Lion King at Art of Animation

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by AndyPok1, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. AndyPok1

    AndyPok1 Back in MCO!

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    346
    I finished my apartment searching in Orlando early yesterday and had 4 or 5 hours to kill, so I headed over to Art of Animation to check out the new resort.

    Much to my surprise, the Lion King section wasn't walled off. Much to my chagrin, I didn't bring my camera. All I can saw is wow. Having walked through the other two areas, Lion King absolutely knocks it out of the park. A giant Simba... A giant fallen log that Timon and friends are strolling across. Brilliantly done. I'm sure one of the wonderful photogs on The DIS will have a gallery up soon.

    In related news, I remembered that there were comments about The Little Mermaid section being a huge trek away from the main pool/dining/building. So I downloaded a pedometer app to my phone and made the walk. It is still walled off, but I tried to approximate the distance to the closest rooms and came up with .2 mile. Which for me is about a 4 minute walk. Not bad by any means. If you are on the very far end of Little Mermaid, it could be annoying... Say .35 or .4 miles, but it's still a shorter distance than the rooms at the Boardwalk to the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT.

    Hope this helps or excites someone!!
     
  2. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2001
    Messages:
    41,042
    I have a stay coming up at AofA in the Lion King rooms. I have to say that the Cars rooms so far are my favorite. I'll report back on these new rooms.
     
  3. donalduck

    donalduck DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    515
    Lucky

     
  4. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2005
    Messages:
    13,121
    The official Disney Parks Blog posted some awesome pics of the Lion King section today. They can be found here. It looks like another great wing to the resort! :thumbsup2
     
  5. AndyPok1

    AndyPok1 Back in MCO!

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    346
    Ya! Those were the two things I was talking about. It looks awesome.
     

Share This Page