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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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8.8
Excellent
2,775 reviews
+1 407-934-7639

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Child Care

Step into Beloved Movies with a Room at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

What Do the Rooms Include?

The rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are richly themed to one of four Disney movies. Standard rooms are situated in the Little Mermaid section and feature seashell headboards and showers artfully tiled to resemble Ariel’s undersea grotto. Family suites are available in the Lion King, Cars, and Finding Nemo sections of the resort. Creative decor elements range from parking cone lamps to coral reef dining chairs. These suits feature a kitchenette, dining area, living area, and two bathrooms. Suites sleep up to six with a queen bed, double-size table bed, and double-size sleeper sofa.

What Amenities/Features does Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Offer?

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has three themed pools, including the Big Blue Pool which plays music underwater. Giant character sculptures adorn the outside areas of every section of the resort. A 1.38-mile jogging trail loops the resort. The Righteous Reef playground and Pixel Play Arcade offer additional fun. On-site dining is available at the Landscape of Flavors food court where you can find everything from quick snacks to filling meals every day from 6 am to midnight. Complimentary transportation to any location on the Walt Disney World property is included with your stay, as is Disney’s Magical Express to and from the airport.

How Much Will a Stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Cost?

Standard rooms with two double beds or one king bed begin at $115 a night. Family suites begin at $270 a night. Rates vary seasonally and are typically higher during spring break, summer, and the winter holiday season.

What Activities are Popular Near Disney’s Art of Animation Resort?

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is located on Walt Disney World property. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot are just a bus ride away. Other on-property attractions include the Disney Springs shopping and dining area, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, and Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland mini golf. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a prime pick for guests planning a Walt Disney World vacation. The Magic Band that serves as your room key can also become your park ticket, FastPass+, and more for a completely streamlined stay.

What’s the Bottom Line?

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is ideal for families who want spacious Lake Buena Vista hotels that can accommodate their entire party. The resort's rich themes make it a prime pick for parties with young children. Every detail of this resort is carefully coordinated. From the life-size Cars characters in Radiator Springs to the eerie Elephant Graveyard in the Lion King section, every area of the resort is designed to whisk you away to an immersive environment where your favorite Disney movies can truly come to life.

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Walt Disney World Resort
1850 Animation Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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User Highlights
8.8
Excellent
Pool
"Lovely swimming pools" "Great heated pool"
Clean pool, said 95%.
Vibe
"Beautifully decorated resort" "Fantastic ambiance"
94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
97% said it was a stylish hotel.
Service
"Hotel staff exceeded expectations" "Fantastic staffs"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
92% thought the service was very professional.
Location
"Close to all theme parks" "Amazing transportation system"
89% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Poorly connected by public transport, according to 57%.
Amenities
"Wonderful theme rooms" "Great place for kids"
81% thought the building was wonderful.
98% thought the architecture was beautiful.
Breakfast
"Free breakfast"
Room
"Rock hard mattress" "Walls are thin"
88% said rooms were clean.
Only 51% said rooms were big enough.
Food
"Over priced cafe" "Great diner"
The price was too high for 73%.
Only 60% were satisfied with the menu.
WiFi
"The best signal" "Free WIFI"
55% thought the wifi quality was ok.
Comfort
"Very little bedding" "AC not working"
Only 51% said rooms were big enough.
58% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.

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Expert Reviews
Frommer's
This attractive 2012 addition benefits from theming more lavish than at other Values, including a spot-on Radiator Springs pool area. Family Suites have two bathrooms, convertible...
oyster.com
Opened in 2012, the mid-range Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is situated in the Disney Resort complex and features fun, colorful decor inspired by four beloved Disney and Pixar movies...
Lonely Planet
Inspired by four animated Disney classics (Finding Nemo, Lion King, Cars and Little Mermaid) and the newest of Disney's Value Resorts (finished in 2012), this dazzlingly bright hotel is...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Activities
Child Care
Concierge
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Golf
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
1984
Fees
Add-ons
  • Breakfast Fee: USD 3 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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