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Disney's Art of Animation Resort in Orlando, FL

1850 Animation WayLake Buena Vista, FL 32830  
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This Disney-Pixar animated movie-themed resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features spacious accommodations in an ideal Orlando location. Guests can enjoy storybook landscapes and decorative pieces from classic movies like Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. The resort offers family suites, the largest resort pool in Walt Disney World® Resort, on-site dining, and more.


from Ashley, one of our Lake Buena Vista Travel Experts
  • Larger-than-life characters from Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, & The Little Mermaid.
  • 3 outdoor pools.
  • Restaurant on-site.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
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Good To Know

from Rosemarie, our Lake Buena Vista Market Manager
  • 3 miles from Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®.
  • Transportation throughout Walt Disney World®.
  • Free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Disney Parks included.
  • Complimentary golf club rental.
  • Big Blue Pool is largest of any Disney Resort.
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Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Concierge Services
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Game Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Restaurant on Property
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from Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am

Disney's Art of Animation Resort is a family-friendly resort located in Lake Buena Vista, close to Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and Blizzard Beach. Additional points of interest include Epcot® and Typhoon Lagoon.

Property Features.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The resort serves breakfast each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property has a complimentary airport shuttle (available on request). Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities.

Exclusive Disney Resort guest benefits include:

  • Extra Magic Hours: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have a more private park experience. Each day, one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to two hours after regular closing time. Additionally, Disney Water Parks offer Extra Magic Hours during select times of year.

  • Complimentary Transportation: Avoid the hassle of driving and the cost of parking with Disney Resort’s complimentary transportation. Disney Resort guests have free access to complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort—including transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks. Travel by bus, water taxi, ferry or monorail!

  • Disney’s Magical Express Service: Let the magic begin as soon as you land at the Orlando International Airport! Climb aboard the complimentary round-trip airport transportation and head straight to your Disney Resort where vacation awaits!

  • Complimentary Golf Club Rental: Want to hit the links but didn’t travel with your clubs? No problem! Disney Resort guests are provided free rentals of golf clubs.

  • Simplify your Stay: When staying at a Disney Resort, you can use your Resort ID to charge your purchases to your room. You may also choose to have your purchases shipped to your resort.

The 1984 guestrooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort feature safes and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Flat-panel televisions are available in guestrooms. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators.


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms may be available, subject to availability. Guests can request connecting/adjoining rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Hotel Policy.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

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Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

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Shaniece Mohammed Royal palm beach , FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome resort"
Reviewed July, 2015
Very beautiful resort , nice rooms especially the little mermaid suites.
Tip: Bring comfy shoes , snacks n drinks for kids.

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Timothy B

TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2016 NEW

The suites are great and can sleep a ton of people comfortably. All of the buildings are amazingly themed. I recommend if going with a large group to Disney World. Plenty of great things in the room. I stayed in the Cars suite and it was awesome. The theming is absolutely amazing, as it is in all of Walt Disney World.

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serena a

"Loved the theme of the hotel but disappointed in services offered"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2016 NEW

Bus service sucks at this resort. I stayed here for about 2 weeks, and their were a handful of times when I had to wait close to an hour for a bus. Which was awful because it was either raining or super hot and standing in that for an hour is no fun. While waiting I noticed other hotels had busses coming every 5 to 10 minutes. It also took forever for our luggage to get to our room. We dropped our luggage off in the lobby to get it delivered to our room which we were told would take 45 minutes. 3 hours later we had to take a long walk back to the lobby to get our bags. We asked them if we could take a cart for our bags because we had a lot. And were told we had bring the cart back. Our room is about a 10minute walk to and from the lobby. Their we no apologies about our bags being late and we had to bring their cart back to them. I also wouldn't recommend this hotel if your not traveling with children. I understand Disney is a family oriented place but there were tantrums everywhere here. So if you want to avoided a few you shouldn't stay here. This resort is defiantly more family driven. For the resort being fairly new rooms were not as nice as I had hoped. Other than the luggage incident staffing was good. Food was good here, lobby smelled delicious, and rooms were decent. Our room was just far away from buses and the cafeteria. Cafeteria also get crazy during peak times so watch out. Probably not staying here again.

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Carl K

Omaha, Nebraska

"Comparing It To Other Disney Hotels This One Is a Pass!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2016 NEW

To be fair, this hotel is economical, beautifully decorated, and clean. Everything you would expect, minimally from Disney. But that is where the pros come to a screeching halt! Started my hotel with 4 pillows for two beds, 3 glasses, zero extra pillows, zero extra blankets, and 4 sets of towels. A small two room bedroom (1 bedroom and bathroom). Everything is cramped and you will feel on top of one another with only 3 occupants. The food court is mass produced long before you thought about what you were going to order. If you decide that you do not want the food as they have it prepared, like mayo on a steak sandwich, they will act put out that you want your food cooked to order. Then they will try and talk you out of the idea. Then they will really behave put out that you will not take it as they make it. The hotel has one bus stop and if you wind up in the Little Mermaid area of the hotel it can be a chore to haul your sleeping children that last bit from the bus to your room at the end of a long day in the park. Let's continue talking about the busses. On Sunday June 26, 2016 at the end of the day Hollywood Studios had over a 2.5 hour wait for a bus back to your hotel. NO OTHER HOTEL WAS EVEN CLOSE. When other busses are leaving for other Disney Hotels not even half full, we were still waiting for more busses for over an hour and a half. Although Disney cannot claim to predict with certainty when their guests might leave a park so that busses can be waiting during the day, Disney does know that the Magic Bands they got be their guests for free are a GPS Tracking Tool. This tool will give them a fairly good tool to know how many of their guests from any of the hotels are in their park. When it's closing time at the bar, Disney should know, that they don't care where you go, but you can't stay in the park. But their guests are going to need a way out. Why not provide the transportation in the number that satisfies the need? This is my third park in three days. It is also the first park that did not have any Disney members out making sure their guests had a way home. Maybe this last comment is not 100% on the hotel, but IMO it does go back to the hart of the hotel's busing issue.

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Nancy D

"Beautiful Place!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2016 NEW

We stayed on Ariel's Building and our room was decor as a mermaid, two full beds, fridge and a bathroom, although the room was very small it was fine for us 4. 7 minutes walking distance from Nemo's pool and food court- food was delicious, but a little pricey. they have plenty of activities during the day at the pool for kids and around 8:30 the played a movie outdoor- next to the memo's pool, for what I recommend to bring a blanket, sit and relax! Our experience was good-overall, nothing fancy, it was a getaway weekend so it perfect fit what we were looking for.

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Lynda B

"For the true Pixar fan"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2016 NEW

My son chose this hotel for his birthday trip to Disney. As a true Pixar fan, he loved the attention to detail and layers of Pixar devotion he found here. I thought it to be basically an expensive Econolodge. Bed hard as a rock; coffee etc not refilled for 2nd day; no towel svc at pool. Just not what I expect for > $300 a night for a family of 4. Great for the true Pixar fan, just not his mother.

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