Art of Animation Resort

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The Art of Animation Resort is located in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Resort area and houses 1,120 family suites and 864 rooms.  Family suites are able to accommodate up to 6 guests and have 2 separate bathrooms and 3 sleeping areas.  This is the newest resort on Disney property, and is quite popular, especially with families!  We can see why-Disney’s favorite characters come to life here!  With Nemo, the Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Cars all theming this resort, you’re sure to get a taste of Disney magic and a great price!

  • All rooms will have an in-room refrigerator, cable or satellite TV, internet access (at extra charge), 2 full size beds (or suites will have 2 convertible beds and a full size bed in the master bedroom area), and the main building features a store where you can purchase souvenirs and sundries.
  • There are walking paths, video arcade, playgrounds, and interactive water play area, There are 3 pools the largest in the Finding Nemo area, and the other two in the Cars and Little Mermaid courtyards, As with all bus-only resorts, you may want to consider taking a taxi to early breakfast reservations in parks or other hotels (bus services usually do not begin until an hour prior to park opening).
  • Total property size: 87 acres
  • For the first time ever at any Disney resort hotel,  in-room décor pieces may be purchased at the gift shop. Ink & Paint Shop offers such items as the “Bruce” shower curtain or cozy cone lamps
  • Guests can enjoy the convenience of a self-service business center, the first one to be offered at a value resort
  • The Pixel Play arcade is cashless; but instead uses a swipe card with recharging stations.

As far as dining options go, you can use your Disney Dining Plan counter service credits at the Landscape of Flavors food court.  The Landscape of Flavors offers a myriad of options for all breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  One great thing about the Landscape of Flavors is their focus on “make your own” foods, healthy options, and smoothies.

To get to all the Disney parks from the Art of Animation Resort, you will need to board a Disney bus.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a fun, whimsical, family friendly resort.  Since it is priced in the Value tier of Disney resorts, it offers reasonable options for families who are traveling on a budget.

Overall, we give Art of Animation Resort an “A”.


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10 thoughts on “Art of Animation Resort

  1. Stayed there April 2014, amazing hotel!
    For the price at about 128 per night and the convience of typical Disney resorts, I highly recommend it.

  2. We just back from the AOA resort. It was amazing. We stayed in the Little Mermaid part. 1 because our daughter really wanted to, and 2 because there is only 3 of us we don’t need a huge room. I do have to say though I wish Disney had made some smaller rooms of the Lion King and Nemo. It is not fair that we had to be so far away from all the resort action. It’s like we got punished for not paying more money for the bigger rooms. Not too fair

  3. We stayed here last September. I can not say enough good things about this resort. I have two boys and we stayed in a Cars Suite. The decor in the room and all around the resort are so fun, the boys loved just walking around the resort. Make sure not to miss going underwater in the Nemo pool where you can listen to music under the water, very cool. My boys don’t typically put their heads in the water, but they did our whole trip. The food in the dining area was a nice change from the typical quick service fare. The highlight for my now 8 year old was the pull down bed with the nightlight built in.

  4. We stayed here this past October. It was our first stay in a Value resort. We were in Little Mermaid section. The walk to the bus stop and food area wasn’t bad. We had a pool near us, but did visit the bigger pool area which is really nice. We enjoyed our stay.

  5. We stayed here in Febuary what a neat place to stay.We stayed in a little mermaid room. Was very nice.

  6. We loved this resort, been there on Oct 2012 and had a blast. Stayed in a Nemo suite and had plenty of room.

  7. Am looking forward to staying at Art of Animation resort for our 1st time on our next trip!

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