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Signs of Life at Disney World’s Ghost Hotel, Art of Animation nee Legendary Years

The hotel that was originally planned as the Legendary Years and the second half of Pop Century sat abandoned and forlorn for many years. Eventually it became known as Disney’s ghost hotel with the occasional brave soul venturing inside to take spooky videos of the partially constructed buildings.

Now Disney is in the middle of finishing the hotel, but not as the Legendary Years. Instead it will become the Art of Animation Hotel and feature some regular value rooms, but also a new type of room at Walt Disney World, the family suite.

Here’s a video from Jeff Lange showing construction going on at the site earlier today.

Come below the jump for concept artwork:

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More details on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney Imagineer Joni Van Buren sculpts a model of King Triton from Disney’s animated classic “The Little Mermaid.” King Triton, in his final form, will be 35-feet-tall and tower over guests at Disney Parks newest resort hotel, “Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.” Disney’s Art of… Read More »More details on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’

Alas, ‘Ghost Town’ isn’t the theme, but rather the nickname for the partially completed second half of the Pop Century Resort. As has been rumored for months, including this story I wrote in January (includes video of abandoned construction), plans are to turn this into… Read More »Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’

Florida’s High Speed Rail to stop at Disney World

President Obama mentioned the high speed rail project that will run from Tampa to the Orlando International Airport in the State Of The Union tonight. The project will get about 50% of the funding it needs from the federal stimulus package, with the rest, it’s… Read More »Florida’s High Speed Rail to stop at Disney World

Disney to finish Pop Century

The sands of time that buried the unfinished ‘Legendary Years’ half of the Pop Century value resort at Walt Disney World have begun to shift. Construction on the 1900-1940 themed buildings was stopped after 9-11 drove tourism traffic down. By the time the industry recovered,… Read More »Disney to finish Pop Century