Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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Pricey, Staff that is fluent in english not very helpful.No room service....they advertise pizza delivery to room...called 2 times...after being on hold over 5 minutes i would give up.Rooms are not kept very clean.Free bus to all the parks.Gets a little cloudy they close the pools.I expected more from Disney!
Myself and my partner stayed here back in October 2015. It was our first time at Walt Disney World. I had been looking at the AOA before it had opened and knew i wanted to stay in a little mermaid room! The only bad thing i can say is that the girl who checked us in was very miserable! Not the Disney welcome i imagined. We had to ask her questions instead of her giving us all the information we needed. On check out we asked about a taxi to go get to our next destination and we where rudely told they don't order taxi's and to go out the front of the hotel, however it didn't spoil our trip but i think for what you pay to stay in a Disney hotel even a value one the least you deserve is friendly staff! The staff in the restaurant where all very lovely and polite as where any other staff we came into contact with, its just a shame the front of house let the place down!The rooms where amazing! Clean and beautifully themed! Lots of space and the bathroom was very large considering the hotel is a value. All of the areas where clean and really captured the theming of that area. One night we even walked over to Pop Century and had a look round there.The food was so good lots of different options, the burgers and pasta where my favourites! The only think i would say is for people on the dining plan there should be an information board of what you need to do and what you can have which would of been handy for first timers like myself. We never waited long for a bus at all and the bus stops where very organised! The bus drivers where also really nice and made a good start to a day in the park! I would definitely stay here again in the future although i think the prices are rising now it is quite a popular resort but you can definitely get some good deals if you are flexible with your dates.
We let our son choose which resort to go, and this is the only choice and must-be choice. The room size is OK and clean, quiet except when you flushing toilet, which sounds like the ones used on plane and other Disney resorts, very very loud at night. Overall a good place for kids.
The Art of Animation resort is beautiful! Although we were only there for one day, I would absolutely love to return. The one drawback was the length of time that I waited for my luggage to be delivered to my room. It was being transported from All Star Music, and although I dropped it off at 11:00 am, I did not receive it until after 7:00 pm. This caused us to miss the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom which we saved as a plan for our last night at Disney. My kids were very disappointed.
Let me start by saying, it's obvious this was meant to be a moderate resort. The grounds are SO fun and bright, and full of excitement. Perfect for little ones. The Little Mermaid rooms are the only "value" priced rooms for this resort, as the rest are all suites. We booked the Little Mermaid room at a great rate for Annual Passholders and I struggled whether I should upgrade to a suite or not. I know now, that is the way to go. While the little mermaid rooms are ADORABLE, like, they're so stinkin perfect for any little mermaid fan...they are so far away from everything. There are 3 pools, Nemo, Mermaid, and Cars. The main pool is the Big Blue Pool (Nemo) which is located behind the main building. While the Little Mermaid pool is quaint the big blue pool is the main attraction and so fun but getting there from our room seemed like such a chore. It was obvious all of the suites are much much closer (as they should be for the price) This also meant that if we wanted to go to the main building for food or to catch a bus it was a walk. It was ok the first couple of times but after 2 days...my kids dreaded walking the distance back to the room. And if you want to go to the Cars pool it's twice as far. You'll want to check it out simply for the amazing cozy cone cabanas. (Which are free by the way, first come first serve) All that being said, the Little Mermaid rooms are super duper cute and a great value for the theming and amenities. If you don't mind walking, it probably won't bother you one bit and you'll find AOA perfect! I personally will just pay for a suite next time.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- 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
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