Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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Pick up a drawing utensil, because this remarkable storybook resort inserts guest right into the heart of animation.
  • Main Details

  • Category Value Resort
  • Website Art of Animation Resort
  • AAA Rating 3 Diamond
  • Address 1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, 32830
  • Phone (407) 938-7000
  • Fax 407-938-7070
  • Disney Operated
  • Resort Information

  • Number of Rooms 1120 suites, 864 rooms
  • Check In Time 3pm
  • Check Out Time 11am
  • Convention Space
  • Pools

  • Feature Pool
  • Pool Slide
  • Hot Tub
  • Quiet Pool
  • Pool-side Activities
  • Transportation

  • Magical Express
  • Bus Transport
  • Monorail
  • Water Craft
  • Free Parking at Theme Parks
  • Overnight Self-parking Fee $13 per night
  • Valet Parking
  • Airline Check-In
  • Dining and Lounges

  • Signature Dining
  • Table Service
  • Quick Service
  • Food Court
  • Character Dining
  • 24h Restaurant
  • Room Service Pizza - 4pm to 12am
  • 24h Room Service
  • Pool Bar
  • Indoor Bar
  • Room Types

  • Price Range $105 - $197
  • Standard
  • Preferred
  • Pool View
  • Special View
  • Club Level
  • Suites
  • Special Themed
  • Interior Corridors
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Important Dates

  • Opening May 31 2012
  • Construction Start May 2010
  • Recreation

  • Boat Rental
  • Kid's Club
  • Playground
  • Splash Playground
  • Arcade
  • Running Trail
  • Poolside Movies
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gym
  • Health Spa
  • Room Information

  • Balcony
  • Safe
  • Refrigerator
  • WiFi Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron and Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Bathroom Sinks 1 per bedroom

Swimming pool refurbishments begin at Disney's Art of Animation Resort in January 2022
3 years ago

Several Walt Disney World Resort hotel pool refurbishments taking place early in the new year
7 years ago

Disney to allow dogs to stay at Walt Disney World Resort hotels
7 years ago

Pools at Disney's Art of Animation Resort closing for refurbishment beginning next week
9 years ago

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Cozy Cone Pool closed for refurbishment Feb 07, 2018 to Feb 09, 2018

Flippin' Fins Pool closed for refurbishment Jan 31, 2018 to Feb 02, 2018

The Big Blue Pool closed for refurbishment Jan 16, 2018 to Jan 19, 2018

Flippin' Fins Pool closed for refurbishment Jan 15, 2015 to Jan 16, 2015

The Big Blue Pool closed for refurbishment Jan 12, 2015 to Jan 14, 2015


Disney's Art of Animation Resort was announced on 12 May 2010.

The new resort will feature quality family suites designed around four unique themes: The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Cars and The Little Mermaid.

Located adjacent to Disney’s Pop Century Resort, the new resort will include 1,120 family suites in The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo wings, and 864 themed rooms in The Little Mermaid wings - for a total of almost 2,000 new units.

Suites will feature both a living room and a bedroom, offering added space for families.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, the 26th resort at Walt Disney World, will be one-of-a-kind, with themed building exteriors and room interiors, and larger-than-life icons from the animated films in the courtyard areas. Walt Disney World Resort currently features 25 uniquely themed, Disney owned-and-operated resort hotels with more than 26,000 guest rooms. The new resort is expected to create more than 800 construction jobs, beginning immediately.

Video tour of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation Details

  • Opening Dates: Finding Nemo suites May 31 2012, Cars suites June 18 2012, Lion King suites August 10 2012, Little Mermaid rooms September 15 2012.
  • Resort Area: Wide World of Sports area
  • Resort Category: Value
  • Resort Map

Art of Animation Room Information

Number of Rooms: 1120 suites, 864 rooms

Suites - Located in Finding Nemo, Cars, the Lion King
Rooms - Located in The Little Mermaid
Video tour of suites

Check In/Check Out: Check in 3:00 PM, check out 11:00 AM

Room Types and Sizes

Family suites are 565 sq ft and accomodate 6 guests in 2 bathrooms, master bedroom, and 3 separate sleeping areas.  The master bedroom features a queen size bed, with the living area featuring a full size sleeper sofa and full size Inova TableBed that converts from a table to bed.  The kitchenette includes a fridge, microwave and coffee maker.  2 LCD TV's are included, and the suites buildings all have interior corridors.

Value rooms are 277 sq ft and sleep 4 in rooms with either 2 double size, or 1 king size bed.

Room floor plan diagrams

Dining at Art of Animation

Counter Service

Landscape of Flavors quick servce food court, features 606 indoor dining area and outdoor seating.


The Drop Off pool bar in the Finding Nemo section

Refillable Mugs: Disney Rapid Fill Drink Mugs are sold at Food Courts and Quick Service Restaurants at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and can be used at any resort self-service beverage location. The prices of the mugs vary based on Guest preference for number of days for refills. A day consists of one calendar day, and additional days are consecutive. Learn more about Rapid Fill refillable mugs.

Recreation at Art of Animation


  • The Big Blue Pool (11,859 sq ft pool and 29,400 sq ft of deck area) - Finding Nemo section
  • Cozy Cone Pool (2498 sq ft pool and 6600 sq ft of deck area) - Cars section
  • Flippin' Fins Pool (3464 sq ft pool and 7700 sq ft of deck area) - The Little Mermaid section


Pixel Play Arcade located in Animation Hall


  • Righteous Reef playground in the FInding Nemo section
  • The Schoolyard wet play area in the Finding Nemo section
  • The Bone Yard playground in the Lion King section

Shopping at Art of Animation

Gift Shops: Ink and Paint Shop

Art of Animation Transportation

Bus: Bus stops are located outside of Animation Hall