• On Sep 18, 2017
    Debra from IN 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 - we are staying at the Art of Animation. We cannot check in until 3:00 p.m. However, we will be arriving at Noon. Can we go to the pool and hang out until our room is ready?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Debra ~

    You are going to LOVE Disney's Art of Animation Resort! The theming of this resort is amazing and you will feel like you are in the middle of a Disney•Pixar movie.

    When you arrive, you can go ahead to the front desk and check-in. Online check-in is available at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. This may speed up the process and cut down on your wait time once you arrive to check-in. You may get lucky and your room may be ready. If not, you can provide them with your cell number and they can text you with your room number as soon as it is ready.

    In the meantime, you are more than welcome to explore the resort and hang out at one of the super cool pools. You can leave your luggage with Bell Services while you are at the pool so that you don't have to keep up with it. Be sure to pack a small bag with your swimsuits, sunscreen, and anything else you will need until your room is ready. Complimentary towels are provided at all of the pools at Disney's Art of Animation Resort so no need to worry about packing them for your trip.

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort features The Big Blue Pool which is the largest pool at any of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. They even have underwater speakers in the pool. How cool is that?! There are two other really awesome pools including the Cozy Cone Pool and the Flippin' Fins Pool. Be sure to check them all out during your visit.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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