Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

3.5 star hotel

value

Hollywood Studios

Tripadvisor score

5504 Reviews

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Choose your Disney Dining Plan

Looking for a great value way to budget meals without compromising on quality, flexibility or choice? Look no further than the Disney Dining Plans, exclusively available to Disney Resort Hotel guests. With up to 200 different venues across Walt Disney World Resort, there’s no need to stick to your Disney Resort Hotel - dine in all six Parks, Disney’s BoardWalk, other Disney Resort Hotels and Disney Springs.

How Do Dining Plans Work?

  • Your meal and snack entitlements are loaded onto your Disney MagicBand or card.
  • Touch your Disney MagicBand or card to the magic point when making a purchase.
  • Your server will give you a receipt showing your updated meal balance.

Want to eat light one day and splurge the next? Not a problem! Meals and snacks can be redeemed at any time during your stay. Unused meals and snacks will roll over day to day and expire at midnight on the reservation checkout date.

Disney Quick Service Dining Plan

For families on the go, this is a fast and easy meal plan option - especially when you have little ones in tow. Dine at a variety of Quick-Service locations when you’re ready to stop and enjoy a casual meal. Dine at over 100 locations.

Per person per night stay includes:

  • 2 Quick-service meals
  • 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic drink per meal
  • 1 selected snack or drink
  • 1 Resort-refillable mug (unlimited refills of fountain soda, coffee and tea at beverage islands at self-service locations at any Disney Resort hotel

Disney Dining Plan

Want to slow down a little and savour special family moments over sit-down meals - or watch the kids light up during Character Dining? Then the Disney Dining Plan is the perfect choice to experience classic dining options at both Quick-Service and Table-Service restaurants, including Character Dining locations. Dine at over 200 venues.

Per person per night stay includes:

  • 1 Quick-Service meal
  • 1 Table-Service meal
  • 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic drink per meal
  • 1 selected snack or drink
  • 1 Resort-refillable mug (unlimited refills of fountain soda, coffee and tea at beverage islands at self-service locations at any Disney Resort hotel

Tips to Remember!

  • Reservations are recommended! Character Dining and Signature Restaurants book up quickly, but you can make reservations up to 60 days before your visit
  • Quick-Service meals are great for casual dining or pit stops in the parks, while Table-Service meals are perfect when you want to relax over your meal.
  • Something to celebrate? For two Table-Service meals per person, you can experience fine dining with a distinctly magical flair at one of the Fine/Signature restaurants. Restrictions apply.
  • Snacks are available at Quick-Service restaurants and outdoor food carts throughout the Resort, including drinks, popcorn, ice cream and fresh fruit.
  • Dining Plans are not available for guests under the age of 3, but they can share from an adult plate at no charge, or a separate meal may be purchased from the menu.

Overview

Every corner of Disney's Art of Animation Resort is bursting with creative touches from classic Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar animated films. With suites designed after Finding Nemo, Cars and The Lion King and standard rooms inspired by The Little Mermaid, you'll feel like you've walked into the middle of a Disney•Pixar story with all your favourite characters! 

After a day in the parks take the plunge in the largest resort pool in Walt Disney World Resort. Inspired by the Disney•Pixar movie Finding Nemo, the Big Blue Pool features state-of-the-art underwater speakers - a first for Disney Resort hotels. There’s also a pool bar to order snacks and drinks, plus an interactive water play area for little ones with pop-up jets, gushing water and more familiar faces from Finding Nemo. Enjoy relaxing evenings watching a Disney classic with Movies under the Stars or choose from a host of amusements, including a video arcade and the Righteous Reef playground.

Disney's Art of Animation is connected to the Disney Skyliner, an incredible way to travel around Walt Disney World Resort! Glide across the sky and add an extra dash of pixie dust to your day. This grand, state-of-the-art gondola system conveniently connects the hotel to Disney's Hollywood Studios and International Gateway at EPCOT.

  • Magic Touches

    Just outside your colourful accommodations, you'll find imaginative amenities, 3 sparkling swimming pools and 4 playful courtyards; one for each film; to complete your resort experience. The largest pool is located in the Finding Nemo Courtyard and features a pool bar. Two smaller pools, located in the Cars and The Little Mermaid Courtyards, provide additional relaxation.

  • Dining

    The animation-themed food court offers a variety of family favourites and Grab 'n Go market selections.

  • Room Upgrade

    • Family suites in the theme of The Lion King,  Cars or Finding Nemo
  • Location

    Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is located in ESPN Wide World of Sport Resort area. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the closest Walt Disney World Park to this hotel and guests can enjoy regular bus transport which runs approximately every 10 minutes.

  • Parking Charges

    Complimentary self-parking is available at this hotel.

  • Leisure Facilities

    • Three heated pools including an interactive water feature 
    • Playground, jogging trail and Disney shop
  • Accessibility

    Wheelchair accessible are rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking.
  • Resort Address

    1850 Animation Way

    Lake Buena Vista

    Orlando

    32830

Why we love it

This hotel has such bold Disney theming – the animated pictures as you enter in the reception are spectacular, showing how the characters evolved from conception to the film's release. We also love the spacious family suites that sleep up to six people and the Landscape of Flavors Food Court, serving a range of great meals all day.

Hotel Facilities

  • Babysitting Service (additional charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Children’s Playground
  • Concierge Services
  • Feature Pool
  • Free Park Shuttle
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Games Room (additional charges apply)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Access

Our top tips

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours – these give you the opportunity to escape the crowds and visit the parks outside of regular opening hours at no extra charge.

Disney Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours

Dining

  • Landscape of Flavors

    Landscape of Flavors

    Landscape of Flavors offers a quick service dining experience inspired by American favourites and tasty international fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, discover 5 distinctive food shops serving fresh, made-to-order cuisine including build-your-own burgers, pizzas, salads and a choice of speciality drinks.

  • The Drop Off Pool Bar

    The Drop Off Pool Bar

    Relax poolside at the Drop Off Pool Bar which serves thirst-quenching frozen cocktails, ice-cold draft or bottled beers and a variety of soft drinks. Snacks are also available for those needing a stop-gap between meals! 

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Frequently Asked Questions for Disney's Art of Animation Resort

General Information

  • What hotel category is Disney's Art of Animation?

    Disney's Art of Animation is a value property in the Disney's Hollywood Studios area. With 3 swimming pools and 4 playful courtyards this hotel is a magical place to stay, making you feel like you are right in the middle of the Disney stories. 

  • How many rooms are there at Disney's Art of Animation?

    There are 1,120 family suites and 864 standard rooms in Disney's Art of Animation. The family suites are themed after Cars, The Lion King and Finding Nemo whilst the standard rooms are all themed after the Little Mermaid.

Location

  • How do I get from Disney's Art of Animation to Magic Kingdom?

    From Disney's Art of Animation you can take the resort shuttle bus to Magic Kingdom Park which runs regularly throughout the day and takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

  • What park is Disney's Art of Animation closest to?

    Disney's Art of Animation is located in the Disney's Hollywood Studios area, which is the closest park to this hotel. It is also ideally connected to both Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot through the new Skyliner cable car service. Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park can be reached through the complimentary shuttle bus service which are approximately 10 and 15 minutes away respectively.

  • How do I get from Disney's Art of Animation to the Polynesian resort?

    To reach Disney's Polynesian Village Resort from Disney's Art of Animation you can take a complimentary shuttle to Magic Kingdom and then hop on the monorail to the Polynesian. This option however can take around 45 - 60 minutes depending on transportation waiting times. Another option would be to use the MinnieVan service which is the official Disney taxi service.

  • Where is Disney's Art of Animation located?

    Disney's Art of Animation is in Lake Buena Vista, in the Hollywood Studios area and about 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

  • Can you walk from Disney's Pop Century to Art of Animation?

    You can walk between Pop Century and Art of Animation via the walking bridge that crosses over Hourglass Lake.

  • Is there a supermarket near Disney's Art of Animation?

    Publix is around 2 miles from Disney's Art of Animation, Walmart is 3 miles away whilst Aldi is 3.5 miles, all providing a good variety of choice.

  • How do I get to Disney Springs from Art of Animation?

    A regular shuttle bus service runs all day and evening between Disney Springs and Art of Animation taking approximately 10 minutes.

Facilities & Amenities

  • How many people does a family suite sleep at Disney's Art of Animation?

    Family suites at Disney's Art of Animation have 2 double queen beds and a roll-away bed, sleeping up to 6 guests.

  • Does Disney's Art of Animation have irons in the room?

    In each room you will find an iron, ironing board, hairdryer and in-room safe. Family suites will also include a coffee maker and fridge.

  • Are there lifts in the buildings of Disney's Art of Animation?

    All the buildings in Art of Animation are equipped with lifts each large enough for wheelchair access.

  • Which rooms in Disney's Art of Animation are closest to Pop Century?

    The Art of Animation rooms that are closest to Pop Century are the Finding Nemo rooms which are all Family Suites and are just by the walking bridge that crosses over Hourglass Lake and into Pop Century.

  • Are the pools at Disney's Art of Animation heated?

    Pools at Art of Animation are heated in the winter period keeping the temperature just over 26C so you can enjoy a dip anytime of the year.

  • Are towels provided at the pools of Disney's Art of Animation?

    Complimentary towels are provided at all of the Art of Animation pools throughout the pool opening times.

Restrictions

  • Where are the smoking areas in Disney's Art of Animation?

    There are several smoking areas in Disney's Art of Animation, one for each of the buildings including one just outside the Animation Hall which houses the reception and food court.

Food & Drink

  • What type of breakfast is served at Disney's Art of Animation?

    Landscape of Flavours is the perfect spot for breakfast at Disney's Art of Animation with 5 different counter options it provides a delicious variety of choices to suit all tastes.

Ticket Information

  • Can I purchase a ticket at Disney's Art of Animation?

    You can find a ticket desk in the reception area of Disney's Art of Animation selling tickets available in the US. However if you wish to purchase a Disney's 14 Day Ultimate ticket (which includes free Memory Maker) and book your FastPass+ ahead of time you will require to pre-purchase this exclusive UK ticket ahead of travel. For more information and prices please visit our Disney's 14 Day Ultimate ticket page.

  • Do you get Early Access to the parks at Disney's Art of Animation?

    By staying at Disney's Art of Animation you enjoy a variety of benefits including Early Access to the Disney parks, complimentary transportation to the parks and the ability to book your FastPass+ 90 days prior to your visit. You will need a valid ticket to enter the parks. 

Opening Information

  • How late are the pools Disney's Art of Animation open until?

    The Big Blue Pool is typically open from 10am to 8pm whilst the Cozy Cone and Flippin' Fins pools are usually open between 11am and 8pm. Times may vary and are subject to change.

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