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Disney Park Bags: Unveiling the Fab Four for Your Perfect Park Adventure!

Embarking on a magical journey to the enchanting world of Disney parks requires strategic planning, and one essential item that can enhance your experience is the perfect park bag. From keeping your essentials organized to ensuring you’re ready for any adventure, the right bag can make all the difference. In this blog post, we’ll unveil the top four best park bags that not only meet your functional needs but also add a touch of style to your Disney vacation. Whether you’re exploring Disneyland, Walt Disney World, or any other Disney destination, these bags are your must-have companions for a seamless and enjoyable adventure.

Here are some of our favorite park bags for a Disney day:

Kavu Rope Bags

One of my favorite park bags is the Kavu Rope Bags. These sling bags are lightweight and hold up so well in the elements like rain or sweat. They’re big enough to hold all of the essentials you need for a day in the parks like an umbrella or ponchos, sunscreen, a first aid kit and water.

Opting for a Kavu rope bag when heading to a Disney park combines both functionality and style for a seamless day of enchantment. These bags, with their unique crossbody design and ample storage compartments, are a perfect choice for navigating the park’s attractions while keeping your essentials close at hand. The convenient single strap allows you to easily swing the bag around for quick access to your belongings, whether it’s your phone for capturing magical moments, a water bottle to stay hydrated, or snacks to keep your energy up.

Kavu rope bags come in a variety of vibrant patterns, making them a versatile accessory that adds a pop of personality to your Disney adventure. With a Kavu rope bag by your side, you’re all set to immerse yourself in the wonder of the park while staying organized and effortlessly stylish.

Disney Loungefly

Carrying a Loungefly backpack or bag to a Disney park is like bringing a touch of enchantment with you on your adventure. Loungefly’s collection of Disney-themed bags captures the magic and nostalgia of beloved characters and stories, making them the perfect accessory for your park day. These intricately designed bags not only offer ample storage space for your essentials but also add a dash of whimsy and style to your outfit.

From Mickey Mouse to princesses and beyond, Loungefly’s wide range of designs ensures you can find the perfect bag to match your favorite Disney themes. Whether you’re strolling through Main Street, U.S.A. or exploring Galaxy’s Edge, a Loungefly bag adds an extra layer of fun and personality to your Disney park experience. There are so many designs for Disney Loungefly backpacks.

Vera Bradley Sling Bags

Carrying a Vera Bradley sling bag to a Disney park offers a perfect blend of comfort and style for a day of magic. These sling bags are designed with practicality in mind, allowing you to keep your essentials close while enjoying the park’s attractions. The ergonomic single strap allows for easy and quick access to your belongings, whether it’s your camera for capturing memories, sunscreen for protection, or souvenirs you’ve collected along the way.

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Vera Bradley’s signature vibrant patterns add a touch of elegance and personality to your park outfit, ensuring you stand out in the crowd. With a Vera Bradley sling bag, you’re ready to explore the park’s magic with hands-free convenience and a touch of timeless charm.

Belt Bag

Carrying a belt bag (or a fanny pack) to a Disney park for a day is a savvy choice that combines practicality and convenience with a touch of fashion. In the bustling and enchanting environment of a Disney park, having your essentials within arm’s reach is essential. A belt bag allows you to keep your hands free for taking photos, enjoying attractions, and holding the hands of excited kids. It also offers easy access to necessities like your phone, wallet, sunscreen, and snacks, eliminating the need to rummage through a larger bag. Moreover, with various stylish designs available, a belt bag can effortlessly complement your Disney-themed outfit while adding a touch of retro charm. As you navigate the park’s enchanting landscapes, a belt bag becomes your trusty companion, ensuring you’re fully immersed in the magic without the burden of carrying a larger bag.

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As the curtains close on another day of enchantment at the Disney parks, your chosen park bag remains a steadfast companion that’s been by your side throughout the magical journey. From holding your snacks and sunscreen to capturing cherished memories in the form of souvenirs, the right bag truly transforms into a vessel of convenience and joy. With the selection of the five best park bags we’ve explored, you’re armed with the knowledge to make an informed choice that suits your needs and preferences. So, as you plan your next Disney vacation, remember that the perfect park bag isn’t just a bag—it’s a trusty sidekick that enhances your adventure in every way possible.

World Princess Week 2023 Returns August 20-26

Hear ye, hear ye! You are cordially invited to indulge in the many decadent delights at Disney Parks for World Princess Week 2023. This regal celebration is returning from August 20 through 26, and we can’t wait to celebrate the timeless magic and storytelling that has captivated so many generations of fans. There will be princess-inspired treats and eats you can enjoy across Disney Parks all month long. 

With a combination of exciting new items, like the Rapunzel Petit Cake at Amorette’s Patisserie, returning favorites, including the Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and novelties such as the Mulan Tea Set at Disneyland Resort, there is no shortage of the ways you can commemorate this occasion through your taste buds. There are even some international delights to try. 

Gather all your royal companions and your appetite to celebrate World Princess Week 2023! 

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Walt Disney World Resort 

Disney Resort Hotels 

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort 

Landscape of Flavors and Everything POP Shopping & Dining (Available Aug. 1 through 31; mobile order available) 

  • How Far I’ll Go Haupia Pie: Rich chocolate-coconut pie with a layer of coconut haupia custard topped with sweet cream and macadamia nut 

Disney’s Beach Club Resort 

Beach Club Marketplace (Available Aug. 1 through 31; mobile order available) 

  • Part of Your World Mousse: Blueberry mousse with a lemon curd insert, milk chocolate mousse, and crispy strawberry cobbler crumble with chocolate décor (New) 

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (Available Aug. 1 through 31) 

  • Ariel Milk Shake: Chocolate chip-mint milkshake with green caramel and a specialty vanilla cupcake (New) 

Disney’s Contemporary Resort 

Contempo Café (Available Aug. 1 through 31; mobile order available) 

  • Cinderella Cupcake: Vanilla cake with vanilla crème custard filling, buttercream, white chocolate slipper, and fondant pumpkin

Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 

Good’s Food to Go and The Artist’s Palette (Available Aug. 1 through 31; mobile order available at The Artist’s Palette only) 

  • Snow White Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake with caramel apple filling, white chocolate-dipped caramel buttercream, and fondant décor

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Kona Island Coffee Bar (Available Aug. 1 through 31) 

  • Moana Mini Cake: Vanilla Cake, mango mousse, glaçage, buttercream, fondant, and white chocolate décor 

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter 

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (Currently available; mobile order available) 

  • Wishing on Stars: Mango mousse with coconut-lime gelée, coconut glaze, and décor fit for a princess

Disney’s Riviera Resort 

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (Available Aug. 1 through 31 during dinner only)

  • Make It Pink, Make It Blue:  Orange blossom honey mousse transformed by color changing flavors of citrus accompanied with strawberry curd and almond crumble (New) 

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort 

The Market at Ale & Compass (Available Aug. 1 through 31; mobile order available) 

  • Part of Your World Mousse: Blueberry mousse with a lemon curd insert, milk chocolate mousse, and crispy strawberry cobbler crumble with chocolate décor (New) 

Disney Springs 

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available Aug. 1 through 31)

  • Rapunzel Petit Cake: Layers of confetti cake, vanilla mousse, and Italian buttercream (New) 

The Ganachery (Available Aug. 1 through 31)

  • Princess Chocolate Bars with ruby chocolate, pistachios, crisp raspberries, and white crisp pearls (New) 

Marketplace Snacks (Available Aug. 1 through 31)

  • Little Mermaid Waffle Sundae: Vanilla soft-serve in a bubble waffle with rock candy, green apple sauce, pineapple wedges, and a chocolate decor

Swirls on the Water (Available Aug. 1 through 31) 

  • Rapunzel Cone: DOLE Whip lemon and DOLE Whip raspberry swirled in a lavender cone with sugar flowers (New) 

Magic Kingdom Park 

Storybook Treats (Currently available)

  • Rapunzel Sundae: Shortcake with wild berry soft-serve and DOLE Whip lemon and topped with berry compote and sugar flowers (New) 
  • Aurora Cone: DOLE Whip strawberry and blue soft-serve topped with white chocolate crisp pearls in a sugar cone (New)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 

Pizzafari and Restaurantosaurus (Available Aug. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Moana Heart of Te Fiti Cupcake: Coconut cake, pineapple custard filling, coconut buttercream, white chocolate ‘Heart of Te Fiti,’ and coconut crumble (New) 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 

Fairfax Fare (Available starting Aug. 1; mobile order available) 

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  • Enchanted Rose: Dark chocolate mousse with a taste of blackcurrant and morello cherry-chocolate shortbread cookie, whipped cookies ‘n cream fluff, and gilded chocolate-covered cacao nibs
  • Cup of Enchantment: Cranberry and passion fruit-orange-guava juices topped with yellow shimmer and strawberry boba pearls (Non-alcoholic) (New) 

Hollywood Scoops (Currently available through Aug. 31) 

  • Little Mermaid Milkshake: Vanilla milkshake with mango, guava, and ginger topped with whipped cream and a pineapple-guava seashell cake

EPCOT 

Coral Reef Restaurant (Available Aug. 1 through 31) 

  • Bubbles of the Sea: Gold Peak Sweet Green Tea, lemon juice, pineapple, and guava topped with boba pearls and a splash of shimmer (Non-alcoholic) (New) 

Oasis Sweets & Sips (Available Aug. 1 through 31) 

  • Jasmine Cookie: Sugar cookie with apricot jam

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available Aug. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

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  • Tiana Banana Pudding

Disneyland Resort 

Disneyland Park

Various Locations at Disneyland Park

  • Princess Bubble Sipper available at the following locations while supplies last:
    • Red Rose Taverne
    • Churros near Casey Jr. Circus Train
    • Maurice’s Treats
    • Refreshment Corner
    • Galactic Grill
    • Alien Pizza Planet
    • Main Street Fruit Cart
    • Lemonade near small world Promenade
    • Churros near Town Square
    • Little Red Wagon
    • Small World Churro
    • Churros near Sleeping Beauty Castle
    • Ship to Shore Marketplace

Edelweiss Snacks (Available Friday-Sunday until Aug. 27)

  • Purple Pineapple Shell Macaron: Back by popular demand, this purple macaron is filled with blue pineapple buttercream and a chocolate pearl 

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 

Napa Rose 

  • Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures: Treat your child to an unforgettable 3-course breakfast and enchanting encounters with some favorite Disney Princesses
  • Mulan Tea Set: Whether you partake in the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures or simply want to create your own Princess adventure at home, your very own Mulan Tea Set is a must! Your tea set will include a tea pot with three cups, a six-pack of macarons, and six Twinings Tea Bags, including the Pure Sencha Green Tea and Golden Tipped English Breakfast Loose Leaf Tea (New) (Available starting Aug. 1 while supplies last)

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Guests can make advance dining reservations online or via the Disneyland app.

2024 Adventures by Disney Itineraries to Include Colombia, New Zealand & More

Adventures by Disney will visit exciting new destinations beginning in 2024.

We all know the song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” but we definitely want to talk about the new adventures.

Colombia, the country that inspired the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Encanto,” is one of Adventures by Disney’s newest destinations! Beginning in 2024, guests can see the Academy Award-winning film come to life by set-jetting on this family-friendly itinerary to experience the cultures, cuisine and people that helped inspire the movie. Only Adventures by Disney can design a trip like this with sprinkles of magical moments throughout. Be sure to keep reading, because we have a special download just for you (hint, it’s original concept art from the film).

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Joining Colombia as a new 2024 Adventures by Disney destination is the Eastern Canada Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, plus an enhanced New Zealand itinerary full of outdoor experiences.

Let’s take a closer look at each 2024 Adventures by Disney destination to discover what we’ll see and experience.

Explore Colombia with Disney: Bogota, the Coffee Region, Cocora Valley and Cartagena

This eight-day, seven-night trip begins in the capital city of Bogota, and your exploration of this beautiful country begins at the Paloquemao Market where you’ll see a bounty of flowers and colorful fruits and vegetables. You’ll sample the unique fruits and learn about the healing properties of medicinal herbs. And speaking of food, you’ll also experience your first hands-on activity learning how to make arepas like Mirabel’s mom, Julieta, made for her family. After that, you’ll tour the stunning Gold Museum, which houses more than 34,000 pieces of pre-Hispanic gold.

Next, you’ll visit a fourth-generation coffee farm in the Coffee Region. During this privately guided experience, you will learn about harvesting and roasting the beans, as well as brewing the perfect cup of coffee. In “Encanto,” you can spot towering wax palms surrounding the Madrigal home, Casita, and in the Cocora Valley within the Coffee Region, you’ll spot these majestic palms all around this area. Next, you’ll visit Salento and learn to play tejo, Colombia’s national sport. Did you know you also see this played in “Encanto”? During the musical scene, “The Family Madrigal” when Mirabel is walking through the village, keep a keen eye and you will catch it briefly in the background.

Your journey continues to the beautiful Caribbean coast and Cartagena. If you share a love for animals like Antonio does in the film, you’ll be excited to learn that here you’ll experience a private interactive visit with the Proyecto Titi Foundation where you’ll learn about the cotton-top tamarin, trek through the dry forest to see these creatures in their natural habitat and discover how the Disney Conservation Fund sponsors the organization. You’ll even help a local farmer plant some of the tamarin’s favorite foods!

Also in Cartagena, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the Getsemani Neighborhood, known for its colorful murals and buildings, and you’ll visit the San Felipe de Barejas Fort, one of the largest Spanish colonial fortresses and an engineering marvel that long ago protected the city from pirates. A visit to Cartagena’s beautiful Rosario Islands caps off your vacation. The Rosario Islands are a collection of 27 islands and home to more than 1,300 species of marine animals and plants. Not only will you see this beautiful underwater landscape, but adventure seekers can snorkel through the shallow reefs.

Colombia: The Destination That Inspired Disney Animation’s “Encanto”

When filmmakers Byron Howard and Jared Bush traveled to Colombia in the spring of 2018, their quest was to find inspiration for the story, world and characters of their new film, which would become “Encanto.” They visited the Cocora Valley and saw the towering wax palm trees and butterflies. They ate delicious food, including arepas, and they played tejo, the national sport of Colombia. Walking through the streets of Cartagena they saw colorful architecture and fabrics, and the idea for the “coffee kid” came to life in the Coffee Region.

On the Adventures by Disney Colombia trip, adventurers will have similar experiences and more.

  • Similar to the Madrigals, make arepas like Julieta prepared for her family, eat delicious meals and play tejo. Visitors will also tour a Colombian coffee farm in the Coffee Region, drink coffee and learn how to brew a perfect cup.
  • Learn about the conservation of cotton-top tamarins on a trek through the dry forest near Proyecto Titi, a project supported by the Disney Conservation Fund. It was Colombia’s rich biodiversity that inspired the magical ability of the “Encanto” character Antonio, who has the power to communicate with animals.
  • Privately guided tours in Bogota will take us through the colorful Paloquemao Market to taste the wide variety of locally-grown fruits and admire the colonial architecture of the historic city center – La Candelaria.
  • Adventure-seekers can snorkel among the Rosario Islands, a collection of 27 islands home to more than 1,300 species of marine animals, vibrantly colored fish and plants.

“Every Disney Animation film begins with research, and the trip we took to Colombia as we were developing ‘Encanto’ with Lin-Manuel Miranda immediately brought the story of this magical place and our wondrous Madrigal family to life,” said Howard and Bush. “Colombia is a crossroads of Latin America, and what we learned about family, tradition, music, food and dance were central to the development of the film. Our hope was always that ‘Encanto’ could celebrate just some of the many different people and cultures we experienced in Colombia – we are thrilled and touched that so many people have felt seen by the Madrigals’ story and now have this opportunity to experience its magic for themselves.”

Special “Encanto” Visual Development Artwork from Lorelay Bové

Each travel party booked during the inaugural 2024 Adventures by Disney Colombia season will receive a signed lithograph of never-before-released artwork from Walt Disney Animation Studios. This piece of visual development artwork by “Encanto” Associate Production Designer Lorelay Bové set the early concept for the new door to Casa Madrigal that would be revealed at the end of the film – a symbol of the new miracle that Mirabel and her family create together through honesty and love. Bové’s work includes such Walt Disney Animation Studios films as “The Princess and the Frog,” “Tangled,” “Zootopia,” “Big Hero 6” and more.

2024 Adventures by Disney is opening new doors, creating even more ways for families to discover a different kind of magic: the magic of the world around them.

Eastern Canada Maritimes: Scenic Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Next in 2024 Adventures by Disney will travel north to the beauty of eastern Canada’s Atlantic Coast, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Outdoor activities and cultural immersion are the stars of this itinerary, and it’s a great opportunity for families to take in the sights, sounds and activities on the rivers, beaches, ocean coasts and gulfs. As with every Adventures by Disney trip, our Disney-trained Adventures Guides lead every step of the way and take care of all the details, ensuring a fun-filled, hassle-free vacation. Here are just a few examples of how you’d spend your days on this trip.

  • Touring an authentic maple syrup farm in Nova Scotia to learn about the process that brings syrup from tree to table, and of course, sampling this delicious treat.
  • Exploring the outdoors at amazing locations such as the 150-year-old Wood Island Lighthouse, where Junior Adventurers will enjoy making and flying kites along the shore. Other adventures include walking on the low-tide ocean floor at the Bay of Fundy, enjoying an onboard fisherman’s feast, riding horses, listening to live Celtic music during a traditional ceilidh (social gathering), biking, canoeing and kayaking.
  • Enjoying tea with a descendent of author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s family at the Anne of Green Gables Museum, and visiting Avonlea Village, the fictitious community central to the Anne of Green Gables stories.
  • Learning about the indigenous Mi’kmaq Peoples during a visit to the Millbrook Cultural Heritage Centre.

New Zealand: An Enhanced Outdoor Adventure

While traversing New Zealand from north to south, we’ll see stunning scenery at every turn, from the beaches and tropical rainforests to visiting vibrant cities and small towns. We’ll even participate in an authentic meal indigenous to the country! On this itinerary we can look forward to:

  • Participating in the exciting America’s Cup Experience in Auckland, the “City of Sails.”
  • Sharing an authentic Hangi dinner with a local family to experience the indigenous Maori culture.
  • Marveling at thousands of glow worms illuminating an underground cave among limestone formations.
  • Touring the National Kiwi Hatchery, a facility renowned for its kiwi bird conservation program.
  • Gazing at the dramatic geysers that dot the landscape at Te Puia Geothermal Park, including the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Traveling via the TranzAlpine Train upwards into the Southern Alps.

What’s it like to travel with Adventures by Disney?

Every family-friendly itinerary is packed with adventure, hands-on experiences, authenticity, insider access and a lot of fun. As with all Adventures by Disney vacations, our Disney-trained Adventure Guides take care of the details, including activities for Junior Adventurers (younger guests), so everyone in the family can enjoy a hassle-free vacation from the moment you arrive at your destination. Upon your arrival, transportation is waiting to take you to the hotel, and throughout your trip meals are planned, logistics are taken care of, even snacks are provided for longer legs of the excursions. That’s the Adventures by Disney way!  

Which 2024 Adventures by Disney vacation would you most like to experience?

Receive Sweet Treats Delivered to You When You Book a New Disney World Vacation

Would you like a sweet treat delivered to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel at no cost to you? When you book a new qualifying Disney World vacation with us by July 31, you’ll receive one of these delicious gifts delivered to your door!

Siera works with local businesses to have freshly made treats brought to you. You may receive homemade whoopie pies, homemade Mickey shaped rice krispy treats, hand decorated sugar cookies, Star Wars themed chocolates or Mickey themed cupcakes. Please note that although requests can be made, we cannot guarantee a specific treat as our bakers’ availability is limited and will depend on your travel dates.

In order to receive a delicious sweet treat delivered to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you just need to book a vacation package with a minimum three night stay and at least 3 days of theme park tickets!

Call Siera today at (734) 771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com to book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

Fall 2024 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Feature Halloween on the High Seas & Very MerryTime Cruises

The fun of fall and winter holidays will meet the magic of Disney Cruise Line in fall 2024 with the return of Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises. With rare itineraries to Hawaii and the South Pacific and more opportunities to visit Disney’s newest island destination in The Bahamas, you will have the chance to experience the sea in new and exciting ways.

Embark on a magical voyage to celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season. Treat yourself to festive fun with Halloween on the High Seas sailings or Very Merrytime cruises—plus discover the wonders of Lighthouse Point, Disney’s newest island destination in The Bahamas.

Cast off on the Disney Magic or Disney Dream from Fort Lauderdale, set sail from Port Canaveral aboard the Disney Fantasy, or chart a course from Galveston, Texas aboard the Disney Magic. Whichever cruise you choose, larger-than-life thrills and heartwarming magic are sure to follow—with world-class entertainment, gourmet dining and all the award-winning attention to detail you can expect from Disney.

Halloween on the High Seas

Halloween on the High Seas returns to Disney Cruise Line in mid-September through October 2024. This season of extra-special sailings will bring the fun of Halloween to guests on select cruises across the fleet with a host of added entertainment. Families will dress up and join Disney characters in their Halloween costumes; dance the night away at a spooky celebration on the upper decks; enjoy spine-tingling themed food and beverages; and immerse themselves in a ghostly ship takeover with elaborate décor and a magical Pumpkin Tree.

From Port Canaveral, Florida, the Disney Wish will sail three- and four-night Bahamian voyages full of frightful fun, while the Disney Fantasy will offer these special themed cruises with lengths varying from four, six and seven nights. Four- and six-night sailings on board the Disney Fantasy will take families to The Bahamas, while seven-night escapes will transport guests to fan-favorite destinations throughout The Bahamas and Caribbean.

The Disney Magic will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on vacations ranging from three to five nights to tropical destinations in The Bahamas and Caribbean. Select sailings on both the Disney Magic and the Disney Fantasy will include a chance for families to discover fun and relaxation at Disney Cruise Line’s newest destination in The Bahamas. Located on the island of Eleuthera at Lighthouse Point, this vibrant beach retreat will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.

Very Merrytime Cruises

From mid-November through December 2024, the Disney Cruise Line fleet will be decked from bow to stern with holiday cheer and entertainment during Very Merrytime Cruises. Holiday magic will be unwrapped for the whole family with joyful holiday décor; favorite characters in their finest festive attire; themed activities that are merry and bright; and celebrations on deck that are full of holiday spirit.

Families who want to spend the most wonderful time of the year with Disney Cruise Line will have opportunities to sail from two home ports in Florida, as well as a selection of cruises from Galveston, Texas. 

Short holiday getaways will be offered from both home ports in the Sunshine State, with a selection of three- and four-night Bahamian Very Merrytime voyages on the Disney Wish from Port Canaveral and four- and five-night cruises to The Bahamas and Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale aboard the Disney Dream. 

The Disney Fantasy will also embark a variety of four-night Very Merrytime sailings to The Bahamas, along with longer six- and seven-night itineraries in November and December. Select voyages on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will include a day of fun in the sun along the white sand beaches of Disney Cruise Line’s newest destination at Lighthouse Point during the holiday season.  

Cheerful cruises from Galveston aboard the Disney Magic will range in length from four to six nights, allowing families to celebrate the holiday season together while visiting tropical ports of call throughout the Caribbean. 

Special Sailings to Hawaii and the South Pacific

In addition to the festive themed sailings, Disney Cruise Line guests can experience bucket-list itineraries in late 2024. The Disney Wonder will sail from Vancouver, Canada, to Honolulu, Hawaii, in late September with stops on the islands of Kauai, Maui and Hawaii before arriving in Oahu. From Hawaii, the Disney Wonder will embark on a transpacific voyage to Sydney, Australia, that will take families through the South Pacific to visit once-in-a-lifetime destinations such as Fiji, American Samoa and New Caledonia.

Disney Cruise Line will then set sail on its second season of vacations from Australia and New Zealand, bringing the magic of Disney close to home for local families in the region. 

Fall 2024 Disney Cruise Line Destinations

Lighthouse Point

Drop anchor at Lighthouse Point, a new Disney Cruise Line island retreat celebrating the breathtaking beauty and vibrant culture of The Bahamas. Cast off from Fort Lauderdale on a 3-, 4- or 5-night Bahamian sailing on the Disney Magic or Disney Dream. Set sail from San Juan to Galveston, Texas on a 6-night voyage aboard the Disney Magic. Or soak up all the fun and sun of The Bahamas on a 4- or 6-night sailing from Port Canaveral on the Disney Fantasy.

Caribbean

Surrender to swaying palm trees, blue-water bliss and endless sunshine at dreamy locales such as Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, St. Thomas, Tortola, St. Lucia or Antigua. Indulge in a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-night Caribbean cruise packed with sun, fun and unique island adventures. Snorkel amid tropical fish, zip-line through jungle canopy or explore ancient Mayan ruins. Most cruises include a stop at Disney Castaway Cay—our private island paradise in The Bahamas.

The Bahamas

Soak up the laid-back pleasures of island life on a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-night cruise departing from Port Canaveral or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Or sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Galveston, Texas on a dreamy 6-night voyage. Each magical journey drops anchor in sun-kissed ports of call that may include a stop at Nassau, Disney Castaway Cay or Lighthouse Point. From stingray encounters, fly-fishing and parasailing to celebrating the arts and culture of The Bahamas, there’s something for everyone.

Hawai’i

Embark on a sun-splashed Hawaiian sailing aboard the Disney Wonder. Choose from a 10-night sailing from Vancouver to Honolulu with 2 days to explore Nawiliwili and stops in Maui and the Big Island. Or, you can cruise from Honolulu to Vancouver on a 9-night sailing and spend 2 blissful days in Maui, with a stop at the Island of Hawaii. Plus, enjoy fabulous days at sea with amazing Broadway-style shows, themed dining and fun activities for the whole family.

South Pacific

Bask in the enchantment of breathtaking sunsets at sea when you set out on a 15-night South Pacific cruise departing from either Honolulu or Sydney. Sail across the international dateline and drop anchor in dazzling destinations including Fiji, American Samoa, New Caledonia and the Hawaiian Islands. While at sea, you’ll have enough time to delight in all the magical offerings on board from award-winning entertainment and exciting deck parties to imaginative dining, Character encounters and more.

Transatlantic

Set sail from Southampton, England on a 13-night transatlantic adventure to sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida—featuring stops in Portugal, Spain and Lighthouse Point, Disney Cruise Line’s newest island destination in The Bahamas. Experience the culture and natural beauty of the Iberian Peninsula, from touring historic landmarks in Lisbon to exploring the seaside village of Vigo. Plus, you’ll enjoy all the non-stop fun and relaxation onboard while sailing at sea.

New Zealand and Australia

Disney Cruise Line will bring enchantment and cherished Disney friends down under for a new season of 2- to 7-night cruises sailing from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the magic of Disney storytelling with favorite Characters, imaginative dining, spectacular entertainment and themed events throughout your sailing.

Adventures by Disney Sydney Escape

Discover the perfect getaway when you add on a pre- or post-cruise Sydney Escape with Adventures by Disney to your Disney Cruise Line vacation. During this 3-night escape, you’ll have the opportunity to cruise around Sydney Harbour on a jet boat, go on a cultural walkabout at Fitzroy Falls and bike across Sydney Harbour Bridge.

View all Fall 2024 Disney Cruise Line itineraries here

Bookings are available now. Which one of these fall 2024 Disney Cruise Line itineraries would you most like to experience?

Shimmering Sweets, Sips & Novelties for Disney Cruise Line’s Silver Anniversary at Sea

2023 marks the 25th anniversary of Disney Cruise Line and, to celebrate, the entire fleet will be welcoming aboard a variety of delicious eats and sips inspired by the shimmering seas. Disney has just shared a sneak peek at what tasty options you’ll have to sea to believe. As the “Silver Anniversary at Sea” draws near, the talented pastry chefs and mixologists have been hard at work creating items sure to make a splash, because what better way to celebrate than with flavor?

Let’s jump in and take a peek at all of the shimmering sweets, sips, and novelties setting sail this summer from May through September!

Shimmering Sweets, Sips & Novelties for Disney Cruise Line's Silver Anniversary at Sea
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First up, we’re exploring the treats that will be available. The 25th Disney Cruise Line Cupcake features a decadent vanilla sponge cake topped with vanilla frosting, 25th chocolate décor, and, of course, shimmering sprinkles. It’s not just beautiful, but delicious, too! This sweet selection will be available via amenities on the ship.

If you love chocolate and candy, you’re in luck because there’s a special item specifically crafted for the sweet tooths out there at all the sweet shops on each of the ships – the Mickey Chocolate Sphere. This sweet treat showcases a chocolate Mickey Mouse sphere adorned with the 25th emblem and is filled – yes, filled – with a variety of candy pieces. Simply crack it open and treat yourself.

At both Cabana’s and Marceline’s Market locations, two of the desserts will be getting a Silver Anniversary at Sea upgrade. The 3 Layer Carrot Cake with lemon frosting will be adding 25th chocolate décor and the Disney Cruise Line Anniversary Chocolate Marquise will feature rich chocolate truffle crème topped with the 25th chocolate décor as well!

Shimmering Sweets, Sips & Novelties for Disney Cruise Line's Silver Anniversary at Sea
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Are you a fan of chocolate cookies? We ‘shore’ hope so! At the concierge lounge, the Chocolate Cream Cookie enrobes a chocolate cream cookie with dulce de leche filling into rich dark chocolate and is decorated with the Silver Anniversary at Sea logo as well as the signature shimmering sprinkles. Also in concierge, the Celebration Cupcake tops a tasty red velvet sponge cake with vanilla frosting, shimmering sprinkles, and 25th chocolate décor.

Captain Minnie is also joining in on the anniversary festivities with the Vanilla Crisped Rice Treat offered at all Cove Café locations. This vanilla-flavored crisped rice treat puts Minnie at the helm with special décor for both her and the anniversary.

Shimmering Sweets, Sips & Novelties for Disney Cruise Line's Silver Anniversary at Sea
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Last but certainly not least for food, signature desserts throughout the entire fleet will be getting a tasty enhancement. All of these spectacular sweets will be adding a special 25th chocolate piece to their already stunning presentation. At Palo, the classic Chocolate Soufflé with double chocolate sauce, vanilla crème anglaise, and vanilla bean gelato will also have a chocolate 25th anniversary piece for everyone to enjoy!

What makes a refreshing Coca-Cola event better? When it’s decked out in Disney Cruise Line Silver Anniversary at Sea décor, that’s what! At Preludes and beverage locations on board, you will be able to purchase one of these special bottles as a tasty way to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Shimmering Sweets, Sips & Novelties for Disney Cruise Line's Silver Anniversary at Sea
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For those over 21, there is an adult beverage guests won’t want to miss at certain lounges across the fleet. The signature Jubilee by the Sea cocktail combines 818 Blanco Tequilla, Luxardo Marashino, and fresh lemon juice with a sparkly, silver dusting and a shimmering blue sugar rim. Guests who purchase this exclusive cocktail will even get to bring home a special bookmark featuring a recipe for how to make this tasty beverage at home.

Additionally, as you are sipping on your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktail, you may even see the exclusive 25th  Anniversary coaster and napkins showcased only during these celebratory sailings.

Shimmering Sweets, Sips & Novelties for Disney Cruise Line's Silver Anniversary at Sea
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If you are looking to take some of the fun home with you, Disney Cruise Line also has you covered. Available at coffee shops on board, you can find the Specialty Coffee Mug with a unique anniversary design featuring the Disney Cruise Line fleet and even Mickey Mouse himself. These mugs also come with specialty coffee – yum!

The beer drinkers out there can also bring home a special keepsake from their sailing – the 25th Anniversary Beer Mug sketched with the anniversary logo.

Shimmering Sweets, Sips & Novelties for Disney Cruise Line's Silver Anniversary at Sea
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And finally, no Disney celebration is complete without a popcorn bucket! For these special adventures, you will be able to purchase the Silver Anniversary at Sea Popcorn Bucket showcasing 25 years of Disney Ships, from the very first, the Disney Magic, all the way to the fleet’s newest addition, the Disney Wish!

If you are sailing with Disney Cruise Line this summer, I hope you enjoy this Silver Anniversary at Sea with your family, friends, and loved ones – and that your trip is filled with a few shimmering delights along the way!

(Please Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)

When is the Best Time of Year to Go to Disney World?

If you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, you may be wondering when is the BEST time to of year to go to Disney. Best can be mean something different to different people. Some people are looking for the “best” weather (some like it warmer or cooler than others) while others prefer the lowest price or lowest crowds. Unfortunately, there isn’t a time that will check every box on your list, but there are certainly advantages to certain times of year over others.

Overall, most guests are hoping to find a combination of the lowest crowds, best prices and most comfortable weather. Although there isn’t one “perfect” time of year that meets all of the criteria exactly, there are certain times of year that are more favorable to giving you the best experience possible. With some advance planning and insider tips and tricks, you can certainly make the most of your time in the parks and truly enjoy your time at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Let’s look a little closer at each month and some factors you may want to consider if you’re visiting then.

January

Weather: Average high of 71 and 2 inches of rain

Seasonal events include runDisney’s Marathon Weekend as well as the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of January for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the middle and end of the month, after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

February

Weather: Average high of 75 and 2.5 inches of rain

Seasonal events include the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts as well as runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of February for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the beginning of the month, before winter break and Princess Half Marathon weekend.

March

Weather: Average high of 78 and 3.5 inches of rain

Seasonal events include the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival and runDisney’s Springtime Surprise Weekend.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of March for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the beginning of the month, before spring breaks begin.

April

Weather: Average high of 84 and 2.5 inches of rain

Seasonal events include the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of April for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is end of the month, after Easter and spring breaks.

May

Weather: Average high of 88 and 4 inches of rain

Seasonal events include the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of May for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the beginning and middle of the month, before Memorial Day weekend.

June

Weather: Average high of 91 and 8 inches of rain

Seasonal events include the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of June for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the beginning of the month, before schools have gotten out for summer across the entire country.

July

Weather: Average high of 92 and 7 inches of rain

Seasonal events typically include the end of the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival followed by the beginning of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of July for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the middle and end of the month, after Fourth of July.

August

Weather: Average high of 92 and 7 inches of rain

Seasonal events include Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park as well as the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of August for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the middle and end of the month, as schools start to go back.

September

Weather: Average high of 90 and 6 inches of rain

Seasonal events include Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park as well as the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of September for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the beginning and middle of the month, right after all of the schools have gone back.

October

Weather: Average high of 85 and 3.5 inches of rain

Seasonal events include Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park as well as the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of October for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the beginning and end of the month, avoiding fall breaks in the middle of the month.

November

Weather: Average high of 79 and 2 inches of rain

Seasonal events include Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park as well as the end of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival followed by the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and runDisney’s Wine & Dine Marathon Weekend.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of November for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the beginning and middle of the month, before Thanksgiving.

December

Weather: Average high of 73 and 2.5 inches of rain

Seasonal events include Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park as well as the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

The best time to visit Disney World in the month of December for low crowds and the most competitive pricing is the first couple weeks of the month, before schools get out for Christmas break.

Earn FREE Gift Cards or Travel Credits through Referral Rewards

Are you ready to take a trip to Europe, a weekend visit to Disney World, or a relaxing cruise? How about getting these trips for FREE! You can even earn money to pay for your next vacation with our Referral Rewards! Refer your friends, family, co-workers, or even the cab driver on your next trip to us and you can earn $25 for every booked and traveled referral. 

Earn FREE Gift Cards or Travel Credits through Referral Rewards

Your family and friends who you refer to us will receive our exceptional service, free perks, and services (valued over $500).  Plus, you’ll receive a thank you gift! What a win-win!

Earning gift cards or travel credits through our referral rewards program is as easy as 1-2-3!

Here’s how our referral rewards program works:

  1. Refer your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances and more to book their travel with me (be sure to remind them to let me know who I can thank for the referral)
  2. Receive a gift card or credit on your own personal travel when they book and complete their travel plans.
  3. Repeat… There’s no limit to the gift cards or credits that you can earn!

Whether you want to treat yourself to a free coffee or work towards paying for your next vacation, you can earn rewards for each and every friend or family member you refer to book their travel with me. 

Our Referral Rewards program does add up!  One of our favorite guests has received enough Referral Rewards to actually pay for a week long vacation to Disney World.  He is now saving up for his second trip on a Disney Cruise.  This is an easy way to make money, just by referring your friends and family to us that already travel.

Start earning your next reward today!

Which referral reward will you choose?

2024 Disney World Vacation Waitlist is Now OPEN!

Who’s ready to start planning a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth? Although we aren’t even halfway through 2023 yet, it’s already time to start thinking about 2024, especially if you are considering a Walt Disney World Resort vacation next year. Sign up today to join my 2024 Disney World waitlist and be notified as soon as Disney releases 2024 vacations!

2024 Disney World Vacation Waitlist is Now OPEN!

Wondering why you should start thinking about your vacation plans for 2024 now? Here are my top 4 reasons why you’ll want to book your 2024 Disney World vacation as soon as possible:

  • Resort availability is limited so whether you would like a specific resort or room category or you just need extra space with a large family, you will have the best choice of both resorts and rooms when you book as early as possible.
  • You lock in the pricing once you’ve paid your deposit so if Disney raises ticket prices next month, you are protected from any increases before you travel. However, discounts can still be applied so you never have to worry about over paying for your vacation!
  • After paying a nominal deposit (just $200 for a vacation package), you can make payments and/or save towards the remaining balance which makes traveling easier and more affordable.
  • You have even more time to dream about and plan for all of the magic and fun awaiting you at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Plus, with TRON Lightcycle / Run now open at Magic Kingdom Park and new attractions like Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana scheduled to open at EPCOT by the end of 2023, 2024 will be an extra magical time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.

I’d love to add you to my 2024 Disney World waitlist so you can be the first to know when 2024 Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages become available! Just enter your information here to be notified!

Plus, you’ll even receive a special offer to book your 2024 Walt Disney World Resort vacation with me 😉

2024 Disney World Vacation Waitlist is Now OPEN!

Shop The Star Wars May the 4th 2023 Dated Collection!

Shop The Star Wars May the 4th 2023 Dated Collection! Everything you need to celebrate the galactic holiday.

It’s time to travel to a galaxy far, far away and discover clothing, collectibles, and more inspired by the epic Star Wars saga! May the 4th is approaching, Padawan, and we are excited to announce that new products have arrived to celebrate the galactic holiday. Find some of the most popular Star Wars products below.

Shop The Star Wars May the 4th 2023 Dated Collection!

The Force is strong with you in this Star Wars Women of the Galaxy ear headband by BaubleBar. Powerfully elegant in quilted black velvet and adorned with a white velvet bow, it features Princess Leia icon beads, pearls and crystals. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate some of the greatest women in the universe, including you.

Shop The Star Wars May the 4th 2023 Dated Collection!

Team up with Darth Vader and Vice Admiral Sloane to command a TIE Bomber mission with this Star Wars LEGO set. Load the torpedoes from the cart into the warhead bay. Jump into the cockpit with the TIE Bomber Pilot and take off. Fire the stud shooters at Rebel starfighters and drop torpedoes on strategic targets. May the dark side of the Force be with you!

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Their imagination will take them from galaxies far, far away to waters much closer to home with this Millennium Falcon rash guard. Inspired by the Star Wars saga, it features stylized art of the film’s logo and the beloved ship. With UPF 50+ built-in UV protection, you might say it comes with its own kind of deflector shield. Han Solo and Chewie would be proud.

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The one who holds the Darksaber holds the power. Inspired by the one-of-a-kind black-energy blade created by Tarre Vizsla, this Darksaber legacy set features a glowing blade, detachable hilt, display stand and keepsake box. A symbol of leadership, the Darksaber has been wielded by villain and hero alike. Which one will you be?

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The Force is strong with this one. Let your little rebel show off their love for the greatest galactic saga with this jersey cotton t-shirt featuring a Star Wars logo screen print and ringer details.

Shop The Star Wars May the 4th 2023 Dated Collection!

Keep your eye on Grogu at all times with this plush that comes with a magnetic fabric disc that goes under your shirt. Place Grogu on top and enjoy his adorable company wherever you go! Plus, when you press his tummy, he makes lots of cute Child-like noises!

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Travel to the far reaches of the Star Wars universe—including to the remote outer rim world of Batuu from Galaxy’s Edge—with this treasury of in-world space tales. Featuring lush illustrations, this beautiful collection includes 15 original fairytales, myths, and fables. Passed down through generations, spanning millennia, carried from planet to planet, these are the legends that bind the galaxy together.

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Lord Vader would like to have a word with you. The striking Sith has a motion-activated Lightsaber with light and sound effects in one hand and stands ready to use the Force against any and all rebels. A button on his chest activates phrases in his iconic, mechanized voice.

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From the planet Endor comes an adorable Big Feet design for the cuddly Ewok, Wicket. This soft, shaggy Star Wars plush toy boasts embroidered features and oversized feet!

Shop The Star Wars May the 4th 2023 Dated Collection!

The legendary bounty hunter is featured in amazing detail in this PVC Boba Fett statue inspired by his triumphant return in Star Wars: The Mandalorian. In his first ever gallery diorama, Boba Fett is captured in 1/7th scale wearing his all-new black outfit and wielding his blaster.