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Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Walt Disney World has confirmed the planned opening dates for the four wings that will form part of the new Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

The resort will feature wings based around four classic Disney animated movies, including Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. Walt Disney World had previously confirmed that the Finding Nemo wing would be the first to open to guests, on May 31, 2012.

The full list of opening dates is given below:

  • Finding Nemo wing - May 31, 2012
  • Cars wing - June 18, 2012
  • Lion King wing - August 10, 2012
  • Little Mermaid wing - September 15, 2012

The resort has already begun taking bookings for the Finding Nemo wing, and will begin taking reservations for the other wings from March 23.

In total, Disney's Art of Animation Resort will feature 1,120 family suites, as well as 864 standard hotel rooms. The new resort is designed to compete with nearby "value" resorts such as the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, and will re-use unfinished buildings that were originally earmarked for a second phase of construction of Disney's Pop Century Resort.

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