Disney Art of Animation Resort

Disney Art of Animation Resort Sign

Resort Overview

Disney Art of Animation Resort is the newest Disney value resort. The property offers quality, family-friendly accommodations for a reasonable price. The family suites afford more options for large families or those seeking a little extra room or privacy, but you will pay a higher premium. This hotel is a great choice for families and those looking for budget accommodations in Walt Disney World.

Disney Art of Animation Entry

The Art of Animation is our recommendation for best value resort on Walt Disney World property

What's Special

  • Brand new in 2012
  • The largest pool on Disney property. It is a beautiful, huge pool with zero-entry and underwater sound system
  • Value priced
  • Disney family suites, sleeping up to six
  • Great theming 
  • Good service
  • Nicely situated on a lake across from Pop Century Resort

The Downside

  • Resort is spread out. Long walks from some sections, especially the Little Mermaid area
  • Small rooms and lack of interior hallways in the Little Mermaid section
  • Little Mermaid rooms are small
  • Family suites are somewhat expensive
  • Fewer amenities than moderate or deluxe Disney properties
  • Distant from Magic Kingdom
  • Minimal playgrounds
  • No hot tub
  • No full service restaurant
  • Lack of peace and quiet for those seeking solitude

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Art of Animation Art Work

Resort Areas

The Art of Animation resort has excellent theming. The property immerses you right in the animated classic Disney movies. The resort features four separately themed areas from the movies.

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Disney Art of Animation Resort

The Basics

New Disney family suites are featured on this property. The resort has a total of 1120 family suites in the Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo sections. Suites can accommodate up to six guests plus and infant in a crib.

Suites feature:

  • Bedroom
  • Living area
  • Kitchenette area
  • Two bathrooms

The Little Mermaid section hosts 864 standard hotel rooms that sleep four plus an infant in a crib.

Animation Hall

Art of Animation Resort Check In

Animation Hall is the main building at the center of the resort. Animation Hall contains the colorful check-in and concierge area that is decked out with a rainbow of lights.

Disney Art of Animation Resort Sketches

Animation Hall hosts Pixel Play arcade, Ink and Paint gift shop and the Landscape of Flavors food court. Sketches from the animation movies are in display in the lobby.

Art of Animation Resort Drawings

This resort offers excellent customer service we have come to expect from Disney.

Art of Animation Light Fixture


View of Disneys Art of Animation Resort

Nestled on the shores of Hour Glass Lake across the Pop Century resort, the resort was originally planned as an expansion of the Pop Century. A pleasant 1.38 mile long jogging path circles the resort and a bridge crosses over the Generation Gap Bridge to the Disney Pop Century Resort.

View of Pop Century from Art of Animation Resort

The newest Disney value resort hotel pulls you directly into the story. The Disney Art of Animation Resort makes you feel as though you are a character in one of the movies. The buildings, pools and landscaping in each area are themed.

Art of Animation Resort Cars Area

Buildings feature rudimentary storyboard sketches that reflect the development of the stories. Other buildings are richly painted and act as scenic backdrops to their respective storyline.

View of Art of Animation Resort from Pop Century

Large icons from the movies adorn the resort. The images are visually appealing and kid-friendly, not gaudy like other value resort icons.

Art of Animation Resort King Triton

Landscaping, albeit immature, is themed as only Disney can do it. Like other areas of Walt Disney World, the landscaping matches the theme. The Cars area is a dry, dusty desert. Finding Nemo transports you under the sea with seagrasses, while the Little Mermaid area feels like a rustic seaside. The Lion King section has a jungle-like feel.

Art of Animation Finding Nemo Fish


Art of Animation features three pools. The centerpiece Big Blue Pool in the Nemo area is the largest pool on Walt Disney World property. With zero entry and an underwater sound system, the pool is truly special.

Two smaller quiet pools are located in the Little Mermaid and Cars areas of the Disney Art of Animation Resort.

Art of Animation Big Blue Pool

Disney Art of Animation Resort is fun! Come for a visit and be transported into the Disney animated classic movies.

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