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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

3.5 star hotel

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Hollywood Studios

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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're staying in the middle of a Disney 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 pool features state-of-the-art underwater speakers - a first for Disney Resort hotels. There’s also a pool bar to order snacks and perhaps a cocktail or two. Additionally, there's an interactive water play area for little ones located nearby. Enjoy relaxing evenings watching a Disney classic with Movies under the Stars or choose from a variety of amusements, including a video arcade, playgrounds and interactive water play areas.

  • 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

    Please note that as of 1st Jan 2020 nightly parking charges of $15 plus tax will apply - (payable locally & subject to change)

  • Leisure Facilities

    • Three heated pools including an interactive water feature 
    • Playground, jogging trail and Disney shop
    • Disney Movies Under the Stars
  • 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.

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.

Please note that as of 1st Jan 2020 nightly parking charges of $15 plus tax will apply - (payable locally & subject to change)

Hotel Facilities

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

Our top tips

Find out your kids’ favourite Character and request that accommodation, to make your stay even more magical!

Disneys Art of Animation Resort

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

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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