Disney Cruise Line Tropical Weather Update

Based on the projected path of Hurricane Irma, including its expected impact on the Caribbean and BahamasDisney Cruise Line is making the following adjustments to itineraries:

Disney Fantasy

The Sept. 2, 2017 cruise of the Disney Fantasy is currently sailing a modified Western Caribbean itinerary and is expected to return to Port Canaveral two days earlier than planned on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Guests on this sailing will be refunded two nights of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, which may be booked by calling 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

The Sept. 9, 2017 sailing of the Disney Fantasy is being cancelled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking. Travel Agents and Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

While we always strive to deliver magical cruise vacations, nothing is more important to us than providing a safe experience for our guests and crew. We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma and provide updates as necessary.

Disney Dream

The Sept. 4, 2017 cruise of the Disney Dream is sailing a modified Bahamian cruise itinerary and will return to Port Canaveral one day earlier than planned on Thursday, Sept, 7, 2017. Guests on this sailing will be refunded one night of their voyage fare and provided a 25 percent discount on a future cruise,which may be booked by calling 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

The Sept. 8 and Sept. 11 sailings of the Disney Dream are being cancelled. Refunds will automatically be processed back to the original form of payment used for the cruise booking.  Travel Agents and Guests are invited to book a future cruise at a 25 percent discount by calling us at 1-855-347-2784 or 407-566-7054 from Sept. 18, 2017 through Oct. 18, 2017.

While we always strive to deliver magical cruise vacations, nothing is more important to us than providing a safe experience for our guests and crew. We will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Irma and provide updates as necessary.

If a reservation is booked through a Travel Agency and the booking is cancelled, the commission will be protected.

Disneynature BORN IN CHINA Review

Disneynature has done it again.  These amazing filmmakers have taken us to places rarely visited and shown us never-before-seen footage.  Disneynature BORN IN CHINA introduces us to animals and habitats that are simply breathtaking.  The film focuses on three animal families-a snow leopard and her cubs, a giant panda and her daughter, and a young golden snub-nosed monkey.  We also get to see red-crown cranes and Tibetan antelope. Disneynature has a way of pulling us into their films so that we truly come to care about these animals.  What better way to bring light to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund?  I cannot wait to show this to my 5th grade students when we study animals and habitats from around the world.  Before that though, I plan on playing the bonus extras.  The way this crew battled everyday through harsh weather and hiking conditions is the epitome of perseverance.  To literally climb mountains and walk though bamboo forests just to sit and wait for a giant panda to come into the area takes true patience.  They waited for a month before they saw the amazing animal come into focus. I want my students to see the reward for hard work.  You just have to see it to believe it!  Disneynature BORN IN CHINA is now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.  If you are an animal lover and a fan of all things Disney, then you must pick up of copy this nature masterpiece.

Watch – B-Roll: Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Sohni, a Sumatran tiger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, recently gave birth to a pair of tiger cubs, the first in the park’s history. Guests can expect to see Sohni and her cubs on the Maharajah Jungle Trek within the next several months.

B-Roll included:

  • Tiger cubs bonding with their mother, Sohni, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Photo – Slinky Dog Dash Ride Vehicle Arrives at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


The first Slinky Dog Dash ride vehicle arrives on the site of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Slinky Dog Dash is a brand-new family coaster coming to the all-new Toy Story Land, opening summer 2018. Inspired by the playful dachshund spinoff of Slinky¨, the classic American toy, Slinky¨ Dog Dash will send riders dipping, dodging and dashing around turns and drops that Andy has created to stretch Slinky¨ and his coils to the max. (Steven Diaz, photographer)

Can You Pass This Really Hard A To Z Disney Quiz?

This is an A to Z quiz - the answer to the question corresponds to the relevant letter of the alphabet.

This is an A to Z quiz – the answer to the question corresponds to the relevant letter of the alphabet.

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TOUR ON THE WILD SIDE WITH THE NEWEST ENCHANTING EXTRAS ADDITION AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

We’re excited to announce the newest addition to the Enchanting Extras Collection — the Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park!

Guests can prepare for an adventure like no other as this tour gives them the opportunity — as the park transitions from day to night — to experience the magic of nature in a totally unique way. Tour guides share detailed knowledge while guests explore the Disney’s Animal Kingdom lands to observe the critters, creatures and other denizens of the park. Plus, your Clients get to enjoy certain attractions with expedited FastPass+ access. The Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour is a great way for guests to make the most of their time in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

The tour takes approximately four hours, and there is a discount available for Disney Visa cardholders and Annual Passholders.

The Enchanting Extras Collection lets guests enjoy extra, unparalleled access to what Walt Disney World® Resort has to offer.   From behind-the-scenes tours and culinary adventures to special events and encounters with nature and more, there is a wide range of enchantment that awaits guests beyond the theme park fun.

Other experiences in the collection include limited-time events throughout the year that make each season special, like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Disney Night of Joy, the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival and more. Guests can view wild animals of nearly every color, shape and size in their natural habitat with Wild Africa Trek. Plus dessert parties that cater to everyone’s sweet tooth, each set to the backdrop of a popular special event — including Celebration at the Top – Sip, Savor, Sparkle; Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party; Tiana’s Riverboat Party; and the new Frozen Ever After Dessert Party.

Separate park admission is required. For more information about the Enchanting Extras Collection or to make reservations, call 407-WDW-PLAY (939-7529).

Details – Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark at Disney’s California Adventure

Fans were thrilled when Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opened in May at Disney California Adventure Park, and now they’re in for a scary Halloween treat as the attraction is transformed nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. During the day, guests continue to experience the excitement, fun and six different ride experiences on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! However, each evening the attraction transforms from Mission: BREAKOUT! to Monsters After Dark. The Collector’s Fortress goes dark, alarms sound and all-new lighting on the exterior of the Fortress alerts guests that something inside has gone awry.

As guests enter the Lobby of the Fortress, they will be startled by flashing alarms and creepy sounds – warning signs that creatures have escaped their vitrines (glass cages) and all kinds of chaos is erupting. The Collector’s ever-resourceful assistant, Apheta, tries to keep calm by reassuring guests that all is in order, and this is just a momentary setback.

In keeping with the dark humor of the experience, an all-new 1970s-style punk rock song, “Monsters After Dark,” enhances the thrill of the experience. The song was written especially for this attraction by Tyler Bates, composer for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.

Minnie’s Halloween Dine Begins September 4 at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

From Sept. 4-Nov. 5, 2017 Minnie Mouse is inviting all of her friends to Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, where she’s hosting a Halloween celebration. This character dining experience features Minnie Mouse and friends dressed in their most festive Halloween attire.

The Halloween-inspired buffet features spiced pumpkin patch soup, Kraken squid ink pasta and vampire-repelling garlic mashed potatoes. Guests can also enjoy spider-web coconut macaroons, worms and dirt Oreo cups and pumpkin cheese cake for dessert.

Also beginning Sept. 4, 2017, Minnie Mouse will gather all of her friends to celebrate the seasons with Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine for both lunch and dinner. Breakfast at Hollywood and Vine will continue to feature Disney Junior Play ‘n’ Dine, including fun interactive moments with favorite Disney Junior pals Jake, Sofia, Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny.

Book by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

 

Video – “It’s a Great Time for….Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It’s a great time for guests to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Here, they can take center stage in the worlds of movies, television, music and theater. They can blast off on an outer space adventure, hang tight in a “haunted” elevator,” ride a rockin’ roller coaster and much more. Plus, they can watch as movie magic comes to life during sturring stage shows, blazing stunt spectaculars and Disney Character experiences. Check out this video to see more!

HALLOWEEN TIME AT THE DISNEYLAND RESORT EXPANDS TO DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort is almost here! This year, the spooky fun extends throughout the Disneyland Resort, with returning favorites at Disneyland Park and new ghostly delights at Disney California Adventure® Park.

In Cars Land, the residents of Radiator Springs are transforming their little road town into a Haul-O-Ween celebration. Each establishment will be decorated for the season, with Fillmore showing off his Jack-Oil-Lanterns and ghostly folk art, a Spider-Car spinning webs all over Flo’s V8 Café and more.

Two Cars Land attractions will also transform for the first time ever this Halloween season. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will become Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, an all-new spooktacular dance celebration where Luigi and Guido will entertain the cugini (cousins) with Halloween twists on traditional Italian festival songs like the “Terror-antella,” “The Chop Top of Carsoli” and more. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will become Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, where guests will whirl around the graveyard to the tune of creepy new songs and fun haunted twists on favorites such as “Monster Truck Smash” and “Welcome to Radiator Screams.”

At Buena Vista Street, a new 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, holding his jack-o’-lantern head up to the sky, will haunt Carthay Circle. Mickey Mouse and his friends bring more Halloween fun to this stylish avenue, donning new costumes, with Mickey Mouse as a bat, Goofy as a ghost, Daisy Duck as a witch and more!

Guests can discover these new experiences along with returning favorites during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, Sept. 15-Oct. 31!