What are the Pros and Cons of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort? Check here before you book your next trip to Walt Disney World!

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features family suites that sleep up to 6 guests and standard rooms that sleep 4 people. Here, you’ll find room décor and resort themes that feature the popular Disney Animations of The Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo and the Little Mermaid.


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Art of Animation Pros

Family Suites

An interior views of one of the Lion King rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

Suites are the answer for larger families! Each suite has a separate Queen bedroom, a double-size convertible table bed, a double sleeper sofa, living room, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette. Plenty of room for the whole family!

Big Blue Pool

The main pool at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Make a splash in Disney World’s largest resort pool! The Big Blue Pool features scenes and characters from Finding Nemo. It’s heated for comfort, has zero entry, and plays music underwater!

Skyliner Transportation

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Be whisked away on Disney’s Skyliner transportation to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This mode of transportation is convenient and easy– in fact, it’s a breeze! (Quite literally; You’ll want a jacket on cooler days!)


Art of Animation Cons

No Table Service

An illuminated wall shines behind the host desk at Disney's Arts of Animation Resort

Photo by Rich Ramos

Just as with any Value Resort, there aren’t any table service restaurants located at Disney’s Art of Animation resort. However, most guests are pleased with the variety of entrees offered at Landscape of Flavors; the spacious food court within the main building.

Value Resort; Moderate Pricing

The entrance to the Ink & Paint shop at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

Don’t grumble over the pricing just yet though– the family suites offer room for 6 guests which likely saves you from purchasing two separate standard rooms. Plus, you get the benefit of everyone together, sharing the same space AND two bathrooms! 

Bus Transportation

Fillmore's photo op area at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Photo by Mike Billick

Art of Animation has been known to have slower bus service. In fact, a helpful hint is to take the Pop Century bus after your park visit if you don’t see an AoA bus in sight. Thankfully, the newly added Skyliner should help ease bus transportation woes.

Should You Stay At The Art of Animation Resort?

Green tables line an illuminated wall at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

If you don’t fit the typical “family of four” scenario– a family suite is a great option to keep everyone together! With 3 swimming pools on site, great variety in the food court, and plenty of storybook landscapes to explore, Disney’s Art of Animation is a great economical choice! 

If you don’t need the additional room offered at Disney’s Art of Animation, consider staying at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort. You’ll still be immersed in larger-than-life decor featuring other Disney animated films at a lower cost!

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Terri Miller
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Terri Miller is creator, owner and a writer for WDW Hints. Terri enjoys all things Disney, especially researching tips, tricks and little known things about the Disney parks (and then sharing them with you!)