Disney seem to be moving along swiftly with the new Art of Animation Resort, so much so that the first rooms are going to be ready for the busy Summer Season in 2012. The resort has been taking reservations since early 2011 but no specific opening date was set, until now.
The first phase of the hotel to open will be a Finding Nemo-themed wing of family suites that will include a pool that, at roughly 12,000 square feet, will be the largest swimming pool at any of Disney World’s two dozen hotels and time-share resorts.
Nemo will be closely followed by the Cars wing, opening in July with the Lion King suites due in late September. The Little Mermaid section of the resort is not expected to open until late 2012.
Disney have also released a video with images from the new project. Check it out below