Disney's Art of Animation Resort in Orlando, FL

1850 Animation WayOrlando, FL 32830
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This Disney-Pixar animated movie-themed resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features spacious accommodations in an ideal Orlando location. Guests can enjoy storybook landscapes and decorative pieces from classic movies like Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. The resort offers family suites, the largest resort pool in Walt Disney World® Resort, on-site dining, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • 3 miles from Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®.
  • Transportation throughout Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks included.
  • Complimentary golf club rental.
  • Big Blue Pool is largest of any Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Larger-than-life characters from Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, & The Little Mermaid.
  • 3 outdoor pools.
  • Restaurant on-site.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • A self-parking fee applies.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
  • Business Center
  • Express Checkout
  • Guest Laundry
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
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from Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am

Disney's Art of Animation Resort is a family-friendly resort located in Lake Buena Vista, close to Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Blizzard Beach. Additional points of interest include Epcot® and Typhoon Lagoon.

Property Features.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The resort serves breakfast each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property has a complimentary airport shuttle (available on request). Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities.

Exclusive Disney Resort guest benefits include:

  • Extra Magic Hours: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have a more private park experience. Each day, one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to two hours after regular closing time. Additionally, Disney Water Parks offer Extra Magic Hours during select times of year.

  • Complimentary Transportation: Avoid the hassle of driving and the cost of parking with Disney Resort’s complimentary transportation. Disney Resort guests have free access to complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort—including transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks. Travel by bus, water taxi, ferry or monorail!

  • Disney’s Magical Express Service: Let the magic begin as soon as you land at the Orlando International Airport! Climb aboard the complimentary round-trip airport transportation and head straight to your Disney Resort where vacation awaits!

  • Complimentary Golf Club Rental: Want to hit the links but didn’t travel with your clubs? No problem! Disney Resort guests are provided free rentals of golf clubs.

  • Simplify your Stay: When staying at a Disney Resort, you can use your Resort ID to charge your purchases to your room. You may also choose to have your purchases shipped to your resort.

The 1984 guestrooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort feature safes and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Flat-panel televisions are available in guestrooms. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators.


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms may be available, subject to availability. Guests can request connecting/adjoining rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Hotel Policy.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Self Parking Fee:
Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night

Tripster Customer Reviews

Shaniece Mohammed
Royal palm beach , FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome resort"
July 2015
Very beautiful resort , nice rooms especially the little mermaid suites.
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Tip: Bring comfy shoes , snacks n drinks for kids.

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West Chester, Ohio
"Never again with little ones. "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2019 NEW
I should have listened to the reviews. First off, the outside of this resort is cute. Really, really cute. But that’s it. If you want to sleep,this is not the resort for you. Toilets flushing, screaming kids and doors slamming. I have been to Disney more then 15 visits. Sometimes when we go we are not wanting to spend a lot therefore we skimp on the room. Big mistake, HUGE! The savings of 500.00 was not worth it. Yes, if there were no small children to consider my opinion would be different. If you have little ones that need to nap during the day or sleep at night, choose Port Orleans or Coronado. Slightly more money but well worth it. Sadly we contacted customer service and was treated like they didn’t care. Never had that happen at a Disney resort. Even had an altercation with security at 3 pm when they knocked very loudly on the door trying to come in for a “10 sec required inspection” kids were trying to nap. I actually had to call and complain asking them to let me know when they needed in the room. We had asked not to have our room cleaned or anyone into it without letting us know because we taking every Opportunity we could to let the kids sleep. They were not very accommodating. We were in the Little Mermaid room. Like the other reviews stated, the mattress was rough and it is further away from drinks, food and buses. But honestly, we didn’t mind the walking as much as the noise. Believe me, I have kids, I have grandkids. They make noise. Disney Is not a quiet place. We know that, we understand that but this. WOW. not good. Thankfully the days in the park are magical and you forget about your room accommodations until night time. Of course you are leaving the room grumpy because of your painful night. But again, the second you are in the park you forget all about it.
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Louisville, Kentucky
"I waited all day."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
We visited the first week of May 2019. I stopped at the resort before heading to the parks after my flight and asked if I could request a room by an elevator (I know there are no guarantees, but I was in a walking boot due to an Achilles issue I was actually having surgery on that next week.) the guest services lady put in my request and told me it shouldn’t be a problem. Cut to 6 pm when I still hadn’t received my alert my room was ready. I was shuffled around and put on hold multiple times to be told there was an “issue” and they were working on my room ASAP. By that time I was tired and had been sitting a while because my foot was aching. The cast member on the phone was nice and gave me some money back and fast passes, however upon getting to my room, I was the 2nd from the last room from the elevator (likely due to the fact that they missed my regular check in time and filled all the empty rooms by the elevator at the normal time). When I called to question this, I was pretty much told “well I see we did give you some money and fast passes...” That was not my issue, my issue was I was alone for the first few nights, and walking to get a bag of ice became a lot harder. I emailed management, she got back to me after my vacation... The room was fine, there are better value resorts on Disney property
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Sherwood, Arkansas
"2019 Disney trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
My daughter and I go to Disney every other year. This is our first stay at Art of Animation resort. We LOVED our stay!! Adorable, Disney atmosphere. We always stay on Disney property and use the magical bus transportation, my Disney experience and reservations on My Disney APP. So convenient and easy process. We stayed offsite before but it's not a true Magical experience. The transportation/parking fees will offset the cost difference of being at a Disney resort.
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Denver, Colorado
"Less than what I expected, but okay for a night. "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
As always with Disney, the staff was incredible, kind, and caring. We stayed in the Little Mermaid section of the resort, and the room was what I would expect from a nice motel. Bathroom was basic, except when I turned the water on in the shower, there was a slight odor for about five minutes. I’m not sure if my nose got used to it or if it went away. Mostly clean otherwise, sort of bare. I expected it to be of the caliber of Pop Century as another value resort, and even though this resort is newer, I would much rather stay at Pop. Way cleaner and the rooms are much more put together over there. Perfectly fine for one night, just don’t come with the expectations of Pop. Otherwise a really cool themed resort and an overall good stay.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Bus service was horrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2019 NEW
I really struggled with how to rate this resort. The room and resort itself was great. It was clean and comfortable. Fair warning, the Little Mermaid rooms are pretty far away from the buses and lobby. We knew that coming in, so that was a non issue for us, but may be important enough for some people to consider a theme that is closer (Nemo, Lion King). If it was just that part, I’d give this place a 5. The bus service upset me enough to drive this down to a 2. We consistently waited 45 minutes to an hour for a bus to pick us up from the parks (while seeing bus after bus come for Pop century). This would be fine if approximately every 20 minute service wasn’t advertised. More than one bus didn’t have air conditioning. I did talk to the front desk about this and the solution was to call a Minnie Van next time. Telling a hot cranky customer to pay 30 dollars instead of addressing the transportation issue is not magical. Next time we stay at Pop Century. Their bus game seems to be on point.
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