Disney's Art of Animation Resort

3 stars
1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
94 reviews
Best Place to Stay

This resort was great for the kids. The themed rooms pool areas and hotel grounds were great. We... See full review

  • Daddy Disney Bucks
  • Sep 7, 2014
Fun, Fun!!

Fun hotel, even for a teenage traveler. The staff was great, excellent food choices, great room.... See full review

  • LPHB
  • Sep 6, 2014
Disney's Art of Animation is all about getting behind the scenes, with rooms themed around animated favorites like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo, and bedspreads and murals that feature the same iconic films. Learn about the animation process with pencil drawings lining the check-in area, and sketches becoming more detailed as you progress through Animation Hall. There's even an ornate chandelier filled with storyboards. Although classing itself as a value resort, the largest pool on any Disney property can be found at this Orlando hotel, which is modeled after the setting of Finding Nemo. Free Internet access (fees may apply) and the Landscape of Flavors food court make things convenient for a family on the go.
Key facts
  • 864 guestrooms
  • 1,120 suites
  • Landscape of Flavors Restaurant
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Free airport shuttle
  • In-room childcare
  • Arcade/game room
  • Business center
Neighborhood
One of the official Walt Disney World Hotels, Disney's Art of Animation resort is located near Hollywood Studios in Orlando, across the Hourglass Lake from other Disney accommodations like the Pop Century Resort. The hotel is also near Disney's Boardwalk and the Downtown Disney area - perfect for wandering and browsing among waterfront restaurants and stores. If you need a break from the animation motif, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex nearby hosts special sports events, and the chance to get on a baseball field or basketball court yourself.
Hints and tips
The Art of Animation resort is comprised of different themed buildings; book a Finding Nemo suite, for instance, to be near the pool.
To save some money, consider the standard rooms in The Little Mermaid building, which contains its own pool and laundry facilities.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Rooms

Cars Family Suite
One Queen-size bed, One Double-size Inova TableBed, One Double-size sleeper sofa, Living room, 2 bathrooms, Mini-kitchen, Reading chair, Table and chairs, Flat-panel TV, In-room wall safe, Voice mail, Microwave, coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Crib is available upon request. All rooms are non-smoking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Cars themed Family Suites have views of the parking lot, courtyard or pool.
The Little Mermaid Standard Room
Little Mermaid themed hotel room with 2 double-size beds or 1 king-size bed, Bathroom. Table and chairs, flat-panel TV, In-room wall safe, Voice mail, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Crib is available upon request, All rooms are non-smoking, E15Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available, Views of the parking lot, courtyard or pool.
The Lion King Family Suite
One Queen-size bed, One Double-size Inova TableBed, One Double-size sleeper sofa, Living room, 2 bathrooms, Mini-kitchen, Reading chair, Table and chairs, Flat-panel TV, In-room wall safe, Voice mail, Microwave, coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Crib is available upon request. All rooms are non-smoking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Lion King Family Suites have views of the parking lot, courtyard.
Finding Nemo Family Suite
One Queen-size bed, One Double-size Inova TableBed, One Double-size sleeper sofa, Living room, 2 bathrooms, Mini-kitchen, Reading chair, Table and chairs, Flat-panel TV, In-room wall safe, Voice mail, Microwave, coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Crib is available upon request. All rooms are non-smoking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Finding Nemo Family Suites have views of the parking lot, courtyard or pool.
Family Suite
One Queen-size bed, One Double-size Inova TableBed, One Double-size sleeper sofa, Living room, 2 bathrooms, Mini-kitchen, Reading chair, Table and chairs, Flat-panel TV, In-room wall safe, Voice mail, Microwave, coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Crib is available upon request. All rooms are non-smoking. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Family Suites have views of the parking lot, courtyard or pool. Specific theme is not guaranteed.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

Hotel Map

28.3502 -81.5431
Area served
Lake Buena Vista.
Nearby airports
MCO - Orlando International Airport
Area description
Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 1.4 mi

Dining

Landscape of Flavors
This Quick-Service food court serves an array of delectable dishes-from hearty cuisine to healthier fare-across 5 distinctive food shops at breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
The Drop Off
A Poolside Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (94)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
94 out of 94
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Carolbboop
New Jersey
Sep 8, 2014

Disney Vacation

The standard room was a bit of a shock with the small sizing and 2 double beds. I feel it was way too cramped for 4 people. There should be at the minimum, 2 Queen beds, never double, in any of todays hotel/motel rooms. The grounds are very nice with lovely pools, walkways and landscaping. The shuttles were wonderful to the various parks. The restaurant offers a lot of choices and wasn't badly priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the shuttles to the parks, they are great and close to most entrances. It allows you to have more time in the parks without the hassle of driving!!

Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daddy Disney Bucks
Orlando, FL
Sep 7, 2014

Best Place to Stay

This resort was great for the kids. The themed rooms pool areas and hotel grounds were great. We will certainly stay here again. Might not be the best place for honeymooners or someone who is looking for a "fancy" hotel, but as far as kids go this place is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LPHB
Huntington Beach, CA
Sep 6, 2014

Fun, Fun!!

Fun hotel, even for a teenage traveler. The staff was great, excellent food choices, great room. Reservation was for a single in Little Mermaid complex, but was upgraded to Finding Nemo family suite when we checked in. Great surprise! Would loved to have stayed longer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aidy
Naples
Sep 2, 2014

Fun family getaway

Fun! My kids loved it! The hotel was like being in the parks!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mama of 2 from DSM
Des Moines, IA
Sep 1, 2014

Awesome Family Vacation

This was the first trip as a family to Disney World. The kids loved the resort so much they didn't want to leave. We stayed in the Finding Nemo family suite and it was much more than we expected. The staff was extremely friendly and made our trip as magical as it could get. Will definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Larry Super Grandad
Cars
Aug 26, 2014

Disney's Art Of Animation

Great. Upgraded to a suite. Everyone was helpful and very pleasant. Great for our 3 and 5 year old grandsons. They loved the Elephant Graveyard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Timothy Mc
Englewood Florida
Aug 25, 2014

Weekend of fun

The room was great for the price, and I don't mean that just because it was cheap it was cheap. The room had great A/C, warm running water, the beds were good for a place away from home, and everything was Disney clean. There are three pools but the best was the bigger one in the center of the resort (stick your head under long enough and there is music playing that you only can hear under there!!!). The food court has amazing quick service food and the bar provides great drinks. Of course the Cast Members were amazing and were very helpful. I think it is now one of my favorite of the value resorts at Walt Disney World.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DZ21
San Antonio
Aug 21, 2014

Disney trip to AoA

Great time! Room was awesome and the large statues were amazing. Pool was cool too. Beds are pretty small (double bed, not queeen.) Every room has a fridge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Order pizza from Pop Century and have them deliver to your room or walk across the lake to pick it up.

Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Single mom of a toddler
Sarasota fl
Aug 13, 2014

Fantastic for adults & children

Very nice themed rooms, stayed in the little mermaid standard room and it was very cute and comfy. The only complain in the room was that there was no microwave in the standard rooms. Recommend getting a luggage helper after check in because it's a little way from animation hall to the Little mermaid section... Loved the expressed check out and the free continual shuttles to the 6 disney parks and down town disney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The refillable drink cups located in the restaurant, u pay a fee per day (8.99) or per stay it saves in the long run compare to buy several bottles of 20oz soda for $2.50 a piece. Plus u get a reusable disney cup once you get home also

Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ali Kaldiya
Orlando, Florida
Aug 13, 2014

Art of Animation Resort

Best hotel staff in my life. Small family suite but comfortable. Salty swimming pool. Good main restaurant but expensive. Small laundry room. Very clean hotel. If you have a problem with walking then this vacation is not for you. Bring rain coats or you'll be soaked. If your children.are over 10 then they might feel the attractions are for younger children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

In summer and because of the heat book your FP+. Either early in the morning or after 4.

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