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 …

Super Zoom Magic Shots: Now Available at All 4 Walt Disney World Theme Parks

We’ve officially launched a Super Zoom Magic Shot at EPCOT. That’s right, Disney PhotoPass photographers are now offering Super Zoom Magic Shots at all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks! Guests can capture the new Super Zoom Magic Shot at EPCOT by visiting the photographer stationed just past the fountain near the main entrance of the park, almost right next to the recently introduced Tiny World …

‘Tis the Season for Ho-Ho-Holiday Photo Ops at Walt Disney World Resort

from Disney Parks Blog by Emily Southard, Marketing & Communications Coordinator If you’ll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort during this most wonderful time of year, Disney PhotoPass photographers are ready to capture the holiday fun with fa-la-la-la lots of photos! My favorite offerings are the Magic Shots. You can find holiday-themed Magic Shots at all four theme parks and Disney Springs. …

Best Bites at Walt Disney World Resort: Story Book Dining at Artist Point and Boatwright’s Dining Hall Reopening and More Delicious News!

We are excited to announce that two Walt Disney World Resort hotel restaurants are reopening and share other tasty tidbits. This Best Bites has everything from Snow White and Grumpy to “Dynamite” Cinnamon Roll Sticks and an Orange Bird Holiday Citrus Swirl. Check out all the yummy details below. Enjoy! Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho – it’s off to dinner we go! Yes, Story Book Dining …

Imagineering the Disney Wish: Construction Updates from Germany

from Disney Parks Blog by Philip Gennotte, Portfolio Project Management Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Germany   We reached several milestones in the construction of the Disney Wish since I last shared an update. The team and I are so excited about the progress that I wanted to celebrate it with you today. Let’s take a look at these moments together, shall we? …

Foodie Guide to Holiday Candy at Disneyland Resort

from Disney Parks Blog by Karen McClintock, Food & Beverage Content Relations Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts If you love candy, especially during the holiday season, then this Foodie Guide has you covered … in chocolate, caramel, and crushed peppermint candy! Our talented Disneyland candy makers have been busy as elves creating sweet treats that are almost too adorable to eat. …

The Holidays Are Magical at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

It’s such an enchanting time of year at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, where the holiday season brings whimsical flourishes, traditional trimmings and dashes of pure Disney magic, just steps from Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney District! Here are some of the very special, sparkling ways Guests can enjoy a holiday visit: Holiday Décor: At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, the lobby shines …

Stellar Lineup Announced for the 2022 DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts – our celebration of the best in visual, culinary, and performing arts – returns January 14 – February 21, 2022, during The World’s Most Magical Celebration. And in 2022, we’re thrilled to welcome back the incomparable DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series, with three performances each evening headlined by Broadway stars performing favorite songs from more …

Original Stage Adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” Headlines All-New Live Entertainment Exclusively Aboard the Disney Wish

Over the weekend, attendees at Destination D23 got a sneak peek at two exciting new entertainment offerings being developed for the Disney Wish. Today, we’re unveiling even more details about these original stage spectaculars — an innovative, Broadway-style take on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid” and an embarkation day celebration helmed by Captain Minnie, Goofy and an all-star …

Enjoy the Splendor of the Season at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

All is merry and bright in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, where by day or by night, Guests will be captivated by the joys of this sparkling holiday season. Guests can take a leisurely stroll through this lively promenade to discover seasonal eats and treats, beautiful decorations, holiday entertainment, and find something special for everyone on their list! Sweets, Sips and …

News from Destination D23: New and Returning Live Entertainment Coming to Walt Disney World Resort Throughout the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Just announced as part of the Destination D23 event, several major live entertainment experiences will be returning to Walt Disney World Resort during The World’s Most Magical Celebration, and some of them are coming back with new additions and enhancements! A couple months ago, we revealed that next year we’ll be bringing a reimagined version of “Finding Nemo: The Musical” to Theater …

FIRST LOOK: Disney’s Josh D’Amaro Gives Sneak Peek of Lightsaber Training in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Amid all the excitement and curiosity surrounding the forthcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort, there’s one thing we’re looking forward to: lightsaber training. When this first-of-its-kind vacation experience begins welcoming Guests aboard the Halcyon starcruiser on March 1, 2022, they’ll finally know what it’s like to feel the Force and wield a lightsaber as they square off against a training remote, …

JUST ANNOUNCED: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Set to Open Summer 2022 at EPCOT

Cue up your mixtape and prepare for something awesome … because it’s about to be save the galaxy time! This morning at Destination D23, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro revealed Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open summer 2022 at EPCOT as part of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary celebration. This thrilling new family-friendly coaster matches the “grandosity” and …

Destination D23: Updates on Future Experiences Coming to Disney Parks Around the World

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro just wrapped up his Connections: A Look at the Future of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation and he’s shared a behind-the-curtain peek at work underway on projects around the world! When the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Wish, sets sail for the first time this summer, families will discover a …

ABC and Disney Parks Announce a Flurry of Stars and Magical Surprises for Holiday Specials

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as ABC and Disney Parks bring the magic of the holidays into our homes with holiday specials hosted from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California! Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ariana DeBose host “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” airing this Sunday, Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m. ET/PT. Then, Derek …

Drawn to Life Grand Opening Performance Wows Guests at Disney Springs

Spectacular. Mesmerizing. Thrilling. Heartwarming. Those are just a few of the words that Guests are using to describe the exhilarating grand opening performance of Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney. Following years of creative development, and a pause brought on by the pandemic, Drawn to Life debuted to an enthusiastic crowd last night at the iconic white tent theatre at Disney …

Disney Water Parks, Sports Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

There’s EARidescent magic to be discovered in every corner of the Walt Disney World Resort during the 50th anniversary celebration. And today, our “Everything 50th” series continues with a look at exciting experiences – now and in the future – at Disney Water Parks, runDisney events and more! Right now, dazzling 50th anniversary celebration decorations and magical touches can be seen throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney teams have …

Mirabel from ‘Encanto’ Joins Disney ¡Viva Navidad! During Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

This holiday season, Guests can experience a limited-time celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new musical comedy, “Encanto,” at Disney California Adventure Park. Set in Colombia, “Encanto” inspires new experiences that expand the cultural representation of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!,” the park’s festive holiday favorite that features authentic dancers, musicians, costumes, and décor inspired by the countries of Mexico and Brazil. Come on …

Disney MagicMobile Service: Enjoy New Features and Fun Designs Celebrating Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary

Did you know you can use a smartphone to enter the Walt Disney World theme parks? With Disney MagicMobile service, now available on eligible iPhones, Apple Watch or Google Pay enabled Android phones, Guests can enjoy an easy, contactless option to experience select theme park features during their visit – similar to how they use the MagicBand! To get started, log in to …

FIRST LOOK: New Characters Join the Galaxy Far, Far Away as Part of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

Reservations are now open for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the first-of-its-kind, two-night immersive vacation experience in a galaxy far, far away. Debuting March 1, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort, this Star Wars adventure will make Guests the hero of their own story as they tour the galaxy aboard the glamorous Halcyon starcruiser. Throughout their voyage, Guests will see, feel and live Star Wars, which includes …

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Honored with Industry Awards, Imagineers Doris Hardoon and Carmen Smith Recognized by Themed Entertainment Association

Today, we’re excited to share that the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced three coveted Thea Awards will honor the talents of Walt Disney Imagineering in 2022. A top industry honor, the Thea Awards recognize excellence in the creation and production of compelling places and experiences around the world. The announcement was made at the International Association of Amusement Parks and …

New Disney PhotoPass Augmented Reality Lenses Debut at Walt Disney World Resort

With the recent launch of Disney PhotoPass Lenses at Walt Disney World Resort, there’s a super fun new way to capture memories all across the resort and beyond! Guests can interact with themed effects that transform themselves and the world around them – all while snapping as many photos and videos as they’d like on their own device to save and share. We’re excited to share …

New Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort celebrated the grand opening of its newest addition, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, on Friday, Nov. 12 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, bringing together hotel owners Tishman and MetLife along with executives from Walt Disney World and Marriott International. This new 14-story hotel designed by Gensler is positioned adjacent to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin …

U.S. Military Members Can Take Advantage of Great Rates at Select Disney Resort Hotels, Enjoy Disney Military Salute Tickets in 2022

Members of the U.S. military can enjoy great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1, 2022 through December 16, 2022 when they book by December 16, 2022, as well as special Disney Military Salute Tickets. 4-Day and 5-Day Disney Military Salute Tickets are available for eligible Guests to purchase at U.S. Military Bases, …

Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park to be Reimagined with New Experiences and More Play and Interactivity for Young Families in 2023

Just in time for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse’s birthday this week, we have some exciting news to share about the Disneyland Resort! An ambitious reimagining of Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland Park will debut in early 2023, alongside the new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This news was shared today at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo by Chairman …

Foodie Guide to the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth – Opening Nov. 26

Our Disney chefs and mixologists are busy as elves creating tasty holiday dishes for the upcoming EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. We are so excited to share every delicious detail! This year’s festival runs Nov. 26 through Dec. 30, 2021, and celebrates cherished holiday traditions from around the globe, with a variety of yuletide decorations, family-friendly activities, and the return of the …

Save 25% – 30% on Select Disney Cruises

Save  25% – 30% on Select Disney Cruises 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 of …

Disney Castles, Icons Glow Disney+ Blue as Disney Rolls Out Blue Carpet for Disney+ Day

The inaugural Disney+ Day is here and we’re celebrating in grand style at Disney Parks with breathtaking blue-colored castles and park icons, special blue carpet experiences and other exciting surprises especially for Disney+ subscribers and fans!   In honor of the day, several of our Disney castles are glowing brilliant Disney+ blue! Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort and …

It’s the Most Magical Time of the Year! Holidays are Back at the Disneyland Resort, Now through Jan. 9, 2022

The holidays are officially here! Starting today, the joyous holiday season is back at the Disneyland Resort. Now through Jan. 9, 2022, Guests can enjoy a holiday experience like only Disney can do. Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are full of festive fun for everyone! Beloved family holiday traditions and diverse cultural festivities return, and there are …

Disney Springs Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

We’re continuing our special “Everything 50th” series today with an exciting look at new EARidescent magic to discover at Disney Springs during the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Springs is a destination where Guests can find Happily Whatever You’re After – from unforgettable culinary creations and fashion-forward finds at flagship stores and boutiques to outstanding entertainment that only Disney could deliver. And right now, Disney Springs is shining …

Exploring the Artistry of American Indian Communities at the American Heritage Gallery at EPCOT

We’re continuing to honor the cultures and the contributions of Native American and Indigenous communities and tribes throughout Native American Heritage Month. Today we’re shining a spotlight on recently updated content at The American Heritage Gallery, originally opened in 2018 inside the American Adventure Pavilion at EPCOT. Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art showcases authentic, Native artifacts alongside contemporary works …

‘Candlelight Processional’ Celebrity Narrators, the Return of JOYFUL! and More Coming to EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth

The calendar says November, so it’s almost time for the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, happening during The World’s Most Magical Celebration! This is one of Guests’ family’s favorite events of the year, with so many wonderful things to see and do. When Guests stroll through the park and reach the magnificent Christmas tree in World Showcase Plaza, …

U.S. News & World Report Awards Disney Cruise Line with Two Gold Badges

We’re excited to share with everyone that Disney Cruise Line has taken home the gold in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Cruise Lines Rankings. U.S. News & World Report awarded Disney Cruise Line two Gold Badges, naming Disney the “Best Cruise Line for Families” and the “Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean.” We’re honored that U.S. News & …

Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Welcome International Guests Back to the Magic

Today, the U.S. opens its borders to travelers from around the world. And our Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California are ready. To all who come to these happy places, welcome! Our Disney destinations across America have always been a source of joy for all ­– bringing people together to enjoy happiness, hope and inspiration. So, …

Disney Rolls Out the Blue Carpet in Celebration of Disney+ Day

In Sept., Disney announced that we would be celebrating Disney+ Day in a big way on November 12, and we’re excited to share more about what Disney Parks Guests and shopDisney users can expect later this week as we roll out the blue carpet around the world for Disney+ subscribers. In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney+ subscribers with a valid ticket or pass and …

ILMxLAB and Meta Quest to Preview Special VR Experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge in Downtown Disney District for a Limited Time at Disneyland Resort

Meta Quest and ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio, are presenting a special Quest 2 preview of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge coming to the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, Nov. 21, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022. This preview version of ILMxLAB’s virtual reality experience expands the world of Batuu like never before! Once inside the Quest 2 headset, Guests will be …

Disney Resort Hotels Celebrate the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary with EARidescent Magic

Today, our “Everything 50th” series continues with new EARidescent magic to discover at Disney Resort hotels during the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort. As you may know, the Disney Resorts Collection immerses guests in fantastical settings – offering the same legendary storytelling, detail and guest service found in our parks. And for the 50th anniversary celebration, each hotel destination is shining …

Foodie Guide to Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park is right around the corner! For 59 delicious days – Nov. 12, 2021, through Jan. 9, 2022 – Guests can sip, savor, and stroll while enjoying the tastes, sights, and sounds of the diverse season of celebrations, including Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day. The Festive Foods Marketplace, with eight locations, offers …

Behind the Scenes: Animation and Acrobatics Blend Together to Create a Unique Story in Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney

We’re less than one month away from the Nov. 18 grand opening of Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney, and the excitement is building both inside and outside the iconic white theatre at Disney Springs. Today we’re sharing a new behind-the-scenes video where Guests can learn more about the inspiration and artistry behind this first theatrical collaboration between …

Foodie Guide to Holidays at Disneyland Resort – The Merriest Place on Earth

Season’s Eatings! This Foodie Guide to Holidays at Disneyland Resort is a delectable doozy! We cover all the yummy offerings for the Merriest Place on Earth from our Disneyland Resort parks and hotels. So, sit back, grab a beverage of choice, and start reading … and drooling. Guests are guaranteed to get in the holiday spirit! These items will be available during the holiday season at Disneyland Resort, …

Adventures by Disney Expands Expedition Cruises with Addition of Arctic to Lineup

Adventures by Disney is excited to expand its Expedition Cruise offerings for 2023 with the addition of the Arctic! Guests will experience jaw-dropping landscapes of fjords and ice floes, diverse landscapes and aquatic wildlife, including polar bears, beluga whales and reindeer. With a dedicated team of naturalists and Adventure Guides to lead the way, Guests can be assured of an …

Spring into 2022 at the Hotels of the Walt Disney World Resort

Guests can enjoy staying in the magic at the Walt Disney World Resort with great rates on resort stays in 2022. Stay and Play with Spectacular Savings! Florida residents can save up to 20% on select rooms at Walt Disney World Resort on most nights beginning January 2, 2022. Separate theme park admission and reservation are required to enjoy the …

Foodie Guide to Holidays at Disney Resort Hotels

Earlier this week, we posted the Foodie Guide to Holidays highlighting the deliciously festive offerings at Disney Springs and our parks. Today, our Disney Resort hotels are making spirits bright with delish savories, sweets, and sips. Wait until you see (and taste!) all the creative offerings at our resorts – fa la la la la bulous! Stay tuned for upcoming …

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort with Glowing Beacon of Magic, Tantalizing Treats, Stunning ‘Disney Fab 50’ Statues and More

The special series on the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort continues today with an exciting look at some of the EARidescent magic Guests can now discover at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Whether it’s the iconic Hollywood Tower Hotel glowing brightly as a magnificent Beacon of Magic, delicious celebratory sips and bites or 50th anniversary celebration merchandise, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is glimmering like never …

Foodie Guide to Holidays at Disney Springs and Parks at Walt Disney World Resort

Season’s Greetings! We know we haven’t even finished trick-or-treating, but our chefs and mixologists can’t wait to join in the reindeer games and share all the holiday deliciousness at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. To cover it all, we need multiple Foodie Guides this holiday season! We are kicking off with the Foodie Guide to all the yummy …

UPDATE: Disneyland Resort Private VIP Tours are Now On-Sale via Walt Disney Travel Company

Sales have resumed for the 7-hour Private VIP Tours at the Disneyland Resort. Travel Agents will receive commission when booked as part of a Disneyland Resort vacation package through Walt Disney Travel Company. Disneyland Resort Private VIP Tours provide hassle-free planning with a concierge team that will provide the white-glove service and hospitality Disney is known for, as well as a wealth of premium benefits, including: Theme Park reservations for the …

Celebrating 50 years of the Electric Water Pageant

Debuting 50 years ago today as part of “Dedication Day,” the Electrical Water Pageant has dazzled guests since the opening of Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Live Entertainment Production Assistant and resident historian, Nathan Eick, shared that the nautical novelty was born when Disney Legend Bob Jani, Vice President of Disney Live Entertainment at the time, fantasized about what he …

Stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Assemble for First-of-its-Kind Dining Adventure Aboard the Disney Wish

All great cinematic adventures have a plot twist, right? A few months ago, Disney Cruise Line shared new details about the epic “Avengers: Quantum Encounter” show we’re developing for Worlds of Marvel, the fleet’s most ambitious dining experience ever, premiering aboard the Disney Wish next summer. By now, Guests already know about the story and characters that will be featured on-screen throughout the restaurant … …

Experience New Magic at EPCOT during 50th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World Resort

For the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort, EPCOT is shining like never before with exciting EARidescent magic for all to enjoy! EPCOT is a theme park that’s always in a state of becoming – and newly added offerings celebrating the Resort’s 50th are a significant part of the journey. New celebratory park offerings include once-in-a-lifetime experiences, dazzling decorations, themed treats, …

Mickey Mouse-Inspired Plane Takes to the Brazilian Skies

Last week, Azul Linhas Aéreas presented an Airbus A320neo plane inspired by the mouse that started it all. The first of four red- and yellow-colored aircraft inspired by Mickey Mouse was unveiled during a magical event held at the airline’s hangar in Campinas, Sao Paulo. In true celebratory Disney fashion, Mickey Mouse surprised the audience, along with executives from Azul …