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4.0 out of 5

"Felt like one giant motel. Not a nice hotel at all, the dining facility was an over priced self service cafeteria which has very limited options and a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 21 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Lake Buena Vista awaits you at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. You'll be 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Highlights at this resort include 3 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, and a free airport shuttle.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 2104 rooms feature free WiFi, in-room childcare, and free local calls. Room service, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.

At the resort's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 6:00 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free theme park shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Bay Lake resort include Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Epcot®.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite (Lion King)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Disney's Art of Animation Resort ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Family (1)
3 out of 5
Felt like one giant motel. Not a nice hotel at all, the dining facility was an over priced self service cafeteria which has very limited options and a very down market feel. The pool as great and I also like the fact it had an on site laundry. Overall, over priced and does not deliver what their website makes out.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Good for kids. Lots of pools. Rooms were spacious and comfortable.

Posted by on 30 Jun. 2019

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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. 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.

  • 2104 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 11 buildings
  • Built in 2012
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • 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 Intl. Airport (MCO) (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 2104 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Lake Buena Vista resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort has a restaurant on site.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to My Disney Experience Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to My Disney Experience
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, 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
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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.

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 may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 30 for adults, USD 5 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 15 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Awards & Affiliations

This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.

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