Disneyland Park Reopens with New Magic at a Classic Attraction: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish Celebrates a Timeless Fairytale in Fantasyland

AHAHEIM, Calif.  – Guests can celebrate the timeless fairytale of Snow White in a whole new way at the Disneyland Resort. Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, an original Disneyland attraction, has been reimagined with new magic in storytelling to bring together the beloved Disney Princess, the Seven Dwarfs, the woodland creatures, the Prince – and yes, even the Evil Queen – …

Top 10 Best Instagram Photo Spots at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 4, 2021) – Now open, Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park at Walt Disney World Resort is home to countless Instagram-worthy locations. Ahead of summer vacation, here are 10 of the best photo spots to check out at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Entrance Sign – The alpine-inspired entrance sign marks the …

How to Travel to a Galaxy Far, Far Away Aboard a Disney Ship

This post was written by Danny Handke, Senior Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering for the Disney Parks Blog. May the 4th be with you! Those of you who’ve met me know I am a huge Star Wars fan. So as a Walt Disney Imagineer, getting to work on projects that bring Star Wars to life on board our cruise ships and in our theme …

Celebrate May the 4th With Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line and All-New Star Wars Products

Each year on May the 4th, Star Wars fans around the world celebrate and honor their favorite stories and characters from a galaxy far, far away. Whether they’re sharing favorite Star Wars moments and memories on social media, hosting screening parties with their friends and family, or planning the next trip that allows them to live their own Star Wars adventure at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Guests always …

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Launches in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will take Guests to a galaxy far, far away for an all-immersive, two-night vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before. What exactly does “all-immersive” mean? Well, in honor of May the 4th, here’s a little hint … Not sure if what you just saw is actually what you just …

A World of Voices: Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Walt Disney World

The month of May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating the cultures, experiences, and contributions of our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) cast and communities. Today, we’re excited to share some of the meaningful ways Walt Disney World Resort is honoring the diversity and representation of our AAPI cast and activations. A World of Voices, Honoring Asian Pacific American …

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is Now Open and Welcoming Guests at Disneyland Resort

On behalf of all of our cast members, we are delighted, honored and thrilled to be welcoming Guests back to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort, which reopened on April 29, 2021. This AAA Four Diamond property, right in the heart of all of the magic with its stunning Craftsman style architecture, genuine hospitality and unmatched location just steps from Disneyland Park, Disney …

First Guests Experience Theme Park Magic at Disneyland Resort

The magic is here! After a long absence, the Disneyland Resort once again has opened its gates. The morning started off with Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Company CEO, addressing cast members at a ceremony celebrating the historic reopening. Once reopen, Guests were thrilled to explore the beloved landscapes of Disneyland and Disney California Adventureparks — from the steps of the Disneyland Train Station and the Pixar Pier boardwalk, …

Welcome Back to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks

You can feel it in the air! After more than a year, the Disneyland Resort is welcoming back theme park guests. Favorite sights and familiar sounds have returned, from the smiling face of Mickey Mouse on the Pixar Pal-A-Round to the welcoming whistle of the Disneyland Railroad. Beloved characters from favorite Disney stories are here to entertain and delight in new ways …

Save Up to 25% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels This Summer

Book an enchanting summer escape at Walt Disney World, The Most Magical Place on Earth and take advantage of this great room offer! Experience the same legendary detail, service and storytelling found in our parks when you book a stay at a Disney Resort hotel. From unique accommodations to distinctive dining options, themed rooms and more, the Disney Resorts Collection …

Best Bites – Walt Disney World Resort

This Walt Disney World Resort edition of Best Bites is jam-packed with a new opening announcement, fun menu offerings, and, of course, all things to celebrate a favorite day of the year for fans of Star Wars – May the 4th Be With You! Read on for all the delicious details. Counting down to May the 4th Be With You! Check out all the creative tastes and …

Disney Cruise Line Update: Palo and Remy Dining

Beginning when Disney Cruise Line resumes sailing, new dining options at Palo and Remy will be offered to provide Guests more options to enjoy specialty dining on our ships while customizing their experience.  Disney Cruise Line will now offer two dining options at Palo and Remy for dinner: an a la carte menu and a prix fixe menu. At Palo dinner, Guests may …

How to Use Digital Technology to Make the Most of Your Next Visit to Disneyland Resort

With just a click, a tap or a swipe, your next trip to the Disneyland Resort will have many conveniences, thanks to technologies right from their smartphone! These features also help promote a more contactless experience. As we begin the phased reopening of Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park on April 30, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on April 29, here are some tips. …

Disneyland Park Gets Ready to Reopen in ‘For the First Time in Forever’

The Disneyland Resort will be reopening Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks in what seems like “For the First Time in Forever.” After being closed for a year, the magic is finally returning and our cast members eagerly await our Guests’ arrival. Enjoy the video below! Last night we shared a special moment as the Disneyland Resort prepares for a historic week welcoming back theme park Guests. In case …

Reminder: Be Part of the Grand Reveal of Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Ship

Don’t Forget! Our grand unveiling, Once Upon a Disney Wish, takes place on Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m. ET, and you can tune in on the Disney Parks Blog. This special 30-minute virtual presentation will give you a sneak peek at all of the magic that awaits, including a look behind-the-scenes with Walt Disney Imagineers and the creative team bringing …

Adventures by Disney Amazon Escape Now Available

Before Guests set foot onboard their Adventures by Disney GalápagosIslands Expedition Cruise, they can experience 5–6 days of fun amid the lush Napo River and surrounding Amazon Basin forests on the Amazon Escape. This is the perfect pre-adventure to your Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruise. Guests will visit a small village where they’ll meet the locals of the area and take home …

Jungle Cruise Getting Ready to Set Sale with Help from an Old Friend!

Guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park may soon notice the latest updates coming to the Jungle Cruise as they come around that final bend. Trader Sam is charting a new adventure along the river at both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom Parks. Ever wonder what happened to that gramophone you accidentally left behind on the boat during your last adventure? How about that beloved pith helmet that went missing? Word on the stream is …

It’s Time! Disneyland Resort Cast Members are Ready to Bring Back the Magic

Just about a month ago, the news we’ve all been waiting for was shared here: Disneyland Resort theme parks would reopen on April 30. Since then, 10,000 cast members have returned to work to help prepare Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park for the big day, from refreshing the colorful spring flowers and paintwork to testing attractions, stocking up new merchandise and firing …

Foodie Guide to Mother’s Day at Disney Parks

Mother’s Day is May 9, and what better way to express love and appreciation than something delicious at Disney? Guests can treat mom during their visit to Disney with yummy cupcakes, desserts, brunches, and specialty sips created for Mother’s Day. But to be clear, we love and appreciate moms every day! Happy Mother’s Day! Walt Disney World Resort Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile …

Harnessing the Sun to Power Disney Parks Around the World

In celebration of Earth Day, please enjoy the following post written by Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment Disney Parks for the Disney Parks Blog As we celebrate Earth Day, I wanted to share some of the amazing work being done around the world to power the magic by harnessing the sun! I am incredibly proud to …

‘The Magic Is Back’ Merchandise Collection at Disneyland Resort

The countdown is on! The reopening of Disneyland Resort theme parks is around the corner. As Guests get ready to return to the magic, take a look at a few special products coming to the Disneyland Resort! Guests can commemorate their magical return with new tees for adults and kids! Guests will love the nod to nostalgia with classic Disneyland lettering and whimsical park iconography. …

Disney Cruise Line Fall 2021 lineup

Fall 2021 Itineraries and Departure Dates 2021 Disney Cruise Sail Dates and Itineraries. Contact Small World Vacations for a no-obligation price quote. Our agents have sailed on over 500 Disney Cruises and we are happy to help you. There is no charge for our knowledgeable service. Plus, we offer $50 – $1000 onboard credit based on the cost of your …

A Tree-mendous New Tiny World Magic Shot Now Available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Just in time for Earth Day, Disney PhotoPass Service is launching our newest Tiny World Magic Shot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park! This exciting new photo opportunity is a 360-degree capture experience that’s sure to delight the whole family tree. It’s available daily starting today from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. (weather permitting) from the Disney PhotoPass photographer located close to the exit of It’s Tough …

Small World Vacations – Preferred Travel Agent of the Disney Food Blog!

Small World Vacations – Preferred Travel Agent of the Disney Food Blog Who doesn’t love fun and who doesn’t love food? And to go one step further, who doesn’t love Disney? Mix those endorphin fueled ingredients up in a bowl and what do you get? The Disney Food Blog! Small World Vacations is excited to be named the preferred travel …

Disney Parks Foodie News: Dining Guide to Disneyland Resort Reopening

With the reopening of Disneyland Resort right around the corner, we pulled together a list of all the food and beverage locations that will be open for service on April 30, 2021. We want to be sure you know where your Clients can find their favorites and learn what’s new on the menus! Guests can find hand-dipped corn dogs at Little Red Wagon …

Disney Cruise Line Pop-Up Shop Now Open at Disney Springs

Last week Disney Cruise Line reached a big construction milestone on the Disney Wish. And today we’re excited to share a broad assortment of Disney Cruise Line merchandise is taking a trip shore side for a limited time at Disney Springs! Now through early September, Guests can stop by Marketplace Co-Op to shop exclusive collections including the traditional Disney Cruise Line Wave and Sail Away Minnie Mouse collections, as …

From Family Favorites to Thrilling Attractions, the ‘Magic is Here’ as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park Welcome Back Guests Beginning April 30, 2021

AHAHEIM, Calif. (April 14, 2021) – The fun, the magic and the dreams are coming back to the “Happiest Place on Earth” when Disneyland Resort theme parks reopen on April 30, 2021. Guests can discover or rediscover some favorite attractions and experiences at  Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, from thrilling adventures like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and …

AdventHealth Serves up Family Fun at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

There’s no shortage of things to do when visiting the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. In addition to all of the unforgettable topiaries and garden-fresh cuisine, the festival also boasts unique and immersive experiences for Guests of all ages, including The Health Full Trail presented by AdventHealth. Three distinct areas comprise the Health Full Trail – the Play Full Garden, Mind …

First Look: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish Attraction Poster at Disneyland Park

We’re excited to reveal a first look at the newest Disneyland park attraction poster: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish! Attraction posters have been a long-standing tradition at Disney Parks. Imagineers created posters to entice Guests with a preview of the many adventures they’ll experience. Guests will spot this enchanting poster at the entrance of Disneyland park, as they pass under the Main Street, U.S.A. railroad station. …

‘Secrets of the Whales’ Sand Sculpture Splashes into Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Earth Month

In celebration of the April 22 release of the Disney+ Original Series “Secrets of the Whales” from National Geographic, artists recently carved a new sculpture out of 40 tons of sand at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The intricate sculpture took two artists over 16 hours to complete and features a sperm whale, humpback whale and narwhal inspired by footage from the series. The four-episode series, executive produced by James Cameron, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, and featuring National …

Even More Beautiful: King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park

Beloved since Disneyland park’s opening day in 1955, King Arthur Carrousel is the whirling center of Fantasyland, a regal throwback to the days of knights jousting and ladies fair. While we have been preparing for the reopening of Disneyland Resort’s theme parks, Walt Disney Imagineering recently completed an extensive refurbishment of this fan-favorite attraction. When we open our park gates on April 30, 2021, Guests will …

Moana Returns to Aulani Resort

We are thrilled to announce that Moana is sailing back to Hawai’i to visit Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa once again! Disney’s Moana is an adventurous teen who teamed up with the demigod Maui on a daring voyage across the Pacific. Guests can be on the lookout for Moana as they enjoy their own exciting adventure with their family at Aulani Resort. Aulani Resort …

Haunted Mansion Home Improvements at Disneyland Park

When Guests return to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park, they may discover the ghosts have been busy updating a few elements in and around the estate… Outside, freshly landscaped details now adorn the site for dearly departed pets, representing their stories from beyond the grave. Inside, a keen eye will notice a few dastardly design embellishments along the portrait hallway, including the return …

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Baby Mandrill – It’s a Girl!

A baby mandrill has joined the family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. And what better time than during Earth Month? In the spirit of the mystical mandrill Rafiki, join us in honoring the circle of life as we celebrate the arrival of this adorable newborn. The little girl was born on Saturday, April 10, 2021 to first-time mom Hazel and dad …

Disneyland Reopening!

After being closed for more than one year, magic is back at Disneyland Resort theme parks More than 10,000 Cast Members are returning to work Guests will be welcomed back to explore new magic and favorite experiences – from iconic attractions and character sightings to shopping, dining and hotel stays Enhanced health and safety measures will be in place APRIL …

Attractions and Entertainment Reopening Details for Disneyland Resort Theme Parks

Calling all members of the Resistance! Upon reopening the theme parks on April 30, we’ll continue leveraging a virtual queue system for one of the most popular experiences at Disneyland Resort, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The attraction’s virtual queue is only accessible via the Disneyland mobile app, and Guests may only experience the attraction by joining the virtual queue. …

Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort Set to Open and Recruit Super Heroes June 4

Super Heroes Assemble! As we’ve all been anticipating, we’re pleased to share that Avengers Campus—an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes—will open June 4, 2021 at the Disneyland Resort! At this fully immersive land inside Disney California Adventure park, guests will be invited to team up with the Avengers and their …

Check-In to the Magic at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Phased Reopening at Disneyland Resort

As previously announced, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks plan to reopen to Guests on April 30, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Disneyland Resort, including hotel Guests! Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will reopen on April 29, 2021 with limited capacity, and you can book your room reservations starting April 15, 2021! The Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel …

Captain Minnie Mouse Takes the Helm of the Disney Wish

Captain Minnie Mouse is already making wishes come true for the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line fleet! Today we unveiled that this beloved character will come to life for the first time through whimsical artwork on the bow of the Disney Wish. The bow’s elegant filigree art, a hallmark of Disney Cruise Line vessels, includes an intricate scrollwork pattern reminiscent of the classic …

Here’s What You Need to Know About Disneyland Resort’s Reopening, Including Theme Park Reservations and Tickets

APRIL 13, 2021 From Disney – As we resume operations in support of Disneyland Resort reopening, please be advised of changes to fulfillment of Walt Disney Travel Company (WDTC) vacation packages that include hotel reservations and theme park tickets, plus optional add-ons such as transportation vouchers and gift cards. In the next few days, WDTC will launch a secure digital …

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 …

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa Open for 2022 Reservations

2022 Bookings for Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Now Available 2022 vacations at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa are now available to book through Walt Disney Travel Company.  Please note the last date of your  vacation cannot be booked more than 499 days in the future. Contact Small World Vacations for assistance with your Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa Hawaiian vacation.

Disney Parks Best Bites: April 2021

We have a buffet of food and beverage news in this April 2021 edition of Disney Parks Best Bites. We are listing Earth Month treats along with a returning brunch offering, dill pickle corn dogs, cereal-sly delicious offerings, and more. Check out all these Best Bites! Walt Disney World Resort While Disney theme parks celebrate all living things every day, during the upcoming …

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Begins July 15!

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival begins July 15 at Walt Disney World Resort! This year’s event will kick off with Global Marketplaces, including the return of many favorites – Canada, Greece, Germany, Hops and Barley, Appleseed Orchard and others. Even more marketplaces will join the international smorgasbord as the festival continues on into the fall before wrapping on Nov. 20, 2021. There …

Disney Cruise Staycation at Sea in the UK This Summer

This Summer, Set Sail on a Unique Disney Staycation at Sea Aboard 2-, 3- and Limited 4-Night Cruises from the UK Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, our new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience. Guests will remain aboard the Disney Magic throughout …

Disneyland Theme Park Ticket Update

Unused non-promotional single day tickets that expire on December 30, 2021 or March 31, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to December 30, 2022. Wholly unused, non-promotional multi-day tickets that expire on January 12, 2022 or April 13, 2022 will have the expiration date extended to January 12, 2023, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use …