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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lake Buena Vista Travel Experts
  • 3 miles from Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®.
  • Transportation throughout Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks included.
  • Complimentary golf club rental.
  • Big Blue Pool is largest of any Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Larger-than-life characters from Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, & The Little Mermaid.
  • 3 outdoor pools.
  • Restaurant on-site.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • A self-parking fee applies.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Game Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
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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.

Self Parking Fee:
Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

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

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
Stayed here for 3 weeks and although the majority of our time was spent away from the resort, the time we spent there was great. There is a really nice vibe to the place, its very tidy and well maintained. Very happy experience overall.
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
"Better than expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
I usually stay in the moderate or higher resorts, but we stayed here because of my 5 year old grandson’s love for the Car’s movies. Staff was great as you would expect from Disney. The suite was larger than expected, and quite comfortable. You could tell the beds, linens, etc. weren’t quite as good as the moderate or higher resorts, but they were acceptable. It is a very large resort, so expect crowds in the dining area and in the lines waiting on buses.
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Columbus, Ohio
"Loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
We loved everything about our stay here! The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is delicious, and you cannot beat the theming. My kids are Cars fanatics and they were in heaven. Great gift shop. Can’t wait to go back!
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Buffalo, New York
"Cars Suite - Pleasantly surprised"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
We had mama, 2 two year olds, and Grandma and Grandpa. We decided to do Cars Suite, and I was trying to prepare my expectations. But I was pleasantly surprised. I slept on the table bed. It was more comfortable than the sofa bed. And I found it actually really comfortable. Not a problem at all. The 2 bathrooms were such a nice convenience. And the front bathroom had a clothesline in the shower, which was also nice. The kids really liked the splash pad. I didn’t think the food court was pricey at all. A drink, side, and a veggie burger was like $15. Everything we ate was fine. And all the prices felt in line to me with a normal restaurant.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
"Art of Animation"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
Fantastic holiday in the Disney bubble. Used the magical express to and from the airport with no trouble pre booked transport when hotel was booked. The room was a decent size for two adults. Two double beds, TV, Mini fridge, safe, hairdryer and toiletries only thing missing was coffee maker. The only downside to this resort is it's size. Three pools, the main pool was often extreamly crowdedOur room was a good 15 to 20 minutes walk to the dining area and to the Disney transport. Transportation to and from parks and Disney springs was very good. We went to different hotels on the Disney complex to eat and enjoyed every one. We even went off site by going to the ticket and transportation then catching a lynx bus number 56 to Walmart in poinciana it drops you outside and catching to number 50 to sea world then changing to number 8 to premium outlets bus fare $4.50 for a day pass.
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