Disney’s Art of Animation offers its guests a variety of outdoor and indoor recreation

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Walt Disney World resorts are known for their recreational offerings, and the new Art of Animation hotel is no exception. The centerpiece for the new hotel that is themed around four animated movies — “Finding Nemo,” “Cars,” “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid” — is The Big Blue Pool in the Nemo courtyard. At … Continue reading "Disney’s Art of Animation offers its guests a variety of outdoor and indoor recreation"
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‘The Lion King’ performer Amyia Burrell talks about her start at Walt Disney World

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‘The Lion King’ performer Amyia Burrell (second from left) visited a Disney Performing Arts workshop with castmates (from left) Electra Weston, Nick Cordileone and Paul Sadler. An actress with the touring production of a Disney show has returned to her roots and helped other performers with skills she has gained. Amyia Burrell, an ensemble performer … Continue reading "‘The Lion King’ performer Amyia Burrell talks about her start at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Performing Arts workshop full of surprises, including visit from ‘The Lion King’ cast

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Decatur Central High students learn choreography during a Disney Performing Arts workshop. When I grew up in suburban Indianapolis, our high schools didn’t have show choirs — there was band, marching band and choir. But that was way before “Glee” capitalized on the popularity of the show choirs in schools today. Yesterday, I watched performers … Continue reading "Disney Performing Arts workshop full of surprises, including visit from ‘The Lion King’ cast"
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Disney debuts reading apps for children of different ages

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In recent weeks, Disney has released a versatile group of digital apps based on classic characters. Most work on all Apple devices — the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. My 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son tested a group of beautifully illustrated storybooks with me. The “The Lion King: Timon’s Tale” and “Tangled: Storybook Deluxe” are the … Continue reading "Disney debuts reading apps for children of different ages"
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BBC Radio 2’s “The Music of Disney” – A Review

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A special review from Carl Bayliss – England. In the midst of the very frosty British winter, so many miles from the sunshine of Florida, what do two London-based Disney fanatics do to escape the cold and ward off the “when are we going back to WDW” blues? Well, there are photos, of course, and … Continue reading "BBC Radio 2’s “The Music of Disney” – A Review"
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