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.
LocationLake Buena Vista, Florida
General Policies & Fine Print
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.
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Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating8745 reviews
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
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
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.
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.
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.