PHOTOS: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Has Lost Some Character!

‘Tis the season for refurbishments and construction all over Disney World!

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

The new Leave A Legacy display has been installed, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure gets closer and closer to opening, and many other projects are underway throughout the parks . Now, a Disney Resort is undergoing a refurbishment and making a BIG change!

When you first arrive at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, huge murals of characters on storybook pages usually greet you before you make your way into the lobby. But, we noticed that construction crews were removing the character sketches today!

Art of Animation Construction

A strong solution was being used to strip the paint, and scrapers helped to remove the excess of the images (similar to what’s used on a billboard).

Art of Animation Construction

And they seem to be moving at *lightning* speed to remove these images — Lightning McQueen was already gone!

Art of Animation Construction

Plus, Ariel was close to being fully removed, and they were starting on Nemo when we were there.

Art of Animation Construction

We’ll be on the lookout for what’s to come next at this spot to keep you updated! Stay tuned with AllEars for more Disney news!

Take a look at another Disney World waterslide undergoing refurbishment soon!

What’s your favorite Disney Resort to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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2 Replies to “PHOTOS: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Has Lost Some Character!”

  1. While we love staying at AoA’s family suites, I was initially disappointed in the lack of “deep” theming of the resort. I recall stating “All it’ll take to retheme this resort is a coat of paint”. Unlike AllStars, this resort has none of the commitment to theme created by dedicated hardscapes and such. That said, I won’t be surprised to see all new characters embellish this resort. Neither would I be surprised if the same characters return with fresh paint. As is often with WDW, we will have to wait and see what they do.