As most of you know, I was pretty excited when Pop Century Legendary Years Art of Animation was announced two years ago. I really disliked the eyesore that was the once Legendary years. In reviewing it now, I’m not quite sure what dot com boom goodies Disney people were smoking when they thought a resort spanning 1900-1940 would work. Ok, the Monopoly concept art could have been brilliant crossmarketing pretty cool, but otherwise? We have a stock market crash, a Great Depression, and two World Wars. I’m thankful for my nation’s history, but still am trying to wrap my head around it: Hooverville-themed rooms? A nice military aircraft? No booze in the food court? One of the things I found really cool as I slogged through Hurricane Fay to my 1990′s room was how I was walking through my parents’ and siblings’ youths to mine. (Yes, Virginia, that is what my first cellphone looked like).
I am an utter animation fan, so I was really excited about the Art of Animation. It looks pretty awesome. If I am “alone*” for my marathon weekend trip, I hope to stay in the Little Mermaid wing, although I might also do Pop. I’ve softened my stance on the suites: seeing how adults I know use 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom DVC rooms make me think they are more adult friendly than I thought.
However, can we take a moment to discuss how freaking awesome the Landscape of Flavors menu is (just the menu here) Acorn squash? Nom! Caprese sandwich? <3 Caprese, as you know. House-made Vegetable Burger? I’m veggie-burger picky, but worse comes to worst, I could jettison the burger & have the cheese & fried green tomato.
*By which I mean sans The Mom.
Art of Animation photos courtesy of Zannaland on Flickr.