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[30 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Cast Members and Families Participate in 4th Annual Holiday Bird Count

Last weekend, Walt Disney World cast members and their families took part in the 4th Annual Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Bird Count.
During the bird count guests were able to join in for the first time during Magical Moments. At Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation Resort guests had a chance to count hooded mergansers in a pond between the resorts, in addition to blue herons, tri-colored herons, snowy egrets, and more.
The bird count was guided by Disney’s Animal Programs bird experts and more than 24,000 birds were …

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[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Art of Animation Resort’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Wing Opens September 15

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be welcoming the final phase of resort construction when “The Little Mermaid” wing opens September 15, 2012.

In the courtyard that overlooks the wing and the Flippin’ Fins pool, a gigantic statue of Ariel – surrounded by Flounder and friends – provides unique photo opportunities and is truly the highlight of the new wing.

Also overlooking “The Little Mermaid” courtyard stands a larger-than-life statue of Ursula, Ariel’s nemesis in the popular Disney film.

Within the hotel rooms, guests will be treated to a variety of Ariel-themed features …

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[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Honors Walt Disney’s Legacy of Environmental Conservation

While Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort delves deep into the stories of some beloved Disney characters, it is also a testament to Walt Disney’s legacy of protecting the environment. There are many environmental enhancements that were added to the resort, including:

The opportunity for guests to contribute to Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
Energy saving LED lighting in the Ink & Paint Shop, as well as other areas of the resort
Reusable plates and utensils in the Landscape of Flavors Food Court
Recycle bins in many key public areas of the resort, as well …

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[12 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Lion King Wing at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Opens

On Friday, August 10, The Lion King wing at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort officially opened. This wing of the resort features family suites themed after the 1994 movie as well as public areas that depict scenes and characters from the classic film.
In the public areas, the landscape was re-created to resemble the Pride Lands of Africa, with large character replicas to help guests feel like they’re immersed in the storyline. These character replicas also provide a great opportunity for photos! King Mufasa, Scar, Rafiki, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa and the …

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[2 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Officially Opens to Guests

This week, Walt Disney World celebrated an exciting new development, as their newest resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, officially opened to guests. The resort, which is considered one of Disney’s “value” resorts, celebrates animation in its whimsical theme and immerses guests in the worlds of some of their favorite animated Disney and Pixar films.
“Our goal was to make guests feel like they have been immersed in the artistry and enchantment of Walt Disney and Disney•Pixar animated classics,” said Walt Disney Imagineer Frank Paris.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort consists of …

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[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Official Opening Date for Art of Animation Resort

After all of the anticipation surrounding Disney’s upcoming Art of Animation Resort, sources have announced the official opening dates for the various wings of the resort.
The scheduled opening dates are:

Finding Nemo Wing (Grand Opening May 31)
Cars Wing (June 18)
Lion King Wing (August 10)
Little Mermaid Wing (September 15)

While three of the wings are family suites, The Little Mermaid Wing will offer standard rooms only. While the opening dates are exciting enough as it is, what’s even better are that all of the wings are open for booking today, March 23. If …

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ramone from Disney’s ‘Cars’ Being Prepped for Art of Animation Resort

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will debut this year, and in this exclusive video clip you will be able to see how Walt Disney Imagineers are developing iconic Disney characters into larger-than-life, interactive statues that will be seen throughout the courtyards of the resort.
In this video, Ryan Parrish and Bill Hanus will explain what goes into their work. You’ll also hear from Chip Foose, who was the automotive designer who created Ramone’s flame design.
Chip has also been working closely with others on Disney’s California Adventure’s upcoming Cars Land, which will …

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[11 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Will Open Their First Wing May 31

Disney’s highly anticipated Art of Animation Resort now has a scheduled date when the first wing will open. On May 31, 2012, the “Finding Nemo” wing will open its doors to the public. Other wings, which include “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” and “Cars” are expected to open later that year, as well.
The resort, which is located next to Disney’s Pop Century Resort, will include 1,120 family suites and 864 regular rooms, which will start at $248 and $94 respectively.
Plus, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will have the largest …

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[22 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Holds “Topping Out” Ceremony

An important milestone for the construction of Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort in Walt Disney World was celebrated yesterday, when a “topping out” ceremony was held. The ceremony, a tradition in the construction and engineering fields, is held to celebrate when the highest piece of steel is placed on a building’s frame during construction. The Vikings began this long tradition by placing an evergreen tree on the top of their buildings, to celebrate the achievement and wish for good luck. Yesterday’s topping out ceremony took place on top of …

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[17 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World’s Royal Guest Rooms and Art of Animation Resort Now Available for Booking

We previously told you about some exciting new Disney hotel experiences coming to the Walt Disney World Resort, including the brand-new Art of Animation Resort and the Princess-themed “Royal Guest Rooms” coming to Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort. Today, guests who are looking to enjoy one of these new experiences are in luck, as Disney announced that booking for these new Royal Guest Rooms and the Art of Animation Resort is now open.
The Royal Guest Rooms, located in Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, will feature special regal touches, including …