Disney’s Art of Animation Reopens Nov. 1 – List of Offerings & Experiences Available

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, November 1! While we wait impatiently, let’s check out the list of what offerings and experiences will be available upon reopening, as shared on the Walt Disney World website. You’ll also want to take note of the refurbishment details shared below!


Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: Note: The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment in early 2021. See details below. The following offerings and experiences will be available when Disney’s Art of Animation Resort reopens on November 1, 2020. Hours of operation will be provided during your stay.


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  • Pools, Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars


  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area
  • Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT


Pool Refurbishment: The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 11, 2021 through early April 2021. While this work takes place, other exhilarating pool and recreation offerings will remain open for your enjoyment—including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground.

During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.

Are you planning a stay and/or visit to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in November? Check out our Top Pros & Cons for Staying at Art of Animation Resort!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.