The incredible Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will create for you, as never before, the sensation of being a character inside some of the most popular and beloved animated films of all time. From the magically themed family suites (especially designed to accommodate up to six Guests) and rooms to the spectacular courtyards, this Resort draws its inspiration from four classic Disney Animated films: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo and Cars.


Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Daytona Beach, FL, USA - Daytona Beach Internation
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport ( : 30 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Sanford Central Florida Regiona : 60 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA)

Property Information

Year Built: 2011
Last Renovation: 2014
Accessible rooms: 100
All rooms non-smoking: 1984
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 1984


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Guests dining at Walt Disney World's eateries and are in a group of 6 or more are required to pay a compulsory 18% gratuity charge. Gratuity percentage may change at anytime without prior notification.
Advisory This Disney hotel charges a per room, per day, per vehicle parking fee which will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional parking fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For exact parking rates please contact hotel directly.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Smoking Policy - All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy - Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements - A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy - Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes - Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 8745 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best resort for kids/that Disney feel

    This is a value resort, so you don't get the perks and frills that the moderate and deluxe resorts get. The prices certainly aren't value prices. That said, we really enjoyed our stay because our son LOVES the movies they have themed here and the decor is excellent. Tons of cute photo opps and props. He was so excited. CONS: - Only suites have fridges. Smaller rooms only have a beverage cooler, to prevent you from keeping groceries in your room and force you to use their food court - The food court is very basic, and the menu doesn't change. The featured meals are the same daily. It is VERY expensive and the food is cafeteria quality. Breakfast for 4 of us was $100, and we ate like scrambled eggs, waffles, and bacon. Nothing fancy. - No frills housekeeping. Like the rich people get their towels folded into cute shapes and stuff. We just got new towels. - No spa or other resort extras PROS: - parking is free now - small arcade with massage chairs, great way to unwind after long days in the park - room was clean - amazing decor all throughout the resort, really captured the Disney magic, and tons of sculptures for great photo ops. - beds were comfy - family suite was spacious with 2 bathrooms - grounds well maintained - pools never felt crowded, towel service was excellent - employees were courteous - gift shop was large and had a good selection

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing! Great hotel for families!

    This hotel was great from the minute we arrived. It is made for families with young kids. My two aged 10 and 8 have had the most incredible time in Disney and the hotel was a perfect way to relax but keep the magic. We were in a little mermaid room initially but we were upgraded to a Cars family suite. If you are booking, book a suite over a room. The little mermaid room was a little small. I have to give a mention to Odalis on reception who was most helpful. She was so friendly and accommodating. The food is a grab and go type diner. Nothing fancy but after a long day in a park, getting a bit of food and heading to the room is great. The pools are all great. The skyline is the best thing about this hotel. Also Ubers and the free bus are great. Transportation 10/10 Location 10/10 Accommodation 10/10 (Cars suite) Food 8/10 (quick and easy) Pools 9/10 Staff service 10/10

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun at Animation

    We had 5 adults staying in the Finding Nemo suites. Very comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. I wasn’t expecting much out of this resort considering we had no kids with us but was amazed and enjoyed Art of Animation. The fast service food court was ok, had breakfast one morning and to my opinion a lot of the items were too seasoned. The scrambled eggs were horrible. Always enjoy Disney’s themes and landscaping.

    May 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Cars theming is amazing

    We only spent one night here after a Disney cruise. It was so fun for our four kids four and under (between two families) to experience the decor especially Cars. My son loves cars and you feel transformed to Radiator Springs. The pools are clean and huge and lifeguards are everywhere. The bus service to Disney Springs and skylines to the parks are ideal. There are also activities and movie nights. A special thank you to Chantel who upgraded us to a Cars family suite when she learned my son is a super fan. It made his day (really more than that) and he cried when he had to leave. The theming is great and he loves sleeping in Mater’s bed. If you want a more affordable option with lots of Disney magic for little kids, this is the place.

    May 28, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay

    Great location, with food court and shop available, room comfortable, a bit smaller for 6 of us, have 2 bathroom and kitchen. Few swimming pools too. Overall, great experience, convenience with Disney transportation free of charge and frequently.

    May 19, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319