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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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

Overview of Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 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 sanitizer provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios®5 min drive
  • Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course7 min drive
  • Popular LocationESPN Wide World of Sports9 min drive
  • AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)29 min drive

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About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Disney's Art of Animation Resort is located in Lake Buena Vista's Bay Lake neighborhood. Disney Springs® is worth checking out 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. Traveling 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 Hollywood Studios® - 5 min drive
  • 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

Getting around

  • Kissimmee Station - 25 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 Disney's Hollywood Studios®
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 hair dryers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
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.

Guests can surf the web using the 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.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

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/140°F 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 sanitizer 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 transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip 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/game room

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • 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 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 center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • 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 cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable 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

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

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

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

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4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 564 out of 961 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 243 out of 961 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 99 out of 961 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 961 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 961 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was perfect.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
We were close to the main building and pool, which made it easier to commute. They did not come to clean at all and I had to call for for towels. They quickly brought more towels after the call. The buses to Disney Springs began service an hour after the park opened. I suspect the problems we had were due to the shut down and unexpected surge of people on Memorial holiday. They did show nightly outdoor movies for the kids which was very nice and the skyline rides were nice because hardly anyone was using them to get around.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful experience at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
The property itself is in decent shape. Very kid friendly. I booked this room last minute as it was a cheaper option than any other disney hotel. Check in staff was very friendly and nice. When we got to the room it was clean except the bathroom. The bathroom literally had feces spread out on the outside of the toilet bowl. I have never seen anything like this before in my life and we travel a lot. I called the front desk and they assured me to send someone right away. Well 30 minutes later and no one had arrived. I had to track down a cleaning person in a different building to come and clean my bathroom. Also the sink in the bathroom would not drain it just had sitting water in it the entire time. After all that we go to the park and we come back late around 11pm and the air conditioner is not working properly. All day in the hot sun and no cool air in our room. There was 4 outlets in the room 2 didnt work with switches on or off. Had to charge phones etc with 2 outlets. They charge you $15 a night for parking but they dont give you a parking pass or even check anything. During checkout I complained to the front desk about all of these problems and they just smiled at me, said sorry, and told me they would let the correct people know and then kind of hurried me along. Would never stay here again no matter how much cheaper it is than the rest of disneys resorts.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2021