Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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Disney really knew what they were doing when they rolled out these family suites! They are perfect for larger families or those who just want a little more space and a 'homey' feel.We stayed in a lion king family suite, with 3 adults and 3 children (9, 7 & 3). Plenty of space ensured that we were not walking on top of each other.It was a tie for the best feature of the room, between,....TWO FULL BATHROOMS and the KITCHENETTE! Two bathrooms allowed for our party of 6 to get ready in no time. The kitchenette allowed us to make quick meals, snacks, etc and be out the door and to the parks. The Landscape of Flavours restaurant had great options although we rarely ate there as we were either at the parks or sleeping :) The resort offers all of the usual Disney resort perks including free shuttle service.Definitely would stay here again as the value for money was great.
Art of Animation was the perfect resort to stay for our family of seven. Five family members stayed in a Lion King Suite, while two stayed in the Little Mermaid standard room section. The suite was spotless; with a little kitchenette, a comfy living room area, (with a pull-out couch), a dining table (which turned into a bed), and two good sized washrooms (the ensuite had a walk-in shower, the other with tub and shower combination). The suite was adequate room for three adults, a teenager and a child. I wouldn't say it was the cheapest resort of all the Disney budget resorts, but it was the best deal we could get for a family of five.Unlike other Disney resorts I've stayed at, all room buildings are a short and easy walk to Animation Hall, which houses the lobby, Landscape of Flavours, (the restaurant) the Ink and Paint Shop (gift store), the Disney Bus Transportation System, as well as all three pools on the resort. For those who enjoy running or long walks, there is a trail around all the buildings to Hour Glass Lake and a bridge which takes you across the lake to Pop Century Resort. Landscape of Flavours was the best resort restaurant. The food was good quality, the menu varied, and the snack selection endless. We had three family members with various food allergies and for every meal, the chef would come out and speak to each member to take their individual order. All cast members we encountered were so friendly and delightful. I would definitely stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort again; with or without kids!
This resort is great for being a "value" hotel. Housekeeping did a very good job and the cashiers in the dining room were very friendly and helpful with explaining the dining plan. Very glad we got the dining plan after seeing the prices on everything(it didn't hurt as bad). We stayed in the Lion King suites being a family of 5. No complaints about any of the beds.Buses weren't a problem... we used them many times and there were only 2 times that we had to wait 20 mins.
This was a clean, budget priced Hotel. Not too many frills, basic, cute if your kids are into cars, nemo, the lion king and the little mermaid. We had adjoining rooms instead of a suite for more privacy of our family of 5 with pre teens. I was really surprised at the fact that the walk to the room from the central part of the hotel was so far. It just kept going. Maybe a shuttle Disney?! The pools were basic, if you have little ones that can't swim beware. The main pool goes from zero entry to over their head in a few yards and if you were a kid splashing and having fun, it would easily take you by surprise. Food was excellent which was one of the reasons why we stayed there. Great variety, met my picky kids approval!
Booked direct with Walt Disney holidays, done the package with them, flights, transfers, hotel, park tickets and meals.This was first time to Disney, so was great way to book everything in one place. We stayed 10 nights here.Hotel is about 15 mins from parks and transfers are easy to get free from outside hotel every 20 mins, and same returning.Hotel is good family hotel, large pool, open till 11.00at night.Food is average, we had dining plan, which is badly organised and confusing on what you are allowed. Staff all very pleasant.We had a nemo suite, which the kids loved, rooms pretty big, and nicely decorated. Beds a bit hard but ok. Air conditioning in rooms really good too.The complex is massive so if you can get a room near the main building it best.Kids. Arcade was open 24hrs kids had great fun in it when trying to stay out of heat for while.Check in was good and quick, check out is automatic so you dont usually have to que for this, however if you want to settle any outstanding bill in cash do so before 11.00 as they will charge to your credit card after this time.Tip , we had to use a doctor while staying, the hotel can give you number for local doctors who will send lift directly to hotel and drop off again, also if you need medication they can get it dropped straight to hotel reception.Alll in all, really good hotel, kids loved it and good fun rooms, diner in hotel could be improved!!!
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 ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 864 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- Bar ping pongÂ
- Pixel Play Arcade (fee)
- Movies under the stars
- Gift shop
- Wi-Fi internet (fee)
- Laundry facilitiesÂ
- Specialty cruises (fee)
- Jogging trail
- Golf nearby
- One king or two double beds
- views of courtyard, pool or parking area
- full bathroom
- alarm clock
- iron/ironing board
- in-room safe
- Pack 'n Play Playard available
- Internet ($)
- 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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