Little girls shopping
  • On May 21, 2022
    Yajaira from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we need to purchase by obligation a theme park ticket to stay at your hotel(Art Animation Resort)?

    Hi Yajaira!

    Welcome to planDisney!

    You are going to absolutely love Disney's Art of Animation Resort! I stayed here on a recent visit and I loved the Big Blue Pool, which is the largest resort pool at Walt Disney World! I also enjoy The Drop Off Pool Bar, which sells pretzels with cheese sauce, chips, and a variety of cocktails. 

    You do not need to purchase a Walt Disney World Theme Park Ticket to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel! If you choose to visit without making a trek to the parks, don't worry because there are plenty of things to do! You can spend a day at Disney Springs shopping, dining, and listening to live entertainment. If you visit Disney Springs, make sure to check out The World of Disney, which has a tremendous selection of Disney merchandise. I personally love the Disney Castle Collection which features castle-inspired clothing, accessories, and ornaments. I also recommend checking out Wondermade and enjoying their artisanal marshmallows. Dinner at Paradiso 37 is amazing also.

    You can also spend the day at the resort. Grab a meal at Landscape of Flavors, play games in the arcade, and relax at the pool to watch Movies Under the Stars at night.

    There is also plenty to do in the area, such as playing mini golf at Fantasia Gardens, dancing the night away at Atlantic Dance Hall or walking around Disney's Boardwalk

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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