Disney Art of Animation Resort Opens The Lion King ‘Wing’

In the Spring we had the chance to check out the ‘Finding Nemo’ suites at Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort first-hand. As one of Disney’s ‘Value’ resorts, these accommodations provide lots of amenities at a lower price bracket. ‘Finding Nemo’ was the first of four phases at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The second – 480 “Cars” family suites opened earlier this summer and now the third phase – new Lion King wing – has opened.

In the new Lion King wing, guests embark on a journey through Africa with encounters with characters and scenic moments from the film classic at every turn. King Mufasa towers atop Pride Rock while his evil brother Scar slinks in the shadows beyond the elephant graveyard. You can also find Pumbaa and Timon with a young Simba dancing across a log bridge. Scar’s hyenas ‘guard’ the elephant graveyard, a fun area for little ones.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is located adjacent to Disney’s Pop Century Resort and offers rates from $248 per night. The 1,120 family suites include two bathrooms, a kitchenette and three separate sleeping areas that can sleep up to six. The 864 standard rooms at the “Little Mermaid” wing, opening in September, will sleep up to four, with rates starting at $94.