‘Rivers of Light: We Are One’ Debuts This Summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

‘Rivers of Light: We Are One’ Debuts This Summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light: We Are One at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Since its introduction more than two years ago, “Rivers of Light” has enchanted Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests with a nighttime pageant of beautifully illuminated lantern floats, grand theatrical imagery, a soaring musical score and innovative special effects. This summer, the next chapter of this spectacle will unfold with the debut of “Rivers of Light: We Are One.”

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” introduces additional, stunning imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films, along with a colorful tapestry of classic moments from Disney animation, to express our connection with animals and the emotions and milestones we all share in our journey through the great circle of life.

The music of “Rivers of Light: We Are One” weaves together the original musical score and familiar Disney themes to create a powerful arrangement that inspires and carries us through moments of discovery, fun, friendship, fear, love and family.

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” comes to the Discovery River Amphitheater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, beginning Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

Disney Policy Updates

Disney Policy Updates

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STROLLERS

Beginning May 1, Disney is adjusting their guidelines on stroller sizes, which will require them to be no larger than 31″ (79cm) wide and 52″ (132cm) long or smaller. The good news – many of the strollers on the market, including many double jogging strollers, fit within these size guidelines. Also, just a reminder that wagons are not permitted in our parksBeginning May 1, stroller wagons will also no longer be permitted. These updates are designed to help guest flow and ease congestion, making the parks more enjoyable for everyone.

TIP: The smaller your stroller, the easier it is to navigate and maneuver the parks. At Walt Disney World Resort, your clients can rent a single or double stroller once they arrive, and they can be rented each day. Or, they can choose a Length of Stay Rental, which will save them time and money. While Walt Disney World already offers a double stroller rental, DisneylandResort will soon offer one too.

SMOKING 

Also beginning May 1, smoking areas will no longer be present inside Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex or Downtown Disney in California.

TIP: Designated smoking areas will be available outside the entrances to the areas listed above, and at Disney Springs in Florida. For guests who have room or dining reservations, smoking areas are also available at Disney Resort hotels.

LOOSE ICE 

Beginning today, if you plan to bring a cooler or cooler bag to store snacks and drinks for theme park or water park adventures, it’s important to know that loose or dry ice are no longer permitted.

TIP:  We recommend you use re-useable ice packs instead. Complimentary cups of ice are available at Food & Beverage locations inside the parks if needed.

Authentic Crêperie Part of Upcoming France Pavilion Enrichments at Epcot

Authentic Crêperie Part of Upcoming France Pavilion Enrichments at Epcot

As if we couldn’t love EPCOT anymore, a brand new combined table service and quick service restaurant is coming!

Scheduled to be built in an all-new location near the previously announced Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction, the new crêperie will feature the cuisine of celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse, the mastermind behind the pavilion’s Chefs de France brasserie and its celebration of gourmet cuisine, Monsieur Paul. With a menu inspired by the Brittany region of France, the new location will offer table service dining as well as a quick-service stop for guests craving savory crepes called galettes and sweet crepes.

In addition to what sounds like a delicious addition to the park, guests will get to experience a “Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along experienceand Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction,  in which guests will virtually shrink to the size of French cuisine’s most famous rat and scurry to safety across the kitchen of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant. All are coming to the pavilion in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

Who else is excited to try this new restaurant out?

Disney Cruise Line Itineraries for Summer 2020

Disney Cruise Line Itineraries for Summer 2020

Disney has officially announced the lineup for the summer of 2020! The Disney Magic will be returning to Europe, while the Wonder will return to Alaska (after her Epic Hawaiian sailings). The Dream will continue with her normal 3 and 4 night Bahamian cruises (with an occasional 5 night) and the Fantasy will be continuing the normal 7 night Eastern and Western Sailings.


Booking for the general public opens Thursday March 7th. If you are a Castaway Club Member, you’ll be able to book early!

  • Monday March 4th –Platinum Castaway Club members & Disney’s Golden Oaks residents
  • Tuesday March 5th – Gold Castaway Club members
  • Wednesday March 6th – Silver Castaway Club members & DVC members who have not previously sailed with DCL
  • Thursday March 7th, first time cruisers will be able to book.

Western Caribbean

2020 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Day 5: Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:7/6

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:9/7

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:9/19

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:9/29

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

Eastern Caribbean

2020 Disney Fantasy 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:6/13, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 9/12

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 8: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 9-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral:6/27

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Basseterre, St. Kitts
Day 5: Forte-de-France, Martinique
Day 6: St. John’s, Antigua
Day 7: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 10: Port Canaveral, Florida


The Bahamas

Set sail on a tropical Bahamian getaway from Port Canaveral. Select itineraries will whisk you off to a variety of idyllic destinations, including Disney Castaway Cay, our private island.

2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/1, 6/8, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 9/14, 9/28

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/12, 6/26

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Dream 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/21, 7/5

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Dream 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 6/5, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 9/18, 9/25

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 6/17, 7/1

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 8/22

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 8/25, 8/28

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 8/31

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/4

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral: 9/21

Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 3: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: Port Canaveral, Florida

2020 Disney Fantasy 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral with 2 Stops at Castaway Cay: 9/24
Day 1: Port Canaveral, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 4: Nassau, Bahamas
Day 5: Disney Castaway Cay
Day 6: Port Canaveral, Florida


Alaska

Be awestruck by majestic vistas and amazing Alaskan wildlife when you visit “The Last Frontier.”

2020 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/31

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska
Day 4: Skagway, Alaska
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

2020 Disney Wonder 7-Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver: 7/20, 9/7

Day 1: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dawes Glacier, Alaska
Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska
Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada


Europe

Explore Europe while experiencing the magic of Disney—offering a variety of fascinating destinations to explore.

2020 Magic 12-Night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise from Miami to Barcelona:5/11

Day 1: Miami, Florida
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: At Sea
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Lisbon, Portugal
Day 11: Cadiz, Spain
Day 12: At Sea
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/23

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Salerno (Pompeii), Italy
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 6: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 5/30

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 6: Toulon (Provence), France
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/6

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Toulon (Provence), France
Day 3: Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice), France
Day 4: Genoa (Milan), Italy
Day 5: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 8: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2020 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/13

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece
Day 7: Heraklion (Crete), Greece
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2020 Disney Magic 9-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome): 6/22

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 4: Katakolon, Greece
Day 5: Santorini, Greece
Day 6: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 7: Mykonos, Greece
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2020 Disney Magic 12-Night Mediterranean with Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona: 7/1

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 2: Messina (Sicily), Italy
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Day 6: Mykonos, Greece
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Day 9: Olbia (Sardinia), Italy
Day 10: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 11: Cannes, France
Day 12: At Sea
Day 13: Barcelona, Spain

2020 Disney Magic 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona: 7/13

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Cannes, France
Day 3: Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Italy
Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Barcelona, Spain

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona to Dover:7/18

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain
Day 2: Cartagena, Spain
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Lisbon, Portugal
Day 5: Vigo, Spain
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Portland (Stonehenge), England
Day 8: Dover, England

2020 Disney Magic 11-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Dover to Copenhagen:7/25

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Rostock, Germany
Day 5: Gdynia (Gdańsk), Poland
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 8: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 9: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 10: Stockholm, Sweden
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark

2020 Disney Magic 8-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/5

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Stockholm, Sweden
Day 4: Helsinki, Finland
Day 5: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Copenhagen, Denmark

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen: 8/13

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 4: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 5: Helsinki, Finland
Day 6: Stockholm, Sweden
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Copenhagen, Denmark

2020 Disney Magic 10-Night Northern Europe Cruise from Copenhagen to Dover:8/20

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: Gothenburg, Sweden
Day 3: Oslo, Norway
Day 4: Stavanger, Norway
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Dover, England

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Dover: 8/30

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Nordfjordeid, Norway
Day 5: Alesund, Norway
Day 6: Stavanger, Norway
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2020 Disney Magic 7-Night British Isles Cruise from Dover: 9/6

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Plymouth, England
Day 3: Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Day 4: Liverpool, England
Day 5: Greenock, Scotland
Day 6: Dublin, Ireland
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Dover, England

2020 Disney Magic 5-Night Western Europe Cruise from Dover: 9/13

Day 1: Dover, England
Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3: Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
Day 4: Le Havre (Paris), France
Day 5: Le Havre (Paris), France
Day 6: Dover, England

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Updates

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Updates

Disney just released some amazing new updates about the brand new Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge, slated to open this Summer at Disneyland and later this “fall” (probably December) at Walt Disney World. Let’s see what’s in store for us!


Building Batuu.” Batuu is the home of Black Spire Outpost, the location you will visit when they arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters.  You can dive deeper into Star Wars storytelling by engaging with the land through the Play Disney Parks app, if they desire a deeper level of immersion.


Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has traveled throughout the galaxy following his longtime gig as the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana and brings exotic flavors and unusual dishes to his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.”


Ronto Roasters – A recycled podracing engine fires up a spit of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8. Guests can even sample some of the tasty Ronto fare. 

Milk Stand – The place to go to get your farm-fresh blue milk or green milk, direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms.

Kat Saka’s Kettle – One of the many street market stalls, this grain vendor sells the ever-popular Outpost Mix (blend of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn).

For those looking to purchase in-story Star Wars merchandise and rare finds from across the galaxy, look no further than our many different Outpost stores and market stalls.

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – For those in the know, Dok-Ondar is the Ithorian you seek for selling and buying rare and uniquely-valued items from across the galaxy and spanning all eras.

Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.

Droid Depot – Visitors to Mubo’s workshop can choose parts and construct their own individual astromech droids to accompany them on their journey, and then take them home with them.

First Order Cargo – A spaceport hangar bay serves as the temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of locals and visitors to Black Spire Outpost.

 Resistance Supply – Resistance members and local sympathizers oversee a makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items. 

There are also several market stalls which sell a variety of merchandise such as: 

  • Toydarian Toymaker (toys) 
  • Creature Stall (interesting critters that you can take home with you)
  • Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
  • The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trinkets to treasure)

This land will be like NOTHING we’ve ever seen before. The immersive story telling experience goes beyond any theme park, anywhere! We are beyond excited and hopefully we find out the official open dates!

May the Force be with you!