Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Guide

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1850 Animation Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8400
Telephone: (407) 938-7000
Fax: (407) 938-7070

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Value Resort Classification
Located in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios resort area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort invites you to become a part of your favorite animated films. Each one of the Disney’s Art of Animation Resort 3-story buildings designed to make you feel like you are part of one of 4 beloved animated films. Buildings are themed to The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney·Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Cars animated films. Kids and kids at heart can romp through one of the 4 courtyards—one courtyard for each film—where there are icons and sculptures to interact with and play around. The resort features room types for almost every party size and preference—including 1,9284 themed standard rooms or family suites. This resort is adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at the Art of Animation Resort during your visit.

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Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

1,984 Rooms in all
The 864 rooms within The Little Mermaid buildings are sea-inspired with an eye towards value. Little Mermaid building has outside walkways. Square footage in the standard rooms is 277 sq feet.
The 1,120 family suites within The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo buildings exclusively feature suites which accommodate up to six guests. The Finding Nemo, Cars and Lion King buildings all have interior hallways. Square footage in the family suites is 565 sq. feet. Family suites include:

• 2 separate bathrooms
• A master bedroom
• Mini-kitchen with microwave, compact refrigerator & coffee maker
• 2 Flat panel TVs
• 3 separate sleeping areas within the living space, which includes an “Inovabed”—an impressive piece of furniture that transforms from a generously sized dining or work table to a comfortable double bed in seconds, Queen-size bed and double-size sleeper sofa.

Suite Layout
Standard Rooms accommodate four (4) people, plus a child under 3.
Handicap accessible rooms feature wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and rooms designed for the hearing impaired.
Room views overlook the parking lot, courtyard or pool area
Standard rooms have exterior hallways
Stairs and elevators are available
Standard room features two double beds or King bed
Flat panel TV with Disney Programming
Voice mail
Complimentary wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) Pack ‘n Play Playard Available
In-room Safe
Iron and Iron Board
Beverage Cooler

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Room Layout

Located at the Main Lobby in the Animation Hall building, the concierge can help you purchase Disney Theme Park and Disney Water Park tickets, make dining reservations and secure show seats. An ATM Machine located in the lobby of Animation Hall.

Guest Laundries are located at each pool area (Cars, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid). Guest Laundry is cashless and uses the Guest Key to the World card to charge back to room account.

Pay telephones and house phones are located in Animation Hall and on the first floor of every Guest building. All Guest buildings have an ice machine on every floor.

Self serve business center is available in Animation Hall including computer stations, printers, and fax.

Dining Options at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


Landscape of Flavors Food Court

Landscape of Flavors Food Court
Pop Art Pizza Delivery
The Drop Off Pool Bar (located in the Finding Nemo courtyard by the feature pool)

Rapid-Fill (refillable) Mugs are available for purchase at the Landscape of Flavors Food Court and The Drop Off Pool Bar.


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Recreation at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


Nemo Pool

Three pools – the main Big Blue Pool and 2 quiet pools, including the Flippin’ Fins Pool in The Little Mermaid courtyard and the Cozy Cone Pool in the Cars courtyard

Big Blue PoolRighteous Reef Playground

Righteous Reef playground – Finding Nemo courtyard
The Boneyard playground – The Lion King courtyard
Schoolyard Sprayground water play area – Finding Nemo courtyard.
Pixel Play Arcade in Animation Hall
1.38-mile Jogging Trail
Nightly movies by the Big Blue Pool

Shopping Locations at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


Ink and Paint

Located in Animation Hall, the Ink and Paint Shop is the place to browse for Disney merchandise and vacation necessities. A Character Artist wil be on hand for custom sketches. There will also be pre drawn sketch art available. Package pick up counter for guest to conveniently pickup the items they have purchased in the parks.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Transportation

Disney’s bus service is available to and from this resort at Animation Hall.
The resort has its own dedicated bus and does not share with Pop Century.
Inside Resort Airline Check-In area with dedicated entrance in Animation Hall.

Transportation Times Between Art of Animation and Disney Destinations

These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.

Magic Kingdom – 24 minutes by bus, 31 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 20 minutes by bus, 19 by car
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 18 minutes by bus, 18 by car
Animal Kingdom – 22 minutes, 18 by car
Disney Springs – 20 minutes by bus, 15 by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 19 minutes by bus, 11 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 20 minutes by bus, 13 minutes by car

Resort Childcare

No on-site child care facility. In-room child care is available at all resorts.


Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Photo Gallery

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort VIP Top Tips

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The standard rooms at Art of Animation are right on the edge of Pop Century. Just take the path across the bridge and you are there!

At Art of Animation, make sure to walk around the Cars area at night, it’s very cool all lit up!

If you’re on the dining plan and eating at Landscape of Flavors at Art of Animation, and you want a gelato for dessert, let them know at the register. They will either mark your receipt or give you a token to go back and get your gelato after dinner so it doesn’t melt while you’re eating your meal.

I think the food courts at both Pop Century and Art of Animation are some of the best food courts on Disney property. They both offer some really unique things. Since the resorts are so close in proximity, you can always walk to the other resort to enjoy their food court.

The path near the water and across the Generation Gap Bridge is a really nice walk.

There are many icons that make for great photo ops!

If you are at a park waiting for a bus for Art of Animation and one for Pop Century comes first (or vice versa), take the bus and just walk the short distance from one resort to the other.

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