Review: Deluxe Studio at Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve taken a look at a number of refurbished rooms at the Walt Disney World Resort, including Coronado Springs, Pop Century, and Beach Club. Today, we’ll peek inside a Deluxe Studio at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (CCV&CaDWL for short).

The names are kind of confusing as Wilderness Lodge already offered Disney Vacation Club rooms in a separate building, which is now known as the Boulder Ridge Villas. The Copper Creek Villas are located on the check-in/concierge desk side in the main building and then the Copper Creek Cabins are located outside on the water.

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Review: Refurbished Pop Century Room

We’ve been on a bit of a run (if you can call no posts in the last ten days a run) with refurbished resort room reviews, so I thought we’d continue with a look at a refurbished room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. We’ll take a look inside a new Deluxe Studio and 1-Bedroom Villa at Copper Creek at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge next. You might recall our look at a refurbished room at Coronado Springs Resort here and then a look at a 2-bedroom suite at the Beach Club Resort here.

Like with the Coronado Springs update, pictured above, virtually everything about the Pop Century refurbishment is an upgrade.

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Review: Monsieur Paul Dinner at Disney’s Epcot

Monsieur Paul is the signature restaurant located above Chefs de France in Epcot. It’s a bit of a tradition for the website to visit on July 4th, partially to celebrate my second favorite Lafayette in Marquis de (behind Lafayette Reynolds, Season 2, True Blood) and partially because the restaurant is one of the few that doesn’t accept the Tables in Wonderland discount. The Independence Day holiday is a block-out date, so since no restaurants accept the discount, it makes sense to visit one that otherwise doesn’t since I’m not giving up any savings. You might as well have your end-of-year-Disney-food-tally come up as $79,326.32 rather than $76,356.28, you know? My original review of the restaurant is here with the followup found here, in case the following 2,500 word review doesn’t fill you up on all things Bocuse.

July 4th at Epcot is otherwise not nearly as hectic as you might expect – the IllumiNations crowd is bigger than a random Tuesday in late January, but seeing the spectacular fireworks tag is more than manageable and easily worth the minimum amount of effort that it takes. We waltzed up to the Italy Pavilion after our 2+ hour meal with five minutes to spare and found a fine spot on the Isola. At least with my iPad Pro fully extended above my head, I got some great pics.

The entrance to Monsieur Paul is located inside the France Pavilion through an unassuming door behind Chefs de France and across from the Boulangerie.

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Frozen Ever After Wait Times and FastPass+ Availability – Summer 2017 Edition

This is the fourth edition of our look at Frozen Ever After wait times at Epcot. It’s sort of a random topic, but I had been tweeting some screenshots of conspicuously low wait times at Epcot’s newest ride, so I thought it would be prudent to take a wider look rather than focusing on a single anecdote.

To see how far we’ve come, this post covers Frozen’s opening and wait times over the first couple of weeks. It wasn’t pretty. This post is an update from October of last year. Then this post from late February covers the first seven or eight weeks of this year.

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Review: Disney’s Beach Club 2-Bedroom Suite with Club Level Access

After taking a long look at Club Level accommodations at Disney’s Beach Club, we’ll take a look at a room that neither of us will probably ever stay in (again).

This is the living room area of the 2-bedroom suite.

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