Robert Ashburn’s 4/20/11 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Robert Ashburn made a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and took a peek at the construction on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort construction on Wednesday, so let’s taker a look at some photos from his trip:

The test of “Truckosaurous” dance party will still going

Too early to know if this will return at any point

The truck had some really great details

DJ Dino-Mite out in the crowd teaching guests some dances

LOVE the dinosaur ripping through the bag…

I think they use the same thing for the T-Rex at Universal… ZING!

Hidden Star wars characters on Truckasoursus

That’s not a dino…

Hidden Star wars characters on Truckasoursus

Neither is that…

Primeval Whirl is still closed, it will re-open in early June

This is the second lengthy refurbishment for this ride in 2 years…

Despite what some will tell you, the details in Dino-Rama are among the best scene in Disney Parks

Fro such a long refurbishment, it looks awful

“Hello there”

It isn’t very often you get to see the park after dark…

He’s still there…

The Tree of Life can be just as nice as any of the other park icons in the evening

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Moving over to Disney’s POP Century Resort, there was a special contest for Earth Day

Cast Members made these birdhouses using recyclable or reusable materials

Some uses for Vinylmation boxes

Aladdin inspired

The Tiki Room is back! ;)

That;s the winner in my book…

In case you missed it, this is the refillable mug you’ll find at the resorts right now

Refurbishment going on these statues

Baloo and Mowgli getting some much needed attention

Refurbishment going on these statues

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is coming along nicely

You can already see the differences between these buildings with the family suites and the usual value resort buildings

This building is still just a shell

This already built wing is being made into one of The Little Mermaid buildings

You can see the spaces where the family suite rooms will go in

The suites have windows facing outward without a balcony on the other side

You can still find the old name somewhere…


The first themed exterior walls are going up on this wing

With the Resort opening next Summer, work should be picking up speed very soon…

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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