2. Art of Animation
For kids, the Art of Animation is a fantastic hotel. The family suites are larger and themed to scores of Disney characters like the Lion King and Finding Nemo, while the moderate rooms are themed after The Little Mermaid. Indeed, the theming around the hotel is great, with villas designed after Radiator Springs, undersea venues and more, giving guests lots of photo opportunities.
The food court has some good options, and the three pools have good decorations after either Ariel or Nemo. While it may be a tad pricier than the other value resorts, the animation decorations make this a great place for families and truly immerses a visitor into the Disney experience.
1. Pop Century
When it comes to “value,” Pop Century is the tops of all the resorts. It’s cheaper than Art of Animation and notable for its terrific decor, themed after the pop culture of the 1950s through 1990s. That means giant Rubix cubes, rollerblades and more, with each villa area themed after a different decade. There are three pools and a good food court. Guests can easily walk to Art of Animation too.
The Skyliner access makes this a good spot to reach the other parks, and the walking trails are better than the others. It’s the cost that may be key, so between the great price and the unique theming, Pop Century has to rank among the best of Disney’s value resorts.