Walt Disney World Overview
An overview of this amazing "World", which has four major theme parks, two water parks, 22 themed resorts, Downtown Disney entertainment zone (including Cirque de Soleil), other major attractions, and a total area the size of Boston.
Disneyland California: Introduction for Families
Mickey's playground in California includes the Disneyland theme park (often thought of as the "Magic Kingdom"), the newer Disney California Adventure theme park, three resorts, and Downtown Disney, all adjacent in an easily walkable area.
Disney Vacations: Best Time to Visit
To choose the best month for your family visit you should consider crowds, weather, park hours, and special events.
Disneyland (Around the World)
Disneyland: California, Tokyo, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Hong Kong...
Yes, it's crowded; but the theme parks are open late, with special parades, fireworks, events, decorations; and many people consider Christmas the best time for a Disney Vacation. Read about Christmas at Disney World.
October's now a full festive season, with costume parades, fright nights at theme parks, boos at zoos... And we can definitely expect the Disney theme parks -- from Orlando to California, to Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo -- to create some very fun events.
Disney vacation cruises are a top family cruise choice, with excellent kids programs and top-quality entertainment; nurseries, too. Cruises leave from the east coast of Florida, not far from Orlando; many people do a combined Disney Vacation, i.e. theme parks-plus-cruise.
Adventures by Disney
"Family Adventures" are typically small-group tours that offer families a best-of-the-best itinerary in top locations, with all details handled. Disney has entered this niche market, and offers trips to London and Paris, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Yellowstone, Canadian Rockies, and more.
Adventures by Disney: Viva Italia Trip
Review of an "Adventures by Disney" vacation: the Viva Italia! itinerary included Rome, Tuscany, Florence, and Venice, and had memorable unexpected experiences.
Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney)
Popular destination with two theme parks, multiple hotels, and an entertainment zone, just 32 kilometers from Paris.
Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa
Disney's Hawaii resort is due to open in August 2011. Location is in Ko Olina, on Oahu's west coast, about 20 minutes from the airport, and 45 minutes from Waikiiki.
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
Two hours southeast of Disney World, this property with inn and villas is in the style of a grand old beach hotel. Fun includes a pool with 163-foot water slide, Pirate Ship wet-deck, miniature golf, kayaks, hobie cats, and other watersports; biking; and maybe the chance to see sea turtles.
Disney Vacation Club
Members buy points that can be used at Disney Vacation Club resorts at Disney World (for example, Beach Club Villas, and Fort Wilderness Lodge), and at Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida, Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort, and other Disney resorts around the world. Vacation Club points can also be used for Disney Cruise Line, and for Adventures by Disney, and at many non-Disney resorts worldwide.
Disney Vacations: Save Money
Mousesavers.com is dedicated to saving money on all kinds of Disney vacations, including theme park admissions, where to stay, car rentals, and any other aspect of your trip.
Disney and Other Top Theme Parks for Christmas
Read about the special events and decorations that make the season extra-bright at Disney theme parks around the world, and also at Universal Orlando and other top theme park destinations.