Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels to Continue Offering Select Disney Resort Hotel Benefits in 2019

Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels to Continue Offering Select Disney Resort Hotel Benefits Throughout 2019 For 2019, Walt Disney World® Resort is continuing to extend some benefits, currently available to Disney Resort hotel Guests who are staying at nearby hotels, including the Disney Springs® Resort Area Hotels, which are designated Official Walt Disney World hotels. Guests of these hotels, with a valid theme park ticket, will now have …

Tons of Fun Aboard the Disney Magic During Cruises from New York

Tons of Fun Aboard the Disney Magic During Cruises from New York Are you looking for an autumn getaway? Disney Cruise Line has tons of fun in store for Guests sailing this fall! Not only will Disney Cruise sail to new ports in Quebec, Canada, and to Bermuda for the first time ever on brand-new itineraries, but they’ll also head further south …

13 Not-so-Frightening Halloween Fun Facts for All

13 Not-so-Frightening Fun Facts for All Let’s boo this! Magic Kingdom Park celebrates fall with the family-friendly Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights Aug. 17-Oct. 31, 2018. Here are 13 fun facts about this year’s event: 2018 marks 24 fantastically fun years of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with 34 event nights. NEW! At Pirates of the Caribbean, guests interact with live pirates who encourage …

Disney Cruise Line Staterooms – The Perfect Home Away From Home

Disney Cruise Line Staterooms – The Perfect Home Away From Home Did you know that Disney Imagineers designed Disney Cruise Line staterooms specifically with families in mind? That means every feature is tailored to your needs, from spacious settings to top-of-the-line amenities … and of course, whimsical Disney touches thrown in just for fun! Want to know more? Check out the top …

Limited-Time Celebrations Planned for the 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse

Limited-Time Celebrations Planned for the 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse It was all started by a mouse. Now 90 years later, Disney is in party-prep mode for the birthday of the one and only Mickey Mouse. With a milestone as big as 90 years, one party simply will not do! That’s why Mickey’s birthday celebration will span across the globe …

Serving Up Entertainment for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Serving Up Entertainment for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Summer is waning, and fall is just around the corner. At Walt Disney World® Resort, that means it’s almost time for the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival! This year, the Festival covers 75 days, from Aug. 30-Nov. 12, 2018, and the Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is hard at work on a menu of …

Digital Key Feature in My Disney Experience App Expands to Additional Disney Resort Hotels

Digital Key Feature in My Disney Experience App Expands to Additional Disney Resort Hotels An exciting new features includes the ability for Guests to use their Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone to unlock their hotel room door. This represents another seamless room-entry option for you to use, in addition to  your MagicBands. This technology made its initial debut at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge earlier this year, and …

Play Big at Toy Story Land Before the Park Opens With Disney Early Morning Magic

Play Big at Toy Story Land Before the Park Opens With Disney Early Morning Magic Toy Story Land, which allows you  to experience all the “Toy Story” fun in Andy’s backyard, has been a smash hit with Guests since the land opened this summer. There’s a brand-new way to experience everything the land has to offer, with less wait. On select dates, …

Everything You Need to Know about the New Universal Aventura Hotel

Everything You Need to Know about the New Universal Aventura Hotel Reposted from the official Universal Blog. Written by Stephen Cummings Are you ready for a new adventure? We’re ready to make it happen! Minutes ago, I had the most amazing experience of my career as I opened the front doors of Universal’s Aventura Hotel to our first guests. The hotel business …

  Meet the Minions at Universal Orlando’s Despicable Me Character Breakfast

Meet the Minions at Universal Orlando’s Despicable Me Character Breakfast Reposted from the Official Universal Orlando Blog. Written by Julia Stewart The characters of Despicable Me are a family favorite. And running around the house speaking “Minionese” is a fun activity for many children, including my trio. So, when we had the chance to have breakfast with the Minions, Gru and the girls …

The 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck at Disney Springs

The 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck at Disney Springs The newest 4R Restaurant Group concept marks the first time the beloved barbecue cuisine will be available at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort The award-winning 4R Restaurant Group will launch its newest concept in late August with the opening of its 4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck located in the …

Character Couture Makeovers at Walt Disney World Resort

Character Couture Makeovers at Walt Disney World Resort From Ursula and Bambi to Cinderella and Minnie Mouse, guests are now indulging in an array of custom character-inspired makeovers at salons across Walt Disney World Resort. Disney’s new Character Couture packages offer sophisticated hairstyles, as well as detailed makeup and nail designs inspired by Disney characters. “This is all about creating …

Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park Here is a closer look of Pixar Promenade, located at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure® Park. This charming seaside promenade is inspired by classic turn-of-the-century California boardwalks. The reimagined area celebrates the heartwarming stories and beloved characters from all Pixar films. Join us on a tour of Pixar Promenade! The focal point of Pixar Promenade is …

2018 Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party

Reservations Now Open for 2018 Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios As part of this year’s Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® starting Nov. 6, 2018, the spectacular nighttime holiday fireworks show, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is returning once again, and with it comes the popular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party! This festive experience begins as you …

New Details Revealed for Dining Locations at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

When the reimagining of Old Port Royale at Disney’s Caribbean Beach is complete in just a few months, the former Shutters table-service restaurant will open in an all-new location as Sebastian’s Bistro! Located along the Old Port Royale waterfront, Sebastian’s Bistro will feature beautiful views, warm island hospitality and a menu that blends Latin and Caribbean flavors from market-fresh ingredients. When …

 Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites – Bookable Now!

 Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites – Bookable Now! Reposted from the Official Universal Blog. Written by Vince LaRuffa Get ready to kick back, relax and step into the free-spirited lifestyle of surf culture. You can now be among the first to book reservations and stay at our newest and most affordable hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – …

8 Brilliant Reasons to Ride the Hogwarts Express Both Ways

8 Brilliant Reasons to Ride the Hogwarts Express Both Ways Reposted from the Official Universal Blog. Written by Audrey Burrough Straight from the pages and silver screen, Universal Orlando Resort is the only place where you can actually ride the famous Hogwarts Express. From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley and back again, traveling between Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida is …

EVIL LIVES ON IN HALLOWEEN 4

EVIL LIVES ON IN HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS AT HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Reposted from the Official Universal Orlando Blog. Written by Charles Gray You all know him—the featureless mask, iconic jumpsuit, and the plunging knife. Michael Myers has come back for more in an all-new haunted house – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror …

Great Ways for Adults to Enjoy Disney Cruise Line

Great Ways for Adults to Enjoy Disney Cruise Line A Disney cruise is for the young AND the young at heart… But many adults don’t realize just how much there is for them to do on a Disney Cruise Line vacation. Whether it’s upscale dining, hip nightclubs, relaxing pool time or luxurious spa treatments, we’ve got all the essentials for anyone’s dream getaway! …

Dog-Friendly Resort Policy Continues at Select Walt Disney World Hotels

Dog-Friendly Resort Policy Continues at Select Walt Disney World Hotels Disney will continue to evaluate their pilot offering Guests at four Disney Resort hotels an opportunity to bring their canine companions with them for an additional charge. These include Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Designated …

Tour of Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

Tour of Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park Today we’re excited to share a quick tour of Toy Story BoardWalk at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure® Park! Experience the wonderful worlds of Pixar throughout the reimagined Pixar Pier. At Toy Story Boardwalk, the beloved stories of “Toy Story” are brought to life through attractions, entertainment, food and more.  Get a closer look! …

Experience Joy Throughout the Walt Disney World Resort this Holiday Season

Enchanting experiences, characters, specialty treats and spectacular entertainment make it the most wonderful time of the year to visit the Vacation Kingdom From captivating décor and unique character experiences to delicious treats and magical moments, there is something for everyone during the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort, starting Nov. 8. Here is a preview of the festivities that …

Tron Attraction Update Now Loading …

Last summer Disney unveiled plans for a thrilling Tron coaster-style attraction to be added in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park. Today, we’re sharing a first look at a new Tron-themed billboard at Magic Kingdom Park that’s now visible from Storybook Circus. The new attraction will occupy an entirely new area next to the land’s Space Mountain, and now, as Disney prepares to welcome Tron into the …

Magical Disney Storytelling Aboard Alaska Cruises

When you sail on one of Disney Cruise Line’s Alaska sailings, not only will you see some of the world’s most beautiful sights, but you also get to experience immersive Disney storytelling onboard. In addition to the Disney Wonder’s signature entertainment — including dinner and a show at Tiana’s Place and Broadway-style musicals like “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” — Alaska sailings feature even …

Enjoy the Spirit of Día de los Muertos This Fall at Disneyland Resort

This fall, you are invited to visit Disneyland® Resort for the return of special seasonal experiences in both parks inspired by the spirit of Día de los Muertos. At Disney California Adventure® Park, Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award-winning hit film “Coco” is at the heart of Plaza de la Familia, a limited-time festivity at Paradise Gardens. Families visiting Plaza de la Familia can share meaningful memories …

The Dessert Party You are Looking for!

  If you are a Star Wars  fans … don’t miss the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. The party begins at Star Wars Launch Bay, where you will enjoy an out-of-this-world selection of Star Wars-themed desserts, drinks and other tempting treats. For sweets, there’s the Blue Milk Panna Cotta with crispy pearls, chocolate Darth Vader-themed cupcakes with peanut butter icing and Raspberry Mousse …

Now Open: Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Show

 From the Official Universal Blog – The brand-new nighttime lagoon show—Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration is now officially open at Universal Studios Florida. Universal is taking our lagoon show experience to the next level and giving you a great new way to cap off an exciting day in the parks. You’re going to see thrilling and fun moments inspired by characters from some of …

Small World Vacations in the news

Small World Vacations was mentioned in a recent article on MSN entitled “19 Expensive Mistakes to Avoid at Disney” by Andrew Lisa. Here is what the author said about using a travel agent to book your Disney Vacation: “Travel agents might feel antiquated in the era of of travel comparison sites that let anyone shop the best rates with just …

Disney Cruise Line Setting Sail for Magical Winter Holidays This Year

‘Tis the season… to come aboard! This winter, you can unwrap some holiday magic with Disney Cruise Line. Beginning in early November, the Disney cruise ships will transform into glittering wonderlands as they are “decked out” for another season of Very Merrytime Cruises, our special holiday sailings packed with festive events for the whole family! During the most wonderful time of …

Not-to-Miss Pixar Fest Experiences at Disneyland Resort

Not-to-Miss Pixar Fest Experiences at Disneyland Resort If you are headed to the Disneyland® Resort, you can experience Pixar Fest until Sept. 3, 2018 to celebrate some of you favorite characters and stories from Pixar Animation Studios. Here are six things not to miss: “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular“ – Guests can celebrate the heart of Pixar with this emotion-filled fireworks and …

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Now Open in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Now Open in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff — the delightful, whimsical merchandise and confectionery location—is now open along Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park! Upon entering, you will notice Bing Bong, the fluffy pink, imaginary friend from the Disney•Pixar film “Inside Out,” bursting out of the marquee, welcoming them to his treasure …

It’s a Great Time For … Magic Kingdom Park

When you  visit Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort, you can explore six enchanted lands of fantasy and fairy tale, one-of-a-kind attractions and unforgettable moments. You can enjoy all-time classics like Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Peter Pan’s Flight. And if you are looking to amp up the excitement, don’t miss Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder …

Pizzafari Family-Style Dining To Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Pizzafari, one of the most popular quick-service restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, serving up freshly baked pizzas and delicious Italian-inspired eats has a new exciting offering coming this summer! Starting July 31, 2018, you will be able to choose between a classic quick-service experience or making a reservation for the brand-new Pizzafari Family-Style Dining Experience. To get ready for …

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns November 9 through January 6

Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort will return once again this year, bringing seasonal magic to the Merriest Place on Earth Nov. 9-Jan. 6, 2018. This festive season will include the return of favorite holiday experiences and entertainment, as well as dazzling decor decked out throughout the resort! At Disney California Adventure® Park, Festival of Holidays will again bring the spirit of the season …

Disney Cruise Line Debuts New Design and Enhanced Features in Onboard Mobile App

From the moment you step aboard a Disney ship, chances are your smartphone is nearby. And not just to take selfies and countless family photos! The Disney Cruise Line Navigator app is a favorite part of the Disney cruise experience, as it keeps Guests informed of the fun happening all cruise long and lets you stay in touch with family and friends …

New Entertainment Dazzles at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is already famous for being the go-to spot for a perfect pint of Guinness or an order of expertly prepared fish and chips, and for years, their entertainment line-up has been among the most popular at Disney Springs®. A brand-new show – Rhythms of Raglan 2018 – just launched after months of rehearsals in Ireland; it leverages …

Chicken Guy! Coming to Disney Springs

There’s a brand-new eatery getting ready to hatch at Disney Springs® – Chicken Guy! This quick-service restaurant is the creation of celebrity chef Guy Fieri and restauranteur Robert Earl. These two most recently collaborated on the new burger and sandwich menu at Planet Hollywood and came together once again to create an all-new concept that features one-of-a-kind all-natural fresh chicken tenders. Hand-pounded …

New ‘Inside Disney Parks’ – Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

It’s an Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World® Resort. And our partners at the Disney Parks Blog are back with a a new “Inside Disney Parks” epsiode featuring some of this experiences awaiting you. Take a look! Here’s more information on some of the topics covered during the show: Disney H20 Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon – “Toy Story” pals are throwing …

New American Heritage Gallery Honors American Indian Art at Epcot

New American Heritage Gallery Honors American Indian Art at Epcot A brand-new art exhibit, “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art,” just debuted at the American Heritage Gallery at Epcot®. The display showcases 89 pieces on display represent 40 different American Indian tribes from seven geographic regions across the United States. Highlights from the collection include an “Ancient Resonance” dress …

Festival of the Lion King Dining Packages Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King Dining Packages Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom You can now receive the royal treatment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park with two all-new Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages! Simba and his friends are inviting Guests to join in the festivities with a delicious meal at Tiffins Restaurant followed by special VIP seating at one of …

Tour of Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park: Incredibles Park

Tour of Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park: Incredibles Park Recently, we shared a look at the playful entrance of Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure® Park. Pixar Pier is filled with themed attractions, entertainment, food and merchandise—all inspired by beloved Pixar characters and stories! Today, we’re giving you a glimpse of Incredibles Park! Inspired by “The Incredibles,” Incredibles Park is an inviting plaza …

Disney Junior Star Vampirina Is Coming!

After debuting last fall on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, “Vampirina” has become one of the newest hit series for kids and families, ranking among the top five series on TV among girls ages 2 – 5. Now, the star of the show is making her way to Disney Parks, just in time for Halloween! “Vampirina” blends spooky fun, heartfelt …

First Look at Disney’s Next Ships – Rendering

The Disney Cruise Line fleet has the most beautiful ships at sea and the three newest vessels setting sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 will be no exception. This first, early rendering depicts the magnificent exterior of the newest Disney ships that will elevate family cruise vacations to a whole new level. In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line …

‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ Fun Facts

Buzz Lightyear, more than 300 green Space Aliens, 10-foot-tall “Coco” characters from the Land of the Dead and many more Pixar favorites star in the newest fireworks show at the Disneyland Resort, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.” It debuts April 13, 2018, at the first-ever Pixar Fest, celebrating friendship and beyond. “Together Forever” connects you to beloved Pixar …

Disneyland Resort Celebrates 63 Years of Magical Fun on July 17 with a Tribute to Opening Day at Disneyland

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland Park on July 17, 1955, it had 18 attractions, no Disney hotels and little but orange groves surrounding it. Today, as the Disneyland Resort marks its 63rd anniversary – during the first-ever Pixar Fest – the original theme park has expanded to become a world-class family resort destination. With more than six decades of inspiration and innovation, …

Disney H20 Glow Nights

You can start making plans to join some of their favorite “Toy Story” characters during Disney H2O Glow Nights, the splashy new, nighttime pool party coming to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park this summer. On Thursday and Saturday evenings, from June 21 to August 11, Rex and his “Toy Story” pals will transform Typhoon Lagoon like never before by throwing …

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The aromas and flavors of more than 30 global food and beverage marketplaces, plus a full menu of new offerings such as “Sunday Brunch with the Chef” series, will welcome you to Epcot during the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Aug. 30-Nov. 12, 2018. Throughout the celebrated 75-day event, you will have a chance to meet their favorite celebrity …

A Big New Way to Play Comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Summer: Toy Story Land!

It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create, and it opens June 30, 2018. The new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort, inspired by Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story films, turns all ages into “honorary toys” and allows them to PLAY BIG in the whimsical world of a child’s imagination. In Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Woody, Jessie, Buzz …

Play Disney Parks App Debuts at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

Play Disney Parks App Debuts at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort The all-new Play Disney Parks mobile app made its official debut at Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort on June 30, 2018. The app will be free to download. The #PlayDisneyParks app was designed for families to enjoy together. With group play that enables everyone to join in on the fun, you can turn wait time into play …

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining Events

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining Events Reservations for nine tremendously popular Epcot® Signature Dining Events – a part of this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – are now open to book. Each festival event offers an exclusive, immersive and tasty dining experience at a World Showcase restaurant. Mexican Tequila Lunch – La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion – South-of-the-border …

New ‘Incredibles’ Float to Joins ‘Paint the Night’ Parade at Disney California Adventure Park

New ‘Incredibles’ Float to Joins ‘Paint the Night’ Parade at Disney California Adventure Park The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure® Park is currently dazzling audiences during the limited-time Pixar Fest at the Disneyland® Resort. This electrifying parade uses more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals. Joining “Paint the Night” …

4 Must-Try Digital Experiences at Disneyland Resort This Summer

Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to Disneyland® Resort? It’s never been easier for you to enjoy time with your family and friends thanks to the suite of digital offerings now available at the resort. Take a look below for tips and tricks that will make your next visit even more fun-filled. Disneyland App – This one-stop-shop …

Joy Through the World! Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort Return November 8!

It’s Christmas in July! Today we’re announcing the return of the holiday season to Walt Disney World® Resort. Starting Nov. 8, 2018, you will be able to celebrate this magical season with festive parties, captivating holiday décor, delicious treats, spectacular entertainment and enchanting experiences that make this season one of the most wonderful times to visit our theme parks, resorts and more! …

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale

Even though summer is in full swing here at Walt Disney World® Resort, we’re excited to bring you information about this year’s holiday events at Epcot®. Part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, the Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved events at Walt Disney World Resort. Many Guests plan their holiday vacations around their favorite celebrity narrators. This year’s event starts on Thanksgiving …