Art of Animation Resort 

Price Range            
$188 to $826

Average Price

Disney’s Art of Animation
1850 Animation Way Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Disney’s Art of Animation is one of Disney’s Value Resorts for the Budget Friendly traveler that offers great amenities as well. The Art of Animation is home to the largest Disney Resort Pool with family suites and standard rooms themed to Lion King, Finding Nemo, Cars, and Little Mermaid. It is a family friendly destination to begin your Disney experience. With spacious rooms for family sizes up to 6, Dog-Friendly Accommodations and complimentary Wi-Fi, you are bound to feel welcomed and at home at this one of a kind resort.

Disney’s Art of Animation has a total of 984 rooms which is comprised of four sections of Family Suites and one section of standard rooms. 

The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo themed Family Suites Family suites sleep up to six guests; they include a bedroom with one queen-size bed; one double-size convertible TableBed; one double-size sleeper sofa; living room; 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.

The Little Mermaid section offers Standard rooms that sleep up to four guests and have a mini-fridge, however it does not have a microwave. Guests are welcome to use the microwave ovens in the food court if needed (about a 5-10 minute walk from the Little Mermaid rooms.

Landscape of Flavors – Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, features 5 distinctive food shops serving fresh, made-to-order cuisine.

Lunch and Dinner Menu – $14.99 and under per adult

Breakfast Menu – $14.99 and under per adult

The Drop Off Pool Bar – After an afternoon of fun in the sun, pull up a chair and chill! Relax poolside with a thirst-quenching frozen cocktail, ice-cold draft or bottled beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Snacks are also available for those craving a quick nibble!

Pizza Delivery and Beyond – Get tasty classics like oven-fresh pizza, salad, chicken strips and more delivered directly to your room when staying at a select Disney Resort hotel. An 18% gratuity, $3.00 delivery charge and applicable sales tax will apply to all delivery orders.

Pools – The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 11, 2021 through early April 2021. While this work takes place, other exhilarating pool and recreation offerings will remain open for your enjoyment – including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground.

Movies Under the Stars – Watch some of your favorite Disney films outside in the fresh evening air—located on the grassy area found between The Lion King building and Finding Nemo building.

Jogging Trail – Walk or jog around Disney’s Art of Animation Resort on a scenic 1.38-mile trail.

Playground – Children can climb and slide at Righteous Reef playground, located in the Finding Nemo courtyard.

Pixel Play Arcade – Catch up on video games both classic and new at this arcade located in the Animation Hall building. To play games, you must first purchase a Game Card and add game points using a credit card or cash at a kiosk inside the arcade. Game Cards are rechargeable and can be used at other Walt Disney World Resort arcades.

Go Fish? – Fishing is not allowed on Hourglass Lake—but you’ll get hooked by the bass fishing at our other nearby marinas! Guided excursion and dockside fishing are available on select waterways in Walt Disney World Resort and are fun for guests of all ages, call 407-WDW-BASS for more information.

Disney Skyliner Transportation – This complimentary, new gondola transportation system offers a bird’s-eye view as it whisks you and your family away to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney Minnie Van™ Service Connected by Lyft—Discover a whimsical way to dash about! Getting to select locations around Walt Disney World Resort—or traveling to and from Orlando International Airport—is easy when our private vehicles whisk you off in delightful Disney style.  The base rate is of $15 per pick-up, plus a per mile fee that varies based upon demand, but will typically be around $2.75 to $3.00 per mile

Disney’s Magical Express-Enjoy complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport. Advance reservations are required. Please note: Disney’s Magical Express service will no longer be providing luggage delivery for those arriving to and departing from the airport. The resort airline check-in service is also no longer available. The Disney’s Magical Express bus stop is located just in front of the lobby. Please note, Disney’s Magical Express service will no longer be offered starting with arrivals January 1, 2022. The service will continue to operate for new and existing reservations made at Disney Resort hotels for arrivals throughout 2021.

Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a $15 per night, which will be applied to the guest’s hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation experiences at this Resort.

A 24-hour ATM, presented by Chase, is located near the front desk and accept the following cards and services: American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover/Novus, Cirrus, Plus, Star and Honor, although they are subject to change.
Be sure to confirm the cash withdrawal limit with your card’s issuing bank. Some ATMs include a maximum transaction limit, above and beyond the cash withdrawal limit associated with your card. In addition, if your card is not issues by Chase you will incur a withdrawal fee, which will be added to the withdrawal amount, is in addition to any fees that may be assessed by the cardholder’s financial institution.
A fee will be charged for a cash withdrawal to any cardholder using a card not issued by Chase. This fee, which will be added to the withdrawal amount, is in addition to any fees that may be assessed by your financial institution.

Be sure to visit the front desk or Lobby Concierge if you are interested in exchanging foreign currencies.
Kid’s Nite Out is an independent childcare provider, they offer one-to-one babysitting in the comfort of your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room. They will organize activities for children 6 months to 12 years of age such as arts and crafts, reading and playing.
Number of Children Price (per hour)
1 $20
2 $23
3 $26
4 $29
There is a surcharge of $2 after 9:00pm that will be added per hour. Additionally, a one-time transportation fee of $12 is also required. Rates are subject to change without notice.
The independent childcare provider also offers childcare to accompany you and your family during your visit to the parks

To contact Kid’s Nite Out, please call (407) 828-0920, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 7 days a week. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
A child who becomes separated from his or her parents while in the park will be escorted by a Cast Member to the Baby Care Center. Once there, the child will be looked after until the parent comes to claim the child.
If you are unable to locate your child, alert a Cast Member and then check the Baby Care Center.
At Disney Resort hotels, smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted in Guest rooms or on balconies. Guests can request location information upon check-in.
If you have questions about our smoking policy please ask a Disney Cast Member.
Smoking marijuana is not permitted at any time, even in designated smoking areas.
Prior to your arrival, your room will undergo comprehensive cleaning with added attention to high-touch areas, like TV remotes and door handles, floors, which are steam cleaned and vacuumed between Guests. During your stay, your room will receive light housekeeping service every other day (unless you choose to decline the service). This service will include: Removal of trash and used towels, replenishment of towels and amenities throughout room and bathroom, wiping and cleaning of the vanity and counter surfaces as well as vacuuming, if needed.
In addition, housekeeping tools will be cleaned between rooms.
You can find 24-hour self-service laundry rooms available near The Big Blue Pool, Flippin’ Fins Pool and Cozy Cone Pool. For dry cleaning and valet laundry service, please select “Housekeeping” on your Guest Room phone.
If you intend to receive mail during your stay, be sure to have the mail sent to the mailing address of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, make sure to include the word “Guest” and the date of your arrival at the hotel clearly on the package. Postcards, letters and pre-packed, pre-labeled packages with postage already applied can be mailed at the Front Desk or Concierge Desk.

You will be able to enjoy the parks without extra baggage with this convenient service! You can shop in-store at select Walt Disney World shops and through the Shop Disney Parks mobile app (valid for merchandise in stock at Walt Disney World Resort). Merchandise delivery to your Disney Resort hotel is complimentary.
You can arrange to have your merchandise delivered to Ink & Paint Shop at the Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, where it will be available for pickup later.

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The Lion King Family Suites – Rooms sleeps up to 6 adults. Views of the Courtyard, Pool, or Parking Area. Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova Table Bed, Double-size sleeper sofa.

The Little Mermaid Standard Room – Rooms sleeps up to 4 adults. Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area. 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed.

Cars Family Suite – Rooms sleeps up to 6 adults. Views of the Courtyard, Pool, or Parking Area. Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova Table Bed, Double-size sleeper sofa.

Finding Nemo Family Suite – Rooms sleeps up to 6 adults. Views of the Courtyard, Pool, or Parking Area. Queen-size bed, Double-size Inova Table Bed, Double-size sleeper sofa.


The resort is designed “with families in mind.” It features four of Disney’s popular character themes: CarsFinding NemoThe Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. Much like the other Disney Value Resorts, giant versions of various items are built around the hotel on each of the ten wings, such as a 35-foot (11 m) model of King Triton. In total, there are 1,984 rooms, of which 1,120 are family suites capable of housing up to six people, featuring living rooms and bedrooms. The remaining 864 sport the standard value layout. The resort has a total of ten buildings, as well as three themed pools. “The Big Blue Pool” is the largest hotel pool in all of Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Finding Nemo: The Finding Nemo section of the resort is themed with the ocean setting featured in the film, with underwater plant and animal decorations throughout the buildings. This is the first area of the resort, which opened on May 31, 2012.
  • Cars: The Cars section of the resort is themed like the Cozy Cone Motel that was featured in the film. Resort buildings are themed with the movie’s characters, including Lightning McQueen, Sally, Mater, and Luigi and Guido. The second section of the resort opened on June 18, 2012.
  • The Lion KingThe Lion King section of the resort features a “natural” setting, such as that found in the wild. The third section of the resort opened its doors on August 10, 2012.
  • The Little MermaidThe Little Mermaid section of the resort is themed with 600 cutout objects on resort balconies. “Under the Sea” decorations are incorporated throughout the section. This section of the resort has exterior walkways, where the other sections have enclosed interior walkways between the rooms. (This section uses two buildings that were originally built for Pop Century’s “Legendary Years” section before construction halted, which left them unfinished for years.) It opened on September 15, 2012, as the fourth and final section of the resort.

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