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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Resort Type: Value Disney Resorts

Rooms: 2000 Part of DVC: No
Avg. Room Size: 277 - 565 sq.ft
Max. Guests /Room: 6 guests per family room.

1850 Century Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney's Art of Animation Resort opened in 2012 and features 2,000 rooms, themed around Disney and Pixar Animation.

There are 1,120 "family suites" and 864 "standard rooms". 

The resort rooms are all themed around Disney and Pixar animated classics and are split into four themed areas:

  • Finding Nemo - (Family Suites) - opened May 31 2012
  • Cars - (Family Suites) - opened June 18 2012
  • Lion King - (Family Suites) - opened August 10 2012
  • Little Mermaid - (Value Rooms) - opened September 15 2012

Unlike Disney's other value resorts, Art of Animation is the first to feature mainly Family Rooms, as most have opted for a standard room featuring two twin beds. 

The layout of the resort is very similar to its neighboring Disney's Pop Century resort, right down to the positioning of the blocks of rooms and the main reception building. It was initially going to be an extension of the Pop Century resort, however construction was halted in the early 2000s, and Disney changed their plans, to create the Art of Animation Resort. You can still walk across the bridge to the Pop Century resort, and many guests choose to share the facilities at both resorts.

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Disney's Art of Animation Resort Amenities

  • Babysitting and Childcare Services
  • Coin-based Laundry facilities located at both pools
  • Free Wireless Internet Access
  • Valet Service Cleaning
  • Express Check-out
  • Luggage Service (hourly)
  • 3x Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Poolside bar
  • Voice Mail
  • Refrigerator rental
  • Maid Service (Daily)
  • ATM Machine
  • Refillable Mugs
  • Ink and Paint Gift Shop

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Rooms

The family suite rooms each sleep six guests and have a master bedroom and three separate sleeping areas. One of the unique features of these rooms is the "Inovabed", a table that converts into a bed in seconds. 

Each family room has a kitchenette, two bathrooms and the usual amenities such as a safe, luggage rack, table, chairs, flat-screen television, etc. 

Art of Animation Room Plan 1 Art of Animation Room Plan 2
Value Room Floor Plan Family Suite Floor Plan


Disney's Art of Animation Resort Recreation

There are 4 courtyard areas at the resort, each inspired by one of the four Disney animated films featured as room themes. There is a main pool in the Finding Nemo area, which is in front of the main resort reception and food court building. Two slightly smaller pools are located at the Cars and Little Mermaid areas.

Other recreation includes a games arcade ("Pixel Play Arcade") in the main building, a 1.38 mile long jogging/walking trail, the "Righteous Reef Playground" in the Finding Nemo courtyard and nightly Disney movies played by the pool on a big screen 

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Transport

A large bus terminal is located in front of the resorts main building, with stops for each park. The busses operate from one-hour before parks open and then up to and hour after they close. Busses to Downtown Disney operate until 2:00am.

TIP: Sometimes the Disney Bus service can be a bit slow. It's sometimes quicker to jump on a bus to the Pop Century resort, as its only over the bridge from the Art of Animation.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Dining

The resort doesn't have a table-service restaurant, however it does have a large counter-service food court, the Landscape Cafe, which offers a bright and spacious dining area and a huge selection of foods, each split into four individually themed stations. a "Grab 'n Go" market is also available.

Some of the items offered include pizzas, rotisserie chicken, pasta, barbecued ribs, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, fruit and more. 

There is also a poolside bar, located by the main pool which offers a range of beverages and light snacks.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort News