As we mentioned, the rooms are found at the Art of Animation resort. Instantly, you’ll notice the first down-side to these rooms in that they are the furthest rooms away from the main lobby, food court and shuttle pick-up station. But all is forgiven because this entire section of the property is adorned with huge figurines from the movie including Ariel and King Trident. You’ll also notice that like the majority of all Value Resorts, these rooms have exterior entrances. As a nice little touch of theming, the placard that indicates your room number is a seashell.
Once inside, you’ve become part of Ariel’s underwater world as the room is full of artwork from the movie. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the curtain and carpets the give the impression that we are under the sea on the sea floor.
Unlike so of the other beds in our series, there are no special beds in these rooms. They look like standard hotel rooms. Also, there is no space under the beds so keep that in mind for storage reasons. Where the beds are a little plain, the head boards are clam shells with the overhead lights designed like pearls. Your room does come with a small table with chairs that have shell designs for the backs. Finally, the mirror has shells and fish built into the frame.
Living Area Features
Like the majority of Disney resort rooms, the living area is a nice size. On the small table is the sheet music for the song “Under the Sea.” The fridge is located inside the cabinet that has the TV. There is a fun octopus-design rack for storing bags and hanging up jackets. And don’t worry about that lack of room under the bed because there is plenty of room and space to put luggage including ample space between the wall and the beds.
Separating the sink area from the living room is a thin curtain with the same “under the sea” theme throughout the room. The vanity mirror has a coral frame and the lights are designed as shells.
The actual bathroom with toilet and shower is separated by a door. The tiled floor looks like a rocky bottom of the sea that goes into the shower and toilet area. The shower curtain is a picture of Ariel in her natural habitat. The tiling of the wall in the shower is Ariel’s Collection space from the movie which makes for a very cool visual.
This is the only special room we will cover that yours truly has stayed in on a recent trip to Disney. For a family with a young lady, I knew the room would be a hit. What I wasn’t expecting was the my boys would love it as well. There is a little disappointment in the basic feel of the beds and furniture but this room will be absolutely fine for most families of 4 or less. The price is reasonable enough so I would recommend this room for any family with a young lady who really just needs a room to store their stuff and sleep.