Disney's Art of Animation Resort
This Disney Value Resort allows you to feel like a character in your favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar stories. In addition to Standard Rooms, Family Suites offer the ability to spread out in comfort. With four playful courtyards and animation-inspired décor.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort is one of Disney's newest hotels. It was originally planned to be the second phase of Disney's Pop Century Resort but then Disney had the idea for value priced family suites.
Family Suites and Standard Rooms are themed to popular Disney animated movies: Lion King, Little Mermaid (standard rooms only), Finding Nemo, and the Disney Cars film. The Little Mermaid standard rooms are among the quickest value rooms to sell out at Walt Disney World. Finding Nemo Family Suites are closest to the pool and lobby so Disney charges more for them.
The problem with Art of Animation is that it's expensive for what you actually get. A Family Suite costs more than the standard room at a Disney Moderate category hotel so you have to watch your prices. If you have 5+ guests in your party, you might want to price out a standard room at a Moderate resort that can sleep 5 such as Disney's Port Orleans Riverside or Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. At least then you'd be in a Moderate category hotel vs. a Value hotel. Even two Moderate rooms might still be cheaper than an Art of Animation Family Suite. Most Disney Deluxe Resorts, like Disney's Beach Club Resort or Disney's Polynesian Village Resort also sleep 5 people and you'll be in a Disney Deluxe category hotel that comes with better amenities. Deluxe resorts are close to at least one Theme Park which is another great benefit.
Each of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort buildings have Character themed rooms designed to make you feel like you are a character in one of four beloved animated films. Family Suites sleep up to six and feature three sleeping areas, two bathrooms and a kitchenette.
The master bedroom has 1 queen size bed and a double-size sleeper sofa in the living room. There's also a double-size murphy bed that can be converted into a dining table as well.
The kitchenette leaves a lot to be desired. It's little more than a plastic cart with a mini-fridge on the bottom, a microwave on top, and a very tiny sink. It's worth noting that all rooms at Walt Disney World hotels have a mini-fridge and sink. And microwaves can be requested at no extra cost thoughout Walt Disney World.
Standard Rooms (inspired by The Little Mermaid) sleep up to four Guests plus one child under age 3 in a crib. These rooms sell out months in advance. It's worth noting that they are extremely far from the and lobby and transportation.
When booking a Family Suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, be sure to specify the theme you want. If you leave it undefined, you will likely get the Lion King section - this building has a playground instead of a pool, but guests staying at Art of Animation are welcome to use any of the pools at this resort.
There are 3 pools at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, each near one of the themed areas. The Lion King area does not have a pool nearby, it offers a Lion-King themed playground instead. The feature pool is quite large and plays Disney tunes under water, pretty neat!
There is no table service restaurant at Disney's Art of Animation Resort but the Landscape of Flavors food court is big enough to handle crowds well. There's also a focus on healthy, fresh options - one of the better food courts at any Walt Disney World hotel.
Room service is not available but pizza delivery from Disney is an option but it's truly terrible.
Complimentary bus service is provided to all Walt Disney World theme parks. Taxis are readily available. Art of Animation Resort is located near ESPN Wide World of Sports. Also nearby is Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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In Each Room
- Mini Fridge
- Flat TV with Disney Programming
- In-Room Safe
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Vanity Area
- Wireless Internet
- Pack 'N Play Playard
Address for Disney's Art of Animation Resort
1850 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Disney's Art of Animation Resort Phone Number
Updated June 2018, Darren Wittko