If you are looking for a reasonable-priced resort to stay that offers a little more than the typical value resort but not as pricey as the moderate, Art of Animation Resort might just be what you need.
Art of Animation Tour
The main hub for Art of Animation Resort is Animation Hall. You will find giant sketchbooks filled with favorite Disney characters filling the walls of the lobby.
Spend time looking at all the sketch artwork on the wall and you might even catch a Disney Cast Member teaching a drawing class right inside the lobby!
Just off the main lobby is the Ink & Paint gift shop which has wonderful souvenir options along with book & magazine selections, toiletries and snacks.
Landscape of Flavors Food Court
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the food court features items such as Brats & sauerkraut, Broiled Salmon and Mongolian barbecue.
Besides the standard Disney desserts, the Art of Animation features fresh smoothies and hand-scooped gelato. If there is one thing you should get here it is the Pineapple Frost. It is like a Dole Whip milkshake.
This is by far the best resort quick service restaurant at Disney World and we will even walk over from Pop Century (its on the other side of the bridge) when we want a good meal!
Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort Room Options
- Finding Nemo Family Suites
- Cars Family Suites
- The Lion King Family Suites
- Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
Finding Nemo Family Suites
With 320 family suites, Finding Nemo is the place to be if your family needs a little more room than a traditional one room resort.
This resort sleeps up to 6 with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, double-size convertible table bed, and double-size sleeper sofa. Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen, and living area giving you plenty of room to spread out!
The theme of the movie is carried out in the living space with coral-shaped chairs and bubble ceiling lights and rusted metallic tiles in the bathrooms.
Big Blue Pool
What makes the Art of Animation Resort better than the other Value resorts is the Big Blue Pool.
It is the largest pool among the Disney resorts and it is spectacular. It features a zero-entry design and state-of-the-art underwater speakers!
The Big Blue Pool also has an adjacent kid water play area that is a big hit for the preschool kids. Lots of sprouting water fountains and Nemo friends for the kids to play with.
Righteous Reef Playground
On the other side of the pool and kids water area is Righteous Reef playground.
It is a great place to let the kids work off some energy. Kids from ages of 2-12 will enjoy the multiple slides and caves!
Cars Family Suites
The Cars Wing hosts the largest amount of family suites at Art of Animations with a total of 480.
Each family suites sleeps up to 6 with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, double-size convertible table bed, and double-size sleeper sofa.
Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen with living area.
The entire living space makes you feel like you are in Radiator Springs.
The living room sofa looks like the back seat of an old car, the dresser is a tool chest and the bathroom was inspired by a car wash.
Cozy Cone Pool
All roads lead to the 60-s style Cozy Cone Motel where you will find the Cozy Cone Pool. Not nearly as large as the Big Blue Pool, this pool is far less crowded and gives you a chance to enjoy time in the orange cone-shaped cabanas.
Lion King Family Suites
The Lion King Suites also sleeps up to 6 with a queen-size bed in the bedroom, double-size convertible table bed, and double-size sleeper sofa.
Family suites have 2 bathrooms, a mini-kitchen with living area featuring a leaf-shaped chair.
Throughout the set of rooms, you will find popular characters from Lion King. Zazu is on the headboards of the bed, Pumbaa and Timon are on the shower curtain.
Little Mermaid Rooms
The Little Mermaid is the only standard guest room wing at Art of Animation Resort. Luckily, there are 864 of these rooms available!
Little Mermaid rooms sleep up to 4 with 2 double beds in each room (some rooms have one king bed). There is a table & chairs with mini fridge.
These rooms will make you feel like you are under the sea with Ariel. You’ll find pearl light fixtures, aquatic life on the floor and walls and pictures from the animated classic.
Art of Animation Resort Transportation Options
One of the perks to staying on Disney property is getting to use the free resort transportation to get to the parks! At Art of Animation, you will have two different types of transportation you can use:
The new gondola system offers connects Art of Animation guests to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The closest stop is Hollywood Studios. In order to get to Epcot, you have to go through both Riviera Resort and the turn station.
The only bus stop at Art of Animation is outside of Animation Hall.