IMPORTANT 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. …

Walt Disney World© Resort Updates

Upcoming Walt Disney World© Resort Hotel Stays Please read the following important information before you travel to Walt Disney World© 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 …

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 …

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 …

Travelers at Orlando International Airport are Immersed in the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort starts next week on Oct. 1! And now, we’re excited for air travelers at the Orlando International Airport to feel immersed in the magic as soon as they arrive in Central Florida, after a magical transformation of the passenger arrival experience. This transformation of exciting Disney touches includes a wide-spanning art installation in the …

Día de los Muertos at Disneyland Resort: Celebrating the Everlasting Bonds of Family

From now through Nov. 2, there are numerous ways to enjoy the cultural experience of Día de los Muertos at the Disneyland Resort. Both theme parks honor this festive Mexican tradition that celebrates the everlasting bonds of family and loved ones who have been – and will forever be – part of our lives. In Disney California Adventure Park, Plaza de la Familia …

Early Theme Park Entry beginning Sept. 26 for Participating Resort Hotel Guests

As part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, Guests staying in the magic can enjoy more fun with 30 minute early entry to any Walt Disney World theme park. Beginning Sept. 26, a soft opening of this new benefit will be available to Guests of participating Disney Resort and select hotels. Upon arrival to the main entrance of their desired theme park, Guests should look …

Watch LIVE Streams of New Nighttime Spectaculars – ‘Harmonious’ and ‘Disney Enchantment’ Next Week to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

On Oct. 1, two new nighttime spectaculars – “Harmonious” and “Disney Enchantment” – will debut to help kick off our 50th anniversary festivities during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” at Walt Disney World Resort. And as a special early 50th surprise, there will be LIVE stream performances of both ground-breaking shows on the Disney Parks Blog! Wed, 9/29 – LIVE: “Harmonious” at EPCOT at 9:00 …

Halloween Time at the Hotels of Disneyland Resort Brings Spooky Sights, Sweet Treats and Special Offers

Plan an escape now for a Halloween getaway to the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort! Spook-tacular displays, tasty treats and new hotel offers will entice Guests to stay for a spell! Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel invite you to stay in the magic, just steps from the Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park! The resort is brimming with Halloween …

Celebrating ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

An all-new original Halloween special, “Muppets Haunted Mansion,” will debut exclusively on Disney+ starting Oct. 8. Check out the trailer for this funny and thrilling production featuring the Muppets as we’ve never seen them before: “Muppets Haunted Mansion” takes place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on …

Virtual Queue for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Begins Oct. 1

When we say “bonjour!” to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure on Oct. 1, in order to experience the attraction, Guests will be required to join the virtual queue. Here’s how our Guests will use the virtual queue to experience Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure: Guests with a valid ticket or pass and theme park reservation who will start their day at EPCOT can access …

Our Love and Investment into The Most Magical Place on Earth

It’s safe to say the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort will be truly magical. Guests can take one look at Magic Kingdom Park these days, and tell something really special is about to happen. We’ve put a lot of love and investment into this magical place recently, refurbishing and repainting beloved attractions like Jungle Cruise and Buzz Lightyear’s Space …

Mickey’s PhilharMagic Concert under refurbishment Oct. 11-Nov. 11 at Magic Kingdom Park

Mickey’s PhilharMagic Concert at Magic Kingdom Park will undergo a refurbishment from Oct. 11 through Nov. 11. The attraction will reopen on Nov. 12 with several new enhancements, including a digital projection system to provide the highest-quality viewing experience for our Guests. And, as was announced earlier this summer, a new scene from Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” featuring the song “Un Poco …

SNEAK PEEK: Vault Collection-Inspired Shopping Experiences Coming Soon to Disney Springs and Magic Kingdom Park for Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration

We are only 10 days away from kicking off “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” and the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World! As we get ready to set the stage for this 18-month long celebration, we are excited to share more of what’s to come that will enhance the 50th shopping experience within select merchandise locations. Recently we gave a peek behind the …

Say Aloha! Save Up to 25% on Select Aulani Rooms for 5-Night+ Stays

The longer you stay, the more you save! This winter, save up to 25% on select rooms for 5-night or longer stays from 1/4/22 through 4/8/22. Book through 2/12/22. Plus, when you book through 10/18/21, your stay of 4 or more consecutive nights includes a $150 resort credit. See important offer details >> *Savings based on the non-discounted price for …

California Grill Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort With Special Limited-Time Menu

In 1971, Top of the World opened on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offering two dinner/dancing shows nightly featuring top-name entertainment. In 1981, “Broadway at the Top” dinner show was introduced with popular catchy show tunes sung by talented performers. In 1995, the space transformed into California Grill – with fresh, seasonal dishes prepared in the stunning on-stage kitchen. The impressive …

‘Together We Are Magia’ … at Walt Disney World Resort

As part of Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month there are multiple ways Guests can celebrate across Walt Disney World Resort through food, music, and more! Because, after all, “Together We Are Magia!” Miguel and Dante from Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” are a part of the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” – golden sculptures coming to all four parks as part of the Walt Disney World 50th …

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Update

We’re excited to continue welcoming Guests back to our Disney Resort hotels, such as at Disney’s All-Star Resorts, where we recently reopened the Music and Movies themes. At this time, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort will remain closed while we take the opportunity to refresh the Sports theme area, and we look forward to sharing a new reopening date for rooms in the Sports theme at a …

Experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Like Never Before at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

From bright suns to rising moons, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues to call travelers to the magic of Batuu, especially with the excitement of Walt Disney World Resort’s 18-month anniversary celebration getting closer and closer. As we ramp up to The World’s Most Magical Celebration honoring our 50th anniversary, we’re continuing to enhance experiences thanks to the feedback from our Guests. We know our …

All-New Tenaya Stone Spa is Now Open in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort

The new Tenaya Stone Spa is now open at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort! This all-new, one-of-a-kind retreat was designed by Disney Imagineers who gathered inspiration from the spirit of nature, indigenous cultures of California and the iconic Craftsman design of the hotel. This full-service spa is a rejuvenating haven, where Guests can enjoy a spa day and choose from …

It’s Like Coming Home! Cirque du Soleil Artists Thrilled to Be Together and Rehearsing for Drawn to Life at Disney Springs

There’s always a sense of excitement and anticipation when you walk into a theater, but even seasoned Cirque du Soleil artists were surprised by the overwhelming emotion they felt stepping back inside the iconic white tent at Disney Springs. “Seeing everyone again, it’s like coming home. It’s like being with family. I really can’t wait to put this show together for …

Welcome to Creations Shop, EPCOT’s New Flagship Merchandise Destination

Welcome to Creations Shop, the new flagship merchandise destination at EPCOT! Officially debuting today, the grand opening marks another key milestone in the historic transformation journey of EPCOT. Creations Shop celebrates Disney’s legacy of creativity by honoring the nostalgia of EPCOT’s past and the exciting promises of EPCOT’s future. Disney Imagineers used one-of-a-kind art installations, meaningful souvenirs and a contemporary …

Space 220 Restaurant at EPCOT: More Details and Menus Revealed

Guests can get ready to let their taste buds take (a simulated!) flight 220 miles above Earth’s surface as Space 220 Restaurant at EPCOT officially begins virtual departures on Sept. 20 for walk-up diners. Reservations will be available to book on Sept. 20, with the first reservation date available on Sept. 27. The out-of-this-world dining experience will take diners on …

Beloved ‘Candlelight Processional’ Returns Nov. 26 for the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

As part of our Halfway to the Holidays celebration earlier this year, we shared a sneak peek of some of the magical experiences coming during a spectacular season of holiday joy during the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. That wasn’t everything we have in store, though, and today we’re thrilled to share that the “Candlelight Processional” will be back this year, Nov. 26 – Dec. 30, …

Enhance Your Evening with New and Returning Dessert Parties and Dinner Packages at Walt Disney World Resort

We’re counting down the days until two brand-new nighttime spectaculars debut as part of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration. To make the magical evening even more special, a new lineup of Appetizing Occasions will be returning just in time for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” From sweet treats to international fare, there’s no shortage of options for making the …

New Walt Disney World Resort Offers

There are some new Walt Disney World Resort offer available: Important offer details, including full terms and conditions, can be found by clicking on the offer links below. Annual WDW Passholders: Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels this Holiday Season for stays most nights 12/12/21-12/24/21. Book through 12/24/21. Click here for details. Florida Resident: Save …

First Look: Steakhouse 71 Menus, Opening Soon at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Steakhouse 71, located on the first floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, will open its doors on Oct. 1 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we are excited to share a first look at all the menus. The chefs created a terrific dinner menu with all the hallmarks of a family-friendly steakhouse, and offerings at breakfast and lunch are unique and …

Save 20% to 25% on Select Bahamian Disney Cruises

Save  20% – 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 …

Pre-Cruise PCR COVID-19 Testing Option

As you are aware, due to recently updated technical guidance from the CDC, Guests 11 years of age and younger are not required to be vaccinated but must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (paid for by the Guest) taken between 3 days and 24 hours before their sail date. The test should be a rapid PCR …

Safe Access Oahu Program Goes Into Effect Monday, Sept. 13

Effective Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, all Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa food and beverage locations, including quick service and takeaway, will be restricted to Aulani resort Guests only. Per City & County of Honolulu guidelines, we will require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours for all Guests ages 12 and older dining on …

Celebrate the Holiday Season in a Merry New Way with Disney Merriest Nites, an All-new After-hours Event at Disneyland Park

Are you looking forward to immersing yourself in the Holiday season this year? Look no further because magic is here with Holidays at the Disneyland Resort! And this year we’ve added a new separate ticket, limited-capacity offering, Disney Merriest Nites. Since Mickey Mouse adores the holidays and celebrating with friends, he’s invited some of them to help host six themed parties in …

Mobile Order Service Just Got Sweeter: Order Ahead at Candy Kitchen Locations

Since introducing mobile order service several years ago, we’ve been continuously expanding the service to additional dining locations and adding new options like table-service to go for even more convenience. Now available at Disneyland Resort and coming soon to Walt Disney World Resort, Guests can also use mobile order service to order their favorite confections from select merchandise locations with …

Travel + Leisure Readers Award Disney Cruise Line as the World’s Best Cruise Line

The readers of Travel + Leisure have spoken! For the third consecutive year, they’ve ranked Disney Cruise Line as the Top Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line in the publication’s World’s Best Awards 2021 readers’ survey. Travel + Leisure recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe, based on the results of the Travel + …

Enjoy New Disney Cruise Line Photography Magic Shots On Board Your Next Cruise

Guests may have heard about what’s new on a Disney cruise – from a brand-new embarkation moment with Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie to surprise appearances from favorite Disney friends throughout their cruise, there are magic moments around every corner!     Now, we’ve added yet another magical offering with all-new Magic Shots, a photo experience where Disney Cruise Line photographers capture …

Interior Design Elements Tell the Story of New Tenaya Stone Spa at Disneyland Resort

The new Tenaya Stone Spa opens on September 16, 2021, at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort – and we’re sharing another sneak peek! Tenaya Stone Spa is a new 6,000 square-foot getaway designed by Disney Imagineers who gathered inspiration from the spirit of nature, indigenous cultures of California and the iconic Craftsman design of the hotel. This gorgeous spa was …

New Original Song ‘You Are the Magic’ from GRAMMY® Winner Philip Lawrence Featured in ‘Disney Enchantment,’ the All-New 50th Anniversary Celebration Spectacular Debuting Oct. 1 at Magic Kingdom Park

“Disney Enchantment,” the brand-new nighttime spectacular coming to Magic Kingdom Park as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, features dazzling fireworks, beloved Disney music and immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. The show takes Guests on an emotional journey, empowering them to believe in themselves and make their dreams come true. Philip Lawrence who wrote the original …

Sneak Peek of Exclusive Merchandise Coming to Creations Shop at EPCOT

Check out this sneak peek of the “Light” product range from the EPCOT Light & Color Collection, an exclusive line of merchandise coming to Creations Shop! The assortment of futuristic gear was inspired by the historic transformation of EPCOT and will debut on Sept. 15 when Creations Shop and Club Cool officially opens to guests. In the same way that …

All in the Details: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the France Pavilion Expansion at EPCOT

Today we’re sharing new images and immersive design details from Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the newly expanded France pavilion at EPCOT! Opening soon on Oct. 1 to help kick off the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration, this spinning, whirling, family-friendly attraction invites Guests to shrink down to the size of Chef Remy on a thrilling chase through Gusteau’s restaurant, complete with sights, …

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Offers Discounts for Fall Travel

Great news for Guests traveling this fall – there are discounted room still available! Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, offers Guests a chance to save on select rooms for stays of 4 nights or more from now through Nov. 21 and Nov. 27 through Dec. 18, 2021 when they book through Oct. 8, 2021. The longer Guests stay, the …

Foodie Guide to Spooky Eats and Treats: Halloween Time 2021 at Disneyland Resort

Our chefs and candy makers have conjured up all sorts of eerie eats and treats for Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort this year – all frightfully delicious! From Mummy Marshmallow Wands and Halloween Grey Stuff to Blood Orange Slushes and Ghost Pepper Potato Bites, there’s something scary good for everyone! And Guests can be on the lookout for all the …

Ten Awesome Experiences at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

by Nikki Moreno from Disney Parks Blog Aloha, friends! We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa with ten ways for you to experience the resort and be a part of our ‘ohana. Aulani Resort is a family vacation paradise with a touch of Disney magic that truly has something for everyone! In fact, there’s so much to do that it’s …

Update: Walt Disney World Resort Club Level Lounges Reopening

As we shared a few months ago, we’re looking forward to reopening our Club Level Lounges at Walt Disney World Resort, with a phased opening plan. The latest Lounge reopening dates can be found below: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Now Open! Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Royal Palm Club – Sept. 16, 2021 Disney’s BoardWalk Resort – Sept. …

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Ceremony

Aloha! Cast Members at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa celebrated a special moment on Sunday, Aug. 29 in honor of Aulani Resort’s 10th anniversary. Aulani Resort’s own Aunty and Uncle hosted the moment with Disney friends by their sides, including the music loving ‘Olu Mel. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse also revealed their brand-new outfits – reserved just for their visits …

‘Disney KiteTails’ Prepares to Take ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ Sky High at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Beginning Oct. 1 as part of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration, “Disney KiteTails” will take the magic of nature and Disney storytelling to new heights, immersing everyone in a gala performance of color and movement at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. It’s all set to happen several times daily at the Discovery River Theater, near DinoLand U.S.A. As Guests …

Walt Disney World Refurbishments Update – Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

In an effort to continually enhance the Guest experience here at Walt Disney World Resort, we refresh our offerings from time to time. The Contemporary Feature Pool at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be unavailable in winter 2023 while it undergoes maintenance work. As an alternative, Guests staying at this Disney Resort hotel may enjoy the Bay Pool, leisure pool at …

Snow on a Cruise Ship? Disney Cruise Line Reveals Splashtacular New Adventure on AquaMouse, First Disney Attraction at Sea

Guests planning a cruise aboard the Disney Wish next summer might want to pack their snow gear. We’re headed to the Alps! When we announced the Disney Wish a few months ago, we introduced Guests to AquaMouse, the first-ever Disney attraction at sea. We even shared details about the ride’s original show “Scuba Scramble” — inspired by “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” …

C’est Magnifique! La Crêperie de Paris Menu Revealed

When the newly expanded France pavilion at EPCOT debuts on October 1, helping kick off “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, Guests will be immersed in some of France’s signature sights, sounds, smells, and – of course! – tastes. One of the most delicious offerings, La Crêperie de Paris, is …

Reservations Now Available for Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise

Beginning today, reservations are once again available for Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise as part of the Enchanting Extras Collection. This experience invites Guests to climb aboard one of Disney’s most iconic ferryboats for an unforgettable evening on the Seven Seas Lagoon featuring delicious treats and stunning fireworks views.