• On Jun 1, 2018
    Katie from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I will be staying at the Art of Animation Resort. Is there free parking or any other amenities included at the hotel? My cousin has a birthday on our arrival day, is there anything free that Disney will do for her? Can I bring a cake to our room?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Katie! You’re headed to a magical vacation with your family at Walt Disney World Resort! I hope that you have a wonderful UNbirthday when your cousin celebrates her big day!

    You’ll want to know that Disney’s Value Resorts (Effective March 21, 2018) charge a standard overnight self-parking fee of $13 per night. My family typically shops for low airfare from Atlanta and takes Disney’s Magical Express so I’ve not had to park a car in many years. As for Resort amenities and activities, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has some wonderful, entertaining options. You’ll find daily artist drawings, lobby trivia or photo booth options, Movies Under the Stars, a jogging trail around Hourglass Lake, Surrey Bike rentals, the Righteous Reef Playground and several intensely themed pools, including The Big Blue Pool, where you can swim underwater and listen for Dory and Nemo to call to their friends. After dunking your dome in the cool blue of the Resort pool, I’m sure you’ll be ready to celebrate your cousin’s birthday. Stop by the front desk to pick up complimentary Birthday and “I’m celebrating” buttons that you can personalize with your names. You never know what magic will follow, including many birthday wishes. If you’re wanting a cake, I’d recommend looking at Disney Floral and Gifts, who can provide amazing treats and Mickey desserts delivered to your room or even your table service restaurant. I adore my Minnie cooler given to me by my husband and stuffed with my favorite Disney snacks.

    If I can help you celebrate the magic even more, please let me know. You’ve got a friend in me! ~ Lindsey P
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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