• On Sep 8, 2021
    Richard from ME Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be arriving Sunday Sept 12 and staying at AoA I am wondering two things...what are the hours to use the pools and then next is what is the easiest way to get to Animal Kingdom from AoA?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to planDisney, Richard. We just love when you stop by! It looks like your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation is about to begin. I bet you're counting down the days!

     You're sure to enjoy Disney's Art of Animation Resort. As part of the Disney Resorts Collection, Guests at this unique Disney Resort hotel can stay IN the magic, even after leaving the theme parks! My family loves Disney's Art of Animation Resort for its immersive theming and unique amenities. My kids especially appreciate the three pools. What could be better than swimming with your favorite Disney and Pixar pals nearby? Let's chat about your questions!

     The pool hours at Disney's Art of Animation Resort can vary. You can expect all three pools to open at 10:00 AM. The Big Blue Pool sometimes closes as early as 8:00 PM, but it can be open as late as 11:00 PM like the Flippin' Fins Pool and the Cozy Cone Pool are. Pool hours for the day are posted at the entrance to each pool and near the check-in desk at Animation Hall. You'll find that pool towels and life jackets are available at the pool for Guests. Isn't that convenient?

     To answer your second question, the easiest way to get to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park from Disney's Art of Animation Resort is to use bus transportation. The bus stops are located just outside Animation Hall. Have you downloaded the My Disney Experience mobile app? This handy tool has lots of cool features, but one of my favorites is the bus time feature. With this feature, you can view up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next buses will depart from your Disney Resort hotel. Checking the bus wait times before leaving our room has saved my family lots of valuable time!

     I hope you have a chance to enjoy Movies Under the Stars during your stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Relaxing on the lawn and watching a beloved Disney film with your loved ones is such a magical way to end a day of pixie-dusted adventures!

     Thanks again for bringing us your planning questions, Richard. We're wishing you another magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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