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4.4 out of 5

"The staff members were very friendly and helpful and the room was nice. The beds were a little uncomfortable (hard). We used Uber a few times and the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 16 May 2018

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star resort near Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

In Lake Buena Vista

Your stay at this Bay Lake resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of ESPN Wide World of Sports and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Disney's Boardwalk and Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course are also within 3 miles (5 km).

3 outdoor pools

This resort features 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a poolside bar. There's fun for all ages with a theme park shuttle and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like WiFi in public areas and a roundtrip airport shuttle.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 1984 guestrooms offer flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and hair dryers. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

The Little Mermaid Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$160* Per night/room Jan 14 - Jan 15

Cars family suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Finding nemo family suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite (Lion King)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Disney's Art of Animation Resort ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Everyone (29) Family (10)
5 out of 5
The service was excellent !! And I like the hotel is Near to parks and the transportation is awesome !!!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
Just something a bit different and a lot of stuff for the kids to do

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019

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5 out of 5
All Disney properties are really nice and the staff are excellent

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
When leaving i had a horrible experience , i was in tears trying to get help with my lyggage

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019

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5 out of 5
It was very kid friendly very nice staff always willing to help with whatever i loved my stay there & will definitely stay there again 5 stars in my book

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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3 out of 5
If you stay in the Little Mermaid be prepared to walk a lot. It’s the furthest away from the bus stop and after walking all day at the park it’s not good.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019

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4 out of 5
Overall, the hotel was great. Being on Disney property is always an advantage. For young families, I can say it seems like a great place to stay. The pools, the plethora of food options in the cafeteria, and the theming of the resort were all fantastic. Our trip was two adults in the Little Mermaid room. The beds were comfortable, everything was very clean, and there was plenty of room for two. We also took the $40 credit to not have maid service while we were there, which was no big deal since we didn't make a huge mess and I don't care if my bed is made every day. The biggest downside of this resort is how absolutely massive it is. We were at least a 10 minute walk from the main building and where the bus drops you off. There were also long lines for the buses and we were there at a pretty slow time in early September after Labor Day. It also seemed at every park, our bus stop was the farthest one away from the park entrance. When you walk 10-13 miles a day, that can be an additional hike you really don't want. But overall, for the price we paid, the atmosphere, and the comfort of the hotel room I would stay again. Once the gondolas are done, that will be a very positive addition. All of the staff were wonderful and friendly. The free transportation to and from the airport, and baggage services also make it a breeze. Disney likes to take care of everything for you which I love!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

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About the Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Location 1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Property Features

Disney's Art of Animation Resort offers its guests 3 outdoor swimming pools. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the family-friendly Disney's Art of Animation Resort. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle are free. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Lake Buena Vista resort.

  • 1984 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 11 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (36.4 km / 22.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Disney's Art of Animation Resort offers 1984 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Landscape of Flavors - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Pet Policy: Reservations in the Cars Family Suites and The Little Mermaid Standard Room may include up to 2 dogs per room (surcharge). Pets are not permitted in any other room category. Guests must request a dog-friendly room at time of booking, or by contacting the property in advance of arrival. Guests traveling with their dogs must register them with the front desk and adhere to the pet policies they receive upon registration. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD $13.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Animation Art Resort
  • Animation Resort
  • Art Animation
  • Art Animation Resort
  • Disney's Animation
  • Disney's Animation Resort
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort Hotel
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort Hotel Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Art Animation Resort Lake Buena Vista
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  • Disney's Art Animation
  • Disney's Art Of Animation
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  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort Resort Lake Buena Vista

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay: First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required); extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required); complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort; complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks; complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants; complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms; resort Hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences.


Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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