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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Guide

Art of Animation Resort

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. For example, buildings are themed to The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Cars animated films. Guests of all ages 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. In addition, this resort features room types for almost every party size and preference—including 1,9284 themed standard rooms or family suites. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is in the value category of resorts at Walt Disney World. For example, guests can find rates at this resort as low as $213 per night during certain nights of the year!

How to Make Room Requests

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Rooms

Family Suite at Art of Animation

1,984 Rooms in all
The 864 rooms within The Little Mermaid buildings are sea-inspired with an eye towards value. Likewise, the Little Mermaid building has outside walkways similar to Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s All Star Resorts. Square footage in the Little Mermaid 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. In addition, 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
  • 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


Disney’s Art of Animation Cars Room




Disney’s Art of Animation Finding Nemo Room


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 2 double beds or 1 King bed
Flat Panel TV – ABC, Disney Channel, Check the TV channel guide for more
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

Disney’s Art of Animation Little Mermaid Room



Located in 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. Also, 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.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is also participating in a pilot program to allow dogs to stay with their families in select Disney World Resort Hotels.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Dining Options


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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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Recreation


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

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

For a fun and more relaxing way to spend a day during your visit to Walt Disney World, each resort hosts Poolside Activities each day from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m. However, pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool. Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by the resort, examples of what you might find include trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, bingo, and more.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Shopping

Ink and Paint Shop is the place to browse for Disney merchandise and vacation necessities. A Character Artist will be on hand for custom sketches. There will also be pre-drawn sketch art available. Furthermore, package pick-up counter for guests to conveniently pick up the items they have purchased in the parks.

Look at all your vacation photos by visiting the Photopasspage. These professional pictures can make a great souvenir for home!

Disney autograph bookSave money and buy official Disney Park merchandise and souvenirs before you leave home.  Disney Shopping has autograph books, character plush, travel accessories and many  items that will make your vacation even more magical.  Shop before you leave home to save time and money!


Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Transportation

Complimentary Overnight Self-Parking

Disney Bus Service

Disney’s bus service is available to and from this resort to theme parks, water parks, plus Disney Springs.
In addition, 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 a dedicated entrance in Animation Hall.

Disney Skyliner

The Disney Skyliner service is a gondola system connecting Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and select resorts.

A Disney Skyliner station is located on Hourglass lake in between Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and can be accessed via Generation Gap Bridge.

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 – 20-30 minutes by Skyliner, 19 by car
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 20-30 minutes by Skyliner, 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

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Childcare

There are no on-site childcare options available for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.  However, Kid’s Nite Out, an in-room child care service, is available at all resorts for children 6 months to 12 years old.  Services are available 24/7.  

The Walt Disney World Dolphin offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.  Camp Dolphin

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort VIP Top Tips

This section is sponsored by the Disney experts at The Magic for Less Travel, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

Take advantage of the 3 swimming pools: The Big Blue Pool is the feature pool located in the Finding Nemo courtyard. The Flippin’ Fins Pool is located in The Little Mermaid courtyard, and the Cozy Cone Pool is located in the Cars courtyard.

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.

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.

Cabanas: The Cozy Cone Pool has 8 cone-shaped cabanas, which are complimentary on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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