‘Disney’s Art of Animation’ Resort to Open Summer 2012; WDW Site Offers Update
Walt Disney World has added a page for its Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to the official website. The resort, which replaces the original proposed Pop Century: Legendary Years resort, is slated to open in summer of 2012.
According to the site, it will be a value resort that will consist of mostly family suites, as was rumored for Pop Century: Legendary Years after a pilot program at All Star Music. While The Little Mermaid section will consist of 864 ‘sea-inspired’ rooms, The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo sections will offer a total of 1,120 family suites, each consisting of: 1 master bedroom; 2 bathrooms; and 3 separate sleeping areas which includes a ‘Inovabed,’ a pull-out bed that transforms from a dining or work table as opposed to a sofa. The suites will sleep up to six.
The remaining announced details lend themselves to a typical Value resort at the Walt Disney World Resort, including the support for Remote Airline Check-In Service, which is somewhat telling since its companion service of Disney’s Magical Express is currently set to expire in 2011 pending a renewal.
[via Disney Parks Blog]