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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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Be surrounded in the artistry, enchantment and magic of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar movies. Stay at a Disney Resort hotel that invites you to explore the storybook landscapes seen in such classics as Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. From delightfully themed family suites to wondrously detailed courtyards, Disney's Art of Animation "draws" you and your family in to become a part of some of your animated favorites.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 47 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Although the rooms are dated motel rooms, you don’t go to Disney to hang out in your rooms. The resort offers a lot for families and especially the kids. Multiple pools, plenty of room to run around, arcade and store make this a great place to unwind after a day at the Disney
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Response from WDW_Parks_Resorts, Disney Social Reviews at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Responded yesterday
Thanks for this review of Disney's Art of Animation Resort! We apologize that you found the rooms to be outdated, but please know our Resort rooms do undergo routine maintenance and refreshing to maintain the high quality our Resorts are known for. However, I'm so glad to know you and your family still enjoyed spending time at the Resort, enjoying all the great amenities it has to offer. Just keep swimming - back to Walt Disney World for another visit soon! Kristina Disney Social Reviews
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Hotel's Favorite
We love the Art of Animation!!! This is our 3rd time staying at this resort. We previously stayed in the Lion King Section, then 2x at the Cars Section. Someting about Art of Animation, Pop! Century, and the All Stars (even though they are value resorts) says Disney! We love
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Response from WDW_Parks_Resorts, Disney Social Reviews at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Responded Nov 10, 2018
I know the saying goes "third time's the charm", but it sounds like each stay at Disney's Art of Animation has been the charm for your family! This Resort is one of my favorites because you feel like you've really stepped into a Disney movie. Whether you're walking the grounds, taking a swim, or hanging out in your room there’s magic everywhere! I'm glad your family has enjoyed The Lion King and Cars Family Suites during your stays and they have far exceeded your expectations. During your next stay, you should try out the Finding Nemo Family Suites-you're sure to feel like a part of the big, blue world! I hope you will join us for many more visits at Art of Animation! Jordan Disney Social Reviews
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We booked this hotel because it was the best of the budget Disney hotels and it was under $250/night for Christmas week. Pros: Newest budget hotel The location is great Disney perks of free parking at the resort and 60 day fast passes This hotel is a kid’s dream Cute theme
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Response from WDW_Parks_Resorts, Disney Social Reviews at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Responded yesterday
Thanks for sharing this review of your time under the sea at Disney's Art of Animation Resort with us! Rest assured that all Resort rooms are thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival. Should you ever have any concerns about the cleanliness of your room, please know you are always welcome to speak with one of our Housekeeping Cast Members and they will do everything in their power to make it right for you. While many Guests prefer the Little Mermaid rooms because they are a bit more secluded, I certainly understand that the long walk back to the room at the end of the day might not be for everyone. I would agree with your plan to book a room located closer to the center of the Resort - perhaps in the big blue world of the Finding Nemo section! Overall, I'm happy to know you enjoyed your stay and were able to make use of many of the Resort's perks and amenities. This really is the perfect Resort for kids! We hope to draw you all back again real soon! Kristina Disney Social Reviews
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Disney certainly got this one right! We loved the Art of Animation! Stayed in the Lion King section in a room close to the main building. All of the sections of the resort are amazing with wonderful attention to detail, my kids were so excited! Super cute! I personally
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Response from WDW_Parks_Resorts, Disney Social Reviews at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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I'm thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort - the Lion King Family Suites for sure leave you saying "Hakuna Matata!" It seems this Resort was truly a perfect fit for you and your family, from the convenient Landscape of Flavors to the efficient, complimentary transportation. Your review really seems to capture it all! It's especially exciting to me to know you find such great value in this Value Resort and would happily recommend it to others. We hope to "sketch" you back here or at another one of our Disney Resort hotels again soon! Kristina Disney Social Reviews
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Art of Animation Resort. The room was small, but honestly, we just needed a place to sleep. We booked The Little Mermaid room, and it was SO cute. The restaurant on site is nice and we visited it a few times. The bus transportation from the
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Response from WDW_Parks_Resorts, Disney Social Reviews at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us about your recent stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort! The pictures that you shared really capture the color and fun that keep me coming back time after time! The Little Mermaid section of this Resort is the one I like the best, because I always feel like I am right in the middle of the whimsical undersea world of one of my favorite animated films! I love looking at all there is to see as I stroll to Landscape of Flavors for a bite to eat. With such a large menu, it is so easy to find something that everyone in the family will enjoy before hopping on the complimentary transportation for a day of making magical memories in our Theme Parks! We can’t wait for you to join us under the sea again soon! Heather Disney Social Reviews
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comfortable sofa bed
Cars map on coffee table
shower curtain in shower/tub bathroom
kitchenette is compact and very functional, following Cars theme.
What is the sound proof quality of the rooms? Thanks
What is the sound proof quality of the rooms? Thanks
You can’t hear voices / people talking in room next door but you can here doors closing, toilets flushing and people in the corridor. i would imagine most rooms at value or moderate resorts are like this as though
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Yes provides direct transportation to the parks (no stops). For the airport its shared with Pop Century which is basically next door.
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When I stayed I didn't see any animals but I'm sure if you contact them directly they can give you the best advice. I think your pup will be made a fuss of and they are quite laid back at check in there are lots of people at that part of the building so they might not even hear the barking. Hope you have a great holiday.
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There is an outdoor bar at the pool. I believe there were TVs.
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"Book Lion King tower or Cars"
"We loved the Cars and Nemo themed rooms (they sleep 6 and have two bathrooms!)"
"Pool side of the buildings makes for easier access. Wifi reception was better on a higher floor during our visit."
"Ask for room close to the lobby"
"Great suite rooms in Finding Nemo bldg"
$174 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesFloridaCentral FloridaOrlandoLake Buena Vista
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