• Swimming pool

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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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Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 £2,479  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
Theme Park
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 8427 Reviews
Mickey and Minnie at Epcot

Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • 1984 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

  • Theme Park
  • Approx. 30 mins from Orlando International Airport
8427 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4309
  • Very Good 2823
  • Average 910
  • Poor 252
  • Terrible 133

What to Expect

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


Jan 16, 2020

Couldn’t Ask for More

We love AOA, and after staying here last year we knew immediately that this is the place we wanted to return to. This trip further proves that Disney is where the magic happens. AOA has spacious family rooms, especially wonderful for families like ours who have a little on who still naps. We put our son in the room to sleep and still had a living space. Art also has pools, an amazing food court, arcade, walking path, and super convenient access to the new Skyliner. This trip we initially had a very small housekeeping issue, but it was resolved so quickly and with top-notch professionalism. They went above and beyond to correct the mistake. In addition, today our son started to get a respiratory illness. He has febrile seizures, so I asked concierge for info on medicine and the nearest urgent care should we need it. They provided great information, and also left a small gift for our son in our room. No one wants to deal with illness at Disney, but if you have to be sick, they certainly take care of you. Our stay has been so great here that we will hopefully become DVC members in the next few years. Thanks for making the magic 💫
Jan 13, 2020

Good Basic Resort

My family and I just got back from our stay at AOA. We are a family of four with our 2 kids being in their 20's one male and one female. It's very hard to find accommodations for our family in a moderate price range where we don't have to share beds. The moderates do have pull down beds that list for 5 people but you are not guaranteed that type of room, so we booked AOA. We were located in the Finding Nemo suites which is closest to food court and Big Blue pool and a quick walk to the Skyliner. Having 2 bathrooms was great! Everyone had their own bed which was also great. Mousekeeping was wonderful. We had a couple small issues in the room but after a quick phone call they were promplty rectified, so service was very good here. I wish the rooms were a little less "in your face" with the themeing. I like the exterior theming but would prefer a bit more subdued interior to be honest - like Pop Century. Beds were very comfortable. Food court was never crowded even though the parks were crazy busy. Skyliner was amazing! It really was wonderful having that option and it made it easy to even try a restaurant we probably wouldn't have otherwise - Sebastian's at the CBR. Great find. Bus service here was excellent. We never waited more than five minutes for a bus and it's a ten minute drive to MK which is fantastic! All in all the resort filled our needs and our stay was pleasant. Personally, I would prefer to stay in a room next time that isn't so intense with the theming, but like I said previously, it's really hard to find those type of accommodations for our family without spending a fortune.
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