Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

We all know and love those Disney classics - The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Cars, The Little Mermaid - and Disney's Art of Animation is where you'll find inspiration from each of them. From themed swimming pools to family suites with themed decor, there's something for everyone here. Be sure to check out The Big Blue Pool, complete with water jets and a play area for little ones. And after those busy days in the parks, order a pizza (or two!) to your room.

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).

Landscape of Flavors (food court with 4 Disney-themed dining areas, and 5 quick-service counters, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The Drop Off Pool Bar. Pizza delivery service* (dinner and late night).

The Big Blue Pool (Finding Nemo inspired, zero-entry, and Schoolyard Sprayground with pop-up jets, and a themed playground). Cozy Cone Pool (Cars inspired, with life-sized models of Cars characters, and cone-shaped cabanas). Flippin' Fins Pool (The Little Mermaid inspired). Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Skyliner Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. 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. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information at  Disney’s Know Before You Go site

Special assistance

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The BEST Disneyworld Resort with Kids/Toddlers

Jul 20, 2021 hmineurope

We are beyond happy we chose Art of Animation for our Disneyworld vacation. We have two kids, a 5 year old and 3 year old. The level of detail in the design throughout the property is amazing. We stayed in a Cars family suite. It has a kitchenette with small sink, small fridge, and microwave. There are 2 full bathrooms - which was awesome! One… Read more
We are beyond happy we chose Art of Animation for our Disneyworld vacation. We have two kids, a 5 year old and 3 year old. The level of detail in the design throughout the property is amazing. We stayed in a Cars family suite. It has a kitchenette with small sink, small fridge, and microwave. There are 2 full bathrooms - which was awesome! One sofa bed, one murphy bed that converts from the table, and one separate queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom for parents. I recommend the Cars or Finding Nemo buildings - they are close to the main pools, lobby, buses and dining. Although really any of the themed rooms would be great. If you are looking for a resort experience that screams you are in Disneyworld - this is it! Perfect for the younger ages that get so excited to see their favorite characters in-person. The room was clean and sanitized. The level of service was truly the best we have experienced on our Florida vacation. We were blown away. The guest services team went above and beyond to make sure our stay was exactly what we wanted. The direct to door check in feature on your phone is handy - but make sure you connect to WiFi when you arrive. You will not get great cell service in the middle of the building to unlock your door. We just got old school key cards for free at the front desk - not a big deal. There also a luggage room that is very well ran. We dropped off our luggage on our last day after check out to visit Magic Kingdom before our flight. Easy process, and caught our Magic Express bus to the airport no problem. The frequency of buses could be improved (supposed to be every 20 minutes - and it was more like every 30 minutes). The skyliner was awesome! Easy way to get to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. You don't even have to break down your stroller if it fits through the door. There is a pool bar, restaurant and a self service laundromat which we used. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone with young kids. It has the largest resort pool, and the kids loved each one of the themed pools. Worth the extra money for a family suite. We often had a quick breakfast using the kitchenette and the murphy table. So happy with this resort!!! Highest level of Disney service to the max. Read less
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Jul 20, 2021 ElizabethMCastaneda

I was very happy with this resort. We stayed in a Lion King suite with 6 of us, 4 of which were children. It was a big, roomy suite and decorated very cute. We loved having 3 different pools to use. One our last night, it was raining and the lifeguard staff went above and beyond and opened the pool 1 hour before closing so families could swim. One… Read more
I was very happy with this resort. We stayed in a Lion King suite with 6 of us, 4 of which were children. It was a big, roomy suite and decorated very cute. We loved having 3 different pools to use. One our last night, it was raining and the lifeguard staff went above and beyond and opened the pool 1 hour before closing so families could swim. One particular cast member was so very helpful to us, her name was Sarah (a lifeguard, maybe over the others) and she had that little extra something that makes staying at a Disney resort so magical. We all loved going to the cafeteria restaurant and getting all these magical Disney treats. I would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend. Read less
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Jul 19, 2021 samanthamY396MO

We checked in early around 5:00 Alcock in the morning and they said that are room would be ready by 3:00 in the afternoon and they would send us the room number and we would be able to go straight to our room. Well that was not the case! We still haven’t been able to get our room number and it’s been 2 1/2 hours with no updates about anything and… Read more
We checked in early around 5:00 Alcock in the morning and they said that are room would be ready by 3:00 in the afternoon and they would send us the room number and we would be able to go straight to our room. Well that was not the case! We still haven’t been able to get our room number and it’s been 2 1/2 hours with no updates about anything and it sounded like that is happing to everyone! If they are having trouble cleaning the rooms on time, then they could at least turn some of the life guards in to cleaners because they have about 30 and half of them are just standing around talking to people! Read less
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Jul 18, 2021 michele3d3d Salem, Alabama

Absolutely loved our stay here , we stayed 5 nights , it was perfect for our 2 teenagers & my husband & I . Having 2 bathrooms was wonderful & time saver . Room was very clean & smelled awesome when we arrived . Comfy beds .Staff was friendly-resort overall was beautifully themed .. large fun pool . It Was a very magical experience.oohhh &… Read more
Absolutely loved our stay here , we stayed 5 nights , it was perfect for our 2 teenagers & my husband & I . Having 2 bathrooms was wonderful & time saver . Room was very clean & smelled awesome when we arrived . Comfy beds .Staff was friendly-resort overall was beautifully themed .. large fun pool . It Was a very magical experience.oohhh & skyliner is the best way to move on Disney property . Would stay again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Art of Animation is A+++ in our families book!

Jul 17, 2021 ElleEhresman83 Pontiac, Illinois, United States

My husband & I took a solo trip to Disney late March of 2021. I have been to Disney quite regularly over the years, but we were married in 2019 and he has never been! We were scheduled to go in 2020 but with the closure we had to reschedule. We decided to an extended weekend to the parks to see how the post pandemic procedures were being… Read more
My husband & I took a solo trip to Disney late March of 2021. I have been to Disney quite regularly over the years, but we were married in 2019 and he has never been! We were scheduled to go in 2020 but with the closure we had to reschedule. We decided to an extended weekend to the parks to see how the post pandemic procedures were being handled. We were not disappointed. The cast members at AOA were absolutely amazing. We stayed in the Little Mermaid section in a King Bedroom. It was sparkly clean and so wonderfully themed. The Big Blue Pool was still being refurbed so we didn't get to experience it. The Flippin Fins & Cozy Cone pools were spectacular! It was such so special being right in the magic of it all. My husband has truly been converted to a Disney lover! We are scheduled to return in June 2022 with our kids. AOA is magical and you should totally try it out. The food at landscape of flavors was great. The cast members in the paint shop were so helpful. All around amazing experience 10 out of 10. Read less