Top 10 Art of Disney Books

To coincide with major film releases, Disney, Pixar, and Marvel release “Art of” books showcasing some of the concept art, backgrounds, and artistic inspiration that gave life to their films. This post reviews my 10 favorite Art of books. I’ll admit it: I am a sucker for these books, as they showcase things that flash

Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Review

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at Walt Disney World, with a laid back South Pacific theme near the Magic Kingdom. This review features photos and thoughts on the Deluxe Studio rooms in the Polynesian Villas, as we’ve previously reviewed the Bora Bora Bungalows. Likewise, thoughts and photos of the common

Plaza Gardens Restaurant Review

Plaza Gardens Restaurant is a buffet restaurant at Disneyland Paris on Main Street USA in a Victorian setting. It’s one of the more popular restaurants at Disneyland Paris, so reservations are recommended. It’s also on the pricey side, but it’s all you can eat, including soft drinks. I’ve been a pretty harsh critic of Disneyland Paris restaurants in the

Free Things at Disneyland

Laughing at the title? There is free stuff and free things to do at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Just because everything seems so expensive the moment you enter the parks at Disneyland Resort and so many attractions enter into gift shops doesn’t mean everything costs money to do. SERIOUSLY!!! No strings attached! In an era

Top 10 Disney Bars & Lounges

Sometimes, you just need a drink. At Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or the other parks, sometimes you really need a drink. These are the top 10 Disney bars & lounges in the world…although the list skews heavily towards Walt Disney World, probably due to sheer quantity. This list considers both ambiance and drink quality, but

Journeys with Duffy

Journeys with Duffy is the 10th anniversary celebration of Duffy the Bear at Tokyo DisneySea, running now through March 18, 2016. The celebration takes place in Duffy’s hometown of Cape Cod, and allows guests to purchase limited edition merchandise, snacks, decorations, and special greetings with Duffy and Shellie May. You can see some of the

Caribbean Beach Resort Pirate Rooms Review

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a Moderate Resort hotel at Walt Disney World with a tropical theme…and pirate rooms. This review features photos of the pirate rooms and our thoughts on whether they are worth the money. I’ll start by stating that every red-blooded American loves pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is a national treasure, and

Visiting Disney World During Storm Season

One downside to visiting Walt Disney World during the summer is that it’s rainy season, with tropical storms a possibility. Although hurricanes aren’t generally an issue storms that bring significant rain are, and tropical storms can be dangerous (safety information if you’re visiting Walt Disney World during a hurricane or tropical storm is near the bottom of the