Disney Cruise Line Takes #1 Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line Rankings for the Seventh Year in a Row

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For the seventh year in a row, Disney Cruise Line has earned number one spots in the Best Cruise Lines for Families and Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean categories of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line rankings.

These annual rankings celebrate the very best of the best and recognize how our fantastic teams continue to outdo themselves each and every year. In the words of our Disney Cruise Line President Jeff Vahle, “The energy and enthusiasm our Crew Members bring to their roles is the driving force behind why Disney is such a trusted name in cruising.”

U.S. News & World Report rates more than 150 cruise ships based on an analysis of expert and user opinions that factor in traveler type, overall cruise ship quality, reputation in the industry, types of itineraries, approval ratings and more.

There is so much passion and planning that goes into creating the perfect ocean-going vacation for each member of the family, but what is the best thing about a Disney cruise for you? Is it seeing the Broadway-style shows in the Walt Disney Theater or splashing along our amazing “water coaster” at sea? For me, it’s watching the waves roll in from the comfort of a swaying hammock at our island paradise, Disney Castaway Cay. And, I will never miss an opportunity (and you shouldn’t either) to indulge in a delicious brunch at Palo, our chic adult-exclusive restaurant.

Hope to see you around the ship real soon!

Since we first set sail in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has delivered incredible family vacation experiences that combine the magic of Disney with the wonder of exploring different parts of the world. From Broadway-style productions inspired by classic Disney tales and dedicated spaces for kids and adults to signature dining and spa experiences, Disney Cruise Line offers something for every member in your family. For a full list of this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line rankings, visit U.S. News 2020 Best Cruises Guides.

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Foodie Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 at Magic Kingdom Park

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Time to get your seasonal stretchy pants out, because holiday snacks are finally here at Magic Kingdom Park! That’s right, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party starts THIS WEEK and I, personally, am SO EXCITED! This year’s party features an array of sweet and savory bites that will keep you merry and bright all season long. If you’re not familiar, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party occurs on select nights throughout November and December and features exclusive food and beverage offerings, special entertainment and character greetings, festive dance parties, complimentary holiday cookies throughout the park, and more. This year’s party begins on November 8, and this Foodie Guide contains all of the delicious info you need to know!

And of course, you can always enhance your festive experience with two special add-ons this year: Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party (with reserved viewing for the holiday parade) and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party (with either Tomorrowland Terrace or Plaza Garden fireworks viewing). Both of these special events offer wonderful buffets of holiday eats and treats as well as a place to hang out, relax, and watch your favorite holiday time entertainment. Check out the links listed above for all of the yummy details and to make reservation!

Now, on to the eats and treats! As always, our incredible Magic Kingdom chefs have outdone themselves with this year’s assortment. And in addition to the party-exclusive treats listed below, there are also many items available all day, every day!

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Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake (Available Daily at Main Street Bakery) – Gluten-friendly chocolate cake layered with chocolate crispy pearls, chocolate panna cotta, and marshmallow fluff.

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Snowflake Brownie (Available Daily at Casey’s Corner) – Chocolate brownie decorated with sugar snowflakes and icing

Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Available Daily at Main Street Bakery) – A Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll garnished with red and green icing and a white chocolate Mickey Santa hat.

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Carved Turkey Sandwich (Party Exclusive, Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Oven-roasted turkey with Applewood smoked bacon, smoked gouda, chipotle garlic aïoli, lettuce, and tomato on a roll.

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Christmas Cookie Milkshake (Available Daily at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Cookie butter milkshake topped with whipped cream and a Mickey marshmallow straw.

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Christmas Cookie Sundae (Available Daily at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Cookie butter soft-serve topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and a white chocolate piece.

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Gaston’s Cheese Dip (Party Exclusive, Available at Gaston’s Tavern) – Beer cheese dip with smoked bacon bits served with breadstick antlers.

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Gingerbread Sundae (Available Daily at Storybook Treats) – Gingerbread soft-serve sundae topped with whipped cream, gingerbread pieces, and a Minnie Mouse waffle topper.

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An Orange Bird Christmas (Party Exclusive, Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace) – Orange-scented white chocolate mousse filled with orange curd on a citrus-almond cream cake with buttercream leaves and a white chocolate piece.

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Cherry & Pistachio Float (Available Daily at Aloha Isle) – Cherry and pistachio swirl soft-serve served over cold hot chocolate.

Kakamora Float (Party Exclusive, Available at Aloha Isle) – Coconut soft-serve served on top of pineapple juice and non-alcoholic blue curaçao syrup topped with a chocolate Kakamora cake pop.

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Sven’s Carrot Cake (Party Exclusive, Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing, sugar carrots, and a chocolate Sven piece.

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Jolly Tamale Christmas (Party Exclusive, Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Three house-made tamales filled with shredded chicken and your choice of toppings from the complimentary fixings bar.

Christmas Churros (Available Daily at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café and Outdoor Vending Churro Carts) – Mini churros topped with red and green sprinkles and served with chocolate dipping sauce.

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Santa Mickey Waffle Sundae (Available Daily at Sleepy Hollow) – Red velvet waffle topped with mint-chip ice cream, seasonal sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and peppermint powder.

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Tis the Season (Party Exclusive, Available at Cool Ship) – Chilled Fanta Orange mixed with cranberry juice and green apple popping pearls.

To Be Jolly Float (Party Exclusive, Available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor) – Peppermint iced coffee topped with vanilla ice cream, crushed peppermint, and a chocolate Minnie Mouse bow.

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Deck the Halls (Available Daily at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Frozen eggnog topped with whipped cream, confetti sprinkles, and a chocolate bulb.

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Holiday Novelty Souvenirs Offered Daily (Only Available While Supplies Last)

  • Holiday Base Popcorn Bucket – Various popcorn carts throughout the park
  • Mickey Jingle Bell Sipper –Sleepy Hollow and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Mickey Gingerbread Straw Clip – Quick-service restaurants throughout the park

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Party-Exclusive Holiday Novelty Souvenirs (Only Available While Supplies Last)

  • Mickey Light-Up Tree Premium Popcorn Bucket – Various popcorn carts throughout the park
  • Sven Sipper – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café and Gaston’s Tavern

There’s also an array of complimentary goodies that you won’t want to miss out on (included in the price of your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket). Alternative healthy and allergy-friendly goodies are also available upon request.

Complimentary Goodies

  • Pinocchio Village Haus: Snickerdoodle Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Fanta
  • Storybook Snacks Cart: Snowman Pretzel
  • Miner’s Cove: Peppermint Cookie
  • Friar’s Nook: Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Lunching Pad: Ginger Molasses Cookie and Apple Cider
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café: Peppermint Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Apple Cider
  • Jungle Cruise: Ginger Molasses Cookie
  • Tortuga Tavern: Snowman Pretzel and Fanta
  • Golden Oak Outpost: Snickerdoodle Cookie
  • Diamond Horseshoe: Chocolate Chip Cookie and Eggnog

Remember, unless otherwise noted, all of these items are exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights Nov. 8 – Dec. 22, 2019. And be sure to check out the My Disney Experience app to mobile order meals and snacks on demand, pay in advance, and skip the line at select quick-service food and beverage locations. It’s the best way to maximize your time in the park!

 

And if you’re interested in the holiday shirts and headbands you see in the photos above, then be sure to stop by the Emporium or select merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort so you can grab your very own Gingerbread Ears or holiday spirit jersey!

So, what are you waiting for? These holiday eats are calling your name! Get your tickets today for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and come celebrate the season!!!

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New Mid-Day Magic Ticket Invites You to Enjoy an Afternoon and Evening of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Fun After 12 p.m.

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With the Aug. 29 debut of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the 24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival leading the way, you’ll find plenty of excitement all around Walt Disney World Resort this fall. The new Mid-Day Magic Ticket, available starting today, is a great value for families to take in the unsurpassed fun across our four theme parks.

Mid-Day Magic Tickets are valid for admission after 12 p.m. and were designed with your flexibility in mind, with timing that helps meet your needs – like, say, a couple more hours of shut-eye, or maybe a leisurely brunch. Mid-Day Magic Tickets may be used at any of the four theme parks, allowing you to catch a parade, enjoy a meal, experience favorite attractions, and then get ready for wondrous nighttime shows.

The fall and winter months will be a fantastic time to visit Walt Disney World Resort. You can climb aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. You can taste their way around World Showcase during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Or you can enjoy the resort as it transitions into a winter wonderland in November and December, with holiday décor and festivities at all four theme parks.

The 2-, 3- and 4-Day Mid-Day Magic Tickets* are available for use on or before Dec. 15, 2019:

  • Two-day ticket from $88 a day, plus tax (from $176 total, plus tax)
  • Three-day ticket from $84 a day, plus tax (from $252 total, plus tax)
  • Four-day ticket from $79 a day, plus tax (from $316 total, plus tax)

Tickets are valid for one theme park per day. Prices are for ages 10 and older. The price varies based on selected start date. Lower prices may apply on certain dates. The two-day ticket expires four days after the selected start date. The three-day ticket expires five days after the selected start date. The four-day ticket expires seven days after the selected start date.

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* Mid-Day Magic Tickets not valid for admission to morning Extra Magic Hours. Disney FastPass+ selections made for use before 12 p.m. will not be valid with this ticket. Tickets are nonrefundable, nontransferable and exclude activities/events separately priced. 

Walt Disney World Resort Sweet Treats: August 2019

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Walt Disney World Resort has several new additions like the new Cookie Dough and Everything Sweet Food Truck coming to Disney Springs and plant-based Coconut Mickey Onigiri at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. But this week, we have even MORE sweets to share with you! This month’s Sweet Treats features a few more sweet offerings at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. Read on to find out more!

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Rainbow Unicorn Cupcake – Available August 15-18 at Magic Kingdom Park

Head on over to Main Street Bakery to try this limited time rainbow confetti cupcake with white buttercream, sparkly crispy pearls, fondant ears, and a rainbow fondant horn.

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Monster Brownie Sundae – Available through August 31 at Magic Kingdom Park

This crazy dessert can be found at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. This cookie dough ice cream comes sandwiched between two brownies topped with caramel, hot fudge, candy-coated chocolates, whipped cream, and a cherry and is served in a waffle bowl.

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Pride Cone – Available through August 18 at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Celebrate love with this purple cone topped with Dole Whip Strawberry and a white chocolate rainbow Mickey! You can find it at Pineapple Lanai.

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Fall Treats at Disney’s All-Star Resorts – Available Aug. 25-Nov. 30

Try one of these FABULOUS fall treats coming to all three of Disney’s All-Star Resorts. Find them at Intermission Food Court, World Premiere Food Court, and End Zone Food Court.

  • Jack’s Hallow-Lime Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with lime whip cream, a chocolate Jack Skellington, and a dropper of “liquid goo”
  • Queen’s Poisoned Apple Tart – Butter tart filled with cinnamon apples and topped with a spiced panna cotta glazed with green icing
  • Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake – Vanilla cheesecake with whipped pumpkin panna cotta, pie crust crumble, and chocolate ganache (Only available at World Premiere Food Court and Intermission Food Court)
  • Chai Tea Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake with colored chai tea buttercream and dark ganache (Only available at World Premiere Food Court and Intermission Food Court)

 

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Christmas is July for Walt Disney World!

Celebrate the holidays in the Most MAGICAL Place on Earth!!! Check in December 21, check out December 26, 2019, and enjoy an itinerary full of festive fun in between.

Check out the included Yuletide offerings:

Saturday, December 21, 2019: EXCLUSIVE nighttime access to ride Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Plus, catch an EXCLUSIVE showing of the park’s new Rivers of Light: We Are One show.

Sunday, December 22, 2019: Tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom park.

Monday, December 23, 2019 or Tuesday, December 24, 2019 (one night per reservation): Access to an EXCLUSIVE reserved viewing area to watch Epcot Forever, an all-new nighttime spectacular. Plus, each Guest (ages 3 and up) will receive a digital $50 Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card to use at participating Epcot locations.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019: An Ultimate Disney Christmas gift delivered to your hotel room.

This package includes a 5-night stay at a select Disney Resort hotel and a 4-day theme park ticket with Park Hopper option.

For example, for just $199 per person, per night (total package price of $3,980), a family of four can stay in a standard room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!

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Magic Kingdom Park Attractions Get an All-New Holiday Twist for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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It’s time for Christmas in July! Although it may be a bit too warm out for sweaters and Santa hats, it’s the perfect excuse for us to give you the gift of exciting new Disney Parks news. For the first time ever during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, select Magic Kingdom attractions are receiving special enhancements just for the holidays!

When you get behind the wheel on the Tomorrowland Speedway, you’ll find yourself cruising a festive freeway filled with thousands of lights and stylized décor. The crew at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor is putting some “Ha Ha Ha” in their “Ho Ho Ho,” with a new show for everyone visiting the Monster World during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Space Mountain launches you on a trippy jaunt through the cosmos, filled with dazzling lighting and high-energy holiday tunes, and Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland becomes a wild and wacky Christmas party, as you spin your teacups to one of four new holiday combos of lights and music.

All this is in addition to the brand new “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” show, debuting this year. And there are plenty of returning favorites like “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas,” Club Tinsel, the Disney Junior Jingle Jam and “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade”, not to mention sparkling décor, complimentary treats and a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

Treat someone you love to a Christmas in July surprise, and get tickets today for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party starts at Magic Kingdom Park on November 8 and is offered select nights through December 22, 2019.

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Catch These Special Walt Disney World Resort Experiences this Summer Before Time Runs Out

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Summer is here, and now, more than ever, is the time to visit Walt Disney World Resort before the clock strikes midnight on limited-time magical moments across all four theme parks.

Or maybe fall is the fairest time of all for you? Never fear – several recently opened experiences will extend their stays. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next few months across the Walt Disney World theme parks:

Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye …

Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom Park

  • Drop by Town Square Theater to meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse together – in special celebratory outfits – as part of Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration. (Ends Sept. 30)
  • Discover seldom-seen Disney friends at the flagpole in Town Square. (Ends Sept. 30)

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Entertainment at Epcot

  • Bid a fond farewell to “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” as the nighttime spectacular’s nearly 20-year run at World Showcase Lagoon draws to a close. (Ends Sept. 30)
  • Take a musical journey through the cosmos with Star-Lord and Gamora during Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! at the America Gardens Theatre. (Ends Aug. 18)

An Incredible Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Leap into action at Pixar Place during “The Super Shindig” dance party with Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone. (Ends Sept. 30)

“Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Walk on the wild side during this raucous celebration where young adventurers let their inner animals roam free on the dance floor along with their pals Timon and Rafiki. (Ends Sept. 30)

… And There’s Still Plenty of New Magic in Our World

Several special experiences new to Walt Disney World in 2019 will continue into the fall and beyond, including:

  • Dance with favorite Disney pals in front of Cinderella Castle during “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdom.
  • Become a rookie racer and learn the rules of the road during Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, step into the world of Disney and Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” or meet Edna Mode from Disney and Pixar’s “The Incredibles.”
  • Take in the grandeur of the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as it awakens anew each night with scenes inspired by “The Lion King,” or snap a photo in front of special “Lion King” backdrops perfect for sharing on social media.
  • Also at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, see the nighttime show “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” now featuring additional imagery and familiar animal characters.

Immersive Themed Lands Take You Inside Favorite Stories

  • Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom immerses you in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences.
  • Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios makes you feel like an “honorary toy” as you play alongside Woody, Buzz Lightyear and other favorite Toy Story characters. While in Andy’s backyard, take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash or grab a bite to eat at Woody’s Lunch Box.

 

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