ORLANDO (CBS4)- Walt Disney World will add to it’s empire with the first wing of its new resort hotel opening in May 2012.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will have about 2,000 rooms, a little more than half of them family sized suites that will sleep as many as six people. It’s a significant expansion into “family suites” for Disney, which currently has only about 215 such rooms on its property.
Disney said demand for affordable suites has grown in recent years as more tourists travel with extended family.
The first phase of Art of Animation to open will be a “Finding Nemo”-themed wing of suites in May 2012. The rest of hotel, which will employ about 800, is scheduled to be open by the end of 2012.