Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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We booked this at short notice after leaving Daytona early in advance of our pre-booked stay at the Disney Beach Club resort. The room was well themed (little mermaid) but basic and reminded us of our previous stays at the All Stars Resort. The resort was well themed and aimed at families, check in was excellent as expected and they helped link our bookings and park tickets. Nice hotel but the room was basic as you usually expect for a value resort.
My husband and I embarked on our US Holiday end of April and our first stop was Walt Disney World, we were upgraded to Art of Animation (was booked at All Star Movies) just before we left home.It was just an fun resort even for us early 30-somethings :)We stayed in the Cars Family Suite, we just loved it as it had a fridge, small freezer (was difficult to hard freeze water but it did help), microwave, Coffee Maker with tee and coffee supplied in the room, some paper plates, cups and bowls with the plastic spoons, knife and fork it was just perfect as we went to Walmart and normally had breakfast in the room before we headed out. Also had a hairdryer because mine did was not the right voltage for US plugs which was handy!We just loved the Cars section and thought it was the best section.We had a room in the Building 1 overlooking the Cars pool (smaller pool) that I can recommend think it was Room 233, was always quite and we never experienced any noise.The Nemo pool looked very fun, there was a lot of kids everyday enjoying the swimming pool.The restaurant had a variety of things on offer, we did not eat there a lot as we normally stayed in the Parks till late but we did try some breakfast and some pizza there that was good and could not complain.Bus stops however are always the furthest, but bear in mind at least they don't share busses, wanted to take a boat from Port Orleans to Disney Springs one day so decided to take their bus it took ages so I would rather walk an extra few steps to the furthest bus pickup's than sharing with resorts that takes ages getting home.We broke our camera and the staff tried to help us so much receiving packages for us as well......just remember they charge a $5 fee per package handling fee but that was a small issue just to get our camera replaced before embarking on the rest of our trip.Overall I will say it's a fun,clean and good place to stay, we had a fantastic time, and will recommend Art of Animation as a resort of choice.
The themes at art of animation are perfect for kids! We have stayed in the cars suite and recently the lion king suites. The pool is amazing and in a convenient central location. There is a restaurant with several food options and the buses also pick up from this hotel to go to the parks. Magic Kingdom takes the longest to get to which is around 20 minutes once on bus. All staff were very friendly and helpful! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay once again. (The suites aren't huge and if someone other than kids needs the fold out sofa bed, I'd suggest using a crate or something to add extra padding.) š
Just stayed here for 3 nights over Mother's Day weekend with my kids and we all loved it. Stayed in a Cars Family Suite and the attention to themed detail is on point. My son walked in and couldn't stop pointing out all of things - traffic cone lamps, patterns on the carpet, the car wash vanity and mirror in the bathrooms, the metal accents on the drawers, the "postcards" on the night stands, etc. We were in Building 3, 3rd floor, and had a lovely view of the water. It was close to the Cozy Cone Pool, which wasn't ever crowded when we were there, the main building was close by as well as the Finding Nemo pool (our favorite). Our housekeeping person did a great job, though to the disappointment of my daughter did not leave any towel creations for us (she remembered this from a visit to Pop Century a few years ago and hoped we'd find some this time too). The Landscape of Flavors restaurant had lots of options for all meals, but it does get pretty crazy and crowded. Be ready for that, have a plan, and you'll be fine. Waffles, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches were among our top breakfast items. We did have the dining plan so meals there counted towards a quick/counter service credit. The refillable mugs are great to have, there was a refill station in the restaurant as well as one near The Drop-Off bar area at the Finding Nemo pool. I did early check-in online before we arrived so when our room was ready they just sent me a text with the details. We stored a few carry-ons from our plane trip with the staff outside the hotel and then we headed right for the parks. By the time we got back that night, all of our stuff had been delivered (Magical Express transportation from the airport was great, never had to think about baggage claim or dragging around a heavy suitcase).The concierge staff was very helpful in answering some questions we had one morning. And the staff in the shop was super friendly. My son lost his sunglasses so we had to grab a new pair and the cashier made sure to tell him that his new Disney shades were extra special and extra cool, which helped him get over being grumpy and sad over losing his other pair. All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel. It's the perfect place to be for families but I wouldn't hesitate to stay there without kids either. Oh, and the buses to the parks came quickly and often - the longest wait we had was coming back from the Magic Kingdom after fireworks when there were tons of other waiting in line to go back too. But that's to be expected.
My family and I recently spent five unforgettable days at Disney and the incredible precision of so many components working together to make this magical experience happen is simply remarkable!In addition to the beauty of Disney World, the princesses experience, characters, fabulous fireworks, parades, rides, safari, the endless venues and so on, I must commend one of the most memorable bus rides. Blizzard Beach was such s fun experience as was Typhoon Lagoon! Epcot magnificent as were the fireworks there! Kids were mesmerized. The hotel was clean with very practical family suites and very good service. Happy building themes, beautiful lobby, nice gift shop and arcade. Pool was great and the lifeguards, literally the best! The lifeguards throughout Disney World, literally the best!Returning to our hotel, Art of Animation on the Animal Kingdom bus (on the 23rd of May we got to the hotel around 3:45pm), we had a truly fantastic driver, Darwin. This man must be commended on his personality, congeniality, professionalism and courtesy!! His personality simply excuded happiness and positive energy, engaging and entertaining a bus load of people!! Darwin kept up the entertainment spirit while safely driving us to our hotel. As a result of his fabulous spirit, my granddaughter who turned five that day, was sung to a most beautiful Happy Birthday by all on that bus!! She is still talking about it and beaming on how "Aaaaall the people sang happy birthday on the bus.......". Darwin is one great gentleman and what an asset to the fleet of buses servicing Disney World!!! (I somehow seem to recall his last name as Wayne (?). Hope yo bump into him again in future travels!Thank you Disney!!
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- 864 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- Bar ping pongĀ
- Pixel Play Arcade (fee)
- Movies under the stars
- Gift shop
- Wi-Fi internet (fee)
- Laundry facilitiesĀ
- 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
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- Extra Info
1850 Animation Way Lake Buena Vista, Kissimmee, FL 32830-8400
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