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 8709 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice Space but roaches

    The amount of space you get is nice, butttt.. it has roaches 🪳 for the amount we paid per night, since it was during spring break was about $700 a night for the Cars Suite that’s just crazy to have to worry about bringing home roaches that sneak into our luggage. We switched hotels after one night.

    Jan 23, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dark and small

    Stayed here for 3 nights and it was just okay. The check in staff was great but the room was quite small, dark and it seemed it could use good deep cleaning. At check in we were informed housekeeping was only every other day, did we want it? We said yes but the housekeeping only involved a drop off of new towels. While in the shower it was discovered there was no more body wash (pump style bottles are used) so I needed to get out and get the bar of soap at the sink. The grounds and pool area were great, employees were very friendly, the bus service to the MK was quite convenient and the skyliner stop at the resort was fun.

    Jan 13, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing experience at Art of Animation

    We had such an Amazing stay at Art of Animation! Everything was perfect! We stayed in a family suite that had an amazing layout and was so nice to have 2 bathrooms available. We were close to the main restaurant, pool, and transportation. The pool was gorgeous, and the food at the restaurant was very good and very quick. Also, the sky tram to Epcot and Hollywood was incredibly convenient and you never waited more than 5 minutes. The busses to Magic Kingdom were super convenient too and we never waited more than 10 minutes for the bus at the resort or park. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful too. I cannot say enough about the Extremely Wonderful experience we had. Everything was perfect, we could not have asked for anything better. Amazing job Art of Animation! Spectacular experience, we loved it all !!!

    Jan 08, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very pleasant stay at the Art of Animation Resort

    The gentleman who checked us in was extremely patient as we were a third party booking and wanted either connecting rooms w/our daughter and grandchildren or close by, I believe his name was Art and he did a tremendous job of getting us rooms right together, we were very pleased. The little mermaid rooms are absolutely adorable, we loved them, perfect for our needs. The mini fridge served to keep our foods nice and chilled and the coffee and tea maker was a godsend. Shower was nice and hot and very strong, just the way we like it. Beds were awesome, very comfy. Rosario was our room steward and she was so sweet and welcoming, she really appears to love what she does. Our room faced the gondolas and it was such a pleasant surprise to be able to go to Hollywood Studios this way. The walk to Animation Hall was very quick and it was fun to see the other parts of the resort.

    Jan 05, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Magical stay

    This resort is simply spectacular from the friendliness of the employees to the cleanliness of the rooms and resort. The suites are spacious and have everything you would need as a family. A truly comfortable and memorable stay. The decor is incredible and the magic of disney is felt all over the resort. The food at the landscape of flavors is tasty and varied and well priced.

    Jan 02, 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