We stayed in the Lion King Suite. Check in was super quick. I really appreciated that they have lots of Cast Members and plenty of space to check in guests rather quickly.
Parking was a bit hectic since there were some areas that were under construction. My recommendation is to stop by the main entrance and drop your luggage. It's quite a bit of space between the parking lot and most rooms (of course depending on what bldg you are staying).
Our room was awesome. We went for my son's birthday and he was simply super excited to see Simba, Timon, Pumba. Disney made sure to add lots of details and personal touches. The Lion King Suites are pretty much in between the main pool and the little pool by the Little Mermaid. Although not terrible, the walk can be a pain during the humid hot summers of Orlando or in you get caught up in a storm. The room had plenty of space, a small kitchenette and all of the amenities described on the Disney website.
The main pool is fantastic! My son truly enjoyed the Splash Pad with Finding Nemo Characters. The zero entry pool is great too. The Jellyfish around the pool are great for a refreshing time. At check in, they told us that if you submerge our head under water, you can hear the Finding Nemo characters talking. That was a very cool experience :)
The hotel is close to the ESPN Wide World of Sports and it has easy access to Downtown Disney, Hollywood Studios and Typhoon Lagoon.
Overall, I loved this hotel! Probably one of the most kid friendly resorts on Disney property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be surrounded in the artistry, enchantment and magic of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar movies. Stay at a Disney Resort hotel that invites you to explore the storybook landscapes seen in such classics as Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. From delightfully themed family suites to wondrously detailed courtyards, Disney's Art of Animation "draws" you and your family in to become a part of some of your animated favorites. ... more less
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