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Situated in Lake Buena Vista, Disney's Art of Animation Resort is a family-friendly resort close to Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Arabian Nights Dinner Show, and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Also nearby are Epcot® and ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort has 3 outdoor swimming pools. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. This family-friendly resort offers a restaurant. Additional amenities include an arcade/game room, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests have complimentary access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request).
The 1984 air-conditioned guestrooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort include safes and hair dryers. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs. All accommodations provide phones with voice mail.
Excellent service. All staff were very professional and treated us well during our stay especially Sarah and Natalia that worked in receiving us with our luggage in the front of the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel and the people at the front desk like EJGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A child's paradise!!!"
We had a wonderful experience at this resort! Everyone was very nice, helpful and very friendly!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel especially if you like Animation!"
The animation characters like Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Lion King are Classic Disney!! My kids loved it. It is not the fanciest but It is great for the kids and kid at heart. I really liked the big blue (pool) It has the anemony, Nemo, Marlyn, Dory and the Jelly's also the pool has speakers underwater so you hear different music under- […] We thought that was way cool and made a game out of it.Fun :) This is what vacations are all about! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
great place for family and friends . good prices and facilitys . thank youGenuine Expedia guest review
"Awesome Resort! Fun for the whole family!"
Beautiful Resort! Activities throughout the day, 3 pools to choose from (bar at the main pool), movies under the stars at night, awesome arcade place, little playground area, yummy food options at the food court, close to Disney attractions too. Can't go wrong!! Don't forget ur camera!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for the whole family!"
I came 2 days ago with my kids and husband.. We love the hotel everything was so clean. Our room was the finding Nemo theme which is the closed one to the big blue pool that never close...so it is so Convenient for people that came so tired from the parks to just jump to the pool and relax.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Loved it! Didn't want to leave!"
My family and I loved this resort! Very colorful and festive! Loved the Disney decor, amenities and service! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"far exceeded our expectations!"
This resort far exceeded our expectations. The Family suite at CARS was awesome, spacious and close to main hotel area.We will returnGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Try to stay in NEMO closest to amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome family hotel"
Disney does it again..awesome hotel...so happy we stayed here!Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a great experience. My two daughters loved it and had great fun. The best thing was that they offered complimentary life vests for the kids for the pools. The pools were great sizes also. The sites and activities fun too. The bad part was the price for the food and such.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel i loved it cant wait o go back!!!"
I just loved it hotel is beautiful i cant wait to go back!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Disney property for a bargain price"
Only negative is that the only dining option is a big noisy food court, and there is no in-room refrigerator, microwave or coffee maker. Most of the property is made up of family suites. We stayed in the Little Mermaid building which is regular hotel rooms. The pools were great. The main pool has a poolside bar. The attention to detail in the decor […] is magical! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay."
We stayed 2 nights with our 4 year old daughter. The place is good and the bus transportation to all the parks worked out very well for us. The food is also quite good but a little pricey.The swimming pools are well maintained and fun too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great family fun"
Spent the night in a "Cars" themed room. The Big Blue Pool and the Cars Pool were both great. Wish we had more time to appreciate this property. Plan on dropping coin, because you "pay for the bricks" at Disney -- which is worth the money spent. The customer service at the Art of Animation resort is top notch. Disney does the family vacation right.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Children will love it. Very Colorfully decorated."
We had a nice time at the resort. Rooms were adequate size, very nicely decorated with various Disney themes. Rooms were clean. Three pools on property, all of which were nice size and clean. Great hotel for the kids.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good basic Hotel in the Disney Resprt"
When visiting the Disney area Parks all we wanted was somewhere good to sleep. This hotel worked perfectly.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was excellent but short ,we wish could stay longer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best vacation EVER!"
Art of Animation was AWESOME! The hotel had everything we needed. The pool is really cool, they have speakers in the pool, so you can hear clearly while swimming underwater. The staff is very nice and the house keeping was great, every time we came back to the room there was a new character made out of towels, pretty cute. The buses to the Disney parks […] were very convenient. We had a blast, I would totally recommend this hotel if your child(or you) are really into Cars, Nemo, Lion King or Little Mermaid. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice environment. Clean and kid friendly."
The hotel was great! Activities at poolside for the kids were nice! Rooms were clean and staff was friendly and courteous!! I would definitely stay there again! I highly recommend for families with small children!Genuine Expedia guest review
Great for the little ones! Allow enough time to explore and take fun pics. The main pool can get a bit crowded - other two pools are quieter.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, but really small rooms."
Beautiful decor, but the little mermaid rooms are really small, NOT for a family of 3 or 4 planing to stay 2 o more nights.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An Affordable Option within DisneyWorld."
Hotel was nice, but Little Mermaid rooms are very far away from the main area if you use transportation or don't have a vehicle. Rooms are new and clean and we only had a few maintenance issues such as a deadbolt that didn't lock and a toilet that continued to run. Rooms are small, but comfortable and close to the park. Plus you get free parking at […] the parks which saves $15 a day. Oh, the whole resort was having refrigerator issues so don't count on having a working refrigerator. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the staff is very friendly and tells you everything you need to know, you start to enjoy from here great pool whit music under water, slides for kids, an area whit water very colorful, you find a magical environment, can't wait to come back!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel but long walk to the marmeid section"
Everything was ok, The Disney magical Express is just great... I just complain when we return from the park, we had to walk a long way to get to the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was cute all in the Disney theme. Not enough draw space in room. Was told I'd have a fridge, it was there in the room but broken. Front desk staff not very knowledgeable. Nice pools. If you are going just to sleep and shower it's a good value.Genuine Expedia guest review
We experienced outstanding customer service from the time we pulled into the entrance though our entire stay. The accommodations were excellent. There was everything there we needed, including a place to buy food and snacks.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a nice hotel, very nice gift shop. Too much walking just to get to your room. We were in the Mermaid rooms. I think they are the farthest away from the main lobby. Other than that, it was a nice room for the money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not what we expected"
The pools were disappointing. Yes, the largest pool did have underwater music which was a "plus", however the pool area was crowded and the pop music playing outside was loud. Was not relaxing. I guess we expected more from the pools (perhaps a slide or a fountain) but they were just pools. The nicest pool area was in the "Cars" area because it was […] quieter and the music wasn't so obnoxious. Check-in was a long wait and the computers were down so room keys were not ready. However, the hotel staff was friendly. We stayed in a Little Mermaid room with 2 small double beds. Luckily the four of us are not large people. The refrigerator was out of order in the room and the bathroom door lock was broken. It was a sliding bathroom door so my two daughters thought it was funny to keep opening the door since there was no way to lock it. The dining area was overwhelming and loud. We actually had to leave and go off the premises to eat dinner because my two daughters were overwhelmed. Prices were fairly reasonable at the dining hall considering it was a Disney hotel. Overall, we came for one night just to hang out and enjoy the pools and it did not live up to our expectations. Keep in mind, we were not going to Disney so for families going to Disney, this hotel might be fine. We just didn't expect it to be so crowded and loud and we thought the pools would have been different (just ordinary pools- except the underwater music). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Average hotel, small rooms without closets."
Small rooms without closets, not enough furniture to keep clothes, housekeeping al 4:00pm or later. Can perfectly hear your neighbor. Totally dissapointingGenuine Expedia guest review
We had a wonderful time everything was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lack of good food options"
Overall the hotel is good for what you pay. A little disappointing that there was no other areas to fill up your soda other than the main lobby. No easy access to extra towels for the pool area. The bus system @ the hotel was wonderful. Only complaint was that the refrigerator wasn't working, but from other reviews it happens. The rooms were very clean, […] no bugs! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The room was clean only thing was the frig was not working.Pool was nice and the decorations where great for the girls. They really liked the little mermaid décor. The food court was not that great. Pop century is much better food and service. Food service was poor and they were rude. The food was below Disney standards. Will stay at pop century over […] art of animation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This resort is fun for adults and children. The main pool has the characters from Nemo talk to you when you go under water. The themes are very well done. The rooms are a nice size and they also had a curtain separating the bathroom from the sleeping area. This allowed me to get ready and not disturb the rest of my family. They had a great selection […] in the food court. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"too small for the price"
Extremelly small room for the price . No fridge . No microwave . Could have better rates .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for Families on a budget"
The hotel is classic Disney with great decoration. The Cars area feels as if you are on set and the pool is very cool. The hotels decorations don't translate into active fun like some of the more expensive Disney hotels. The one cafeteria offers lots of food variety but table service. Overall, the hotel is fun to stay at, especially for little ones […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as magical as other Disney properties"
We have stayed at a couple of the moderate resorts at Disney and we loved them. I brought my niece and great niece for a first time stay and was disappointed that we didn't have towel animals. The kids were looking forward to seeing which one they got because other people had them displayed in their windows. My daughter was disappointed that we didn't […] get them. There were little things missing like lotion ,coffee maker and the fridge didn't work. The staff is not cheerful, in fact they were nothing like the staff at the moderate resorts. I only made one request for an extra pillow, via note for housekeeping, which was ignored. She took the note but didn't leave a pillow. I called to request one that evening and it was promptly delivered. It's the little things that matter and this resort missed them too many times during our stay. I suppose you get what you pay for and I obviously didn't pay enough for a magical vacation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bad location for Air travelers."
Too far to drag luggage from little mermaid. No coffee in room Too far to cafe. Excessive time to check in Very nice theme for the kids.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Dream come true!"
We stayed in the little mermaid section of the hotel. The staff was always helpful and cheerful. There was always an activity going on; movies, arts and crafts, pool parties, etc. Both kids and adults had a blast!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel during Disney trip"
Hotel provides excellent staff/service. It has the bus service to all Disney parks which is excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
We love the hotel, very pretty and good food. Staff very helpful. Pool area clean and save.Genuine Expedia guest review
"My family vacation"
Love this Disney resort. My family enjoy stay at this hotel and the services was great =) we had a great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Finding Nemo suite nice and by the large pool"
Everyone loved the pool at this resort, and the lifeguard staff was very attentive in this very busy pool. It seemed there were more people in the pool at night than during the day. The housekeeping staff was also very quick in response when I called with a request. And, as a plus, they would make towel/pillow sculptures on our bed (one day there was […] an elephant; the next day there was Mr. Ray and a little fish). My family had a great time here! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for family vacation"
Disney Art of animation resort is good for kids and family vacation. Pools are convenient. Breakfast is good ~~Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel was on property"
We are DVC members who needed a place to stay for additional 3 nights so we could extend our vacation and this was the only hotel available for our total travel dates. What luck! This ended up being a fantastic experience and the hotel could be rated among some of Disney's best. Don't get me wrong here, this is a value resort compared to the other Walt […] Disney Deluxe resorts with amenities but Disney pulled out all of the stops to make this location beyond Kid friendly, providing everything that a 6 year old girl could possibly want including a Little Mermaid Room and decor. The main pool was themed around Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid and was very well managed and maintained. The poolside activities for the kids were the same that can be found at The Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian etc. just without the added per night price. The food court was very clean and appealing if you were looking for a quick meal and not wanting to leave the property. The only notable drawback on this hotel is if you are getting a standard room, they are on the small size. We had no issues with the room beyond the size and it still was workable for 2 adults and 1 child (6yrs) since we were only there for 2 nights. The staff was excellent and allowed us to check out WELL BEYOND 11am on our departure date as our child was taken ill and our flight was not leaving until the evening. They kept our room available to us all day at NO CHARGE! GO DISNEY!!!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Motel like but artistic"
The interior of the room was well themed and fun. The walk to the room was very far if your not staying in a suite. The walk is completely outside and it was extremely hot. It is over ran with kids everywhere. There are no towels at the pool and hotel staff just said to bring them from the room with no help. Room key was needed for all area pools, laundry […] ect. So you had to carry it everywhere. No slide at either pool. Very small room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"EXCELLENT AND HONEST STAFF AT ALL DISNEY PARKS AND"
LOVED IT, MY GIRLS LOVED THE POOLS FULL OF BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERS AND THE ROOMS MADE IT REALLY FUN WITH THE CHARACTERS. WOULD DEAFINATELY STAY THERE AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was perfect.It was close to most of the parks.Magic Kingdom took a bit longer.The only complaint that I have is that I asked for a quiet room, since I heard that the rooms near the main pool are noisy. My room was so far. It took me 20 minutes to walk there each time!!!!This is very difficult when you have small children.The hotel should offer […] some sort of transportation to the rooms since there are over 2000 rooms and the resort is massive. Other than that the hote was perfect. Had everything I needed and I would definately stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Was a little skeptical at first before we checked in, because of the price and earlier experience at the Contemporary resort, I didn't know exactly where to park at time of check in, cause it was not well indicated where to check in and where to park. Once I got a parking space and checked in we noticed that the hotel was very clean and new, we had […] to walk along the pool to get to our room which was a nice feeling to see parents and kids after midnight still playing in the finding Nemo pool. The room was clean and nicely decorated with the theme that we chose, which was finding Nemo. My kids were very impressed and excited about the room, pool, game room and the Disney store at the lobby. The restaurant was a little confusing at first for breakfast because of the numerous options and prices, but after asking to staff we managed to have breakfast. The vending machines didn't work with credit cards as they supposed to and the drinks vending machine was at the lower level which wasn't so convenient. On our check out day we requested for late check out cause we stayed with the kids the day before till 2am in the morning at Magic Kingdom, housekeeping was kind of rude and not polite about our late check out, they knocked about three times on our door and were asking when we were leaving. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Can we go back to the pool?"
Our kids half way through the day at a Disney park asked " Can we go back to the resort pool?" Our family enjoyed all three pools. The food was great too! The buses were timely. Parking was free.Genuine Expedia guest review
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