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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Hollywood Studios® Area ·
1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

About Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Celebrate animation in one of the fun Finding Nemo, Cars or Lion King family suites. Tadpoles will love the incredibly themed Big Blue Pool!
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Amenities

  • Monorail Transport
  • Boat Transport
  • Bus Transport
  • Skyliner Transport
  • Suites
  • Waterslide
  • Quick Service
  • Table Service
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Early Theme Park Entry
  • Free 2025 Water Park Admission on Arrival Day

Disney's Hollywood Studios® 0.9mi
EPCOT® 1.4mi
Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park 3.2mi
Magic Kingdom® Park 5.3mi
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Rooms Offered at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Standard1 Room

Additional Details
In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock 
  • Mini Fridge 
  • Flat TV with Disney Programming 
  • Hairdryer 
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Telephone 
  • Vanity Area 
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Pack 'N Play Playard (available upon request)
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The Little Mermaid Standard Room

  • 2 double beds or 1 king bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Standard5 Rooms

Additional Details
In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock 
  • Mini Fridge 
  • Flat TV with Disney Programming 
  • Hairdryer 
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Telephone 
  • Vanity Area 
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Pack 'N Play Playard (available upon request)
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The Little Mermaid Standard Room - Hearing Accessible

  • 1 king bed, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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The Little Mermaid Standard Room - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 1 king bed, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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The Little Mermaid Standard Room - Hearing Accessible

  • 2 double beds, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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The Little Mermaid Standard Room - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 2 double beds, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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The Little Mermaid Standard Room - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 2 double beds, wheelchair accessible with roll-in shower and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Suite4 Rooms

Additional Details
In Each Suite:
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Alarm Clock
  • Flat TV with Disney Programming
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Vanity Area
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pack 'N Play Playard (available upon request)
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Family Suite

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size table bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
  • Theme is assigned upon check in
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The Lion King Family Suites

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size table bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Cars Family Suites

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size table bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Finding Nemo Family Suites

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size table bed and 1 double-size sleeper sofa
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Suite9 Rooms

Additional Details
In Each Suite:
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Alarm Clock
  • Flat TV with Disney Programming
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Vanity Area
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pack 'N Play Playard (available upon request)
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Cars Family Suites - Hearing Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Cars Family Suite - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Cars Family Suites - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, wheelchair accessible with roll-in shower and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Finding Nemo Family Suites - Hearing Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Finding Nemo Family Suites - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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Finding Nemo Family Suites - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, wheelchair accessible with roll-in shower and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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$657
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The Lion King Family Suites - Hearing Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, hearing accessible with visual alarms and notifications
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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$612
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The Lion King Family Suites - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table bed, wheelchair accessible with roll-in shower and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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$612
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The Lion King Family Suites - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 1 queen bed, 1 double-size sleeper sofa and 1 double-size table tent, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the courtyard, pool or parking area
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$612
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FROG FAMILY REVIEW
Disney's Art of Animation Resort*

What we love

  • At 277 sq. ft, standard rooms are the largest of all the Value Resort Hotels!
  • Frogtastically themed rooms based on “The Little Mermaid”, “Cars’”, “Finding Nemo” and “The Lion King”.
  • Family suites sleep up to six and feature three sleeping areas, two bathrooms and a kitchenette.
  • The Big Blue Pool is the largest pool on property and a Frog Family Favorite complete with underwater speakers and zero-entry edges.
  • The food court offers a create-your-own-pasta bar, freshly-made smoothies and mouthwatering gelato options.
  • It’s the only Value Resort Hotel to offer a business center!
  • One of the few Value Hotel Resorts that offer suites accessible via interior hallways, making it feel less “motel-like”.
  • Easy access to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (including Galaxy’s Edge!) and other resorts via the Disney Skyliner gondola system!
  • Dog-friendly accommodations are available so that the entire family can enjoy some vacation time.
  • Free parking!

Keep in Mind

  • It’s one of the higher-priced Value Resort Hotels.
  • Don’t froget to book early as it books out quickly during busier seasons!
  • “The Lion King” themed-suites don’t have their own quiet pool, but they are close to the Big Blue Pool or the “Little Mermaid” quiet pool.

Notable Facts

  • The floors and dinnerware in Landscape of Flavors (the in-house food court) are all made from recyclable materials.
  • The Resort’s swimming pools are so big they could fit 125 cars inside all of them!
  • The arcade is cashless and uses a “swipe card” complete with recharging stations.
  • The landscape perfectly matches the themes in each section, such as ocean-looking plants in “Finding Nemo” and desert-like plants in “Cars”.
  • The Big Blue Pool is the only saltwater pool on property.
  • “Finding Nemo” are the most popular suites!

Frog Family Tips

  • Be sure to visit the lobby mural, which shows the evolution of beloved Disney animations all the way from sketches to final art!
  • Arrive early to get a cone-themed cabana at the “Cars” pool — they are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • We toadally recommend upgrading to a suite if you can swing it, even if you don’t need the extra space.

Best For

  • Families, especially those who have more than four people in their party, looking for a Value Resort Hotel with deluxe-level theming.

*The views and opinions expressed here are those of Undercover Tourist.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Information

Grab the whole family and hop inside Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, a Frog Family Favorite hotel at Walt Disney World Resort! This Value Resort features over 1,100 family suites and standard guestrooms, all specially themed based on some beloved Disney films.

Tadpoles and adult frogs alike will love exploring this animation-inspired resort and everything it has to offer. From gazing at the stunning artwork in the lobby, to admiring detailed courtyards, to taking a plunge in the Big Blue Pool (the largest resort pool in Walt Disney World Resort) or any of the other themed pools, this frogtastic resort has some deluxe amenities at amazing value-pricing. This resort is also connected to various parks and other resorts with the Disney Skyliner, a fun gondola-style transportation method that gives you a birds-eye view of the magic!

Don’t froget to check out the themed rooms and choose your favorite from:

  • “Finding Nemo” Family Suites
  • “Cars” Family Suites
  • “The Lion King” Family Suites
  • “The Little Mermaid” Standard Rooms
EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK BENEFITS:
  • Early Theme Park Entry for Resort Hotel Guests - guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks—for each day of your stay, subject to capacity.
  • Start Your Stay with a Water Park Day in 2025 - Unwind and start your vacation as soon as you arrive! Registered Disney Resort hotel guests arriving in 2025 can enjoy water park admission to either Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park on check-in day—included with your stay!

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 1,120 Family Suites
  • 864 Guest Rooms 
  • Accessible rooms available
  • Non-smoking establishment 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
 Dining:
  • Landscape of Flavors, food court 
  • The Drop Off Pool Bar, poolside bar
Recreation:
  • 3 Pools - The Big Blue Pool, Cozy Cone Pool, and Flippin' Fins Pool
  • Children's water play area
  • Arcade
  • Children's playground
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Jogging trail
  • Arcade
  • Fishing (available at the nearby marina)
Motorcoach transportation:
  • Disney Theme Parks
  • Disney Water Parks
  • Disney Springs™
  • Official Walt Disney World® Hotels (requires one transfer at a Disney Theme Park or Disney Springs™)
Gondola transportation:
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • The International Gateway at Epcot
  • Select Disney Resort hotels: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort

Other Services:

  • ATM
  • Mail services
  • Merchandise location (gifts, sundries)
  • Dry cleaning and laundry service

General Walt Disney World® Resort Benefits

Staying on-site at an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel gives you several great complimentary benefits, including free transportation and more. 

The Frog Family absolutely loves staying on-site not just for the fun themes and Disney atmosphere of the hotels, but also for the convenient amenities. Some of the other complimentary benefits include:

  • Convenient Proximity - You can easily go back to your hotel from the parks if you need a break or want to relax at the pool. It's just as easy to head back to the parks after relaxing at your hotel for a couple of hours.
  • Free Park Transportation - Overnight self-parking at the hotel is free and depending on which Official Walt Disney World® Hotel you stay at, you'll have access to the Disney Skyliner, monorails, water launch and/or bus transportation. Many of the Official Walt Disney World® Hotels are also within walking distance to the parks and other resorts.
  • Early Access to Dining Reservations - Disney Resort guests can make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for their entire vacation 60 days in advance, giving them the earliest access to the most popular restaurants such as Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest.
  • Free Wi-Fi - When staying on-site, you'll have access to complimentary wi-fi, available in your room and select public areas, such as the pools, arcades, restaurants and more.
  • Recreation and Fitness Activities - Disney Resort hotels offer a variety of wellness activities through Disney Family Wellness. Some favorites include dancing to Disney songs, family fun walks and, yes, even pickleball!
  • Travel Light with MagicBands - Guests of Official Walt Disney World® Hotels can check out MagicBands that let them into the theme parks, unlock their Disney Resort hotel room, link Disney PhotoPass photos, make purchases and more – just with a tap of their band! Disney Resort hotel guests also have the option to purchase a MagicBand+ at a special discount before they arrive for their stay, allowing them to be an interactive part of the magic.
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Mobility Features for Guests with Mobility Disabilities:
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Route in Room
  • Grab Bars at Toilet and in Shower

Optional Communication Features for Guests with Hearing Disabilities Include:

  • Visual Alarm
  • Visual Door Knock/Doorbell Alert
  • Visual Telephone Call Alert
  • Telephone with Volume Control
  • Electrical Outlet Near Telephone Jack
  • TTY Available Upon Request at Check-In

These features are guaranteed and do not require an extra charge

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