'Vero Beach Resort' wins AAA Four Diamond Rating

We just got done telling you about Disney's Vero Beach resort and our plans to give it a try and now we have even more reason to go...

Disney announced last week that their Vero Beach Resort, part of DVC, won the prestigious AAA Four Diamong Rating.

According to AAA and Disney, “A Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”

Congratulations to the entire team at Disney's Vero Beach Resort. We plan to visit you soon!

'Fantasmic' and more are returning to Disneyland!

Erin Glover reporting originally on Disney Parks Blog: Article Link

New mist screens will combine with innovative, state-of-the-art projection technology for brighter and more vibrant visuals than ever before, and the show will feature new scenes inspired by Disney animated classics such as “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”

If they use these mist screens like they do in World of Color, we're all in for an amazing treat. We'll be back in Disneyland next Spring and will be sure to check this out.

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

'Disney Movie Magic' Debuts at Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World has announced an all new nighttime show at Disney's Hollywood Studios entitled "Disney Movie Magic."

The show has already begun and features lasers and projections on The Great Movie Ride, which may-or-may-not-but-definitely-seems-to-be turning into this parks icon in many ways.

With this announcement, as well as the upcoming Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, I think I'm starting to get an idea for what Disney has in mind for the future of DHS (or whatever they call it).

My best guess? It seems to me like this park is going to go from being a "movie set" of sorts to full on immersion in the movies themselves. Only time will tell...

Anyway, here's the information you'll need to make 'Disney Movie Magic' a part of your next trip.

Stan Lee's Marvel-ous Day at Sea

It's great to see Stan Lee in this short clip showcasing his sense of humor and imagination. Join Captain America at the Captain's Table this fall, only on Disney Cruise Line. 

Join us this fall on the inaugural sailings of Marvel Day at Sea with Disney Cruise Line on select 7-night cruises from New York City. Watch as Captain America, Iron Man and more get the call from a Marvel legend. Available on select 7- and 8-night Bahamian and Canada cruises from New York in fall 2017, and 5-night Western Caribbean cruises from Miami in early 2018. - Source

Visit Aruba Aboard Disney Cruise Lines

Armaldo Zanonato reporting originally for Disney Parks Blog: Article Link

Starting next week, for the very first time the Disney Fantasy will premiere longer itineraries – new 10- and 11-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean, sailing from Port Canaveral to incredible destinations such as ArubaCuraçaoBarbadosMartiniqueSt. Kitts and Tortola. Two of these special cruises take place this summer, and a third will set sail next summer.

Coming from someone whose been to Aruba (me!) and had an absolutely amazing time, I can tell you that these itineraries are some of the most desirable out there.

My family has a long history of visiting this incredible and friendly island and for good reason. I mean, their island motto is "One Happy Island" after all.

Make sure to check out these itineraries if you're looking to book a trip aboard Disney Cruise Lines.

"A Galaxy of Stories" Coming to D23 Expo

Jeffrey Epstein reporting originally for Disney Parks Blog: Article Link

The Force is strong at D23 Expo 2017 thanks to an entire pavilion dedicated to the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

For those of you visit the D23 Expo this year, make sure to check out the Star Wars Land pavilion. This is sure to get the blood flowing as we await what is sure to be an incredible addition to both coasts.

While we don't know for sure, my gut tells me we'll be learning a thing or two during the event about whats to come in these incredible lands.

Oh, and Mickey's of Glendale is returning as well so get your limited edition Imagineer gear while you can!