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Inside the Cars wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort where Walt Disney World guests can lounge at the Cozy Cone Motel

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In the days following the big grand opening celebration of Cars Land at the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World in Florida quietly debuted their own version of Radiator Springs at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Less than three weeks after the new hotel’s first wing opened, themed to Finding Nemo, Disney has begun welcoming guests to a wing devoted to Pixar’s “Cars” franchise.

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Taking on a notably different tone than the vibrant Finding Nemo wing, the new Cars wing embodies the feeling of that sleepy little town made famous by the “Cars” films. Though it may not feature exciting rides or unique foods as Cars Land does, fans now have a chance for a different type of experience outside of a theme park, with an opportunity to stay at the Cozy Cone Motel, lounge in and around its pool, take pictures with familiar characters, and even visit one iconic “Cars” location completely absent from the Disney California Adventure expansion.


Video: Walk through Cars wing and Cozy Cone pool area at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


Video: Cars wing family suite room tour at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


Buildings within the Cars wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are painted to resemble the vast mountain ranges of Radiator Springs’ Ornament Valley, with blue sky murals topping each. When not looking directly at these buildings, the feeling of being within a valley is evoked while wandering down the winding path between them. Along the way, “Cars” characters are positioned to “look at” and welcome hotel guests, with no barriers preventing close-up photo ops.

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Full-size “Cars” characters featured at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are Sheriff, Doc Hudson, Ramone, Flo, Luigi, Guido, Mater, Fillmore, Sarge, Salley, and Lightning McQueen.

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Serving as the entrance to two of the three Cars wing buildings are Luigi’s Casa Della Tires and Tow Mater Towing & Salvage. Though they don’t house rides like they do in Cars Land, the entrances are rich with detail and offer two of the new area’s best photo spots.

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Cars wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Just beyond these two entrances sits the Cozy Cone Motel, marked by a giant sign rotating overhead. At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, guests are invited to relax by the Cozy Cone Pool, tucked away just behind the “lobby” building.

14 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to visit this resort. Every time I visit I spend a day or two resort hopping. I will probably take an entire day to walk around this entire resort. It looks great!

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  2. Jud

    Whoa! Love the couch! 🙂
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  3. Becca G

    Great post! Thank you! Any idea on how difficult it is to transform the couch into a bed? Does one have to add bedding each night? Also, I would live to hear how the shuttles from this resort are. Are the shuttle stops for this resort the furthest walk from the parks as is often the case with the other value resorts?

    1. Ricky Brigante

      I didn’t try to pull out the couch and I’m not sure about bedding for it. Sorry.

      Art of Animation has its own bus system to/from the parks.

    2. Katrina I

      I stayed at this resort with my family in Sept 2012. All the beds..the couch and fold down were easy to transform. Sheets and blankets stay on each bed as they are put back as a couch or table area. So no need to make bed every night. We left room every morning..housekeeping came in and re made beds and folded them back to couch etc. The shuttle service was good…every 15 mins or so a bus came for each theme park so you were never long waiting. I highly reccommend this resort…my kids loved it..

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    Hello, my family of four is currentlydebating between the cars and the nemo suite. Just wondering for those who have stayed- are the pull out beds comfortable?

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    Awesome! That’s is what we are staying at AOA Cars Wing for December 3-6 2015!

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