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When we think Disney it is natural to think immediately of theme parks. Disney Cruise Line, Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa and Adventures by Disney are often overlooked for vacation options. Here is a bit more information on some of the new things going on with these Disney vacations.

Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa

A new character dining experience Menehune Mischief has been added to the resort. Featuring stories told but the beloved “Uncle” along with favorite Disney characters to celebrate the Menehune—magical little people of Hawaiian legend. Guests will enjoy a fresh locally sourced dinner buffet. Adults $49, Children $24.

Adventures by Disney {ABD}

This summer Adventures by Disney kicked-off its first ever European river cruises cruising the Danube River. This eight-day seven-night cruise stops in eight cities along the Danube River. Vacationing with Adventures by Disney doesn’t mean you’ll be traveling with Disney characters, and wearing Mickey ears. It, in fact, means that Disney will be your tour guide offering the same attention to detail and exquisite service you are used to when staying on Disney property. The benefit to traveling with ABD is that you have two guides in your group, one who is a Disney cast member and the other is local to the region of the world you are traveling. Disney works with all the local areas to be sure to offer a truly authentic experience to their guest. The best advantage of visiting with ABD it the “paddle of power” opening doors that no other tour company can. While other tour groups have to wait in long lines to enter museums, or only take exterior photos of iconic monuments the paddle of power is raised and the lines and crowds part for the Disney tour as they walk right in for their exclusive private tour only offered to ABD guests.

Animal Kingdom

It has been announced that the ‘Jungle Book: Alive with Magic’ nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be coming to an end in September. It appears that the additional night entertainment will end shortly after. According to Disney park hours, Animal Kingdom will be closing at 7 PM in October and 6 PM in November. There has not been an update on the ‘Rivers of Light’ nighttime show that was scheduled to open this past Earth Day but has faced some major technical issues.

 

Star Wars

Sadly, actor Kenny Baker who was best known for his role as the beloved droid R2-D2 passed away this past Saturday at the age of 81. He had suffered from a lung condition for years, but it is still unknown if that was the cause of death.

If you watched the Olympics this past Friday, you were able to get your first glimpse of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to come out December 16. The new film is set in the Star Wars universe between episodes three and four. As rumored, Darth Vader will return in this movie. Check out the trailer below.

If you are interested in a relaxing stay at Aulani, an adventurous ABD trip or any Disney vacation type, fill out the estimated quote form for more pricing information. Just have a question? Email me, or leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!

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