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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 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

1850 Animation Way Lake Buena Vista FL 32830

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 roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request), a theme park shuttle, and an area shuttle are complimentary for guests. Onsite parking is complimentary.

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

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

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

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

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must pre-book Disney's Magical Express, a complimentary transfer from the Orlando airport to the hotel. This service picks up and delivers luggage directly to guestrooms for those arriving between 5 AM - 10 PM. Guests must claim their own bags after hours. For more details and to book transfer service, contact the resort directly using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.
Complimentary Resort Airline Check-In Service allows eligible guests flying on participating airlines and staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels to check luggage and receive boarding passes at the hotel. Guests flying on participating airlines and arriving through Disney’s Magical Express are automatically enrolled in the service. Guests must call 407-284-1231 (5 AM - 11 PM) to pay luggage fees prior to check-in, or guests can check bags at the airport. For additional information, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 3 per person (approximately)
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.

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.

Spring Events and Attractions at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests staying at this Resort Hotel can enjoy the following events and attractions at Walt Disney World Resort in Spring 2016 (theme park tickets required):

  • Seasonal foods during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival March 2 - May 30, 2016
  • Experience the Star Wars™ saga with new and enhanced attractions, entertainment, and dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • New nighttime experiences debuting April 22, 2016 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Guests may purchase discounted Disney theme park tickets via the "Things to Do" section of this Web site. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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