Disney's Art of Animation Resort

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 8378 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:

    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 !

    Excellent theming!

    Reviewed by MayaHafiz(London, United Kingdom) on Dec 02, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Being Ariel’s fans, our daughters couldn’t be any happier when they arrived at this resort. The theming was excellent, I would rate it 5 stars. Even I was impressed and still am! It was also great to walk around the resort. Distance was no issue for us. From our mermaid room to the front reception/ skyliner took 10mins but a lovely walk nevertheless. Lots of activities for kids and my daughters did the Mickey tie-dye t-shirts. However, after 12 nights at the Caribbean Beach Resort, I secretly prayed that one day they would upgrade the resort to moderate. Although I love the theming and details around the resort and in the room, the beds were really uncomfortable and smaller. This was the killer for us. Lucky that we only stayed for 2 nights. Also there isn’t a lot of space for 4 and walls very thin that we could hear the couple next door doing their thing! Would stay here again but hoping that Disney will do something about the beds and sound proofing.

    Great location for the skyliners

    Reviewed by T0niL(Fort Worth, Texas) on Dec 01, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is a great family resort right on the skyline route. The rooms that aren’t family suites are pretty small but all Disney. We were in the farthest building from the lobby and transportation so quite a walk but safe and lots to look at while you walk. The skyliners are a great new option to the buses. Moves so much faster and great views. Great quick service location