The Little Mermaid Wing Opens Completing Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The final wing of Disney's Art of Animation Resort is complete and Guests are now invited to slumber in Ariel's colorful retreat at "The Little Mermaid" wing. This final phase of the staggered opening that included "Finding Nemo", "Cars" and "The Lion King" which opened previously and have been hosting guests while construction continued. The Little Mermaid saw it's first Guests arrive on Saturday Sept. 15 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Ursula in the CourtyardUrsula in the Courtyard
The magic of Disney Animation continues with rooms themed around one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. "The Little Mermaid" wing features 864 standard hotel rooms that can sleep up to four guests, and is the only section of this property that offers a standard hotel room. Little Mermaid room rates start at $94 and increase depending on season.

Art of Animation Little Mermaid RoomArt of Animation Little Mermaid Room
Guests will delight in the sea-inspired color palette (the rooms are very blue) and an aquatic motif, as they become part of her world and plunge "under the sea" into Ariel's secret grotto. With colorful fish swimming along the walls and a painting of Prince Eric, you'll feel right at home snuggling into your oyster shell for a good night's sleep.

Little Mermaid Vanity and BathLittle Mermaid Vanity and Bath
Outside in the courtyard you'll also find playful film-inspired decor and characters from the undersea kingdom including Ursula, King Triton and Sebastian come to life. Surrounded by Flounder and friends, a larger-than-life Ariel overlooks "The Little Mermaid" courtyard and Flippin' Fins pool where Guests can beach themselves for some quiet time in the sun.

Ariel in the Flippin Fins CourtyardAriel in the Flippin Fins Courtyard
I can't wait until I'm able to stay here next month and share a first hand review with you. What do you think of this last section of Disney's Art of Animation? Will you be booking a room soon? Leave a comment and let me know!

lynxphil wrote on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 19:41:

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The photos look awesome! I showed my 2 year old daughter and she wants to go there! :-)

PirateGirl wrote on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 20:20:

The rooms look great. I can see myself staying there in the future.

DisneyDee27 wrote on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 20:58:

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I'll be there twice in December. I'm looking forward to my stays in the LM...and to my swim in the big blue pool!!

nikkirugby13 wrote on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 20:09:

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43 days till I fall asleep in my own oyster shell! LOL :)
so very excited, looking forward to your first-hand review!

Rach W wrote on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 16:09:

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Just got back from a stay there. The theming is fabulous. (I want the tiles in the shower area!). But it is very much a value resort. No coffee maker in room. The provided toiletries are only soap & 1 bottle of a combo shampoo/conditioner. The towels are on the thin side & the comforter stiff and bulky. Each bed has only 2 small, firm pillows.

Also be prepared for a long haul from the main center & buses. I recommend walking around the outside of the buildings to avoid the bottlenecks in the play area courtyards.

But when you do get to Landscape of Flavors - OMG the food is fabulous. And ask a CM to tell you about the "Secret Words." (We may have gotten many weird looks for screaming "Mufasa" in LoF, but it worked!)

Overall I'd stay there again in a heartbeat - just bringing my own accouterments.

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:34:

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Thanks so much for your report Rach! Okay, bring my own toiletries, call housekeeping for extra pillows, and find out what the secret word is! Fantastic!

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