Meet Dug and Russell from ‘UP’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Meet Dug and Russell from ‘UP’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Dug and Russell from ‘UP’ are meeting again at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The pair meet at Dug & Russell’s Wilderness Explorer Clubhouse. Below, we’ll discuss the details of this meet-and-greet and preview a few photos of both characters and their autographs. Dug and Russell were meeting separately and intermittently on the day of this visit….

Wilderness Lodge Mercantile (The Gift Shop at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)

Wilderness Lodge Mercantile (The Gift Shop at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)

Wilderness Lodge Mercantile is the gift shop at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. It’s a unique gift shop whose theming is inspired by the Pacific Northwest mixed with touches of Disney. You’ll find anything from resort-branded merchandise to the latest Disney-branded items inside the tremendous gift shop. This store is also great for guests staying at the…

2024 Construction at Disney’s Polynesian Resort (DVC Tower Updates)

2024 Construction at Disney’s Polynesian Resort (DVC Tower Updates)

This timeline shares construction updates for the new Disney Vacation Club Tower being built at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Disney’s Polynesian Resort recently underwent an extensive refurbishment that included many updates. With those updates, we saw the debut of new rooms featuring design elements from the popular Disney film Moana. During that time, the resort’s…

2024 Renovation and Refurbishment Progress at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

2024 Renovation and Refurbishment Progress at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

This article shares a timeline of the renovation and refurbishment progress at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in 2024. Disney’s Grand Floridian is undergoing a multi-year renovation and refurbishment. So far, we’ve seen several completed projects, including new rooms and other updates around the resort. Since the holidays, work appears to be wrapping up at the…

2024 Construction and Refurbishment Progress at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

2024 Construction and Refurbishment Progress at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is undergoing a multi-year refurbishment, entailing considerable construction work. We’ve seen a reasonable amount of progress throughout the last year. Hopefully, we’ll see the completion of the resort’s refurbishment in 2024. Since we visit Walt Disney World regularly, we have been privy to seeing most of the updates as they happen. We…

The End Zone Food Court (and Other Dining at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort)

The End Zone Food Court (and Other Dining at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort)

As we continue our updates of Disney’s All-Star Sports, I thought we’d preview the resort’s food court and other dining options. End Zone Food Court is the primary dining option at All-Star Sports. This significant dining area sits off Stadium Hall, the resort’s lobby. Its setup is similar to a food court, like you might…

Meet Pluto at Donald’s Dino-Bash at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Meet Pluto at Donald’s Dino-Bash at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This article discusses Pluto’s meet-and-greet that’s part of Donald’s Dino-Bash in Dinoland USA at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pluto returned to this location in early 2024. We stopped by Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently to check the status of a few character meet-and-greets. You may remember that we found Pocahontas and Meeko meeting in The Oasis near…

Disney’s Pop Century vs. Art of Animation (Which One is the Best?)

Disney’s Pop Century vs. Art of Animation (Which One is the Best?)

When deciding between Disney’s Art of Animation vs Disney’s Pop Century Resort, the answer is not always clear-cut. Both resorts have tremendous theming, amenities, and similar locations. But which one will work best for your vacation? Below, we’ll take a side-by-side comparison approach to help you figure it out. Upfront, both resorts fall under the…

Everything Pop Review (The Food Court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort)

Everything Pop Review (The Food Court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort)

This article reviews Everything Pop, the food court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Below, we’ll preview the menu, items we’ve tried, and photos of everything available during our last stay. Everything Pop Dining and Shopping is the food court and gift shop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Everything Pop sits off Classic Hall, the resort’s…

The Gift Shop at Disney’s Pop Century (Hours, Merchandise, and More!)

The Gift Shop at Disney’s Pop Century (Hours, Merchandise, and More!)

Pop Century has a combined gift shop and food court called Everything Pop Shopping and Dining. For this article, we’ll focus on the gift shop portion of Everything Pop. We’ll preview the hours, location, and merchandise available on our last visit. You’ll find the Everything Pop gift shop off the resort’s lobby, Classic Hall. The…