    You’ll be staying at Walt Disney World Resort during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Although the courses for each of that weekend's races haven’t been released yet, typically, the half marathon course goes from EPCOT’s parking lot, up World Drive, through Magic Kingdom Park (and Cinderella Castle!) and then back down World Drive to head back over to the finish line at EPCOT. The good news is that your hotel, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is pretty far removed from the race action. In fact, it’s right off Osceola Parkway, which leads directly off property and to the highway that takes you directly to the airport. This means that you will only face minimal disruptions, if any, on your departure day. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan a smooth journey home. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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