Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Star Wars Guided Tour Starts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios January 2

And reservations open now!


This brand-new, seven-hour tour will be led by a Star Wars “all-in-the-know” guide and will include: reserved viewing for “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away,”; a journey on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue; an opportunity to participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (for Guests age 4-12); a guided exploration and character greetings at Star Wars Launch Bay; dinner at a quick-service restaurant featuring Star Wars-themed items; the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party; fireworks viewing and more.

The tour costs $129 per person (tax & gratuity included), Tours will be offered Mondays and Saturdays.

Contact us today!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Express Transportation Option at Walt Disney World Resort

Now you can breeze between all 4 Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks with fast, nonstop bus service that drops you inside the main gates—and closer to the magic—so you can start playing right away.

If you have tickets with the Park Hopper® option (or a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass), adding Express Transportation is a great way to pack even more fun into the day. Special buses take you directly to the drop-off location inside the theme park you want to visit next—with no waiting to reenter at the gate.

Express Transportation buses depart approximately every 30 minutes and are available each day from 10 a.m. until park closing. This new option allows you to travel directly between each of the theme parks – with no other stops along the way. Plus, you will be let off inside the main gate, so you’re in the middle of fun from the moment you arrive. You will enjoy unlimited transfers between all 4 theme parks – for as long as your Express Transportation is valid.

Express Transportation tickets are available to Guests holding valid theme park admission with the Park Hopper® option and to Walt Disney World Annual Passholders. The price per guest (ages 3+) is $15 for a single day ticket (valid for date of purchase only), or $24 for a multi-day ticket (valid for up to 7 consecutive days beginning on date of purchase).

You can purchase Express Transportation tickets at

All 4 theme park ticket windows and Guest Relations
Disney Springs ticket window
Disney Resort hotel concierge locations
Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel ticket desks
Kiosks at Express Transportation check-in locations

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dates Announced for the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort

The Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World® Resort Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017. This year’s festival will be a record 75 days of global culinary creations, celebrity chefs, premium events, Eat to the Beat concerts, and more.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tiana’s Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social & Parade Viewing Launches At Magic Kingdom Park Nov. 29



“Tiana’s Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social & Parade Viewing” will make its debut launch on the Liberty Belle Riverboat at Magic Kingdom® Park on Nov. 29, 2016. The fun starts at the boat dock, where you can enjoy hand-dipped ice cream and soft drinks while you visit with Princess Tiana and Naveen.

You will then board the riverboat to enjoy an incredible birds-eye-view parade viewing for the park’s “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” and a cruise around Tom Sawyer’s Island. Princess Tiana and Naveen will join the group on the Liberty Belle Riverboat after the parade concludes for photos. Please note during the holiday period Dec. 23-31, 2016, Guests will view the “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade” instead.

Tiana’s Riverboat Party Ice Cream Social & Parade Viewing is available for $49 per adult and $29 per child age 9 and under (includes tax). As usual, entertainment is subject to change without notice.

. Reservations are available now! Contact us today!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Festival of Holidays Brings Delightful Entertainment Experiences to Disney California Adventure Park Beginning November 10

The holiday season kicks off at Disney California Adventure® Park with the debut of Festival of Holidays on Nov. 10, 2016. You are invited to come celebrate heartwarming holiday festivities inspired by cultural traditions from around the world. You’ll create new memories as you share in delicious food and drink, fun craft making and the universal language of music and dance.


Wonderful entertainment experiences throughout the park draw on the diverse celebrations that bring joy during this festive time of year, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas/Navidad and Three Kings Day.

Blue13 Dance Company – The spirited performers of Blue13 Dance Company turn up the fun with traditional Indian dances that build to a Bollywood party for all.
Mostly Kosher – Klezmer band Mostly Kosher showcases an entertaining and eclectic musical tapestry that weaves together jazz, Latin, rock and hip-hop.
RAISE – This uplifting a cappella vocal group brings a powerful, harmonious R&B spin to new and popular holiday songs.
Holiday Toy Drummers – The mischievous Holiday Toy Drummers march to their own merry beat as they perform precision drills with holiday cheer.
Mariachi Divas – GRAMMY Award-winning Mariachi Divas showcase their signature repertoire of catchy tunes.
Disney ¡Viva Navidad! – You can enjoy holiday foods, crafts, Disney Character greetings and Latin American bands. Plus, The Three Caballeros host a fun street party featuring folklórico and samba dancers, live musicians and Mickey and Minnie in their fiesta best!
Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival – Elena of Avalor makes her Disneyland® Resort debut during Festival of Holidays! You can welcome the adventurous and kind-hearted Crown Princess, her royal dancers and magical friend Skylar as they celebrate the holidays with an uplifting musical cavalcade.

All this, plus an array of Disney Character experiences and kid-friendly activities!

During Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park, you can stop by Redwood Creek Challenge Trail for Santa’s Holiday Visit, where you'll meet Santa and see how his joyful elves have transformed the area into a jolly playground of holiday fun and games.

As the sun sets, you won’t want to miss the evening concert at Paradise Park, featuring performances from two of the festival’s musical groups. And, a day of celebrating the season wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the all-new, nighttime water and light spectacular, “World of Color – Season of Light,” combining classic holiday songs with beloved characters and heartwarming moments from Disney and Pixar animation to create a sparkling winter fantasy filled with magic!

Festival of Holidays kicks off Nov. 10, 2016 at Disney California Adventure Park and continues daily through Jan. 8, 2017.



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Disney Cruise Line Introduces First-Ever Marvel Day at Sea on Select Disney Magic Sailings from New York in Fall 2017

In 2017, Disney Cruise Line Guests will unite and celebrate the epic adventures of the legendary Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe during a brand-new, day-long celebration: Marvel Day at Sea.

Occurring on one action-packed day during each of the seven Disney Magic sailings, you will be transported to a new realm of possibilities when the Marvel Universe assembles on the ship. The event features all-day entertainment including exclusive interactions with some of the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and the menacing foes that oppose them, an extraordinary deck party, Marvel-themed youth activities, special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings.

Marvel Day at Sea hosts an awesome mix of immersive entertainment that is sure to empower Guests to unlock their hidden superhuman abilities as they assemble their own Super Hero community onboard the Disney Magic on this very special day. Highlights include:


  • Unleash Your Inner Super Hero during the Ultimate Day at Sea 
  • Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and other Marvel Universe Super Heroes are onboard for scheduled meet-and-greets and photos.
  • A brand-new spectacular party fills the upper deck with music, dancing and games.
  • The deck party culminates in a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and the largest collection of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains ever assembled on a cruise ship. 
  • Kids and families summon their Marvel knowledge and enjoy friendly competition during trivia games, covering courageous heroes and fun facts from the Marvel Universe.
  • For young heroes-in-training, Marvel-themed games, activities and arts and crafts will be offered throughout the day in Marvel’s Avengers Academy in the Oceaneer Club.

Marvel Day at Sea will be on seven- and eight-night Disney Magic Bahamian cruises departing from New York on Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017. All will include a stop at Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, with a day at Walt Disney World® Resort. Marvel Day at Sea will be on one seven-night Canadian Coast cruise departing from New York on Oct. 21, 2017, with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax.

Are you ready to summon your inner Super Hero for the adventures that lie ahead during this unforgettable day at sea?

Contact us today!


2017 Disney Magic Marvel Day at Sea Sail Dates

Halloween on the High Seas:
Friday October 6, 2017  – 8-Night Bahamian Cruise from New York
Saturday October 14, 2017  – 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from New York
Saturday October 21, 2017  – 7-Night Canadian Cruise from New York
Saturday October 28, 2017  – 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from New York

Saturday November 4, 2017 – 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from New York




Verry Merrytime Sailings:
Saturday November 11, 2017  – 7-Night Bahamian Cruise from New York
Saturday November 18, 2017  – 8-Night Bahamian Cruise from New York

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

‘World of Color – Season of Light’ Is Glowing Into Disney California Adventure Park November 10



World of Color – Season of Light,” opens November 10 at Disney California Adventure park.

“Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” made its television debut 55 years ago this week, bringing the wonder of full-color programming to people across the country and introducing the world to my personal favorite character, Professor Ludwig Von Drake. That landmark show served as the inspiration behind the original “World of Color” when it debuted at Disney California Adventure park back in 2010. Much like the TV anthology series itself, “World of Color” has been presented in a number of versions and variations over the years, and for the 2016 holiday season, we’re celebrating the warmth and wonder of the holidays with a sparkling new winter fantasy.
“World of Color – Season of Light” combines classic holiday songs with memorable moments from treasured Disney animated films to create an experience that wraps you in the warm glow of holiday magic. From its mesmerizing start to its stunningly beautiful finale, “World of Color – Season of Light” illuminates the night and weaves together an emotional tapestry that will fill your heart with the spirit of the season.

The show begins with the last leaves of fall giving way to the arrival of winter, as Mickey and his pals decorate their homes for Christmas. Themes of love, home and family run throughout “World of Color – Season of Light,” with special appearances by Lady and Tramp, Andy’s family from “Toy Story,” a “Mele Kalikimaka” with Stitch and his ‘Ohana and a “Feliz Navidad” from the Three Caballeros. At one point in the show, Goofy goes all out in a spectacular ode to over-the-top holiday light displays … until his ode turns to overload and everything short circuits, leading to a “Blue Christmas” with Sadness from Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

Everything builds to a stunning grand finale, illuminating the lagoon with the light of hope and filling our hearts with the spirit of peace, joy and goodwill to all. “World of Color – Season of Light” debuts November 10, 2016, at Disney California Adventure park and will be presented nightly through January 8, 2017.

Friday, October 14, 2016

All-New Holiday Nighttime Spectacular “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios November 14

The all-new  “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” holiday spectacular comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort on Nov. 14, 2016. 

Santa Claus is missing and the search-and-rescue mission to get The Big Guy back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve is all part of the fun. The show comes to life on, above and around the Chinese Theater with state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a rousing seasonal musical score.

Led by elves Wayne and Lanny, the duo from ABC/Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated special “Prep & Landing,” the spirited yuletide adventure to the North Pole features memorable holiday moments from Disney films including “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pluto’s Christmas Tree,” “Bambi,” Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more, all building to a festive finale that’s “So tinsel!”




A sweet way for your family to enjoy this new holiday spectacular is with the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party, which includes reserved viewing, desserts, specialty beverages and more. Each dessert party guest will get a pair of 3D HoloSpex® glasses to use while watching the show. The glasses create spectacular holographic illusions of gingerbread men, candy canes, snowflakes and ornaments on any bright point of light.
 (additional ticket purchase required for the dessert party)

Memorable, heartwarming, and enchanting for the entire family, these one-of-a-kind holiday experiences will dazzle you at Disney’s Hollywood Studios through Dec. 31, 2016.



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Star Wars Day at Sea 2017 Disney Cruise Line Sailings



New in 2017, the Disney Fantasy special sailings expand to both eastern and western Caribbean itineraries and nearly double in number to 15 cruises. During this day-long celebration, Star Wars Day at Sea combines the power of the Force and the magic of Disney for an out-of-this-galaxy cruise experience unlike any other.

Each sailing features a full day of dark side and light side fun, including official appearances of Star Wars characters, a deck party and fireworks, Star Wars-themed family and youth activities, at-sea screenings of Star Wars films, unique food and beverage offerings, and special merchandise.

Throughout the day, Star Wars Younglings, Padawans and Jedi Masters alike can enjoy the immersive and intergalactic entertainment, including a deck party and fireworks display, exclusive event merchandise, and specialty Star Wars-themed food and beverage items.

Characters from across the Star Wars galaxy will also be onboard for interactions, photos and also may be seen patrolling the decks. And, in “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” Force-sensitive children learn the ways of the Jedi and use their new-found skill in a final face off with Darth Vader.

Star Wars Day at Sea will be on Disney Fantasy seven-night cruises sailing from Port Canaveral on Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

Contact us today!
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Winter 2017 savings offer

Travel Dates: January 1 – April 8, 2017

Walt Disney World Winter Resort savings offer:

Percentage Savings:

Save 25% : Disney's Boardwalk Inn (Villas), Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows (Deluxe Studios only)

Save 20% :Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Save 15% : Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Art of Animation Resort (Family Suite Rooms only) & Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Save 10% : Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort & Villas, Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, and The Villas at Wilderness Lodge

Play, Stay, Dine & Save

Travel dates: January 1 – March 7, 2017

Play, Stay, Dine and Save

Please note, this is NOT free dining, kids stay and play free or any other offer.
This is an overall discount on the elements in your vacation package!

Requirements:

Minimum 3 night stay
Maximum 14 night stay
Minimum 2 Day Disney Park tickets (hopper or non)
Disney Dining Plan must be included in the package
Guests staying at a Walt Disney World value resort must purchase the Quick Service dining plan or better
Guests staying at a Walt Disney World moderate, deluxe or deluxe villa resort must purchase the Disney Dining plan or better

**excludes:  Disney’s Art of Animation Resort –The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalow, campsites, all 3-bedroom villas


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Adventures by Disney Announces New Food & Wine Themed River Cruise

Earlier this year, Adventures by Disney® announced new river cruise itineraries for 2017, sailing along the Rhine River in Europe. And starting today, you have the chance to book an all-new Rhine River adventure designed specifically for foodies!



This 8-day, 7-night epicurean vacation sets sail on Oct. 21, 2017, allowing you to discover the unique culinary history and culture of four countries—Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Onboard will be Disney Culinary Director John State and Master Sommelier Brian Koziol, who have worked hand-in-hand with Adventures by Disney to masterfully craft this premier gourmet sailing.

On this river cruise, you will: 


*Be immersed in gastronomic delights as you visit world-famous breweries, award-winning wineries and festive local pubs. 

*Expand your cooking repertoire with John State, the culinary director for Disneyland Resort, as he shares the authentic dishes of Europe during intimate gourmet demonstrations and workshops. 

*Learn about regional wines and food pairings as you visit the local vineyards with Brian Koziol, one of only 230 Master Sommeliers in the world. 



From taking patisserie and tart flambé classes in France and strolling through German vineyards to discovering the secrets of Swiss cheese and touring the Heineken factory in Amsterdam, a variety of delicious experiences are available for you to uncover on this all-inclusive, adult exclusive adventure.

Friday, September 30, 2016

‘The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History’



Great news for all you Muppets fans out there! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo arrive at Magic Kingdom Park on October 2 for the opening of their all-new, live show “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.” Hosted by James “J.J.” Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, and Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, this wacky new show is set to take place several times daily, just outside The Hall of Presidents.
Throughout the day, J.J. and the Muppets share their own unique take on the founding fathers as they recount the tale of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, complete with an original song and plenty of humor. At other times, you may catch the Muppets’ version of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, presented in hysterical fashion as only they can.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Disneyland Looking for Santa Claus?

Disneyland for the Holidays:
Looking for Santa Claus? He and his sleigh full of mischievous elves will visit Redwood Creek Challenge Trail for this holiday season, where guests will join the festive fun with a series of holiday-themed activities along the trail. And when Santa visits Disneyland park, guests will be able to find him in a special location in Critter Country.
#Disneyland
 
 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hallowee Minnie Package at Disneyland Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

How adorable is this limited-time Halloween Minnie Package, which includes choice of hairstyle, shimmering makeup, face gem, nail polish, Princess sash and Princess cinch bag, plus a Halloween Minnie Mouse costume and matching Minnie Mouse headband available at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Royal Court 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 receives a distinguished assortment of gifts as a keepsake of their experience. The cost for Royal Court Royal Tea is $210 for children and $69 for adults.

On the Disney Dream, Royal Court Royal Tea is now offered on all 4-night sailings at 3 p.m. on the Sea Day. The event will also be offered on all 3-night sailings at 3 p.m. on Nassau port days beginning Nov. 4, 2016. Royal Court Royal Tea on the Disney Dream will be held at the Royal Palace.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Disneyland for the Holidays:

Disneyland for the Holidays:
The holiday season brings the return of fan favorites including the popular Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, featuring magical snowfall moments that conclude with “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks. Also returning for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort this year will be “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Update: Jingle Cruise will also return to Disneyland park this holiday season.
 
 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

All-New ‘Frightfully Fun Parade’ to Debut During Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park



Beginning this year, you are invited to gather for chills and thrills when the all-new “Frightfully Fun Parade” takes to the streets at Disneyland® Park, featuring a spectacle of spooky spirits from the deepest bayous of New Orleans to Halloweentown and beyond.

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow sets the mood as he arrives on his ghostly black steed just ahead of the parade itself, carrying a flickering jack-o-lantern as a warning to everyone along the parade route.

From “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King brings greetings from Halloweentown, as residents arrive to celebrate their favorite time of year. Grim, grinning ghosts come out to socialize when Disney’s iconic Haunted Mansion attraction comes to “afterlife,” with swirling ballroom dancers, ominous gravediggers and a trio of hitchhiking ghosts. Inspired by Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” Dr. Facilier calls on mystical powers, summoning his Shadow Men from the bayou to loom large over his strange and twisted Voodoo parlor, and the mischievous Disney Villains appear out of the darkness, ready to stir up some trouble. A dark and dungeon-like lair takes over the parade route, bringing with it a wicked gathering of villainy from Hades and the Evil Queen to Jafar, Cruella and more!

The “Frightfully Fun Parade” will be presented exclusively during Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event at Disneyland Park hosted over 17 nights from Sept. 23-Oct. 31, 2016.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Minnie's Seasonal dine at Hollywood & Vine

Walt Disney World food update:
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Minnie Mouse invites Guests to meet all of her friends at delightful dinner parties throughout the year to celebrate each season. And, from Sept. 12-Nov. 6, 2016 your family can enjoy a frightfully fun character experience during Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood & Vine. The cost is $46.99 per adult and $27.99 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Some dining plans are accepted.

Halloween on the High Seas

The Disney Park Blog shared some great tips by , Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line

This fall we’re bringing back our popular Halloween on the High Seas cruises so your family can have a ghoulishly good time on vacation. Festivities abound throughout September and October on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and during October on the Disney Magic. With so much fun taking place, you’re likely wondering how you can make the most of your celebration. Here are some ways to ensure it’s a special experience for the entire family…
How to Make the Most of Your Halloween on the High Seas
Bring a Costume: This may seem like a no-brainer, but there’s always that one family member who thinks they’re too old to join the fun. Find your inner child, pick out attire that makes you happy, and show it off during our lively costume parties! Families can attend Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party with games, dancing, Disney friends and lots of candy. Adults can enter our late-night Halloween Isn’t Just For Kids costume contest in the nighttime entertainment district.
How to Make the Most of Your Halloween on the High Seas
Plant a Pumpkin: Your family can play a role in bringing our Pumpkin Tree to life. The tree is tended to by a mysterious, storytelling caretaker, who you can join the first night of the cruise in planting enchanted pumpkin seeds beneath the shadow of the eerie branches. Then watch as the tree magically transforms throughout the cruise from barren to the life of the party, full with unique and spooky Jack-O-Lanterns.
How to Make the Most of Your Halloween on the High Seas
Listen Up: Get into the spirit of the season with spooky sights and sounds. Enjoy our Creepy Cabaret—a band of ghostly musicians—as they perform Halloween-themed music live in the atrium. Then join us for Haunted Stories of the Sea, where the bravest cruisers gather under the stars to hear some true—or not so true—tales of the sea told by a mysterious sea captain storyteller.
How to Make the Most of Your Halloween on the High Seas
Say ‘Yes’ to Spooky Movies: All throughout the cruise you can catch Halloween-themed movies on Funnel Vision by the family pool and in your stateroom. And on one special night, you can join us for A Nightmare Before Christmas—Sing and Scream, which is an interactive movie experience inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” where you are part of the action. It’s followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack Skellington and Sally, a frightfully fun looking pair, don’t you think?
How to Make the Most of Your Halloween on the High Seas
Treat Yourself: This Halloween you can do more than just sneak a few pieces of your kids’ candy. Our chefs have conjured some very special treats for Halloween, including chocolate cake with pumpkin filling, spider cakes and “Spooky Juice.” These sweets are of course in addition to the assortment of desserts and special beverages you can indulge in throughout your cruise, so it’s a good thing we don’t count calories on vacation!
Those of you who have sailed with us for Halloween on the High Seas in years past, what suggestions do you have for first timers?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

River Belle Terrace

 
 
River Belle Terrace recently transitioned from quick service to Table Service, now offering a Southern BBQ lunch and dinner.

But....no worries! Their infamous Mickey Pancakes are still on the breakfast menu, with a Mexican inspired breakfast!!! (available until 11:30am)
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#DisneyDining

Thursday, August 4, 2016

“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” Stage Show Coming to 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 before, with an innovative combination of traditional theatrical techniques, modern technology and classic Disney whimsy, completely unique to the Disney Wonder production. The show features dynamic costumes and sets, remarkable special effects and puppetry, and spectacular production numbers that will delight you in new and surprising ways.

“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” will follow the captivating adventure of royal sisters Anna and Elsa as they embark on a journey to discover the meaning of sisterhood, inner strength and true love. Fans of the film and newcomers alike will be enchanted by favorite characters brought to life onstage along with beautiful renditions of the movie’s iconic music.

More details here:

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Muppets Are Coming to Walt Disney World Resort This Fall in an All-New Show



Beginning this fall, the Muppets will be visiting Magic Kingdom Park, where they’ll take part in an all-new live show, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.”
Sam Eagle, the fiercely patriotic American eagle who is forever trying to set a high moral standard for the Muppets, will join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and James Jefferson, town crier of Liberty Square, as they gather outside The Hall of Presidents to present historical tales in hysterical fashion as only they can. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Muppets appear throughout the day to share with Guests, their own unique take on the founding fathers and the birth of the United States of America.


Featuring an original song and plenty of wacky Muppets humor, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” will make its debut in October 2016.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The debut of Disney PhotoPass+ One Week at Disneyland Resort

Disney PhotoPass+ One Week includes all your PhotoPass photos linked to your Disney account from a seven-consecutive-day period of your choosing, including select attraction and dining photos, Magic Shots and Animated Magic Shots.

This new product can be purchased for $69 online before, during or after a visit to Disneyland Resort.


Only visiting Disneyland Resort for the day? You can still purchase Disney PhotoPass+ One Day for $39 at Disneyland.com/PhotoPass or in the Disneyland mobile app.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Coming to Disney California Adventure Park Summer 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Beginning in summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a comically high-energy, rocking new adventure at Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort. Your family will be right in the mix with characters from the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.

Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.

The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure Park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Your family will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.


Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure Park. Stay tuned to this blog and our facebook page as we’ll bring you more details as the attraction develops as well as opportunities to celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before it closes in early 2017.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Room with a View: Sailing the Danube River with Adventures by Disney

With Adventures by Disney you can enjoy gorgeous views of iconic cities across the globe, often right from your own hotel room window. Now you can even experience a new European vista each morning – without ever having to change rooms – on an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise.
For the first time ever, Adventures by Disney travelers are savoring views of Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Passau, Germany; and more. And it’s all from the comfort of the AmaViola, a new river cruise ship designed with families in mind. Guests are soaking in the sight of fairytale castles, historic architecture, towering mountains and idyllic countryside as they sail through four countries.
Magnificent views from the ship are just the beginning. Active adventures await you at each port, making the journey even more astounding. Adventures by Disney River Cruises also offer maximum port time in each city, arriving at dawn and departing late night. This means more time to discover each destination through customized activities designed to appeal to all ages.

Imagine waking up, throwing open your curtains and beholding the beauty of a new European destination each day – eight locales in all. You can do it with an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise. Now sailing!

Monday, July 18, 2016

PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios



Pizza lovers, rejoice! PizzeRizzo will open this fall in Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the former Toy Story Pizza Planet location. Rizzo The Rat owns and operates the pizzeria, where guests can grab a pizza pie and a cold drink. Enjoy a casual Italian-American dining experience in a whole new way, through the eyes of the lovable, wisecracking Muppet.
Walt Disney Imagineering hid hints of Rizzo, his extended family and friends who have visited PizzeRizzo over the years throughout the two-story quick-service location. In addition to the expansive indoor and outdoor seating area, guests will be able to dine in a “cheesy” banquet room, or take five in a special booth designated just for Rizzo’s celebrity friends.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort 2016

The spookiest time of the year is almost here! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns September 9 through October 31, bringing with it 17 nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party as well as seasonal favorites like Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Mickey’s Halloween Party guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, the exclusive “Halloween Screams” fireworks and more. And new this year, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from Disney’s animated feature, “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”) will make his spooky ride through the heart of Disneyland park each night of the party!
Be sure to purchase your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets early and mark your calendars for the following dates:
  • July 21: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, & Disney Rewards Visa card holders
  • July 28: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party 2016 dates: Friday, Sept. 23; Monday, Sept. 26; Wednesday, Sept. 28; Friday, Sept. 30; Monday, Oct. 3; Wednesday, Oct. 5; Friday, Oct. 7; Monday, Oct. 10; Wednesday, Oct. 12; Friday, Oct. 14; Monday, Oct. 17; Wednesday, Oct. 19; Friday, Oct. 21; Monday, Oct. 24; Wednesday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 29; and Monday, Oct. 31
Parking is not included in the ticket price and parking fees will apply. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a nonsmoking event. Smoking will be permitted in designated areas outside Disneyland Park in the Main Entrance Plaza.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Early Morning Magic Available at Disney's Hollywood Studios Beginning August 1

Disney Early Morning Magic at Magic Kingdom® Park gives you the opportunity to be among the first to experience theme park attractions and breakfast inside the park. We’re excited to share that not only has Disney Early Morning Magic been extended through Sept. 30, 2016 at Magic Kingdom Park, but it will soon be offered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® as well.



Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, a select number of Walt Disney World® Guests can experience Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests can experience Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Toy Story Mania!, Pixar Place character greetings (with Woody and Buzz), and Mickey and Minnie on Commissary Lane and Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight – all with little to no wait before the park opens. And to get fueled up for the rest of the day, you can partake in a hearty all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast at ABC Commissary from 8-10 a.m. Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45-10 a.m.


And remember, you can get a head start at Magic Kingdom Park with Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland. You can enjoy breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus and experience a trio of favorite Fantasyland attractions – Peter Pan’s Flight, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland takes place Tuesdays and Sundays from 7:45-10 a.m. through Sept. 27, 2016.

Please note Disney Early Morning Magic will be offered on different days than Extra Magic Hours. Disney Early Morning Magic requires a separate ticket - $69 for adults and $59 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax), in addition to regular theme park admission.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Get a Peek at New Star Wars-Themed Land at Disneyland Park

In April, we celebrated the official groundbreaking of Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts, and beginning today, Disneyland Park Guests can get a glimpse of this exciting and immersive experience. A new image has been unveiled on the fence along Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland - one of the entry points to this never-before-seen planet in the Star Wars galaxy - revealing more about what you will find in this all-new land.


Nestled between towering spires of rock, this thriving port contains a seemingly familiar architecture of markets, landing zones and buildings. Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming - like the Millennium Falcon peeking out of one of the cargo bays, marking the location where you will get the opportunity to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. 

The 14-acre land will be the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland Resort.  Stay tuned.... we'll continue to bring you updates as we learn more about this planet, as well as the citizens, aliens and droids who populate it.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Eat to the Beat Lineup for 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Eight new acts join the lineup, including Wang Chung, BoDeans, Plain White T's, Jeffrey Osborne, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Living Colour, Soul Asylum and Delta Rae.

Here’s a look at the full schedule:

(Subject to change. Songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list)

Sept. 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
Sept. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”
Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”
Sept. 24-25 – Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray “Fly”
Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos “La Bamba”
Oct. 1-2 – David Cook “Light On”
Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”
Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”
Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”
Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”
Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”
Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson “Get the Girl Back”
Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”
Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”
Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”
Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel “All For You”
Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily at America Gardens Theatre, and are included in Epcot admission.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package


Indulge in a Lady and the Tramp-inspired lunch by day before enjoying VIP viewing of the Main Street Electrical Parade at night.

Dig into a delicious dining opportunity before soaking up VIP views of a beloved nighttime spectacular. The experience begins at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant—reminiscent of the eatery from Lady and the Tramp—where you can sink your teeth into tasty Italian fare for lunch… and maybe even re-enact the unforgettable scene where Lady and the Tramp shared their first kiss!
Then, as evening arrives, be sure to make the most of VIP viewing during the first showing of the Main Street Electrical Parade—one of the most illustrious evening experiences in the history of Walt Disney World Resort. It’s a perfect complement to any day spent within the wonder of Magic Kingdom park!
Meal, Pricing and Reservation Details The Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Package costs $45 for adults and $17 for children ages 9 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Each dining package comes complete with an appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage, along with a VIP viewing voucher.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

‘Inside Shanghai Disney Resort’ Gallery Opens at Epcot



If your family is hoping to visit Shanghai Disneyland, you can get a taste of the world’s newest Disney Park at the China Pavilion in Epcot® at Walt Disney World® Resort, where the “Inside Shanghai Disney Resort” gallery has just opened its doors in the House of the Whispering Willows Gallery.


The gallery showcases exclusive artwork, as well as a look at the classic and cutting-edge attractions within Shanghai Disneyland’s six lands of fantasy and thrilling adventure.
In addition, the exhibit illustrates how elements of Chinese culture were woven into the fabric of the resort. Walt Disney Imagineers traveled across China seeking inspiration for Shanghai Disneyland, its two hotels, and the Disneytown shopping district. The result, as Guests will discover, is an authentically Disney experience that remains distinctly Chinese.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Top Ten Can't-Miss Experiences at Disneyland Resort This Summer

From a new live stage show to all-new attractions, there’s so much for your family to experience at the Disneyland® Resort this summer! Here are ten experiences you won’t want to miss.


  • The new “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” immerses Disney California Adventure® Park Guests in the emotional story of Anna and Elsa in an exciting theatrical interpretation for the stage, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, show-stopping production numbers and some unique surprises.
  • On Soarin' Around the World at Disney California Adventure® Park, your family can take flight on an all-new adventure to exciting destinations.
  • The fun-filled Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, new in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, is rolling with fun as Luigi’s cugini (or family) have come from Carsoli, Italy, to help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs. Your family can join in the fun by hopping aboard miniature Italian roadsters, in the style of late 1950s micro cars. The cars perform the traditional dances of their village, moving to upbeat music and Luigi’s singing in a precision-choreographed dance across a trackless “dance floor.”
  • In Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, Star Wars Launch Bay invites Guests to discover authentic replicas of film props and encounter Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.
  • The Star Wars-themed transformation of Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain thrusts your family into an X-wing battle as they race through the darkness. The experience is enhanced by a new soundtrack, inspired by the Star Wars films’ musical themes and re-orchestrated to match every move in the attraction.
  • At Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, you can encounter a new adventure and characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while journeying aboard a Starspeeder 1000.
  • Make sure you don’t miss your chance to see the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration dazzle and shine before the celebration ends Sept. 5, 2016.
  • The sparkling “Paint the Night” parade builds on the tradition of breathtaking nighttime parades in Disneyland park that began with the “Main Street Electrical Parade.” Illuminated almost entirely by LED lights, “Paint the Night” is a state-of-the art, vibrant wonder that immerses Guests in the magical, luminescent worlds of many Disney and Disney●Pixar characters.
  • The “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular entertains Guests from the tips of their toes to the sky high above, surrounding the audience with music, dazzling visual projections and other special effects that bring the pyrotechnics to life in surprising new ways. Your family may enjoy the projections from multiple locations, including Main Street, U.S.A., and “it’s a small world” mall.


  • At Disney California Adventure® Park, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” is a fun-filled version of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular. Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joins Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas, bringing to life the remarkable story of Walt Disney and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

2016 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now Available

 
 
As a part of Holidays Around the World at Epcot®, this favorite Walt Disney World® Resort holiday tradition presents the story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.

Celebrity narrators this year include some returning favorites like contemporary Christian music singer Steven Curtis Chapman, actors Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris and newcomers like legendary baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr. Here’s the list of confirmations we have so far:*

11/25-27 – Steven Curtis Chapman
11/28-12/1 – Neil Patrick Harris
12/2-12/3 – Whoopi Goldberg
12/4-12/12 – TBA
12/13-12/15 – Meredith Vieira
12/16-12/18 – TBA
12/19-12/21 – Joe Morton
12/22-12/27 – TBA
12/28-12/30 – Cal Ripken, Jr.
The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the American Gardens Theatre. These packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

This year, in addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dessert Parties and Dining Reservations Now Available for Holiday Party Nights at Walt Disney World Resort

Summer may have just officially begun, but at Walt Disney World® Resort, we’re already preparing to fill Magic Kingdom® Park with frightful delights and deck the halls this holiday season! Whether you are heading to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this fall or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this winter, you can make the evening even more magical with these delicious additions.


There are no tricks, just treats during the HalloWishes Fireworks Dessert Premium Package, available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, select nights from Sept. 2-Oct. 31, 2016. This frightfully fun package begins with reserved viewing of Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade on Main Street U.S.A. and is followed by a private fireworks dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace. Enjoy Halloween-themed confections while you take in the spectacular Happy HalloWishes fireworks.

If you are planning on attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can have a holly jolly time at the Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party, select nights from Nov. 7- Dec. 22, 2016. You can enjoy Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade with reserved viewing on Main Street U.S.A., as well as fantastic views of Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks while enjoying festive treats at a private dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace.

Plus, dinner reservations for The Crystal Palace Restaurant, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella’s Royal Table are also now available for party nights.

A valid ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is required to attend the fireworks dessert parties or to make dining reservations on event nights.



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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pete's Dragon preview

 
 
Beginning July 1, 2016, you will be able to catch a preview of scenes from Disney’s all-new “Pete’s Dragon” during a sneak peek at Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the preview of “Pete’s Dragon” will be presented as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction, while Guests at Disney California Adventure Park will get to see this advance look at clips from the film in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” opens in theaters in 3D on Aug. 12, 2016.
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