The Walt Disney Company has unveiled plans to develop a new hotel resort at its Walt Disney World site in Florida, US.

The Art of Animation Resort will feature family suites themed on four Disney films – The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Cars and The Little Mermaid.

Located close to Disney’s Pop Century Resort, the new complex will include 1,120 family suites in The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo wings, and 864 themed rooms in The Little Mermaid wings for a total of almost 2,000 new units.

Tom Staggs, chairman of Disney’s Parks and Resorts division, said: "We are always looking for opportunities to expand and enhance our Walt Disney World offerings, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a great example of those efforts."