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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

2,899 reviews
+1 407-934-7639

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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
Overall Guest Score
"Pool areas are amazing" "Our 6 year old daughter loved the pools"
Clean pool, said 97%.
"Fantastic ambiance" "Whole experience was easy and enjoyable"
92% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
91% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Hotel staff exceeded expectations" "Staff was amazing and friendly"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
92% thought the service was very professional.
"Amazing Transportation system" "My children loved all the scenery"
86% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
85% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Hotel grounds are amazing" "The children loved all the decorations"
79% thought the building was wonderful.
96% found the grounds to be nice.
"The best signal" "Wifi that worked perfect"
64% thought the wifi quality was ok.
"Little Mermaid room was clean and cozy" "Bathtub was clogged"
83% said rooms were clean.
56% said rooms were small.
"Fast food it's great" "Don't have good cafeteria"
The price was too high for 69%.
Only 66% were satisfied with the menu.
"Hot breakfast included" "Nice breakfast"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 67%.
"Walls are paper thin and noisy" "Sheets and mattress were horrific"
56% said rooms were small.
60% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
"No gym" "No hot tub"
62% didn't like the fitness area.

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An instant hit with the kids, with over a thousand suites designed after Finding Nemo, Cars and The Lion King... and almost 900 inspired by The Little Mermaid
This brightly colored three-story value resort is a kid's version of paradise.
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Guests staying anywhere on Disney property can also take advantage of the free Magical Express transportation to and from Orlando International Airport