22 July 2011

New Resort @ Walt Disney World

I'm very excited that a new resort will be opening next year with a great theme.  Disney already has 33 properties in Florida (24 of them owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company). My goal is to hit all of them because, they each have unique characteristics, like the their food and their theme. It's been a while since we had a new resort to celebrate about, I think Pop Century was the last one built and it opened in 2003.

As far as the new one, I love the theme of bringing the Disney movies to life, like Art Of Animation is doing. Imagineers are using life size characters that are making movie sets appear on the new property that will definitely make you feel like your in the movie itself. I would love to see some behind the scenes stuff too at this new resort. I expect a lot of the drawings, paintings and animation cells to be on display. I 'm sure there will be lots to purchase and bring home to make your own Art Gallery.

Have any of you been clamoring for details on the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which is set to open at the Walt Disney World Resort next year? If so, we’ve got an exciting update to share today on the progress of this highly anticipated guest offering.

Topping Out Ceremony at Disney's Art of Animation Resort 
 Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, which will bring to life famous Disney and Disney•Pixar films, including Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, hit a major construction milestone earlier today when Walt Disney Imagineers and various crews working on the project held a “topping out” ceremony for the resort. This special moment is a tradition in the construction and engineering fields and takes place when the highest piece of steel is placed on a building’s frame. The tradition dates back to the Vikings, who would place an evergreen tree on the top of a building to celebrate and wish for good luck.
Today’s ceremony took place atop a wing of the resort that will be themed after The Lion King.
Disney Parks Blog author Tom Smith previously shared a look inside this resort, which will feature elaborately themed building exteriors and room interiors.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is set to open in early Summer 2012 and is already available for booking. Standard rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort start at $94 per night and family suites start at $248 per night.
Expect to see some amazing sights inside the resort as well. It’ll have themed room interiors in the nearly 2,000 new units — 1,120 family suites in The Lion King, Cars and Finding Nemo wings and 864 themed rooms in The Little Mermaid wings. And once open in 2012, the resort will create 750 permanent jobs.
Booking dates haven’t been announced yet but check back here for updates and more images in the future.

For more information on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, visit disneyworld.com or call 407-W-DISNEY (407-934-7639).

Thank you Disney Park Blog for the update.

 What do you think of the new Resort opening?

Do you like the theme or should the Imagineers have chosen something else?

Thank you for stopping BY!!!!!

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