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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

1850 Animation Way Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8400
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#104 of 383 hotels in Orlando
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Be surrounded in the artistry, enchantment and magic of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar movies. Stay at a Disney Resort hotel that invites you to explore the storybook landscapes seen in such classics as Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. From delightfully themed family suites to wondrously detailed courtyards, Disney's Art of Animation "draws" you and your family in to become a part of some of your animated favorites.
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Free internet
Bar / lounge
Game room
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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kkjohnson521 wrote a review Yesterday
Georgia40 contributions19 helpful votes
I normally stay at Disney's luxury resorts but decided to give this hotel a try due to their available family suites. We stayed in the Cars family suite. The resort theme is extremely well done. The room was large and comfortable. The pools are great, with many lifeguards paying close attention. Disney did not disappoint with this one... we will return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
anthro92 wrote a review Apr 12
Gilbert, Arizona203 contributions35 helpful votes
My son and I stayed in a Little Mermaid room for five nights last month. It was very comfortable with fun theming. Our only complaint was that the bathroom door was almost impossible to fully close. The grounds are nice and we thought the movie-themed decor throughout the resort was really cool. The Skyliner stops there, and we loved flying off to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Even with lines, the wait was not bad and the ride was pleasant. The not-so-pleasant? We requested a room on the top level away from elevators to get the quietest room possible due to my son’s insomnia. Now, I know a request is not guaranteed, but we received a 3rd floor room next to an elevator despite the fact that there were plenty of other rooms available. Our impression is that there was no effort whatsoever to accommodate our preferences. As a result, the people above us stomped around for hours at night and we heard people coming from and going to the elevator as well. In addition, the food in Landscape of Flavors was absolutely terrible. We would recommend bringing your own food with you or eating elsewhere daily.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Disney Social Reviews, Owner at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Responded yesterday
Thank you so much for stopping by to share this review and wonderful photos of your recent stay with us at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. While I'm so thrilled to learn you enjoyed your stay overall, I'm very disheartened to read about your concerns. It is true that requests are not always guaranteed, but I can assure you our Front Desk Cast Members do try their best to accommodate special requests when they can while maintaining our current protocols. I so apologize for this disappointment, as I can certainly understand the frustration. Whenever a Guest is not comfortable in their room, or when there is an issue like the door you mentioned, we always encourage you to reach out to the Front Desk to see what solutions may be available as we are always very eager to ensure you have the most magical stay possible. I'd also like to apologize for your disappointment with Landscape of Flavors. With this being one of my personal favorites to dine at Walt Disney World Resort, I'm so sorry it didn't meet your preferences. I hope you took an opportunity to hop on Disney Skyliner and maybe try some options at neighboring Resorts. While this may not have been the experience you were hoping for this time, I hope we will be able to welcome you back again some time for a more magical visit. Jody Disney Social Reviews
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Parrothead6706 wrote a review Apr 11
Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
We wanted to take a little overnight trip to get away before the holidays. We usually stay at Port Orleans Riverside and that was not available. We decided to give Art of Animation a try for the first time. We are a family of 4 with two kids ages 15 and 10. We arrived on property around 2pm. Our room was ready and we were able to move our car near our room and unload before hitting the parks. Our room was very clean. Not the largest, but plenty of space for a place to sleep for one night. We were able to hop right on the Skyliner to Epcot. After we returned for the evening we were able to order food from the quick service restaurant via app. It was prepared relatively quickly. They were limiting guests from entering until their order was ready. Then you go to a specific line to get your order. Very smooth process. In the morning I was able to have a nice 5 mile run around hourglass lake through the resort and the neighboring Pop Century resort. We loved seeing all the pets being walked on the grounds and never heard any barking or encountered any messes in the resort. While we are still partial to Port Orleans Riverside, we would not hesitate to stay here again...especially if the price is right!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Disney Social Reviews, Owner at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Hello there, and thank you so much for stopping by to share this review of your recent stay with us at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. I'm so happy to know you tried something new by booking this magical Resort. While I can certainly understand partiality when you have a specific Resort that you love, I'm thrilled this was a win for you. One of my favorite things about this hotel is the larger-than-life theming of some of our favorite Disney films. Whether you're swimming under the sea with Ariel and her friends. taking a joyride with Lightning McQueen going on an adventure with Nemo, or exploring the circle of life with Simba and his pals, there is so much to take in here. Also, did you know this location's Big Blue Pool is the largest pool in all of Walt Disney World Resort?! When you add all of this with the incredible proximity to all we offer at Walt Disney World, you get some of the most pixie dust we have! Thank you again for your review, and we can't wait to see you again real soon! Jody Disney Social Reviews
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Yanick wrote a review Apr 11
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Make sure to bring a case of water and get a rental car or uber to eat elsewhere because the food is not good and overpriced. The water is $3.50 a bottle and the adult drinks are about $13-15 each and not worth it! The kids loved the resort but we won't come again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Ebell wrote a review Apr 9
1 contribution
I have stayed at the Art of Animation before. They have the most family friendly sized rooms for a family of 5. We had a great time at the parks, we were very happy with the precautions and changes that were in place but I don’t think I would stay at a Disney resort again. Our room was dirty, I had to request it to be cleaned multiple times, our fridge didn’t keep anything cold, and we found a large roach in the kitchenette one morning. I reported this to the front desk and it was not a priority for them. No one ever checked back to see if everything was fine, no one ever reassured me that it was taken care of. It’s impossible to get someone on the phone at the “front desk” called multiple times and no answer. When we arrived the spare blankets for the couch were missing. It was late, we had a long day or travel and then a hot day at the park. We had to search the halls to find someone to get them for us and then it was over an hour before they arrived. The quality of a resort, let alone a Disney resort is no longer at this property. The activity board was completely wrong, so we never got to take advantage of those benefits and the pool had a wait time, yet I noticed several guests leaving our resort pool and heading over the bridge to the neighboring resort. There could have been more information provided in the rooms to explain the changes to the dinning and pools as well as the time those could be accessed. The manager at the gift shop is very rude also. I needed to exchange a shirt and they didn’t have any other sizes, no one offered any problem solving for this situation and now I am stuck with a credit that is absolutely useless to me. The manager was rude from the moment she walked over. I didn’t request the manager the associate said that the manager could override the issue.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Disney Social Reviews, Owner at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Responded 5 days ago
I want to thank you very much for taking the time to share your honest review of your recent visit to Disney's Art of Animation Resort. I also would like to apologize that your visit was not one that left you with the fond memories you have had with us in the past. It is disheartening to learn that there were opportunities we, as Cast Members, had to turn situations around for you that were missed. I can assure you the feedback you provided in your review will be shared with various areas of Leadership so that we may continue to monitor and evaluate our services and offerings to better serve our Guests. I do truly hope that you and your family may reconsider and either come back to our Resort or try out another Walt Disney World Resort for a future holiday. Thank you again for sharing your vacation with us as well as your review. Alexa Disney Social Reviews
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$208 - $621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Nearby attractions include Disney’s Hollywood Studios (0.7 miles), Star Tours - The Adventures Continue (0.7 miles), and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include 50s Prime Time Cafe, Baseline Tap House, and Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Disney's Art of Animation Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Disney's Art of Animation Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Disney's Art of Animation Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Disney's Art of Animation Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.