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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 8757 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Incredible for kids - Lots to see

    Skyliner is awesome and easy! Pool is spectacular for kids. It’s so visually pleasing. Theme is carried through everything so well. Food is a cafeteria style so very easy and options for some options/desserts to grab and go. Breakfast was great but took a little time. Drinks at pool bar were great. LOTS of options. Pool water was heated and warm. Lifeguards we’re well trained and very alert. AC in room worked well. Water pressure in shower was awesome! Easy to shampoo hair. The family suite was well designed and spectacular for our family - 2 adults and 2 kids. Each kid had their own bed.

    Aug 25, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family of 4 Stay with Two Teens

    This resort is one of the Disney value hotels, but did not disappoint. The staff were friendly from those in check-in, to housekeeping to the Ink and Paint shop to the Landscape of Flavors cafeteria style eatery. A great 5 night stay with plenty to do for those with little ones. The pools were a great way to cool off after a day in the parks or on an in between day. Laundry facilities were handy, especially since we were taking a cruise following our 5 day stay. Transportation to and from the resort to the parks was efficient and helpful, including the Skyliners located adjacent to the resort. Very convenient! Overall, a great stay.

    Aug 22, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great time with the family

    Wow loved this hotel great for families as you have easy access to the buses and sky liners that can take you to most parks. We got an Uber for seaworld, universal and airport runs. We stayed in the little mermaid loved the theme around the hotels. They also had lion king, Disney cars and nemo. Pools were a nice size but very warm. Towels at the pool to use. Laundry room next to it. Big cafe loads of seating, a little gift shop. The staff were fantastic and thanks housekeeping you all worked so hard. The towels at the pool and in the rooms were not very big but plenty of them. The parks were awesome and so so clean always staff in the toilets keeping them tidy. Water drinking fountains around the parks use them saves a lot of money. Bring ponchos for the storms. We had water shoes for the water parks as floors get so hot. Reception team were very welcoming and helpful at the hotel. I would definitely recommend this place. The beds are quite high and big which our girls loved sharing together. We had 2 big beds in one room. Coffee machine with tea coffee etc in room and air con fabulous.

    Aug 21, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just awesome

    I can’t recommend this hotel enough. We have been lucky enough to stay here three times and have loved every minute. If you want Disney theming, while we haven’t stayed at other Disney hotels, from what we’ve seen, in our view this is the best of any of the Disney hotels; it makes the hotel-park experience feel as-one. The food isn’t what I’d call astounding and healthy options are severely limited. If you mix it in with other sources, it’s sufficient for a couple of weeks stay. To reduce costs, I’d strongly recommend a trip or two to Walmart (don’t rely on Target for cost/variety) even if it’s just for the odd sandwich lunch or breakfast, it will save a small fortune as a single portion of cereal and milk is $5 and fruit is more than $2 at the hotel. The transportation to the parks awesome and is one of the key reasons I’d choose this over non Disney hotels. The Skyliner really changes things (it’s construction wasn’t finished when we first visited), while the bus transport is also fantastic, the SkyLiner introduces a bit of calm, is like a ride in itself, and serves to add to that feeling of integration of resort and park. In terms of the rooms, we stayed in a little mermaid room for our first visit which was certainly ok with our children when they were younger. I would however say that it was a little restrictive in terms of things like bathroom facilities and being able to dry wet things. The most recent two times we’ve stayed, we’ve booked mermaid rooms initially but have been able to upgrade to one of the family suites when we got there (we consider the Lion King ones best for us). I’d highly recommend these suites, the space of which I believe to be unmatched in many of the Disney resort hotels and is one reason why we’d choose this hotel and these rooms over any of the apparent ‘moderate’ resorts. they have two areas separated by a door with three beds; one permanent and two pull outs, enough for six people. Worth noting that the suites have a small kitchenette area with coffee maker and microwave which can be very useful, especially if making early starts. Finally I’d like to just comment on the degree to which this hotel is maintained. It is kept impeccably clean - one day we saw that someone had spilt some coffee in one of the outside paths, the next day we noticed it had been cleaned. It is also ensured that theming aspects look like they are supposed to - we saw the little mermaid being maintained (super efficiently over the course of a day) while we were there. There is an awful lot that hotels around the world should learn from the way things are done here, not least those in the UK.

    Aug 20, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing place!

    It was awesome-we had the Nemo rooms. It had three beds and 2 bathrooms. It was close to the pool and sky liner. Rooms were very clean. There’s no free breakfast but there is a cafeteria style restaurant next to the pool. Only down side is it opens at 7am and sometimes that’s not early enough for rope drop. Laundry was a tad expensive but it was convenient—$7 a load to wash/dry. But there’s a QR code you use to pay so no coins or cash needed. Main bed was comfy. Murphy bed was comfy. Pull out was rough for mommy and daddy but the kids had no trouble . Pool was a lot of fun and they opened pretty late into the evening-11pm?? We absolutely loved the sky liner to Epcot—until the ride home. It rained with lightening so they closed up the sky liner so we had to walk all the way to the front of Epcot (from the back) only to find out that it was reopened. But we opted to take the bus back and it was a good 15 min trek via bus (very full). We should have waited for sky liner to reopen. The sky liner takes you to the international gate which is right by the ratatouille ride! BUT GO Early!! We were walking through gates at 9:15 am and the ride queue was already at a 75min wait!the park doesn’t even open till 9am! Insane but it was worth it ride We would stay here again but only opt for another resort just for a different experience

    Aug 06, 2023