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Holidays Shine Bright at the Disneyland® Resort

It is almost that time of year again!  From November 9, 2019 to January 6, 2020, the Disneyland® Resort transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! Here is just some of the holiday fun you can expect this year at the Disneyland® Resort. We’ll keep you updated on any future holiday announcements!

At Disneyland® Park:

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle and “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular return to the holiday lineup.
  • Also returning is “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday, and Haunted Mansion Holiday!

At Disney California Adventure® Park:

  • Santa and his elves will greet guests at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • Residents of Cars Land get into the spirit of the holidays with special decorations and holiday overlay turning two of the land’s popular attractions into Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • Festival of the Holidays returns as a showcase of diverse cultural holiday celebrations like Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. In addition to the always popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad! offerings, the festival will feature marketplaces serving internationally-inspired food and beverage.
  • As an ending to a perfect day in the park, “World of Color – Season of Light” will wow guests with this holiday-themed show.

Start planning your escape to the Disneyland® Resort for the holidays!

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Attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

8 Things We’re Excited About in 2018 at Disney Destinations

While it’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over, we are overflowing with excitement and anticipation of what’s coming in 2018 for Disney Destinations!

Here’s 8 things (in no particular order) that we can’t wait to experience!

1 Toy Story Land- In Summer 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the all-new Toy Story Land will open to guests. Shrinking guests to the size of a toy, three attractions and a new quick-service dining location will await guests in the 11-acre play space. Slinky Dog Dash (a family-style coaster) and Alien Swirling Saucers will be the new attractions joining the already existing guest favorite Toy Story Mania!®. Woody’s Lunch Box will offer several meals and old-fashioned soda floats. No exact opening date in 2018 has been announced.

2 Disney Springs™ Additions- When you’re visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Springs™ is your place to eat, drink, and shop! And in 2018, the list of options is growing! Eight new dining concepts will open in 2018! The Edison will open as a lavish “Industrial Gothic” restaurant, bar and nighttime destination. Adjacent to that is a trio of modern Italian restaurant and bar concepts – Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte. Terralina Crafted Italian will feature dishes inspired by “Top Chef Master” Chef Tony Mantuano ‘s adventures in Italy. Master Sommelier George Miliotes’ Wine Bar George will offer more than 100 wine selections by the bottle and glass along with shareable plates, cheese and charcuterie. Jaleo, a Spanish concept by world-renowned Chef José Andrés’ and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill are also slated to open in 2018.

3 Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Celebrates 20 Years- Opening its gates for the first time on Earth Day in 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will celebrate 20 years in 2018! As part of the celebration, the Flights of Wonder show is being retired to make room for the debut of a new show featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s film UP! The new show will feature species of birds from around the world at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur Village. We’re sure that more special events will be announced before the big day, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details!

4 Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Transformation- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is currently receiving some major enhancements that are set to be completed late Summer 2018! For our guests that have stayed at the resort before, the biggest change will be the elimination of the Customs House! Old Port Royale will act as a centralized location for check in/out as well as merchandise and dining. Other updates include an all-new Centertown Market for casual eats, waterfront dining at an all-new Shutters restaurant, a new Banana Cabana outdoor bar and lounge, and an refurbished Calypso Trading Post for shopping.

5 Return of Disney on Broadway Much to our delight, the Epcot® International Festival of the Arts will return from Jan. 12 – Feb. 19, 2018! Also returning is what we believe to the highlight of the festival, the Disney On Broadway performances which happen each weekend (Fridays through Mondays at 5:30p, 6:45p and 8:00p) in the America Gardens Theatre. This years performers include:

  • Jan. 12-15 and 19-22: Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey
  • Jan. 26-29 and Feb. 2-5: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
  • Feb. 9-12 and 16-19: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland

The concerts are included with standard Epcot® admission but because of popularity, we suggest experiencing Disney on Broadway with a dining package that includes preferred seating!

6 Pixar Fest and Pixar Pier For over 20 years, the beloved characters of Pixar Animation Studios have found a special place in our hearts. And in 2018, they’ll come to life like never before with the addition of Pixar Fest and Pixar Pier at the Disneyland® Resort! Pixar Fest, the biggest theme park celebration of stories and characters from Pixar, will feature a new “Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” plus the return of ‘Paint the Night’ and ‘Pixar Play Parade.Pixar Pier will transform the area that is now Paradise Pier inside Disney California Adventure® Park with the thrilling, reimagined Incredicoaster, four new imaginative neighborhoods, plus entertainment, themed food and beverage, and more! CLICK HERE for more details on everything Pixar coming to Disneyland® Resort.

7 Downtown Disney® District Additions- There’s no doubt that the west end of the Disneyland® Resort’s Downtown Disney® District will see a lot of changes in the next 4 years with the construction of a new Disney-owned Four Diamond hotel that is set to open in 2021! But in 2018, you’ll see a few new locations open for your enjoyment. Splitsville Luxury Lanes will open in early 2018 with 20 bowling lanes, four dining areas, and much more. The New York-based Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer will open its first California location offering award-winning burgers and signature CrazyShake™ milkshakes that boast whimsical and over-the-top decorations and flavors. And in early 2018, D-Street will be re-imagined into a Disney-themed home goods store with products that change with each season.

8 Enchanting Enhancements for Disney Magic- Exciting new spaces and new experiences are coming to the Disney Magic in March 2018! An all-new enchanting dining experience will be created for families at Rapunzel’s Royal Table! Guests will be treated to live entertainment during their dinner, and maybe even an appearance by Princess Rapunzel herself. A redesign is coming for the Vibe, the space on the ship reserved for teens ages 14-17, which will be transformed into a trendy urban loft environment. And Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat located near the Quiet Cove Pool, will be redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style. The new enhancements debut on the Disney Magic’s Mar. 9, 2018 sailing.

What new addition at Disney Destinations are you excited about? Contact your Magic Maker® today and start planning your next getaway!

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Pixar-Themed Additions Coming to the Disneyland® Resort

This year, many of your favorite Disney•Pixar stories will take center stage at the Disneyland® Resort!

Pixar Fest

Starting Apr. 13, 2018, a one-of-a-kind celebration called Pixar Fest will begin! This limited-time event will featuring the debut of an all-new nighttime spectacular, the return of two fan-favorite parades, new Pixar experiences, and entertainment.

Here’s just a taste of what’s in store:

Disneyland® Park

  • Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular will light up Disneyland® Park with dazzling pyrotechnics and amazing projections at iconic park locations like Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Pixar Play Parade will make its debut inside Disneyland® Park for the very first time with new show elements –  the Pixar lamp, and Characters from Up and Inside Out.

Disney California Adventure® Park

  • Paint the Night parade returns to the Disneyland® Resort, making Disney California Adventure® Park its home! This mesmerizing procession will spotlight many Pixar stories, including characters from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and Cars—in addition to an all-new “The Incredibles” float joining the parade later in June.

Pixar Pier

And on June 23, the area that was known as Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park will be transformed into Pixar Pier! This new land will introduce four whimsical neighborhoods and a transformation of the old California Screamin’ to the new Incredicoaster!

Here’s a preview of the changes:

  • Neighborhood #1 inspired by Disney·Pixar’s “The Incredibles” involves a transformation of California Screamin’ to the new Incredicoaster where the Parr family races alongside guests in an attempt to catch baby Jack-Jack!
  • Neighborhood #2 inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” will be developed around the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction.
  • Neighborhood #3 inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” will introduce a new and yet unannounced family-friendly attraction that will open at a later date.
  • Neighborhood #4 will include Mickey’s Fun Wheel and will celebrate a collection of favorite Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will get a new look with each gondolas showcasing a different Pixar character. The Games of the Boardwalk will also be refreshed to match the new theme.
  • Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a Pixar-themed lounge.
  • All of the remaining areas of Paradise Pier will become a new land called Paradise Park.

NOTE: To prepare for the changes to Pixar Pier, California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk, Sideshow Shirts, Ariel’s Grotto and Cove Bar are now closed!

We’re really excited to experience these changes coming to the Disneyland® Resort! Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your vacation To Infinity and Beyond!

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New Nighttime Spectaculars Slated for Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration

Last night, Disneyland® Resort announced that they will be adding three sensational new nighttime spectaculars to their offerings! Beginning Fri., May 22, 2015, you will be dazzled with a new nighttime parade, fireworks spectacular, and a new “World of Color” show. Built off of the latest technology and immersive special effects, the three new shows promise to expand the boundaries of after-dark entertainment like never before.

“Paint the Night” parade

When Mickey Mouse uses his imagination to harness the power of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, the result is the “Paint the Night” parade! “Paint the Night” will flood Main Street, U.S.A. with vibrant color and more than 1.5 million LED lights! The luminescent parade will bring many of your favorite Disney stories to life – including Monsters, Inc., Cars, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story and Frozen.

“Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular

The longstanding Disneyland® Resort tradition of creating dazzling fireworks shows soars to new levels with “Disneyland Forever.” Innovative project mapping technology and other special effects will be used to immerse you into the worlds of beloved Disney and Disney●Pixar films. Many familiar Disneyland® Park icons will become the “stage” of the show – including Main Street, U.S.A., “it’s a small world,” Rivers of America and the Matterhorn. “Disneyland Forever” will be visible from Main Street, U.S.A., and several other locations throughout Disneyland® Park.

“World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney”

Mickey Mouse will use the water canvas of “World of Color” inside Disney California Adventure® Park to take guests on an inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney. The new fun-filled presentation uses animation, live action film, fountains, lasers, and special effects to tell the story of Walt and “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Park Icons Shine and More…

In addition, both the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland® Park and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure® Park will glisten and gleam for the celebration, each with its own diamond medallion. Diamond Celebration décor, festive banners, creative merchandise and specialty food items/menus will also be found throughout the Resort area.

All of the fun begins on May 22, 2015! We expect more announcements to be made in the coming months on the Diamond Celebration. We’ll keep you posted on the latest as the information becomes available.

 

Disneyland® Resort Guests Can Now ‘Ask Otto’

Our guests visiting the Disneyland® Resort in Southern California now have an second resource for questions in addition to their Magic Maker®.

Ask Otto

Disney Imagineers introduced the automated Ask Otto! over the weekend. Otto will be able to assist guests with park hours, show times for parades and fireworks, and dining options. Otto’s biggest feature is being able to access attraction information like wait times and Disney FASTPASS® Service return times! If Otto isn’t able to help you himself, he will transfer you to a cast member for assistance.

Exclusive Cars Land Coverage

Cars LandIn 2007 Disneyland® Resort announced a five-year expansion that would introduce us to new amenities, shows and attractions that would bring new Disney magic to the parks for our families to create new memories together.

Five years later, the long anticipated arrival and opening of Cars Land is here! We have seen many amazing changes at Disneyland® Resort over the past five years, but Cars Land has been one of the most anticipated additions at Disney California Adventure® Park.

On Friday, June 15, Disney California Adventure® Park will hold a grand reopening with the addition of two new lands, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Theatre!

Off to Neverland® Travel will have Magic Makers® on the ground for the grand reopening, bringing you exclusive, first hand accounts of the ceremonies as well as photos, information and more over the next two days!

Be sure to follow our website, www.offtoneverland.com, now through the weekend for your exclusive look at Cars Land and other additions at Disneyland® Resort!

Get up to the minute photos, news and more via Off to Neverland® Travel’s FacebookTwitter and Pinterest feeds!

Off to Neverland® Travel is excited to bring you this first look, and be sure to contact your Magic Maker® to arrange a trip to experience the new expansion first hand!

Sneak Peek of Radiator Springs Racers at Cars Land

Cars fans are in for a huge treat on June 15th when the long anticipated Cars Land opens at the Disney California Adventure® Park at Disneyland® Resort!

The legendary adventure and excitement of Route 66 and California’s celebrated car culture is coming to life with the magic of Disney stories and characters.  Cars Land recreates the memorable town of Radiator Springs just as it appeared in the Disney·Pixar animated classic, Cars.

With Cars Land nearing completion, here is a sneak peek of the new Radiator Springs Racers! 

Make plans today to experience Radiator Springs Racers first hand on June 15th at Disney California Adventure® Park at the Disneyland® Resort!  Talk to your Magic Maker® for more information or click below to request a quote.

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*Images are Walt Disney Imagineering Concept Art, actual construction may vary

Pre-Summer Room Only Savings at Disneyland Resort

This offer is no longer valid. Please click here to view all current Disneyland® Resort specials.

Paradise Pier Hotel

Spring is the perfect time to visit the Disneyland® Resort in sunny Anaheim. You can save up to 25%* on most stays Sun-Thu night at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort for arrivals Apr. 16 – Jun 9, 2012. Other discounts are available for Fri & Sat nights.

Offer Details:

Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel

  • Save 25% off a room-only reservation most Sun-Thu nights, or save 20% off a room-only reservation most Fri-Sat nights

Disneyland® Hotel or Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa

  • Save 20% off a room-only reservation most Sun-Thu nights, or save 15% off a room-only reservation most Fri-Sat nights

Booking & Travel Windows:

Book this offer now – May 26, 2012 for arrivals Apr. 16 – Jun. 9, 2012. Travel on this offer must be completed by Jun. 10, 2012.

Be sure to ask your Magic Maker® about adding Disney Character Dining
and Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets to your reservation.

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*Savings of up to 25% on Sunday through Thursday night stays is based on the non-discounted price for the same room at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel on most nights from April 16, 2012 to June 9, 2012. Offer is valid when booked between March 13, 2012 and May 26, 2012. Travel must be completed by June 10, 2012. Offer not valid on suites or with previously booked rooms. Excludes applicable taxes and fees. Check for offers for different hotels and room types. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

March – April 2012 Disneyland Room Only Offers

This offer is no longer valid. Please click here to view all current Disneyland® Resort specials.

Paradise Pier Hotel

Make the Disneyland® Resort in sunny Anaheim your Spring Break destination. You can save up to 25%* on most stays Sun-Thu night at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort for arrivals Mar. 1-29, 2012. Also, for arrivals most nights Mar. 30 – Apr. 14, 2012, Save 25%* on a stay at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel.

Offer Details:

Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel

  • Mar. 1-10, 2012, save 20% off a room-only reservation most Fri-Sat nights, or save 25% off a room-only reservation most Sun-Thu nights.
  • Mar. 11-29, 2012, save 25%* off a room-only reservation most Sun-Thu nights.
  • Mar. 30 – Apr. 14, 2012, save 25%* off a room-only reservation most nights.

Disneyland® Hotel or Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa

  • Mar. 1-10, 2012, save 15% off a room-only reservation most Fri-Sat nights, or save 20% off a room-only reservation most Sun-Thu nights.
  • March 11-29, 2012, save 20%* off a room-only reservation most Sun-Thu nights.

Booking & Travel Windows:

Book this offer now – Mar. 11, 2012 for arrivals Mar. 1 – Apr. 14, 2012. Travel on this offer must be completed by Apr. 15, 2012.

Be sure to ask your Magic Maker® about adding Disney Character Dining and Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets to your reservation.

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*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the applicable hotel on the indicated dates. Offer valid for arrivals most nights from Mar. 1, 2012 through Apr. 14, 2012. Offer is valid when booked between Jan. 17, 2012 and Mar. 11, 2012. Travel must be completed by Apr. 15, 2012. Applies only to standard and concierge level rooms and not valid with previously booked rooms. Excludes applicable taxes and fees. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.