Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Disney's Art of Animation Resort pays homage to four Disney and Disney.Pixar films: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Cars. Boasting nearly 2,000 rooms altogether, the sea-inspired Little Mermaid section of the hotel sleeps up to four people. In the other three sections, there are Family Suites easily sleeping up to six people. All are relevantly themed promising a magical experience for young and old alike. They also boast a great range of amenities with fully-equipped kitchens in the suites an added bonus should the midnight munchies strike! Outside are four courtyards, each devoted to one of the films with larger than life characters smiling down at you everywhere you look. King Triton is a definite highlight, towering 35 foot into the air and very impressive indeed. The main swimming pool is a great meeting place with sun terraces and loungers galore. There’s also a pool bar to order snacks and perhaps a cocktail or two. For a more relaxing ambience, head to one of the quieter pools, just as lovely but with less hustle and bustle! A themed food court makes dining fun, serving family favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

Where is it

In Disney's Hollywood Studios Resort area. Transfer time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

1,984 rooms and suites. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms are located in The Little Mermaid section of the resort and feature either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Finding Nemo Family Suites, Cars Family Suites and The Lion King Family Suites all feature a microwave, kitchenette, coffee maker and 2 bathrooms. They sleep a maximum 6 guests, plus one child under 3 in a cot. 

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $15 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Food court with a variety of stations and pool bar with drinks and snacks. Pizza delivery service*.

Main pool with terrace, sun loungers and underwater speakers. 2 quiet pools. Water play area. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Skyliner Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, coming Autumn 2019. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jan 19, 2020 Shamalama65

Let me say that the resort itself is amazing themed the detail is awesome the kids would feel like they are in the movie because I did! The pools are great there are three! The food was so so at the quick service at the AOA! We liked the Pop better and there is a ton of other places to eat off the skyliner to eat! The worst part and the reason for… Read more
Let me say that the resort itself is amazing themed the detail is awesome the kids would feel like they are in the movie because I did! The pools are great there are three! The food was so so at the quick service at the AOA! We liked the Pop better and there is a ton of other places to eat off the skyliner to eat! The worst part and the reason for the 3 stars are the little mermaid rooms the beds are absolutely terrible and they need to update these rooms! There was no internet signal in the rooms no big deal but could not even get my messages! Could hear everything people’s doors toilets flushing no insulation or very little! That being said maybe the family sweets would be a lot better! The rest of the resort was amazing! And the skyliners are nice way to get to the parks and visit other resorts! Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 Katie K

We love AOA, and after staying here last year we knew immediately that this is the place we wanted to return to. This trip further proves that Disney is where the magic happens. AOA has spacious family rooms, especially wonderful for families like ours who have a little on who still naps. We put our son in the room to sleep and still had a living… Read more
We love AOA, and after staying here last year we knew immediately that this is the place we wanted to return to. This trip further proves that Disney is where the magic happens. AOA has spacious family rooms, especially wonderful for families like ours who have a little on who still naps. We put our son in the room to sleep and still had a living space. Art also has pools, an amazing food court, arcade, walking path, and super convenient access to the new Skyliner. This trip we initially had a very small housekeeping issue, but it was resolved so quickly and with top-notch professionalism. They went above and beyond to correct the mistake. In addition, today our son started to get a respiratory illness. He has febrile seizures, so I asked concierge for info on medicine and the nearest urgent care should we need it. They provided great information, and also left a small gift for our son in our room. No one wants to deal with illness at Disney, but if you have to be sick, they certainly take care of you. Our stay has been so great here that we will hopefully become DVC members in the next few years. Thanks for making the magic 💫 Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 Vacationdreaming123

My family and I just got back from our stay at AOA. We are a family of four with our 2 kids being in their 20's one male and one female. It's very hard to find accommodations for our family in a moderate price range where we don't have to share beds. The moderates do have pull down beds that list for 5 people but you are not guaranteed that… Read more
My family and I just got back from our stay at AOA. We are a family of four with our 2 kids being in their 20's one male and one female. It's very hard to find accommodations for our family in a moderate price range where we don't have to share beds. The moderates do have pull down beds that list for 5 people but you are not guaranteed that type of room, so we booked AOA. We were located in the Finding Nemo suites which is closest to food court and Big Blue pool and a quick walk to the Skyliner. Having 2 bathrooms was great! Everyone had their own bed which was also great. Mousekeeping was wonderful. We had a couple small issues in the room but after a quick phone call they were promplty rectified, so service was very good here. I wish the rooms were a little less "in your face" with the themeing. I like the exterior theming but would prefer a bit more subdued interior to be honest - like Pop Century. Beds were very comfortable. Food court was never crowded even though the parks were crazy busy. Skyliner was amazing! It really was wonderful having that option and it made it easy to even try a restaurant we probably wouldn't have otherwise - Sebastian's at the CBR. Great find. Bus service here was excellent. We never waited more than five minutes for a bus and it's a ten minute drive to MK which is fantastic! All in all the resort filled our needs and our stay was pleasant. Personally, I would prefer to stay in a room next time that isn't so intense with the theming, but like I said previously, it's really hard to find those type of accommodations for our family without spending a fortune. Read less
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Jan 12, 2020 Luvs2travel59er

Room and amenities are clean and good for families. Nice pool. I found the menu options limited and pricey (par for Disney). Had to wait over 40 minutes for a bus to Disney Springs. If you advertise it as a place to visit (which Disney does) they shouldn’t make you wait that long for transport).
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Jan 12, 2020 ashishsH4860HX

we stayed at this place from january 4 to january 10.we were in little mermaid which is little far from Reception desk.we checked in online and received our magic band well in advance,check in was very easy. we feel that they should have at least 1 person to assist at check in lines.Lots of guests has a question and nobody was there.They have to… Read more
we stayed at this place from january 4 to january 10.we were in little mermaid which is little far from Reception desk.we checked in online and received our magic band well in advance,check in was very easy. we feel that they should have at least 1 person to assist at check in lines.Lots of guests has a question and nobody was there.They have to stay inline to ask a question.Of course,you download disneyworld app but some people still had some questions. Trasport to Disney springs and other parks were very easy.great facility . The resort pool and surroundings are very clean and well maintained. bathroom amenities are basic. FOOD.This are for us were big no no not because of price but quality of food.Choices were not good.one most worst thing we ordered was Tandoori chicken.it was not near to what tandoori chicken is .it was just sloppy pieces of backed chicken with some kind of salty sauce.You can get recepe for tandoori chicken on google. I would suggest to get order from grubhub(Thanks to them for allowing it). overall,it was very satisfying stay at this resort. Read less