Resorts

A Walk Thru Art of Animation – Lion King Style!

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February 14, 2013
The Simba Sign at the Front of the Resort

Today’s post takes you through the Lion King section of the new Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World. If you missed my earlier posts in this series please check out my The Little Mermaid and Cars posts as well. If in the mood to continue your exploration of the Art of Animation...
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Why Walt Disney World is “Home”

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February 11, 2013
Why Walt Disney World is “Home”

While my mail is addressed to a house in Texas, I prefer to call Walt Disney World “Home.” Even though my family only visits the World about one time per year, how can it not seem like home to me? Every time a Walt Disney World Transportation bus drops me at my resort, they...
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Landscape of Flavors

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February 7, 2013
Entrance to Landscape of Flavors through the Ink and Paint Shop

If you’ve read some of Shelley Scholl’s recent articles you know that we spent a day at Art of Animation on our last trip.  We love to tour all of the hotel properties and with this being the newest addition to Walt Disney World we couldn’t wait to see it.  Although we primarily visited...
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Laundry Isn’t a Bad Word

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January 25, 2013
Washers aren't high capacity, but are just enough for a family of 4 to wash a couple days worth clothes.

“Laundry.”  Even saying the word strikes terror in the hearts of men and women.  “Laundry on vacation” is an expletive.  There are a lot of reasons to do laundry while on vacation.  Here are some of my favorites. I don’t know about you, but I tend to want to buy clothes before going out...
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A Walk Thru Art of Animation – Cars style!

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January 17, 2013
Art of Animation Main Entrance

As I mentioned last month, touring the Walt Disney World resort hotels is one of our favorite things to do on our trips to WDW. Today’s spin in the Zone will take you through the Car’s portion of the Art of Animation. As a reminder, Art of Animation is Disney World’s newest “value” resort....
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The First of January

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January 11, 2013
The First of January

The way you decide to spend the first of January has the power to set the tone for the rest of your year. As you march on through the months and find yourself lost, as we usually find ourselves after the inevitable passing of time, you can recall this day as your starting line....
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So, The Park Is Closing?

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January 6, 2013
Capacity Closure Sign

As many who have visited Walt Disney World (WDW) this past two weeks have learned, the Parks can close when busy.  Maybe you asked what all the close phases are you’ve heard about.  Here’s a little bit of help for you if you are visiting during a busy period. The first type of closing is when...
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First Time at Kidani Village

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January 3, 2013
Welcome to our room at Kidani Village!

In a previous article I mentioned my goal of staying in all of the Walt Disney World resorts.  I thought I’d made a pretty good dent in the list of 28 available accommodations, but it appears that I’ve only managed to stay in 11 of them.  Wow!  That’s less than half.  I may never...
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Happy Holidays from all of us!

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December 24, 2012
Happy Holidays from all of us!

Good day!  I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday! I believe I am finally all set with everything for the Christmas visits and parties.  I really thought that I decorated my house to the Nines.  I mean I have decorations from my parents plus everything I have collected over the years.  ...
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Pop Century: My Favorite Value Resort!

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December 13, 2012
Pop Century: My Favorite Value Resort!

While walking along, you see giant bowling pins, larger than life Rubik’s Cubes, a huge Mickey Mouse Telephone, a Big Wheel where the wheels alone are taller than you and a giant laptop where the screen is just about as big as a movie theater screen.  No, you have not been miniaturized in “Honey,...
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