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It’s official! Disney has released dates and tickets for the 2013 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party offers cheer and enchantment for all ages and interests. You can delight in the lights shimmering like ice on Cinderella Castle and hum along with the holiday music that fills the air. It’s a time for wishes to come true!
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is held on select nights in November and December at the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The Party starts every night at 7:00 p.m.
Here are the dates for the 2013 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:
A few weeks ago, we told you about the possible changes coming to the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Disney has now released official details of the updates and changes coming to the Disney Magic ship! Guests can expect new experiences and reimagined spaces. The Disney Magic will be adding a new grand atrium lobby, a children’s area of “super hero” proportions, a three-story water thrill slide, and a spa to stimulate the “Senses.”
“We have always been committed to reinvesting in our fleet and continuously making shipboard enhancements that elevate the guest experience,” said Karl L. Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “What we’re doing with the Disney Magic is yet another step forward in our commitment to delivering the absolute best family vacations at sea.”
“Storytelling is at the heart of everything we do,” says Joe Lanzisero, senior creative vice president for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Walt Disney was a master storyteller and knew how to engage people’s emotions into stories. Our job is to take what we learned from Walt and apply it to the experiences on board our ships.”
Here are some highlights you can expect after the transformation (see below for pictures):
One lucky winner has the opportunity to win a trip to Disney World from Southwest Airlines valued at over $9,000!
One grand prize winner will receive the following:
- Four round trip coach air fares provided by Southwest Airlines between the major United States gateway airport with Southwest Airlines service closest to winner’s residence and the Orlando International Airport
- Four round trip ground transfers between the Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World Resort aboard Disney’s Magical Express
One of the Disney Cruise Line‘s ships picked up eight migrant rafters last Friday. The Disney Wonder was sailing approximately forty miles from Key West on April 12, 2013 when they spotted and rescued eight migrant rafters. Their nationality has not been released yet. Carnival Cruise Line’s Conquest ship reported that they picked up thirteen Cuban nationals in the same area on Friday.
All of these individuals have been turned over to the United States Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard is currently interviewing all of these migrant rafters that were rescued by the two cruise ships off the Florida Keys. Petty Officer Mark Barney says that Coast Guard officials will decide whether they will be sent back to their country of origin or be turned over to U.S. authorities.
Disney Cruise Line may be making some major announcements soon! Disney Cruise Line is rumored to be adding two new cruise ships to their current fleet of four ships. One ship is expected to be added in 2015 and another in 2016. These new ships are planned to be mid-size, meaning they will be larger than the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ships, but smaller than the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream ships.
Although nothing has been confirmed by Disney officials, it looks promising that we will see two brand new Disney cruise ships within the next three years! Disney has a “Monstrous Summer” press event planned for April 25 and 26 which according to invitations will include Disney Cruise Line news.
The other major change being speculated about with Disney Cruise Line is that the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ships may be scheduled to under-go major renovations, including a make-over and other enhancements. Both of these ships have already been upgraded multiple times and the Disney Magic is already scheduled for a six-week refurbishment later this year.
There are numerous reasons for Disney to expand Disney Cruise Line due to its wonderful success. Disney Cruise Line just received top honors earlier this year. You can see some of these awards here. Disney Cruise Line already has thousands of guests sailing aboard their two newest ships every week. Disney Parks and Resorts even received a 3% revenue increase in 2011 over 2010 as a result of the addition of the Disney Dream ship. The success of the Disney Fantasy in the Disney Cruise Line fleet should also further encourage Disney to continue expanding.
What do you think Disney should change or add to their ships? What do you think is essential to keep the same on the ships that Disney already does right? What do you think Disney should name these potential new ships?
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