The grand opening of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is currently underway as the doors opened on the morning of Thursday, May 31, 2012 with only the Finding Nemo phase so far. All three of the other phases are set to open throughout the rest of the year:
- Cars – June 18, 2012
- Lion King – August 10, 2012
- Little Mermaid – September 15, 2012
Guests that are staying at the new resort though can walk the ground and check out some of the other sections from afar and see how they’ll look. Below are some preview pics from the outside of the buildings for The Lion King section. As you can see, Simba is a prominent character along with Pumbaa and Timon.