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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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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 8555 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family trip

    Stayed in early June 2021. We got the Nemo family suite rooms and they were nice for our multi generational family. Two restrooms in each room was very nice. The couch bed and table bed are not really meant for adults. The restaurant was just okay, not great, although our grandmother enjoyed the turkey dinners. Water and drinks are $4+ each so arrange a grocery delivery if you can. Be aware they don’t clean your room like pre-COVID, but they do trade you for clean towels and take your trash out, The best part of staying at this resort is being on the skyliner, worth it for this alone!

    Jun 13, 2021
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Low rent, dismal, dingy rooms and rude staff.

    Welcome to the motel dive of Disney. Caveat emptor. Sure the price is lower comparatively for Disney however you pay for it in petty stingy ways one cannot imagine. The front desk staff in particular was rude and condescending. There are no amenities to speak of other than a few overcrowded pools. No hot tubs, saunas or gym. Avoid like the plague unless you want a miserable experience.

    Jun 11, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nemo Suites stay

    We stayed 4 nights in the Nemo Suites at Art of Animation resort May 28 thru June 1, 2021. We brought our two teenage grandchildren and had plenty of room. Having 2 bathrooms was great. The TV in our room was ‘scrambled ‘ when we checked in but a repairman came soon after we called the desk. Our room wasn’t cleaned during our stay but we did call to ask that our trash be emptied and they were prompt about it. The location was a plus as the food court, shopping area and bus loading were an easy walk. The Skyliner was even closer than the bus area. We walked around the entire resort and took advantage of photos ops of the Cars, Lion King and Little Mermaid areas. It was a great stay, clean room, right beside the big blue pool.

    Jun 09, 2021
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just Okay

    My family and I decided to go to Disney for the first time this year to celebrate our daughter’s kindergarten graduation. We wanted a full Disney experience so we ended up at AoA (May 26-30 2021). Overall the stay was ok, but I’m sure we could have found better. Solid 6.25 out of 10. - Room: Pro: decorated nicely, good water pressure, suites have enough space. Cons: dated “hotel” feel, no room service but they come into your room each day for a “security check”, excessive walking to and from your room. - Food Pros: Spacious cafeteria area. Cons: over-priced high school lunchroom cafeteria food, going offsite to get basic need groceries is a must, snack are very expensive. - Amenities Pros: spacious pool, movies on the lawn each night Cons: Pool wasn’t very clean, walking is excessive to everything, most “fun/magical” things are suspended - Staff Pros: very nice and helpful Cons: None Overall, AOA is an ok place to stay, but I would not recommend it and won’t be staying again. There are way better options for the same money.

    May 30, 2021
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First Visit

    this was our first trip to Disney world, we rented a room in the little mermaid building we arrived at 1am and the front desk lady was not the nicest , told her this was our first time visiting and needed help with getting to the room and with our magic bands, she was very rude and stand off , but the lady who helped us the following morning was super nice and gave us buttons for our first trip, the pool was nice but nothing special and the room could have been planned out better, they do have room to add a bigger fridge and microwave , it had more space then expected , but the housekeeping service was not good at all , we had to call the front desk for towels and toilet paper, the walk to the front desk and to catch the bus was not that bad of a walk, the skyliner was the best ! would stay here again if they would do better with providing towels. the big blue pool was great but very crowded , also we bought my daughter a mermaid tail for the pool but was told she could not wear it , would been nice to know before she got in the pool with it on , also was a nice place to take pictures with all the characters , save your money and go out to eat , there is a McDonalds on property, there restaurant on site was not the best , just like any theme park food. But over all had a great 6 day stay!

    May 30, 2021