• On Jun 15, 2019
    Tammy from OK 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.

    We are coming to Art of Animation in Sept. Do standard Little Mermaid rooms have refrigerators? Are life jackets available for 2 year olds? Can I get late check out? Thank you!

    Hi, Tammy! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so glad you stopped by to see us with your question. Let's go where it's better, down where it's wetter, for a look at one of my favorite places to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Walking through Disney's Art of Animation Resort is like stepping right into some of your favorite movies. Your little ones will absolutely adore the larger-than-life figures dotting all of the courtyards around the Resort hotel. It's a great place to get pictures with some of our pals from movies like Cars, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Little Mermaid.

    Your room in The Little Mermaid section of the Resort hotel will wow you with its bright, cheery decor in the colors of the sea. For your convenience, you'll find a dorm-sized refrigerator along with other amenities like a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and a small safe in your room. And when you're ready to go for a dip in one of Disney's Art of Animation Resort pools, there are complimentary life vests in many sizes to fit most Guests. If you need any assistance with them, lifeguards are on duty while the pools are open and will be happy to help you.

    When it's time to say good-bye, standard checkout time for Walt Disney World Resort hotels is 11 a.m. If you find you need a little extra time, you can request a later checkout by calling the front desk of your Resort hotel. I can tell you that we've done this in the past, and sometimes we'll be able to extend our checkout by an hour or two. There's never a guarantee and they may tell you late checkout is not available as they need to accommodate Guests checking in that day, but it certainly doesn't hurt to ask.

    Tammy, while you're visiting Disney's Art of Animation Resort, feel free to wander across the Generation Gap Bridge to check out Disney's Pop Century Resort, too! I love the chance to explore other Resort hotels, and who knows - maybe you'll find a new place to stay for next time!

    I hope this helps you plan a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, Tammy. Please swim on by and see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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