Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Review

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is one of Disney’s value resorts and it surrounds you in the artistry, enchantment, and magic of Walt Disney and Disney Pixar movies. The decor is nothing short of amazing and is one of the most “Disney” resorts in my opinion.

There are 2 types of rooms at the resort: family suites and standard rooms. Family suites have one of three themes-Cars, The Lion King, and Finding Nemo. All standard rooms are The Little Mermaid theme. I’ll be showing you the standard rooms and the Cars suite.

There are 10 buildings of rooms at Art of Animation. 3 of them are Cars family suites. All of the suites have a bedroom with a queen bed, a living area with a double-size sleeper sofa, a double-size table bed, a small kitchenette, and 2 bathrooms. Perfect sizing for bigger families, these suites can sleep up to 6. We are a family of 5 and we loved having a separate bedroom and bathroom for the adults. My husband and I were able to have our own space and the kids could spread out in the living area. My kids really liked the table bed and even fought over who got to sleep on it. Having a kitchenette was also really convenient so we didn’t have to eat out for all meals.

There are 3 buildings with standard rooms themed to The Little Mermaid. These buildings are the furthest from the lobby, dining, and transportation but they are the more affordable rooms.

The standard rooms sleep up to 4 and have either 2 double beds or 1 king bed. Perfect for couples or smaller families. These rooms come with a mini-fridge as well. Families of 5 can stay in the standard rooms so long as the 5th guest is under 3 years old. Before our youngest turned 3 we were able to stay in a standard room and get a pack n play (available upon request).

There are 2 dining locations at Art of Animation: the quick service restaurant called Landscape of Flavors and the pool bar called The Drop Off Pool Bar. Landscape of Flavors has some great selections but my favorite was the create-your-own pasta bar. So yummy and it comes with a breadstick on the side.

If you decide to take a break from the parks, Art of Animation has some fun recreational activities as well! There are 3 pools: the Flippin’ Fins pool in The Little Mermaid buildings area, the Cozy Cone pool in the Cars area, and the Big Blue Pool just behind the lobby. The Big Blue Pool is the largest hotel pool at the Walt Disney World Resort. There’s also a small splash area called Schoolyard Sprayground for your littles that don’t want to swim. There’s also a regular playground called Righteous Reef Playground. Also, a lot of the resorts do “Movies Under the Stars” and play a Disney movie outside every evening. Art of Animation plays the movie between the Lion King buildings and the Finding Nemo buildings.

Transportation from the resort to the parks was good. There is only one bus stop at the resort but you don’t share buses with other resorts. There’s also a walk-way between Art of Animation and Disney’s Pop Century Resort so if you want to explore Pop Century, it’s an easy walk.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is great for larger families that want to stay in a suite and/or guests that love being fully immersed in Disney animation. We loved the themes and decor as well as the size of the suites. If you or someone in your family really loves Finding Nemo, Cars, The Little Mermaid, or The Lion King, staying in one of the themed rooms is a must-do!

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Disney’s Art of Animation! If you’d like help planning a magical stay at this resort, email me today at sarasolberg@amazingmagicaladventures.com. I can help you do as much or as little planning as you’d like and my services are complimentary!



My name is Sara Solberg and I live in Alaska with my husband and 3 children. We love traveling, especially to Disney destinations! I am a Travel Agent and LuLaRoe fashion retailer.

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