The Art of Animation began its phased opening on May 31, 2012 and finished September 15, 2012. The resort has suites with themed room interiors in the nearly 2,000 new units and 864 themed rooms in The Little Mermaid (non-suite) wings. The Art of Animation Resort is located in the area that was originally planned to be the Legendary Years section of POP Century. The Little Mermaid section of Art of Animation is located where the first Legendary Years buildings had originally been built.
Animation Hall is the main building with front desk, concierge, the Ink and Paint Shop, the Landscape of Flavors eatery, and arcade. Spacious family suites are designed to comfortably accommodate up to 6 Guests in the Nemo, Cars and Lion King sections