Disney isn't a place....it's a Feeling!
Disney Destinations goes well beyond a family trip to Walt Disney World! Disney Destinations reach every corner of our globe and offer many more adventures than just a theme park experience! Check out the options below!
Opening Date: October 1, 1971
Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Properties: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World Resort – Since the first guests walked down Main Street, U.S.A., on Oct. 1, 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has become an iconic destination for millions of families around the world. Today, it is home to four theme parks, two water parks, 28 owned and operated resort hotels, and the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment district.
Pandora – The World of AVATAR opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2016, representing the largest expansion in the park's history. As the resort approaches its 50th Anniversary in 2021, new attractions based on Ratatouille and Guardians of the Galaxy will be added to Epcot, Toy Story Land and the first ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and a Tron-themed attraction will make its debut at the Magic Kingdom. An immersive Star Wars-themed resort hotel and a 15th Disney Vacation Club property have also been announced, as well as the new Minnie Van service and Disney Skyliner transportation systems. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open at Magic Kingdom in 2019, transporting guests to a jaw-dropping new world with two signature attractions and new experiences for all ages.
Opening Date: July 17, 1955
Location: Anaheim, California
Properties: Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure
Disneyland Resort – The original theme park where Walt Disney himself walked, Disneyland Park opened on July 17, 1955. More than 750 million guests have followed in his footsteps, and the park has grown into a world-class destination with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district.
Disney California Adventure underwent a significant expansion in 2012 that included the 12-acre Cars Land which immerses guests in Radiator Springs, inspired by the hit Disney·Pixar film. The epic new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opened in 2017 as part of an even larger Super Hero presence at Disney California Adventure, and Pixar Pier will open in summer 2018, transforming Paradise Pier with the thrilling Incredicoaster and four new whimsical neighborhoods. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open at Disneyland Park in 2019, transporting guests to a jaw-dropping new world with two signature attractions and new experiences for all ages, followed by the opening of a new Four Diamond hotel in 2021.
Homeport: Port Canaveral, Florida
Fleet: Disney Magic (1998), Disney Wonder (1999), Disney Dream (2011), Disney Fantasy (2012)
Disney Cruise Line – Since its launch in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a leader in the cruise industry, providing a setting to reconnect, recharge and experience all Disney has to offer. Disney Cruise Line today has a fleet of four ships - Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy - and three more ships scheduled for completion in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Disney Cruise Line continuously delivers creativity and innovation to guests through unique water coasters, exciting entertainment offerings and even magical portholes that bring cherished characters up close. And a favorite stop for all Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries is Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island that offers powdery sand beaches and swaying palm trees available only to Disney Cruise Line guests.
Opened: August 29, 2011
Location: Ko Olina, O`ahu, Hawai‘i
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa – Combining the natural beauty of the islands with a touch of Disney magic, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i embraces and celebrates the friendly Hawaiian culture and its many customs. With unique adventures for guests of all ages, the resort, situated on 21 acres of oceanfront property on the island of O‘ahu, celebrates the region’s special traditions against a backdrop of blue skies and beautiful views. With its distinctive architecture and sprawling landscapes, Aulani allows hotel guests and Disney Vacation Club Members to experience a snorkel lagoon and an 18,000 square-foot spa and pool area.
Locations: Approximately 25 countries on six continents
Itineraries: Approximately 40
Adventures by Disney – Launched in 2005, Adventures by Disney is an entirely new take on the family vacation. Guided tours take families to unique destinations, delivering unparalleled guest service from Disney-trained adventurists and local experts, along with a touch of Disney magic. Adventures by Disney itineraries include visits to China, Australia, South Africa, Peru, England and France, as well as North American adventures in Alaska, the Rockies and more.
Adventures by Disney now offers European river cruise itineraries along the Rhine River. In 2018, travelers will be able to experience moments from Beauty and the Beast on six of the popular Rhine River sailings, including a themed dinner and tours of Riquewihr, an idyllic French village that is as picturesque as Belle’s hometown. Guests will experience iconic locations and hidden gems in six destinations across four countries: The Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland.
Combining the award-winning service and luxury of AmaWaterways with the proven family travel expertise of Adventures by Disney, these river cruise sailings offer a vacation experience that is all-inclusive and hassle-free. Designed with guests of all ages in mind, travelers can customize their trip to fit their family’s needs by choosing from a variety of activity options offered at ports along the Rhine River and onboard each day.
Relax on warm sand and play in the sparkling blue waters of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Just 2 hours southeast of Walt Disney World Resort, this elegant old-fashioned hideaway is located on Florida’s scenic Atlantic Treasure Coast near the charming community of Vero Beach. Get away from it all in spacious lodgings that provide the comforts of home with an idyllic beach practically at your doorstep.
Atlantic Treasure Coast
Sea Turtle Nesting Grounds
Hilton Head Island
Opening Date: April 12, 1992
Location: Marne-la-Vallée in the IIe-de-France region
Properties: Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park
Disneyland Paris – As the number one tourist destination in Europe, Disneyland Paris has been visited more than 320 million times since opening on April 12, 1992. The resort now includes two theme parks, seven Disney resort hotels, two convention centers, a 27-hole golf course and Disney Village, the largest entertainment complex in France outside of Paris.
Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 25th Anniversary until September 2018 with unforgettable festivities such as a dazzling new parade and a brand new nighttime show. Thanks to an ambitious renovation plan since 2014, the resort is more beautiful than ever to celebrate this key moment. The celebration will draw to a close with a spectacular finale befitting of a truly sparkling celebration. Festival of Pirates and Princesses will take place at Disneyland Park in the spring, followed by the spectacular Marvel Summer of Super Heroes at Walt Disney Studios Park. The resort will also soon open Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel.
Opening Date: September 12, 2005
Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Properties: Hong Kong Disneyland Park
Hong Kong Disneyland – The first Disney resort built in China, Hong Kong Disneyland opened on Sept. 12, 2005, and has entertained more than 64 million guests. The resort includes three hotels and recreation facilities, with award-winning, first-of-its-kind entertainment offerings and guest services specially designed for international guests, all brought to life by the resort’s multilingual cast.
Three new themed lands have been added since opening - Toy Story Land in 2011, Grizzly Gulch in 2012 and Mystic Point in 2013. In 2017, the resort also opened its third hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, and the first Marvel-themed ride in a Disney park, Iron Man Experience - Presented by AIA. Work is underway on a multi-year expansion plan from 2018 to 2023, including immersive new areas themed to Marvel and Frozen. As the park’s centerpiece, the castle will also be completely transformed to pay tribute to the Disney princesses and will feature new daytime and nighttime shows.
Opening Date: April 15, 1983
Location: Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan
Properties: Tokyo Disneyland Park, Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo Disney Resort – The first Disney theme park to be built outside of the United States, Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15, 1983. Owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company, Tokyo Disney Resort is home to two theme parks, four Disney-branded hotels and the Ikspiari shopping, dining and entertainment district. Known as the Kingdom of Magic and Dreams to its Japanese guests, Tokyo Disneyland is modeled after the original Disneyland Park.
Tokyo Disney Resort has announced a Tokyo Disneyland development which will include a new Beauty and the Beast-inspired area in Fantasyland and a new Big Hero 6-themed attraction in Tomorrowland. Tokyo DisneySea also opened Nemo & Friends SeaRider in May 2017, and the resort is gearing up for its 35th Anniversary celebration in 2018.
Opening Date: June 16, 2016
Location: Pudong New District, Shanghai
Properties: Shanghai Disneyland Park
Shanghai Disney Resort – The first Disney resort in Mainland China features classic Disney storytelling and characters with all-new experiences tailored specifically for the people of China. Shanghai Disney Resort is home to two themed hotels, a large shopping, dining and entertainment district with a Broadway-style theatre, Wishing Star Park and other outdoor recreation areas. It offers something for everyone - thrilling adventures, lush gardens where guests can relax together, and enriching interactive experiences. On April 26, 2018, Shanghai Disneyland will open its seventh themed land, Disney·Pixar Toy Story Land.