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
  • 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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Watkinsville, Georgia
"Cars Suite is Sweet"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2019 NEW
Our multigenerational family stayed in a Cars suite for 5 nights. Pros: lots of room, three sleeping areas, and two bathrooms! Bedroom is en suite with sink, toilet, and big shower with glass door. Kitchenette was great! It has a mini fridge, coffee maker, plastic silverware, and paper plates. Our family loved the space and convenience of the suite. For the money and with this many people we would stay again. Cons: carpet could use a good cleaning or should be replaced. There is just one bus stop outside the main building. This is inconvenient and a pain in inclement weather. The food court is mediocre at best. Everyone in our family loved seeing all the cars decor and we enjoyed walking through the Lion King and Little Mermaid areas, too. The bottom line is that for the space on Disney property the Cars suite is a pretty good value.
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London, United Kingdom
"Basic bedrooms - avoid May as its lovebug season!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2019 NEW
We stayed in a little mermaid room for 2 weeks , although our expectations weren't high, were disappointed by the room. We had read other reviews stating the rooms were far from the lobby, however the walk is rather nice through the lion king play area. It was only a problem when it rained as there is no cover at all. There's hardly any storage in the rooms, just a clothes rail in the bathroom area so all your clothes end up a little damp. There are only 3 small drawers so my husband had to live out of a suitcase for 2 weeks. We have 1 3yr old, should you have 4 older people in that room I don't know how you'd manage. The bathroom is tiny and a bit grotty. The food area is poor, dark and has very loud music, with the same menu every day. Despite most of the food being pre-cooked the wait times are high as everything is prepped to order while you stand in line. The pool areas are great with lots of lifeguards. The Cars pool is nice a quiet, as the main Big Blue pool is very busy. You can also walk across the nice lake to the Pop Century hotel if you fancy a change. There are turtles in the lake which my daughter enjoyed. The busses to parks are frequent, however they ram so many people on so you're often crammed in next to a load of strollers. My last comment isn't just relevant to this hotel, but Florida in general AVOID MAY. Lovebugs (gross pairs of mating red-headed flies) are everywhere and are all over you if you sunbathe. The water parks were even worse.
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"It was just ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
I was expecting much better. We stayed in a Lion King suite. The decor was cute, but the cleaning left much to be desired. Day 1, there was a big clump of blond hair in the bathroom. No one in our family is blond. The next day, we were informed there would be a power outage for much of the day due to gondola work. This was inconvenient and I wish we were informed prior to our stay, but it was okay. We came back 45 minutes after the power should have been turned back on and it was still out. Additionally, our room was not cleaned that day at all even though we did not have the do not disturb sign out. I understand the power outage may have impacted things like vacuuming, but what about making the beds? There was another day that housekeeping didn't arrive until after 3:00 when we just got back to our room to rest after being at the park since opening. The toilets were very loud and spit water out when you flushed. My 5 year old was afraid of them. Food was expensive and mediocre at best. I wanted to enjoy a Disney hotel, but I think I will stay off property in the future where you can get a nicer, cleaner, and less expensive room.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
"Lion King suite."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
Just returned from 10 days holiday a great hotel all the staff were so friendly always said good morning or afternoon or evening.The buses always ran regular to parks.Stayed in the family suite lion king 5 of us plenty of room still and was close to all amenities.We were on self catering only fault could pick that there was no kettle but picked a cheap one at walmart along with tea and coffee and sugar so ok.Food was ok perhaps more of a variety in evening would be good.Otherwise this was a holiday we will never forget.Thank You to all the staff will be back.
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
"Great stay and great staff."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
Stayed here for a week last year and only just got round to writing a review. We normally stay at universal and have done for the last 4 years but we fancied a full Disney holiday and it did not disappoint. The lobby is fantastic and check in was OK. We had a few issues at check in but everything was resolved very quickly. When we purchased our Disney tickets, we got an offer to receive limited edition toy story magic bands. We assumed we would of got these at the hotel but this was not the case. If we wanted them we would of had to of gone to the big Disney shop at Disney springs so we never got them which was very disappointing. We settled for standard gray ones. We stayed in the little mermaid section and the only problem was it was a little far from the main building but really this was no major issue because we are a young couple. The decor around the hotel was amazing although some of it looked like it could be maintained better and needed a lick of paint, especially in the lion King part. The food at the hotel was good and even though it was always busy, we never waited long unless we was buying pizza but you get it fresh so the wait was worth it. Buses ran often and we never waited longer than 10m. Every staff member we had an interaction with was lovely and polite. We opted to not have our rooms cleaned for a disney gift card, and even though we did this our beds was still made and towels changed every 2 days which we did not expect so thank you. Would we stay here again? Yes is the answer. We will be staying at a Disney property again next year for our honeymoon because honestly, it is the greatest place on earth.
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