Disney Cruise Line Unveils Ports and Itineraries for Early 2018

dcli201847583fi.jpgDisney Cruise line ships will be sailing for the first part of 2018, which includes homeports on both coasts. Favorite tropical itineraries in the Bahamas and the Caribbean depart from Florida and Puerto Rico, and a variety of Baja and Mexican Riviera sailings depart from California.

For the first time, we’ll be visiting Bonaire, a popular Caribbean destination located just north of the South American coast. The Dutch Caribbean island is favored for arid climate and sunny weather, and its beautiful waters and reef-lined coast lure water-sport enthusiasts for scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and kiteboarding.

 

Bookings open to the public on Oct. 27, 2016.

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Disney Cruise Line Wins Big in 2016 Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks Awards

Disney Cruise Line makes a big splash in the 9th annual Cruise Critic US Editors’ Picks. The online cruise guide’s global team of experts awarded Disney Cruise Line as the “Best for Families” and “Best for Dining.”

One Cruise Critic editor had this to say, “Jedi training, a Frozen-themed deck party, ship-wide holiday celebrations: Disney knows best what kids want on vacation, and it delivers. Families can have fun together by the pool or at a show, or go their separate ways with adults-only restaurants and sun decks, and huge kids clubs with activities day and night.”

But, it doesn’t stop there. Disney Cruise Line also won “Best for Dining”. Another Cruise Critic editor shared that “Disney Cruise Line provides standout service, delicious food in specialty restaurants like Palo and Remy, and a quirky touch of magic in its main dining rooms.”

New Holiday Nighttime Spectacular ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam!’ Announced For Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Great garland – Santa Claus is missing!

And the search-and-rescue mission to get The Big Guy back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve is all part of the fun in the all-new “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” holiday spectacular coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios November 14. The show comes to life on, above and around the Chinese Theater with state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a rousing seasonal musical score.

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

And did I mention there will be snow?

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

Memorable, heartwarming, and enchanting for the entire family these one-of-a-kind holiday experiences will dazzle Disney’s Hollywood Studio guests through December 31.

 

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival & Family Fun

Fall is here and so is the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This year it’s longer and larger than ever before, with 62 days of fantastic food, drink, entertainment and fun happening all day at Epcot through November 14.

This year tweens can join in all the fun with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt. A map and stickers lead kids of all ages around the World Showcase to hunt for little statuettes of their favorite little French chef, Remy, and earn a surprise.

If your tween enjoys helping with dinner at home then the new Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! interactive events at the Festival Center offers adults and kids alike a chance to learn a variety of culinary skills from chefs, bakers and other pros. It’s a hands-on activity everyone will enjoy!

And don’t forget … all attractions are open and kids can ride Test Track, Frozen Ever After and Soarin’ Around the World in between noshes! Contact us today to learn more about how to join in the festival fun!!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: Brazil Marketplace
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