Disney's Art of Animation Resort

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 8381 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Fun time but 5 days was enough

    Reviewed by jugstwotimes(Caerphilly, United Kingdom) on Dec 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Stayed in a little mermaid room for 5 night before our condo and it was fine for 5 days. Room was clean but beds very small and if you had to eat here for two weeks I think you would get fed up with food court. We stayed for benefit of extra hours and the gondola which was a great perk

    Great resort, slow check in...

    Reviewed by stechap(York, United Kingdom) on Dec 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Stayed here for 5 nights and, reception/check in aside, it couldn’t be faulted. Our first onsite stay, the hotel is classed as a value resort and it is that - basic room but very clean and tidy so no complaints there. The skyliner stops at the hotel and it is a great addition to the transportation. It takes roughly the same time as the bus to get to Epcot/Hollywood studios but it is a much more pleasant experience. Reception was very slow though, took an age to check in and a second visit there to enquire about an issue took 40 minutes when there were only 4 people in front of me in the queue. I should say that the staff on reception were very attentive which may explain the long wait times. Would definitely recommend and will stay there again

    Family Friendly

    Reviewed by denajennell(Fort Myers Beach, Florida) on Dec 06, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Let's be honest, this place is ALL for the kids! In two previous trips to Disney, I stayed at more upscale resorts so I was a bit hesitant about staying here. I have to say it was pretty great, no complaints! Pros - Nice big cafeteria for quick meals. Nice kid friendly pool area. Connected to Skyliner. Big arcade to keep kids entertained. Lots of activities (movies by the pool, pool party). Rooms were well appointed, clean, comfortable, and suprisingly quiet at night! Cons - It all seems a tiny bit dated, small pool bar for adults to grab a drink after all the excitement of Disney and not close to any sit down restaurants to use up those dining credits. Overall great stay and I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone with young kids who are not looking for an upscale/luxury experience.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Great family resort

    Reviewed by luvbuddies(Morton, Illinois) on Dec 04, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    The staff is great and will help out however they need. We had a medical emergency our first night of 4 of our vacation. Chelsea went above and beyond to help in anyway possible. We will stay here anytime we come to Disney. We had two car suits, one Nemo suite and one Little Mermaid room. They were all fabulous and our Grandkids enjoyed them and the poos and arcade very much. Getting to the parks was very convenient. We especially loved the new Skyliner.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    The best resort for families with 3 toddlers & grandparents too

    Reviewed by Bettina L(Dallas, Texas) on Dec 04, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I think that there could be no better place for 3 children under 3, with one who loves Cars. We stayed in Bldg 1 of the Cars suites. Our 3 year old arrived after dark and thought he had entered the Cars movie. All of the characters were there. Our suites were next to each other & were adorable, 2 bathrooms was fantastic, all the furnishings resembled tool boxes, lamps of traffic cones. The table that turned into a bed at night fabulous, we did not use the couch that turned into a bed but fabulous attention to detail. Large hallways. Great pools for little ones, playground great, nice wide walkways to get rid of pent up energy. Loved the cafeteria , good selection of food, bought the mugs so we had endless refills & hot chocolate before bed. This resort is definitely for young children but that’s what makes it so comfortable! Parking was easy. The new monorail has a stop there so fun to ride back & forth. The ones who went to Magic Kingdom had easy bus transportation to & from with no waits. I would highly recommend !