Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:45 am

It's amazing that I've missed so many of the "little things" around the resort. I definitely need to take more time and poke around.

Of course, actually having a car this time will definitely help...
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:55 am

Hell, I'd probably go for the smores alone.
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Postby esvadj » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:08 am

I am heading to Disney tomorrow for 12 days, I'll have to try to check this out. We are staying next door at the Wilderness Lodge so it wouldn't far to go.

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Postby gisco » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:44 am

cfc wrote:Hell, I'd probably go for the smores alone.


I'm with you there!

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Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:47 am

I went to the campfire sing along and movie night once when they were showing Marry Poppins and it was a lot of fun, and your right truly one of the best hidden secrets at WDW resort! I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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Postby krazekiddd » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:33 am

This seems totally cute and adorable! I'd love to take my nephews next time they are in the area.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby -Edge of Beast- » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:48 am

That''s a cute little show. I bet kids love watching that! I can't believe I've never heard of that, but it must be really hidden ;)

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:57 am

Yesterday, I took an hour or so to stop by the Pop Century Resort (following my visit to the Magic Kingdom, which I'll post photos from soon) to check up on the progress of the Art of Animation Resort. Since my last visit, the buildings have not only grown to their full size construction-wise, but many details of the unique facades have been painted, applied and detailed.

Please note: These photos were taken from the publicly-accessible view of the Pop Century Resort and the Legacy Bridge.

Remember that Phase 1 opens on May 31st, 2012, so we aren't too far away from having access to the first wing of the new resort!
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Leaving the Magic Kingdom, early land clearing has become visible at the location of the future Grand Floridian DVC expansion.
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The wedding pavilion has been carefully lined with walls to prevent the construction from appearing in the wedding parties' views.
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The sun shines brightly upon this soon to open resort.
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Lookie here! We have a Cadillac Range too!
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The sides of the building show animated sketches from a flip book as if they were pages pulled from said book and lined up.
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It isn't as easy to recognize on the other buildings just yet, but the stairs are masked by the formation of a sketch book.
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Not all of the sketches have been applied to the building.
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The Finding Nemo Wing looks to be the most close to completion.
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The bridge from Pop Century that was meant to give access to the Legendary Years will soon give access to the Art of Animation Resort.
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The Lion King and Little Mermaid wings still have a ways to go before they can be opened to the public.
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That being said, the first coats of base paint have been applied to these buildings.
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A slightly more subdued color scheme than the one found in the Nemo wing, the Little Mermaid suites have yet to receive any facade additions.
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This side of the wing has plenty of work still to be done.
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The facade for the Finding Nemo wing looks incredible!
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The giant Crush statue has been installed and has been wrapped to prevent any damage during the last stages of the area's preparation.
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Fish have been added to the side of the building, adding an extra layer to this immersive environment.
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The water play area's coral reef theming continues to receive new details.
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Mr. Ray has been added to the opposite side of the play area.
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Another look at the most-completed sketch book at the Cars wing.
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This looks like it is basically done.
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Considering how little of the Art of Animation Resort is carried over from the unused Legendary Years section of Pop Century, the new resort is really huge.
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Back at the Pop Century Resort, the Mowgli and Baloo statue has been completely refurbished and looks completely new!
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I saw this on my way out...
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:20 pm

I had no clue they were adding a DVC to Grand Floridian. I wonder how construction is going to affect the Wedding Pavilion. I mean that wall is all well and good, but once it starts really getting constructed there will be noise and more annoyances.

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:29 pm

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/12/walt-disney-imagineers-install-nemo-icons-at-disneys-art-of-animation-resort/

There couldn’t be a better occasion to share a sneak peek at the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort than today, Walt Disney’s birthday.

Walt was a pioneer in the art form of hand-drawn animation, and continually experimented with new technology and storytelling mediums (like television) that would give him new ways to bring stories and characters to life.

Walt Disney Imagineers will continue this tradition in 2012 with the debut of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which will allow guests to immerse themselves in one of four beloved animated films by staying (and playing) in resort buildings themed after family favorites – including one inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.”

In this video clip, provided by Walt Disney Imagineering, Imagineer Ryan Parrish offers the first sneak peek inside the resort, as well as a look at the three large character icons featured in the “Finding Nemo” courtyard.




It turns out they only installed these a few days before my visit!
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