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 _______________ If you are traveling to Florida – Click here for Small World Vacations’ Terms and Conditions Related to COVID-19 for Travel to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort. _______________ The …

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 following Terms and Conditions DO NOT  pertain to travel to Disneyland, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii, Adventures by Disney or a Disney Cruise. Click here for Small World Vacations’ Terms and Conditions Related to COVID-19 for …

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 …

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. …

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 evolving nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details and links to websites on this page are …

Save Up to 25% on Select Bahamian, Caribbean and Baja Cruises

Save Up to 25% on Select Bahamian, Caribbean and Baja 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 …

D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration: EPCOT and the Magic of Possibility

D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration: EPCOT and the Magic of Possibility   As part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, details were shared about the historic transformation happening right now at EPCOT. You can watch the entire session by clicking on the video below, but here are a few highlights from this discussion. It’s been a while since we last talked about the new …

Themed Entertainment Association Honors Disney with Two Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement and Recognizes Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weis for a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements

Themed Entertainment Association Honors Disney with Two Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement and Recognizes Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weis for a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements   Earlier today the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) honored two of Disney’s newest attractions with Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts and Mickey …

ABC and Disney Parks Feature Nostalgic Performances in Special 5th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’

ABC and Disney Parks Feature Nostalgic Performances in Special 5th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ Just when we need it most, Disney kicks off the holidays with a special treat! The fifth anniversary edition of “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” airs Thanksgiving night at 9/8c on ABC! Original hosts Derek and Julianne Hough …

D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration: EPCOT and the Magic of Possibility

D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration: EPCOT and the Magic of Possibility As part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, details were shared about the historic transformation happening right now at EPCOT. You can watch the entire session by clicking on the video below, but here are a few highlights from this discussion. It’s been a while since we last talked about the new neighborhoods …

Nostalgic Performances in Special 5th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’

ABC and Disney Parks Feature Nostalgic Performances in Special 5th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ Just when we need it most, Disney kicks off the holidays with a special treat! The fifth anniversary edition of “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” airs Thanksgiving night at 9/8c on ABC! Original hosts Derek and Julianne Hough …

More Options Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom Park

More Options Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom Park From grabbing a quick bite on the go to sitting down to a fun meal with a fairytale view, dining at Walt Disney World Resort has something for everyone. And with three more dining options soon returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom Park, there’s even more choices to fill …

Park Hopper Option Returns to Walt Disney World Resort on Jan. 1, 2021

Park Hopper Option Returns to Walt Disney World Resort on Jan. 1, 2021 From Disney: As the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort continues, we are nearing another exciting milestone we know many guests have been looking forward to: the return of the Park Hopper® option! Starting Jan. 1, 2021, guests who purchased a ticket, package or annual pass with Park Hopper …

A Special Surprise to Commemorate Mickey’s Birthday at Disneyland Resort

A Special Surprise to Commemorate Mickey’s Birthday at Disneyland Resort     To commemorate Mickey Mouse’s birthday, we are excited to reveal a special surprise at the Disneyland Resort. Following a refurbishment, the iconic Partners statue in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park has been restored to its original grandeur!   The beloved Partners statue, created by famed Disney sculptor Blaine Gibson, features Walt …

Updates on New Disney Parks Attractions, Entertainment Offer Glimpse at Exciting Future

Updates on New Disney Parks Attractions, Entertainment Offer Glimpse at Exciting Future   This morning, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, took the virtual stage at the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference, where he shared a behind-the-scenes look at the lessons we’ve learned over the past year, and the ways we’re moving forward into 2021 and beyond. As Josh …

Shop, Sip, Savor and Celebrate the Holiday Season at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort

Shop, Sip, Savor and Celebrate the Holiday Season at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort   Share the special joys of the holidays this season in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort! Maybe it’s sipping a hot cocoa on a crisp, cool morning, sharing stories over a memorable meal, or finding the perfect, thoughtful gift! The Downtown Disney District, known for its exceptional …

Disney Floral & Gift Offerings Available at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Floral & Gift Offerings Available at Walt Disney World Resort   Disney Floral & Gift offerings at the Walt Disney World Resort are once again available for guests staying at Disney Resort hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Shades of Green® Resort, Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Current offerings …

Disney Parks to Provide an Exciting Lineup of Presenters for D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration Virtual Event

Disney Parks to Provide an Exciting Lineup of Presenters for D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration Virtual Event   An exciting line up of Disney Parks presenters will participate in five panels that are a part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, a week of virtual events, articles and merchandise releases celebrating all the wonderful worlds of Disney taking place November 16 – 20 …

Holiday Magic and Virtual Gift Guide at Disney Springs

Holiday Magic and Virtual Gift Guide at Disney Springs     We’ve officially kicked off the holidays at Disney Springs. This year is even more special as we find new and safe ways to celebrate with our loved ones and Disney Springs is the perfect place to enjoy the spirit of the season with family-friendly fun, sparkling décor, and gift ideas galore. …

Holiday Highlights – Disney Springs Holiday Eats & Treats

Holiday Highlights – Disney Springs Holiday Eats & Treats   The holidays are here and we’re ready to share some jolly foodie cheer! There’s no denying that some of the best food comes out around the holiday season and that’s no exception at Disney Springs. With everything from quick, sweet bites at favorite quick-service locations to delicious and indulgent dishes, desserts, …

Magic Is Here! Save Up to 30% on Select Aulani Rooms for 5-Night Stays

Magic Is Here! Save Up to 30% on Select Aulani Rooms for 5-Night Stays   Save up to 30% on select rooms at Aulani for 5-Night stays January 4 through March 11, 2021. Book through 3/7/21. Plus, when you book through 12/1/20 you can also enjoy a $250 resort credit for stays of 5 consecutive nights. *Savings based on the non-discounted price for the …

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 Continue to check the suggested websites below as well as other websites for updates and current procedures, policy and news. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details …

Holiday Magic Arrives at Magic Kingdom Park

Holiday Magic Arrives at Magic Kingdom Park Let the holidays begin! A magnificently merry makeover at Magic Kingdom Park is officially ushering in the most magical season of the year at the Walt Disney World Resort. After a year of planning, our Holiday Services department has transformed Magic Kingdom Park for the holidays with twinkling lights, toy soldiers, poinsettias, wreaths and other decorations on Main Street U.S.A., – and …

The Holidays Start this Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

The Holidays Start this Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort The holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort starts today, and Disney is unwrapping more details about the magical experiences happening across their theme parks and Disney Springs, including special pop-up appearances by Santa Claus. Read on for all the festive fun! Magic Kingdom Park Favorite Disney characters don their holiday best and …

Buena Vista Street Opens Nov. 19, 2020

Buena Vista Street Opens Nov. 19, 2020, Extending Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort Buena Vista Street opens Nov. 19, 2020, extending the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort with more Disney shopping and dining experiences. Discover new and returning favorite menu items plus holiday gifts and apparel, and stay tuned for more holiday happenings! Here’s a peek at what guests can expect beginning Nov. 19: …

Minnie Van Airport Transfers Update

Minnie Van Airport Transfers Update Minnie Van service is temporarily unavailable at Walt Disney World Resort. Please note that Minnie Van service to and from Orlando International Airport will not be available for bookings until further notice, including as either a package add-on or standalone option. Disney is working with guests with existing Minnie Van bookings to arrange alternate transportation during …

Say Aloha to the Aulani Resort Mobile App

November 1, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, begins Disney’s phased reopening, and they look forward to welcoming guests back to their vacation paradise. To help guests maximize vacation time with their ‘ohana while safely enjoying all that Aulani Resort has to offer, Disney has launched the Aulani Resort Mobile app. With app in hand guests can explore the magic of Aulani Resort before …

First Look: Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew Coming Soon to Disney Springs

First Look: Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew Coming Soon to Disney Springs     Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew will soon offer over-the-top donuts that will add to the amazing variety of sweet spots guests can find on property. Here is a rendering of the specialty food and beverage location opening soon at Disney Springs West Side.     Everglazed …

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Piloting New Approach to Virtual Queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Piloting New Approach to Virtual Queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance     It’s clear the Force is strong with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Since its debut last year, this spectacular experience inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has proven to be one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World Resort. To better help guests visiting Disney’s …

Select Walt Disney World Enchanting Extras Now Available for Online Booking

Select Walt Disney World Enchanting Extras Now Available for Online Booking     Walt Disney World Enchanting Extras Collections includes a variety of activities, dining events, tours, and more. Beginning today, some of these Enchanting Extras will available to book. Enchanting Extras available to book online today include: Droid Depot Savi’s Workshop Wilderness Back Trail Adventure  

Look for Some Fresh Pixie Dust at the Entrances to Walt Disney World Resort

Look for Some Fresh Pixie Dust at the Entrances to Walt Disney World Resort     “Are we there yet?” If you’ve ever traveled to Walt Disney World® Resort with children – or maybe even adults! – you’ve heard that phrase once or a hundred times. Everyone’s so excited to experience their favorite attraction or grab their best bite to eat, so …

Universal Orlando Resort Updates

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details and links to websites on this page are subject to change, it is your responsibility to stay up-to-date and informed before traveling. It is important that you check and revisit these links and other resources often. Please note the CDC advises that older adults and people of …

Update on Entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort

Update on Entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort From Disney October 29, 2020″ Walt Disney World Resort offers a treasure trove of experiences for guests of all ages. We recognize that part of the magic of visiting any Disney park is seeing favorite Disney friends and discovering one-of-a-kind shows and performances. Since reopening, we’ve continued to offer modified character experiences and entertainment throughout our …

Florida Residents! Save Up to 35% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels

Florida Residents! Save Up to 35% on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels — for a Magical Start to 2021 Florida Residents, stay in the middle of the magic with this great room offer for travel in early 2021! Florida residents can save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 3 through …

Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort Extends to Buena Vista Street

More Shopping, More Dining! Coming Soon: Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort Extends to Buena Vista Street Beginning in November there will be even more distinctively Disney dining and shopping for guests to enjoy at the Disneyland® Resort, when the Downtown Disney District extends to Buena Vista Street! Recently, Disney introduced Downtown Disney guests to the Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop at Stage …

Celebrate the Season with the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Nov. 27-Dec. 30, 2020

Celebrate the Season with the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth, Nov. 27-Dec. 30, 2020   Looking for sights, sounds and flavors from holiday festivities around the world this year? Then be sure to check out the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, taking place Nov. 27-Dec. 30, 2020 at Walt …

Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Begins Jan. 8, 2021

Grab Your Paintbrush! Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Begins Jan. 8, 2021 A global celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts is on its way to Walt Disney World Resort early next year, as the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is set for Jan. 8 – Feb. 22, 2021. The Taste of EPCOT International Festival …

Adventures by Disney Private Adventures – A New Way to Travel in 2021

Adventures by Disney Private Adventures – A New Way to Travel in 2021 Today Adventures by Disney announced new Private Adventures to 5 worldwide destinations. These special trips can accommodate up to 12 Guests, providing guests with an intimate way to enjoy immersive and authentic experiences with their own chosen group of fellow travelers. Each of the new Private Adventures provides guests …

Travel Updates as Related to COVID-19

Travel Updates as Related to COVID-19 Continue to check the suggested websites below as well as other websites for updates and current procedures, policy and news. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details and links to websites on this page are subject to change, it is your responsibility to stay up-to-date and informed before …

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Hawaii in 2022, Disney Wish News and Stateroom Category Changes

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Hawaii in 2022, Disney Wish News and Stateroom Category Changes In early 2022, Disney Cruise Line returns to Hawaii and other favorite tropical destinations to delight families with one-of-a-kind vacations at sea. Adventure abounds during 10-night Hawaiian Islands cruises and a variety of sailings to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico, departing from coast-to-coast homeports including …

Walt Disney World Vacation Packages for Travel Dates in Late 2021 Now Available

Walt Disney World Vacation Packages for Travel Dates in Late 2021 Now Available Walt Disney Travel Company vacation packages, and ticket-only purchases, for arrivals Sept. 27 through Dec. 31, 2021 at the Walt Disney World Resort are now available to book. As Disney is still in a phased reopening, there are some Disney Resort hotels that are not, as of this time, …

Early 2022 Disney Cruise Sail Dates and Itineraries

In early 2022, Disney Cruise Line sets sail for tropical locales throughout the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Mexico and more from Florida, Texas, California and New Orleans. Plus, back by popular demand, Disney is returning to the sunny, windswept shores of Hawai’i with two 10-night Hawaiian sailings aboard the Disney Wonder. Advance Booking for Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club Members If …

Refurbishment At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Refurbishment At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort   The Big Blue Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be closed for refurbishment from January 11, 2021 through early April 2021. While this work takes place, other exhilarating pool and recreation offerings will remain open for your enjoyment, including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground. During …

Suites at the Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort hotel suites are now available to book, however Club Level service currently remains unavailable. Any room category designated as “Club Level” or having “Club Level Access,” “Clb Level Access” or “Access,” including suites, will not include Club Level service until further notice.

New Offerings and Restaurant Updates at Disney Hollywood Studios

Disney Hollywood Studios has delicious new offerings at ABC Commissary and Hollywood & Vine! Read on to find out what our chefs have been cooking up! Starting now, ABC Commissary is offering a terrific new menu. From sandwiches and rice bowls to tasty tacos and returning favorites, this menu has it all! Sandwiches/Salads California Burger (Plant-based) – Seared farm-fresh plant-based burger with Sriracha mustard, balsamic-glazed grilled peppers …

New Aulani App Launches Today

You can download a new Aulani app! You can locate it in your mobile device’s app store by searching for key terms such as: Aulani, Hawaii, Disney, Resort, Vacation, Ko Olina. The app will enable you to: Manage reservation details Access Online Check-In Service Explore activities on the “Daily ‘Iwa” Find places of interest on our map Information about the Aulani app will also …

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Opening for Limited Time Beginning Nov. 6

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Opening for Limited Time Beginning Nov. 6 With the fall and winter seasons approaching in Florida, Disney will be adjusting their miniature golf offerings by reopening Winter Summerland Miniature Golf course for a limited time Nov. 6-Jan. 30 and temporarily closing Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf course beginning Nov. 6. Disney looks forward to reopening …

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Phased Reopening of Aulani Resort beginning Nov. 1

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Phased Reopening of Aulani Resort beginning Nov. 1 Small World Vacation has a Know Before You Go Page for Disney Aulani Resort and Spa: https://www.disneytravelcenter.com/MIN-000000000004817/sites++aulani++kbyg++kbyg/ Official Hawaii Tourist Information: https://www.gohawaii.com/ From Disney October 6, 2020 As we previously shared, Aulani Resort is planning to begin a phased reopening starting on November 1. As …

Fall is Filled With Halloween Merchandise Collections Featuring New Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop Coming Soon to Stage 17 in Downtown Disney District

Inspired by the rich autumn hues of orange, yellow and purple, the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is brimming with pumpkin products, clothing, accessories, novelties and home décor to carry you away in the coziness of fall and the fun-filled, spooky spirit of Halloween! The latest locale guests can find many of these cool collections is at a new extension of the …

Mickey and Friends Bring New Food Items to Chef Mickey’s on December 16

Mickey Mouse and his best pals are returning to breakfast at Chef Mickey’s restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort on December 16, bringing some new items to the menu inspired by their favorite dishes. Along with traditional breakfast favorites, you will be able to try the new Mickey’s “Celebration” Pancake, featuring whipped cream, celebration sprinkles, shimmering pixie dust and more. For …

New and Returning Entertainment Experiences Abound at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Today, another popular entertainment experience, “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Beginning Monday, October 5, you can once again join Erik and Aria, the Royal Historians of Arendelle, for their comedic retelling of the unique story of their kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from Disney’s “Frozen” and special appearances …

A New Sense of Aloha Coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

A New Sense of Aloha Coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Exciting changes are coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. A favorite destination of guests and cast members since its opening on Oct. 1, 1971, this beloved resort hotel immerses you in an oasis straight out of the South Seas with a sense of aloha that embraces guests from the …

Aulani Resort will plan to begin a phased reopening on November 1

Aulani Resort will plan to begin a phased reopening on November 1 From Disney – October 6, 2020 – https://www.smallworldvacations.com/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-phased-reopening-of-aulani-resort-beginning-nov-1/ Know Before You Go to Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa From Disney – September 24, 2020 Aloha! We are pleased to share with you an update: Given Hawaii’s recent announcement of a pre-arrival testing program for those traveling from out-of-state, we are …

2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Transition to Virtual Events

2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Transition to Virtual Events From Disney – September 22, 2020 During this unusual time, race organizers around the world continue to pause on hosting in-person race events that draw large crowds. As we look at the 2021 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and 2021 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, we will convert …

Walt Disney World Resort Holidays Start Nov. 6

Walt Disney World Resort Holidays Start Nov. 6 From Disney – We have an update on some of the festive experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort. Building off of our recent experiences of operating in a new environment, we’ve reimagined the holidays which will, of course, apply current our current health and safety measures while still keeping the joy and magic …

Guests Can Soon Craft Their Own Lightsaber Again Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests Can Soon Craft Their Own Lightsaber Again Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios The Force will soon be flowing once again inside Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Beginning Sept. 20, the Gatherers will invite Guests into this mysterious shop in Black Spire Outpost to train them in the ways of constructing …