Walt Disney World Resort Unveils Plans For New Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Walt Disney World Resort made an exciting announcement yesterday! A new one-of-a-kind resort hotel is being built around the themes of Disney animation. Family suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be designed around four themes: The Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid.
The family-friendly resort will be crowned by a 35-foot-tall model of King Triton and will have themed room interiors in nearly 2,000 new units — 1,120 family suites in The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo wings and 864 themed rooms in The Little Mermaid wings. Suites will have both a living room and a bedroom.
“These themes have both compelling storylines and vivid visuals which will come together to create a truly memorable, immersive resort experience,” said Eric Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering. “With more multi-generational families vacationing together, guests are looking for places where they can play together and stay together. This resort was designed with the needs of families in mind, as we continue the Disney tradition of providing a great guest experience for every taste and budget.”
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will have themed building exteriors and room interiors, larger than life icons from from the animated films in the courtyard areas and will be located next to Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
The new resort is expected to open by the end of 2012.
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