With such a colorful entrance into the Disney resort family, Art of Animation resort was in my sights to check out for the holidays to see just what Disney had up its sleeve to decorate their newest resort. Being a Value, or Value Plus resort, of course the Christmas decorations will be a little more low-key than say the Deluxe resorts. Still, it was fun to see and the decor definitely fits into the resort’s capture of the animation process.
Like the overall theme of Disney’s Art of Animation, the Christmas decor starts off colorless, like a blank page, with sketches. As you progress through the lobby, color is added and as a fan of rainbow colors and white Christmas trees, I was in heaven! It’s a very fun, colorful display, that just makes you happy. All that’s missing are those fun rainbow candy canes my mom always used to get!
Here is a gallery overview of the holiday decorations and details of Disney’s Art of Animation resort – click any photo to view as a slideshow:
Looking back at the check-in area from Ink & Paint Shop
Swag within Ink & Paint Shop
Decorations within the Ink & Paint merchandise shop.
Crush was the only representative from Finding Nemo.
Above the exit to the pool area and guest room buildings. There are more sketches in the swag.
The one sketch on the tree that was not Ariel or Young Simba.
The lobby tree at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Looks like a multi-colored tree, but upon closer inspection, you’ll find familiar sketches nestled within the branches.
Pretty pink background and green wreath!
Blue swag in the middle of the check-in area.
Had to use the flash on this one, so you could see the adorable pink wreath!
The check-in area features colorful wreaths contrasting the color on the walls behind them.
Small tree in the kids area of the lobby.
Multi-colored wreath inside the lobby.
Inside the lobby, the color begins.
Here, all the decorations are pure white, with no color, just like the sketches-to-painted cells progression within the lobby.
The outside of the resort as you approach.
Author: Suzannah Otis
Boston girl living and blogging in Walt Disney World's backyard. Wife, Mom of 3, coffee addict, lover of travel and adventure.