The Little Mermaid Rooms of the Art of Animation Resort

The Art of Animation Resort is Walt Disney World's newest Resort. It is a value category resort but has mostly family suites. It is split into 4 sections. The Nemo section is all family suites and includes the Big Blue Pool. It is a salt water pool and the characters from Nemo sing under the water! 

This area of the resort is the closest to the food court and bus transportation.  There is also a Cars section of family suites that includes the cozy cone pool and an amazing replica of Radiator Springs!  The final family suites section is The Lion King rooms.

The Little Mermaid themed area is standard value rooms, not family suites.  The area is beautifully themed and includes its own pool. It is a bit of a walk from this area to the food court and buses.  If you have your own car, there is a parking lot next to rooms.

The Little Mermaid rooms have the standard amenities of a value resort room. Exterior entrances, two double beds (some king beds available), hair dryer, refrigerator, small table and chairs.

There are some awesome details in the rooms!  Like the Grotto shower that has Ariel's treasure!!!

The Under the Sea sheet music that is designed into the table is a really nice touch as well.

If you or your little one loves Ariel, these are definitely the rooms to choose for your trip!  If you'd like a bit more space, the Royal Guestrooms in Port Orleans Riverside are another great princess option and have a little bit of Ariel added in the designs. 

Ask Katherine for a free quote and more details for your next princess vacation!

*Room images are of a wheelchair accessible room with roll-in shower option.

Featured Resort: The Cabins of Ft. Wilderness Campground

Classified as a moderate resort, the Cabins of Ft. Wilderness are a beautiful choice for larger families or guests who enjoy a bit of seclusion off the beaten path during their Walt Disney World Vacation.



Each multi-room cabin includes

*1 bedroom with 1 double bed, a set of bunk beds, closet, dresser, nightstand, TV, hair dryer

*1 full bathroom

*A kitchen with dining table with bench and chairs, full-size refrigerator, full-size stove, dishwasher, pots/pans, utensils, dishes, glasses

*A living room with pull-down double bed size Murphy bed, additional small sofa, TV, child table and chairs, storage cabinets

*Deck with picnic table and grill




*Hoop-Dee Doo Dinner Show (reservations recommended)

*Mickey's Backyard BBQ Dinner Show (reservations recommended-seasonal)

*Trail's End Breakfast/Dinner Buffet and Lunch ala carte menu (reservations recommended)

*Trails End To Go

*Pool Snack Bar

*General Store



*Hiking trails, biking, horseback riding, many outdoor activities

*Chip n' Dale campfire sing-a-long and outdoor movies

*Disney horse barn and mini horse museum

*Horse-drawn carriage rides and wagon rides

*Swimming pools, playgrounds, much more



*Parking space available for personal car at each cabin

*Resort bus service inside campground as well as to Disney Parks and Downtown Disney

*Boat service to Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort, and Wilderness Lodge Resort

*Golf cart rental available for use inside the campground



Contact Katherine today for a free quote on a Walt Disney World vacation at the Cabins of Ft. Wilderness Campground.


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – February 28, 2014 – Culinary artistry, fine wine and celebrity chef meet-and-greets will once again highlight the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic. The event, back for its fifth year, will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Epcot Resort Area hotel.

The outdoor festival will include food and beverage seminars, food and wine tastings and live music. Seminars will be led by the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts, while the hotel’s award-winning restaurants will showcase signature culinary selections to pair with tastings from more than 30 wineries.

Celebrity Chef Todd English will be in attendance to meet and greet with guests. English is a renowned restaurateur who has gained national acclaim through his line of restaurants and cookbooks, and other food-related enterprises. Todd English’s bluezoo is located in the hotel and features fresh seafood in a vibrant atmosphere.

With 17 restaurants and lounges, and a distinguished culinary and beverage team, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel continually earns national recognition for its food and beverage program. The hotel features more than 70 certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections.

Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are currently available as part of a hotel package or individually.  For more information or to book, contact or 585-967-5015.

In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is the gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. The hotel is located between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park. Guests can discover 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds and the luxurious Mandara Spa. The hotel features five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort and the Extra Magic Hours benefit, where each day, one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks offers additional time for guests to enjoy select attractions. (Valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required).

The Magic of Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort!

All guests at any Walt Disney Resort receive the following:

* Complimentary Magical Express airport transportation and bag pick-up

* Complimentary Disney transportation on-property including all boats, trams, monorails, and busses (no rental car needed)

* Complimentary parking at all parks with your own vehicle ($15 per day value)

* Extra Magic Hours at the parks (morning or evening park hours open only for WDW resort guests)

* Fastpass+ advance attraction scheduling

* Pool games, resort activities, nightly movies under the stars

* Complimentary package delivery to your Disney resort room

* Complimentary resort wheelchairs (first come first serve basis)

* Entrance into the parks on high capacity days (Once full capacity is reached, even resort guests are turned away.) 


Ask Katherine for more details and assistance with any of the included perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.


What Katherine, an authorized Disney Vacation Planner, adds to your vacation:

* The “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” designation is granted by Disney to agencies that demonstrate an ongoing focus and commitment to planning customized, magical trips to the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line®, and other Disney vacation destinations worldwide.

* Every Authorized Disney Vacation Planner is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, an in-depth comprehensive course that allows agents to develop their expertise regarding the Disney destinations.

* Even after you book your vacation, Katherine continuously reviews promotional offers and discounts to ensure that you get the best deal!

* Katherine makes all of your reservations from beginning to end: hotel, ground transfers, theme park tickets, dining reservations, dinner shows, special requests, and more.

* After your initial deposit, payments as low as $20 may be made as you wish with Imagination Vacations' Magical Payment Plan. Balance in full is due 45 days prior to travel for Walt Disney World & Disneyland Resort vacations; payment deadlines for other destinations vary.

* Katherine takes all of the stress out of planning, so you can have fun without worrying about the details.

*  Katherine personalizes a daily itinerary according to your family’s needs: theme park hours, parade & show times, dining reservations, etc.

* Are you an experienced Disney traveler? No worries! Katherine can help with as much or as little as you need! Also, she can assist with planning magical vacations to various Disney destinations as well as cruises!

* Katherine is only a phone call, text, or email away - before, during, and after your vacation.

* Katherine is here to make your Disney dreams come true!

*Best of all, Katherine's personalized vacation planning service is INCLUDED FREE when you book a Disney vacation through her!!!


Walt Disney World Resorts:

Value Resorts:

All-Star Movies

All-Star Sports

All-Star Music

Pop Century

The Art of Animation with Family Suites


Moderate Resorts:

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans Riverside with Royal Guest/Princess Rooms

Caribbean Beach with Pirate Rooms

Coronado Springs

The Cabins at Ft. Wilderness


Deluxe Resorts and Villas:

Grand Floridian Resort and Spa with Villas

Polynesian Resort with Villas coming soon

Contemporary Resort with Bay Lake Towers Villas

Wilderness Lodge with Villas

Animal Kingdom Lodge with Jambo House or Kidani Village Villas

Boardwalk Resort with Villas

Beach Club Resort with Villas

Yacht Club Resort

Old Key West Resort Villas

Saratoga Springs Resort Villas and Trees houses


by Jeanie Gallo-Ciscon

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