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"Cars" section of Disney's Art of Animation Resort opens

The new "Cars" section of Disney's Art of Animation Resort officially opened to guests today, less than a month after the resort officially opened with the "Finding Nemo" section.

The Cars section is themed like the Cozy Cone Motel, featured in the original Cars movie. Each Cars resort building is themed to characters from the film, much like the Finding Nemo section. Themed areas feature characters such as Lightning McQueen, Sally, Luigi and Guido, and Mater. 

The Cars rooms are very much the same layout as the Finding Nemo rooms. They are all 'Family Suites', which offers accommodation for up to 6 guests, with three seperate sleeping areas. Here's a quick rundown of the features of the rooms:

  • 3 separate sleeping areas, including a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a full-sized sleeper sofa
  • Two bathrooms
  • A small kitechenett with a coffee maker, microwave and mini-fridge
  • Table and chairs
  • Two televisions with a range of channels (including The Disney Channel and a resort information channel)
  • In-room wall safe
  • Voice mail
  • Internet access point

With two sections of the new resort now open, we await the launch of the final two themed areas later this year. The Lion King section is due to open August 10 and The Little Mermaid section is due to open September 15. 

New detailed walkthrough of Disney's new Art of Animation Resort

A new video has been released by Disney which takes you through the new Disney's Art of Animation Resort, specifically the Finding Nemo section, due to open on May 31. This incredably detailed video is worth a watch as it takes you through different stages of the construction and how they designed such a well presented resort. Some of the features highlighted include the amazing underwater sound system in each pool, unique to the resort.