New Disney Resort – Art of Animation

Walt Disney World is about to begin building its first new hotel in seven years, a 2,000-room resort that will open in 2012.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will feature 1,120 suites with room for as many as six people each and another 864 traditional hotel rooms, with a design theme based on four of the company’s most popular animated movies.

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Inside The Magic: Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is a resort that is part of the Walt Disney World Resort. It is one of four resorts in the Value Resort category, along with Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, and Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Details:

  • Opening Date: April 29 1994 with Surf’s Up, May 13 1994 with Hoops Hotel, June 26 1994 with Touchdown, July 22 1994 with Home Run Hotel, and August 11 1994 with Center Court.
  • Construction Began: November 1992
  • Resort Area: Animal Kingdom
  • Resort Category: Value
  • Address: 1701 W. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
  • Phone: (407) 939-5000
  • Fax: (407)939-7333

All-Star Sports Resort - Goofy
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Inside The Magic: Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort is a resort that is part of the Walt Disney World Resort. It is one of four resorts in the Value Resort category, along with Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, and Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Details:

  • Opening Date: November 1 1994 with Calypso, December 18 1994 with Jazz, January 20 1995 with Rock Inn, February 12 1995 with Country Fair and February 17 1995 with Broadway.
  • Construction Began: November 1992.
  • Acreage: 55 acres
  • Resort Area: Animal Kingdom
  • Resort Category: Value
  • Address: 1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
  • Phone: (407) 939-6000
  • Fax: (407) 939-7222
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Which Disney Resort is Right For You?

There is a Disney Resort for all budgets. In a previous article “Should I Stay Inside The Park?” we spoke about the advantages this could offer. Below we break down each of the 4 categories to give you some extra information. You can find more information through out D23Magic by following the links provided with each category. Continue Reading →

Inside The Magic: Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a Disney Value Resort hotel featuring giant icons that salute many of the 20th-century popular culture crazes—including toys, gadgets, music, movies, fads and catch phrases.

Details:

  • Opening Date: December 14th, 2003 (phase I, The Classic Years- 1950’s-90’s), completion date phase II (The Legendary Years- 1900-1950) TBA
  • Acreage: 177
  • Resort Area: Wide World of Sports area
  • Resort Category: Value
  • Address: 1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
  • Phone: 407-938-4000
  • Fax: 407-938-4040

Pop Century Resort

The resort has 2,880 rooms in ten separate buildings, three pool areas, and one central area that houses the front desk, gift shop, arcade and food court. The buildings are four story versions of the three story All-Star Resort buildings. Continue Reading →