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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with 3 outdoor pools and free theme park shuttle

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Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities

In Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

This family-friendly Walt Disney World Resort hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is within 2 miles (3 km) of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney’s BoardWalk. Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot® are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Finding Nemo-themed pool

This resort honors the rich history and stunning artistry of Disney animation and features a Finding Nemo-themed outdoor pool, the largest in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, and there's a free shuttle to the theme park.

Spacious, Disney-themed family suites

All 1984 of the resort's family-friendly suites are brightly decorated with scenes and characters from classic Disney movies and offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and hair dryers. Other home comforts include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features 3 outdoor pools, including one with a fun Finding Nemo theme. Guests of all ages will love the American and international fare on offer at the Landscape of Flavors restaurant, and parents can relax with a drink at the welcoming poolside bar. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

A theme park shuttle is complimentary for guests. Onsite parking is available at a surcharge.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has designated areas for smoking.

  • Express check-in 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 1984 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 11 
  • Arcade/game room 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Phone 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Flat-panel TV 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Landscape of Flavors - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Things to Do

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
Pet Policy: Reservations in the Cars Family Suites and The Little Mermaid Standard Room booked after October 15, 2017 for arrivals through October 15, 2018 may include up to 2 dogs per room (surcharge). Pets are not permitted in any other room category. Guests must request a dog-friendly room at time of booking, or by contacting the property in advance of arrival. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD $13.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Animation Art Resort
  • Animation Resort
  • Art Animation
  • Art Animation Resort
  • Disney's Animation
  • Disney's Animation Resort
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort Hotel
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort Hotel Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort Lake Buena Vista

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay:

  • First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required)
  • Extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required)
  • Complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks
  • Complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants
  • Complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms
  • Resort Hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences
Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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