Art of Animation Hotel

The Art of Animation Hotel is a Value Resort at Walt Disney World!

Location: Wide World of Sports area


Art of Animation Hotel – Be surrounded in the artistry, enchantment and magic of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar movies. Stay at a Disney Resort hotel that invites you to explore the storybook landscapes seen in such classics as Finding NemoCarsThe Lion King and The Little Mermaid. From delightfully themed family suites to wondrously detailed courtyards, Disney’s Art of Animation “draws” you and your family in to become a part of some of your animated favorites.

Our Take

This is our favorite Value Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. It’s nothing like the other 4 and there’s so many unique things especially when it comes to the rooms. It’s the newest Value Resort on property and offers a really fun family-friendly environment.

There are tons of rooms to choose from including size and theme. This hotel is all about the animated films so you’ll find your favorite characters from films like Cars, Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and The Lion King to name a few. You can choose from several different themed suites including Lion King Family Suites, Cars Family Suites, and Finding Nemo Family Suites. They also just have a generic Family Suite and some Little Mermaid Standard Rooms.

The Little Mermaid Rooms are your typical 2 double beds or 1 king bed. There aren’t many of them available so they can be hard to get. The other family suites can accommodate up to 6 adults though we would never suggest this. It’s better to split a family suite with maybe 4 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults and 3 kids. This is because after the 1 queen bed all the other beds are table beds or sofa beds and it’s not very comfortable for adults.

The pools at the Art of Animation Hotel are really, really cool! The Big Blue Pool is themed around Finding Nemo and it shows. Enjoy poolside service and some nice lounge chairs to soak in the sun. Be sure to dive underwater to listen to some music via the underwater speakers!

The other pool, Cozy Cone, is a great place to enjoy a simple swim and some cone shaped cabanas. Rent them in advance as they tend to book up quickly.

Landscape of Flavors is the hotels main dining area and is pretty basic. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s nothing special but we do enjoy it more than the other Value Resorts.


  • Best hotel for good-priced family suites.
  • 3 pools great for all ages.
  • Standard rooms available if you don’t need a family suite.
  • Closer to the parks than the other 4 Value Resorts.


  • Not super close to any of the parks.
  • Which means more busing.
  • Bed situation in family suites is a little weird and uncomfortable especially with more than 2 adults.
  • No great restaurants close by.

Discounts and Savings

We recommend Undercover Tourist for the best price on this hotel.

More Hotels

There are several other hotels located in the Wide World of Sports area including All-Star Music, All-Star Sports, and Pop Century.

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