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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
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7409 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


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
7409 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3830
  • Very Good 2512
  • Average 767
  • Poor 189
  • Terrible 111

What to Expect

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Mar 16, 2018

Happiest place on the planet

So we went on a cruise and had to stop for a 3 day stint in Disney World. We wanted to try the Art Of Animation and were lucky to get a room. We went during the week of President's Day. Just a suggestion don't go that week unless you love large crowds lol. We had a room in the Little Mermaid building. Sorry I didn't think about taking pictures as we wanted to hit the parks. The rooms are alot like the other value resorts, small but nice. It's not the Wilderness Lodge but it doesn't have the Lodge's price tag either. The rooms are new and painted to theme the movie. The landscaping there is amazing and they play music throughout the hotel grounds. Now if you are in the Little Mermaid building and you want to walk to catch the buses or go to the main hall wear good walking shoes. Yep you are a good walk away from either one of those. Didn't mind the stroll but at night when we wanted to refill our drink cups it made for a long tiring walk. Everything there is clean and the staff is super friendly. Now this isn't a hotel I would recommend for a couples romantic getaway as it is family friendly meaning lots of kids everywhere lol. If cheerleading or band trips are going on believe they will also being staying at the AOA with you. Overall we enjoyed it and we would stay there again.
Mar 15, 2018

Fun resort

Hermantown, Minnesota

I stayed here with my family in February 2018. It's a fun resort, especially for kids. The pool areas are fun. Our section had many of the main Little Mermaid characters around. The Landscape of Flavors was good. We only ate there one time as we spent most of our time in the parks, but the food was good. Our room was okay, except the beds were not the best and our pillows were fairly flat, so it wasn't the most comfortable place for adults. (We had a standard, Little Mermaid room.) Also, our refrigerator was very cold and ended up freezing everything. It didn't seem like there was any way to turn it down either. Overall, it's a fun place, but not the most comfortable. I was surprised by this since Disney usually has better quality. I actually slept better at other hotels on our vacation that were much cheaper.
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