When you visit Walt Disney World for a runDisney weekend, be sure to pack a positive attitude and options for running in multiple weather conditions, because if there’s one thing true about Central Florida, the weather is a bit unpredictable. After that the biggest question… Read More »Picking the best resort for your Walt Disney World runDisney weekend
Soon you won’t need a room card or magic band to open your hotel room at Walt Disney World, all you’ll need is your mobile phone. Beginning very soon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge guests will be able to test a new feature in the My… Read More »Keyless Door Entry comes to your phone at Walt Disney World
Is another new hotel heading to Walt Disney World? It would seem like the answer is not if, but when. Rumors of a new tower coming to the Swan and Dolphin Hotels & Resort at Walt Disney World are gaining in volume with the intent… Read More »New non-Disney owned hotel coming to Walt Disney World
If you’re planning to visit the Disneyland Resort this summer and enjoy the new, action-packed attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout! inside Disney California Adventure, you might want to consider staying at one of the Disneyland Resort’s three on-property hotels for the ultimate… Read More »Disneyland Resort Hotels offers summer vacation savings
Papers have been filed in Orange County, CA to start work on a new 700-room luxury hotel at the Disneyland Resort. The Orange County Register was the first to report that the hotel will be situated on 10 acres where the Downtown Disney short term… Read More »Disneyland to build new luxury hotel
When Disney’s Art of Animation resort opened in 2012, it was the first new hotel to be opened on property in seven years. The resort took over what was the “Legendary Years” of Pop Century Resort, that had been sitting undeveloped for nearly 10 years. Some of the sections that had already started construction were left to rot becoming known as Disney’s “Ghost Hotel.”
The good news is that Disney took extra care to make Art of Animation a terrific resort. I’m particularly impressed with the resorts themed sections, which consist of Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid.
It had been a few years since I’d been back to the resort, but we stopped in for lunch and took a tour of the resort last week. Turns out the place still looks very good.
Head below a look at The Lion King section to get this tour started:
I’m very sad that Disney’s Aulani didn’t open up while I still lived on the west coast and a trip to Hawaii seemed a lot more achievable. Alas, I’ll just have to suffer with Walt Disney World a stone’s throw a way. However, if you… Read More »Win a trip to Disney’s Aulani
The Disney Blog crew was invited to spend a complimentary night at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village, aka the Pirate Ship Pool hotel. We frequently drive by the hotel on the nearby 417 highway and every time we look at that huge pirate ship by the pool and wish we could stay there. It’s located behind the Lake Buena Vista Outlet Mall on the 535, just a short hop from EPCOT or Downtown Disney and close to all sorts of shopping and dining as well as the I-4 in case you want to visit any of the other Central Florida attractions.
Honestly, if you’re in Orlando to visit the theme parks, chances are you’re looking for a hotel that satisfies a few needs. It should be clean, relatively close to the attractions, have nearby shopping an dining, and a fantastic pool. For Lake Buena Vista Resort Village you can check all those things off. The resort then takes it to the next level with the fantastic themed pirates ship pool, a wonderful spa, and a restaurant that serves up some of the best fish-n-chips I’ve had in Orlando.