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Themed rooms at Disney World (including Lion King, Little Mermaid, & Cars)

Themed rooms at Disney World (including Lion King, Little Mermaid, & Cars)

Part of the magic when visiting Walt Disney World is making hotel reservations. This sometimes isn’t an easy feat, especially because there are so many different resorts to pick from when booking and it can be difficult to choose.

But, if you’re looking to level-up your level of immersion with a themed room at Disney World, go no further! We’re here to help with exactly that.

Leave it to Disney to make their hotel rooms just as memorable as the theme parks.

If you want to stay under the sea with Ariel, you can! How about hanging with Lightning McQueen? Yep, you can do that too. Oh, and what about staying with Princess Tiana and other Disney princesses? This is also an option.

With that, here’s list of every themed room available at Disney World.

Pirate Rooms
(Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)

IMPORTANT: The Pirate rooms will be discontinued beginning in 2023. New themed rooms are coming to the Trininad area inspired by “fan-favorite characters from under the sea.” Learn more. Disney released a first look at The Little Mermaid-inspired 5th sleeper guest rooms on November 30, 2022.

pirate room disney caribbean beach

Caribbean Beach is all about, well, the Caribbean. You can find this moderate resort in the Epcot area. It’s a great resort for several reasons, including its pirate rooms.

Where you can find them

The pirate rooms are located in the Trinidad South section of Caribbean Beach. You can see from the map below that the location is pretty far away from the main building, however, it is relatively close to the new Skyliner station.

Caribbean Beach Map

Room features

You can either book a pirate room with a standard view or a pool view. In addition to the standard amenities, the rooms feature the following:

  • A view of either the hotel, courtyard, or woodlands (for standard view)
  • A view of either the lake or the pool (for pool view)
  • 2 double beds (can sleep up to four guests); these double beds are like full beds and smaller than queens

While the rooms are exactly like the standard and preferred rooms offered, these particular ones are themed after Pirates of the Caribbean.

There are pirate decorations, crates as drawers, barrels as nightstands, and a pirate privacy curtain between the bathroom and beds. Of course, the most exciting part is the beds, aka pirate ships!

Also know that there are accessible pirate rooms that are wheelchair and hearing accessible, including either a roll-in shower, wheelchair accessible tub, and visual alarms and notifications.

pirate room disney caribbean beach

The pirate rooms are more expensive compared to the standard-style rooms, but you’re essentially paying for the theme.

So, if you want to channel your inner Captain Jack Sparrow and/or Redd by sleeping in a bed modeled after a pirate ship, then this is your chance!

Learn more about Caribbean Beach.

Royal Rooms
(Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — Riverside)

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Room

If you ever wanted to sleep and dream like a Disney princess, you can do just that in the royal-themed guest rooms at Riverside.

Where you can find them

Riverside is a moderate resort in the Disney Springs area. It also has a sister hotel right next door — French Quarter.

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Room

The Royal Rooms are located in the Magnolia Bend section of the resort.

Port Orleans map

Room Features

Unlike French Quarter, Riverside has a select number of guest rooms dedicated to Disney royalty. You can book the royal guest rooms with either a standard (parking lot view), pool (courtyard pool view), river (riverfront view), or woods view (landscaping, courtyard, or bayou view).

The rooms also have 2 queen beds and can sleep up to 4 individuals.

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Room Bathroom

What makes them truly special are all of the royal fixtures. Not only do the faucets represent the Genie’s lamp from Aladdin, but there are “flying carpets” on the floor, themed-bedding, and artwork in honor of both Disney princesses and princes.

Princess artwork in Royal Room at Port Orleans Riverside

But, the best part are the headboards that light up with fireworks. All you have to do is push a button to activate the magical display and it’s like you’re sleeping under actual fireworks.

You can also make book accessible royal guest rooms featuring wheelchair and hearing accessibility options.

Learn more about Riverside.

Cars, Finding Nemo, Lion King, & Little Mermaid rooms
(Disney’s Art of Animation Resort)

Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation, a value resort in the Wide World of Sports area, has the most options for themed rooms. They’re modeled after Disney and Pixar films. There are even suites to book!

Where you can find them

Art of Animation is broken into different areas for each theme with each section heavily decorated.

This is what’s available:

  • The Lion King Family Suites
Lion King area of Art of Animation
  • Cars Family Suites
Cars section Art of Animation
  • Finding Nemo Family Suites
Finding Nemo Section Art of Animation
  • Little Mermaid (standard room)
Little Mermaid Section Art of Animation

Because of their close location to both the main building and the Skyliner Station (which is located off of the bridge to Pop Century), The Finding Nemo Suites are considered “preferred” and are slightly more expensive.

Art of Animation Map

Room Features

Each suite has one queen bed, one double-size table bed, and one double-size sleeper sofa. They can sleep up to 6 guests.

Lion King family suite at Art of Animation

All the suites have a sitting area with a couch, dresser, and TV. The table with chairs also doubles as a pull-down bed.

Cars Suite in Art of Animation

There’s also a kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, and a mini-fridge. The best part is the family suites have — wait for it — 2 bathrooms!

Finding Nemo family suite at Art of Animation

There is one connected to the main bedroom and one off the main living area.

Cars suite bathroom

The suites are more expensive, so if you want to spend less and also stay in a themed room — check out these standard rooms inspired by The Little Mermaid!

This is just your typical standard room that sleep up to 4 people, has views of the courtyard, pool, or parking area, and has either 2 double beds or one king bed.

Little Mermaid Room Art of Animation

Like most of the hotels at Disney World, Art of Animation also has wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms.

Between the theming, the chance to stay in suite (and have more space), and also having access to the Disney Skyliner just like Caribbean Beach (Art of Animation shares a station with Disney’s Pop Century Resort), there are quite a few perks.

Learn more about Art of Animation.

(Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)

moana polynesian room disney world

Now that Polynesian reopened in late July 2021 following a lengthy refurbishment, guests are able to enjoy brand new rooms with a Moana theme!

Where you can find them

The Moana themed rooms are found in regular non villa rooms (including those with Theme Park and Lagoon Views). There is no word yet whether the theming will be extended to the Disney Vacation Club section of the resort.

Poly map

Room Features

The Polynesian is a classic resort that has access to the Monorail, is located closest to Magic Kingdom, and has a lot of history.

To make the resort even more special, guests can get their Moana fill with reimagined rooms that feature patterns, textures, and designs from the hit Disney movie.

moana room at disney world's polynesian

The color palette of the updated rooms is inspired by the Pacific Ocean and its islands. There are also characters that can be spotted throughout, like Moana, Maui, Hei Hei, and Pua.

There are also new furnishings and fixtures. A majority of the rooms are set up the same as your typical standard room, can sleep up to anywhere from 2 to 8 adults, and also seem to have plenty of storage.

Depending on the room booked, you can also get some pretty stellar views of either Seven Seas Lagoon, Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom, the Monorail, to name a few. There are also rooms with accessibility options.

updated bathroom in polynesian moana-themed guest room

The Moana theme isn’t over-the-top and tastefully done, just as it should be for a deluxe resort like the Polynesian. We’ll be sure to let you know when Disney releases an official reopening date.

Learn more about Polynesian.

Incredibles (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)

incredibles rooms at contemporary

The Contemporary is an original Disney World hotel that is truly iconic, especially since the Monorail runs directly through it. Plus, the hotel is located within walking distance to Magic Kingdom. What also makes the resort unique is the latest addition of Incredibles-themed guest rooms.

Where You Can Find Them

The Incredibles-themed rooms can be found in the tower and eventually in the Garden Wing.

On June 24, Disney confirmed that all 9 floors of rooms in the tower were undergoing a complete refurbishment with the new theming that officially debuted in fall 2021.

With the work in the tower now finished, the rooms inside the Garden Wing on the shore of Bay Lake will undergo refurbishment.

Room Features

The new rooms offer several features and amenities that guests will enjoy, especially when it comes to the bathrooms, storage, and views.

As you can see below, the bathrooms are spacious, well-lit, and, most importantly, have a spacious counter with two sinks that are much better quality compared to the old ones.

incredibles bathroom at contemporary

The rooms are also perfectly themed and have many standard amenities, like plenty of storage, a super fun closet, hairdryer, space under the beds for luggage, and more.

incredibles rooms at disney's contemporary resort

Several of the rooms are set up the same as the typical standard rooms at Disney. Depending on what you book, the rooms can sleep anywhere from 3 to 10 adults.

There are also different views that range in price, including Magic Kingdom, Bay Lake, Gardens, Marina, Pool, Parking Area, and some even have obstructed views.

The Contemporary also offers rooms with accessibility options.

Learn more about the Contemporary.


If you’d like to book a stay for any of these themed rooms, an expert travel professional at Small World Vacations can help you make reservations and with other planning needs!