Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Opening Soon!

Disney World Art of Animation Preview

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Disney World in Florida will be opening its doors beginning May 31st. It’s time to immerse yourself into two Pixar films – Cars and Finding Nemo!

Just this past week Disney invited fellow bloggers to preview this new resort – our friends at Inside the Magic were kind enough to share some of their photos and video with us from that sneak preview.

(Thanks again Inside the Magic for sharing their photos and video with us).

Pixar Supervising Animator Shawn Krause was also treated to an early preview by the resort’s General Manager Rick Allen. In this video by Disney Parks Blog, Shawn is shown the resort’s lobby, a family suite in the Finding Nemo wing as well as the Finding Nemo pool area. One thing that really stuck out for me in this video is when Shawn was excited about seeing and touching the characters which he helped create – to me that was very heartwarming and I can’t imagine what that must feel like for these great Pixar animators.

According to Disney World, the resort will open in phases:

  • Finding Nemo Family Suites – Opening May 31
  • Cars Family Suites – Opening June 18
  • The Lion King Family Suites – Opening August 10
  • The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms – Opening September 15
Disney World Art of Animation Concept Art

The family suites can sleep up to six guests with a master bedroom and three different sleeping areas, along with two full baths.

The theme of this resort is so “on point” with what we love, however, we feel that each themed building should offer standard rooms.  We would LOVE to stay in the Pixar-themed buildings of this resort, but we are limited to only staying in the Little Mermaid building – as we are just a couple.  It wouldn’t make much sense to stay in a family suite in the Finding Nemo or Cars buildings.  Let’s just hope Disney renovates some of the suites in the Pixar buildings into standard rooms in the future.

Have you booked your room yet?

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