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Meet Russell & Dug at Discovery Island

Russell from Disney•Pixar’s “Up” awaits Guests at a Character Greeting experience on Discovery Island

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Discovery Island

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Pixar Pals

See what’s “up” with this adventure-seeking wilderness explorer.

Russell from Disney•Pixar’s “Up” with his thumbs up in the air during a Character Greeting experience

A Character as Curious as They Come

Get to know Russell, your badge-earning pal from the Disney•Pixar film Up.

During your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, head for Discovery Island—once you arrive, you’re sure to find Russell. And while he’s perfectly content completing challenges for the Wilderness Explorers, he’s even happier to spend some time with you!

A girl points a mounted telescope at Mount Everest while a boy next to her checks a guide book

Wilderness Explorers

Become a Wilderness Explorer! Jaunt into jungles, furrow through forests and comb through the woods as you earn adventure badges across the park.

A father and son get an autograph from Russell from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park

Bring Home Memories with Character

Let your moments with favorite Disney Characters last long after your visit by purchasing Memory Maker—which features unlimited digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos and videos!

Show In My Plans

Reminder: this is not a reservation.


Friday, April 27, 2018

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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