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Overview of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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3 outdoor pools
3 outdoor pools
3 outdoor pools
Flat-screen TV

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course7 min drive
    Popular LocationESPN Wide World of Sports9 min drive
    Popular LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios®14 min drive
    AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)29 min drive

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Family Suite

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 50 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 Single Murphy Bed

Family Suite (Lion King)

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 50 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 Single Murphy Bed

Finding nemo family suite

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 50 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 Single Murphy Bed

The Little Mermaid Standard Room

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed

Cars family suite

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 50 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 Single Murphy Bed

About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Disney's Art of Animation Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista's Bay Lake neighbourhood. Disney Springs® is worth exploring if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Disney's Boardwalk - 6 min drive
  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 7 min drive
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports - 9 min drive
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 10 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Orlando Station - 27 min drive
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Landscape of Flavors - 6 min walk
  • Flying Fish Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Kouzzina by Cat Cora - 3 min drive
  • Trattoria al Forno - 3 min drive
  • Restaurant Marrakesh - 3 min drive

About this property

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort in Bay Lake, near ESPN Wide World of Sports
This resort features 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, a free airport shuttle and a free theme park shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, self parking and dry cleaning. All 2104 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, ceiling fans and hairdryers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Disney's Art of Animation Resort offers 2104 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

Awards and affiliations

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free theme park shuttle

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–11:30 AM: USD 5-30 for adults and USD 5-30 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • DVR
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night
Dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 30 for adults, and 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
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.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Disney's Art of Animation Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Disney's Art of Animation Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Disney's Art of Animation Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
As of 17 Apr. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Disney's Art of Animation Resort on 19 Apr. 2021 start from AU$276, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Disney's Art of Animation Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools.
Is Disney's Art of Animation Resort pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 50 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Self-parking is available for USD 15 per night.
What time is check-in at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Disney's Art of Animation Resort?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Disney's Art of Animation Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs (available on request).
Where is Disney's Art of Animation Resort located?
Located in Lake Buena Vista, this family-friendly resort is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Disney Springs® and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 544 out of 941 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 243 out of 941 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 99 out of 941 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 29 out of 941 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 26 out of 941 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Staff & service
The property offered easy online ordering for food. The pool was nice. The service for checking in was not easy. We asked for room service and towel exchange every other day and always had to call housekeeping to have the trash taken out and new towels.
Stayed 8 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The size of the resort was huge, and the different themes in different areas were great for exploring, and the pool hours were very amenable being open until 11 so you could swim after getting home after park closings. Management goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is great and you are taken care of. What was bad was food quality was borderline bad. With covid, they push mobile ordering, and contactless payment, and even when we waited in the restaurant for our order to be done, when we went to pick it up 20 feet away when it said it was done on our Disney app, most of the time the food was luke warm to cold. I know it is only quick service food, but for the prices you are paying for dining, and staying here, I would expect a little bit better. Stay away from the large pool and keep to the smaller pools in the resort if you can, less traffic and the repair of the big blue pool should be redone again as the texturing they used for it feels like walking on gravel.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Transfers to and from the park was awesome. What upset me is Online Check in was almost an hour wait.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Wait times for buses was always over an hour. Disney doesn’t care about customers’ time. They use children guilt trip as a manipulative ploy. Sorry to have to write this. Gy
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
A lot of walking to get anything, no microwave.Would’ve been nice to at least have a vending machine for a snack.. The pool was nice
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

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