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 …

10 Reasons You MUST Visit SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove

I first visited Discovery Cove when they were building their Grand Reef area over a year ago. Before that, I must admit, I thought it was just a place to swim with dolphins and that was it. BOY, was I mistaken. Even before the Grand Reef expansion, there was so …

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 …

5 Parenting Lessons From Disney Pixar’s Brave

This companion piece to my initial spoiler-free Brave review will contain some references to plot points or ideas within the film which may spoil it for those wishing to be surprised. If you’d like to be prepared for bringing your children to the movie, or are looking for some discussion …

Pixar Short “La Luna” – A Heartwarming Tale Of Generations

Tin Toy the very first Pixar short I saw back in the early 1990’s when I’d attend animation festivals in Boston. I fell in love with their ability to pull you in to the story and tug at your heartstrings. Who else could show you a silly wind-up toy or …

Behind The Seeds Tour: The Best Value at Walt Disney World!

The Behind the Seeds Tour is one of those things I’d see at Epcot, each time we went on Living With the Land (back to when it was Listen to the Land) and always wanted to do, but never got around to it. Finally, last September, my newly local friends …

The Little Orange Bird Returns to His Perch

Unlike many Disney fans, I can’t really pinpoint my first visit to Walt Disney World. I like to attribute my Disney fandom to our visit in 1983, when I fell madly, deeply in love with EPCOT Center. Then I discovered this gem of a 70’s photo (right) which I guess …

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 …