10. Character Icons
If the sketches didn’t make your jaw drop the more than 2,500 sculpted character icons surrounding the resort surely will. Larger-than-life sculptures featuring all your favorite characters (and not so favorite characters) from The Little Mermaid encompass the buildings and pool areas in this distinction. Likewise, Nemo can be “found” along with all his friends, swimming around the pool and recreational areas of the Finding Nemo sector. You’ll also see your lion’s share of king-sized character icons and other unique touches to décor surrounding The Lion King area. Sights to behold even include Timon, Pumbaa, and Simba crossing overhead a walking path from atop a large log. Then you can really get your engine started at the Cars area where you’ll find several full-scaled versions of all the film’s most notable figures. These icon spots are perfect for taking photos.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort truly is an “animated” place in so many ways. If you haven’t yet stayed here, it’s time to sketch up a new experience for you and your family and do just that.
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