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Polynesian vs. Grand Floridian

When choosing a luxury hotel near Magic Kingdom on the monorail loop at Walt Disney World, vacation planners debate between two Deluxe Resorts: Grand Floridian and Polynesian. This head-to-head comparison weighs the pros & cons of each, picking a “winner” in theme, dining, transportation, pools, and other categories. (Updated April 14, 2024.) This continues our

Universal Orlando Terra Luna & Stella Nova Resort Opening Dates & Details

Universal Orlando has announced details about its two newest hotels: Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort. This shares opening dates, starting prices (and a cost comparison to Walt Disney World’s Value Resorts), amenities, and other features, plus our commentary about these accommodations additions to Central Florida. Brought to life by the award-winning Universal

Full Food Guide for Pixar Fest at Disneyland: All 100+ Dishes, Desserts, Drinks & Souvenir Stuff

Pixar Fest is the late spring & summer celebration featuring fireworks, new daytime parade, dance parties, other entertainment, and more. Oh, and food. Lots and lots of food. This dining guide shares full menus of the savory snacks, decadent desserts, drinks, available at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during Pixar Fest. For starters, Pixar Fest