7 Reasons to Spend a Day at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Do you love lazy rivers, water slides, or swimming? If so, then you’ll want to add a day at one of the Disney World water parks, Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, to your next Disney World vacation! With the warm temperatures in Florida almost year round, you can enjoy Disney World’s water parks during almost any vacation. 

Here are seven reasons to spend a day at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park:

1.Blizzard Beach has a special story all its own 

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A ski resort in Florida? You heard that right! As the story goes, a legendary snowstorm in Florida prompted local opportunists to build a ski resort. When Florida’s climate returned to normal temperatures and the snow began to melt, Blizzard Beach was born.

 2. Blizzard Beach is home to one of the fastest waterslides in the world

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The ultimate water park thrill ride, Summit Plummet, is a 120-foot-tall waterslide with a near-vertical drop. Guests accelerate up to 65 mph on the slide, making it one of the fastest attractions at Walt Disney World.

3. There’s no shortage of tasty treats

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From churros to Mickey ice cream bars, you can discover many of your favorite snacks at the Disney Water Parks. There are plenty of menu options to choose from, including these loaded nachos from Frostbite Freddy’s Frozen Freshments.

4. The first chairlift in Florida was built at Blizzard Beach

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Want to know a Disney secret? This colorful chairlift, built to ferry guests to the top of Mount Gushmore, was the first of its kind in the state of Florida. The chairlift offers a scenic bird’s-eye view of Blizzard Beach and easy access to Summit Plummet, Slush Gusher and Teamboat Springs.

5. There’s a full-service beach bar serving Blizzard Beach-inspired cocktails

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Piña CoLAVA anyone? How about a Blue Blizzard Margarita? The Polar Pub serves as Blizzard Beach’s own full-service beach bar and offers specialty cocktails inspired by the park’s stories.

6. Cross Country Creek is one of the longest lazy rivers in the U.S.A.

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At 3,000 feet, Cross Country Creek ranks among the longest lazy rivers in the country. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete one journey around the waterway – depending, of course, on how lazy you want to be!

7. Teamboat Springs is one of the world’s longest family whitewater raft ride

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One of the world’s longest family whitewater raft ride is none other than Teamboat Springs at Blizzard Beach. Along the winding rapids of Teamboat Springs, guests encounter remnants of the fabled snowstorm in the form of snowshoes, snow shovels, melting icicles and a snow mobile.

Have you ever visited Disney World’s water parks? Which Disney World water park do you prefer?

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Top 5 Tips for a Rainy Day at Disneyland Resort in California

Top 5 Tips for a Rainy Day at Disneyland Resort in California

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Rainy Day at Disneyland
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While the sun is often shining upon the Disneyland Resort, there is a rainy day now and then. If you think damp weather puts a damper on a day at Disneyland, think again! Here are five tips for enjoying a rainy day at Disneyland Resort.

Pack that Poncho…
…or grab one when you get here! Many Disneyland Resort merchandise locations offer ponchos and umbrellas. If you don’t see them on the shelves, just ask a cast member.

Rainy Day at Disneyland
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Take it Inside
Whether you’re learning to draw at the Disney Animation Building in Disney California Adventurepark or exploring a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland park, there are many indoor attractions that will keep the fun going while keeping you dry. Check out the list of indoor attractions on Disneyland.com.

One More Time!
Rainy days can mean more opportunities to ride your favorite attractions!

Unique Photo Opportunities
Rainy days are the perfect time to catch a unique photo of icons like Sleeping Beauty Castle, framed by dramatic clouds or even reflected in a puddle. For inspiration, check out these rainy day reflection photos from former Disneyland Resort Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer.

Rainy Day at Disneyland
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Catch a Show
The climate is always nice when you’re enjoying an amazing show inside a comfortable theater. Cozy up for “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” or settle in for the classic Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln!

What are your best tips for enjoying a day at Disneyland Resort? Tell us in the comments!

Enjoy an Enchanting Vacation on the Disney Wish Beginning June 9, 2022

Disney’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, will sail her maiden voyage on June 9, 2022 from Port Canaveral, Florida!

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When the Disney Wish sets sail in summer 2022, you’ll be immersed in Disney’s rich legacy of enchanting storytelling. The Disney Wish will bring to life the stories and characters of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars adventures like never before.

To “Swim”-finity and Beyond

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We’re taking fun in the sun to the next level on board the Disney Wish with a brand-new family water attraction and three themed districts that offer dedicated space for families, children and adults alike.

You’ll be immersed in “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” animated shorts aboard the first-ever Disney attraction at sea, AquaMouse. Complete with show scenes, lighting and special effects, and splashtacular surprises, this wild water ride is sure to delight everyone in the family as they zig, zag and zoom through 760 feet of winding tubes suspended high above the upper decks.

Families will have more pools, more deck space and more dining than ever before in an expansive district themed to Mickey and friends. In addition to AquaMouse, the area will feature six pools — spaciously staggered among tiered decks and surrounded by lounge chairs — and a fresh take on quick and casual fare with a festive character twist. 

Little ones will delight in an all-new Toy Story-themed district designed especially for families with toddlers and young children. This whimsical water wonderland will include a splash zone, wading pool, family waterslide and smoothie bar. 

Adults will indulge in sun-drenched serenity at Quiet Cove, a peaceful refuge dedicated to lounging, sipping and soaking. Set away from the bustle of family activities, this secluded adults-only district will feature a luxurious infinity pool, poolside bar and chic cafe. 

Prepared and Served with Flair – A Culinary Cabaret

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With the debut of three brand-new family dining concepts ranging from theatrical entertainment to cinematic adventure to sophisticated elegance, dinner on board the Disney Wish will be so much more than a meal – it will be a chance to interact with favorite Disney stories in exciting new ways. 

Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure is Disney’s first “Frozen”-themed theatrical dining experience that will bring the world of Arendelle to life through immersive live entertainment — featuring favorite characters like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf — and world-class cuisine infused with Nordic influences.

Worlds of Marvel is the first-ever Marvel cinematic dining adventure, where you’ll play an interactive role in an action-packed Avengers mission that unfolds around you, complete with a worldly menu inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

1923, named for the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, is an elegant celebration of the company’s legacy, paying homage to the golden age of animation and offering a tasteful tribute to its Californian heritage with dishes inspired by the state’s unique fusion of cultural flavors. 

A Whole New World of Family Entertainment

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We’re combining innovative design, technology and storytelling to create immersive entertainment environments that will surround guests in Disney stories in new and unexpected ways on board the Disney Wish.

The Grand Hall will evolve from a fairytale gathering space into an environmental theater through the magic of built-in special effects and the first-ever atrium stage on a Disney ship. Dedicated shows and interactive entertainment will come to life all around the hall, putting you front and center as you play a special role in the magic. 

Luna is a brand-new entertainment hub that will transition from a daytime setting for family fun into an elegant evening venue for adult-exclusive entertainment, offering a variety of live shows and interactive programming throughout the day.

Hero Zone is a futuristic sports arena where physical activity will blend with imagination during action-packed challenges and game show-style competitions for families to take on together.

The Walt Disney Theatre is an opulent show palace that will come alive with original Broadway-style stage productions developed exclusively for Disney Cruise Line. 

The Wonderland and Never Land Cinemas are intimate screening rooms that will provide you more options than ever to watch classic and first-run films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and more. 

In true Disney Cruise Line fashion, the Disney Wish will offer a robust menu of world-class entertainment throughout every voyage, including spectacular stage shows, exhilarating deck parties, one-of-a-kind character experiences, fun family activities, contemporary cabarets and more.

Imaginations, Assemble! Cool Clubs for Kids of All Ages

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Children ages 3 to 12 will enter the captivating worlds of favorite Disney stories in the reimagined Disney’s Oceaneer Club, a real-life wonderland featuring more spaces and stories than ever before. 

  • Marvel Super Hero Academy is a high-tech Avengers headquarters where young “recruits” will train to be the next generation of Super Heroes with the help of their own heroes, like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
  • Fairytale Hall is a royal trio of activity rooms where princesses and princes will let their creativity shine at Rapunzel’s Art Studio, read and act out stories at Belle’s Library, and test newfound icy powers at Anna and Elsa’s Sommerhus. 
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Lab is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for kids to discover the secrets of Disney Imagineers with hands-on activities and inventive experiments.

For the littlest cruisers ages 6 months to 3 years, It’s a Small World Nursery will offer babysitting services in a whimsical environment inspired by the beloved Disney attraction of the same name.

Edge (ages 11 to 14) and Vibe (ages 14 to 17) are trendy hangouts where tweens and teens will chill and play in their own way, with dedicated programming designed to engage the unique interests of these age groups.

A Trove of Untold Treasures Exclusively for Adults

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For the first time on a Disney ship, you will embark on a space-jumping tour of the Star Wars galaxy at Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, a high-end bar styled as a luxurious yacht-class spaceship. This richly themed, immersive experience will be reserved for adults every evening, offering interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by destinations such as Batuu, Tatooine and Mustafar.

You’ll savor gourmet meals and exceptional beverages at an upscale suite of epicurean excellence exclusively for adults, inspired by the elegant icons of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Beauty and the Beast.”

  • Palo Steakhouse is an evolution of the Palo restaurant that Disney cruisers know and love, now combining the relaxed sophistication of authentic Italian dining with the classic refinement of a modern steakhouse in a genteel setting inspired by Cogsworth, the tale’s majordomo-turned-enchanted-clock.
  • Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement will offer the most luxurious dining experience on board, featuring a gourmet menu crafted by the three-Michelin-starred chef. This romantic and intimate venue evokes the dazzling spirit of the film’s candelabra maitre d’, Lumiere.  
  • The Rose is a chic lounge at the entrance of Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté. Inspired by the fateful flower at the heart of the story, The Rose will be an idyllic setting for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner cocktail. 

Senses Spa is a tranquil oasis offering indulgent spa and beauty treatments, drawing on the serenity of natural elements to promote pampering and relaxation. The spa will feature private treatment rooms, lavish spa villas, and steam and aromatherapy rooms, while the reimagined Senses Fitness will offer state-of-the-art exercise and wellness facilities.  

Other adult-exclusive spaces on board the Disney Wish will include the Quiet Cove pool district; a variety of gourmet cafes, relaxed bars and upscale lounges; and more. 

Artful Accommodations Where Dreams Do Come True

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With an all-new look and feel steeped in enchantment and inspired by dreamy Disney stories, every stateroom on board the Disney Wish will be a luxurious, peaceful retreat designed with ample room for families, plenty of storage and upscale amenities. Most will feature Disney Cruise Line’s signature split-bathroom concept for utmost comfort and function. 

Most of the ship’s 1,254 staterooms will offer an ocean view — including 877 (70%) with a spacious verandah — and there will be 451 connecting doors that adjoin rooms to accommodate larger families. 

The Disney Wish will elevate the concierge experience with more than double the number of premium concierge staterooms and suites, including Disney’s first-ever staterooms located above the bridge, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal breathtaking ocean views overlooking the bow of the ship. An exclusive lounge with private sun deck will be the perfect place for concierge guests to relax, sip a cocktail, and enjoy a premium level of dedicated service throughout the voyage.

The Disney Wish will also debut four royal suites – richly adorned, lavishly appointed suites that accommodate up to six guests and feature extravagant details and first-class amenities. These include a pair of two-story suites, the first of their kind within the Disney fleet, which will feature stunning statement pieces like an elegant spiral staircase and a spectacular two-deck-high stained-glass frieze.

Setting Sail Summer 2022

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The Disney Wish will sail its maiden voyage — a five-night cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay — on June 9, 2022, followed by an inaugural season of three- and four-night cruises to the same destinations from Port Canaveral, Fla. Bookings open to the general public on May 27, 2021. Castaway Club members and select other guests may be eligible for early booking.

Disney unveiled never-before-released details of the Disney Wish the the video below, Once Upon a Disney Wish. This special 30-minute virtual presentation provides a sneak peek at all of the magic that awaits, including a look behind-the-scenes with Walt Disney Imagineers and the creative team bringing the Disney Wish to life. Plus, this enchanting reveal includes special character appearances and surprise performances you won’t want to miss!

Have you ever taken a Disney cruise? Are you planning to sail on the Disney Wish?

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15 Tips for Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

You’ve booked your vacation to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Now what? If you’re planning to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the very first time, you may need some tips for visiting the Wizarding World!

I remember the first time I knew I was going to be able to go to Hogwarts and try a Butterbeer just like Harry Potter. I was overflowing with excitement, which only increased ten-fold when I found myself finally walking under the arches into Hogsmeade village. I’m pretty sure I stood there for a good chunk of time staring and taking it all in before finally making a mad dash to get everything done in a matter of hours.

Planning on how best to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time can be daunting. With two lands that span across two theme parks — Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida — and tons of things to do, eat, drink, and see in each, you can easily find yourself missing out on some of the incredible details and experiences.

Here’s a list of planning tips and can’t-miss experiences you’ll want to check out before your upcoming visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

15 Tips for Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Don’t Try Doing It All in One Day

If you have one day to spend in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you can get the majority of things done, while enjoying the rest of the theme park attractions. But, if you truly want to get the full wizarding world experience without feeling rushed, I recommend dedicating a day in Hogsmeade (Islands of Adventure) and a day in Diagon Alley (Universal Studios).

Remember to Pack Your Robe and Wand

It’s not every day you can wander the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley like a real witch or wizard. Make sure to add your robe, wand, and any other Harry Potter apparel or accessories to your packing list for some real epic pics. If you want to get your gear during your visit, there are many shops to check out throughout the wizarding world.

Arrive Early and Stay Late

Try to get there first thing in the morning for fewer crowds. (If you’re staying at a Universal hotel, definitely take advantage of the Early Park Admission perk!) On the flipside, if the theme parks are open later, try to stay until nighttime. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is absolutely breath-taking at night.

Ride the Hogwarts Express Both Ways

Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and travel back and forth between Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Make sure to take it both ways as each way has a different experience(You’ll need a park-to-park ticket in order to ride the Hogwarts Express.)

Don’t Miss Diagon Alley

The entrance to Diagon Alley is cleverly disguised as a brick wall in the London area, just like it’s described as in the films and books. Believe it or not, some people (like my brother’s friends) walk right by it!

Try All Six Types of Butterbeer Treats

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You’re probably familiar with Butterbeer, the frothy drink from the films and books that is reminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread. But, did you know there are six different Butterbeer treats you can try in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, like soft-serve ice cream and fudge? (Certain Butterbeer treats are offered seasonally.)

Don’t Skip the Queues

Typically, I’m all for getting through queues quickly, but the ride queues in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are ones you don’t want to miss. You get to see the iconic rooms and details inside Hogwarts castle and Gringotts bank, and even pass through Platform 9 ¾ on your way to ride the Hogwarts Express.

See All the Shows

A choir of singing frogs AND a theater troupe who performs with puppets? What more could you want. There are five live shows —  two in Hogsmeade and three in Diagon Alley —  you can see perform daily. (Check the Universal Orlando Resort App for show times.)

Ride Both the Sidecar and Motorbike

There are two ways to ride on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and each seat gives you a unique experience. I’ll take it one step further and say I’ve heard riding at night is, and I quote, “life-changing.”

Don’t Miss Out on Magical Experiences

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Make time for some of the more lesser-known experiences like sending a letter with a Hogsmeade stamp, mixing your own elixirschatting with a goblin, or creating your very own moving pictures at Shutterbutton’s.

Check Out Knockturn Alley

You may be too distracted by the fire-breathing dragon atop Gringotts bank when you first enter Diagon Alley and walk right by Knockturn Alley. Put your brave face on and wander into this shadowy alleyway, which gives you a taste of Dark Magic in the wizarding world.

Treat Yourself to More Than One Wizarding Treat

Chocolate Frogs, Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans, Sugar Quills, Pumpkin Pasties, and more. Nab a few of your favorite wizarding world sweets before you leave and enjoy them while reminiscing about your trip after you get back home.

Don’t Forget Your Interactive Wand Map

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If you treat yourself to an interactive wand, don’t forget about the map! Each wand comes with a map that shows where you can cast spells throughout Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Don’t be like me wandering around aimlessly searching the ground for bronze spell markers because you forgot it.

Explore the Shop Windows

Your attention may be pulled toward the rides or getting a Butterbeer, but make sure to take some time to do some “window” shopping. There are incredible details in each shop window that bring the magic to life right before your eyes.

Don’t Miss Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter any time of the year is quite magical, but coming during the holidays… it’s a whole ‘nother experience you won’t want to miss. Need more convincing? Two words: hot Butterbeer.

What are your favorite tips for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

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Six Ways to Enjoy a Date Night on Disney Cruise Line

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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Can you feel the love tonight? Across all four Disney cruise ships, there are so many ways to have the ultimate date night on Disney Cruise Line. With everything from onboard dining to entertainment – not to mention the amazing destinations you’ll visit – there’s something on every Disney cruise itinerary for couples of all ages. Whether you’re traveling without kids or taking advantage of Disney Cruise Line’s amazing youth clubs to enjoy a parent’s night out, here’s a look at how you and your special someone can dine, dance, relax and celebrate the special occasion all day long!

1. Grab a sweet treat. 

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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After dinner – or let’s be honest, before dinner – why not grab dessert? While sailing on the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, stop by Vanellope’s Sweets & Treats or Sweet on You for a tasty treat to share! The delectable milkshakes and ice cream sundaes crafted by Disney’s culinary team are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. And let’s not forget all the great photo opportunities in these bright and colorful dessert shops that one could truly call eye candy!

2. Escape to a sanctuary for the senses.

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When you walk into Senses Spa & Salon, you can’t help but immediately relax. Here, you and your loved one can unwind during a massage, refresh with a facial or be pampered with a wide array of treatments. 

3. Experience a tropical island paradise.

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Did you know that Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is the perfect place to spend quiet time together, whether relaxing on the soft, white-sand beach of Serenity Bay or enjoying an open-air cabana massage? You could call it a couple’s paradise away from paradise!

4. Share in the rich flavors of Italy and France.

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Whether it’s classic Italian flavors you’re after, or fine French fare you’re fancying, the adult-exclusive dining options are perfect for an extra special date night. At Palo, savor classic Northern Italian dishes amid region-inspired décor and sweeping ocean views. While in Remy, experience luxurious dining with a multi-course French menu while getting swept up in a sophisticated atmosphere inspired by the “city of lights!”

5. Dance the night away.

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At night, bask together in the warm ocean breeze on the outer decks, or step into one of the ship’s uniquely themed nightclubs to sing and dance to your heart’s content.

6. Enjoy the perfect after-dinner drink.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
Skyline at The District on the Disney Dream is an ever-changing venue that celebrates some of the world’s most famous cities. Tall “windows” along one wall give guests a birds-eye view of stunning city skylines such as Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Chicago and Hong Kong. Skyline’s “windows to the world” are ever-changing as the spectacular city skylines transform from day to night, in real time as each day progresses. (Preston Mack, photographer)

At Skyline on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, sip specialty cocktails as the two of you gaze at some of the world’s most scenic cityscapes.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
Keys on the Disney Magic is a piano bar and lounge perfect for guests wanting a low-key nighttime experience. In this new adult-exclusive venue, guests can wind down listening to the soft sounds of the piano and sipping cocktails in a refined retreat. The piano bar is part of After Hours, the nighttime entertainment district on the Disney Magic. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Looking for some live music – perhaps to hear your special song? Look no further than the intimate piano bars Keys on the Disney Magic and Cadillac Lounge on the Disney Wonder.

Date Night on Disney Cruise
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What better way to celebrate L-O-V-E than to visit Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar? This lounge aboard the Disney Dream is the perfect romantic spot to enjoy champagne and bubbles galore! It’s decked out in, you guessed it, the color pink! 

Don’t forget, Disney Cruise Line lounges also offer specialty beverage tasting seminars that vary by sailing. Book a reservation for two and discover your inner mixologist! 

These are just a few of the many ways you can celebrate your love on Disney Cruise Line! To see everything that’s available, visit DisneyCruise.com.

So, what’s your favorite date night on Disney Cruise Line? Tell us in the comments below! 

10 Activities and Ideas to Countdown to Disney Vacations

You’ve booked your family’s Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line vacation! Now what? How will you pass the coming weeks and months before your magical adventure? There are so many fun ways to countdown to Disney vacations! You can get the whole family involved to build excitement for your visit.

Take a Virtual Disney Vacation

We recently wrote a whole list of ideas about how you can take a virtual Disney vacation. Some kids like to be prepared to know what to expect so you can watch YouTube videos. We also love making Disney Parks treats at home when we can’t visit the parks in person.

Have a Very Merry Unbirthday Party or Tea Party

Start by watching “Alice in Wonderland” and then celebrate your un-birthday! Set the scene and decorate your table with these colorful flowers. For dessert, make these Cheshire Cat cupcakes or a Cheshire Cat cake roll. A fun activity for the kids is to make their own talking doorknob.

While you’re on the “Alice in Wonderland” theme, you can have a tea party! You can make your own edible tea cups out of ice cream cones. Disney Family even has a mad tea party mousse recipe. The kids can even make and decorate their own tea pots with this template.

Make and Decorate Mickey Cookies

What better way to get some quality time than to bake cookies? You can bake and decorate Disney cookies while you countdown to Disney! Get as creative as you can.

You can find an inexpensive five pack of Mickey Mouse cookie cutters or this 11 piece set including Mickey heads, glove, and more. Don’t forget fun sprinkles like these red, white and black Mickey sprinkles or these pink, purple and green Mickey sprinkles.

Make a Countdown Chain

A countdown chain can be both a fun visual for the kids as you count down the days until your vacation and a great activity to keep them busy! Depending on how early you begin your countdown to Disney, you can count down the number of weeks to go or the number of days to go. Or, make a combination of both! We have a PDF version of the countdown chain that you can print at the bottom.

Have a Disney Movie Marathon

There are so many attractions and shows inspired by Disney movies. Make some time to catch up on any you may have missed. Disney+ has a great selection or you can always order some relatively inexpensively from Amazon.

We recommend the animated classics for Magic Kingdom, Frozen for Epcot, Toy Story and the Star Wars trilogies for Hollywood Studios, and Avatar for Animal Kingdom, just to name a few.

Coloring Books

If you have little ones, you can pick up Disney coloring books from your local dollar store. They can color pictures of their favorite characters that they hope to meet during your vacation. We also love Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring for little ones, even to occupy them on the airplane.

For adults, there are some amazing Disney coloring books! Some of our favorites include Art of Coloring: Disney Animals, Art of Coloring: Disney Villains, Disney Dreams Collection from Thomas Kinkade Studios, Art of Coloring: Disney Princess, Art of Coloring: Mickey & Minnie and Art of Coloring: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

You can even sign up for a FREE Disney World coloring book to get started ASAP here.

Read a Disney Themed Book Series

Kingdom Keepers

From TheKingdomKeepers.com, “In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI–which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging–Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn’s confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney’s beloved realm, and maybe more. This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.”

You can start with the Kingdom Keepers Boxed Set which includes the first three books of the series. This is perfect for older kids to read on their own or mom and dad to read together with younger ones.

A Twisted Tale

For adult readers, you could try the “A Twisted Tale” series. This series will “reintroduce fans to their favorite worlds and stories – with game-changing twists that have readers feverishly turning pages to follow their heroes and heroines into all-new adventures.”

We recommend starting with A Twisted Tale Collection: A Boxed Set of three books.

Make Mickey or Minnie Ears

The Disney Family site has a ton of fun DIY projects to make your own pair of ears. For most of these, you’ll just need some felt, a headband, scissors, and glue. Some of our favorite projects include traditional Mickey and Minnie ears, Stitch ears, Yoda ears, and Marie ears.

Or, if you just want to decorate the ears, you can order a set of plain ears and add ribbons, sequins, and more. This will really help you show off your unique Disney style!

Host a Pirate Dinner

Prepare to ride Pirates of the Caribbean with a pirate night celebration. If you want to look the part, check out this Jack Sparrow Dress Up Kit or make your own eye patches.

For dessert, you can make cookies decorated with these skull and sword stencils. Or, make these adorable baby croc cupcakes.

If you are planning a surprise trip and looking for a big reveal, this would be a great way to do it! You can end the night with a treasure hunt. You can even print these Pirates of the Caribbean clue cards and map to add to the fun!

Planning Books

It can be fun to get the whole family involved in planning your Disney World vacation. You can read together about which attractions you just can’t miss. It can help to get the kids involved so you know their interests and “must do’s.” We recommend Birnbaum’s 2021 Walt Disney World: The Official Vacation Guide or The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021.

We think you’ll also love the behind the scenes look at how Disney creates magic for guests in Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real.

Bonus: We also love playing Disney music at home and in the car while we countdown to Disney! There are some great (free) Disney stations on Pandora or you can order a CD, like the Disney Theme Park Classics or the Walt Disney World Official Album.

How do you plan to countdown to Disney?

Print your own DIY countdown to Disney vacations chain here:

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Celebrate Earth Day 2021 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

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Earth Month is a great time to reflect on our personal relationship with our beautiful planet and how we can all care for the world we share. Whether it’s reducing your own ecological footprint, planting a tree, creating a butterfly garden or learning more about wildlife and conservation, all of these efforts unite us as we do our part to protect nature’s treasures. And while Disney theme parks celebrate all living things every day, during the annual Earth Day 2021 Celebration there’s an added opportunity for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park guests to connect with the magic of nature through engaging activities designed to educate and inspire the whole family.

From April 18 to 24, 2021, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will host limited-time experiences including unique Disney character appearances, fun learning opportunities, specialty merchandise, themed food and beverage, a new Wilderness Explorer activity and more. Here’s a look at what’s in store to spark your curiosity about wildlife and inspire your own conservation efforts:

  • The Animation Experience at Conservation Station shows how Disney Artists bring favorite characters to life by using animals for inspiration. For the Earth Day Celebration and the month of April, you can learn to draw characters – including Dumbo, Terk, Squirt, Shere Khan, Simba and Scar – whose real-life counterparts represent amazing stories of conservation work around the globe.
  • Catch a glimpse of some special characters who will join other favorite Disney pals on Discovery River Character Cruises.
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Snack around the park sampling Earth Day eats, including a selection of limited-time specialty cupcakes: the Creature Comfort’s Honey Bee Cupcake, the strawberry-flavored Flamingo Cupcake at Flame Tree Barbecue, or the Sea Turtle Graham Cracker Cupcake (plus the Crave the Wave cocktail!) at Restaurantosaurus Lounge. Be sure to dig in soon because the treats are only available for a limited time.

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  • Set out on a series of self-guided, nature-themed challenges and earn a special Wilderness Explorer limited-time Earth Day Nature badge.
  • Hunt for an Earth Day 2021 limited-edition Te Fiti Moana trading pin. You can also support the Disney Conservation Fund by purchasing a cuddly plush inspired by species that call Disney’s Animal Kingdom home; or check out Island Mercantile’s eco-friendly water bottles, tumblers and reusable bags that promote sustainability.
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Any time you visit the park, marvel at unique animals and meet the newest arrivals. Most recently, the park welcomed the birth of Ranger, and you can get a glimpse of the rambunctious five-month-old white rhino calf and his crash on your journey aboard Kilimanjaro Safaris. While on safari, also keep an eye out for two young Masai giraffe who were born a few months ago, and playful Nigerian dwarf goats that hang out at the warden’s outpost.

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  • Disney PhotoPass Service captures magical memories with special in-park Earth Day 2021 backgrounds and Magic Shots, including an all-new photo opportunity. In addition, Earth Day 2021 screen savers and Zoom backgrounds can be downloaded from the My Disney Experience PhotoPass gallery.
  • Beginning April 2, you can watch as artisans transform 40 tons of sand into a detailed sculpture celebrating National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales,” an original series streaming on Disney+ on Earth Day. The intricate sculpted masterpiece will be located on the Discovery Island Stage until April 30.

For more information on how Disney cares for animals and helps protect species in the wild, visit DisneyAnimals.com, check out “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” on Disney+, streaming now, Disney Park Wild Sights, a short form video mini-series exclusive to the My Disney Experience app, or follow along on Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Instagram (@DrMarkAtDisney) and Facebook (@DisneyASE) pages.

What are your plans for Earth Day 2021?

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Sweet Treats to Celebrate Easter 2021 at Walt Disney World

Easter 2021 at Disney World

Ready to hop into Easter 2021 with some deliciously adorable offerings from Disney Parks? You’ll find everything from cute Easter cupcakes, mini bunny cakes, and chocolate-covered eggs to a list of Easter brunches at Walt Disney World Resort! Happy Easter!

Easter 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort

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Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile order available)

Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile order available)

Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (mobile order available)

  • Thumper Cupcake – Carrot cupcake with cream cheese filling, caramel buttercream, and a chocolate “Thumper” (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 5)

Tiffins Restaurant, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Easter Basket – Mango and mixed berry cake, lemon cheesecake, vanilla meringue, marshmallow variations, Kataifi, berry coulis, and mango chantilly (available Apr. 25)
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Coral Reef Restaurant, EPCOT

  • Easter Brookie Basket – Easter brookie basket with white chocolate ganache, buttercream, and chocolate eggs (available Apr. 4)

Le Cellier Steakhouse, EPCOT

  • Key Lime Robin Egg – Key lime mascarpone cheesecake with blueberry gelée, crème fraîche whipped cream, graham cracker shortbread, and key lime powder (available Apr. 4)
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Amorette’s Patisserie, Disney Springs

  • Bunny Mini Dome Cake – Coconut ice cream mousse with caramel cream cheese center and carrot cake (available Mar. 28 through Apr. 4)
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The Ganachery, Disney Springs

  • Easter Minnie Bunny Piñata – Milk chocolate sphere filled with marshmallow treats (available Mar. 21 through Apr. 4)
  • Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Bunnies – Milk chocolate bunnies filled with bourbon chocolate drink (available Mar. 21 through Apr. 4)
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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop, Disney Springs

  • Fill your Easter basket with the classic Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Bunny and Mini Milk Chocolate Caramel Bunnies (available through Apr. 4 while supplies last)
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World Premiere Food Court, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (mobile order available)

Landscape of Flavors, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (mobile order available)

Everything Pop Shopping and Dining, Disney’s Pop Century Resort (mobile order available)

  • EGGStraordinare Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with lemon filling, vanilla buttercream, and sugar eggs (available Apr. 14)
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Contempo Café. Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Mini Bunny Cake – Mini carrot cake filled with cream cheese icing decorated with fondant and buttercream (available Apr. 2 4)
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Gasparilla Island Grill, Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (mobile order available)

  • Carrot Blondie Pop – Buttery brown sugar cake bar on a lollipop stick decorated like a carrot (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 4)
  • Bunny Box – Dark chocolate bunny with Easter egg petit cake and foil-wrapped chocolate eggs (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 4)
  • Marshmallow Bunny Tail Pops – Jumbo marshmallows dipped in pastel chocolate with spring sprinkles (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 4)
  • The Grand Egg – White chocolate egg filled with jelly beans (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 4)
  • Miniature Bunny Cake – Individual serving sized bunny confetti cake with vanilla buttercream (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 4)
  • Pastel Mickey Whoopie Pie – Buttery pastel vanilla sponge cake with spring colored vanilla icing (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 4)
  • Easter Egg Hunt Cupcake – Carrot cake cupcake with marshmallow filling topped with buttercream, jelly beans, and chocolate bunny (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 4)
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The Artist Palette, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort (mobile order available)

  • Easter Cake – Layers of lemon sponge cake and strawberry buttercream, fresh diced strawberries, and decorative Easter touches (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 5)

Good’s to Go, Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Easter Cupcake – Lemon sponge cake filled with a strawberry compote topped with vanilla buttercream and garnished with decorative Easter touches (available Mar. 18 through Apr. 5)

Topolino’s Terrace  Flavors of the Riviera, Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Spring Garden Dessert – Pistachio cake, caramel cream, brown butter crumble, and blood orange-carrot sorbet (available Apr. 4)
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Roaring Forks, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (mobile order available)

  • Key Lime Easter Cupcake – Key lime cupcake with butter cream icing, and Easter décor (available Apr. 14)
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The Market at Ale & Compass, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort (mobile order available)

The Beach Club Marketplace, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort (mobile order available)

  • Mickey Chocolate Easter Egg (available Mar. 14 through Apr. 4)
  • Minnie Chocolate  Easter Egg (available Mar. 14 through Apr. 4)
  • Robin’s Egg Blueberry Macarons –Three blue-speckled macarons filled with blueberry ganache and blueberry jam sitting on chocolate crunch “nest”  (available Mar. 14- through Apr. 4)
  • Easter Bunny Strawberry Cheesecake – Strawberry cheesecake with lemon crust with velvet white chocolate and decorated with a ruby red glitter glaze and fondant (available Mar. 14- through Apr. 4)
  • Easter Cookies n’ Cream Bonbons – Cookies n’ Cream bonbons with cookies ‘n cream mousse and cookies ‘n cream base covered in chocolate (available Mar. 14 through Apr. 4)
  • Easter Carrot Cupcake – Carrot cake cupcake with a cream cheese icing decorated chocolate ganache, cookies ‘n cream crumbs, buttercream, and wildflower quins (available Mar. 14 through Apr. 4)
  • Lemon Crinkle Cookies – A pack of three brightly colored lemon-flavored crinkle cookies (available Mar. 14 through Apr. 4)
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Resort Easter Egg Displays

Our talented pastry chefs have created eggs-travagantly detailed pieces of sweet edible art that will be on display at various resort locations.

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Resort – Lobby area (available for viewing Mar. 26-April 4)
  • Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort & Spa – Lobby area, concierge level, and Grand Floridian Café lobby (available for viewing Mar. 15-April 4)
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort – Carriage House (available for viewing Apr. 1-11)
  • Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort – Beach Club lobby, Yacht Club lobby, Ale & Compass Restaurant, The Market at Ale & Compass (available for viewing Mar. 18-Apr. 4)
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You can enjoy Easter brunch at these Walt Disney World Resort restaurants:

  • Olivia’s Café, Disney’s Old Key West Resort – View brunch menu and make reservations here.
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant – View Easter brunch menu and make reservations here.
  • Whispering Canyon Café – View Easter brunch menu and make reservations here.

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Summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Available Beginning March 25, 2021

summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has just revealed an exciting line-up of itineraries and destinations for summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line vacations! Highlights include new ports in Greece, Portugal, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and Dominica, plus first-ever summer sailings from Miami to the Bahamas. 

Summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line bookings open to the public March 25, 2021. Castaway Club Members will be eligible for early access.

Explorations in the Greek Isles, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Beyond

In summer 2022, the Disney Magic’s grand tour of Europe begins with sailings through the Greek Isles and Mediterranean before heading to northern Europe for cruises to the Baltic, the British Isles, Iceland and the Norwegian fjords. Five new ports of call in Europe include Chania, Greece; Porto, Portugal; Riga, Latvia; Maloy, Norway; and Nynashamn, Sweden, near Stockholm.

Adventures in Alaska

The Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for the 2022 summer season to explore the region’s breathtaking natural vistas, glaciers and wildlife. Departing from Vancouver, Canada, most of these seven-night cruises will visit Dawes Glacier, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Two of the cruises will call on Icy Strait Point in place of Skagway.

First-Ever Summer Cruises from Miami

For the first time ever, you can sail out of Miami during the summer season, enjoying even more opportunities to visit Castaway Cay. Every cruise from Miami in the summer of 2022 features a stop at our private island paradise. 

Tropical Vacations from Port Canaveral

Tropical vacations to the Caribbean and Bahamas continue aboard the Disney Fantasy from Port Canaveral near the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The ship will embark on an assortment of itineraries, including seven-night voyages,a special five-night sailing and an extended nine-night cruise. Each Disney Fantasy voyage features a visit to Castaway Cay.

Even More Magic Aboard the Disney Wish

As previously announced, the Disney Wish is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage in summer 2022. Additional information on itineraries and bookings for this new ship will be released at a later date.

Mediterranean & Greek Isles

Experience the majesty of locales like the Mediterranean, Greek Isles and coastal ports of Greece, France, Italy or Spain on a 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9- or 12-night cruise. Sailings depart from Italy and Spain.

MEDITERRANEAN

2022 Disney Magic 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 7/18

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Cannes, France
Day 3: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 4: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Barcelona, Spain

2022 Disney Magic 6-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona ending in Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/4

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Nice), France
Day 3: Genoa (Milan), Italy
Day 4: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 7: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/21

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 6: Cannes, France
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/28

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 6: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Nice), France
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain

MEDITERRANEAN WITH GREEK ISLES

2022 Disney Magic 8-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/10

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 9: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/18

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 4: Kefalonia, Greece
Day 5: Chania, Greece
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 7: Santorini, Greece
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/27

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Katakolon, Greece
Day 4: Heraklion (Crete), Greece
Day 5: Santorini, Greece
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 7: Mykonos, Greece
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2022 Disney Magic 12-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome) ending in Barcelona: 7/6

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: Palermo (Sicily), Italy
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 11: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Nice), France
Day 12: Marseilles, France
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain


Europe & British Isles

Visit enchanting, must-see European destinations like Iceland, Norway and the British Isles on a 7- or 11-night cruise. Sailings depart from England, Spain and Demark.

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona ending in Dover: 7/23

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Cartagena, Spain
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Porto, Portugal
Day 5: La Coruña, Spain
Day 6: Bilbao, Spain
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/10

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 4: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 5: Helsinki, Finland
Day 6: Stockholm, Sweden
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Copenhagen, Denmark

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover: 8/28

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Day 5: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 6: Oslo, Norway
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Dover: 9/4

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Alesund, Norway
Day 4: Nordfjordeid, Norway
Day 5: Eidfjord, Norway
Day 6: Stavanger, Norway
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 11-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover ending in Copenhagen: 7/30

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 8: Helsinki, Finland
Day 9: Nynashamn (Stockholm), Sweden
Day 10: Riga, Latvia
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark

2022 Disney Magic 11-Night Norway, Iceland and Scotland Cruise from Copenhagen ending in Dover: 8/17

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Olden, Norway
Day 4: Maloy, Norway
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Kirkwall (Orkney), Scotland
Day 10: Invergordon, Scotland
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Dover, England

2022 Disney Magic 7-Night British Isles Cruise from Dover: 9/11

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Portland (Stonehenge), England
Day 3: Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Day 4: Liverpool, England
Day 5: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Day 6: Greenock, Scotland
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England


Alaska

Embark on a 7-night cruise brimming with adventure, picturesque scenery, and exciting ports featuring prehistoric glaciers, gold-mining relics and eclectic shopping. Sailings depart from Canada.

2022 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska
Day 4: Skagway, Alaska
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

2022 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 6/6, 8/1

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska
Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada


Caribbean

Get ready to island hop and soak up an invigorating mix of sun, sand and turquoise waters on a 5-, 7-, or 9-night tropical cruise to some of the Caribbean’s most popular port ports of call. Sailings depart from Port Canaveral or Miami.

WESTERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Dream 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20

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

2022 Disney Dream 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami: 6/20, 7/4, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15

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

2022 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 7/16

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

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

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

EASTERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17

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

2022 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/24

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

SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN

2022 Disney Fantasy 9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral: 7/21

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 5: Roseau, Dominica
Day 6: St. John’s, Antigua
Day 7: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 10: Port Canaveral, Florida


The Bahamas

Cast off for a Bahamian getaway that drops anchor in tropical ports of call that may include Nassau and Disney Castaway Cay—our private island paradise. Sailings depart from Port Canaveral or Miami.

2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral 6/3

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

2022 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Miami, Florida

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 6/7

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

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25

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

2022 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami: 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19

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

2022 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 9/26

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

summer 2022 Disney Cruise Line itineraries

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Complete Guide to St. Patrick’s Day 2021 Treats at Disney World and Disneyland

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Ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish and all things green at Disney? Well, you ARE in luck because Disney’s chefs and beverage managers have created some fun and tasty limited-time offerings in honor of St. Patrick’s Day 2021. You may not be Irish by birthright, but you can join in the spirit of this festive Irish celebration which, happily, food and drink is an integral part!

Check out our Foodie Guide to St. Patrick’s Day at Disney Parks. Sláinte!

St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort

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Amorette’s Patisserie, Disney Springs

  • Shamrock Cream Puff with Irish cream mousse and whiskey-caramel sauce (available March 12-20)
  • Crème Brûlée – Matcha orange crème brûlée (available March 12-20)
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The Ganachery, Disney Springs

  • Irish Whiskey Chocolate Squares – Dark chocolate ganache infused with Irish whiskey (available March 12-20)
  • Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache Squares – Milk chocolate ganache infused with Irish cream (available March 12-20)
  • Leprechaun Mickey Piñata – Chocolate piñata filled with gold-dusted chocolate marshmallows (available March 12-20)
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D-Luxe Burger, Disney Springs

  • Dubliner Burger – Signature-blend beef patty topped with Dubliner cheddar, corned beef, shoestring fried onions, Irish stout barbecue sauce, lettuce, and grilled onions (available March 1-31)
  • Irish Cream Milkshake – Vanilla gelato with Irish cream, caramel sauce, toasted marshmallow, and green sprinkles (available March 1-31)
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City Works Eatery & Pour House, Disney Springs

  • Corned Beef Reuben – Shaved corned beef, Champagne kraut, whiskey mustard, Irish stout onions, Gruyere, marble rye (available March 10-17)
  • Shepherd’s Pie – Stout-braised ground beef, peas, carrots, onions, shredded cabbage, potato purée (available March 10-17)
  • Irish Libations (available March 10-17) 
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Vivoli il Gelato, Disney Springs

  • St. Patrick’s Affagato – Your choice of gelato, matcha tea, and whipped cream (available through March 31)
  • Green Velvet Cake Shake: Cake batter gelato, green velvet cake, milk, whipped cream and cannoli filling (available through March 31)
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YeSake, Disney Springs

  • Peppermint Patty – Slush with mint, lemonade, and blue curaçao syrup served with whipped cream and peppermint bark topping. Available alcoholic and non-alcoholic  (available March 5-31)
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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, Disney Springs

  • Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival – Unplugged! Think more acoustic than electric. More intimate than boisterous. The same great live entertainment, with all bands imported from Ireland. The same delicious Irish food and drink. Visit www.raglanroad.com for reservations. (March 17)
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Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Isle of Java, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Irish Coffee with Irish whiskey, Joffrey’s Coffee, whipped cream, and shamrock sprinkles (available March 12-17)

Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom 

Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake – Chocolate with mint ganache filling, vanilla frosting, and chocolate shamrock (available March 2-17)

Nomad Lounge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Trio – Madeline rainbow cake, cream liqueur-coffee panna cotta, and vanilla chiffon cake pop with whiskey-caramel ganache (available March 17-20)
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Restaurantosaurus, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Reuben Totchos – Crispy tater tots loaded with nacho cheese, sautéed corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and crunchy rye croutons (available March 12-17)

Dino-Bite Snacks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Sandwich – Mint Ice cream between double chocolate-chip cookies rolled in shamrock sprinkles (available March 1-17)

Creature Comforts, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll – Green icing drizzle on Mickey Colossal Cinnamon Roll (available March 17)
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Landscape of Flavors, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Everything Pop Shopping and Dining, Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Luck of the Green – Chocolate cupcake filled with mint crème topped with vanilla buttercream and shamrock sprinkles (available March 15-18)
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Dahlia Lounge, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Three Bridges Bar & Grill, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • St. Paddy’s Dessert – Irish cream mousse filled pâte à choux with pistachio cream and a chocolate shamrock (available March 17-20)
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Gasparilla Island Grill, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Luck of the Irish Coffee Panna Cotta – Chocolate coffee mousse, Irish cream-Irish whiskey panna cotta, and vanilla cream topped with a shamrock cookie (available through March 17)

Goods to Go, Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Key Lime Tart with graham cracker crust, key lime custard, and shamrock garnishes (available March 8-18)

The Artist Palette, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Irish Car Bundt – Irish stout Bundt cake with Irish cream mousse and Irish whiskey caramel (available March 8-18)

Wind & Waves Market, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

  • Shamrock Whoopie Pie – Green tea cake with gold citrus crème filling (available March 12-20)
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Roaring Fork, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • St. Patrick Cupcake – Green velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing decorated with Chip  ‘N Dale and shamrocks (available March 17)

Beach Club Marketplace, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

The Market at Ale & Compass, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort

  • Irish Cream Mousse Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake topped with Irish cream mousse dome and chocolate crisp pearls (available March 10-18)

St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at Disneyland Resort

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Trolley Treats, Disney California Adventure Park

Marceline’s Confectionery, Downtown Disney District

  • St. Patrick’s Mickey Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, marshmallow ears, enrobed in milk chocolate, colored white chocolate, and a green top hat (available March 10-17)
  • Pot of Gold Apple – Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, dipped in dark chocolate, and embellished with yellow white chocolate and gold candy-coated milk chocolates, rainbow sour belt, and green chocolate shamrock (available March 17)
  • Shamrock Krispy – Shamrock-shaped krispies dipped in green and white chocolate decorated with a yellow Mickey (available March 7-17)
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie Marshmallow Wand – Mickey-shaped marshmallow dipped in mint milk chocolate, enrobed in chocolate cookie crumbles, and drizzled with green and white chocolate (available March 10-17)
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Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express, Downtown Disney District

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Beignets – A sweet blend of chocolate chips and fresh mint with a “touch of the Irish” green sprinkles (available March 15-21)
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Uva Bar & Café, Downtown Disney District

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Burger – Angus Beef patty resting on a bed of braised cabbage topped with Swiss cheese, sliced corned beef, and whole grain mustard a oli on a brioche bun served with garlic fries (available March 17)
  • Irish Nachos – French fries topped with corned beef, Guinness beer cheese, pico de gallo and spicy aoli (available March 17)
  • Irish Libations (available March 17)

What are your St. Patrick’s Day 2021 plans? Will you be visiting one of the Disney Parks?

Thanks Disney Parks Blog!