Disney Parks Unveils The Star Wars Inspired Land Model

As we’ve previously shared, two Star Wars-inspired lands are currently under construction at the Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts. Here’s the first detailed look at the model of this new land, which will be on display this weekend at the 2017 D23 Expo. Both Star Wars-inspired lands will transport you to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space, …

Hawaiian Arts And Crafts At Aulani

When you arrive to the KA WA‘A lu‘au at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, they’ll be greeted by our hosts and hostesses with a special lei. They can mingle around the resort’s Halawai Lawn as live music and performers set the tone for the evening. During this time, you can also observe and participate in various traditional arts and crafts, including: Na …

Terralina Crafted Italian Opens This Fall At Disney Springs

The much-anticipated Terralina Crafted Italian is anticipated to open this fall at Disney Springs® in the space of the former Portobello Country Italian Trattoria at Walt Disney World® Resort. Good news, James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano returns from Portobello to curate the new menu, and Chef Justin Plank will be back to run the kitchen. A multi-million- dollar makeover is transforming the space …

Extra Magic, Extra Pandora – The World Of Avatar At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As a Guest of a select Disney Resort hotel, you get extra time in a Disney theme park each day to enjoy select attractions with the Extra Magic Hours benefit. And now through August 19, 2017, you can also take advantage of “Extra” Extra Magic Hours only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®. These nightly Extra Magic Hours …

Must-Do Experiences at Walt Disney World

From new nighttime fireworks to an entire new land to explore, there are so many new experiences to enjoy at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Be sure you check out these six new must-see offerings on your next visit! 1. Watch “Happily Ever After” Fireworks – This new nighttime fireworks spectacular is dazzling Guests at Magic Kingdom® Park. Performed nightly, the show draws on dozens of Disney …

New Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience To Debut In Disneyland Park

There’s a new way for you to take in the Tomorrowland skyline at Disneyland® Park, from a unique point of view! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Space Mountain at Disneyland Resort, a new lounge experience will debut in Tomorrowland on May 26, 2017. The new Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience features retro décor and desserts—both sweet and savory, as well as both hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages. …

Ride To The Beat Of Favorite Tunes On Guardians Of The Galaxy

Just like Star-Lord crosses the cosmos to the beat of vintage pop songs from his awesome mix tape, when you step aboard the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure® Park they’ll rise and fall to the tune of six famous pop favorites throughout their epic adventure. Each time you board a gantry lift to rescue the Guardians of …

Classic Space Mountain Returns To Disneyland

On June 1, 2017, the classic Space Mountain returned to Disneyland® Park. Just days after Disney marked the 40th anniversary of this Tomorrowland favorite, space travelers will blast off once again for their intergalactic adventure. A variation of a concept Walt Disney developed in the 1960s, Space Mountain first opened at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort in 1975, …

Collector’s Fortress Arrives At Disney California Adventure Park

Throughout the past few months, a mysterious new presence has been emerging at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland® Resort, and today we have a first look at The Collector’s Fortress. This enigmatic building is home to the soon-to-be-unveiled Tivan Collection, where you will view the rare items in Taneleer Tivan’s extensive holdings, including his newest acquisitions: the Guardians of the Galaxy. …

Super Heroes Arrive At Disney California Adventure Park During Summer Of Heroes

All-new epic adventures are headed to Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort when Summer of Heroes kicks off May 27, 2017 including the grand opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! This new adventure blasts you straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story for the first time ever, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. Summer of Heroes will launch new, year-round experiences: …

Enchanting Extras Collection At Walt Disney World Resort

When it comes to a Walt Disney World® vacation, there’s an entire world of can’t-miss wonder that can enhance your experience in a fun and exciting ways. It’s our Enchanting Extras Collection – distinctly Disney offerings designed to immerse you in more types of magic than they ever thought possible. Whether you are celebrating a special occassion, looking to try something new or …

Enjoy Rivers Of Light With A Dining Package At Tiffins At Animal Kingdom

When it comes to nighttime entertainment, there’s nothing quite like the spectacular Rivers of Light nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, with talented live performers, mesmerizing music and stunning water effects. And, the best way to make sure you have a reserved seat for the show is with a Rivers of Light Dining Package at Tiffins. Located on …

Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland

Main Street Electrical Parade has returned to the place it began, and today we’re excited to share – due to popular demand – this iconic parade will continue lighting up the night at Disneyland® Park through Aug. 20, 2017. The parade has delighted guests since its return in January, and the limited-time engagement is being extended with encore performances so even more …

A Dozen Ways to Have an Enchanting “Beauty and the Beast” Experience Across Walt Disney World Resort Ahead of Anticipated Box Office Premiere

On March 17, the much anticipated live-action film “Beauty and the Beast” will premiere in theaters nationwide. Fans looking to celebrate the classic fairy tale before the new film’s release need look no further than Walt Disney World Resort, where there are a multitude of unique “Beauty and the Beast” experiences just waiting to say “bonjour.” Here are a few options: …

Miss Adventure Falls Now Open at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Miss Adventure Falls, a new family-friendly water attraction at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, is now taking guests of all ages on a high-seas journey. Miss Adventure Falls brings to life the story of Captain Mary Oceaneer, a treasure-hunting heroine and world-famous oceanographer who made it her goal to sail the seven seas and collect treasures to share with the rest of the world. Disney’s Typhoon …

“Celebration At The Top – Sip, Savor, Sparkle” Debuts February 26 At California Grill At Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Celebration at the Top, a new dining event coming to California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort, allows you to sip, savor and sparkle as they enjoy the Magic Kingdom® Park fireworks spectacular from an intimate and private observation deck. You can check in at California Grill an hour before fireworks. After being whisked up to the …

New Elephant Viewing Experience “Caring For Giants” At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Now you can get a closer look at the majestic African elephants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and learn what it takes to care for them. Caring for Giants is a unique, family-friendly backstage viewing experience of our African elephants. During this 60-minute tour, you can meet with dedicated animal care specialists who provide for the care and wellness of …

BB-8 To Greet Guests At Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Spring

When you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort this spring, they will have more Star Wars fun to look forward to as BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, begins character greetings at the park’s Star Wars Launch Bay. BB-8 will appear in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars galaxy who you can regularly encounter at Star Wars Launch Bay. In addition to …

New Menu At Jiko – The Cooking Place At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Next time you visit Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge they can enjoy an almost-all-new menu. Jiko means “cooking place” in Swahili, and the restaurant’s menu pays homage to the African theme in a beautiful dining room inspired by Disney’s “The Lion King.” Wood-burning ovens scent the dining room with crisp flatbreads like the Mozambican chicken …

Beloved ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Story Coming To Life With Limited-Time Experiences In Fantasyland At Disneyland Park

For a limited time, Fantasyland at Disneyland® Park will bring the beloved “Beauty and the Beast” story to life with special experiences that celebrate the classic Disney animated feature. Red Rose Taverne – This dining location at the northwest edge of Fantasyland will magically transform from Village Haus Restaurant into a lively French taverne, with delicious quick-service meals perfect for all ages! Adorned with beautiful murals depicting …

Doc McStuffins To Greet Fans At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Beginning This Month

Starting later this month, your Clients will have the chance to see the beloved star from Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Doc McStuffins” when they visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Walt Disney World® Resort. In addition to her appearances at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the popular toy doctor will make daily visits to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to meet with Guests and sign autographs. With …

Star Wars-Themed Lands At Disney Parks Set To Open in 2019

We are excited to announce that our new Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland® Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Florida will be opening in 2019! As we’ve previously shared, the Star Wars-themed lands are the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions at Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts. At each location, your Clients will be transported to a never-before-seen planet – a remote trading port and one of the last …

Victoria & Alberts At Walt Disney World Resort Receives 17th AAA Five-Diamond Award

For the 17th year in a row, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa has been awarded the coveted AAA Five Diamonds. There are 47 AAA Five Diamond restaurants in the United States, with only three in Florida – and Victoria & Albert’s is the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Central Florida. We congratulate Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de …

New Artisanal Menu And Elevated Flavors Debut At Gasparilla Island Grill At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

After a recent refurbishment, Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened with a new menu. Elevated flavors, artisanal ingredients and great attention to detail can be found through each station – hot sandwiches and pizzas, the sandwich and salad bar and coffee and dessert. At the Sandwich Bar, each sandwich is assembled per order, keeping …

Walt Disney World Resort Offers Romance for Lovebirds on Valentine’s Day and Every Day

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Celebrate love with your significant other on Valentine’s Day and every day at the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World Resort. Throughout the 40-square-mile playground there’s simple and luxurious splurges for couples of all ages — from moonlit strolls and stolen kisses aboard attractions to pampering spas and intimate dining for two. The …

Behind-The-Scenes Look At Pandora – The World Of Avatar

Today we’re excited to share this amazing sneak peek into one of the Walt Disney World® Resort’s most exciting expansions: the construction of Pandora – The World of AVATAR, which will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park this summer. As you can see in this video, Pandora – The World of AVATAR will transport you to a visually stunning …

New Moana Experiences At Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Disney’s newest heroine, Moana, has arrived at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. You can experience the spirit of adventure and wonder of Hawai’i with fun-filled activities, enchanting storytelling, a special makeover, character greeting moments and more! “Moana” is the story of an adventurous teenage girl who teams up with the demigod Maui on a daring mission to fulfill her …

“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” Takes the Stage Aboard Disney Cruise Line

For the “first time in forever,” the beloved animated hit “Frozen” is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as a new stage show exclusively aboard the Disney Wonder. “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” debuts, along with a wave of new enhancements to the ship, on cruises starting Nov. 10, 2016, from Galveston, Texas. The story will be presented like never …

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Announces All-New Holiday Nighttime Spectacular, ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — An all-new nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios sends beloved Disney animated characters on a spirited yuletide adventure to get Santa back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. The façade of the Chinese Theater comes alive with the merriment, music and sparkle of the Walt Disney World Resort 2016 …

Adventures By Disney Ecuador And Galapagos

When you travel to worldwide destinations with Adventures by Disney® they do so much more than sightsee. They experience firsthand the people, cultures and traditions of the places they visit. And the Adventures by Disney Ecuador and Galapagos itinerary is no exception. On this 8-night vacation, you will discover Ecuador’s mainland with its natural splendor and remarkable culture. Then, they’ll …

Royal Tea Experience Aboard Disney Dream

We are excited to announce that the popular Royal Court Royal Tea experience, which has delighted young princes and princess aboard the Disney Fantasy, is expanding and will now be available on the Disney Dream! This whimsical teatime features a fanciful menu, including a selection of herbal teas and two delicious course – one sweet and one savory. Every child …

Halloween Thrills Also Include New ‘Frightfully Fun Parade’ at Mickey’s Halloween Party, Plus Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2016) –Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort offers two new reasons for guests to visit this year­­––a special celebration at The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror with a chance to “drop in” like never before, and the debut of the “Frightfully Fun Parade” at Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate-ticket event. The parade features some popular Disney …

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Cars Land

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, the new attraction in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, is rolling with fun and festivities. Twenty of Luigi’s cugini (cousins) are visiting from Carsoli, Italy, to help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs with music and dancing at Casa della Tires.   Guests are invited to join the excitement by hopping aboard …

Golf Getaway Packages At Walt Disney World Resort

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time for you to take advantage of Golf Getaway Packages at Walt Disney World® Resort. You can choose between a two-night ($284 per person, per night) or three-night ($250 per person, per night) golf package that includes hotel room, two or three rounds of golf and a two-day Magic Your Way® Base Ticket, …

Pre-Book Character Greeting Opportunities Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Beginning on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, you will have the ability to pre-book two Meet & Greet opportunities with Disney Characters through the My Disney Cruise section of DisneyCruise.com. If you sail on a cruise of 7-nights or longer that feature at least two sea days you will also have the opportunity to pre-book a special Character Breakfast online. Similar …

Savor The Savanna: Evening Safari Experience At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience allows you to welcome the evening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®Theme Park with a private safari, African tapas, all-inclusive beverages and more. Once they hop aboard a private safari vehicle, you will journey deep into the heart of Harambe Wildllife Reserve. As the evening awakens, they’ll find themselves within one of the most secluded and breathtaking …

Disney Cruise Line Brings New Experiences And Enhancements To The Disney Wonder

Exciting new entertainment and experiences are in store for Disney Wonder Guests after the Disney Cruise Line vessel is transformed in Fall 2016. Headlining the enhancements are imaginative spaces for children, a jazzy restaurant and an English pub. The Marvel universe comes to life in Marvel Super Hero Academy. Here, young Guests can train to develop the brave and adventurous heroes inside themselves. It’s …

Fact Sheet: FastPass+

A customized, easy-to-use system allows guests to reserve access to some of their favorite experiences in advance At Walt Disney World Resort, we are always looking for ways to help guests further customize their experience and make it even easier to create unforgettable moments with their families and friends. Since its start as a vacation innovation, Disney FASTPASS has been …

Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise Itinerary Fact Sheet

Adventures by Disney river cruises allow families to experience the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive and easy. With the overwhelming popularity of its initial river cruise itineraries with AmaWaterways, sailing the fabled Danube River, Adventures by Disney has introduced a new Rhine River itinerary. Travelers will embark on this unforgettable trip to experience the beauty, …

Sail Through the Kingdom of Arendelle on Frozen Ever After

The New Norway Epcot Attraction Celebrates a Summer Snow Day LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – For the first time in forever, guests can explore the kingdom of Arendelle when “Frozen Ever After” opens in the Norway Pavilion in summer 2016. This family-friendly adventure picks up after the events in the blockbuster hit “Frozen” and celebrates a “Summer Snow Day.” A …

A New Princess Is Welcomed To Disney Parks

Elena of Avalor, Inspired by Diverse Latin Cultures, Will First Be Introduced on Disney Channel LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney Parks will welcome its first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures. Princess Elena of Avalor will be appearing at Walt Disney World Resort this summer and at Disneyland Resort in the fall, following her television debut in a new …

Preschoolers Engage in Enchanted Fun Aboard Disney Cruise Line

CELEBRATION, Fla. – A magical adventure awaits preschoolers when they toddle onboard a Disney cruise. Little sailors aboard all four Disney Cruise Line ships can march with Mickey Mouse and rub shadows with Peter Pan, as Disney Cruise Line draws on a treasure trove of characters and the active imaginations of little ones to serve up a healthy dose of …

Disney Cruise Line Debuts New Menu Items at Palo Specialty Restaurant

New dishes feature traditional Italian fare prepared with modern flair CELEBRATION, Fla. – The enticing flavors and rich culinary traditions of Italy take center-stage once again at Palo, the signature adult-exclusive restaurant aboard every Disney Cruise Line ship. New menu items revisit the restaurant’s Italian roots with the addition of regional recipes, authentic ingredients and time-honored techniques. Paired with sweeping …

Disney Cruise Line Port Adventures Immerse Guests in Culture and Adventure on 2016 Norwegian Fjords Sailings

CELEBRATION, Fla.  – Disney Cruise Line invites families to explore culturally rich and exotic locales with Port Adventures like only Disney can do during its 2016 Norwegian Fjords sailings. Beginning May 29, the Disney Magic returns to Europe, including itineraries visiting the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland. Guests exploring these ports will be treated to richly diverse destinations that showcase iconic …

Disney Dream Fact Sheet

The Disney Dream is the third ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, joining the Disney Magic (maiden voyage in 1998) and the Disney Wonder (maiden voyage in 1999), followed by the Disney Fantasy (maiden voyage in 2012).

Epcot Fact Sheet

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Epcot, the second Walt Disney World Resort theme park, opened Oct. 1, 1982 — 11 years after the Magic Kingdom debuted. The 305-acre park, identified by its iconic Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere, features two distinct areas. Future World is a showcase of discovery filled with new ideas and technology, plus an exploration of planet Earth from …

Why Book Your Disney Vacation with Small World Vacations

Welcome to Small World Vacations … where the magic begins! Small World Vacations, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner has been creating magical Walt Disney World® Vacations since 1996. We can help you save time, headaches and money.

Disney FastPass+ Rides and Attractions

Now you have the power to reserve access to some must-do experiences with Disney FastPass+ service including select attractions, shows, parades, Disney Character Experiences and more. Disney FastPass+ service at Walt Disney World® Resort is included at no extra charge with Theme Park admission.

Small World Vacations Walt Disney World Planning Resources

Small World Vacations, a Platinum Level Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, can help you save time, headaches and money. We have been creating magical Walt Disney World® Vacations since 1996. We are proud to be recommended by MouseSavers.com. What can Small World Vacations do for you? Your Small World Vacations agent is your best resource when planning a magical Walt Disney World …

Small World Vacations Time for the Magic Planning Guide

You must be excited for your Walt Disney World® vacation. But where do you begin?
Now more than ever, it is important to know when to make Advanced Dining Reservations and Fast Pass+ Selections. Below is a chronological Planning Guide to help you keep on track while you prepare for your Disney Vacation

Disney FastPass+ Rides and Attractions

Now you have the power to reserve access to some must-do experiences with Disney FastPass+ service including select attractions, shows, parades, Disney Character Experiences and more. Disney FastPass+ service at Walt Disney World® Resort is included at no extra charge with Theme Park admission.

Universal Orlando Parks & Resorts Vacations – Terms & Conditions

UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS VACATIONS® TERMS AND CONDITIONS Please review the following information carefully from time to time as it is subject to change. Revised 10/15/2019 General Conditions: The information provided below is intended to inform you of the various taxes, governmental fees and other charges on any travel-related transactions, fees and charges you may pay when you book your …

Disney Cruise – Transatlantic Crossing Passports, Visas & Citizenship Documentation

Transatlantic Crossing – Miami to Barcelona The following guidelines are based on government regulations, which are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the proper documentation to board the ship and enter each of the countries on the ship’s itinerary. Travelers can visit the U.S. State Department’s website for more information. All …

Disney Cruise – Panama Canal Cruises – Passports, Visas & Citizenship Documentation

Panama Canal Passports, Visas & Citizenship Documentation   The following guidelines are based on government regulations, which are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the proper documentation to board the ship and enter each of the countries on the ship’s itinerary. Travelers can visit the U.S. State Department’s website for more information. …

Disney Cruise – Europe Passports, Visas & Citizenship Documentation

Europe Cruises – Passports, Visas & Citizenship Documentation   The following guidelines are based on government regulations, which are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the proper documentation to board the ship and enter each of the countries on your cruise itinerary. Travelers can visit the U.S. State Department’s website for more …