$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 1, 2014

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
116 reviews
As expected, has what you need

I always stay on Disney property, to take advantage of the the amenities that offers (extra magic... See full review

  • OneWall
  • Nov 21, 2014
Being a kid in Disney

Hands down, the most awesome pool ever. Our kids loved the hotel and are still talking about it.... See full review

  • Roll Tide 15
  • Nov 21, 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.

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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

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 (116)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ingeballes
Mexico City
Nov 4, 2012

Great Vacations

As always Disney delivers great memories. Hotel would be perfect except for the pillows, they are way too tall

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Go to Bongos at Downtown Disney, good food at great prices

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Disney Dad 2014
Business
Virginia
Nov 24, 2014

Decent Disney Resort

This hotel is massive. There are several themed buildings, but it takes a while to walk from one end to another. We stayed in a Little Mermaid room with two double beds. It was nicely decorated. My daughter, almost 6 , loved it. However, the room was a little small and didn't have a coffee maker. The hotel has 3 heated pools. All outdoor. The cafeteria has ok food. It is a madhouse at meal time. Eat early or late.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
OneWall
Business
Chicago
Nov 21, 2014

As expected, has what you need

I always stay on Disney property, to take advantage of the the amenities that offers (extra magic hours and transportation). This is one of the "budget" hotels, but it's the newest one, so there's that. Rooms have the basics....beds, bathroom, fridge. Stayed in the Standard Room (little mermaid) so can't speak on the Family Suites. If you're spending that much time in your room, you're doing it wrong. Was a bit chilly to be in the pool, but the place looks nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roll Tide 15
Business
Alabama
Nov 21, 2014

Being a kid in Disney

Hands down, the most awesome pool ever. Our kids loved the hotel and are still talking about it. The themes are great with well thought decor. As always, Disney does it best!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dani the Disney Freak
Business
Florida
Nov 15, 2014

BEST HOTEL

My boyfriend and I are in LOVE with this hotel. I actually felt as if I was in the movie. I wil DEF be staying here again. We only stayed for the weekend but I want to stay there for a longer period of time to check out everything to hotel has to offer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KaiB
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 5, 2014

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The family suites are nice, but tight fit because there is only one real bed. The table and sofa both turn into beds so you do not have use of either of of these things if people are sleeping or the bed is not made up and collapsed. The kitchenette is small and has a small fridge and microwave only. The food at the hotel is not that good. Also housekeeping was spotty. Each day we came back our room was cleaned differently. Sometimes they put the beds away, sometimes they did not. Sometimes they left plates and plastic ware sometimes they did not. Overall though it was a decent deal with the discount.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The food is not that good at the hotel. The make your own pasta and salad bars are probably the two best bets.

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Melty
Business
Boston, MA
Nov 3, 2014

Wonderful hotel for Disney

Had the Cars suite. Had a fantastic room. Pool was awesome and fun. Food court was decent. Could have some healthier options though. Wish it was closer to the parks but it is what it is. Nice to have a dedicated bus to the parks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Linsey810
Business
Michigan
Nov 2, 2014

Great time!

Good Disney resort for the money..... Wifi is spotty. Long walk if you stay in the little mermaid rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Order pizza from hotel and have it delivered to your room

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
D Fay
Business
Boca Raton, FL, USA
Oct 27, 2014

Very nice

It was a pleasure to stay here the pool and the overall Disney folks were awesome Food court was a bit pricey but there again it's Disney Would stay here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Food court is centrally located

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jfdko830
Business
Ohio
Oct 22, 2014

Inexpensive way to stay onsite at Disney World

There are lots of great reasons to stay onsite at Disney. This is a great way to have that experience without the heavy expense. Transportation to the parks was very good and timely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anna Cool mom
Business
Brooklyn, New York
Oct 16, 2014

Art of Animation

I stayed in The Little Mermaid section. The property itself was beautiful your kids will be impressed. It is a family place. My only complaint was my room was a little small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Take advantage of extra magic hours.

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