The Magic Is Calling: It’s Just 50 Days Until the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort Begins!

An event 50 years in the making is now only 50 days away! That’s right, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins on Oct. 1, honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. This 18-month event will feature new experiences at all four Walt Disney World theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will greet Guests all across The Most Magical Place on Earth. …

Wonderfully Wicked Dining and Dessert Packages Coming to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure Park

Get ready to make the experience during Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park extra special with the addition of a dining or dessert package. The ghost hosts of this not-so-scary spectacular are inviting all to join in the festivities with a supernaturally scrumptious meal or dreadfully delightful dessert buffet, followed by reserved viewing for the Frightfully Fun …

What Not to Miss at Disneyland Resort This Summer

Disney Parks Blog – by Shannon Swanson It may be August, but there’s still plenty of time for summer fun here at the Disneyland Resort. From beloved attractions in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks to world-class dining and magical moments, here’s what’s not to miss! 1. Cast off on a colorful guided tour full of new adventures on the world-famous Jungle Cruise, then cool off …

Best Bites: Halloween 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort

With Halloween right around the corner, we’re digging up an eerie early look at our most dreadfully delicious Best Bites of the year! Whether it’s frightful favorites like Sea Witch’s Brew or a creepily creative “mummy-approved” cupcake, there’s a cauldron of terrifyingly terrific treats to enjoy this season at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you dare – check out our special guide of …

First Look at the 50th Anniversary Merchandise Coming to Walt Disney World Resort and shopDisney.com

by Sarah Domenech Do you remember your first pair of Mickey Mouse ears? What about your first Disney character plush? For almost 50 years, guests from around the world have commemorated their Walt Disney World Resort trips with sentimental souvenirs that serve as timeless reminders of their vacations. Over the years, carefully curated merchandise collections have been important piece of Walt Disney World …

Disney Cruise Line Reminds Guests to Finalize All Steps Before Sailing

Disney Cruise Line Reminds Guests to Finalize All Steps Before Sailing Ahead of the return to sailing on August 9 on the Disney Dream, Disney Cruise Line is reminding Guests to complete all steps leading up to sailing aboard the ship. These include: Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing Embarkation COVID-19 Testing Travel Insurance COVID-19 Vaccination Safe Passage Website/Registration Online Check-In Transfers from OIA to …

Imagineering the Disney Wish: Construction Updates from Germany

by Philip Gennotte, Portfolio Project Management Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Germany “Moin” from Papenburg, Germany! I’m Philip, the portfolio project management executive for Walt Disney Imagineering Germany, responsible for overseeing the design, construction and delivery of the new class of cruise ships for Disney Cruise Line. I’m excited to be your eyes and ears on the ground here at the Meyer Werft …

Special Disney Family Night Dinner Delivers Delicious Delights, Interactive Fun at Walt Disney World Resort

As we’ve previously shared, there’s new mouthwatering magic this summer at the Walt Disney World Resort with the debut of our Disney Family Night Dinner experiences. And today, we’ve ordered up even more terrific tidbits to share on these tasty, take-out meals for everyone to enjoy. Disney Family Night Dinner is an attention-grabbing dining bundle that includes a flavorful feast, delectable dessert …

Dining Guide Update #5 – Disneyland Resort Foodie News: Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose, Goofy’s Kitchen, and More Reopening!

We are excited to announce Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose will again be delighting kids (and adults!) with everyone’s favorite Disney Princesses. We also have more fan-favorite restaurants opening as well! Read on for the details. Explorers and adventurers will be thrilled to know Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar will start taking reservations for lunch AND dinner beginning Aug. …

Disneyland Resort Introduces Magic Key Program, a New Guest-Centric Offering with Choice, Flexibility and Value

There is so much excitement happening right now at the Disneyland Resort – from exploring the all-new Super Hero-themed land of Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure Park, to living out your own Star Wars™ story in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park. Plus, fireworks are back with Mickey’s Mix Magic, all three of our Disneyland Resort hotels have reopened, and there’s lots of great dining, shopping and entertainment throughout …

Wailana Pool at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Now a Family Pool

Aloha! We’re pleased to announce that Wailana Pool, formerly an adult-only pool, is now a family pool at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Located off the beaten track, the tranquil Wailana Pool is separated from the excitement of the main pool, allowing Guests to relax and unwind. Meaning “calm waters,” highlights of the Wailana Pool area include a rock wall, …

EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: The Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Merchandise Collection Is (Almost) Here!

Can you believe “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort is less than two months away? Today we are excited to share with you details – literally – about the much-anticipated Walt Disney World 50th anniversary merchandise collection. We can’t unveil specific items just yet, but simply could not resist sharing hints of what’s to come. Here are a few …

New Details Revealed: Disney Imagineers Talk Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Opening Spring 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort

Opening spring 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be a two-night, immersive adventure in a galaxy far, far away that goes beyond anything Disney has created before. But what does that mean, exactly? To answer that question – and many more – we gathered some of the Disney Imagineers developing this groundbreaking project and let the cameras roll as they talked …

Brand-New Spa, Salon and Nightlife Experiences for Adults Coming to the Disney Wish

There’s more magic on the horizon for Disney Cruise Line Guests ages 18 and older next summer! Today, we announced brand-new ways for adults to pamper and play, sip and swim, escape and indulge aboard the Disney Wish, which is being purposefully designed with adults’ vacation needs in mind – including more relaxation, more variety, more accessibility and more storytelling than ever before! Here …

Walt Disney World© Resort Updates

Upcoming Walt Disney World© Resort Hotel Stays Please read the following important information before you travel to Walt Disney World© Continue to check the suggested websites below as well as other websites for updates and current procedures, policy and news. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details and links to websites on this page are …

Update on Disneyland Resort

Update on Disneyland Resort Please read the following important information before you travel to the Disneyland Resort in California. Disneyland Resort – Know before you go Current reopening plans will require Disney, travel professionals, and guests visiting the Disneyland Resort theme parks, to follow theme park guidelines set forth by the State of California. Please review these guidelines at https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-amusement-theme-parks–en.pdf to understand California’s …

Walt Disney World Resort Foodie News: Yachtsman Steakhouse, Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, and More Reopening!

Disney announced more restaurants are reopening at Walt Disney World Resort in the next few weeks! Check it all out in this edition of Walt Disney World Resort Foodie News. Yachtsman Steakhouse will soon be stoking the flames of their oak-fired grills so we can again savor their premium, grain-fed steaks or the dry-aged Duroc pork chop served with heritage grits, broccoli rabe, …

‘Harmonious’ Will Tell a Story of Global Connection When it Debuts October 1 at EPCOT as Part of ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’

Disney is just a little more than two months from the next major milestone in the transformation of EPCOT, the debut of “Harmonious,” the new nighttime spectacular that is one of the largest ever created for a Disney park and unlike anything that’s been seen before. “Harmonious” illuminates our shared humanity, bringing to life the vision of EPCOT through a celebration of …

Disney Cruise Line to Resume Bahamian Voyages from Florida in August

It’s time to experience the magic of Disney at sea once again! For up-to-date info, visit Small World Vacations KNOW BEFORE YOU GO page FROM DISNEY _ Beginning August 9, the Disney Dream will kick off our long-awaited return to cruising from the U.S.—with tropical voyages to the Bahamas departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Three- and four-night cruises will visit our …

Disney Cruise Line Discontinues Add-On Cruise Packages Through Adventures by Disney

Disney Cruise Line recently discontinued add-on Cruise Packages offered by Adventures by Disney. However, for Guests looking for more vacation fun, Adventures by Disney offers several Escapes for booking in 2022 that can be added to a Disney Cruise Line vacation to enhance the experience Guests can extend their vacation before or after their cruise with an onshore escape, allowing for extra time to unwind and …

Walt Disney World Resort to Immerse Air Travelers in 50th Anniversary Celebration at Orlando International Airport

Anticipation fills the air as we near “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” and prepare for this milestone moment at Walt Disney World Resort … and beyond. With so much excitement ahead, we want Guests to feel immersed in the magic as soon as they arrive in Central Florida, which is why a talented group of cast members is hard at work transforming the arrival experience …

Take a First Look at the Poster for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests can get ready for an all-immersive adventure in a galaxy far, far away aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Here’s a glimpse at what Guests can expect during their two-night journey in this new promotional poster we’re sharing today for the first time. Opening in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will invite Guests into a new kind of “storyliving” …

More Entertainment Returning Across Walt Disney World Resort This Summer

It’s been really great this summer to once again gather in the Harambe Theatre at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park for “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” and to feel our hearts soar with the sight of fireworks in the skies over Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. We’re continuing to work on bringing even more entertainment experiences back to Walt Disney World Resort, and today …

The Hall of Presidents: Sharing the Story of Liberty’s Leaders for 50 Years

Since opening day of Magic Kingdom Park in 1971, The Hall of Presidents has brought to life the heritage of the United States and shared the symbolic importance and uniqueness of the office of the President. Almost 50 years later, the story of liberty’s leaders continues to be told and retold to new generations as Walt Disney originally envisioned.   For the past few months, …

Foodie Guide to All Your DOLE Whip Dreams Just in Time for DOLE Whip Day on July 19

by Karen McClintock DOLE Whip® Day is July 19, honoring THE iconic sweet treat at Disney! We created a Disney Parks Foodie Guide to All Your Dole Whip Dreams with a list of current offerings to celebrate this special day. Served at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, on Disney Cruise Line, and at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Dole Whip is fat-free, dairy-free, …

Celebrate the Reopening of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

It’s DOLE Whip® Day – and there’s delicious magic in the air at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort with the debut of a special version of the iconic Disney Parks sweet treat in honor of today’s reopening of the resort! Swirled up especially for the reopening of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Pineapple Lanai is offering an exclusive “Tamatoa-inspired” Dipped Cone – Dole Whip raspberry swirled with Dole …

Dining Guide Update #4 – Disneyland Resort Foodie News: Storytellers Café and Plaza Inn Soon to Offer Character Dining, and Carthay Circle Restaurant and More Reopening

This Dining Guide Update comes with exciting news – Guests will soon be able to begin their Disneyland day with Character Dining! Two locations – Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Plaza Inn at Disneyland Resort and Mickey’s Tales of Adventure breakfast at Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa – will be hosted by our favorite Disney Pals. And for those who have been asking …

First ‘Disney Fab 50’ Sculpture Revealed for 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, More Special Unveilings Coming

With our recent updates on “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, we shared that 50 fabulous Disney characters will be cast in gold and displayed across our theme parks. Now, we have more details on the “Disney Fab 50” series, including a special reveal of the first sculpture – Mickey Mouse! During the magical …

Designing the Disney Wish: Disney Cruise Line Debuting Three Brand-New Family Restaurants

Last week we unveiled exciting details about Worlds of Marvel, the first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure, premiering aboard the Disney Wish. And that’s just one of the three incredible new family restaurants debuting on our newest ship, setting sail in summer 2022! The Disney Wish will take Guests on an unparalleled culinary journey to an Avengers technology showcase, an enchanted …

New Trailer Debuts for ‘Behind the Attraction’ on Disney+

Today we’re excited to share the official trailer for “Behind the Attraction” on Disney+, the new 10-part series giving viewers an exclusive peek behind the curtain of the most beloved attractions and destinations at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world, from Jungle Cruise to “it’s a small world” to the Haunted Mansion to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The series delves into …

#HalfwaytoHolidays Merry Happenings at Disney Parks

Today, we’re bringing you holiday cheer with a day of the merriest announcements, surprises and more giving a first look at the upcoming holiday season at Disney Parks around the world! JUST ANNOUNCED: Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World Resort Including All-New After Hours Event Festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food & beverage offerings, and holiday-themed merchandise will all be a part …

First Look: 2021 Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House at Disneyland Park

Season’s Screamings! As we announced last week, the Halloween season will once again return to life at the Disneyland Resort from Sept. 3 – Oct. 31. We are pleased that Haunted Mansion Holiday will also return for its 20th season! This merry makeover of the eerie estate, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” celebrates the collision of Halloween and Christmas. A favorite tradition is …

Disney Cruise Line Celebrates Halfway to the Holidays

The calendar may say July, but it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays, right? From the catchy holiday jingles, themed food and gatherings with family and cherished loved ones, there are so many reasons why it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Whether Guests are looking for a new family tradition or just simply …

The Holiday Season Returns to the Walt Disney World Resort!

The holidays are a favorite time of year, and we’re so happy to be celebrating Halfway to the Holidays today! Because today it’s official – the merry season will begin Nov. 12 at Walt Disney World Resort during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” marking the resort’s 50th anniversary. Festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food and drinks, and holiday-themed merchandise will all be a …

Enjoy Soulful Summer Vibes throughout the Walt Disney World Resort

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate soulfully at Walt Disney World Resort, reuniting with family and friends for experiences that delight the soul, tantalize the taste buds and produce positive vibes! Across Walt Disney World this summer, Guests will discover a variety of exciting experiences to enjoy. Whether it’s the energy-infused rhythms of “Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme …

New Adventures Await on the World-famous Jungle Cruise and Disney Imagineers are on Board with More Humor, More Wildlife, More Fun

As you may have heard through the jungle vine, the world-famous Jungle Cruise will begin booking official tours once again on July 16 at Disneyland park. Alberta Falls, proprietor of the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd., is also preparing for explorers at Magic Kingdom Park, where this classic experience will be complete this summer. Disney Imagineers have collaborated on this bicoastal project to create new characters who …

New Details About Quick-and-Casual Family Dining Aboard the Disney Wish

by Evily Giannopoulos Peros When the Disney Wish sets sail in summer 2022, families are going to experience the fantastical worlds and beloved characters of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars stories like never before…and all that adventure is sure to work up an appetite! We’ve already shared details about the immersive dinner experiences coming to our newest ship — including brand-new details about Worlds of Marvel …

Fall Favorites Return to Disneyland Resort with Wickedly Wonderful Magic For All Ages

Calling all fans of frightfully fun family experiences… the Halloween season will once again come to life at the Disneyland Resort! From Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, 2021, Guests will delight in the spooky fun of Halloween Time, at both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park. Guests will not want to miss all the treasured magic – from transformed Halloween-themed attractions and sightings of favorite Disney characters …

Supersized Adventure: Disney Cruise Line Premiering ‘Avengers: Quantum Encounter’ Dining Experience Aboard Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line is upping the “ant-e” on immersive family dining with the debut of “Avengers: Quantum Encounter” at Worlds of Marvel restaurant aboard the Disney Wish. Premiering in summer 2022, this all-new cinematic dining adventure will assemble some of Earth’s Mightiest — and tiniest — Super Heroes in a larger-than-life showcase of revolutionary quantum technology and world-class cuisine. Guests aboard the …

Update: Disney Resort Hotel Reopenings

As we continue to take a measured and deliberate approach to reopening our Disney Resort hotels, we are happy to share we will start accepting bookings on July 8, 2021 for: Disney’s All-Star Music Resort for arrivals beginning Sept. 16 Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside for arrivals beginning Oct. 14 Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter for arrivals …

Disneyland Resort California Resident Ticket Offer

Don’t miss this Golden State opportunity! For a limited time, residents from all over California can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as little as $83 per day with the purchase of a 3-day, 1-park per day ticket. This summer, it’s time to return to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Guests can enjoy favorite attractions, enchanting experience and dazzling fireworks again. …

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Foodie News: Menu Offerings at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Fairfax Fare, and More!

From new Battuan dishes to over-the-top hotdogs, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has delicious new offerings Guests have to try. Check it all out in this edition of Foodie News!   Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a designated location on Batuu for traveling food shuttles, just received a new food shipment! Starting today, Battuans and visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge can sample …

Foodie Guide to Disney Springs Flavors of Florida – July 6 through Aug. 12

For 37 delicious days, our friends at Disney Springs are offering up a slice of summer flavors with inspired eats and refreshing sips during Flavors of Florida. Starting July 6 through Aug. 12, more than 30 restaurants and shops will celebrate the best of the Sunshine State. Check out this Foodie Guide to Disney Springs Flavors of Florida, and don’t miss a …

Disneyland Hotel is Open!

The Disneyland Hotel has now reopened to Guests, completing the phased reopening of the Disneyland Resort Hotels. Select dining offerings will be available to hotel and non-hotel guests with reservations, pending availability, or via mobile order. For more information on staying at the Disneyland Resort, please visit Know Before You Go.   Contact Small World Vacations for assistance with your Disneyland Vacation today!

Universal Orlando Resort Updates

Due to the changing 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 …

Disney and Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Coming to ‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ on July 17

We can’t keep this news under Mickey’s sorcerer hat much longer. Fans of “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” will soon be tapping to a new song with the debut of an animated scene based on Disney and Pixar’s “Coco.” The musical number “Un Poco Loco” will anchor the new scene when it opens to Guests at Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Paris on July 17, before …

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf reopens to Guests on July 1

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf will reopen to Guests beginning with the Summer Course on Thursday, July 1, and the Winter Course on Saturday, July 3. Walk-ups are welcome, or Guests may book a tee time for the next day or beyond by calling (407) WDW-PLAY (407-939-7529). As a reminder, Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf remains open to Guests.

Enjoy The Magic of Staying at a Disney Resort Hotel During Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

We’re just 93 days away from “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, but who’s counting? As we near this special milestone, we are excited to bring you more details on new benefits coming to the Disney Resorts Collection as part of the celebration. Just in time for the start of this magical celebration, on Oct. 1, we will …

Foodie News: Walt Disney World Resort – Cítricos and Trail’s End Reopening Dates, Salt & Straw Coming to Disney Springs, and More

This edition of Foodie News for Walt Disney World Resort covers lots of ground – everything from snacks to signature dining in parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. Check out all the tasty news! We’re so excited to announce Guests can now dine “underneath the lovely London sky” in the newly reimagined Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which pays …