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Disney News Round Up

Disney Parks

Throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, there’s so much for Guests to explore and do with the Star Wars: Datapad, a land-wide interactive experience available through the Play Disney Parks app. Whether Guests are interacting with droids, scanning cargo crates, or choosing to support the Resistance or First Order when taking on jobs, their datapad can help them experience their own Star Wars story and collect rankings and digital achievements.

Three new trading pins available for purchase help guests commemorate their experiences. Featuring Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and BB-8, these pins are perfect for decorating backpacks, lanyards and more. Pins are available at select locations at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, while supplies last.

Disney California Adventure Park

The Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure Park has begun! It's the Year of the Mouse!


The fourth Epcot International Festival of the Arts has kicked off and runs through February 24. Come celebrate the visual, culinary and performing arts with Disney! The festival also features multiple interactive exhibits and workshops.

Disneyland Resort

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance debuted on January 17th at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort. Step into the action on this ambitious attraction as you explore massive sets, avoid capture by Kylo Ren and the First Order in a mad dash through a Star Destroyer.

Margaritaville Hotel Orlando

Margaritaville Hotel Orlando, located near Walt Disney World Resort, is now part of the Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel program. This brand new resort has184 guest rooms, the onsite Sunset Walk retail center, the fitness center, multiple pools and much more. Please note that this does not include the Island H2O Live! water park. Transportation to the Walt Disney World Ticket and Transportation Center is available.

An Introductory Offer includes a discounted package price for arrival dates from January 19 through December 31, 2020. Please note that blockout dates may apply and the booking window ends February 26, 2020. This offer can be booked by calling Coasters & Castles Travel.

Disneyland Park

The excitement is building for the debut of “Magic Happens,” the all-new daytime parade, which debuts at Disneyland Park on February 28. “Magic Happens” celebrates moments of magic from Disney and Pixar stories.


Guests should be aware that EPCOT is in the midst of an historic, multi-year transformation that is bringing a wide variety of exciting new attractions and experiences. Among these is “Harmonious,” set to debut later this year, which will be one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney Park. Several floating platforms that will provide a base for the technology used to create “Harmonious" were recently delivered.


Adventures by Disney

More Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations will run in 2021 with 30 sailings along four enchanting European rivers: Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine. Select departures are reserved exclusively for families traveling without children, including Food and Wine and Oktoberfest-themed cruises, and festive holiday sailings wrap up the extended river cruise season. 

New for 2021, guests aboard Rhine River voyages can travel to Papenburg, Germany, for an inside look at the construction of the fifth Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish.

Advance booking begins Januart 27, 2020 for all previous Adventures by Disney Guests, or January 28, 2020 for Disney Vacation Club Members, Golden Oak Club Members and Disney Cruise Line Gold & Platinum Castaway Cay Club Members. General booking begins January 29, 2020.

* Save up to $750 per person when they book early on select 2021 Adventures by Disney river cruises* and $150 per person on 2021 Escapes to Paris, Budapest and Amsterdam*—through March 27, 2020. Availability is limited.

Contact Coasters & Castles Travel to book.


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