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Disney Cruise Line News Roundup: DCL Returning to New York and Texas in 2017, Disney Wonder Enhancements, and More

As summer speeds by us, we find ourselves daydreaming about a Disney cruise. However, a cruise isn't in the cards right now so instead we'll catch up on some exciting Disney Cruise Line news instead! Let's dive in and see what's new.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Sailings for Summer 2017

Disney Cruise Line has announced its itineraries for the summer of 2017 and sailings include new ports of call in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, and even extra stops at Castaway Cay. Bookings for the 2017 itineraries open April 14.

Disney Cruise Line Named Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line in ‘Travel + Leisure’ World’s Best List

Disney Cruise Line has been named the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

The cruise line was also named the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families in the magazine's World's Best Awards 2014.

This year marked the first year DCL was named the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line, but was the sixth consecutive year that it was named a top cruise line for families.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Ports and Itineraries for 2015

Disney Cruise Line has announced that in the early months of 2015, all four Disney ships will be sailing from Florida ports to destinations in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

The sailings include 3-, 4-, and 7-night cruises from Port Canaveral, and 4- and 5-night cruises from Miami. Each cruise from January to April 2015 will include a stop at Disney's private island Castaway Cay.

Disney Magic Makes First Call in Miami as Ship Begins Sailings Port of Miami

The reimagined Disney Magic is making her home in the Port of Miami for the next few months and her first call to the port was cause for celebration.

Recently, Disney Cruise Line Captain Robert Olmer hosted local Port of Miami officials and community leaders aboard the Disney Magic for a plaque exchange ceremony. The ceremony is a maritime tradition that celebrates the relationship between a ship and the destination in honor of her first call.

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7 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid On Your First Disney Cruise

I've been dreaming of my next Disney Cruise, and while I feel pretty confident with the ins and outs by now, I find myself fielding lots of questions from would be cruisers. If you're thinking of heading out to see for the first time, check out these 7 Rookie Mistakes to avoid on your first Disney Cruise.

The Best Things I Ate At The 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot's Annual Food & Wine Festival is a bastion of culinary delights, and I'm not alone in thinking that it's one of Disney's best events of the year. Fans flock to taste and sip their way around the world, touring tiny creative outdoor kitchens, called Marketplace Booths, set around World Showcase. Guests of the festival can indulge in unique flavors and culinary innovations.

2016 Food & Wine Festival Photo Hunt Images

A couple of weeks ago I posted a challenge to my readers to join me in our 2016 Food & Wine Festival Photo Hunt. Well, I'm back from my trip and thought I would share some of my favorite Photo Hunt shots with you. I had a fantastic time hunting down the perfect pictures for the list during my vacation, so sit back and check out just a bit of the festival fun shots!

What’s New To Eat At The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The countdown continues with just 6 more days until the opening of the 21st Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Guests will be able to find plenty of the most popular dishes from past Festivals at 30 Global Marketplace Booths. Being served up along side the tried and true will be 32 new marketplace dishes and 49 new cocktails, beers, wines, and ciders!

Disney History: Precursor To The Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line first set sail on July 30, 1998 with the Disney Magic. Or did it? In 1983, Premier Cruise Line was founded with the singular goal of offering 3-4 night sailings out of Port Canaveral to the Bahamas. The Port was underutilized and its proximity to Orlando area attractions made it an ideal location for Premier to boost its business by partnering with Disney to offer land & sea vacation packages.

Classic Disney Attractions Influenced By The 1964 World's Fair

When Disneyland opened in 1955, Walt Disney's team of imagineers lacked the tools and knowledge to create most of the attractions that we see in the parks today. Many of the technological concepts that fuel todays attractions simply didn't exist yet and many exist today because of the research and experimentation of those early imagineers - with a little bit of outside help.

A Disney Girl’s Gift Guide of Totes & Bags

The season on holiday shopping is upon us, and like our friends over at MickeyFix.com, we're showing off some of favorite Disney gifts to delight the fans in your life. Today we're showing off some of the best in Designer Disney luggage, totes, handbags, and wallets just waiting to find a home beneath your holiday tree.

5 Reasons To Love Adventureland

Walt Disney World for Grown-ups has told you all about why we love Walt Disney World Resorts, in our popular "5 Reasons To Love" series, but today we're turning the Disney Parks as we begin to highlight some of our staff's favorite places to play. I'm often asked what my favorite "land" is, and since I was a small child I've always replied with the same thing - Adventureland. So read on and find out what makes this area of the Magic Kingdom feel so special to me.

Disney History: Adventureland Then & Now

Adventure is calling! Nestled among the foliage, a land that is part Middle East, part Caribbean, part Jungles of the World has been delighting guests for nearly 40 years. The landscape has changed a bit over time, but the sense of adventure remains intact.

Working Out While On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

A regular exercise can reduce stress and improve overall well being, but for many guests vacation means a two-week hiatus from their regular fitness routine. However, if fitness is your passion there's no reason time away has to put a crimp in your style. The Walt Disney World Resort offers several world-class fitness options so guests don't have to leave healthy habits behind. Here are three fantastic options for vacation workouts.