Disney Releases Details of Its New 2,000-Room Art of Animation Budget Resort

fireworks over disney castle - disney resort
fireworks over disney castle - disney resort

In 2012, Walt Disney World in Orlando will add some 2,000 new rooms in its "Value" category, which are the cheapest rooms on its property. Cosmetic details of its Disney's Art of Animation Resort were announced today.

In some idealized artist's renderings, the company unveiled the outside of the resort, which will be divided into four areas -- dressed up as four of Disney's and Pixar's greatest hits of the past generation: Cars, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Little Mermaid, in which the cheapest rooms will be. There will be 854 standard rooms (maximum occupancy of four) plus another 1,120 "Family Suites" (maximum occupancy of six) which at Disney are usually two standard rooms, with two standard motel-style bathrooms, that are merely joined with an interior door.

Seen in perspective, the details aren't revolutionary. Really, Art of Animation is just another iteration of the workable style and amenities present in other Value rooms that exist on the resort property, including All-Star Sports, Music, and Movies. There, outsize outdoor decorations belie somewhat standard cement-block motel-style room indoors. Meals are supplied in a central food court-style hall.