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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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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Stacey S

San Diego, California

"Good for family Disney trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 02, 2016 NEW

This isn't a fancy resort but you know that going here. But it was actually great almost perfect for our family trip to Disney. The hotel is very clean and large. The food isn't great, but you also know that staying here. But I have to say the cafeteria style is PERFECT. You never know when you are going to be free to eat and you can go in, eat and leave. No waiting for service or paying a bill and that really helped save on melt downs or fussy kids. The pool is large but wasn't my favorite. Arcade was a nice extra. Lots of buses and I have to say the longest wait was 20 minutes. Not bad. It took about 10-15 min to get to the Magic Kingdom on the bus. We stayed in the little mermaid rooms. Yes the walk from the bus stop/cafeteria was long but it wan't bad. We are used to walking. But we agreed it was probably nice being far away from the large pool and cafeteria so we would have less noise. Room size was bigger than I was expecting. Free parking and airport shuttle sold us on booking here. Prices really fluctuated on the hotel room. I waited to see if prices would go down and they did the opposite, but Disney matched what I saw previously.

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Selby, United Kingdom

"U.K. Review "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 02, 2016 NEW

After reading some poor reviews before we went on holiday I was a bit worried about what we had booked as we previously stated in animal kingdom lodge and that was superb but i need not have worried. We Went to art of animation for a 2 week stay 5 adults 3 children all close family stayed in mermaid rooms. We had 2 rooms next to each other with adjoining doors which we found to be useful. The rooms are not the biggest but are big enough for a holiday to Disney world as we only slept in them I don't go all that way to spend hours in a hotel room after all it's all about the parks. The rooms are great we have 3 granddaughters under 7 and they loved the decor not over the top but it is a themed hotel after all. The rooms were clean and serviced daily. The walk from the room to the lobby and busses was no longer than 10 mins with a three year old walking as well. That's if you don't get waylaid taking photos as the outside giant characters are great photo opps. It's not as far as people make out and was never an issue to us. The pools are very good heated on a night warm enough once your in but like every pool I've been in cold at first not a bad thing as weather was hot when we were their. Plenty of sun-beds to go around only used main pool as kids liked that one best. Never waited long for park busses never more than the 20 min that they say even for magic kingdom which is always the busiest queue. No more than 20 mins by bus to each park magic kingdom being the farthest away. Food hall a bit of a shock at first but once you get used to it it's not that bad we only had breakfast mostly in their and it was ok plenty of choice. Couple of tips, only 6 coat hangers in each room we knew this so took loads of cheap plastic ones with us plenty of hanging space provided so we were fine. Beer and wine is not cheap in the pool bar but you can get 6 cans for $16 and half bottles of wine for the same price in the fridges in the food hall we just drank them round the pool or stuck them in the fridge in the room. Overall this is a great hotel for the cost very Disney great staff, yes it's busy at times and full of family's with children so if you don't like noise after 8am then go elsewhere don't just complain. All hotels have faults but we had a great time!!!!!

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Thomas k

Fayetteville, North Carolina

"For the children"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

This is a nice place very clean and of course a great staff like all of Disney. The kids loved it especially the games at the pool.everything you need right on the property.And the busses will take you to the parks.

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Alexandria, VA

"HIgh price for econolodge rooms"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

We chose this property for our 4 day trip to Disney because it had suites with a bedroom and 2 bathrooms. The rooms sleep 6, with 2 in the bedroom and 4 people on 2 pull down, fold out couch beds in the living room. The property is clean, the carpet in the room was very damp when we arrived, they said they were full and we could not move. It dried out by the end of the second day. The cleaning person said they must have shampooed the carpets the morning before we moved in. That is not acceptable in my book. The decor is from the Cars Movie, very cute. The beds were comfortable, but rooms themselves are not well insulated for noise. Every time someone closed a suite door down the hall it echoed in the room. One night we thought someone was trying to break in, they were not. There is a coffee maker and small refrigerator in the room, great for a morning cup of coffee, but they never brought new styrofoam cups after the first day so we had to go down to the restaurant and buy them. The property has at least 2 pools, you have to bring the room towels to the pool. People seemed to abandon them on the chaises and leave, so you never knew if the chairs were really still occupied or not. I suggest if you have room, bring you own beach towels. I also think the resort could put someone on duty to pick up the towels on the chairs when people leave so they are clearly available. The bus to the activities works well. Disney knows how to move people efficiently. We will be back to Disney in a few years with a crew. We need to find a better place that can accommodate families in suites or houses.

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Coventry, United Kingdom

"Nicely done!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

We all had a great time here and you cannot fault this place. You have to go once and make sure you take your family members or your friends as this place is good. Well done and keep up with the good job. We obviously had a fast track as believe me it was busy but it made a difference in all the cues.

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