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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

The Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World is one of the newest resorts on property. It’s considered a Value Resort (read more about resort tiers here) though it is on the more expensive end of the Value options. Art of Animation has lots of themed family suite options which are great for bigger families looking for a budget friendly hotel option. There are numerous transportation options to the parks from this resort, including the new Skyliner. Art of Animation also boasts the largest pool on Disney property!


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Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney World Resorts, Art of Animation Resort Lobby, The Little Mermaid, Cars
Art of Animation Lobby. Photo by Vacations by Justine

Rooms

There are two types of rooms available at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: Standard Rooms and Family Suites.

The Standard Rooms are all Little Mermaid themed and have either two double beds or one king bed, which sleep up to 4 adults. Little Mermaid Standard Rooms have views of the courtyard, pool or parking area. These rooms are the farthest walk from the main building, pools and busses, but it’s Disney so you’re used to lots of walking, right?

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Little Mermaid themed hotel rooms
photo from Disneyworld.com
Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Little Mermaid themed hotel rooms
photo from Disneyworld.com

The Family Suites come in three themes: Cars, Lion King, and Finding Nemo. Each Family Suite has one Queen bed in a separate bedroom, plus one double sized table bed and one double sized sleeper sofa in the common space, which sleeps up to 6 adults. The Family Suites have views of the courtyard, pool or parking areas. These rooms also have two bathrooms and a kitchenette!

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Finding Nemo themed hotel rooms, Family Suites
Finding Nemo Family Suite. Kitchenette in corner of common space. Photo from disneyworld.com
Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Cars themed hotel rooms, Family Suites
Cars Family Suite. One of two bathrooms. Photos from disneyworld.com
Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Lion King themed hotel rooms, Family Suites
Lion King Family Suite. Table bed to the left, bedroom with queen bed through doorway and living room space with pull out sofa off to the right. Photo from disneyworld.com

Dining

At Art of Animation you will find Quick Service dining. These are order at the counter and then find a table type eating options, though I’d say the food is a step up from traditional fast food.

Landscape of Flavors is the main dining area with 5 counters each offering different entrees, snacks and desserts. You fill a tray with the food you’d like and pay for everything at a separate check out line.

Art of Animation also offer in room delivery. Pizza Delivery and Beyond offers pizza, salads, chicken and more delivered to your room between 5pm and midnight.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, food court, Disney dining options, Quick Service dining
photo from disneyworld.com

The Drop Off Pool Bar is a great spot to grab an ice cream cone, a smoothie or an adult beverage.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, poolside bars
photo from Disneyworld.com

Recreation

Art of Animation has three pools available for guests. To enter the pool areas you will need to scan your MagicBand.

The Big Blue Pool is Finding Nemo themed and is the largest pool on Disney property. You’ll also find the Schoolyard Sprayground close by for younger kids as well as Squirt’s Righteous Reef for kids who like to stay dry.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney hotel pools, Finding Nemo themed pool
The Big Blue Pool. Photo by Vacations by Justine

The Cozy Cone Pool is Cars themed and is kid friendly, though quieter pool. Cone shaped cabanas are available for guests to enjoy.

Flippin Fins Pool is Little Mermaid themed; another quieter yet kid friendly pool option.

Complimentary towels are provided at all Disney Resort pools.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney hotel pools, Cars themed pool
Cozy Cone Pool. photo from disneyworld.com

At Art of Animation you’ll also find:

  • Movies Under the Stars
  • A Jogging Trail
  • A Playground
  • The Pixel Play Arcade
  • Fishing

Transportation

Art of Animation Resort is one of the stops on the new Skyliner, a gondola lift system. The Skyliner connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot parks with stops at Art of Animation Resort, Pop Century Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort and Riviera Resort. When we visited in February 2020 we never waited in line, we always just walked right on to the Skyliner. Read more about our Skyliner experience here!

Art of Animation also has Disney busses available to take you to all of the theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Skyliner, Disney transportation
photo by Vacations by Justine

Pets

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is one of four resorts on property with dog-friendly rooms. These rooms have easy access to outdoor walkways and green spaces with pet relief areas. Included in your stay in a dog-friendly room is Pluto’s Welcome Kit, which includes a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, plastic potty bags and a dog walking map. There is a $50/night fee for your dog.

Dogs are currently the only pets allowed at Art of Animation. A maximum of two dogs per guest room are allowed. Dogs are expected to be well-behaved, leashed in public areas, and up to date on vaccines.

Other than service animals, dogs are not allowed in theme parks, water parks, restaurants, pools or recreational spaces.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Finding Nemo themed hotel rooms
Outside of the Finding Nemo Family Suites. Photo by Vacations by Justine

Amenities

Amenities available at the Art of Animation Resort include:

  • In-Room Celebrations
  • Transportation to parks
  • Disney’s Magical Express
  • Disney Minnie Van Lyft Service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Online Check In
  • Resort Airline Check In
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Childcare Services
  • Designated Smoking Areas
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
  • Mail Services
  • Merchandise Delivery & Pickup

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Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Disney's Art of Animation Resort