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Art of Animation sign

Currently Disney has five value resorts; Art of Animation, All Star Movies, All Star Music, All Star Sports and Pop Century. Value resorts are economical yet still have the Disney touch. These are great resorts for those who are on a budget, have small children or spend most of their day in the parks.

Art of Animation check in

Animator in resort lobby

The Art of Animation is all about Disney animation. The resort is divided into four sections – Finding Nemo (opening date May 31, 2012), Cars (June 18), The Lion King (August 10), and The Little Mermaid (September 15). All rooms are family suites except for those located in The Little Mermaid, which has standard value resort rooms. The suites can accommodate up to six guests and include two separate bathrooms, master bedroom and three sleeping areas. There are 1,120 suites and 864 standard rooms. In-room amenities include mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, alarm clock (because you don’t want to be late getting to the park), in-room safe, iron & board, table & chairs, cable TV, and phone with voicemail.

Finding Nemo Family Suites

Cars Family Suites

The Little Mermaid standard rooms

There are three pools with Finding Nemo being the largest and featuring a pool bar. The two additional pools are located in Cars and The Little Mermaid. In addition to pools there is also Pixel Play Arcade, jogging trail, movies under the stars and playgrounds.

Big Blue main pool

Cars pool with Cozy Cones

Animation Hall is the main building with check-in, concierge, Ink and Paint Shop, and Landscape of Flavors food court. Landscape of Flavors offers five food shops and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can enjoy pizza, burgers, and other traditional food court items as well as unique and healthy options. Try one of the tandoor oven dishes or create-your-own stations for salads, pasta, burgers and yogurt parfaits.

Landscape of Flavors food court

Landscape of Flavors dining room

Due to the location of the Art of Animation only bus transportation is available to the theme parks, water parks and Downtown Disney. For those with their own car, parking is free. Just ask for a parking permit and which lot is closest to your building when checking in. Art of Animation is located across Hourglass Lake from Pop Century so you can easily walk from one resort to the other.

Additional Information:

  • Telephone Number: not currently released
  • Fax Number: not currently released
  • Address: 1850 Century Drive, Bay Lake, FL 32830

Kristen Hoetzel is a Disney College of Knowledge graduate and travel agent for Magical Journeys, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. With more than 20 visits to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, multiple cruises and several trips outside of the United States, Kristen can help you plan your perfect Disney, Universal or cruise vacation. Magical Journeys has no fees, free price quotes and will save you money by finding the best deal until the day you travel. Contact Kristen at and for a free price quote visit Magical Journeys.

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