$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 5, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

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
122 reviews
We loved the Nemo Family Suites!

Great hotel for kids! They will feel the Disney love here. We chose the Nemo Suites for more room,... See full review

  • 3inMarch
  • Dec 1, 2014
Magical Stay

The resort is beautiful and well-themed inside and out. I stayed in The Little Mermaid rooms. It... See full review

  • DaisyMay35
  • Nov 27, 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 (122)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 122
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
4
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RTVISIT4FUN
Business
Alabama
Oct 1, 2014

Fun place for the Disney Theme

AOA is a great to get the true Disney theme, especially with kids. We stayed in the Cars Suite building 3, 3rd floor. The room was great, loved the attention to detail in the theme. It was not as far a walk as I'd thought it would be to the main center/transportation. Room was also quiet. The bell hops/luggage carriers were great. Friendly and helpful - even at 1:45 am. What needs work is the check-in process - checked in a 1:40 am so not super busy. It was not clear where you could park your car to check in. There is a lot but it's across the street and can be a trek. There is a drop off area where buses drop off & luggage that we could have pulled in to check in, but it doesn't say that - it actually has a bunch of no parking signs. Take your Magic Bands for all parties in with you to check in. Even though I'd linked them to my reservation - there is some "glitch" where sometimes they don't work and mine didn't. I'd also linked my bands to a credit card when we checked in to charge expenses. That didn't work either so we had to go back another time. Additional tips: Use the bell hops/luggage carriers - well worth the tip in my opinion if you have a lot of bags. They have carts you can use but they are only in the main building. They will come to your room and load your bags, then they will take it to your car or back to the main area where you can pull your car up. Parking isn't really close to the rooms or building entrances. For the Cars area there are only 2 paths into the area and all the doors to the 3 buildings face toward each other so there are no entrances facing the parking lot. You can try to park close to the paths but of course that fills up fast and cars don't move much because of the resort transportation to the parks. Depending on how much you drink, the resort cups are pretty handy - unlimited refills every 2 mins apart. They work at any resort but not at the parks. Overall, this was a wonderful place. I would stay here again, just good to know some of the other details.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Take the Magic Bands for all the people in your party with you at check-in so they can make sure your bands are good for your room and to link a credit card for expenses to them. Do this even if you've linked them through My Disney Experience

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Timothy Mc
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NYC Culebra tourist
Business
NYC
Jun 30, 2014

Fantastic theme

Love the Little Mermaid theme room and the staff, but the room is small for a comparable room at another hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
mombrenda
Business
Orlando fl
Mar 14, 2014

vacation

Arrived to hotel at 2am to ck in to a dirty room. Wanted us to wait for housekeeping to go up and clean it

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

Business

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Review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Talley
Business
Richmond, VA, USA
Oct 24, 2012

Perfect Disney hotel for cheap

The Art of Animation Hotel is perfect for anyone looking to have that "magical Disney experience" on a budget. The hotel is very cute and the themed areas (Finding Nemo, Cars, Little Mermaid and the Lion King) let you relive the classic movies. The food court offers a little something for everyone and stays open til midnight which is nice if you stay out late in the parks. My only real disappointment was the hardness of the beds. Even after a long day at the parks, it was hard to get a good night's sleep because the beds were not very comfortable. That being said, the hotel room was perfectly decorated with Disney flair and I liked the room on the whole. I've visited the All-Star Resorts and the Pop Century Resort and would have to say that the Art of Animation Resort is my favorite. Definitely worth checking out if you aren't trying to spend a fortune on accommodations!

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Make sure to use Disney's Magical Express to and from the airport. The hotel had our boarding passes printed for us and at our door when we woke up to leave. You can also check your bags at the hotel and don't have to worry about them again until you arrive at your final destination!

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