Just got back from staying at Art of Animation, Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom
We stayed in a Lion King Suite at AoA and that was a far enough walk every day to go to the mess hall and the bus’s… The little mermaid is the furthest area from the front of house area and amenities.
Pro’s for the suites - Large living area, multiple rooms, 2x Bathrooms, MICROWAVE!!!, decent sized table and a couch.
Negatives - MAJOR - The lines to catch transport back to Art of Animation completely ruin the experience. At 11pm once leaving a long day at Magic Kingdom, waiting over an hour to catch a bus back is terrible. The resort was crazy busy at all hours and the mess hall was insanely loud and noisy. The room cleaning etc was not as good as the other two and they never replaced the missing coffee pods or cleaned to what I would consider a decent level.
For future trips I will always go back to a mid-high level resort and won’t be staying at the cheaper ones again.