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Where You Can Find Fall 2020 Treats at Disney World

Where You Can Find Fall 2020 Treats at Disney World

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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It’s spooky season again at Walt Disney World Resort, and that means it’s time for the highly-anticipated return of yummy fall 2020 treats at Disney World! From pumpkin spice, apple, and cinnamon delights to sweet sips and fun novelties, each of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks is offering a wonderful assortment of autumn-themed items and you won’t want to miss them.  

In addition, you’ll find touches of fall décor at Magic Kingdom Park, a special cavalcade down Main Street U.S.A., and more! 

You can now find all of these fall 2020 treats at Disney World, unless otherwise noted. Happy snacking! 

Magic Kingdom Park

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  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Available at Main Street Bakery) – Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll drizzled with orange and white icing 
  • Cinnamon Donuts (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Served in a Hitchhiking Ghost Novelty container 
  • Hades Nachos (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Black bean nacho chips with “fiery” buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeño 
  • Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake (Available at Liberty Square Market) – Citrus cake with raspberry Bavarian cream, whipped cream flowers, and a chocolate axe 
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  • Pumpkin Spiced Waffle Sundae (Available at Sleepy Hollow) –Pumpkin spice-flavored waffled topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sprinkles 
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls Float (Available at Storybook Treats)– Cream cheese soft-serve, black raspberry syrup, and Coke 
  • Pumpkin Spice Milkshake (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, sprinkles, and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow straw
  • Pumpkin Spice Soft-Serve Sundae (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Served as a sundae topped with whipped cream, caramel, and sprinkles
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  • Mickey Monster Mash Burger (Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Burger with Meunster cheese, potato barrels, bacon, and sriracha aïoli 
  • Headless Horseman Rides Again (Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace) – Strawberry DOLE® Whip with Fanta Strawberry and a Headless Horseman Novelty Straw 
  • Not So Poison Apple Cupcake (Available at Pinocchio Village House) – A spiced apple cupcake with pecan crunch buttercream themed after a poison apple 
  • Orange and Black Sugar Churros (Available at Various Churro Carts and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) 
  • Oogie Boogie Dice Novelty Glow Cubes (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants) 
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  • Jack Skellington Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants and Outdoor Vending Locations) 
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts) 
  • Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts) 
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
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  • Hitchhiking Ghost Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Liberty Square Popcorn Cart) 
  • Hitchhiking Ghost Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants) 
  • Madame Leota Sipper (Available at Sleepy Hollow) 

EPCOT

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  • Halloween Cupcake (Available on Halloween Day Only at Sunshine Seasons) – Choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcake with buttercream and a Mickey Pumpkin garnish 
  • Nemo & Squirt’s Noggin Concoction (Available on Halloween Day Only at Coral Reef Restaurant) – Chocolate brownie stuffed with a chocolate chip cookie topped with white chocolate-covered pretzels and a Mickey Pumpkin Garnish 
  • Halloween Sugar Cookie (Available on Halloween Day Only at Traveler’s Café and Garden Grill) – Sugar cookie topped with Halloween Sprinkles 
  • Liquid Nitro Cake Pop (Available on Halloween Day Only at Desserts & Champagne Marketplace in World Showplace for EPCOT Taste of International Food & Wine Festival) – Liquid nitro chocolate cake pop with Halloween sprinkles 
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available Canada Popcorn Cart and Fife & Drum) 
  • Green Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Eats at EPCOT Experience and Mission Space Popcorn Cart) 
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at all EPCOT Popcorn Locations) 
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Sunshine Seasons and Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue) 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

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  • Scar Cupcake (Available at Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus) – Red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate marshmallow frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible icing image  
  • Spooky Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Flame Tree Barbecue and Isle of Java) – Sprite with Monin Apple Syrup poured over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a gummy worm, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and a sugar lime rim 
  • Rotten Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Alcoholic) (Available Flame Tree Barbecue) – Angry Orchard and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and gummy worms 
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Tamu Tamu, Trek Snacks, Restaurantosaurus, TriloBites, and Outdoor Vending Ice Cream Carts)  
  • Purple Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks) 
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks) 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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  • Poison Candied Apple (Available at Trolley Car Café) – Apple and caramel mousse covered in red glaze with a crunchy candy base 
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Cannoli (Available at PizzeRizzo) – Pumpkin cheesecake mixed with a hazelnut praline crunch in a cannoli shell 
  • Pumpkin Tiramisu (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café) –Layers of cream mascarpone and spiced pumpkin cake 
  • Box of Bones Chocolate Éclair (Available at Backlot Express)– Chocolate éclair with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate bones 
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  • Frozen Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube 
  • Frozen Apple Cider with Crown Royal Regal Apple (Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube 
  • Orange Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Anahiem Produce, Hollywood Popcorn, and Animation Popcorn) 
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, and Anaheim Produce) 

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Mike Wazowski Dome Cake (Available Sept. 20-Oct. 31 at Capt. Cook’s) – Milk chocolate cake dome with white chocolate icing
  • Halloween Minnie Cupcake (Available Sept. 20-Oct. 31 at Capt. Cook’s) – Chocolate cupcake with milk chocolate “rocky road” filling
  • Poisoned Apple Cocktail (Available through Nov. 1 at Barefoot Pool Bar) – Vodka, melon liqueur, blue curaçao, and pineapple juice with a novelty glow cube

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 

  • Spooky Rum Punch (Available Through Oct. 31 at Banana Cabana) – Caribbean rum, sour apple liquor, and cranberry juice garnished with a Purple Poison Apple Novelty Glow Cube
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Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Monster Cupcake (Available at Contempo Café Oct. 29-31) – Confetti cupcake filled with candy bar custard and purple buttercream
  • Pumpkin Pie Tart (Available at Contempo Café Oct. 26-29) – Pumpkin pie tart with cinnamon whipped cream

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (All Items Available at Roaring Fork Sept. 27-Oct. 31)

  • “Going Batty” Halloween Cupcake  Chocolate cupcake with cookies and cream filling and ganache icing
  • Spooky Mickey Brownie – Classic brownie topped with a dark chocolate spider
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Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Pop’s Potion Cocktail (Available through Oct. 31 at Petals Pool Bar) – Coconut rum, melon liqueur, pineapple and orange juice, Sprite, and blue curaçao floater with gummy worm garnish and purple Poison Apple Novelty Glow Cube

Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (All Items Available Oct. 1-Nov. 1)

  • Monster Cookie Bag (Available at The Artist’s Palette, Good’s Food To Go, and Conch Flats General Store) – Sweet and salty chocolate chip, pretzel, and candy-filled cookie bites
  • Pumpkin Spiced Whoopie Pie (Available at The Artist’s Palette) – Chocolate whoopie pie filled with a pumpkin-spiced marshmallow and garnished with a spider web chocolate decor
  • Caramel Cauldron Cupcake (Available at The Artist’s Palette, Good’s Food To Go, and Conch Flats General Store) – Chocolate cupcake filled with a salted caramel buttercream and sauce garnished with chocolate flames and a witch’s broom
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Disney’s Riviera Resort – Le Petit Café

  • Pumpkin Mousse (Available Sept. 17-Nov. 28 starting at 12pm daily) – Pumpkin mousse with pumpkin cheesecake and autumn-spiced sable
  • Jack O Lantern Mousse (Available Oct. 30-31 starting at 12pm daily) – Pumpkin mousse with pumpkin cheesecake and Autumn spiced sable
  • Pumpkin Glacé Coffee (Available through Nov. 28) – Frozen blend of coffee, pumpkin purée, and fall spices topped with cinnamon whipped cream and salted caramel crispy pearls
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Disney’s BoardWalk – BoardWalk Bakery (All Items Available Oct. 26-Nov. 1)

  • Candy Corny Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake filled with white chocolate candy corn mousse and decorated with orange and yellow buttercream swirls, yellow crispy pearls, and a white buttercream ghost
  • Ghostly Mickey Brownie – Mickey-shaped brownie topped with chocolate ganache and garnished with meringue ghosts
  • Witch’s Mallow-Hat – Breton cookie topped with a marshmallow witch’s hat, coated in dark chocolate, and garnished with Halloween sprinkles
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Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club (All Items Available Sept. 22-Oct. 31)

  • Tiramisù (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Classic tiramisù with coffee flavor, a chocolate pretzel skeleton, and marshmallow skull
  • Candy Corn Cupcake (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Vanilla cupcake with chocolate Mickey ears
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pie (Available at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace) – Pumpkin cake with brown butter cream cheese filling and sprinkles
  • Pumpkin Spiced Butter Pecan Shake (Available at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop) – Pumpkin-spiced butter pecan shake with chocolate sauce and orange icing topped with a pumpkin cupcake and decorated with assorted chocolate crispy pearls

DISNEY SPRINGS

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Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Candle Petit Cake (Available through Nov. 2) – Layers of chocolate biscuit, vanilla chiffon and cookies and cream mousse with a layer of cookie cream
  • Halloween Minnie Mousse (Available through Nov. 2) – Carrot cake with pumpkin mousse and marshmallow mousse
  • Pumpkin Crème Brûlée (Available through Nov. 27) – Pumpkin custard, leaf cookie, and candied pecans
  • Novelty Pumpkin Tire Straw (Available through Nov. 2)
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The Ganachery 

  • Minnie Frankenstein Piñata (Available through Oct. 31) – Dark 65% chocolate sphere decorated with modeling chocolate and edible “bolts” filled with milk chocolate-covered vanilla bean marshmallows and crispy pearls
  • Caramel Ganache Skulls (Available through Oct. 31) – Dark 65% chocolate skulls filled with creamy caramel ganache
  • Hot Sipping Chocolate (Available through Nov. 2)
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Ganache Squares (Available through Nov. 2)
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AristoCrépes

  • Oogie Boogie Worms in Dirt (Available through Nov. 2) – Mint ice cream, chocolate cookie crumbs, and gummy worms
  • Bug Juice (Available through Nov. 2) – Vodka, raspberry liqueur, melon liqueur, and blue curaçao with house-made sweet-and-sour and topped with cranberry juice and gummy worms 
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket

D-Luxe Burger

  • Pumpkin Milk Shake (Available Through October) – Vanilla gelato, caramel, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie baking spices, whipped cream, and pumpkin pie baking spices on top 

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Poison Apple Glow Cube (Available Through Nov. 2)

The Daily Poutine(All Items Available Through Nov. 1)

  • Oktoberfest Poutine– French Fries with stout gravy, bratwurst sausage, sauerkraut, and cheese curds
  • Canadian Apple Slushy – Apple whisky with Odwalla Lemonade, caramel, and apple topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle

Dockside Margaritas (All Items Available through Nov. 2)

  • Black Magic Margarita – Tequila, orange liqueur, house-made sweet-and-sour, and black cherry purée
  • Poison Apple Glow Cube 

Outdoor Bars (All Items Available Through Nov. 2)

  • Witch Way– Vodka and blue curaçao with pineapple and orange juices 
  • Jack-O-Lantern– Rum, dark rum, orange liqueur, lemonade, and orange juice with a float of grenadine
  • Shimmery Star Cosmo
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw

Select Outdoor Vending Locations (All Items Available Through Nov. 2)

  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket
  • Halloween Novelty Glow Cubes
  • Halloween Novelty Straws
  • Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket

Which of these fall 2020 treats at Disney World are you most excited to try?

10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Disney This Summer at Disneyland Resort

10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Disney This Summer at Disneyland Resort

From the Disney Parks Blog:

10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Disney This Summer at Disneyland Resort
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Summertime is a fun time to enjoy the sunshine in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, where you and your family can dive into cool, tasty treats and the season’s hottest must-have merchandise.

This one-of-a-kind Disney experience recently began a phased reopening with a mix of family-friendly restaurants offering outdoor seating, favorite snacking stops and shopping boutiques. First stop, be sure to visit the flagship World of Disney store for the largest selection of Disney toys, souvenirs, accessories, collectibles and more.

Since the initial reopening of the Downtown Disney District, more locations are now on tap to welcome you including Ballast Point Brewing CompanyTortilla Jo’s and most recently Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

So shop it, taste it, wear it, love it! Here are 10 reasons to visit Downtown Disney this summer at Disneyland Resort:

1. Warm Waffle Sundae at Ballast Point Brewing Company

Overlooking the Downtown Disney District, enjoy the upper deck patio and delve into this pearl sugar waffle made with vanilla bean ice cream, crumbled chocolate wafers, Victory At Sea chocolate sauce, candied walnuts and fresh berries. Try pairing with Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea Imperial Porter!

2. Frosty, Frozen Lemonade at Wetzel’s Pretzels

Nothing says summer like a fresh, frosty, frozen lemonade! Yet, any time of year you can sip on this delightful refreshment, with your choice of the original flavor or strawberry lemonade.

3. Churro Ice Cream Sandwich at California Churro

Through the month of August, don’t miss your chance to try this vanilla bean ice cream sandwich covered with two freshly-rolled, colored crispy cereal churro buns!

4. Strawberry Shortcake CrazyShake at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes

Get your camera and your sweet tooth ready! This strawberry shake has a vanilla-frosted rim topped with a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, pink & white twisty pop, whipped cream, strawberry drizzle, crumbled cake and a cherry. All shakes can be made with a vegan dairy free ice cream base and lactose free whipped cream.

5. Beignets at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Hurray for beignets, as Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and Express locations just reopened!  Indulge in this classic taste of New Orleans with these delicious French donuts which are made fresh throughout the day, deep fried and topped with powdered sugar. They are available in the restaurant and to-go from the Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express window.

10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Disney This Summer at Disneyland Resort
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6. Cool Shades at Sunglass Icon

Stay cool and look cool in these classic Ray-Bans with a touch of Mickey Mouse! These functional and stylish sunglasses, named Justin Mickey A20, feature Mickey Mouse character art and limited-edition engraving on the temples, officially making the Justin Mickey the latest addition to the Ray-Ban x Disney collection.

7. Sunny and Seaside Pandora Charms

Summery and precious, add these charms to your collection: the Pandora Passions Pave Ice Cream Cone Sapphire and CZ Charm, the Pandora Tropical Starfish CZ Charm and the Pandora Me My Summer Sun Crystal Charm. 

8. Summer Sandals and Beach Towels at California Sole

California Sole is the place to give your feet a treat! Slip into a comfy pair of OluKai, Reef, Sanuk, Vans or Havaianas, and add a Pura Vida bracelet for that breezy, beachy, California look. Get the Nomadix go-anywhere towel and take it with you to the beach, yoga or camping. It’s lightweight, quick-drying, sand-resistant and is made from recycled plastic bottles.

9. Beachwear at Curl Surf

Curl Surf has you covered for summertime fun. Stop by to check the newest selection of Roxy, Quiksilver, Levi’s and Billabong, along with graphic tees, swimwear, shorts and sandals. (Adding water is optional!)

10.  Refresh at Rinse Bath & Body Co.

Stop by Rinse’s kiosk in the Downtown Disney District, where you can pick up natural products scented with essential oils, including the Lavender Refreshing Spray to spritz your skin and the Peppofoot Stick to put the pep in your step!

If you haven’t visited the Downtown Disney District lately, be sure to familiarize yourself with our health and safety measures at Disneyland.com/DTD to learn important details, including that all guests, ages 2 and older, must wear a face covering.

During the month of August 2020, Downtown Disney District hours are extended to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Continue to check Disneyland.com/DTD or the Disneyland app for the latest details, as information is updated often and individual locations may vary. 

We hope you are enjoying these summer days with your family, and we look forward to seeing you again soon in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland!

Sneak Peek of Disney World’s Phased Reopening Plus Tips for Your Visit

sneak peek at Disney World's phased reopening

Walt Disney World Resort began its phased re-opening on July 11, 2020. I had the opportunity to spend eight days in the theme parks and at Disney’s Pop Century Resort at the end of July and would love to share my experience during Disney World’s phased reopening this summer.

Overall, I had a magical time in the parks and at my hotel. We were able to see a number of Disney characters, experience all of the attractions we wanted to (many multiple times) thanks to short lines, and even enjoy a character dining experience. The Disney magic is still alive and well and waiting to welcome you back at the Walt Disney World Resort. I even discussed my experience during Disney World’s phased reopening on The Budget Mouse podcast. Be sure to listen for all the details!

Safety Protocols

ways Disney World is keeping you safe during Disney World's phased reopening

Disney is taking guest (and cast member) safety very seriously.

All guests make pass a temperature screening to enter the theme parks and wear a face covering throughout their visit. Face masks are only able to be removed while actively eating or drinking AND stationary. You are no longer able to stroll the parks with a drink in hand without your face covering.

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Social distancing is being practiced everywhere, from the resort lobby to attraction queues and even Disney transportation. Disney buses now accommodate five to six families with barriers installed and select seats marked as unavailable. Dividers have been installed in the monorail, as well. There are ground markers at every attraction queue to keep at least (and sometime more) six feet between parties. At certain points of the queue where guests would be on one side of you or the other, plexiglass barriers have been installed.

They have added hand sanitizer machines throughout the parks and resorts. It is readily available and encouraged both before and after experiencing attractions.

I personally felt very safe traveling during Disney World’s phased reopening with my three year old and eight year old due to all of these safety precautions.

Disney Characters

Disney Characters at Disney World's phased reopening

One thing that many guests seem to be very concerned about (and understandably so) is characters. Disney is not allowing guests to hug characters right now, but we still found plenty of opportunities to see and even interact with them.

All four parks are offering character cavalcades that actually feel like a short, mini parade. You can find Mickey and friends at all four parks and a variety of other characters throughout the parks. Guests can even personally interact with many of these characters. For example, Anastasia and Drizella are often standing on Cinderella Castle with microphones to talk to guests. We also found Buzz Lightyear, Joy from Inside Out, Gaston, Winnie the Pooh, and Alice in Wonderland among others. You can stop for a picture and even talk to these characters.

Disney is currently offering two character dining experiences. You can enjoy breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort or lunch or dinner at Garden Grill at Epcot. These are also the only opportunity to take a picture with the characters with your mask on. The characters just have to keep their distance.

Five Tips for Visiting During Disney World’s Phased Reopening

  1. Take Advantage of Mobile Order Whenever Possible: This single tip will save you so much time during your visit. Mobile order is available at the resort food courts and (open) quick service locations in the theme parks. You can order your meals in your My Disney Experience app and simply arrive to pick up your food when it is ready.
  2. Prepare for Bag Check: Bag check has changed, but for the better! It is so much faster and easier now! However, you can be prepared by removing any large metal objects from your bag like an umbrella or sunglass case as you prepare to enter the park.
  3. Pack Multiple Masks: You’ll probably get hot and sweaty throughout the day so if you have an extra mask in your park bag, you can change it out for a fresh mask. Masks are also available for purchase throughout the theme parks and hotels.
  4. Set Expectations in Advance: You can find a list of which attractions and dining experiences are currently open. Be sure to look this over so you aren’t disappointed with the attractions or even dining experiences are currently available.
  5. Practice Wearing Masks at Home with Kids: Your kids may not have had to wear a mask very much at home, if at all. I would recommend practicing with them at home so that they have an idea of what to expect. They can also start getting used to the mask so it won’t be as bothersome during your visit.
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Will you be visiting during Disney World’s phased reopening this year? Don’t miss answers to our most FAQ about Disney World’s phased reopening, too!

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7 Fun Facts About Castaway Cay, Disney’s Private Island Paradise

How much do you know about Castaway Cay? No matter how many times you’ve been to Disney’s private island paradise, there’s a good chance that you still learn something new with each visit. If you’re looking forward to your first day at this little slice of paradise in the Bahamas, here are seven fun facts about Castaway Cay …

Facts About Castaway Cay
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The island is reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. If the Castaway Cay post office is open, be sure to stop by to mail a message (and brag) to friends back home. Also check out the merchandise you can only get on the island, like beachwear, hats and collectible pins with the Castaway Cay logo, at She Sells Sea Shells … and Everything Else!

You can walk right off the ship to the island. The dock built at Castaway Cay eliminates the need to tender, making the ship easily accessible throughout the day. Trams provide transportation to and from various points on the 1,000-acre island. All you’ll need is your Key to the World card to get on and off the ship as you please.

Facts About Castaway Cay
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There’s something for everyone. Disney Imagineers designed Castaway Cay much like their ships, with unique activities and areas for every age group. Places for the family to spend time together are plenty, but when it’s time to do your own thing, kids can head to Scuttle’s Cove, teens to the secluded Hide Out and adults to the pristine Serenity Bay.

All that you need is included. From complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas to an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet and ice cream station, Disney has you covered. They even provide beach towels, wagons and strollers to make your day more comfortable. There isn’t much you’ll need to bring onto the island with you, except for of course plenty of sunblock and a good book!

Facts About Castaway Cay
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There are plenty of Port Adventures options for your family. Just like in other Disney Cruise Line destinations, they work with local operators to offer excursions such as parasailing, deep sea fishing and boat tours. Plus, you won’t want to miss the activities exclusive to the island, including Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure, the Castaway Cay Walking and Kayak Nature Adventure and the teen-only Wild Side Adventure.

The island is stocked with toys for water sports enthusiasts. Water cycles, paddleboats, sea kayaks, sailboats, stand-up paddle boards, floats and snorkel gear are all available to rent. There’s also a watercraft ski adventure for the chance to drive a personal watercraft through mangroves and around the island.

Facts About Castaway Cay
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You can stay cool even in the warm sunshine. Besides joining the water fun with one of the many activities listed above, the Pelican Plunge slide is a great way to cool off. When you need a break from the sun, shaded areas are located around the island, including covered seating near the lunch buffets and bars, In Da Shade Game Pavilion and private rental cabanas.

What are your favorite fun facts about Castaway Cay? How many days until your next Disney cruise?

Fall 2021 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Available Beginning July 30, 2020

Fall 2021 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

Are you ready to start planning a tropical getaway next year? Fall 2021 Disney Cruise itineraries are now available and can be booked beginning Thursday, July 30, 2020 (and even sooner for Castaway Club Members)!

You can be among the first to book special, holiday-themed sailings with a tropical twist. You can celebrate the season during your vacation with one of the Halloween on the High Seas cruises or Very Merrytime cruises.

Guest favorite itineraries to the Caribbean and Bahamas will continue to depart from Florida and Texas, with most routes including a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise. There will also be Baja and Mexican Riviera itineraries that will sail from California for a limited time. Or, you can explore Bermuda-bound voyages from New York.

The Caribbean

Get ready to island hop and soak up an invigorating mix of sun, sand and turquoise waters on a 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- or 8-night tropical cruise to some of the Caribbean’s most popular port ports of call.

WESTERN CARIBBEAN

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston: 11/19, 11/29, 12/3, 12/13, 12/17

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Galveston, Texas

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston: 12/27

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Galveston, Texas

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 11/8, 11/22

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 12/11

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 12/29

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Miami, Florida


2021 Disney Magic 6-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 12/20

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: Costa Maya, Mexico
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Wonder 6-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston: 12/21

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Galveston, Texas

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Halloween on the High Seas Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 10/9

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 stops at Castaway Cay: 11/21

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 12/5

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 12/19

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 5: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 6: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

EASTERN CARIBBEAN

2021 Disney Magic 4-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan ending in Miami: 11/4

Day 1: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 2: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Halloween on the High Seas Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 10/2, 10/30

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Very Merrytime Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 11/14, 11/28, 12/12

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 12/26

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 8-Night Halloween on the High Seas Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 10/16

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 5: St. John’s, Antigua
Day 6: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 9: Port Canaveral, Florida


Fall 2021 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

The Bahamas

Cast off from Galveston, Miami or Port Canaveral to sun-drenched destinations designed for relaxation and fun—including Disney Castaway Cay, our private island paradise.

2021 Disney Dream 3-Night Halloween on the High Seas Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 3-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/10, 12/17, 12/31

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 3-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 11/5

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 11/11

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 3-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 12/3, 12/24

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 12/26

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 12/31

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Halloween on the High Seas Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 11/1, 12/27

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/20

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 11/8

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 4-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 11/18, 12/2

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Dream 4-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 12/13

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 4-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 12/16

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 5: Miami, Florida

2021 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Cay: 11/6

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 11/13, 12/6

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 11/27

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Key West, Florida
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2021 Disney Wonder 6-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian Cruise from Galveston: 11/23, 12/7

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Galveston, Texas

2021 Disney Wonder 6-Night Bahamian Cruise from Galveston: 12/31

Day 1: Galveston, Texas
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Key West, Florida
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Galveston, Texas


Late 2021 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

Baja

Unwind on a short or long escape to the stunning Mexican beach towns of Ensenada and/or Cabo San Lucas. Each location offers countless activities for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike.

2021 Disney Wonder 3-Night Halloween on the High Seas Baja Cruise from San Diego: 10/8, 10/15

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Halloween on the High Seas Baja Cruise from San Diego: 10/11, 10/18, 10/27

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: San Diego, California

2021 Disney Wonder 5-Night Halloween on the High Seas Baja Cruise from San Diego 10/22, 10/31

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Ensenada, Mexico
Day 6: San Diego, California


Mexican Riviera

This leisurely week-long sailing provides the perfect way to experience the culture, cuisine and recreational activities of 3 coastal destinations along Western Mexico—and the first-rate entertainment and amenities aboard your cruise ship.

2021 Disney Wonder Halloween on the High Seas Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego: 10/1

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: Mazatlán, Mexico
Day 5: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: San Diego, California


Bermuda

Soak up the sights of the Big Apple before commencing your tropical adventure at King’s Wharf—home to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the Royal Naval Dockyard and Crystal & Fantasy Caves.

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Halloween on the High Seas Bermuda Cruise from New York: 9/29, 10/4, 10/9, 10/14, 10/19

Day 1: New York, New York
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Day 4: King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: New York, New York

2021 Disney Magic 5-Night Halloween on the High Seas Bermuda Cruise from New York ending in San Juan: 10/30

Day 1: New York, New York
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 6: San Juan, Puerto Rico


Canada

Sail roundtrip from New York on a 6-night cruise that will bring you to the beautiful seaside cities of Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Saint John (New Brunswick), Canada during the most vibrant time of year.

2021 Disney Magic 6-Night Halloween on the High Seas Canada Cruise from New York: 10/24

Day 1: New York, New York
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Saint John (New Brunswick), Canada
Day 4: Halifax (Nova Scotia), Canada
Day 5: Bar Harbor, Maine
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: New York, New York


Pacific Coast

Cross 2 bustling metropolis cities off your list during this 4-night cruise to San Diego, a locale famous for its historic Gaslamp Quarter, laid-back beaches and 1,800-acre zoo.

2021 Disney Wonder 4-Night Pacific Coast Cruise from Vancouver to San Diego: 9/27

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: Victoria (British Columbia), Canada
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: San Diego, California


Transatlantic

Jump-start your 11-night journey in Dover, England before traveling on to scenic Bilbao and La Coruña in Spain, and sun-swept King’s Wharf in Bermuda.

2021 Disney Magic 11-Night Westbound Transatlantic Cruise from Dover ending in New York: 9/18

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Bilbao, Spain
Day 4: La Coruña, Spain
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: King’s Wharf, Bermuda
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: New York, New York


Panama Canal

Embark on an incredible expedition from San Diego to Galveston on a 14-night cruise through the Panama Canal. You’ll visit beautiful beaches in Mexico, Grand Cayman and Colombia.

2021 Disney Wonder 14-Night Very Merrytime Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise from San Diego to Galveston: 11/5

Day 1: San Diego, California
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Day 4: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Panama Canal
Day 10: Cartagena, Colombia
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 13: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: Galveston, Texas

Are you planning a fall 2021 Disney Cruise Line vacation? Where would you like to visit?

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5 Reasons to Book Your 2021 Disney World Vacation NOW

2021 Disney World vacation packages

Who needs a vacation? Unsure what 2020 will hold? No problem! You can now book your 2021 Disney World vacation package.

2020 hasn’t quite turned out how many of us had planned, but 2021 should be a pretty magical year at the Walt Disney World Resort. From the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom in October to experiences being able to return to normal, it will be a great time to enjoy the magic in the parks. Here are five additional reasons you may want to book your 2021 Disney World vacation as soon as possible.

Park Pass Reservations

Disney’s new park pass system is currently in place through September 26, 2021. If there are any restrictions on theme park capacity, this system will be used for crowd control. You will need a theme park reservation to be allowed entry into the parks. Valid theme park admission is required in order to make these new park pass reservations.

You do not have to have your vacation package paid in full to make these park pass reservations. As long as you have applied your $200 deposit, you can make your park pass reservations equivalent to the number of days of park tickets in your vacation package.

Availability

As soon as you book your 2021 Disney World vacation, your availability (and price) and guaranteed. You don’t have to worry about your preferred resort and/or room category selling out.

We are already seeing limited availability for 2021. Between all of the guests who were affected by the park closure this year and those who were already planning for 2021, rooms are limited. Since select Walt Disney World Resort hotels (All Star Resorts, Port Orleans Resorts, etc.) have not announced their re-opening dates yet, Disney currently has more limited availability than normally would otherwise, as well.

2021 Disney World vacation

Pricing

You also guarantee your pricing as soon as you have paid your $200 deposit to book your 2021 Disney World vacation. If Disney raises ticket prices or hotel rates, you won’t be affected! It doesn’t matter if your vacation is paid in full or just has the minimum $200 deposit applied.

Worried about discounts? You won’t miss out on any future special offers either. Discounts can be applied to your reservation, as long as there is availability, anytime after you are booked. If you book with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, we automatically take care of this for you! It’s just one of the many FREE services included when you book your vacation through us.

Payment Plan

You can book a Disney World vacation package with just a $200 deposit. The remaining balance isn’t due until 30 days prior to arrival so you have plenty of time to pay off your balance.

You can create a payment plan to make weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments that best fit your financial situation. If you receive a bonus at work or have a tax refund, you can always make a larger payment towards your balance, as well.

You’ll also have more time to save for your vacation. You can pick up Disney gift cards or earn extra money to maximize your savings. We have some great ideas on ways you can earn money for your Disney World vacation.

2021 Disney World vacation

Change and Cancellation Policy

Disney has an amazingly flexible change and cancellation policy. You can make any changes that you’d like to your package, without any type of penalty or change fee, up to 30 days prior to arrival. Would you like to change your travel dates as we get closer? Waiting for the All Star’s or Port Orleans Resorts to open? Hoping to add a Disney dining plan? Need to change your park tickets? No problem! You can do any of that and more quickly and easily while keeping your deposit in tact.

If for any reason, you aren’t able to travel, you can also cancel up to 30 days prior to arrival for a full refund. Just remember, refunds are given back to the original method of payment. So, if you’re paying with Disney gift cards, just be sure to hang onto them!

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Top Five Water Play Areas at Disney World Your Kids Will Love

Although pools and water parks are a great way for little ones to stay cool at the Walt Disney World Resort. Sometimes, you just need to take a break at one of the kids’ water play areas at Disney World. These charming areas offer slides, water spouts, fountains and spillover buckets that often reflect a fun theme inspired by a Disney film or resort.

Here are just five of our favorite water play areas at Disney World:

Water Play Areas at Disney World
  • Casey Jr.’s Splash N Soak Station at Magic Kingdom Park – The Casey Jr. train from “Dumbo” has pulled into town and its animal passengers are ready to cool off. Here, kids can take a break from the heat and get squirted by elephant trunks and other circus animals.
Water Play Areas at Disney World
  • “Alice In Wonderland” Water Play Area at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – One of the newer kids water play areas, this “Alice In Wonderland”-themed area debuted at the resort last fall. Here, water overflows from teacups and the Mad Hatter’s hat. Kids can also enjoy small water slides or squirt one another with small water hoses.
Water Play Areas at Disney World
  • Uwanja Camp at Samawati Springs Pool, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village – This water play area is themed after an animal observation site and offers a chance to cool off with leaky buckets, water cannons, a slide and more.
Water Play Areas at Disney World
  • Shipwreck at the Fuentes del Morro Pool, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – This shipwreck-themed splash area lets kids have fun on a “sinking” ship that’s complete with mini slides, leaky sails, buckets, and a crow’s nest.
Water Play Areas at Disney World
  • Luna Park Pool, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn – The carnival-themed Luna Park Pool offers the Keister Coaster water slide, and a chance for kids to cool off under the spouting trunks of grinning elephant statues. Children can even splash about in their own kiddie pool.

How do your kids cool off at Disney World?

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Orlando water parks

Beat the Heat and Cool Off at These 5 Orlando Water Parks

Orlando water parks

Central Florida is warm almost year round so it’s the perfect place to plan a water park visit! Whether you call central Florida home or are vacationing at one of their world class theme parks, you can always cool off at these Orlando water parks.

Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Volcano Bay is Universal Orlando Resort’s water theme park. Volcano Bay is probably unlike any water park that you’ve ever visited. At the center of the park you’ll find Krakatau volcano, which also houses the Krakatau Aqua Coaster. You can enjoy body slides, drop slides, tube slides, raft rides, lazy river, and so much more. Your kids will love the Puka Uli Lagoon, featuring playful, interactive elements like bongo drums and spraying jets of water.

Volcano Bay uses TapuTapu wearable technology for guests to take advantage of virtual lines, make cashless payment,s, and more. When you arrive at Volcano Bay™, you’ll receive a complimentary TapuTapu™ to wear on your wrist throughout your visit. It’s your key to having an amazing day—you’ll use it to ride most of the attractions, activate interactive surprises, open rental lockers, make cash-free payments and more.

You can visit Volcano Bay or add it to your Universal Orlando Resort vacation with a three park ticket. Plus, now through August 13, 2020, you will receive two days FREE at Universal with the purchase of a two day ticket. These tickets must be used by December 18, 2020 and do not have any blockout dates.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Typhoon Lagoon is home to the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, North America’s largest wave pool. The kids will love Bay Slides, twin body slides designed just for them and explore the Ketchakiddee Creek water play area. Thrill seekers can plunge down one of 3 Storm Slides; brave Mayday Falls, the highest and longest waterslide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon; shoot the chute on Crush ‘n’ Gusher, the coaster-like raft ride; or race down Mount Mayday at a 60-degree angle on Humunga Kowabunga body slides. The whole family can float around the park in the Castaway Creek lazy river; enjoy a thrilling, whitewater voyage aboard a 4-person raft on Miss Adventure Falls; or enjoy a swift, scenic ride down Mount Mayday on Keelhaul Falls or the winding course of Gangplank Falls.

You can enjoy surfing at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park! They offer two options for surfing in the park. You can ride the wild surf in a private surf session (for up to 25 guests) or catch the stoke with a lesson for $199 per person, right in their safe, state-of-the-art wave pool.

You can purchase a one day water park ticket or add the Water Park and Sports option or Park Hopper Plus option to theme park tickets, if you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

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Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort

Can you imagine a ski resort in central Florida? Blizzard Beach will make you feel like you’re ready to hit the slopes! From a chairlift to the ski patrol training camp and summit plummet, you’ll find the ski and “snow” theme all around.

You can float around the park in the 3,000 foot Cross Country Creek lazy river. Or, get the best view of the park from atop Summit Plummet before you plunge 12 stories, almost straight down. The kids will love Ski Patrol Training Camp play area, Snow Stormers water slides, and Tike’s Peak water play area. The whole family can tackle a whitewater journey down the “mountain” on Teamboat Springs. You can always splash around Melt-Away Bay, a one acre wave pool. There’s also the Downhill Double Dipper high-speed slides, 90-foot Slush Gusher water slide, Runoff Rapids tube slides, and Toboggan Racers, an 8-lane downhill slalom-style waterslide.

You can purchase a one day water park ticket or add the Water Park and Sports option or Park Hopper Plus option to theme park tickets, if you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

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Island H2O Live! Water Park at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Located at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, Island H2O Live! Water Park is Orlando’s newest water park. There is something for everyone to enjoy here. Island H2O Live! has racing slides, tube slides, body slides, water playground for kids, wave pool, adults only pool, lazy river, and so much more.

Island H2O Live! Water Park offers an interactive experience with the H2O Live app. You will find games and experiences that let you earn points to use toward food and merchandise discounts, plus the ability to control a streaming playlist to play on select slides and attractions! Don’t forget to stop by the selfie shacks scattered throughout the park to capture some of your memories.

Tip: You can download the H2O Live app from your mobile App Store before your visit. This free app will help you plan your day, display wait times, find family and friends, and earn points.

Aquatica Orlando at Sea World Orlando

Aquatica Orlando was recently rated the Nation’s Best Outdoor Waterpark by USA Today. You can relax and unwind, race down a water slide, and let the kids splash and play at Aquatica Orlando. They offer a lazy river, wave pools, raft rides, tube slides, water play areas for kids, the the steepest multi-drop slide in Orlando, and more.

Aquatica Orlando is the first water park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center through The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. Aquatica Orlando Ambassadors have received specialized training to ensure they have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all children, including those with special needs.

You can just visit Aquatica or add time at Sea World Orlando and/or Discovery Cove Orlando with a multi-park ticket. You can even receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica with select Discovery Cove admissions.

What are your favorite Orlando water parks?

Book Your 2021 Disney World Vacation Beginning June 24, 2020

2021 Disney World

Have you been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to book a 2021 Disney World vacation? If so, I have some exciting news to share with you! You can book your 2021 Disney World vacation package beginning Wednesday, June 24, 2020 with just a $200 deposit!

That’s right! You can book a Walt Disney World Resort vacation package including your resort stay and theme park tickets with only $200. Then, the remaining balance isn’t due until 30 days prior to arrival. You can even arrange to make weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments in between to lessen your remaining balance. Plus, you can always cancel or reschedule without penalty up to 30 days prior to arrival if your plans change.

2021 Disney World vacation packages are now available to book for the following Walt Disney World Resort hotels:

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
2021 Disney World

2021 will be an exciting year at the Walt Disney World Resort. Magic Kingdom Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 1, 2021. There will be new attractions, newly refurbished hotel rooms, and anniversary celebrations awaiting you. We are also looking forward to the return of the park hopper options, Disney dining plans, and so many other magical experiences that we know and love.

Exclusive Services When you Book Your 2021 Disney World Vacation with Siera

All guests who book their 2021 Disney world vacation package with us always receive our world famous services including:

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  • Discount Watching (to make sure you get the best deal possible, even after you are booked)
  • MousePerks (weekly tips and tricks to help you get excited about and prepare for your vacation)
  • VIP Dining Services (recommendations based on your preferences)
  • FastPass+ assistance, when available (recommendations based on your family’s unique interests and plans)
  • Autographed Picture of Mickey Mouse
  • Autographed Letter from Mickey Mouse
  • Disney Parks Growth Chart

You can also view a Disney World brochure here to learn more about the parks and resorts. 

Disney will be retiring their complimentary MagicBand distribution to Disney Resort hotel guests for new reservations with arrivals beginning January 1, 2021. Disney Resort hotel guests will continue to have the option to purchase new MagicBands at a discount (with access to even more colors and designs featuring favorite Disney characters). However, guests who prefer not to purchase a discounted MagicBand will be able to use the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card during their visit.

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Need a little extra pixie dust in your life until you can get back to the parks? We have some fun ways you can bring a little Disney magic into your home. You can take a virtual Disney vacationmake some Disney Parks recipes, or the Ultimate Disney Fan Challenge

Request your 2021 Disney World vacation quote today!

Please note that booking a 2021 Disney World vacation package does not guarantee theme park availability. You will still need to make park reservations in your My Disney Experience account for arrivals starting in 2021 as Disney’s phased reopening continues.