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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
7525 Reviews

Family friendly Disney animation hotel

Drawing inspiration from four classic Disney animated films: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo and Cars, this fun resort is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Trace each movie's theme, from the playful courtyards to the festive room interiors. The resort features over one thousand family suites, specially designed to accomodate up to six guests, as well as standard guestrooms. Just outside your colourful acommodations, you'll find imaginative amenities, three sparkling swimming pools and four playful courtyards - one for each film - to complete your resort experience. Kids (and not so young kids) will love the themed environment, which is decked out with oversized characters, including a 35 foot King Triton. 

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  • Spacious family suites
  • Disney and Disney Pixar themed resort
  • Free transportation to Disney Parks
  • Four different areas themed on Disney classics: The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Theme Park

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

  • Theme Park
  • Approx. 30 mins from Orlando International Airport
7525 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3889
  • Very Good 2557
  • Average 774
  • Poor 193
  • Terrible 112

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 19, 2018

Cars Suites - cute rooms and great location

We stayed in the Little Mermaid rooms four years ago and decided to stay in a Cars suite this year. Our party consisted of my in-laws and our family of four (kids ages 4 and 7). The set up was nice and the room was larger than I expected. There is one master bedroom with a bathroom (shower only), and a living/kitchenette space with a second bathroom (tub/shower combo). The living area has a dining room that doubles as a murphy bed and a couch that folds out into a bed. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a small coffee pot. My in-laws thought the master bed (queen) was comfortable. The other two beds are full-sized beds, so my husband and I split up and each slept with a child. I slept on both beds and found the table/murphy bed to be surprisingly comfortable. It was easy to fold up and down, as well. The couch bed was what you would expect from a couch bed. I only slept on it one night and the bar that runs across the middle was too uncomfortable for me. The couch was easy to pull out and put back together. I will also note that there is only one thermostat for the suite, which could be an issue if some people in your party like a cold room while others prefer a warmer temperature. My kids loved the cars pool in this section. It is small but not busy because everyone goes to the Nemo pool in the center of the resort. Another thing we love about the Art of Animation resort is the dedicated bus service - the bus picks you up and delivers you right to the park without stopping anywhere else. This is especially valuable when it is late and you have tired kids to get to bed. My only complaint about this resort is the horrible internet service. There is in-room wi-fi but it is horribly, painfully slow. Finally, I would recommend walking across the lake to the Pop Century resort. It's fun to see the other resort, and the Pop Century resort has a slightly different food selection that can be a nice change from the Art of Animation selection.
May 19, 2018

Loved It!

Dundee, United Kingdom

Second time we have stayed at the Art of Animation, this time in the little mermaid section. We had a basic room which could accommodate a family of four, however not much drawer space and we just had enough for two people as we stayed a couple of weeks. The room was clean and up to the usual excellent Disney standard. Quiet where we were located and a longer walk to the main building but manageable. As the Pop Century hotel is near we went to their food hall a few times as a change as they have some different food dishes. All staff friendly and helpful. Had an issue with the sink in the room when we arrived, it was fixed promptly. Great stay.
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