Featured Item

All-New Book: Epcot: The First Thirty Years

Archive Calendar

June 2011
S M T W T F S
« May   Jul »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Past Archives

Buy Now Pay Later

Poll

Walt Disney World
What is your favorite WDW park?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Construction Update Including Photos and Concept Art from D23’s Destination D Presentation – Photos & Video

Hi everyone!

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (below, left, in Disney’s official artwork) is really starting to take shape (below, right), adding paint to a Finding Nemo building and we’ve now also seen the first pool being built! Click HERE for all of our past coverage of this exciting new resort dating back to it’s beginnings as Disney’s Pop Century Legendary Years Resort.

The official artwork (which we were able to photograph at D23’s Destination D event last month) displays the 4 unique areas of the resort (below, left). The areas are themed after The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and Cars. The Little Mermaid area is the only one that will have standard rooms as opposed to suites, utilizing the former buildings that were built originally for Pop Century’s never-built The Legendary Years (below, right).

This artwork (left) shows what the Little Mermaid section will look like once built. The buildings don’t look like they’ve had too much work done on them yet (below, right). There will be 864 rooms once complete.

The buildings (below, left) have been sitting empty for 10 years, but will have guests next year when Disney’s Art of Animation opens!  We were treated during Destination D to photos of what the highly themed rooms will look like (below, right).

The Lion King Courtyard (below, left) will include characters from the film, and you’ll see them in the viewpoint, size and scale of Simba (below, right).

Concept art of each area of the resort was shown at Destination D, demonstrating how the wings would look like from a guest’s point of view while in each courtyard and from the side that is visible from Disney’s Pop Century Resort (below, left). The Lion King wings appear to be the least finished so far (below, right).

Another view of the Lion King section as it stands now (below, left), and a photo of what the rooms will look like once completed (below, right).

The most finished area so far is the Finding Nemo section of the resort (below left and right in concept art), which will include a zero entry pool and interactive water features.

The exterior paint design (left, bottom) is taking shape on the building (below, right). The white rectangles will have animation artwork in them featuring characters from Finding Nemo (below, right).

The feature pool being built in the Finding Nemo courtyard is visible (below, left). The new suites will include heavy themed interiors with jellyfish lamps and other sea-inspired features (below, right).

The Cars courtyard (below, left) will be themed to the film, including 11 characters for photo opportunities (below, right). There will also be a pool here – the only courtyard that does not appear to include a pool will be the Lion King courtyard.

Like the other sections of the resort, one side – facing the courtyard – will be colorful and vibrant while the other side will include more black and white animated characters (below, left).  The Cars section is the furthest to the left when looking from Disney’s Pop Century Resort (below, right).

Another look at the Cars section (below, left) and a peek at what the rooms will look like (below, right), including a Cozy Cone bedspread and cone-shaped lamps!

The main check-in building at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is still being painted (formerly the main building for Disney’s Pop Century Legendary Years Resort that had the over-sized 00, 10, 20, 30 and 40 displayed facing the Pop Century bridge) you can see how much it already looks like the concept art (below, left and right).

Video Update – Art of Animation Resort Construction 6/7/11 Including Photos from Destination D Walt Disney World – See the progress on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, with pictures of artwork presented at D23’s Destination D!

For many more great photos, please check out MouseSteps latest update HERE!

Latest Release – Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2011:

Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2011

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2011.

Experience these unique panoramic displays throughout Epcot’s Future World and all around World Showcase!

Running Time: 64 Min

For more information

or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 09, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

All New Releases – Adventureland Classics and Liberty Square Classics:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Adventureland Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Adventureland” attractions. This third volume in the series features the following: Adventureland Tour (1992-1997), Jungle Cruise (1993), Enchanted Tiki Birds Tropical Serenade (1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (original version including Barker Bird 1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (1997) and more!

Running Time: 66 min

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics

Jeff Lange Remembers: Liberty Square Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Liberty Square” attractions. This third volume in the series features the following: The Hall of Presidents (Original Version – 1993), Mike Fink Keel Boats (opening day attraction – 1992), Haunted Mansion (original version – 1992), Haunted Mansion Bonus Ride (my final recording of the original version with some special surprises – 2006)!

Running Time: 66 min

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Epcot Center Historical DVDs – Available Now:

For fans of classic Epcot Center, I present my Epcot Center Historical Collection!

Click on any cover for more information

Holiday Treat 2010 DVD – Available Now:

Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 2010 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2010)

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange! Celebrate the holidays with this new DVD featuring the 2010 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World.

Features yearly favorites such as: “Cinderella’s Holiday Wish (Castle Lighting)“, “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade“, “Holiday Wishes Fireworks – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season“, “Celebrate the Season Show“, Very Merry Party Scenes, and much more!

Running Time: 66 min

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Halloween Time at Disneyland (Mickey’s Halloween Party 2010)

Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Trick or Treat (Mickey’s Halloween Party 2010)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2010 Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!

Featuring: Spooky Halloween Party Scenes, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks, Haunted Mansion Holiday and more!

Running Time: 66 min

For more information

or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Halloween Titles (Including Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2010) – Click HERE

More Halloween Fun (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party’s 2003 – 2010 Available)

Jeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 7 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2010)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2010 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Featuring: Alice & Mad Hatters Treat Party, TheHeadless Horseman, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Villains Mix and Mingle, Not So Scary Party Scenes, Haunted Mansion at Midnight and more!

Running Time: 66 min

For more information

or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Trick or Treat vol 1 – 6 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2009) – Click HERE

Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010:

Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010 (Featuring SpectroMagic, Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show, Main Street Electrical Parade and more!)

Jeff Lange brings the grandeur of Spectromagic, the brilliance of the Main Street Electrical Parade, and the dazzling display of the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show to your door with Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010.

Featurers: SpectroMagic (Final showing of the season 06/05/10), Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show (Premiere 06/06/10), Main Street Electrical Parade (Premiere 06/06/10) plus, BONUS: “Top of the World” Fireworks Viewing (2010)!

Running Time: 66 Min

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Vintage Disney-MGM Studios:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Disney-MGM Studios Classics – Vol 1

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience the early years of the Disney-MGM Studios. This first volume in a series features the following vintage footage:

Studios Entrance Scenes (1989-1992), Here Come The Muppets (1991), Soundstage Restaurant (1992), The Studio Showcase (1992), Star Today Ceremony (1992), The Great Movie Ride (1991) and more!

Running Time: 66 Min

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange’s Disney-MGM Studios Parade Classics – 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition DVD

Wishes Fireworks – All Versions!

Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Wishes DVD

Jeff Lange takes you to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to experience the best of all the “Wishes” nighttime fireworks spectaculars!

Features: Wishes – A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Holiday Wishes – Celebrate The Spirit of the Season plus Bonus: Magic, Music & Mayhem Fireworks!

Running Time: 61 Min

For more information or

to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Walt Disney World Vintage Footage:

Jeff Lange DVD Presents: Bob Welbaum’s Walt Disney World 1986 DVD

Jeff Lange turns back the clock to 1986, where you will experience Walt Disney World through the eyes of Disneyana documentarian Bob Welbaum. This incredible vintage footage includes select narration from Mr. Welbaum, who shot this video before recording was commonplace.

Walt Disney World 1986 contains clips from the following: Walt Disney World Resorts, Original Disney Shopping Village, Epcot Center, Discovery Island, Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon and much more!

Running Time: 65 Min

For more information

or to purchase this item, please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics and Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Disneyland Vintage Footage (5 Volumes Available):

Jeff Lange Remembers Disneyland Classics Vol 5

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience classic Disneyland attractions. This fifth volume in the series features the following:

Aladdin’s Royal Caravan (1993), Disneyland Railroad(1992) including the burning settlers cabin, Big Thunder Ranch and more, Beauty and the Beast Show (1993),Pinocchio’s Daring Journey (1993), Alice in Wonderland (1993) andFantasy in the Sky Fireworks (1993)!

Running Time: 66 Min

For more information or to purchase this item,

please click HERE.

Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Classics Volume 1 – 4.

Click here to browse the JeffLangeDVD store.

As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.