Thursday, September 1, 2011

DDW Pic 6. Pop Century Resort (sort of)

Pop Century Resort - The Legendary Years
This picture was taken back in 2006 from the grounds of the Pop Century Resort. It is looking across Hourglass Lake at the unfinished 2nd phase of the resort that was going to be called "The Legendary Years." The construction came to a halt after September 11th, 2001 when the travel industry took a downturn. The unpainted, motel style buildings became overgrown and sat eerily dormant for almost a decade. Recently, Disney resurrected and changed the plans for this site. Disney's Art of Animation Resort will be opening in 2012 and will feature 1,120 new "family suites" themed to Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and Cars as well 864 Little Mermaid themed rooms. Like Pop Century, the Art of Animation Resort will be in the value category.

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