Value Resort: Art of Animation

*This resort is a Double Your WDW Favorite!

This room has amazing theming based on different Disney movies from the 90's and 2000's. For a photo tour of this resort visit the Art of Animation photo page.

Art of Animation Resort

Basic Hotel Information

1850 Animation Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407-938-7000

Art of Animation map

Rooms Available

This resort is mostly suites to accommodate families with kids. What sets these rooms above other value resorts is that the suites include a bedroom, a pull out couch, a murphy bed, and two full bathrooms.

The suites also include a kitchenette. You'll have a small refrigerator (larger than the mini fridge you'd find in standard hotel rooms, but only a small freezer compartment.).

Art of Animation room photo

Little Mermaid Standard Room

  • 2 Double beds
  • Rates starting at $157
  • 4 person max occupancy

Lion King Family Suite

  • Queen / 2 Sleepers
  • Rates starting at $348
  • 6 person max occupancy

Cars Family Suite

  • Queen / 2 Sleepers
  • Rates starting at $348
  • 6 person max occupancy

Finding Nemo Family Suite

  • Queen / 2 Sleepers
  • Rates starting at $361
  • 6 person max occupancy 

Restaurants on Property

Art of Animation lobby

There are several restaurant options available at this resort: 

Landscape of Flavors

  • Quick service
  • Dining plan accepted
  • American fare is served

Drop Off Pool Bar

  • Quick service
  • Dining plan accepted
  • Frozen drinks and cocktails, and snacks and light food served

Resort Shopping

ink and paint shop at art of animation

The Ink & Paint Shop is located in the lobby of the resort. Here you can find souvenirs, snacks, drinks, toiletries, and more.

Resort Recreation

Big Blue Pool

Disney's Art of Animation offers 3 pools. The largest pool being the Big Blue Pool in the Finding Nemo area off of the lobby. This pool has a zero depth area and splash pad, as well as jelly fish sculptures that pour water on you.

In the Cars area you'll find the smaller Cozy Cone pool. This U-shaped pool offers cone shaped cabanas.

The Flippin Fins pool is another smaller pool located in the Little Mermaid area of the resort.

In the lobby area the Pixel Play arcade is available for guests. The arcade offers a variety of games for all age ranges.

Art of Animation also features a running trail that spans 1.38 miles. The trail goes around Hour Glass Lake. You'll have a view of the different themed buildings, the lake, the Disney Skyliner, and Pop Century Resort on this trail.

Ask a Cast Member or look for signs around the resort for additional activities, such as movies under the stars or Cast Member lead pool games.

Transportation at Art of Animation

Disney Skyliner

  • Disney Buses: Buses can be taken to any of the parks, Disney Springs, and the water parks from this resort
  • Disney Skyliner: The Skyliner has a stop at this resort. You can take the Skyliner to the Caribbean Beach Resort and transfer to Epcot or Hollywood Studios parks.

Who is this is resort best for?

This is a great option if you want a little more space, but don’t want to skimp on an amazing themed hotel. This resort has some of the best theming of all of the resorts.

The Downside?

I have heard wi-fi can be spotty at this resort. The buildings can be spread out, which means you might be looking at longer walks to the bus or lobby area. This is especially true of the Little Mermaid rooms.

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-Julie

*photo courtesy of Disney

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