Updates on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line Updates If you booked your Disney Cruise with Small World Vacations, please contact your agent for assistance. Small World Vacations’ emergency phone line is 201-497-5529.  Or, contact our main office at guestrelations@smallworldvacations.com.  Please rest assured that the agents at Small World Vacations are doing their very best to help their guests during the current global health crisis. …

Small World Vacations’ Terms and Conditions Related to Travel during COVID-19

Small World Vacations’ Terms and Conditions Related to COVID 19 for Travel to Disneyland, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii, Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. The status of the outbreak varies by location and state and country. Local authorities are frequently updating their guidance and safety measures. Check the latest …

Small World Vacations’ Terms and Conditions Related to COVID-19 for Travel to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort

SMALL WORLD VACATIONS’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 FOR TRAVEL TO WALT DISNEY WORLD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT _______________ The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. The status of the outbreak varies by location and state and country. Local authorities are frequently updating their guidance and safety measures. Check the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Small World Vacations – Preferred Travel Agent of the Disney Food Blog!

Small World Vacations – Preferred Travel Agent of the Disney Food Blog Who doesn’t love fun and who doesn’t love food? And to go one step further, who doesn’t love Disney? Mix those endorphin fueled ingredients up in a bowl and what do you get? The Disney Food Blog! Small World Vacations is excited to be named the preferred travel …

First Look: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish Attraction Poster at Disneyland Park

We’re excited to reveal a first look at the newest Disneyland park attraction poster: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish! Attraction posters have been a long-standing tradition at Disney Parks. Imagineers created posters to entice Guests with a preview of the many adventures they’ll experience. Guests will spot this enchanting poster at the entrance of Disneyland park, as they pass under the Main Street, U.S.A. railroad station. …

‘Secrets of the Whales’ Sand Sculpture Splashes into Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Earth Month

In celebration of the April 22 release of the Disney+ Original Series “Secrets of the Whales” from National Geographic, artists recently carved a new sculpture out of 40 tons of sand at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The intricate sculpture took two artists over 16 hours to complete and features a sperm whale, humpback whale and narwhal inspired by footage from the series. The four-episode series, executive produced by James Cameron, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, and featuring National …

Even More Beautiful: King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park

Beloved since Disneyland park’s opening day in 1955, King Arthur Carrousel is the whirling center of Fantasyland, a regal throwback to the days of knights jousting and ladies fair. While we have been preparing for the reopening of Disneyland Resort’s theme parks, Walt Disney Imagineering recently completed an extensive refurbishment of this fan-favorite attraction. When we open our park gates on April 30, 2021, Guests will …

Moana Returns to Aulani Resort

We are thrilled to announce that Moana is sailing back to Hawai’i to visit Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa once again! Disney’s Moana is an adventurous teen who teamed up with the demigod Maui on a daring voyage across the Pacific. Guests can be on the lookout for Moana as they enjoy their own exciting adventure with their family at Aulani Resort. Aulani Resort …

Haunted Mansion Home Improvements at Disneyland Park

When Guests return to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park, they may discover the ghosts have been busy updating a few elements in and around the estate… Outside, freshly landscaped details now adorn the site for dearly departed pets, representing their stories from beyond the grave. Inside, a keen eye will notice a few dastardly design embellishments along the portrait hallway, including the return …

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Baby Mandrill – It’s a Girl!

A baby mandrill has joined the family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. And what better time than during Earth Month? In the spirit of the mystical mandrill Rafiki, join us in honoring the circle of life as we celebrate the arrival of this adorable newborn. The little girl was born on Saturday, April 10, 2021 to first-time mom Hazel and dad …

Disneyland Reopening!

After being closed for more than one year, magic is back at Disneyland Resort theme parks More than 10,000 Cast Members are returning to work Guests will be welcomed back to explore new magic and favorite experiences – from iconic attractions and character sightings to shopping, dining and hotel stays Enhanced health and safety measures will be in place APRIL …

Attractions and Entertainment Reopening Details for Disneyland Resort Theme Parks

Calling all members of the Resistance! Upon reopening the theme parks on April 30, we’ll continue leveraging a virtual queue system for one of the most popular experiences at Disneyland Resort, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The attraction’s virtual queue is only accessible via the Disneyland mobile app, and Guests may only experience the attraction by joining the virtual queue. …

2022 Early Booking Rate Offer: 2022 Land Adventures

Begin planning your 2022 adventure and take advantage of spectacular savings of $500 per person on select Adventures by Disney departures to amazing destinations! Offer must be booked by July 15, 2021 for travel start dates from March 11, 2022 through April 1, 2023. Availability is limited. Advance booking dates: 4/12: Open for Booking – Adventures by Disney Past Guests and Guests whose …

Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort Set to Open and Recruit Super Heroes June 4

Super Heroes Assemble! As we’ve all been anticipating, we’re pleased to share that Avengers Campus—an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes—will open June 4, 2021 at the Disneyland Resort! At this fully immersive land inside Disney California Adventure park, guests will be invited to team up with the Avengers and their …

Check-In to the Magic at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Phased Reopening at Disneyland Resort

As previously announced, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks plan to reopen to Guests on April 30, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Disneyland Resort, including hotel Guests! Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will reopen on April 29, 2021 with limited capacity, and you can book your room reservations starting April 15, 2021! The Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel …

Captain Minnie Mouse Takes the Helm of the Disney Wish

Captain Minnie Mouse is already making wishes come true for the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line fleet! Today we unveiled that this beloved character will come to life for the first time through whimsical artwork on the bow of the Disney Wish. The bow’s elegant filigree art, a hallmark of Disney Cruise Line vessels, includes an intricate scrollwork pattern reminiscent of the classic …

Here’s What You Need to Know About Disneyland Resort’s Reopening, Including Theme Park Reservations and Tickets

APRIL 13, 2021 From Disney – As we resume operations in support of Disneyland Resort reopening, please be advised of changes to fulfillment of Walt Disney Travel Company (WDTC) vacation packages that include hotel reservations and theme park tickets, plus optional add-ons such as transportation vouchers and gift cards. In the next few days, WDTC will launch a secure digital …

Update on Disneyland Resort

Update on Disneyland Resort Please read the following important information before you travel to the Disneyland Resort in California. Downtown Disney at Disneyland- Know before you go Current reopening plans will require Disney, travel professionals, and guests visiting the Disneyland Resort theme parks, to follow theme park guidelines set forth by the State of California. Please review these guidelines at https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-amusement-theme-parks–en.pdf to understand …

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa Open for 2022 Reservations

2022 Bookings for Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Now Available 2022 vacations at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa are now available to book through Walt Disney Travel Company.  Please note the last date of your  vacation cannot be booked more than 499 days in the future. Contact Small World Vacations for assistance with your Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa Hawaiian vacation.

Disney Parks Best Bites: April 2021

We have a buffet of food and beverage news in this April 2021 edition of Disney Parks Best Bites. We are listing Earth Month treats along with a returning brunch offering, dill pickle corn dogs, cereal-sly delicious offerings, and more. Check out all these Best Bites! Walt Disney World Resort While Disney theme parks celebrate all living things every day, during the upcoming …

Updates on Adventures by Disney

Updates on Adventures by Disney   Please read the following important information before you travel with Adventures by Disney Continue to check the suggested websites below as well as other websites for updates and current procedures, policy and news. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details and links to websites on this page are …

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Begins July 15!

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival begins July 15 at Walt Disney World Resort! This year’s event will kick off with Global Marketplaces, including the return of many favorites – Canada, Greece, Germany, Hops and Barley, Appleseed Orchard and others. Even more marketplaces will join the international smorgasbord as the festival continues on into the fall before wrapping on Nov. 20, 2021. There …

Save 25% on Select Bahamian Disney Cruises

Save  25% on Select Bahamian Cruises from Port Canaveral Important Details on Inside Category with Restrictions, Oceanview Category with Restrictions and Verandah Category with Restrictions (Category IGT, OGT and VGT) Valid for new bookings only Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Guests and is non-refundable. Full legal names of all Guests are required at time …

Disney Cruise Staycation at Sea in the UK This Summer

This Summer, Set Sail on a Unique Disney Staycation at Sea Aboard 2-, 3- and Limited 4-Night Cruises from the UK Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience. Guests will remain aboard the Disney Magic throughout …

Disneyland Theme Park Ticket Update

Unused non-promotional single day tickets that expire on December 30, 2021 or March 31, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to December 30, 2022. Wholly unused, non-promotional multi-day tickets that expire on January 12, 2022 or April 13, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to January 12, 2023, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use …

Disney Gift Card Makes Paying UnBEElievably Easy!

What’s the buzz? The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival has begun! Guests can enjoy searching the World Showcase to find Spike the Bee hiding among the incredible topiaries and fresh, fragrant gardens, and they can also carry him all over Walt Disney World Resort with two new Disney Gift Card wristlet designs to celebrate the festival! Guests can find these special-edition cards at …

A New Look is in the Works for Main Street Confectionery at Magic Kingdom Park

Today, we’ve got some SWEET news to share about exciting work happening at Magic Kingdom Park as we prepare for the beginning of The World’s Most Magical Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort this October! Kicking things off, let’s talk about Main Street Confectionery. We’re delighted to share that this iconic location will soon receive a fresh new look, expanded layout with more room to shop and interactive opportunities for …

Disney Cruise Summer 2022 Itineraries and Dates

Advance Booking for Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Members If you’re currently a Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club member, take advantage of the opportunity to book our new cruises before they go on sale to the general public on March 25, 2021. You’ll be able to book Summer 2022 itineraries online or by phone during a designated booking window. …

Design Revealed for First-Ever Walt Disney World Resort License Plate with 100 Percent of Proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins on Oct. 1, 2021 – and Florida car owners can get ready to celebrate with us by purchasing the first-ever Walt Disney World Resort specialty license plate! We’re excited to reveal the design of this unique plate, featuring our “EARidescent” 50th anniversary castle logo on a majestic royal blue background. Inspired by the color scheme of …

Jungle Cruise Adds New Characters, Mischievous Wildlife and Skipper Humor to Classic Attraction

As we shared earlier this year, we are building on the original story of the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom Park. We’re adding more humor, wildlife and skipper heart to the classic attraction, and as part of a much larger effort, this updated experience will welcome new characters from around the world. The enhancements include several new scenes Guests will experience along …

Foodie Guide to Easter at Disney Parks

Ready to hop into Easter with some deliciously adorable offerings from Disney Parks? We have everything from cute Easter cupcakes, mini bunny cakes, and chocolate-covered eggs to a list of Easter brunches at Walt Disney World Resort! Check it all out in this Foodie Guide. Happy Easter! Walt Disney World Resort Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile order available) Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme …

Disney Parks Foodie News: Disney’s Hollywood Studios Edition

There are lots of new offerings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in this edition of Foodie News, but let’s start with … THE SPORK IS BACK! Yes, the coveted spork is available for purchase (limited to one spork per person) at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge starting TODAY. And it even comes with a travel pouch perfect …

Magic is Back at Disneyland Resort! Theme Parks Plan to Reopen on April 30

  After being closed for more than one year, magic is finally returning to the Disneyland Resort theme parks! Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park are planning to officially reopen to the public on April 30, with limited capacity. Guests will soon be welcomed back to enjoy unforgettable attractions, see beloved Disney friends, shop for the latest merchandise, savor the world-famous food and drinks, capture …

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Kicks Off Spring with Campsite Offer

  Spring is sprouting exciting new experiences across Walt Disney World Resort, including a new springtime offer from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground where campsite Guests stay under the stars in the middle of the magic. Now through May 27, 2021, you can save up to 20% on campsites for stays most nights only between April 11-May 27, 2021. Nestled …

Sunshine Has Arrived With 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

  The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival has arrived! Happening now through July 5, you can commemorate your visit or just celebrate your love of EPCOT with apparel, headwear, drinkware and much more, featuring fan-favorites such as Orange Bird, Figment, Minnie Mouse and Spike the Bee. Here’s a round-up of all the must-haves available now across EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort. Orange Bird …

Coming Soon: Disney MagicMobile Service, A Convenient New Way to Experience Walt Disney World Resort

The MagicBand, the colorful wristband you wear at Walt Disney World Resort, makes each visit even simpler and more seamless. Disney has continued to invent and innovate, and soon, they’ll be debuting a new option: Disney MagicMobile service! Launching in phases starting later this year, Disney MagicMobile service is a convenient and contactless way to access MagicBand features like theme …

First Look! Cinderella Castle Receives First Piece of EARidescent Décor Ahead of Walt Disney World Resort’s50th Anniversary Celebration

Last year, Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park received a royal makeover, with a new color scheme that included bold, shimmering and regal enhancements. Today, Disney shared the first look at the newest piece of EARidescent embellishment that continues this glistening adornment. Last night, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney World teams installed the first décor piece that will adorn the castle for “The World’s Most Magical …

Disney Park Pass Reservations for March and April 2021

  With school Spring Break periods occurring throughout March and April, Disney Park Pass reservations are no longer available on select days for the Walt Disney World theme parks. Capacity in Disney’s theme parks remains limited as part of their ongoing health and safety measures Reservation availability at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is limited in March and April 2021. For …

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Grand Opening at EPCOT Set for Oct. 1, 2021

Just Announced! Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Grand Opening at EPCOT Set for Oct. 1, 2021, in Honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Everyone’s favorite “Little Chef” is cooking up something really big for Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, because the grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT is set for Oct. 1 of this year! That date may …

Foodie Guide to St. Patrick’s Day at Disney Parks

Disney chefs and beverage managers have created some fun and tasty limited-time offerings in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you are not be Irish by birthright, we welcome you to join us in the spirit of this festive Irish celebration which, happily, food and drink is an integral part! Check out our Foodie Guide to St. Patrick’s Day …

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Reopens at Walt Disney World Resort

  Disney’s Blizzard Beach reopened on Sunday, March 7, welcoming Guests back for some wintery-themed, watery fun at the melting ski resort water park. Disney Water Park fans celebrated the reopening by enjoying their favorite attractions such as Summit Plummet, Teamboat Springs and Cross Country Creek, one of the country’s longest lazy rivers. Guests also sipped on tropical beverages from Blizzard Beach’s …

7 Reasons to Be Excited for the Opening of Disney’s Blizzard Beach

7 Reasons to Be Excited for the Opening of Disney’s Blizzard Beach The wait is finally over! Cast members and guests have returned to Disney’s Blizzard Beach. First opened to the public on April 1, 1995, this spring will kick off Blizzard Beach’s 25th season. In honor of this exciting news – here are seven fun facts you and you …

Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 125 Days in 2021

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 3, 2021) – The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival blossoms to life today at Walt Disney World Resort, continuing for 125 days until July 5, 2021. The park-wide event features fun for the whole family inspired by the season, from spectacular Disney character topiaries to lush gardens to fresh flavors from Outdoor …

KA WA‘A, a Lū‘au at Aulani Resort Returns March 27

KA WA‘A, a Lū‘au at Aulani Resort Returns March 27 Aloha ‘Auinalā! As the sun dips into the ocean to end the day, a conch shell is blown in the distance and a Hawaiian oli chant begins. This is the tradition of welcoming Guests to KA WA‘A, a Lū‘au at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa… which Guests will soon be able …

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Offers Something for Everyone with Adventure, Romance, Family Time and Fun in Hawaii

*Know Before You Go to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa – Some Experiences may be different or cancelled during COVID.* KO OLINA, Hawaii – Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa beckons guests of every age to find the Hawaiian vacation of their dreams. In beautiful and relaxing surroundings infused with the stories and surprises of Hawaii, guests may discover whatever they …

Celebrating the Release of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Celebrating the Release of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” releases this Friday and there are many ways to celebrate the new film at Disney Parks and at home! ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But …

‘Celebrate HER Story’ at Disney Springs in Honor of Women’s History Month

‘Celebrate HER Story’ at Disney Springs in Honor of Women’s History Month From Disney…. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the contributions of women throughout our history and celebrating some of the women who are pioneering our future. We’re keeping this celebration alive at Disney Springs and will be spotlighting the talented women who showcase their super powers as entrepreneurs, to the business-savvy …

Foodie Guide to A Touch of Disney at Disney California Adventure Park Opening March 18

Foodie Guide to A Touch of Disney at Disney California Adventure Park Opening March 18   Disney is thrilled to share their Foodie Guide to A Touch of Disney at Disney California Adventure park! Disney chefs and beverage managers have been busy creating menus that include new items and several favorite classic dishes from around the resort for this new, limited-capacity ticketed experience that begins …

The World is Coming Together As Work Continues on ‘Harmonious’ at EPCOT

The World is Coming Together As Work Continues on ‘Harmonious’ at EPCOT From Disney – February 26, 2021 EPCOT has always been a special place where the world comes together to celebrate human achievement. Nothing has embodied this spirit more over the years than the park’s lineup of original nighttime spectaculars. Although we have not yet determined when our next …

A Touch of Disney: New, Limited-Capacity Ticketed Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park Beginning March 18

A Touch of Disney: New, Limited-Capacity Ticketed Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park Beginning March 18 It’s time to experience some of the sights, sounds and flavors of the Disneyland Resort with A Touch of Disney, a new, limited-capacity ticketed experience that begins March 18 at Disney California Adventure park. A Touch of Disney offers some of the world-famous food …