Aug 11

‘The Lion King’ Section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Now Open!

“Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase……….It means no worries for the rest of your days!” And that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you arrive at the newly opened Lion King section at the Art of Animation resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. You and your family will feel as if you’ve stepped right into a scene from the beloved Disney film, The Lion King, when you arrive at the resort. With bigger than life characters and scenes straight from the movie, you will be in awe as you take in the amazing details and beauty of the African savannah brought to life.

The third section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort opened on August 10, 2012. The Lion King section follows the Finding Nemo and Cars sections that opened earlier this year. The Lion King section is the last of the Family Suite sections to open. These suites have three different sleeping areas and two separate bathrooms allowing each suite to accommodate up to six guests. The final section to open will be The Little Mermaid section that will have standard resort rooms, sleeping up to 4 guests, and is scheduled to open on September 15th of this year.

The Lion King section will be the only section at the new Art of Animation resort that will not have its own pool. Instead it is filled with elaborately themed sections from the movie, which include most of its beloved characters,


The Lion King wing exclusively features family suites – 320 of them. The decor in each room is inspired by scenes from the movie. You will find Zazu featured on the head-board, while Pumbaa and Timon can be found on the shower curtain. Inside the living area you will find a leaf-shaped chair and a table that folds down into a bed.

“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. There’s Pumbaa and Timon with a young Simba dancing across a log bridge in true carefree ‘hakuna matata’ fashion. Scar’s crazed and comical hyenas ‘guard’ the elephant graveyard, a fun area sure to delight youngsters.” Disney

The rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation will make you and your family feel as if you’ve stepped into the middle of a Disney story with all of your favorite characters.



So live like a king on your vacation! Go online at www.disneyworld.disney.go.com, or call 1-407-W-DISNEY and speak with a Cast Member to make your resservations to Step Into The Story of one of your favorite Disney movies at the new Art of Animation Resort today!




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