Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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The good: nicest and newest of the value resorts. There are room options and configurations here not available at other value resorts (Pop, All Stars). The smaller pools are good and less crowded. Best Disney-IP themes of any resort.The less-than-good: some construction noise (daytime) due to Skyliner build. Expensive for a value resort. The benefit of Disney transportation (i.e., busses) appears to be steadily declining.Overall: a little disappointed. For value, a "regular" (non-suite) room in the Little Mermaid area is a fair deal. Paying for more expensive suites at a value resort doesn't make a lot of sense to us, though the Cars area is excellent (quiet, reminds us of the best parts of DCA's Carsland). To be "the largest pool at Disney" and "the only pool with music under the water," the big pool underwhelmed.Nice, wouldn't say no to another trip due to immersive animation for young kids, otherwise check out a midlevel resort.
We stayed at Art of Animation last year and loved it so much we came back again this year. You cannot go wrong with any Disney resort, even the value ones. When you consider the cost of parking, time spent sitting in traffic or waiting for unreliable off site shuttles, it is well worth spending a few extra dollars and staying on site. You canâ€™t beat the Disney theme and overall Disney vibe at the value resorts, art of animation is no exception. Buses are quick, frequent and reliable.Only one restaurant (counter service)but lines moved quickly and food is pretty good. Pizza delivery is also available. Pools are large and so much fun for kids.We enjoyed walking across the bridge to Pop century to explore (would also consider staying there in the future).Overall, a fantastic hotel that kids just love and the price is very reasonable.
This was our second time staying at AOA. Previously we stayed in a Cars suite. This time, we opted for two standard rooms in the Little Mermaid section. The rooms were a nice size and setup well. The problem was how far we had to walk to get to the main building where the buses pick up/drop off and the food court is. After a long day in the parks, it felt like the longest walk to get to our room, and we were located in the closet building! Though we did enjoy the room, next time we will stay in the suites or try Pop Century in one of their preferred rooms.
My family and I had the best time at Art of Animation celebrating my sonâ€™s 4th birthday. I stayed here for two weeks with my family and it was wonderful. There was so much to do to keep my son entertained. We stayed in the Cars themed suite and he loved it. He couldnâ€™t believe all of the characters that were at the resort. It was as good as stepping into the Cars movie for him. The Big Blue Pool is really huge and so much fun. If youâ€™re looking for the fun, games and action then this is your pool. Itâ€™s really nice that it even has the sprinklers right across from the pool that my son thoroughly enjoyed. If you wanted to go for a little more quiet and relaxation that the Cozy Cone Pool is your place. There isnâ€™t ever too many people at this pool because everyone is usually at the Big Blue Pool. My son wasnâ€™t really into the Cozy Cone Pool because it wasnâ€™t as â€śexcitingâ€ť.The staff at this resort were all very nice. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. They really know how to make kids celebrating birthdays feel really special. They even made my parents feel a little special with the card they left for them for their anniversary celebration. Landscape of Flavors! My family and I dined here at least once or twice a day and let me tell you the staff here morning, noon or night were the most pleasant people Iâ€™ve ever met. I talked to quite a few people here from all over the country and even other countries. The one thing they all have in common is how nice they are. The service here runs pretty quickly even when itâ€™s a madhouse depending on what time of the day youâ€™re there they keep the food coming. Two thumbs up to you all! Now my only problem was the disconnect with the house keeping. There was a slight problem there, nothing too big. There were a few days when we wanted to have a late start to the day and house keeping would come by and say weâ€™ll come back in a few. The only thing was that they wouldnâ€™t change me back. This happened about 4-5 times. We spoke a wonderful gentleman the manager Ken who spoke with them and there werenâ€™t any problems with that again. Now I will say when they came the room was amazing. Again this was just a minor issue that was taken care of. Honestly this is an amazing resort and the family would thoroughly enjoy it.
We stayed here for my 3 year olds first trip to Disney and she absolutely loved it. She loved the arcade in the lobby area. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Only negative was the long lines at check in. The employees didnâ€™t seem to care how long the wait time was. They just kept on moving at a snails pace. It was difficult standing there for almost an hour with a 3 year old. Everything else was great!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 864 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- Bar ping pongÂ
- Pixel Play Arcade (fee)
- Movies under the stars
- Gift shop
- Wi-Fi internet (fee)
- Laundry facilitiesÂ
- Specialty cruises (fee)
- Jogging trail
- Golf nearby
- One king or two double beds
- views of courtyard, pool or parking area
- full bathroom
- alarm clock
- iron/ironing board
- in-room safe
- Pack 'n Play Playard available
- Internet ($)
- rooms accommodate max four guests
- One queen bed
- double Inovabed (a generously sized dining or work table that easily transforms into a comfortable bed)
- double sleeper sofa
- views of the parking lot, courtyard or pool
- master bedroom
- living room
- 2 bathrooms
- compact refrigerator
- rooms accommodate max six guests
Resort Location Map
Disney's Art of Animation ResortOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
1850 Animation Way Lake Buena Vista, Kissimmee, FL 32830-8400
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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