Disney's Art of Animation Resort in Orlando, FL

1850 Animation WayLake Buena Vista, 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 Lake Buena Vista 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
  • Game Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
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from Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Check-In: 4:00pm 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

Reserve Orlando 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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Coleman, Michigan
"Little Mermaid room"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2019 NEW
We had a Little Mermaid room, which was adorable BUT they seem the same as the rooms at Pop Century and the All Star resorts....so if you are a Mermaid fan it's great but if you don't care and want to save money, the other resorts mentioned would be about the same size and layout. The room was also a long way from the food court. It didn't bother me but my husband chose to drive up for drink refills or food. I love the atmosphere and the theming is great. Food was ok, typical quick serve with the options of create your own salad along with the burgers, pizza and such. Location of this resort is ok, we didn't use the bus so I'm not sure how that is. We had a good stay and would go there again if the price were right.
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Trophy Club, Texas
"Great trip, nice hotel, bad food in the food court"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2019 NEW
We had a wonderful trip to Walt Disney World in Feb 2019, including our stay at the Art of Animation resort. The theming is well-done and the room was nicely maintained. The location was convenient, and the bus transportation was available when we needed it. We stayed in a Little Mermaid standard room, with prices going up to $230/night - not a great value. Here are the only things I have to complain about, which did not diminish our experience: - Location of the in-room safe is very awkward. - Room has a closet rod next to the sink, not an actual closet. - Buildings have elevators, which no one told us about when we checked in at 2am. We lugged our bags up to the 3rd floor. - Food at the food court was mediocre at best. I had the driest chicken sandwich ever. I could not even cut it with a knife. Must have sat under the warming lamp for a couple hours. - Drink from the pool bar had no recognizable amount of alcohol. I think the bartender forgot to put it in. - Pool open hours are greatly reduced from what I remember from the last time we stayed on property: 10a-8p. Not sure who is at their hotel during these hours at WDW.
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"Special Thanks to Mikey"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
My Fiancé and I stayed at Art of Animation for our first trip to WDW. We stayed in the Little Mermaid rooms. They room was quite far from everything but didn’t bother us. The cast members were wonderful and extremely helpful at the front desk, shop and eatery. A special thanks to Mikey in the eatery for always being available to help us when deciding what to eat. I have dietary issues and it’s hard to eat anywhere that the food has to be made for me, but Mikey made the process so much better. He was a delight to talk to and always willing to cook my food for me. Definitely the best cast member we interacted with!
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Bendigo, Australia
"Mermaid Room 🧜‍♀️ "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
This hotel was clean. However room didn’t offer any mini fridges or coffee making facilities. Also the wait to check in was incredibly long. Disney decor was dated and was only a shower screen and a picture frame. not recommend
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Alejandra B
"Very nice for little kids! Very convinient for families."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
We stayed for 7 days with 2 teenagers at the Cars Family suite. The accommodations are really good with 2 bathrooms that make things much easier. The dimensions of the suite perdect accomodate us (4 people). The food -quality and variety were according to disney standards. The cast members very friendly- they gave us a new magic band at midnight!!! One thing: wi -fi connection was not very good.
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