Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a value resort located near the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort, directly across the lake from Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Resort Overview

Disney’s Art of Animation resort is a great value resort offering accommodations for larger families. The resort opened in 2012 and features both standard rooms and family suites with one of four Disney-Pixar themes: Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Cars, or The Little Mermaid.  This is also one of the dog-friendly options at the Walt Disney World Resort, for an additional fee of $50 per night.

The resort celebrates the magic of Disney animation and brings characters to life with larger-than-life statues throughout the resort, with many backdrops that are perfect for vacation photos. With the addition of the Disney Skyliner, this resort offers convenient access to both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.

Reasons We Love This Resort:

  • Fun theme with familiar Disney characters
  • Located along the Disney Skyliner, with easy access to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Accommodations for larger families, Family suites have 2 bathrooms
  • Largest resort pool on Disney property

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Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobby, and main pools)
  • Dining Options (quick service)
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual, and service animal accommodations)
  • Resort Airline Check-In

 

A Full Range of Accommodations

At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, there are two different room types – family suites and standard rooms. There are 1,120 family suites that sleep up to 6 adults and offer three different themes – Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and Cars. The Finding Nemo suites are closest to the resort’s main building and amenities, including the Disney Skyliner stop. There are also 864 standard rooms, with The Little Mermaid theme. There are approximately 200 rooms that are handicap accessible.

 Room Types

Little Mermaid Standard Room:

  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of the Courtyard, Pool, or Parking Area
  • 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed

 

Cars Family Suite:

  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of the Courtyard, Pool, or Parking Area
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double-Size Table Bed, and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa

 

The Lion King Family Suite:

  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of the Courtyard, Pool, or Parking Area
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double-Size Table Bed, and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa

 

Finding Nemo Family Suite:

  • Sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Views of the Courtyard, Pool, or Parking Area
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double-Size Table Bed, and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa

 

Dining Information

Landscape of Flavors

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this food court area provides a variety of dining options. Menu items include hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches, and more.

The Drop Off Pool Bar

Located at the main pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, relax with a cocktail, sangria, or other beverage under the thatched hut.

 

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

Pools

The Big Blue Pool is the largest hotel pool at the Walt Disney World Resort. Just keep swimming at this zero-entry pool inspired by the beloved Disney-Pixar movie, Finding Nemo.

The Cozy Cone Pool is inspired by the Disney-Pixar hit Cars. Enjoy cabanas in the shape of cozy cones or hang out with the life-sized models of all of your favorite Cars friends! Then, take a dip in this relaxing and kid-friendly 74,740-gallon pool.

The Flippin’ Fins Pool is inspired by The Little Mermaid, complete with Sebastian and his “Under the Sea” orchestra! This 103,642-gallon pool is the perfect spot to let all of your cares swim away as you take a dip or relax poolside.

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Pixel Play Arcade

Enjoy video games, pinball, air hockey, and more at this arcade located near the Mara Cafe. The arcade is open daily. Purchase your game card using cash or credit card and then refill it as you please to use at any of the other Walt Disney World Resort arcades.

Movies Under the Stars

After a day at the parks, enjoy complimentary movie screenings under the stars. The screenings take place on select nights, on the grassy area located between The Lion King building and the Finding Nemo building.

Playground

Kids will love climbing and playing at the Righteous Reef playground. It is in the Finding Nemo courtyard.

Jogging Trail

Head out for a relaxing run or walk on a 1.38-mile trail around the Art of Animation Resort.

 

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Transportation

Get around Walt Disney World Resort with ease using these convenient, complimentary transportation options.

How to get to each park:

While staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, you may be wondering how you can get to each park using the free transportation systems offered at Walt Disney World. We have it broken down for you:

  • Magic Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to the Magic Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • EPCOT: The Disney Skyliner takes guests to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, with a quick transfer to EPCOT.  This runs until approximately 1 hour after the park closes. In the event of inclement weather, buses are available.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The Disney Skyliner takes guests to Disney’s Caribbean Beach, with a quick transfer to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It runs until approximately an hour after the park closes. In the event of inclement weather, buses are available.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney Springs and Water Parks: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney Springs and the water parks nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after Disney Springs or the water park close.

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $15 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this resort.

Art of Animation Resort Map

 

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