1st rooms in new Disney hotel to open May 31
By Jason Garcia, Orlando Sentinel
10:45 PM EDT, October 10, 2011
The first phase of Walt Disney World's newest hotel will open May 31, the
company said Monday.
The giant resort began taking reservations several months ago for
Disney's Art of Animation Resort, though company officials said it is too
early to glean anything from the pace of bookings.
"But, certainly there is a passion that's out there," said Kevin Myers, vice
president of resort operations for Disney World.
The first of the hotel's four phases to open will be a Finding Nemo-themed
wing of family suites. It 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 shares