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Hotel overview

The incredible Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will create for you, as never before, the sensation of being a character inside some of the most popular and beloved animated films of all time. From the magically themed family suites (especially designed to accommodate up to six Guests) and rooms to the spectacular courtyards, this Resort draws its inspiration from four classic Disney Animated films: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo and Cars.


Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Daytona Beach, FL, USA - Daytona Beach Internation
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport ( : 30 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Sanford Central Florida Regiona : 60 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA)

Property information

Year Built: 2011
Last Renovation: 2014
Accessible rooms: 100
All rooms non-smoking: 1984
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 1984


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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Smoking Policy - All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy - Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements - A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy - Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes - Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 8805 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just Ok

    The hotel was ok. The Disney Transportation to the parks is great except from this resort you must ride the skyliner to get to Epcot and Hollywood Studios and this also would be great if the weather is good. Not to pleasant of a ride on rainy and windy days. The bathroom fan in the bedroom area stayed on and was loud. We had to close the door in order to sleep, and the food was not good. Not much of a selection and the menu never changes so if you’re looking to have good food this is not the place. The room was clean except for the floors and the beds are hard as bricks. However, it wasn’t horrible but I don’t think I’d stay here again.

    Jun 22, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    best hotel for the familyh

    the best hotel to visit with family. If you go with little kids is the best option and the price is not so high for the quality of the hotel. the room was always clean, the food was great, the pool area was great and they have 4 . the people who help at the front desk was awesome. we definitly go back

    Jun 15, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disney not very convenient!

    If you want coffee before 7:00 plan on leaving the resort. No place to get coffee or even sit to wait for them to open. We had to walk a long way to even get to the lobby where you could buy drinks or food. Room was tidy. Way overpriced just because Disney! Wouldn’t recommend staying at Disney resort. Pay for a nice hotel in the area and have all the conviences and still be near Disney with half your money still in your pocket. When you are in the room , you really have no idea you are at Disney. Just a hotel room where one night cost you 3 nights somewhere else.

    Jun 12, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Value Resort

    I knew after reading reviews before booking that this resort would not be a 5 star. When going to Disney does anyone really spend much time in the room anyway? We booked a larger cars themed room with two bathrooms. No ceiling fans and I felt the room always stayed a bit warm. The walls are like paper so you can hear EVERYTHING in other rooms and in the halls but again we were only in the room to shower and sleep. I was kind of disappointed in the food options but it worked because we usually ate while at one of the parks. The pool was AMAZING my daughter loved it and they have activities for the kiddos. Skyliner was so nice and much much faster and more comfortable than the bus! We would stay at a different resort if we went back but I would by no means say that our stay at AOA was a bad one! We would just want to experience something different.

    Jun 06, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Truly a Magical Stay - thanks to Charlie and the team!

    So many resorts and hotels, so many options. I am sure you can find a good deal and value. I cannot speak for the other resorts, but my experience here was truly amazing. Many thanks to Kathy, Elma, Gina and most importantly Charlie who really took care of our family. Charlie gave us an above-and-beyond experience that I will never forget: True display of leadership. Hotel rooms were amazing - kids loved the Lion King Family Suite and of course, the great Disney channels. The cable car experience was truly amazing and an experience the kids will never forget. Many thanks to everyone working here at the Animation Resort. We left the property with a big smile on our face.

    May 29, 2024