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.

Important Information

You must present a photo ID and E-ticket when checking in. A valid credit card required for incidentals. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property. Disney Dining Plans not valid.

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
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Express Checkout
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
"Very sad"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 27, 2020 NEW
So after my last trip to Disney went wrong I was helped from a Disney manager to set up my next trip this current trip I’m on now which I’m celebrating my birthday . But after long lines to check in after a long flight I am told they overbooked this hotel that we have been so exited about staying in and also had reservations for 4 months in advance on top of that the day before my trip the manager called me saying she left things in my room special for me for my arrival the next day so how do I NOT have a room ?????? So they wanted to send me to pop then back to AOA I’m traveling with lots of stuff and a child what a pain and NO WE PICKED AOA to stay at months in advance ! Well no choice seeing we flew 4 hours to come to Disney we got stuck at a totally different resort not themed at all which my son is devastated about Also THERES NO SKYLINE THE HOLE PURPOSE OF US PICKING THE AOA !!!! Place we in now room is old and boring no character theming and another reason picked AoA was there food options my son won’t eat anything we’re we are now it’s geared more toward older guests . Another Disney trip gone one wrong ! Yes I want to point out they did comp my room they did add memory maker but this isn’t the Exciting fun character resort my son picked this isn’t the way we planned on dealing with getting to parks we planned on the skyline this isn’t what we planned months in advance getting exited for this just didn’t at all bring us the happyness we usually feel . I’m still pretty mad woke very early this morning in a brown room with no Mickey . Bummed to have to go deal with busses all day when I planned for the skyline could’ve stuck me at the Rivera that could’ve helped TONS seeing I have breakfast and dinner reservations there I. The next days and they have skyline just really bummed out !
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Mexico City, Mexico
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020 NEW
Great hotel, the themed rooms are awesome, obviously over the top but that’s what we were looking for since we love all things corny Disney. The hotel feels really great from the moment you arrive, lobby is super pretty, landscaping is also themed with lots of props and real life size in the cars area. I had booked a little mermaid suite, but got an upgrade and ended up in a cars family suite and worked better than expected. Food is not great but ok, but I know I don’t come to Disneyworld for a gourmet experience. I go to Disneyworld every year, but now I’m staying here in the family suites every time I go back.
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Malden, Massachusetts
"A great stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 25, 2020 NEW
My husband and I stayed at Art of Animation in the Little Mermaid rooms January 9-13. I stayed there 5 years ago with a friend and daughter and loved it. Since then, I have mostly stayed at Disney Deluxe hotels. Going into this visit, I wasn't sure if I would still like AOA, a value hotel after staying at places such as Boardwalk, Yacht, Beach etc. The reason we choose AOA is due to the low cost of the Little Mermaid rooms, since we had a split stay and spend another few days at Bay Lake Towers which was more expensive. Even though AOA is considered a value hotel, I did not feel like I was staying at a value hotel. Sure, it doesn't have a coffee maker in the room, and the cups are plastic, not glass, but those are just minor things.The theming of the room is fantastic, and was very spacious for the two of us. I feel like if there are more than two people in the room, it would be too crowded though. The Little Mermaid rooms are the farthest away from the bus stop and food court, but it was only a 7-10 minute walk and didn't bother us. When we came back to the hotel each night, we would take a nice walk from the Nemo rooms to Little Mermaid rooms on the path next to the lake. It was very peaceful, and we saw other people walking or sitting on benches enjoying the view. The food court was a typical Disney food court. It's not signature dining, but it's fast and hearty and gets the job done. What stood out to me at the food court was how friendly the cast members were. Every cast member was eager to help us, answer any questions and very friendly. The thing that made our stay at AOA, and is a complete game changer is the Skyliner. What a wonderful way to get to Hollywood Studios and Epcot!! Instead of waiting for and getting on a sometimes crowded bus, instead we just walked over to the Skyliner station and hopped on. Our first night there we literally just rode the Skyliner. While we were at AOA, we rode it many times. I was pleasantly surprised at how much we liked AOA, even though it's a "value" hotel. We would definitely stay there again!
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Etters, Pennsylvania
"We had a wonderful stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2020 NEW
This was our first time to Disney so I can not compare to the other resorts, but for us the Mermaid Room at this resort was perfect for our family and we traveled with a 2.5 and 5 year old. The room is nothing out of the ordinary and is more of a themed motel room with a great cafeteria, beautiful property and amazing pool. For a “value” hotel I have absolutely no complaints! The staff was kind, amazing and absolutely magical. Our room was spotless and cleaned daily with a few special touches here and there. The one downfall to staying in a mermaid room is it’s pretty far of a walk after a long day, but completely doable. There were definitely times I had wished they had shuttle golf carts lol especially after running the Half Marathon 😬. The back of the resort was quiet and it was so nice knowing our kids could just be kids. I don’t personally see the point of spending life savings on a room you are in all but 8 hours to sleep in, but that’s just me. We also absolutely loved that we could take the sky liner to 2 of the parks and a few resorts. So much more relaxing than the buses. So if you are looking for a clean Disney themed resort to lay your head at the end of a fun filled day look no further. If you are looking for luxury this resort is more geared toward kiddos and family.
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"FirSt time at this resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
Let me say that the resort itself is amazing themed the detail is awesome the kids would feel like they are in the movie because I did! The pools are great there are three! The food was so so at the quick service at the AOA! We liked the Pop better and there is a ton of other places to eat off the skyliner to eat! The worst part and the reason for the 3 stars are the little mermaid rooms the beds are absolutely terrible and they need to update these rooms! There was no internet signal in the rooms no big deal but could not even get my messages! Could hear everything people’s doors toilets flushing no insulation or very little! That being said maybe the family sweets would be a lot better! The rest of the resort was amazing! And the skyliners are nice way to get to the parks and visit other resorts!
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