The Art of Animation opened to guests on May 31, 2012. The resort is opening in phases with Phase 1 (Nemo Suites and Big Blue Pool) and Phase 2 (Cars Suite and Cozy Cone Pool) already open.
The next phase to open is the Lion King on August 10th. Disney Parks Blog released this photo recently of the Mufasa Sculpture as a sneak peek.
The Lion King section will feature the Elephant Graveyard Playground (no pool in this section). An elephant skull will be 16 feet tall and expect to see hyenas coming over the rocks. While it won't be identical to the film, you will certainly notice similaries. The same for the "Hakuna Matata" scene where Timon, Pumbaa, and Young Simba walk across the bridge.
It was previously announced that inside the Lion King Suites you can expect to see ZaZu on the headboards and Pumbaa and TImon on the Shower Curtain!
AllEars has some additional photos to share with you that we've taken from the guest side of the fence to further whet your appetite.
AllEars will have full photo and video coverage when the Lion King Suites open in August!
We have videos and stills galore of the already opened sections:
Fact Sheet and Resort Videos http://allears.net/acc/faq_artan.htm
Our Resort Overview: http://allears.net/acc/issue663.htm
Recreation Activities: http://land.allears.net/blogs/kristin-ford/2012/06/disneys_art_of_animation_offer_1.html
Extensive photo blog: http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2012/06/art_of_animation_resort.html
The Grand Opening Report: http://land.allears.net/blogs/debwills/2012/05/the_art_of_animation_resort_of.html
The previous post in this blog was July 4th Celebrations in Epcot.
The next post in this blog is Landscape of Flavors and Colors - AllEars Meet and Greet July 29, 2012.