Family fun starts sooner than expected at Art of Animation Resort

Finding Nemo Playground &#169 Art of Animation Resort

Finding Nemo Playground @ Art of Animation Resort

Disney Vacation Guide: Art of Animation Resort to open earlier than expected

You’ll be the family hero when your little Cars/Little Mermaid/Lion King/Nemo fans see that you’ve booked a stay in the brand-spanking-new Art of Animation Resort at Disney World. Book a perfectly-themed family suite and put yourselves smack dab in the middle of your favorite story. Reservations are being accepted now for family suites.

We’ve known for some time now that Disney’s Art of Animation Resort would be opening in phases starting in May 2012. But it was announced today that the Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid wings of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will open sooner than expected.

What’s open when?

On May 31 the Finding Nemo wings will open as expected. But the Cars wings will open on June 18 instead of July 31. The Lion King rooms will be open August 10 instead of September 30. And instead of opening at the end of the year, the value rooms of Little Mermaid wings will open September 15.

The construction of the Art of Animation Resort has been a major project, creating more than 800 construction jobs. Once it’s open, 750 permanent resort hotel jobs will be available.

Did you know…

The Art of Animation property will have the largest swimming pool at Disney World at 11,859 square feet? That is a lot of pool!

Tell us…

Would your family most enjoy a stay in a Cars room, a Little Mermaid room, a Nemo room or a Lion King room?