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Inside The Little Mermaid Wing at Art of Animation Resort

The last wing to open at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is actually the first set of buildings built. Of course, it was still called “Pop Century – Legendary Years” at the time. Later these buildings became known as Disney’s Ghost hotel. Now we’re just… Read More »Inside The Little Mermaid Wing at Art of Animation Resort

Disney World Moms Panel To Open Search in September

The Disney World Moms Panel is going into its fifth year of providing travel advice and has now expanded to include Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and RunDisney (among other topics). The next panel is even looking to add someone with a general sports-cation background and… Read More »Disney World Moms Panel To Open Search in September

Walt Disney World Fourth of July Fireworks

Walt Disney World announced their plans to illuminate the night skies with special pyrotechnic shows for our nation’s independence holiday. It’s a weird week with the 4th of July falling on the Wednesday but that won’t stop Disney from showing a wide selection of shows,… Read More »Walt Disney World Fourth of July Fireworks

Cars Themed Family Suites Open in Second Phase at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Welcome to Radiator Springs, a Happy Place

The west coast got its Cars Land, an immersive environment that transports the guest into the world of Cars, but the east coast is getting some cars lovin’ too. The second phase of Disney’s Art of Animation just opened and guests are now able to explore the three wings and book a room in the Cars themed hotel rooms. You’ll find Lightning McQueen, Mater, Flo and other characters from the popular Pixar film “Cars” in a larger than life Radiator Springs set design.

In the new Cars wing, featuring 480 family suites, a freshly paved road leads guests on the greatest road trip ever, a cruise down memory lane to small town America — Radiator Springs. Parked at the entryway Sheriff and the infamous Doc Hudson welcome folks into town, along with other car “faces” parked along the road. There’s backdrops of Luigi’s Casa Della Tires, Tow Mater Towing and the Wheel Well Motel, creating an authentic setting lifted from the super-charged adventure.

All roads lead to the 60′s style Cozy Cone Motel where distinctive orange cone-shaped cabanas invite guests to kick back and then take a dip in the Cozy Cone Pool. High-octane theming is full-throttle inside the family suites, with orange cones imprinted in the carpeting and adorning the light fixtures plus animation-inspired artwork. Guests will feel as though they walked into a scene from the blockbuster film as a pull-out bed extends from the living room sofa (whimsically appearing as the back seat of an old hot rod), the tool chest is actually the dresser and the bathroom design is inspired by a car wash.

Below the jump is a gallery of images from the new Cars themed buildings and a teaser image from The Lion King wings that will open soon.

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