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 …

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.  

2022 Disneyland Vacations Available

Walt Disney Travel Company 2022 Rooms and Packages are now available for Disneyland Resort and Good Neighbor Hotels and can be booked with your Small World Vacations agent. Click here for details about 2022 Disneyland Vacations. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Disneyland Theme Parks Disneyland – Places to Stay Disneyland – Things to Do Disneyland – Special Offers Disneyland – Tickets …

World Princess Week Celebrates Tiana

from Disney Parks Blog by Becca Goldenberg We’re kicking off World Princess Week, where we will be highlighting a different Disney Princess each day. Today, we are honoring Princess Tiana from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog.” Tiana is a visionary who learned the joy of sharing good food with others from her father. I’ve rounded up …

New Digital Key Feature Now Available on the Disneyland App

As the Disneyland Resort continues to optimize the Guest experience, a new feature is now available on the Disneyland app* to make a hotel stay even more convenient. The optional feature will allow Guests staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Disneyland Hotel to unlock their room with a digital key using the Disneyland app. When used with online check-in, Guests can even bypass the front desk …

Gather Around The Table For a Conversation and Peek at the Latest Developments of the Upcoming Attraction

Last year, we announced that Imagineers are developing an all-new attraction coming to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort inspired by the fan-favorite Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “The Princess and the Frog.” With the kick off of World Princess Week, celebrating the characteristics these Disney heroes inspire in fans all around the world, we are thrilled to share the latest developments in …

Answering Your Top Questions about Disney Genie

Earlier this week, we shared the exciting news about Disney Genie, a complimentary and convenient new digital service coming to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort this fall. We know you have a lot of questions about how this new service will work. And today, we’re sharing answers to some of your top questions. Stay tuned for more information …

‘Disney Enchantment’ – An All-New Spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park – Debuts Oct. 1 for Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

As we previously announced, “Disney Enchantment,” an all-new nighttime spectacular, will debut in Magic Kingdom Park on Oct. 1, coinciding with the launch of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” Today, we’re excited to share more details about this remarkable new show. This all-new spectacular inspires everyone to believe in magic, with captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, immersive projection effects that extend for …

New Dining Experiences Coming to Disney’s Contemporary Resort

We’re cooking up new experiences at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!” Located just off the lobby, Steakhouse 71 will be a new casual themed dining concept that gets its name from the resort’s opening year and will be open in time for the celebration. Upstairs at California Grill, a new dining experience will also be available later this …

Walt Disney World Resort Foodie News: Buffet and Festival Marketplace Openings; Breakfast Service Offerings at Magic Kingdom Park, and More!

This Walt Disney World Resort edition of Foodie News is jam-packed with exciting news – from the reopening of three of our most popular all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets to the addition of seven more global marketplaces at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE®. Check out all the delicious details below! Boma – Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom …

Celebrate World Princess Week with Sweet Treats at Disney Parks

from Disney Parks Blog by Karen McClintock The first-ever World Princess Week, part of the Ultimate Princess Celebration, starts Aug. 23 and celebrates the courage and kindness displayed by Disney Princesses and Queens. We have pulled together a list of all the yummy sweet treats our talented pastry chefs have created for this special week (Aug. 23-29) dedicated to all …

First-Ever World Princess Week Kicks Off Next Week: A Sneak Peek of What’s to Come!

Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration is underway. As part of the exciting festivities – next week we will kick off the first-ever World Princess Week! Here’s a roundup of how Guests can join in on the celebration next week Walt Disney World Resort Starting Aug. 23, there will be a new Tiana-themed playground available during the EPCOT International Food and Wine …

Unlock Hidden Magic: Disney Wish to Debut First-of-its-Kind Interactive Experience, Disney Unchartered Adventure

If the wishing star makes dreams come true, what happens when it goes missing? That’s a big question with an even more epic answer: Disney Uncharted Adventure, a first-of-its-kind interactive experience that will lead Guests aboard the Disney Wish on a journey from bow to stern and beyond the stars. Just announced today, this fantastical journey will be a brand-new way to …

Magic Unfolds Behind the Scenes of the ‘Disney Fab 50 Character Collection’

Some content-creating occasions are just too big to limit to a single community of fans. Over the past several weeks, we’ve had the privilege to be part of the team working with a wide range of Disney cast members, Legends and celebrities to playfully reveal 50 beloved characters that, beginning Oct. 1 and throughout “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” will await discovery as golden sculptures …

Boma – Flavors of Africa reopens Aug. 20

Boma – Flavors of Africa reopens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on Aug. 20 with all-you-care-to-enjoy buffets at breakfast and dinner. Reservations will be available beginning Aug. 18. Breakfast offerings include creamy pap, turkey bobotie, pancakes, waffles, deviled eggs with salmon, and delicious freshly baked items from the Boma bakery. At dinner, the rotisserie area will offer pork ribs, salmon, African-spiced …

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Fireworks and More Coming to Disney Very Merriest After Hours at Magic Kingdom!

Twinkling lights, festive décor, and magical celebrations will fill Magic Kingdom Park when “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” begins. The event will take place on 24 select nights Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This year’s holiday celebration coincides with the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary – “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” We can’t wait to unwrap all that …

Plan A Getaway to the New Tenaya Stone Spa Opening September 16, 2021, at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort

Ready to dream? Imagine being in a tranquil sanctuary being pampered from head-to-toe, enjoying a well-deserved getaway to Tenaya Stone Spa, a boutique retreat opening September 16, 2021, at the Disneyland Resort. This upscale spa is nestled in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Guests can begin planning their spa day now by making advance reservations today! Tenaya Stone Spa initially will be …

‘Harmonious’ Brings to EPCOT a Global Ensemble of Musical Artists from Around the World

Music is at the heart of any celebration. It can bring the world together across boundaries and borders, and Disney music is recognized no matter where you are in the world. It touches people’s lives through powerful melodies and memorable lyrics that are inspiring and moving in any language. “Harmonious,” the all-new nighttime spectacular coming to EPCOT, celebrates the music of Disney and its …

Space 220 Restaurant Lifts Off at EPCOT in September

Are you ready for an out-of-this-world dining experience at EPCOT?  Then prepare for liftoff, because Space 220 restaurant at EPCOT is scheduled to begin service in mid-September… another milestone in the transformation of EPCOT underway at Walt Disney World Resort. The Space 220 restaurant is located adjacent to the Mission: SPACE attraction, and takes fine dining to a whole new level. The immersive experience begins as Guests check in to the Space 220 Departure Lounge in Future World. …

The Magic Is Calling You to Come Celebrate the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort Starting October 1

It’s almost time. The anticipation is building. We’re less than 50 days from the start of an event 50 years in the making – The World’s Most Magical Celebration in honor of the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort. It promises to be a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime 18-month-long extravaganza unlike anything ever seen before, immersed in sparkling EARidescence and with Disney cast members at the heart of it all. It’s going to be quite the celebration. …