Natalie H. (NDM#268) (56 Posts)

Natalie grew up in Nashville, TN. Married with one son, she lives on a farm. As if this weren't enough to keep her on her toes, Natalie also works around the clock due to being self-employed . Natalie often travels to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, giving her a vast knowledge of the Disney Resorts which she shares in her posts on The Disney Driven Life. She loves the research on the resorts and appreciates input for these articles as well. In recent trips, Natalie has begun making a habit of meeting people while in the parks. This habit inspired her personal website, Meet the Magic, This site helps her connect to others as well as hold space for Disney fans to post information about their Disney related sites. Her goal with this venture is to help people to "Meet the Magic" of their choice.

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Is anyone else out there excited to see the Disney’s Art of Animation Resort open in May 2012?  We only have a year left until we will get a new Value Resort!  What makes me most happy about this addition is that Disney has stepped up their game with the existing Value Resorts, renovating, painting and the like.  I am only guessing, but would think that they are hoping people will continue to want to visit the older Value Resorts if they feel nice and new, just like the newly built Art of Animation!

And in addition to great Value Resort accommodations, I would imagine that the opening of the Art of Animation Resort will increase the supply of rooms available on property in Walt Disney World and (fingers crossed) reduce the room rate per night on the older Value Resorts.  Lower prices at the Value Resorts means longer or more frequent vacations for my family, and hopefully yours, to Disney World!

The photos of the new resort make for a fabulous showing!  The Art of Animation looks immersive, taking guests away to some of their favorite films such as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo.  Just as with other Value Resorts, larger icons will be used to engulf guests in the experience.  In addition, interactive structions will be used unlike any others ever seen before.

This awesome resort will offer many standard rooms.  However, for those of you who are looking for a way to bring your larger family to Disney World, the Art of Animation’s Family Suites may be just what you need.  These suites will sleep up to six guests, providing loads of extra space as well as a kitchenette.

Contributed by: Natalie Henley (NDM#268) Natalie is the DDL Resort Blogger. She is also the creator of Meet the Magic.


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