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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.

Location

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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Hotel details

Dining

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Amenities

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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 8791 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointed

    We stayed in a Cars suite and found very sloppy maintenance. First of all, the lights over the Murphy bed wouldn't turn off and we had to call to have it repaired. It was finally fixed at 11:45 pm. In addition, the tub faucet was very leaky, and one phone didn't work. Not what I would expect from a Disney resort.

    Apr 17, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    BEWARE OF BEDBUGS

    BEWARE OF BEDBUGS!!!!!! We spent $400 a night to stay at art of animation. We loved the theming and the fact that it has skyliner access. Our joy ended there. Our Cars suite had 3 beds (a bedroom, a kitchen table bed, and a pullout couch.) We slept on the pullout couch. On the 2nd day of visiting the parks, my husband started to notice small bug bites. They were completely unlike mosquito bites, but we live across the country so we dismissed it. The bites increased each day to the point that we were worried about bed bugs by the time we were heading home. Unfortunately, we were only on resort for 4 nights and had 3 full park days planned so we didn't get a chance to ask art of animation staff to check our room. Bed bugs, turns out, are a delayed reaction for up to two weeks so we've seen more and more pop up each day. I personally experienced reactions about 5 days after my husband started. By the time we were needing to head to the airport, both of us were covered in bites. Our bites meet every single sign of bed bugs. We filed a claim with Disneyworld and asked them to check the room. Since we'd seen reddit reviews that Disney takes care of guests who experience bedbugs, we were confident they would be honest and kind. It took Disney 5 days from when they inspected the room for bed bugs to tell us that we don't have them. Pat Casey, our awful Disney claims rep, even had the gall to tell us she thought we got them at home. We've never experienced bites like this until visiting Art of Animation. We've done a thorough screening of our house, heat washed everything (120+ degrees F). My guess is since we aren't throwing a fit on resort, they are covering it up. Absolutely appalling. Evil resort. I will never visit Disneyworld again. (This is coming from a lifelong Disneyland fan who goes several times a year.) Save your money and skip this place.

    Mar 11, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family Vacation

    This Resort is so much fun for families with children.Three different Themes to stay in. Three Pools, big Checkers Board, Cornhole, Arcade, Bus Transportation to and from all Disney Parks, Sky ride to and from Disney Parks. Small Kitchens in some rooms. Restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Small Store on site. Off site store Delivery available to you at the Resort. Such a Wonderful place to stay. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Can't wait to go back. Loved not having to rent a Vehicle. Everything right there for you.

    Mar 06, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    magical

    The place was really magical and wonderful, everything is beautiful and I felt I was on a disney film. It’s very close to the parks. The rooms are comfortable, all my family liked to be there. I really loved to have the experience of being in this hotel.

    Mar 04, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    no more free airport transportation

    there is no longer free airport transportation- hopefully trip advisor will update this because that was one of the main reasons we booked this hotel. Airport transport is easily $100 uber/lyft or catching a magic bus group transport. Which when time is of the essence for a trip like this, that can be a bit of a bummer

    Mar 01, 2024