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Time-Lapse Video: Will You ‘Find Nemo’ At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort?

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

We’re nearly one month away from the opening of Phase I of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which will include the “Finding Nemo” wing, Landscape of Flavors food court, Ink & Paint Shop merchandise location and other common guest areas.

The “Finding Nemo” wing will feature large character installations of Crush, Marlin, Nemo, and Mr. Ray, among others, as well as the largest pool ever built at a Disney resort.

Here’s an exclusive time-lapse video from our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering that shows all the progress that has been made so far.

The resort’s remaining wings will open later this year, with “Cars” opening June 18, “The Lion King” on Aug. 10 and “The Little Mermaid” on Sept. 15.

Now, who is ready to book?

For more updates regarding Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, see the posts below:


  • I wish I lived in Florida… or at least returing this year/next. Oh well, will have to wait a bit longer. Enjoy everyone

  • The pool looks awesome!

  • I booked a family suite for myself, daughter, sister, her husband and their daughter for May 31rst!! I’m sooo excited to see what is in store for the opening day! I hope they have some special pin for opening day, my daughter would love that!!

    • Have fun!

  • Booked my family of 5 for the end of August in the Finding Nemo Suites! Got the free dining plan too! Can’t wait!

  • I just booked for this Christmas season. Can’t wait!

  • Booked for the the second week of opening in Little Mermaid

  • Staying there in August!! Cant wait!

  • I’m already booked for the first night! Very Excited!

    • That’s awesome! Have a blast.

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