The Pride Lands of Africa is the scenic setting for the â€œLion King,â€ the third phase of Disneyâ€™s Art of Animation Resort set to open Aug. 10 at Walt Disney World Resort. The new Lion King wing celebrates the journey of Simba, with landscapes and theming that reflect playful and poignant scenes from the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Pictures animated film â€œThe Lion King.â€ View attachment 11831 In the new Lion King wing, guests embark on a journey through Africa with encounters with characters and scenic moments from the film at every turn. King Mufasa towers atop Pride Rock while his evil brother Scar slinks in the shadows beyond the elephant graveyard. Thereâ€™s Pumba and Timon with a young Simba dancing across a log bridge in true carefree â€œhakuna matataâ€ fashion. Scarâ€™s crazed and comical hyenas â€œguardâ€ the elephant graveyard, a play area sure to delight youngsters. The storytelling comes to life inside the 320 family suites. Zazu takes center stage on the headboards while Pumba and Timon decorate the shower curtain. Youngsters can rest on a leaf-shaped chair or sleep alongside Simba who slumbers at the head of one of the beds. Earlier this summer Disneyâ€™s Art of Animation Resort opened 320 â€œFinding Nemoâ€ family suites and 480 â€œCarsâ€ family suites. Opening in phases, each of four distinctly designed wings of Disneyâ€™s Art of Animation Resort celebrates rich storytelling, spirited characters, original sketches and playfulness with colorful icons and whimsical theming inspired by classic Disney and Disneyâ€¢Pixar films. The whimsical property, situated adjacent to Disneyâ€™s Pop Century Resort, offers rates from $248 per night. The 1,120 family suites include two bathrooms, a kitchenette and three separate sleeping areas that can sleep up to six. The 864 standard rooms at the â€œLittle Mermaidâ€ wing, opening in September, sleep up to four, with rates as low as $94.