Behind the Scenes: Wilderness Lodge Christmas Comes to Life Overnight

Last evening I stumbled upon the serendipitous event of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Christmas tree installation. I have never, in all of my years of visiting Walt Disney World, ever seen resort holiday decorations being put up, so it was fun to sit back and watch this spectacle. Of course, it’s …

Little Mermaid Section Photos & Review at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

On my recent tour of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, I also checked out the newest area, the Little Mermaid section. These rooms are the traditional “value” rooms seen in other resorts, not the family suites or “value plus” experience found in the Finding Nemo, Cars, and Lion King buildings. …

Inside Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-Lion King Room Photo Tour

After my initial tour of Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort, which has opened in phases, the last two buildings, Lion King and Little Mermaid are now open. I thought I’d venture back over and tour the new areas to share here with you. In addition to the exterior of …

Celebrate the Olympic Games at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Just received this news from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel – looks like it would be a great way to celebrate and experience the opening ceremonies of the upcoming Olympic Games in London. Check out the details below – the event is open to hotel guests and …

STAY COOL WEEK: Best Pools in Walt Disney World Resort

It’s day two of Stay Cool Week here on Zannaland and I thought for the ultimate cool-down we’d take a dip in some of my favorite pools on Walt Disney World property. Of course these are just my personal preferences and as different as they all are, it’s really hard …

Disney’s Art of Animation Video Tour With Imagineer Interviews

The Art of Animation Resort is a whimsical new place to stay on Walt Disney World property beginning Summer of 2012 with the opening of the Finding Nemo themed rooms. The family suites start at $249 and sleep up to six with two bathrooms and a kitchenette. Opening at later …

Disney’s Best Kept Secret for Parents: Kids Activity Centers

My husband and I are the kind of parents that, even when we want to tear our hair out dealing with the antics of our three children, ranging in age from 13 to 3, the minute we go out for a adults-only dinner or movie night, we miss them. We …

Art of Animation Promises A Resort With Character In Late Spring

I realized I hadn’t really posted about the Walt Disney Resort’s newest Value resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and thought I would remedy that. While Value resorts aren’t usually my first choice, they have always been a great go-to choice for economy with Disney’s famous amenities and service. Additionally, …

VIDEO: Tour the Gorgeous Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans

I was given an amazing opportunity to stay at one of the brand new Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. I had a sneak preview of a room mock-up last June, when I also saw the refurbished Port Orleans French Quarter rooms, so I was thrilled to …

Photo Tour of Disney’s Beach Club Presidential Suite

One of my dearest Moms Panel family members is Kay, who is like a mom to us all and keeps us all full of magic and pixie dust year round. Kay was kind enough to let us visit her suite at the Beach Club last month, when a flock of …