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Behind the Scenes: ‘Cars’ Ramone Is Prepped for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

By far one of the things Walt Disney World Resort guests are looking forward to in this new year is the debut of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Walt Disney Imagineers are currently working on developing icon characters that can be seen throughout the themed courtyards at the resort, including Ramone from the movie “Cars.”

In this video, Imagineers Ryan Parrish and Bill Hanus explain how they transform movie characters into icons that guests will be able to interact with at the resort. The clip also features Chip Foose, the automotive designer who created the flame design for Ramone in the film, who explains how he’s applying Ramone’s flames to this icon.

Chip is also working with WDI on projects for Cars Land, which is coming to Disney California Adventure park. Keep watching the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on Chip’s work with WDI.

For more updates on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, check out the posts below:


  • The detail on Ramone looks great. All the Cars characters are delightful, but I really hope to see my favourites – Guido and Luigi!

  • What is the projected date for Cars Land? I can’t find it and we have just booked a vacation for May!!! So excited but don’t want to miss this

  • It would cool if the characters could talk to the crowds like Mr. Potato Head at Toy Story Mania 🙂

  • Its been really exciting to follow the Cars Land construction. Its getting more and more complete these days.

    I can’t wait until the the Disney Parks blog gives an update on Radiator Springs Racers.

  • It looks awesome! This resort is going to be an amazing addition the the Walt Disney World Resort! I love staying in these magical resorts and this one certaintly looks like no exception! Great work!

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