• 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)
Hotel Category
Location Type
Theme Park
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Tripadvisor rating 8471 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

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  • 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
8471 Reviews 86% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4334
  • Very Good 2835
  • Average 915
  • Poor 254
  • Terrible 133

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Feb 22, 2020

4th and final trip

Saratoga Springs, New York

We just returned from our 4th family vacation at Disney. Each time we stayed at pop century or art of animation. This final trip was extremely disappointing. Upon arrival to the art of animation it took over 40 minutes to get checked in. There were numerous “cast members” just hanging out behind desk not doing anything to help the process. When we made reservations we requested a crib for our baby, which was not provided until we made our 3rd request. It seems as if everyone is either new or just do not care. If we needed something extra, we had to make numerous requests before it would be honored. Several rides went down at the parks while we were there and when my mother in law and wife tried to order frozen drinks at dinner, our waiter told use them ice machine had been for 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS!!!! Come on....your Disney. BUY A BACK UP! For the prices you charge, fixing an ice machine should not put you out of business
Feb 22, 2020

A little disappointed


We stayed in an Ariel room for my Ariel loving daughter. The overall resort was fun, loved the lobby and gift shop. However our room was very run down. Our toilet reaked of urine even though it looked clean. That coupled with slightly icky corners, worn down furniture and very dingy yellow ironing board and iron hanging on the wall left me feeling unsettled in the room. I requested an extra thorough cleaning the following day, and the toilet stunk less after, but still a little. I would not stay in an Ariel room again. Luckily, we were so busy in the parks and only there three nights so it was overall fine. Beds felt clean and comfy enough. If I were there for a longer stay, I would have asked to be moved. The access to the Skyliner can't be beat though! And the Cars section was adorable and had the best pool, that didn't feel run down like the other two pools. I really don't have too high of standards, but I expected my Disney hotel room to feel clean. By contrast, we LOVED the value resort we stayed at in Universal, Cabana Bay.
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