We stayed in the new value resort, The Art of Animation, and it was fantastic! Our room was filled with all things Ariel; the girls were in heaven. The pool was clean and loads of fun. I would highly recommend this resort if you are looking at getting a value.
If you are planning to head to the land of magic, make the most of your trip by getting fast passes to popular rides. We got them for Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Ariel's Under the Sea ride and Peter Pan's Flight. We lucked out the second day because of storms in the area. Outdoor rides were closed for several hours, which sent a lot of people home. Once they reopened, there were very little lines! Another thing we did was focus only on one area of the park at a time. We crossed off the things we didn't care to do on the map and once we rode a ride, we crossed it off the list. We did Fantasyland and most of Tomorrowland on the first day and took care of everything else the following day. We were warned that summer months are very crowded and try to avoid going then, but with that being the only vacation time we can take, we were left no choice. We were quite shocked that the park really wasn't that crowded at all! Wednesdays and Thursdays are supposed to be the best days to go to avoid large crowds, maybe because most people begin their vacations on Monday and always hit Magic Kingdom first? Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of people, but nowhere near what I expected. Maybe it helped to go the first part of summer too. Regardless, we had a wonderful, magical time; I was sad to see the time go so fast. I just hope the memory of this trip stays with the girls forever.
A few photos of the resort: