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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.

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  • Tashawnda A :
Worth the MONEY

This was a surprise for my Son's 5th BIRTHDAY. And it was soooooo worth the money saved up for 2 years and spent. He was totally surprised to stay with his favorite CARS FRIENDS. From the welcome when getting out of the car, to the assistance with our luggage from car to room. Check-in was a breeze and room was even ready early. That was a huge plus, as it was requested but not promised. As you walk to the buildings, you are taking a trip to RADIATOR SPRINGS!! We stayed in the Cars3 building and it did not disappoint with the layout. The 3rd floor facing the courtyard has the best view. Themed out to the Cars movie down to the carpet. The 1 bedroom suite is big enough for 5 people comfortably....I would say 6 would be tight, but you could make it work. Housekeeping was on point. They allow you to sleep in before knocking mid-morning and they tidy up really well. The resort has 3 pools, including the Cozy Cone pool. We used this one and the BIG BLUE POOL and the splash pad. They have pool games Friday/Sat and movies at night. The cafe was wonderful, open from 6am-12am. They serve a variety of food, so it will have something for everyone. Prices are typical for a resort. We didn't do the dining plan, as we knew we wouldn't eat full meals. But keep in mind, Disney does have Quick meals and Snacks in their plan as well, when you are considering this staying on property. They have a giftshop too, that includes a area of essentials, personal items if you forgot something. And Another thing I loved was the DISNEY BANDS, not only do you need them to get in your room but...I connected my credit card and didn't have to pull out my card anymore during the trip. I used it everywhere, from the resort, universal, disney, etc. Set up my Pin at check-in and was good to go. The staff was friendly, informative and very helpful, there wasn't one person who couldn't answer my questions . They made the whole stay very magical. If you can afford to stay at ART OF ANIMATION....stay. Even if not at this resort, save a little each month and stay at a DISNEY RESORT. Your little one will not be disappointed and you will remember the SMILES AND JOY FOREVER!!

  • begirl55 : New Haven, Connecticut
Wonderful place to stay

Stayed in early June with daughter, son-law, 2 1/2 year old grandson. Nemo suites were clean and well appointed. Close to main building and transportation. Would stay again in a heartbeat! Perfect place if you have little ones--actually much better than my stays with DD years ago at moderate and even deluxe resorts!! the only thing missing is a sit down restaurant and inside bar. Food court was hit or miss, depending on the time of day and what was ordered. But, still good!

  • DrewC_13 : Richmond Hill, Georgia
Still one of the best!

It has been five years since we visited Art of Animation. It remains perhaps the best deal at Disney. It is classified as a value resort. Great service. Price is reasonable for Disney. You get all of the Disney resort benefits at a much cheaper rate than the moderate or deluxe resorts and it is certainly nicer than the All Star or Pop Century resorts. Our family of 6 was comfortable in the suite. Included 2 beds and a pull out couch and two bathrooms. Staff is excellent. We left something valuable in the safe and received a call from Disney hours after checkout. All the money was still there. Very impressive.

  • Jessica J : Jenison, Michigan

We stayed at Pop but walked the bridge over to AoA daily. The grounds are great. They're so fun and well done. It is true when you read reviews that the Little Mermaid rooms are a good walk to buses and the food court. Honestly it was quite a walk and not something I'd want to do many times per day so I would opt for a suite or another resort. We thought the Cars area was most fun but all of the areas are very cute and fun for the whole family.

  • Kerry B :

Not my 1st trip to Florida but my 1st time staying at a Disney Resort and omg it was amazing!!Stayed in a Little Mermaid room for 2 weeks, 2 adults and 1 child. Room was fantastic as was Mousekeeping everyday. No complaints. Best of all a powerful shower, not one of those drippy showers you get in most places.Ventured to the food court a few times, definitely recommend the "create your own pasta", so worth the value especially having my choice of ingredients. I know a lot of people complain about the distance of the Little Mermaid section from the lobby and buses but hey this is Disney, there is always walking involved.Fantastic place and would recommend to anyone looking to stay here.

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.