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The lighthouse at the Sandcastle pool at Disney's Old Key West Resort was a great landmark that really adds to the resort.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort Review

When it opened in 1991, Disney’s Old Key West Resort was the first-ever Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort. Over the years, Disney has added numerous other DVC resorts, but Old Key West is the original. Here in our Disney’s Old Key West Resort review, we’ll talk about how this resort is different from most of the other resorts on Disney property. Some of those differences are for the better; you may find some for the worse. It all depends on what you are looking for in your Disney World resort. As usual, we’ll cover all aspects of the rooms, theme, dining, transportation, and more as part of this review.

Our Territory Lounge Review was a bit of an unplanned stop as we don't normally hit the lounges very often.

Territory Lounge Review

Territory Lounge is a bar located in Wilderness Lodge at Disney World. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and wanted to write a small Territory Lounge review. We’ll tell you about our experience in hopes that others will visit this cozy nook. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a few precious moments of relaxation and maybe a cocktail at Disney World.

As you can see, Everything Pop has multiple serving stations where you can order various entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Everything Pop Review

The norm with all of the value resorts at Disney World is to have one dining option. These dining options are food courts, which allows the value resorts to cater to a wide array of taste preferences while keeping prices down. The food court at Disney’s Pop Century resort (link) is called Everything Pop.

As we have been making a tour of the Disney World value resorts, we have noted many similarities among the food courts as far as menu selection, layout, and basic décor. While each food court is slightly different, we felt Everything Pop was reasonably similar to other food courts we have seen, aside from a few themed food items that are unique to this location.

Here in our Everything Pop review, we will discuss the breakfast and the lunch we enjoyed, the décor and theme of the food court and our general thoughts on the food court itself.

This image shows the sign leading to the entrance of Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Review

Disney World has five value resorts on property. The most recently built property in this class is Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Noted for their cost efficiency, value resorts achieve lower price points by offering a less developed theme, smaller rooms and fewer amenities. This is our Disney’s Art of Animation Resort review, where we cover all of these items, including the theme, general setup of the resort, the rooms and if we think the resort offers value that is worth considering. As per usual, we’ll have several pictures to accompany our review of Art of Animation Resort.

Here in our Landscape of Flavors review, we'll tell you about the setup of the serving stations and breakfast and lunch/dinner.

Landscape of Flavors Review

The norm with all of the value resorts at Disney World is to have one dining option. These dining options are food courts, which allows the value resorts to cater to a wide array of taste preferences. The food court at Disney’s Art of Animation resort is called Landscape of Flavors and this is our review of it.

As we have been making a tour of the Disney World value resorts, we have noted many similarities among the food courts as far as menu selection, layout, and basic décor. Just as we feel Art of Animation is a “step-up” in the quality of a value resort, we feel like Landscape of Flavors is superior to the various food courts we have encountered.

Mermaid School at Disney World Review

Starting this summer, Disney World has a new offering that will appeal to kids that feel they are destined to swim in the sea with Ariel and her friends. Known as Mermaid School at Disney World, your little ones can learn to swim like a mermaid or merman, if the boys so choose. We surprised Anna and Elsa with a session on a recent trip, so we thought we’d write a Mermaid School at Disney World review for those of you that are interested.

As part of our review, we’ll give you the 411 on the cost, locations, and other basics of Mermaid School at Disney World. We’ll then dive into (no pun intended) this unique experience, walking you through what all the “class” involves. This will include picture as usual, but we also took some video of it too so you can see what it is like.

Picture of the Evil Queen with Carla, Anna and Elsa at Storybook Dining at Artist Point.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point Review

Storybook Dining is the character dinner offered at the beautiful Artist Point restaurant at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This is a coveted ADR right now as this meal offers some character interactions that aren’t offered anywhere else. The characters at this meal are Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey and the Evil Queen, although don’t tell her that she’s evil! While Snow White can be found in many other locations around the World, Grumpy, Dopey and the Evil Queen do not meet with any regularity outside of special events or parties. Due to the opportunity to meet and interact with these beloved dwarfs and a renowned Disney villain, this meal is extremely popular.

Roaring Fork Review

Disney World’s Roaring Fork is a counter service restaurant that serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day. Located within Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, it is the main counter service location for the resort. Here in our Roaring Fork review, we’re going to do things a little different today. Usually we have reviews of a restaurant that focus on either breakfast or lunch/dinner. However, we actually ate here for both meals on our trip, so we’re going to combine the meals into one supersized Roaring Fork review.

The large Pop Century sign greets news ariving vistors.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort Review

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is one of five value resorts within Disney World. Noted for their cost efficiency, value resorts achieve lower price points by offering a less developed theme, smaller rooms and fewer amenities. Here in our Disney’s Pop Century Resort review, we’ll cover all of these items, including the theme, general setup of the resort, rooms and if we think the resort offers value that is worth considering. We’ll also provide some comparisons of Pop Century to other Disney value resorts. And of course, we’ll have several pictures to accompany our review of Pop Century Resort.

Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Review

Disney World has a knack for providing some unexpected experiences around their many themed resorts. They do try and keep on theme. The level of execution that goes into some of these experiences is a bit all over the place in our experience. During a recent stay at the Polynesian Village Resort we decided to check out Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. Here in our Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show review, we’ll recap out thoughts on the show and dinner, peppering in photos and maybe a little video along the way.

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