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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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The incredible Disney's Art of Animation Resort will create for you, as never before, the sensation of being a character inside some of the most popular and beloved Walt Disney Pictures and Disney Pixar animated films of all time. From the magically themed family suites and rooms to the spectacular courtyards and sparkling pools, this new Walt Disney World® Value Resort will ultimately surround your family in the enchantment and fun of your favorite Disney stories.
Location: Disney's Art of Animation Resort is steps away from Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Emma S : Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Great holiday

We stayed at this hotel in the beginning of March 2017. Check in was very slow (we waited for 30 mins in line to be checked in), which made us late for a reservation we had a Disney Springs. We explained this to the woman who checked us in and she was very unhelpful and suggested we contact the restaurant ourselves. We told her we were from the UK, and therefore, this would cost us a lot of money if we were to call from our own mobiles. She then pointed us in the direction of another desk and said they would help us. So we then had to wait for another 10/15 mins to be told that they couldn't change our reservation, so this wasted a lot of time for us. Our room was located in the Little Mermaid section which is around a 5 min walk from the main reception and dining hall. We literally had to chuck our bags in the room and head for a shuttle bus to make it to Disney Springs. Once we were back at the hotel, we were then able to relax and take in the hotel surroundings. The room was spacious and clean and the bed was comfortable and the mousekeepers always made sure the room was clean the following day. It was really handy that we had a safe and also a refrigerator in the room. The grounds were also clean and very colourful which we loved. We didn't use the pools so I can't comment on this but we also used the dining hall which was also kept clean and we had no complaints about the food. There was plenty to choose from and all the other staff we met were polite and friendly. Overall, I would definitely return to this hotel again, the only downfall on this trip was the check in process.

  • erikak1011 : Newport RI
Great family vacation

We had a wonderful stay at the Art of Animation resort. The theming is adorable. My little boys loved all the characters around the resort. We stayed in a Finding Nemo family suite the week of April 15th-23rd. Our room was slightly worn with many dings and marks on the walls. The drawers seemed to have water damage with raised surfaces on the wood. Overall the room was cute and comfortable. We didn't spend much time in the room except to sleep so it was perfect for us. The pool was fun and great for young kids! Transportation to and from the parks was simple. The staff was helpful. The rooms were quite sound proof- we never heard other guests when in our room. We had an great experience overall.

  • Pamela S :
Wonderful Family Vacation

We visited in Early April with our two young daughters, ages 2 and 5. After reading several other reviews, I booked a Finding Nemo Family Suite as I read that they were closer to the main building with dining facilities, shuttle buses, and the main pool. We lucked out and got a suite on the top floor overlooking the pool and had a very short walk to the dining facility, gift shop, and shuttle buses. The room itself was adequate for my family - the bed was somewhat hard but having a separate bedroom was one of the main reasons why we chose this resorts, and having 2 full bathrooms was great. There was only one morning that we had a longer than usual wait in the morning for a bus. The evenings leaving the parks (especially if you stay for fireworks) tend to be the problem - we noticed that AoA, Pop Century, and Caribbean Beach all seemed to have the most crowded bus stops with buses coming fairly infrequent. In our rush to pack the morning we left, we accidentally left a few items in the room, and there was a bit of confusion about who they belonged to when they were found, but they were sent to us once it was resolved. I wish we'd had more time to utilize the pools and walk the resort grounds, but we spent most of our time in the parks. We did eat the majority of our breakfasts at the resort though and found the selection to be decent and the food to be quite filling and tasty. The staff was friendly and courteous and I'd definitely recommend the resort to families. Lots of young children so if you're looking for a quiet vacation then this is not the resort for you.

  • JoNoSoRo : Toledo, Ohio
Wonderful Stay!

We had such a great stay! Loved the room, decor, pool, dining, staff. The zero entry pool was great for our toddler. We even left my son's stuffed animal and they overnighted it to us! We will go back!

  • Alexandre M : Orlando
Disney's Resort

I stayed there for four nights with my family in February 2017.My children (6 and 8) loved the Little Mermaid building and the Cars building...The Disney's services ( Food Court, shuttle to the parks, the Magic Band and much more) were excellent ...It was a nice and not too expensive experience!!!Everything worked as we expected!!!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 864 Rooms
  • 3 Pools
  • Restaurant
  • Bar ping pong 
  • Pixel Play Arcade (fee)
  • Movies under the stars
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi internet (fee)
  • Concierge
  • Shopping
  • Self-parking
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Specialty cruises (fee)
  • Jogging trail
  • Golf nearby
Standard Room (The Little Mermaid) includes:
  • One king or two double beds
  • views of courtyard, pool or parking area
  • A/C
  • TV
  • full bathroom
  • alarm clock
  • iron/ironing board
  • in-room safe
  • Pack 'n Play Playard available
  • mini-fridge
  • Internet ($)
  • rooms accommodate max four guests
  • non-smoking
Family Suites (The Lion King/ Finding Nemo/Cars):
  • One queen bed
  • double Inovabed (a generously sized dining or work table that easily transforms into a comfortable bed)
  • double sleeper sofa
  • views of the parking lot, courtyard or pool
  • master bedroom
  • living room
  • 2 bathrooms
  • mini-kitchen
  • microwave
  • compact refrigerator
  • coffeemaker
  • rooms accommodate max six guests
  • non-smoking
For the Kids - The Schoolyard: interactive wet play area, Playgrounds, Pixel Play Arcade($), Babysitting or child care service($).

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  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort
    Orlando,United States

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Disney's Art of Animation Resort
1850 Animation Way Lake Buena Vista, Kissimmee, FL 32830-8400

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.