Eye on the World: New Fantasyland, Disney

written by | Posted on December 14th, 2012

We stayed at the new Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in one of the

We stayed at the new Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in one of the "Cars" suites. We love all of the accents from the film!

The suite features animation-inspired artwork and the couch turns into a pull-out bed.

The suite features animation-inspired artwork and the couch turns into a pull-out bed.

The cone lamps and cones in the carpet bring the

The cone lamps and cones in the carpet bring the "Cars" theme to life.

The bathrooms have almost a retro feel and are inspired by a car wash.

The bathrooms have almost a retro feel and are inspired by a car wash.

The value resort features four wings with classic Disney and Disney/Pixar characters, including characters from

The value resort features four wings with classic Disney and Disney/Pixar characters, including characters from "Finding Nemo," "Cars," "The Lion King," and "The Little Mermaid." Here's a view out of our suite's window in the "Cars" wing.

The

The "Big Blue" pool is the largest of the three pools at the resort and has a bunch of cool features, including underwater speakers that play music and messages from the "Finding Nemo" characters.

Magic Kingdom decorated for the holidays is definitely a site that shouldn't be missed!

Magic Kingdom decorated for the holidays is definitely a site that shouldn't be missed!

A night at the Magic Kingdom isn't complete without the Holiday Wishes show, and the castle looks truly spectacular decked out in lights for the holidays.

A night at the Magic Kingdom isn't complete without the Holiday Wishes show, and the castle looks truly spectacular decked out in lights for the holidays.

Jordin Sparks performs at the Magic Kingdom to celebrate the opening of New Fantasyland.

Jordin Sparks performs at the Magic Kingdom to celebrate the opening of New Fantasyland.

One of the new attractions in New Fantasyland is

One of the new attractions in New Fantasyland is "Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid," a classic dark ride with scenes from the film.

We were stunned walking into the Ballroom at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. The Ballroom looks exactly like the one in the film, complete with

We were stunned walking into the Ballroom at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. The Ballroom looks exactly like the one in the film, complete with "snow" falling outside the windows in the back.

The West Wing dining room at Be Our Guest Restaurant has the rose from

The West Wing dining room at Be Our Guest Restaurant has the rose from "Beauty and the Beast," which loses its petals just like in the film.

We tried

We tried "The Grey Stuff" at a party at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant, and the song was right—it really was delicious!

Enter Gaston's Tavern, a quick-service resataurant, and enjoy LeFou's Brew, the signature drink, and a bunch of quick bites.

Enter Gaston's Tavern, a quick-service resataurant, and enjoy LeFou's Brew, the signature drink, and a bunch of quick bites.

To celebrate the re-imagined Test Track at Epcot, Disney turned the area into a private party, complete with DJ and special performance by One Republic.

To celebrate the re-imagined Test Track at Epcot, Disney turned the area into a private party, complete with DJ and special performance by One Republic.

Step inside the new Test Track and see how Chevrolet imagines cars of the future. There is enough to keep you entertained while you wait an hour in line to get on one of the hottest rides in Epcot.

Step inside the new Test Track and see how Chevrolet imagines cars of the future. There is enough to keep you entertained while you wait an hour in line to get on one of the hottest rides in Epcot.

In the re-imagined Test Track, riders become the automotive designer, and then test out their concept on the track. Our car sure looked pretty, but wasn't as quick as the other cars.

In the re-imagined Test Track, riders become the automotive designer, and then test out their concept on the track. Our car sure looked pretty, but wasn't as quick as the other cars.

We got a sneak peak of the new luxury bowling alley, Splitsville, in Downtown Disney, opening on Dec. 19.

We got a sneak peak of the new luxury bowling alley, Splitsville, in Downtown Disney, opening on Dec. 19.

Splitsville takes bowling to a new level with 30 bowling lanes, billiards and a balcony bar.

Splitsville takes bowling to a new level with 30 bowling lanes, billiards and a balcony bar.

In addition to bowling, guests have plenty of dining options and can choose from a high-end menu, as well as traditional bowling food and freshly rolled sushi, made at the two sushi bars.

In addition to bowling, guests have plenty of dining options and can choose from a high-end menu, as well as traditional bowling food and freshly rolled sushi, made at the two sushi bars.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been redesigned and transformed its spa into Senses—A Disney Spa, opening Dec. 17.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been redesigned and transformed its spa into Senses—A Disney Spa, opening Dec. 17.

Senses offers guests to take one of three tracks—relax, renew, or imagine—offering elixirs to drink at the beginning, chakra lighting to match the track, and jellies to close the journey.

Senses offers guests to take one of three tracks—relax, renew, or imagine—offering elixirs to drink at the beginning, chakra lighting to match the track, and jellies to close the journey.

One of the things we enjoyed about the spa is the mini cupcakes they offer, which are unique to the spa. The rooms offer two options for music and feature organic Eminence products.

One of the things we enjoyed about the spa is the mini cupcakes they offer, which are unique to the spa. The rooms offer two options for music and feature organic Eminence products.

Children can join in on the fun too with a Mad Hatter-inspired pedicure chair. Too cute!

Children can join in on the fun too with a Mad Hatter-inspired pedicure chair. Too cute!

We stayed at the new Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in one of the "Cars" suites. We love all of the accents from the film!The suite features animation-inspired artwork and the couch turns into a pull-out bed.The cone lamps and cones in the carpet bring the "Cars" theme to life.The bathrooms have almost a retro feel and are inspired by a car wash.The value resort features four wings with classic Disney and Disney/Pixar characters, including characters from "Finding Nemo," "Cars," "The Lion King," and "The Little Mermaid." Here's a view out of our suite's window in the "Cars" wing.The "Big Blue" pool is the largest of the three pools at the resort and has a bunch of cool features, including underwater speakers that play music and messages from the "Finding Nemo" characters.Magic Kingdom decorated for the holidays is definitely a site that shouldn't be missed!A night at the Magic Kingdom isn't complete without the Holiday Wishes show, and the castle looks truly spectacular decked out in lights for the holidays.Jordin Sparks performs at the Magic Kingdom to celebrate the opening of New Fantasyland.One of the new attractions in New Fantasyland is "Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid," a classic dark ride with scenes from the film.We were stunned walking into the Ballroom at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. The Ballroom looks exactly like the one in the film, complete with "snow" falling outside the windows in the back.The West Wing dining room at Be Our Guest Restaurant has the rose from "Beauty and the Beast," which loses its petals just like in the film.We tried "The Grey Stuff" at a party at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant, and the song was right—it really was delicious!Enter Gaston's Tavern, a quick-service resataurant, and enjoy LeFou's Brew, the signature drink, and a bunch of quick bites.To celebrate the re-imagined Test Track at Epcot, Disney turned the area into a private party, complete with DJ and special performance by One Republic.Step inside the new Test Track and see how Chevrolet imagines cars of the future. There is enough to keep you entertained while you wait an hour in line to get on one of the hottest rides in Epcot.In the re-imagined Test Track, riders become the automotive designer, and then test out their concept on the track. Our car sure looked pretty, but wasn't as quick as the other cars.We got a sneak peak of the new luxury bowling alley, Splitsville, in Downtown Disney, opening on Dec. 19.Splitsville takes bowling to a new level with 30 bowling lanes, billiards and a balcony bar.In addition to bowling, guests have plenty of dining options and can choose from a high-end menu, as well as traditional bowling food and freshly rolled sushi, made at the two sushi bars.Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been redesigned and transformed its spa into Senses—A Disney Spa, opening Dec. 17.Senses offers guests to take one of three tracks—relax, renew, or imagine—offering elixirs to drink at the beginning, chakra lighting to match the track, and jellies to close the journey.One of the things we enjoyed about the spa is the mini cupcakes they offer, which are unique to the spa. The rooms offer two options for music and feature organic Eminence products.Children can join in on the fun too with a Mad Hatter-inspired pedicure chair. Too cute!