Weekly Round Up: March 27

Main Street Electrical Parade, taken by m sorrells galley
The full-sized version

The big news this week is that Art of Animation will be completed several months ahead of schedule, with the Little Mermaid rooms opening in September. One of us is hoping to head down in late September to stay in the newest value rooms and let you know what it’s like.

The other big news is that we’ll be welcoming two new columnist to our pages in the coming weeks. No spoilers until they’re ready to reveal themselves, but keep your eyes peeled for awesome new content. And this is the last week you can enter the Facebook contest to win a Passporter’s Free Book. Two more questions will go up this week, and we’ll announce the winner this Sunday, April 2.

Us … Elsewhere
Tracy been slacking off over on Suitcase Scholar, mainly because she’s in full planning mode for her next–and rapidly approaching–trip.  And while she plans that trip, she contemplates the pros and cons of trip length.

Melissa Sue  reviewed the final episode of ABC’s The River as a Disney Blog television columnist.

Our Favorites This Week
Do you like to dance? Do you like Living with the Land? Check out this completely amazing original song by the mad geniuses behind Disney Hipster Blog

Mark Diba wrote a great post on The Dragyn’s Lair about places to study in WDW. We’re not in school, but we’re always looking for quiet spots to think and take notes, and Wilderness Lodge is one of our favorite hide-a-ways, too!

FoxxFur of Passport to Dreams wrote an extremely extensive and well-researched post about the light fixtures in Magic Kingdom. It’s more interesting than it sounds!

We are thirsty. And when we’re thirsty in Orlando, we think of The Wave. Sarah from Eating WDW introduced us to a delicious-sounding breakfast cocktail offered at The Contemporary.

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating–getting to the parks early is one of the best decisions you can make.  Marge G. will tell you why the early fan catches the Fastpass over on WDW Fan Zone.

We can not tell you how cool this working miniature Main Street Electrical Parade is. You’ll have to see it on Imagineering Disney for yourself.