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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


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory Guests dining at Walt Disney World's eateries and are in a group of 6 or more are required to pay a compulsory 18% gratuity charge. Gratuity percentage may change at anytime without prior notification.
Advisory This Disney hotel charges a per room, per day, per vehicle parking fee which will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional parking fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For exact parking rates please contact hotel directly.

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 8723 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice for a large family

    I like the layout of the room and with 4 teens and 2 parents it was big enough for all to sleep. The 2 bathrooms are nice. The disappointment was being told that your phone will do everything for you. I could not get into the building with my phone, because you need a separate key for the building. Another guest let us in. We did get into our room with our phone. I went to guest services and was given a key to park at the parks for free and told that the phone opens the doors. I still could not get into the building. Another trip to guest services and I was told that I was given the wrong info. The phone only opens the room. You need a separate key to open the building, get into the parking at the park and the parking at the room and then tickets to the park. I finally got all that fixed on our 3rd day of aggravation and someone else letting us in. I also needed toliet paper. It was never refilled. I called at 7 am for toliet paper and at 9pm , we still did not have toliet paper. 2 phone calls later, being disconnected and waiting for an other hour, I finally got toliet paper. 13 hours for paper is ridiculous, so bring some from home in case they cant get it to you. For over $750/night, you'd think we could get toliet paper.

    Mar 21, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful stay

    Very pleased with our stay! We arrived at 7am, were going to drop off our luggage as checkin is at 3pm. As soon as we got thru the entrance gate, got a phone notification that our room was ready. Decided to stop at front desk to verify. Boys were amazed with the lobby. It is spectacular- everything is so glossy and the bigger than life artwork everywhere. Greeted immediately and he assured our room was indeed ready and made sure all 4 magic bands appeared to be linked to room and park tickets. Here for 7 days, everything was clean, our room was cleaned 3 times- trash emptied and fresh towels and our beds were made twice. Comfy beds, good showers. We had the suite with 2 bathrooms. I had enough space to do my exercise on quest vr each day. Enough storage for our stay. Plenty of outlets and usb. Our boys loved the pool. On 4th floor in building 10, didn’t have any issues with extra noise. Lines at skyliner were long in the early morning but still able to make it for the extra 30min for resort guests. Did minnie van to magic and also did bus- all good. Very happy with the laundry facilities. It is $3.25 for wash and same to dry- thought it would be way more than that!! There is powder detergent and bounce sheets in machine for $1. All equipment worked well and fast. Saw one washer out of order and saw the serviceman the next day. We had coffee everyday from the quick service- it was very good. The only other thing we got from there was ice cream bars. The ride on the skyliner is so pretty during the day and night. We always wanted the unwrapped ones so our view would be good. Nice to return to our room after a long day in the park. We walked around every area - there is more theming in the cars area. All done so well. Loved the birds that would say “Mine! Mine!” every 15min. Lyft will come to your area in resort- just select from dropdown. Would be a dream for young kids, but great for all ages. Really enjoyed our stay and real kudos to the housekeeping team- one night they did a bowtie with the blanket on our bed. Smores on certain nights and movies at the pool. It was perfect for us!!!

    Mar 19, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not impressed , bring earplugs .

    We paid $600 for 2 nights , and both nights were kept up by loud guests above us first night and outside the second night . Seems windows are not insulated well. Called the hotel for late checkout due to trying to nap, or some type of apology and got nothing . Even at the parks the staff at a restaurant in Hollywood were rude , seems like Disney has lost some magic. We will stay off property at Embassy or a Hilton next time we come to Orlando.

    Mar 11, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Your Kids (and you) will love it!

    Our son (who has autism) picked this resort to visit and we stayed in one of the Cars themed suites. Our son was over the moon. Be prepared for a lot of kids, but overall the rooms are comfortable and all the amenities are close at hand. We loved being able to catch the bus to the parks or use the Skyliner. We did have an issue, but Shelby and the manager helped us out 110%! We were amazed and grateful for the truly over and beyond help they provided. Disney has our loyalty!!! Also, the food was good, the pools lovely and the movies at night, just perfect.

    Mar 07, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent resort!

    My daughter and I have stayed at a few of the Disney resorts. This is by far our favorite one! It is SO cute, inside and out!! The room (Nemo) was awesome! Having an extra bathroom is super nice. The beds (in the bedroom & the table bed) were very comfortable. We enjoyed taking the Skyliner to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The day we went to the Magic Kingdom the line for the bus was fairly long, but the buses came on schedule and we were there in no time. This will be our go to resort for future visits.

    Mar 06, 2023