Thursday, August 30, 2018

Storybook Dining at Artist Point Debuts This Winter at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Magic mirror on the wall, what is the fairest character dining of all?

This winter, it will most certainly be the all-new character dining experience opening at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

Storybook Dining at Artist Point will invite guests to venture into an Enchanted Forest-like setting inspired by Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” There, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal of fantastic fare with visits from Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy. Delightful music and activities will help bring the classic fairytale to life, and they’ll even have an opportunity for an encounter with The Queen.

This immersive character dinner takes place amidst the rustic elegance and exceptional dining that Artist Point is known for. You will enjoy a uniquely themed prix fixe menu, including shared starters, a choice of individual plated entrees and ‘sweet spells’ to finish the meal.

We'll have more information to share soon, including menu offerings, an opening date!

Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is slated to begin this winter.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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!

Dining in Style
Disney Cruise Line has adult-exclusive dining options that offer delectable dishes, superlative service and romantic ocean views. At Palo, our signature specialty restaurant, you can delight in Northern Italian delicacies with a modern twist for dinner (don’t miss the chocolate soufflé!) or brunch. Aboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, you can also savor gourmet French-inspired cuisine — during dinner, champagne brunch or a dessert tasting — at Remy.
Playing the Night Away
Are you looking for a late-night party or a cozy space to enjoy an after-dinner drink? Every Disney ship features a nighttime entertainment district with sophisticated lounges, casual pubs and trendy nightclubs reserved exclusively for adults. In addition to hand-crafted cocktails, beers on tap and world-class wines, these venues also offer live entertainment, from musicians and cabarets to game shows and dancing.

Relaxing in Serenity
Adults have their very own sun-soaked escape aboard every Disney cruise ship: Quiet Cove, a peaceful oasis on the top deck created especially for Guests 18 and over. Here, you can relax in the pool, sip a fruity drink, enjoy live music and soak up the sun. On the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, adults can also luxuriate under a rain curtain at the Satellite Falls wading pool.
And for the ultimate luxury on most Bahamian and Caribbean sailings, you can head to Serenity Bay, an exquisite white-sand beach just for adults on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, with lounge chairs, hammocks for two and therapeutic massages overlooking the sea.

 Sanctuary for the Senses
Pure bliss awaits at Senses Spa & Salon aboard every Disney ship. This adults-only retreat offers a full menu of treatments, like massages, facials, mani-pedis, hairstyling and more… all while enjoying a magnificent ocean view!
Not to mention, Disney Cruise Line has special adults-only cooking classes, beverage tastings, exotic Port Adventures and more experiences designed with adults in mind. In other words… it’s good to be all grown up on a Disney cruise!

Monday, August 20, 2018

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 step into the Chinese Theatre Courtyard to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While Guests are taking part in the festivities, kids of all ages can come and meet a VIP Disney character.

Before the show, you will be escorted to a reserved viewing area where you’ll enjoy Disney Movie Magic – a beautiful projection show featuring favorite cinematic moments and the magic of Disney – followed by Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

Reservations are now open for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Dessert Party for bookings starting on Nov. 6, 2018. This festive dining experience will occur nightly Nov. 6, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019. The event will start 1 1/2 hours prior each night’s show time. Event times are subject to change without notice and vary throughout the season.
  • Nov 6-Dec 22, 2018; Jan 2-6, 2019: Pricing is $79 per adult and $45 per child ages 3-9 (tax and gratuity included)
  • Dec 23, 2018-Jan 1, 2019: Pricing is $89 per adult and $49 per child ages 3-9  (tax and gratuity included)
A separate ticket for admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required and is not included in the dessert party price.

Friday, August 17, 2018

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

A few months ago, we shared updates for some of the common areas at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort. Today we have more exciting news about two dining locations.
When the reimagining of Old Port Royale 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 you arrive at the casual, family-friendly restaurant, you’ll be welcomed by a blue shiplap marquee featuring everyone’s favorite red crustacean. And inside, Guests will feel as though they've just stepped into a tropical beachfront home.

Every detail celebrates the natural beauty of the Caribbean – from coral patterns and kelp filigree, to lure-inspired art and nautical designs. You may even notice abstract artwork and landscapes featuring Sebastian and friends.
We're also excited to give you a look at the resort’s quick-service dining location, Centertown Market.
As previously shared, Centertown Market will be expanded to create an indoor street market vibe.
You will enter the space under a large palapa-like structure, accented with glowing, colored light pendants made from glass bottles. The market will feature open shutters, wooden light posts, awnings, ornamentation and unique seating areas. Guests will also have access to the Grab n’ Go market for specialty coffee and quick bites.
Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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 trove of sweets!
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will offer Guests a scrumptious selection candies, saltwater taffy, rainbow cotton candy, caramel apples, as well as fun Pixar souvenirs, apparel and accessories!
The newly reimagined Pixar Pier features the beloved stories of Pixar through exciting attractions, imaginative neighborhoods and food locations all inspired by Pixar films.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Magical Disney Storytelling Aboard Alaska Cruises

When you sail on one of our Disney Cruise Line 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 more ways to step into the worlds of  favorite Disney stories.
Whether you a are Mickey Mouse fan, a Pixar aficionados or prefer to just “Let it Go” with Elsa and friends, there is something special for everyone aboard these one-of-a-kind cruises. Here are just a few favorites ...
Disney Pals Embrace the Spirit of The Last Frontier
Only on these itineraries can you find Mickey and friends in their best northern-themed finery. Mickey is decked out in Alaskan fisherman’s gear, Minnie dons a stylish parka, Goofy is geared up to explore a glacier and Donald is dressed to pan for gold… Everyone gets in on the fun!
Favorite Pixar Friends Join the Party
Exclusive to the Disney Wonder, the Pixar Pals Party gives guests the chance to hang out with all of their favorite Pixar characters in one spot! Hosted in the lobby atrium, this musical celebration includes friends from “Up,” “Toy Story” and “Ratatouille.”
A Full Day of “Frozen” Festivities
One day during every Alaska cruise, you are transported to the land of “Frozen” for a day of fun with Anna, Elsa and friends. Highlights include a magical freeze that overtakes the atrium, exciting “Frozen”-themed activities and a dining experience inspired by traditional Nordic fare. The day culminates in a high-energy deck party where our friends from Arendelle take you along for a fun night of singing, dancing and games.

While the current Alaska season is nearly complete, the Disney Wonder will return to America’s Last Frontier next year with a variety of five-, seven- and nine-night itineraries departing from Vancouver, Canada.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Disney Junior Star Vampirina Is Coming to Disney Parks

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 storytelling and Broadway-caliber music in stories that follow Vampirina (aka “Vee”) as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town, including making friends and attending a new school in the human world. Along the way, Vee learns that it may be easier to blend in with her peers, but it’s more valuable to celebrate the qualities that make each individual unique.
Vampirina will be arriving at Disneyland® Resort this fall for Halloween Time. Guests will get to meet her at Disney California Adventure® Park starting Sept. 7, 2018, and Vee will also be making special appearances during the Frightfully Fun Parade at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park, offered select nights Sept. 19-Oct. 31, 2018. Later this year, she will also join the high-energy cast of “Disney Junior Dance Party!”
Starting Sept. 30, 2018, Vampirina will begin making visits to Walt Disney World® Resort as well, where she’ll join her pals for breakfast at Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine. Later this fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Guests will have a chance to meet her in the Animation Courtyard, and of course, she’ll be part of the fun at the all-new “Disney Junior Dance Party!”