Tagged with " Finding Nemo"
I visited the Walt Disney World Resort last week covering all four of the theme parks and I have plenty of newsworthy pictures to share, so let’s take a look at what’s happening around the Vacation Kingdom: The Rainforest Cafe sign inside Animal Kingdom is still missing Beastly Bazaar is closed to become a character meet and greet experience this Fall Wreck-It Ralph has taken over the display at the exit of the Magic of Disney Animation show Vannelope is voiced by Sarah Silverman That cake looks so real… The game Fix-It Felix is inspired by games such as Rampage and Donkey Kong Ralph even started as a monster just like one you would find in Rampage Niceland is the [...]
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen was all over the Walt Disney World Resort this weekend, visiting Downtown Disney, the Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He took some great photos on his trip and has them to share with us in this photo report: Looks like the Earful Tower is being painted or repaired At the Magic Kingdom the Bakery has been out from behind tarps for a while now The old Swan Boat dock is getting refurbished at the moment Work continues on Princess Fairytale Hall The Castle Walls are approaching completion We still can’t go on the second level of Village Haus to take photos… More grass being placed on the facade of Under the Sea: Journey of the [...]
WDWNT’s own Katey McGregor went on a special tour of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort on Monday and was nice enough to take a number of photos to share with us prior to the resort’s official opening on May 31st: Pulling up to the resort One of the large sketches on the exterior of the main building A palette of colors dominate the check-in area, while early character concepts cover the opposite wall An animator at work in the lobby. I hope this is a regular thing and not just something they were doing for the special event… Some of your favorite characters looked a little different at first Storyboard artwork covers a chandelier This one is actually signed by [...]
Disney has provided some fantastic video looking inside the Art of Animation Resort. From the main lobby, to the Finding Nemo wing themed elements, to the interiors of each room, no corner has been left unexplored:
With just a month left to go, Disney has released a video showing off some incredible details you’ll find at the Finding Nemo wing at the Art of Animation Resort when it opens May 31st: So… who’s excited?
Disney has released even more press photos from inside the Finding Nemo wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: Nemo and Marlin in their home, an anemone TThe giant Mr. Ray Crush and Dory nearby Squirt in the play area Another look at Crush and Dory WDWNT has a room booked to be amongst the first to stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and will be providing live coverage of the grand opening on May 31st, 2012, so stay tuned!
The marquee outside of the resort The playground for the Finding Nemo wing features Squirt and the Righteous Reef Concept art adorns the walls of the lobby, Animation Hall
While we knew that the Finding Nemo wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort was opening May 31st, we really could only guess when the other wings might open. Well, we now have the official dates: Finding Nemo (Grand opening) – Opens May 31 Cars – Opens June 18 Lion King – Opens August 10 Little Mermaid – Opens September 15 Guests can begin booking all of these tomorrow, March 23rd. Disney also released a second preview video for the resort a few weeks ago, now seems like a good time to share that with you:
Brandon Struve was kind enough to send us some photos from a recent trip over to Disney’s Pop Century Resort, taking a look at the current state of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort now under construction. Let’s take a look: In we go…
Our own Adam Roth also does a fair amount of work over at Theme Park Review, and while taking an aerial tour of Walt Disney World for the site, he came across this: This is Disney’s Art of Animation Resort which will be opening in phases beginning May 2012 The Finding Nemo buildings opens in May 2012, Cars in July 2012, The Lion King in September 2012, and The Little Mermaid buildings in December 2012. If you compare the two photos, you’ll see that the Nemo buildings are indeed the furthest along, so it’s not hard to believe that area will open first. The back of the building has already been decorated with the character sketches we saw in concept [...]