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Top 5 Things for Kids To Do at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii

Aloha! We are in the middle of a fantastic summer here at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. And while the entire family is having a great Hawaiian vacation, the keiki (kids) are busy taking full advantage of every moment of daylight. So, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share a Top 5 video – this one focused on fun for the keiki.

And don’t forget, Kingdom Magic still has a great fall offer happening now, which includes a 5th night free and a one-time $100 resort credit.

For all the details, contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Planner and hele mai, come join us, for some kid fun at Aulani.

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Rock Out at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Live like a rock star at the exciting Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. From the sweeping California mission-style facades to the legendary Palm Restaurant to a palm-lined swimming pool where you’re immersed in sound, not just water, it’s the coolest hotel on earth.

Rock Out at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Big, comfortable beds. All the latest amenities, including MP3 docking station and iHome Clock radio, an entertainment center complete with 32″ HD flat panel television and CD player, high speed wired and wireless internet access, and Keurig Coffee Makers, maybe this is the reason rock stars leave home to go on tour in the first place. Upgrade to the key-accessed Club Level Floor and enjoy additional perks and privileges. The Hard Rock Hotel also offers Special Kid’s Suites for your little ‘rockers’.

Rock Out at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

For those guests requiring some special needs, all entrances to individual guest rooms include the room number in Braille, the international language of the blind and Hearing Impaired Kits (that include a TDD relay service)  from Star Service that may be used in any guest room on property!

The Hard Rock Hotel® offers exceptional dining options including the famed Palm Restaurant, one of the country’s premier steak and seafood establishments. You might run into a visiting rock star at The Kitchen, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can linger over cocktails at the ultra-hip Velvet bar; grab a poolside snack at the beachclub; enjoy some award-winning ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace; and when you get those late night cravings, room service is available 24 hours a day.

The Hard Rock Hotel offers exceptional dining options including the famed Palm Restaurant, one of the country’s premier steak and seafood establishments. You might run into a visiting rock star at The Kitchen, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Hard Rock Hotel® offers exceptional dining options including the famed Palm Restaurant, one of the country’s premier steak and seafood establishments. You might run into a visiting rock star at The Kitchen, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can linger over cocktails at the ultra-hip Velvet bar; grab a poolside snack at the beachclub; enjoy some award-winning ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace; and when you get those late night cravings, room service is available 24 hours a day.

You can linger over cocktails at the ultra-hip Velvet bar; grab a poolside snack at the Beach Club; enjoy some award-winning ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace; and when you get those late night cravings, room service is available 24 hours a day.

The Hard Rock Hotel® offers exceptional dining options including the famed Palm Restaurant, one of the country’s premier steak and seafood establishments. You might run into a visiting rock star at The Kitchen, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can linger over cocktails at the ultra-hip Velvet bar; grab a poolside snack at the beachclub; enjoy some award-winning ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace; and when you get those late night cravings, room service is available 24 hours a day.

When Mom and Dad want to enjoy a night of fun at Universal CityWalk or a quiet dinner alone, they can drop the kids off at the supervised children’s activity center called Camp Lil’ Rock. This kids camp offers arts and crafts, stories, computers, video games, movies, board games and other activities, all under the supervision of trained counselors. The children’s activity centers are for children ages 4-14. Hours and prices vary and advance reservations are required.

Hard Rock and Fender have teamed up to offer a uniquely authentic rock-and-roll experience and serious guitars are the new in-room amenity. Are you ready?  Guests may choose from 20 different awesome Fender guitars including legendary Stratocasters, classic Telecasters and a few special surprises. We also offer bass guitars for those of you who love throwing down a funky baseline. Plus, we provide an amp and a pair of headphones to ensure maximum sound for you and zero noise complaints to us.   The best part? There's no charge or time limit on use (but just to be sure you don't go off on your next world tour with our guitar, a $1,000 credit card deposit is required when checking a guitar out). So grab that Fender axe you’ve always wanted to try, channel Stevie Ray or Clapton and shred for as long as you're staying at Hard Rock Hotel.

Hard Rock and Fender have teamed up to offer a uniquely authentic rock-and-roll experience and serious guitars are the new in-room amenity. It’s called Picks and guests may choose from 20 different awesome Fender guitars including legendary Stratocasters, classic Telecasters and a few special surprises. The hotel also offers bass guitars for those of you who love throwing down a funky baseline. Plus, the Hard Rock provides an amp and a pair of headphones to ensure maximum sound for you and zero noise complaints to the hotel.

The best part? There’s no charge or time limit on use (but just to be sure you don’t go off on your next world tour with the Hotel’s guitar, a $1,000 credit card deposit is required when checking a guitar out). So grab that Fender axe you’ve always wanted to try, channel Stevie Ray or Clapton and shred for as long as you’re staying at Hard Rock Hotel.

With so many great amenities, restaurants, and not to mention right next door to Universal Studios Orlando, the Hard Rock Hotel is the perfect choice to live your rock and roll fantasy in classic style!

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Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

This year, Disney Cruise Line is celebrating the Halloween season at sea with festive themed sailings.

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

Halloween on the High Seas Cruises
For Halloween, guests will have a scream aboard the Disney Dream. From Sept. 22 – Oct. 31, you can enjoy spooky special events and trick-or-treating throughout the ship.

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

You can experience:

  • Special Halloween décor – including a massive pumpkin tree in the atrium that sprouts overnight!
  • Kids will love trick or treating with their favorite Disney characters and marching in the Costume parade
  • Adults can enter a costume contest and dance the night away with a villainous take over in Evolution Night Club
  • The whole family can enjoy a Mousequerade deck party and scream along with Jack and Sally at the Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream show!

Don’t miss out on these “not-so-scary” Halloween cruises on the Disney Dream!!

Celebrate the Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

Kingdom Magic Vacations Quick Tip – Wilderness Explores at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Parkhopper John shows us one of the newest interactive game at Walt Disney World where you can sign up to become a Wilderness Explorer and collect Wilderness Explorer Badges from all across Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park!

We hope you enjoy this week’s episode and share it with your friends!

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The Minions Take Over New Kids Suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites. These rooms capture the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s Laboratory. As you enter through the vault door, your training as a future Minion begins with your favorite minion characters repelling from the ceiling and surrounding you on the walls in their non-stop antics. Sleep like Margo, Edith and Agnes in custom-designed missile beds with Minion-inspired bedding, complete with Gru’s scarf. Balancing the playfulness of the room, a pale blue interior creates a soothing backdrop with touches of the laboratory’s red accents to remind you that you are indeed in an unforgettable Minion adventure for your stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites.

The adults’ room features a king-sized bed in the hotel’s newly-renovated Italian luxury design. An added feature that parents will appreciate is a single entry door into the suite: the kids’ side of the suite does not have a door that opens into the hallway. All of the hotel’s 18 kids’ suites will be transformed with the new theme. 

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites.

On-site hotel guests receive exclusive benefits, including Early Park Admission and free Universal Express Unlimited ride access which lets them skip the regular lines on most rides and attractions in Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renovated kid’s suites.

Escape to the sunny shores of the Italian Riviera at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Inspired by the famed Mediterranean seaside resort, this AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel features 750 guest rooms, including 45 spacious suites. Each room offers the epitome of European luxury and elegance with authentic Italian furnishings and marble accents. Picture yourself relaxing in the comfort of a romantic Italian villa, surrounded by upgraded features like custom duvet covers with 100% white goose down duvet inserts, and elegant window treatments featuring lace curtains which cast lovely floral patterns around the room. And of course, each guest room is also equipped with all the latest amenities to combine the best of Old World hospitality with modern convenience.

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Car Masters Weekend Returns to Walt Disney World Resort June 15-16 at Downtown Disney

If your children, or perhaps you, are inspired by either “Cars” or “Cars 2.” you will probably want to head to Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort June 15-16 to attend Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend.

Car Masters Weekend Returns to Walt Disney World Resort June 2-3 at Downtown DisneyThis event, now in its second year, celebrates everything “Cars.” There will be meet and greets with Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile, as well as a movie marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24 with showings of “Cars” and “Cars 2.”

Here is a great video from last year’s event!

Here’s the schedule of events for June 15-16.

  • Cars Meet ‘n’ Greet — Take pictures and get to know some of your favorite Characters from Cars and Cars 2, including Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile.
  • Downtown Disney Car Show — Lock your eyes on over 150 classic, muscle and exotic cars along the promenade. Pick your favorites and see which ones win awards.
  • Auto Personality Appearances — Fill up your schedule with special appearances by automotive legend Chip Foose, as well as Disney•Pixar’s Cars filmmaker Jay Ward. Purchase exclusive Chip Foose merchandise—you could get it signed by the man himself!
  • Disney•Pixar’s Cars Movie Marathon — See some of your favorite characters back on the big screen during a double feature of Disney•Pixar’s Cars and Cars 2 at AMC® Downtown Disney 24.
  • Car Masters Merchandise — Take the event home with you by making a purchase from a large selection of Cars-themed merchandise and event-specific souvenirs.
  • Exclusive Disney Activities — Race over to play Disney Infinity; then get revved up for future Disney film releases with interactive fun.
  • Go for a Test Drive — Take some of the Cars 2 RideMakerz models for a remote control test drive—you can even buy your own and take them home!
  • Exotic Driving Experience — Get up close to real-life supercars and learn how you can get behind the wheel at Walt Disney World Speedway.
  • Idle over to the Chevrolet Showcase — Pose for photos inside some of the newest models and discover the latest designs and technologies.

Scare Up Some Spooky Halloween Fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select dates in Magic Kingdom theme park. Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Even better, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around Magic Kingdom theme park.

In addition to many favorite Disney attractions, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is filled with special entertainment, including:

  • Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade – including Disney Characters and the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction. The parade begins with a spook-tacular ride by the Headless Horseman. Parade run at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Happy HalloWishes – a spectacular fireworks show where the Disney Villains go trick-or-treating in the sky. Fireworks are at 9:30 pm
  • Many favorite Disney Characters and Disney Villains in special Halloween costumes.
  • Special lighting, music and theming effects transforms special areas of Magic Kingdom theme park into happy haunted hollows.

The tone of the event is, well, “Not-So-Scary”, and is appropriate for children of all ages.

Dates and Times for 2013

September: 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29, 2013

October: 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 & 31, 2013

November: 1, 2013

Hours: 7:00 pm – midnight

What is your favorite Halloween memory from Walt Disney World?

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Destination Vacation: Kids Get Say Where Family Takes Vacation

Walt Disney World Resort

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Recent studies reveal a topsy-turvy trend where kids are getting their say in family vacation planning. A travel service marketing company found that 7 out of 10 children help plan where the family will go on vacation and which activities they will participate in.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to parents that 83% of the kids chose Walt Disney World Resort as their preferred place to go on vacation.

The surveyors also tracked the ways kids record memories made on vacations. Findings support technology such as social media websites, blogs and digital photography contribute to keeping kids memories alive. Next to digital photos, souvenirs are important visual aids for memory recall.

Another survey, conducted by Corus Entertainment found that 92% of mothers pay attention to their kids input about family vacation planning. Jacqueline Grossman, director of retail marketing, Thomas Cook Travel, contends that while moms make the final, final decision, kids are the “influencers”.

Harris-Decima conducted a nationwide survey concerning holiday habits. Among 1,009 Canadians, surveyors discovered that 59% of Canadian parents encourage children’s participation when planning family vacations.

Parents are coming to the realization that when making decisions that involve the family, the entire family should be involved. It makes sense that when kids enjoy themselves, so will parents.

About half the Canadians in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario find it increasingly difficult to plan family vacations. Alternatively, Quebec didn’t experience such difficulty.

Surprisingly, when the Bank of Montreal conducted a survey in June, 2012 they found finances to be the major influence for vacation planning. But, the surveyors at Harris-Decima suggested, in 2013, Canadian parents will curb dinners out and forego a few movie excursions in order to take a family vacation.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts commissioned a survey of 615 American kids. Of the participants, 64% had gone on a vacation with both parents the past year, 19% of the kids had vacationed with one parent and their siblings.

When kids were asked who was the “biggest chicken on thrill rides”, 16% confessed they were and 38% said their mom was.

Looks like a majority of kids got their wish for the family to take a theme park vacation!

Children Customize Their Cruise Experience with More Choices than Ever on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line, the leader in family cruising, has once again reinvented onboard children’s experiences. Through an entirely new approach to youth activities, kids can let their imaginations set sail by customizing their cruise vacation. Dedicated children’s spaces and more youth activities than ever before are available and children choose experiences based on individual interests.

“Disney Cruise Line youth activities allow children the freedom to create a customized experience onboard our ships,” said Disney Cruise Line Vice President of Entertainment Jim Urry. “Children can select their own adventures and immersive experiences for a truly personalized, memorable cruise vacation.”

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Customized Experiences
On Disney Cruise Line, children can personalize their cruise vacation by selecting activities and events, regardless of age. Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are open to children ages three to 12.

While Disney Cruise Line continues to recommend activities that appeal to specific maturity levels and ages, the entire menu of offerings is open to every child. With this evolutionary approach to shipboard youth activities, children choose programs based on their specific interests to create a customized and very personalized experience. Best of all, children ages 3 to 12 – siblings, extended family and friends – can participate in youth activities together throughout their cruise.

The majority of children’s events and free-time activities occur within dedicated youth spaces on the ship and on Castaway Cay. As always, Disney Cruise Line youth activities are supervised by specially trained, experienced counselors.

Specific program information is available to guests on the day of check-in at the Youth Activities registration desk located in the Disney cruise ship terminal building prior to boarding, or onboard in the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab.

A World of Youth Activities
With more than 100 activities, events and programs, and with all youth activities open to ages 3 to 12, children have more choices than ever before on Disney Cruise Line.

Clubhouse Series – focus on movement and appeals to younger children.

  • Tots take part in training exercises to make them a Mouseketeer, and then prove to a very special guest that they’ve earned their ears during Mouseketeers In Training.
  • Little Einsteins activities are inspired by the talents of favorite Little Einstein characters. Kids play instruments like Quincy, sing like Annie, dance like June and conduct like Leo.
  • During Nemo’s Coral Reef Adventure puppet show, children help Dory find Nemo and encounter whimsical sea life along the way as they “swim” along through the ocean.
  • Puzzle Playtime with Mickey and Friends (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – Mickey Mouse and his pals stop by the Club to play some of their favorite games with the youngest cruisers.

Storybook Series – draw inspiration from classic Disney stories and popular Disney characters.

  • During Cinderella’s Royal Ball, young guests can feel like royalty as Cinderella shows them how to be a prince or princess.
  • So You Want to be a Pirate offers adventurous tales of the high seas, pirate training for young buccaneers, swashbuckling fun and a special appearance by Captain Hook.
  • A special moment with a Disney princess comes to life when children share a story and a dance with Snow White at Do Si Do With Snow White.
  • Disney’s Once Upon a Time (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – Bartleby the Bookmaker surprises children with his very special talent – when he reads the books that he creates, the characters magically come to life!

Jump Up! Series – include group games and movement-orientated activities.

  • Children are immersed in the world of Disney●Pixar’s “Toy Story” during Toy Story Boot Camp. Led by Corporal Green, toy recruits participate in a series of interactive activities.
  • It’s party time, Hawaiian style at the Aloha Luau where children learn how to dance the hula and surf the waves like Lilo and Stitch.
  • Magic PlayFloor (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – A variety of games to get kids moving, including leaping over lasers with Stitch, scrambling around the perimeter of the floor to control the tilt of a virtual maze and using movement to control race cars that speed around a track.

Create & Invent Series – Hands-on activities appeal to children’s sense of creativity and invention.

  • In Flubber, one of the most popular youth activities on Disney Cruise Line, children join Professor Goo in creating magical green goo and other interesting concoctions.
  • The next great celebrity chef could be discovered at Ratatouille Cooking School, where children work together to bake tasty chocolate chip cookies.
  • A race car made of soap is the good clean fun of the Piston Cup Challenge, where kids make mini race cars out of soap and other materials, then race them to find the fastest in the fleet.
  • Super Sloppy Science (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – Professor Make-O-Mess guides kids as they conduct some of the most extreme and sloppiest science experiments around.

In the Spotlight Series – focus on stage presence with activities and enthusiasm.

  • In All For One: A High School Musical Mad Cap Caper, kids search the ship to find “props,” then star in a “High School Musical”-themed karaoke and talent show.
  • Monsters, Inc. Open “Mike” Night (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – Kids help Mike Wazowski save Monstropolis from doom by putting on a comedy show for parents to collect loads of laughter.
  • Tinker Bell’s Talent Show (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – Tinker Bell helps youngsters discover their Fairy Talents, as they shine in a show for their families.

Solve It Series – challenge children with problem- and solution-based activities.

  • During Detective School, Detective Goofy guides children as they seek out clues to solve an onboard mystery.
  • In Stitch’s Great Adventure, kids help Stitch capture several lost experiments before they cause havoc on the ship. Together, they locate and contain the experiments in Oceaneer Lab.
  • In Animation Antics and Animation Cels, kids learn how to draw and paint popular Disney characters.
  • Get the Hook! (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – Kids search ship-wide for clues to solve the mystery of Captain Hook’s missing hook. The adventure culminates with a reward from the Captain himself!

Castaway Cay – youth activities on Disney’s private island.

  • During Tracking Sense, children discover that conservation can be fun as they learn about endangered animals and locate (plush) cotton-top tamarin monkeys using telemetry tracking – just like real scientists.
  • The Dig at Monstro Point leads kids to discover the skeleton of a giant whale, shark teeth and other fun artifacts.
  • Search for Atlantis is a quest around Castaway Cay in search of special crystals that are the life source of the mystical city – the only catch is that the directions on the ancient map are written in a lost language that must be decoded.

The Most Family-Friendly Cruise
Along with this evolution in youth activities, Disney Cruise Line continues to provide the most family-friendly cruise experience available.
While children are enjoying the most extensive youth activity areas at sea, parents can enjoy the ship “worry-free,” thanks to an onboard mobile phone service that allows kids and counselors to contact parents anytime and anywhere on the ship. Plus, Disney Cruise Line has the industry’s longest operating hours for children’s activities, providing greater flexibility for parents and even more fun for kids.

Dine and Play allows families to enjoy dinner together, then gives kids more time to enjoy youth activities while parents relax at the end of the meal. With Dine and Play, parents may check their children into evening youth activities during second seating in all of the main dining rooms. Families enjoy dinner together, then youth counselors whisk children away to play so the grown-ups can savor some time together in the adult-exclusive areas of the ship.

Disney stage productions, family activities, special events, first-run films in digital 3-D, poolside movies, deck parties, a family club and the Castaway Cay Family Beach provide even more opportunities for families to experience a memorable cruise vacation together.

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Teens and Tweens Rule on Disney Cruise Line

On a Disney Cruise Line vacation, teens and tweens have places created just for them to gather and kick back. Vibe (ages 14 to 17) and Edge (ages 11 to 13) are ultra cool teen- and tween-only hangouts.

The areas are the perfect chill-out spots with comfy couches, computer games, plasma-screen TVs, MP3 players and other chill-out necessities. These trendy and tranquil areas offer an elite getaway for teens and tweens to set their own vacation agenda – whether socializing with new friends, playing the latest video games, experiencing cutting-edge technology or just chilling out.

Teen Club - Vibe

At Vibe on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, teens have their own private deck area outside – a mod space for fun in the sun without ever leaving the teen club.
Teens and tweens get the “download” about what is offered just for them during their vacation during The Download event that kicks off all cruises on the very first night. Here, they select activities for their cruise and customize their entertainment itinerary. They also try out the onboard intranet – a blog spot exclusively for teens and tweens on the cruise, where they can view and post videos and photos, and leave messages for their onboard friends.

Teen Club - Vibe

Organized activities such as dance parties, trivia games and sports contests keep teens and tweens engaged and entertained:

  • During Brains and Brawn (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder), teams embark on a ship-wide adventure – competing to solve clues and complete challenges – that leads them to a final prize.
  • H2O Splashdown (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder) is a wet and wild pool party with games and races.
  • Shooting Stars (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder) may uncover a budding film star or director as teams – complete with costumers, camera operators, a director, actors and actresses – work together to produce a movie. The finished films get an onboard screening.
  • Ghost Voyagers (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – On a particular night, the ship is passing through mysterious waters of history and legend where several strange occurrences have happened. Equipped with state-of-the-art ghost hunting gear, teens and tweens find out if the spooky phenomena are real or imagined.
  • Zombified (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – A big shot film producer is putting the final touches on his blockbuster zombie movie. Teens pitch in by performing as zombies and are rewarded with Hollywood-style premiere party and a copy of the movie trailer.
  • That’s Hilarious (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream) – With the help of special effects, costumes and camera tricks, tweens create and perform in a live comedy sketch show for guests on the ship.
  • During The Wild Side – an excursion just for teens on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay – participants snorkel, bike and kayak to solve one of the island’s best-kept secrets.
  • In Whatever Floats Your Boat, teams design, build and race rafts in a lagoon at Castaway Cay. The first one to shore in one piece wins!
Teen Club - Vibe

 

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Disney Cruise Line Offers Immersive Experiences and Adventurous Activities for Kids of All Ages

Aboard Disney Cruise Line, it’s great to be a kid. Children can let their imaginations set sail in nearly an entire deck customized just for them, teens and tweens have places to gather, and the smallest seafarers are cared for in colorful spaces with whimsical themes. Dedicated areas and customized interactive programs inspire, entertain and spark the imagination of children ages three months to 17 years.

While children are enjoying the most extensive youth activity areas at sea, parents can enjoy the ship “worry-free,” thanks to an onboard mobile phone service that allows kids and counselors to contact parents anytime and anywhere on the ship. Plus, all Disney Cruise Line youth activities are supervised by specially trained counselors and feature some of the longest operating hours at sea, providing greater flexibility for parents and even more fun for kids.

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Flounder’s Reef / It’s a Small World
Infants and toddlers ages three months to three years enjoy life “under the sea” at “The Little Mermaid”-themed Flounder’s Reef Nursery (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder). In the It’s a Small World Nursery (Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream), little ones enter a whimsical world inspired by the classic Disney theme park attraction. Trained counselors care for and entertain children with toys, books, videos, crafts and games. The nurseries offer some of the longest operating hours and some of the lowest hourly rates for baby and toddler care in the cruise industry, allowing parents to explore adventures ashore, relax on the ship and enjoy time on their own.
As an added convenience, all baby products needed for a Disney cruise can be pre-arranged and delivered directly to a guest’s stateroom upon arrival.

Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab
It’s not an official port of call, but children feel like they’ve been transported to Peter Pan’s Never Land at the whimsical Oceaneer Club (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder). This child-friendly oasis, themed to Captain Hook’s pirate ship, contains a play area with slide and rope bridge, a “captain’s closet” filled with costumes and toys, and an open seating area for arts, crafts, games, storytelling, musical fun and dancing. On the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, Oceaneer Club is a child-friendly oasis that transports kids to the magical lands of Disney fairies, friendly monsters, adventuresome toys and undersea exploration.

Kids go to “infinity and beyond” at the space- and science-themed Oceaneer Lab (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder). Twinkling star-like lights and giant planetary spheres fill the room along with an oversized Buzz Lightyear figure. Computers with video games and music stations begins the exploration, and kids can participate in crazy experiments at the interactive science lab, karaoke jams, pajama parties, sports challenges and more. On the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, kids can sketch original, hand-drawn art, bring to life computer-animated characters and create and record their own original songs.

In both the Club and Lab on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, kids can have real-time conversations with Crush, the animated sea turtle from “Finding Nemo” and Stitch the mischievous animated space alien. A Magic PlayFloor gives kids the chance to soar above London with Peter Pan, step into the futuristic world of Tron or use their own movements to control the tilt of a giant virtual maze.

On all Disney ships, children can personalize their cruise vacation by selecting activities and events based on interest. With no age restrictions, kids and parents select programs to create a customized experience for each child. Best of all, children of different ages – siblings, extended family and friends – can participate in youth activities together.

Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are open to children ages three to 10. Popular activities include:

Experiences that draw inspiration from classic Disney stories and popular Disney characters:

  • During Cinderella’s Royal Ball, young guests can feel like royalty as Cinderella shows them how to be a prince or princess.
  • So You Want to be a Pirate offers adventurous tales of the high seas, pirate training for young buccaneers, swashbuckling fun and a special appearance by Captain Hook.
  • Children are immersed in the world of Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story” during Toy Story Boot Camp. Led by Corporal Green, toy recruits participate in interactive activities.

Hands-on activities that appeal to children’s sense of creativity and invention:

  • The next great celebrity chef could be discovered at Ratatouille Cooking School, where children work together to bake tasty chocolate chip cookies.
  • During the Animal Tracking Series, children discover that conservation can be fun as they learn about endangered animals, create an animal tracking device and locate (plush) cotton-top tamarin monkeys using telemetry tracking on Castaway Cay.
  • In Flubber, one of the most popular youth activities on Disney Cruise Line, children join the Professor in creating magical green goo and other interesting concoctions.

Other onboard youth activities include playful programs such as Mouseketeer Training and Little Einsteins for preschoolers; challenge-and-solution games like Stitch’s Great Adventure and Detective School with Goofy; high-action group activities such as Kim Possible: Cruise Control and The Challenge of Davy Jones; and unstructured free time to enjoy the youth areas, play on computers and spend time having fun with new friends.

Vibe and Edge
Vibe (ages 14 to 17) and Edge (ages 11 to 13) are ultra cool teen- and tween-only hangouts. The areas are the perfect chill-out spots with comfy couches, computer games, plasma-screen TVs, MP3 players and other chill-out necessities. These trendy and tranquil areas offer an elite getaway for teens and tweens to set their own vacation agenda – whether socializing with new friends, playing the latest video games, experiencing cutting-edge technology or just chilling out. Plus, organized activities such as dance parties, trivia games and sports contests keep teens and tweens engaged and entertained.

At Vibe on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, teens have their own private deck area outside – a mod space for fun in the sun without ever leaving the teen club.

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