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Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge Opening in June, New Name for Villas at Wilderness Lodge, and More

Disney Vacation Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and there is quite a bit of exciting DVC news happening right now including an all-new members-only lounge at Epcot and a new name for the DVC villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Read on to find out more!

Disney Cruise Line Announces Sailings for Summer 2017

Disney Cruise Line has announced its itineraries for the summer of 2017 and sailings include new ports of call in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, and even extra stops at Castaway Cay. Bookings for the 2017 itineraries open April 14.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Plans for Two New Ships

Disney Cruise Line has announced that two new ships will be joining the fleet in 2021 and 2023. The company says it has entered into a "memorandum of agreement" with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany for the two new ships.

Disney Cruise Line Donates Used Cooking Oil to Bahamas Waste Management

Disney Cruise Line goes through quite a bit of cooking oil in its kitchens but did you ever wonder what DCL does with all the used cooking oil? As part of the company's ongoing commitment to reduce waste, DCL has donated more than 60,000 gallons of used cooking oil.

Disney Cruise Line Crew Members Create Special Holiday Moments in Port of Call

The holidays are a season of giving and recently Disney Cruise Line crew members took time off the ships to help create magical moments for kids in need at select ports of call in the United States and Caribbean.

‘Travel Weekly’ Names Walt Disney World Resort Best Theme Park in Annual Survey

The Walt Disney World Resort has been named the 'best theme park' by readers of Travel Weekly in the publication's annual Readers Choice Awards. Disney Cruise Line was named 'best family experience' in the cruise line category.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Kimberly-Clark Corporation Announce New Strategic Alliance

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently announced a new strategic alliance that will increase the availability and offerings of Kimberly-Clark products at the Disney theme parks and on Disney Cruise Line ships.

New Activities Coming to Two Children’s Activity Centers at Walt Disney World Resort

Two of the Children's Activity Centers at the Walt Disney World Resort will soon be offering new activities that are similar to what kids enjoy aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships. The Children's Activity Centers are for kids ages 3 to 12.

‘Tangled: The Musical’ Debuts on Disney Cruise Line

A brand-new musical based on the hit animated film Tangled has debuted on the Disney Magic. The new stage show tells the story of Rapunzel through lavish production numbers and music, including three news songs from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

New ‘Snacks with Character’ Debut at Walt Disney World Resort

In a continued effort to provide options for guests with food allergies and intolerances, Disney has recently launched the all-new Snacks with Character line of Disney-branded allergy-friendly snacks. The new snack line includes cookies, snack bars, and more.

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Island Bike Rental on Disney's Castaway Cay

We've talked previously about renting bicycles and surrey bikes at Walt Disney World, but did you know that you can rent bikes on Disney's Private Island Castaway Cay?

Checking In Online For Your Disney Cruise Vacation

Disney travelers are familiar with the concept of Online Check-In, this pre-registration that helps you breeze through the process upon arrival and get straight to the fun. It's also important to check-in online when getting ready for a Disney Cruise vacation. Checking-In online for your Disney Cruise not only helps you save time at the cruise terminal, but it gives you the chance to pre-book port adventures, spa treatments, Castaway Cay cabanas, and fine dining at DCL's adults only restaurants.

15 Great Tips for Your First Disney Cruise

Have you been wondering what it would like to take a cruise, but don't want to give up your Walt Disney World Vacation? Then why not travel by land and by sea! A 3 or 4 night "starter cruise" on the Disney Cruise Line is the perfect way to break your family into a whole new world of Disney magic. If the siren's song of the sea is calling to you, here are 15 tips to make your starter cruise the best ever.

Why The Disney Cruise Line Is Made For Grown-ups

People often give me a puzzled stare when they hear that I'm headed off to sea for a Disney Cruise, without my kids. In their heads the ships are only suited a family vacation, they assume that Disney's ships are crowded, loud, and over-run with kids - they couldn't be more wrong. In creating the ultimate family cruise line, Disney's planning also gave way to the perfect grown-up retreat.

Saturday Style: 3 Night Disney Cruise Collection

Capsule packing is a great way to save room in your suitcase when packing for vacation, the Holiday Weekend Collection we shared last month proved to be super popular. Today we have another mix and match collection, this time the inspiration is perfect to set sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Cruise Line Navigator App Debuts Messaging Capabilities

Disney Cruise Line guests have a new way to stay in touch while on board. The cruise line's mobile Navigator app recently launched a chat function.

The Navigator app is available on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, and the Disney Wonder. Guests can download the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play prior to boarding their ship.

It's a Magical Holiday With The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2014 e-Book

The holiday season has begun and it's the most wonderful time of the year. Disney decks the halls like no one else, but with huge crowds, high costs, and special events around every corner - a very merry trip to Walt Disney World can quickly turn the uninitiated into a grinch.

Packing Emergency Essentials For A Cruise Vacation

Packing a good day bag is essential when traveling, and over the years I have refined my everyday carry to suit most situations, but heading off to sea on a cruise is a special place with many special and wonderful circumstances. Here are just a few suggestions of essentials to pack for your Disney Cruise Vacation, just in case it's not smooth sailing.

Saturday Style: Disney Cruise Line Winter Seas

I've been dreaming of a Disney Cruise this winter and this nautical ensemble is at the top of my packing list. A soft heathered knit Mickey tee is the foundation of this outfit, it's printed with a silvery mouse ears in glittering ink. The flowing draped silhouette of the navy blue jacket falls to flatter every figure, and the Mickey Mouse Icon Silver Necklace by Judith Jack finishes the look a touch of class. Put it all on with your favorite pair of jeans and you'll be ready to set sail.

Disney Cruise Lines Raises Minimum Age for Babies from 12 weeks to Six Months

Disney Cruise Line has announced a change to its infant policy, increasing the minimum sailing age from 12 weeks to six months of age for most sailings.

The new policy was effective as of July 18 for all new bookings for sailings after January 1, 2015.

Disney Cruise Line has been the only cruise line to allow kids under the age of six months on their ships.