Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Jan 27, 2019
    Maria from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What do you recommend for a resort or hotel...looking at the basic hotels and looking for the one with the best pool. Does it make sense to book the trip with a meal plan? How do the meal plans work...are they used at the resort or at the theme parks?

    Hi, Maria!

    It sounds like you are ready to do some resEARch on your Walt Disney World vacation, and I am happy to help you with that.  As far as Walt Disney World Resort Hotels go, I truly think they are all amazing. You will love the benefits that come with staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel such as complimentary transportation, early access to making FastPass+ selections, and Extra Magic Hours. 

    Since you mentioned that the pool is a priority for you, I would suggest that you take a look at Disney's Art of Animation Resort.  I think you will love the fun character themes and spacious family suites at this resort hotel.  Also, Disney's Art of Animation Resort is the home of the Big Blue Pool, the largest hotel pool at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Did you know that you can actually listen to some of your favorite Disney songs via underwater speakers when you dive into the Big Blue Pool?

    Another perk of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel is the ability to purchase a Disney Dining Plan.  You can take a look at the various types of dining plans that are offered and read all about them on the Walt Disney World website.  Your Disney Dining Plan can be used both at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and in the theme parks, and I think that you will find it to be convenient and a great value.  I see that you will be arriving during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  You can even use your Disney Dining Plan snack credits at the various festival booths.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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