Lion King Wing Opens at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
On Friday August 10th The Pride Lands of Africa opened in the third phase of Disney's Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. The whimsically designed property, is situated just across the Generation Gap Bridge from Disney's popular Pop Century Resort. The opening of the Lion King wing celebrates Simba's journey, with landscapes and theming that reflect playful and poignant scenes from the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Pictures animated film "The Lion King."
Guests staying in this wing embark on a journey through Africa with encounters with the beloved characters from the classic Disney Film. "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."
The Lion King Wing is home to an additional 320 family suites at the Art of Animation Resort which celebrates "rich storytelling, spirited characters, original sketches and playfulness with colorful icons and whimsical theming inspired by classic Disney and Disney*Pixar films." This is the third and final wing with it's rooms dedicated to Family Suites featuring a kitchenette, two baths and sleeping space designed to sleep six.
Next up in the four phase roll out are the 864 standard rooms which will adorn the "Little Mermaid" wing. These standard rooms are scheduled to open in September and complete this newest Disney Value Resort property.
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