Great for kids
The cars section were we stayed was Awesome! The kids enjoyed looking at the cars characters and they thought the room was great two. Loved having the two bathrooms.
The food at the resort was mediocre, for the price it could tast better
Was expecting a lot more...
It was nice. Lots of things for the kids. Good job.
Arcade was a let down. Kids wanna win things. Expensive drinks...ridiculous. Cheap towels, hide a bed was hard. Room was dirty. Furniture and floors...totally not worth the money we paid. We're poor folks. Such a waste of money.
As it is described it is a Value Resort, the cheapest Housing by Disney but kids friendly invironment, but misses basic shopping needs like fresh milk and cereal as it has a small useful Kitchenette. With a fridge, microwave, wide cabinate but they use USA electric sockets only, you can buy a converter from the gift shop but bare in mind USA only uses 110V electricity. so make sure your device is dual current or you'll end up grumpy like my wife who couldn't use her own hair Devices ;) .
Little mermaid rooms
We were upgrade to a nemo room and that was a very nice surprise. The room was bigger which included a microwave, kitchenette sink and refrigerator. Indoor entry was a plus.
The little mermaid rooms were really small and not very appealing. All the room were outdoor entry much little motels. Very bare/basic room.
not what you would expect in Disney
It took us 30 minutes to check in. They kept telling me that we booked with a third party and that was the problem. We had a 2 year old with us and when we checked in we asked for a pack n play. Went to get something to eat, and when we returned it still was not in the room. We called and it took another 1/2 hour to receive. Very crowded, and the food was just mediocre. Room was very small, if not Disney it would be 1/2 the price.
The pools were the best part of the resort!
1. The smoking area is on the jogging trail! 2. There is only one food court for all the guests so expect long waits in line. 3. The only provide one bed sheet so bring a blanket!!!! 4. Guests don't know what to bring to the registers when cashing out their food.. So they leave the line to get stuff and hold up the registers!
Mermaid room is small, but ok for a family of 4. The resort has a nice theme and the grounds are very clean.
The walk from mermaid rooms building 8 is a long walk. It took 11-12 minutes to walk from room to the "cars" pool.
The hotel was very kid friendly the play areas along the paths were amazing and the pool was also big enough for a lot of quests.
service comfort of room
horrible wifi in room
October Art of Animation Stay
The rooms were very nice. The grounds were a lot of fun for my 4 year old grandson. Best part was once we parked we didn't have to drive again. The bus took us right to the ticket booths at Magic Kingdom.
Not much I can say about what we didn't like.
This hotel gives you the full Disney experience.
Take away the Disney aspect and you have an average motel style room in the little mermaid section where we stayed. If you pay more, there are better rooms closer to the resort style pool. The eatery was Disney style and the food was just what you'd expect from one of their mass dining experiences.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort combines old-fashioned family fun with an upscale Disney-themed environment. Guests can enjoy amenities like in-room celebration parties, swimming pools, movies under the stars, and kid's playgrounds.
Kids will have fun playing in the Finding Nemo Courtyard where they can play games and climb on jungle gyms. Kids can also play a variety of old-school arcade games at the Pixel Play Arcade. For an outdoor recreational sport, families will also enjoy fishing at the nearby marinas, as well as jogging on the 1.38-mile lush trail.
For recreation outside of Disney's Art of Animation Resort, families may hop on the Disney Magical Express to be transported to any part of Walt Disney World, or to the nearby airport. This resort also offers childcare services, as well as dry cleaning and laundry services.
Families will also love the intricate dining options at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Some of these include pizza at Disney Resorts Pizza Delivery along with breakfast and lunch items at Landscape of Flavors. For poolside cocktails and drinks, adults can also enjoy the Drop Off Pool Bar.
Hotel rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort vary in popular Disney themes, such as The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and Cars. Rooms also include courtyard views of the resort, as well as sleeper sofas and plush bedding. Guests who choose to stay at the resort are also granted Magic Hours, which allows them early access to Walt Disney World parks.
When traveling to the magical land of Disney World, guests and kids will love to stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Between the high-end amenities and the wide range of activities to do, it's no wonder this resort is the premier hotel choice in Florida.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
The Disney Bus offers free, air-conditioned transport around the Walt Disney World Resort. Connecting the resort hotels to the theme parks, water parks and other popular attractions, the bus stop is located in front of Animation Hall and the service operates every 20m. The private Minnie Van is also a convenient way to get around within Walt Disney World Resort. Simply request a ride through the Lyft app.
A number of rooms are available for guests with mobility, hearing and visual disabilities. Wheelchair accessible rooms with grab bars and a roll-in shower or tub can be requested when you book. Guests with hearing disabilities can opt for a room with visual alarms, door bells and telephone call alerts, as well as a telephone with volume control. TTY equipment is available upon request at check-in. The Disney Bus can accommodate wheelchairs and Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs), which are also available for rental at most of the theme parks and water parks. Service animals are welcome at the resort.
All members of the family are welcome at Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort... including pets! Pet-friendly rooms have easy access to pet relief areas and walking paths. There is a limit of two dogs per room and vaccination records must be presented on request. Dogs must be on a leash or in a pet carrier when they are outside the guest room and are not permitted in dining areas, lounges, or around the pool. Dogs in pet carriers are allowed on selected transportation services around the resort, but not in the theme parks and water parks. Only 6 mi from the resort, Best Friends Pet Care offers day camps, grooming services, and boarding for pampered pooches.
Allergy-friendly meals are available at many restaurants in the resort, catering for food allergies including gluten, lactose and nuts. Guests should inform the restaurant of any allergies or intolerances when making a reservation and can consult with a chef about their dietary requirements on arrival at the dining establishment. Low-fat, low-sodium, sugar free and vegetarian options are also available, and kosher and halal meals can be requested in advance.
The Disney Bus offers free, air-conditioned transport and is located in front of Animation Hall and the service operates every 20m and will also allow your luggage to be delivered directly to your room. The private Minnie Van, operating from 7:00 am to 11:59 pm, is also a convenient way to get around the Walt Disney World Resort, as it can accommodate up to six guests and six medium luggage bags. Simply request a ride through the Lyft app.
Disney's Art Of Animation Resort is located at 1850 Animation Way, 3.1 km from the centre of Lake Buena Vista. Disney's BoardWalk Resort is the closest landmark to Disney's Art Of Animation Resort.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Disney's Art Of Animation Resort.
Yes, Disney's Art Of Animation Resort offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Disney's Art Of Animation Resort does not offer free parking.
Yes, Disney's Art Of Animation Resort offers free airport shuttle service.
Disney's Art Of Animation Resort is 25.2 km from Orlando.
Yes, Disney's Art Of Animation Resort has a pool on-site.