Inside The Little Mermaid wing and rooms of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort as Walt Disney World completes newest hotel

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Walt Disney World has completed the newest addition to its lineup of more than twenty hotels. With the debut of “The Little Mermaid” wing, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is now fully open for guests to explore and immerse themselves in four separate animated stories.

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

On Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, the “Flippin’ Fins” pool, surrounded by larger-than-life characters, made its big splash along with 864 standard hotel rooms that sleep up to four guests. Take a trip under the sea with Ariel and friends in the video below.


Video: Tour The Little Mermaid wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


This wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort based on “The Little Mermaid” features one of three pools in the hotel, complimenting the “Big Blue Pool” in the “Finding Nemo” wing as well as the “Cozy Cone Motel” pool in the “Cars” wing. But whether guests stay in these wings or the pool-less wing themed to the jungles of “The Lion King,” all are invited to explore the entire resort and enjoy its many amenities.

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Characters prominently featured in “The Little Mermaid” wing include Ursula, King Triton, Prince Eric, Flounder, Sebastian, and, of course, Ariel herself.

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Other decorations include whozits and whatsits galore, along with plenty of thingamabobs:

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Inside the standard rooms, two twin beds or single queen beds fill the underwater-themed space, featuring colorful decorations along with plenty characters from the walls to the shower curtains. Our friends at WaltCastOnline.com, Shawn and Katie Bonneau, shared pictures from their opening weekend stay in the new wing.

The Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

The Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Unlike the other wings of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, “The Little Mermaid” wing features exterior entry rooms, so there are no indoor, air conditioned hallways and elevators are located outside as well.

The Little Mermaid wing at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Nightly rates vary widely across Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, not only with each season throughout the year, but also especially between the standard rooms for “The Little Mermaid” wing, which start at $94, and the family suites of the other three wings. But whether staying there or not, all Walt Disney World guests can and should at least visit Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, explore its character-filled grounds, and grab a meal at its unique Landscape of Flavors food court, as this new hotel is unlike all others on property.

More photos from The Little Mermaid wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort:

19 Comments

  1. Tess

    Thanks so much for posting these pics! We are staying in the Little Mermaid section a few weeks before Christmas. Very excited!

    1. Kristi

      Tess, we are as well. Dec. 10-18th. Maybe we will see you there! If you see two women and a teenager, that’s us but we older women will be on bright yellow trimmed scooters! LOL – Have a GREAT trip!

  2. Sara

    I can’t wait to stay there. I will be staying there next Sept for 10 days

    1. Kristi

      Time goes by so quickly, really. Soon you will be there before you know it! Have a good trip.

  3. ANDREW

    I actually think this is the most cozy of the wings

    1. Kristi

      I totally agree!

  4. Rebecca

    Can you tell me what building Ursula is near? My 7 year old will hate seeing her. I will want to plan to stay in a building or room that is away from her. Also, are the rooms really TWIN beds?? How are you supposed to fit 4 people in there? They look tiny!

    1. Joslyn Gould

      Rebecca, there are two full sized beds in each room – we are going in October and plan to have 1 adult/1 child per bed to fit comfortably. This is the standard layout for the value hotels in WDW.

  5. karla

    where can i send a negative comment about this wing which i beleive shoud be taken in consideration, but have no intention to affect anyone…?

    1. claire

      what would that be hun

  6. Kristy

    I just booked a room in the little mermaid wing for Feb 2014…2 adults with mobility issues and a 9 year old. I’m not really liking the long walk to the bus stop but we when you are at disney you suck it up lol 😉

  7. chandra

    we will be going there on May 22 for three days and my 7 year old is so exsited to be going this is her frist time.

    1. jackie

      haha me to i will be there on 05/22/13

  8. Brandy C

    GREAT article, thanks! We plan to say there December 2013. Last time we did Carribean Beach with the Pirate themed room, which was super cute, but FAR FAR away from everything else at the resort.

  9. Cerys H

    Thank you very much for this, we are staying there in 15 days and now we can look even more forward to it :)

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  11. lilieth

    wuooooo que lindo mi hija de 6 años muere por estar alli
    estamos ahorrando para que se haga realidad precioso

  12. Angela

    12 days !!!!!!!!! We start our road trip in 12 days from the IN/MI border 19 hours south to buena vista :) we are staying 6 nights in a little mermaid room and can’t wait!!!!

  13. Joe

    Hoping to get my niece to come visit. Can’t decide the Animation Resort or Animal kingdom. hmmm….

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