PHOTOS, VIDEO: Carpets Removed in Newly Refurbished Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

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Oh I just can’t wait to be refurbished! The rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation are undergoing a bit of a makeover right now. All of the rooms around the resort will soon be redone with new flooring, which will happen in phases. At this time, only one room in each area of the resort has received the new flooring, so we knew we had to check them out. Luckily, we were able to stop by and check out the newly refurbished Lion King Suite.

The room is so cute! When you first enter the room, there’s a wonderfully themed table with chairs.

The chairs are shaped like leaves!

This is a fold-down bed. There are handles, and when you move the chairs out of the way, you can easily set up the bed.

There’s even a cute Simba mural in the back.

The main bedroom has more Lion King details. There’s a TV, dresser, iron, and safe in the main room.

The main bathroom has a shower.

The second bathroom has a bathtub and shower combo.

The shower curtain features Pumbaa and Timon!

The flooring is the main thing that has changed in the room. The old carpet had a bright print with a distinct jungle vibe (can you spot the Hidden Mickey?). You can see an example here of the old carpeting from another Lion King room.

The new flooring is themed, so it looks like pebbled ground. It’s got an interesting feel to it when you walk on it.

New pebble type of flooring at Art of Animation

The room has a microwave, a coffee maker, and a mini fridge. There’s also a sink.

The living room area is pretty spacious.

The couch folds out into a bed, too.

More fun themed details around the living room area.

All the rooms will be getting new flooring, and work has already begun in the Cars area of the hotel.

You can check out a full tour of the newly refurbished rooms in our video below!

Art of Animation is a fun resort with a lot of Disney details all around. Most of the resorts have been redoing the flooring in the rooms to make for quicker, easier cleaning. Be sure to check out our full video of this room as well as some of the other refurbished rooms we’ve recently visited. We’re not sure when the room refurbishments will be finished, so if you find yourself staying in one of these rooms, consider yourself lucky! If you’ve had the chance to stay in one of the new rooms, let us know in the comments!

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And they still didn’t put in a bigger bed


It now looks like a hospital room or a veterinary office. The floors are awful and the white/tan walls are institutional.


Those look like possibly the cheapest, cruddiest hotel rooms I’ve ever seen. What on earth has happened to Disney? This looks like the waiting area in a children’s hospital, not like a $300-$400 a night hotel room. A $300-a-night hotel room should be luxurious, not look like a government-run institution.


It’s a value resort. If you want something nicer, book a deluxe.


um, these look far better than what they’ve ruined at all stars and pop century. at least these rooms still have theme. removing the carpet is a sanitary issue anyway, easier to clean spills which means a cleaner floor and less smell and allergy issues.


can you elaborate on the “one room in each area” comment? we are staying in the lion king suites next month and would like one of these rooms if at all possible, but are you saying there is literally only one room that has been updated? can you share the room number?