- With Disney now boasting 4 cruise ships, the Mouse is definitely out and about! Disney Cruise Line is bringing their cruise ships to new home ports all across the United States. New itineraries are in place for Disney Cruise Line to sail from New York City to Disney World in Florida plus private islands in the Bahamas, as well a coastal New England journeys to Atlantic Canada. There will also be weekend getaway cruises from New York for 2 days at sea filled with Disney magic. Disney Cruises will also depart from Galveston Texas on itineraries through the Western Caribbean. Los Angeles will see a Disney ship sail away to Hawaii for a four island grand exploration. And Seattle will host Disney sailings for journeys up to Alaska. Finally, let’s not forget Europe! What better way to introduce your kids to Rome, Barcelona and Cannes than with the Disney characters their guides!
- Disney Does Paradise! Hawaii is also welcoming a new Disney Hotel – the Aulani Disney Resort and Spa is scheduled to open on August 29, 2011, and the reservation desks are open. The resort will also be a much anticipated addition to the Disney Vacation Club offerings. The Disney “Imagineers” have created a vacation property that ‘celebrates Hawaiian history, culture and artwork’. And I’m sure they haven’t forgotten the fun!
- Disney has a pet project! Walt Disney World in Florida opened a new luxury pet care hotel last August where your pet can be pampered just like other guests. Located by the Port Orleans, the Best Care Pet Care Resort offers your favorite dog or cat a luxurious stay. Pets can visit for the day or check-in as an overnight guest. There are water parks for them to play, kitty condos, orthopedic mattresses, cuddle-time and of course playgroups!
Looking for more guidance on planning your Disney visits? Here are some great online resources: