Yesterday, 12th June, Disney have begun to take reservations for several of its new style rooms in several category hotels around Walt Disney World Property. If you are in the US, you can now book these hotels from set periods in 2012 but if you are in the UK then you still have to hold out unless you are booking with a US travel agent. The UK based Disney site has not yet updated its hotel and room choices to give these following hotels as an option.
You can now book a stay at the new ‘Royal Rooms’ at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort. These rooms are themed after the various princesses found in Disney classic animated movies including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Princess and the Frog. The story behind the rooms, of which there is expected to be over 500 of, is said to be based up Princess Tiana. She has invited her royal friends to stay and each of these rooms have been decked out suitable for a princess. Reservations are being taken now for vacations on or after 4th March 2012. To grab yourself one of these rooms stays start from $210 +tax per night for a standard rooms(That is $34 more than the regular standard room) or a garden view Royal Room for $220. Water view Royal rooms will start from $235.
Construction is well underway at the Art of Animation resort and the first of the phased openings will see availability from June 2012. Anyone travelling on or after 1st June will be able to stay in a Finding Nemo Family Suite from $395 per night. 1st September sees the addition of the Cars Family Suites from $279 with the Lion King Suites coming online from 1st October 2012. There is no news on the availability of The Little Mermaid section of the resort but it is expected to come sometime in early 2013.
Finally, it has been reported by some independent US travel agents that The Contemporary’s new Health and Wellness Suites are now available to book. Stays are expected to begin from November 2011 and although prices have not been released, they are expected to be quite expensive. The entire 14th floor of that hotel is to be turned into a health-and-wellness theme, complete with a private yoga studio, custom-designed menus, and concierge services. The rooms themselves are expected to include amenities such as bamboo floors, low-allergen pillows and mattresses, exercise equipment and massage tables. There were no prices available at the time of writing.