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by Military Diva

Promotions! Promotions! And Promotions!!  That seems to be the main theme this month. Walt  Disney World and Disneyland Resorts are rolling into the Disney100 Celebration and Disney Cruise Line has opened bookings for their inaugural sailings to Lighthouse Point in 2024. In addition, new character interactions have been announced and new and old favorite dining locations are opening across the company. Read on below for a full list of this month’s announcements!

Walt Disney World

Tron Lightcycle Run

Tron Lighcycle Run has begun operating under a soft opening. The official opening is on April 4!

  • Park Pass Reservations are still required! Make sure you are booking yours as soon as possible after booking your package/purchasing tickets!  You will need them in place to enter any Disney World theme park or to book your Virtual Queues at 7 am!
  • Updates and Refurbishments
    • TRON Lightcycle/Run began operating for Annual Passholders and special guests this month. Official opening for all other guests was scheduled to begin on April 4, but this new Magic Kingdom attraction has been operating under a “soft opening”. Guests must have a valid Park Pass Reservation and book a Virtual Queue or pay for individual Lightning Lane access beginning at 7 am. Guests who have entered the park and did not book at 7 am can try for the second round of Virtual Queues at 1 am.  Additionally, guests eligible for Deluxe Extended Evening Hours can try at 6 pm. THERE IS NO STANDBY LINE FOR THIS ATTRACTION!
    • Typhoon Lagoon, one of two Disney World water parks, reopened on March 19.
    • Energy Bytes, an all-new snack kiosk in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, will open soon! Guests will be able to enjoy small bites that include sweet and savory treats as well as hot and cold beverages.
    • Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage dates have been announced for this fall!  Guests can now book their sailing on dates through December 2023.
    • World Nature and World Celebration are scheduled to be completed in EPCOT later this year. World Nature, encompassing The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion, will also include “Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana”.
    • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure creation (Splash Mountain refurbishments) is currently underway. The area will soon see a new water tower, topped with a sparkly tiara!
  • New Character Experiences coming soon!!
    • Moana-Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park beginning April 22
    • Figment-Imagination! Pavilion at EPCOT, summer 2023
    • Mirabel-Fairytale Garden at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, fall 2023
    • Mickey & Friends will soon meet their guests in Communicore Hall at EPCOT
  • Special Events
    • H20 Glow After Hours is returning to Typhoon Lagoon this spring and summer. Tickets are on now for this high-energy, after-hours, specially ticketed event. Contact Patricia with All for Dreams Travel if you would like additional details or tickets!
  • Discounts and Promotions
    • Annual Passholder Galactic Starcruiser Promotion-save up to 30% on select sailings in April, May, and June of this year. Contact Patricia with All for Dreams Travel to book your voyage..
    • Disney Visa Cardmembers can save up to 35% on room bookings at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, Disney’s All Sar Sports Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-Family Suites. Availability is limited and dates are restricted to May 14-June 24, July 5-August 19, and August 27-September 7, 2023.
    • Public Room Discounts-guests can save up to 30% on rooms from August 21-September 14; save up to 25% on rooms booked July 11-August 20 and September 15-28.



Club 33 Disneyland entrance

New and exciting happenings at Disneyland!


  • Park Pass Reservations are still required at Disneyland. When purchasing tickets, guests will select their Park Pass reservations prior to checking out. And remember, unlike Disney World, guests at Disneyland can add Genie+ service to their tickets at the time of purchase.
  • Updates and Refurbishments
    • Celebrate 100 years of the Disney Animation Company with a new “Celebrating Disney100 at the Disneyland Resort” guided tour”.  This limited-time experience includes an official tour of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, an Animation Academy experience, a commemorative photo (digital download) of your group in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, a Disney100 Celebration Treat, special “Magic Happens’ parade viewing, and a Disney100 Pin.
    • Mickey’s Toontown opened this month, delighting guests with all the new additions to the space!  Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Cafe Daisy, Good Boy! Grocers, and the grassy spaces where guests can enjoy a “Perfect Picnic Basket” are just a few!
    • The Villas at Disneyland Hotel is scheduled to open on September 28, 2023. The property will contain 344 duo studios, deluxe studios, one-bedroom villas, two-bedroom villas, and Grand Villas. Reservations are available to book now!
    • Pins and Lanyards for Disneyland Packages can now be picked up at the 20th Century Music Company on Main St, USA at Disneyland Resort. Pins and Lanyards can also be picked up at Little Green Men Store Command in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, Julius Katz & Sons on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park, and World of Disney Store and Disney’s Pin Traders near the Monorail Station in the Downtown Disney District.
  • Special Events
    • Disneyland After Dark: Princess Nite 2023 premiered for two nights earlier this month. Guests have several opportunities for additional After Dark events this spring and summer.
      • Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite, April 18 and 20
      • Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite, May 2, 4, 8, and 11


Disney Cruise Line

Disney News & Updates

Disney Dream
Photo courtesy of Pixie Hollow Diva


  • Lighthouse Point, Disney’s new island in the Bahamas, will begin welcoming guests in the summer of 2024. Sailings are open to book now!!
    • Disney Magic 3-Night Bahamian Preview Cruise from Fort Lauderdale on June 6
    • Disney Fantasy 7-Night Bahamian Inaugural Cruise from Port Canaveral on June 8
    • Disney Magic 3-Night Bahamian sailings from Fort Lauderdale; June, August, and September 2024
    • Disney Magic 4-Night Bahamian sailings from Fort Lauderdale; June, July, August, and September 2024
    • Disney Magic 5-Night Bahamian sailings from Fort Lauderdale; July and August 2024
    • Disney Fantasy 10-Night Southern Caribbean sailing from Port Canaveral; July 25


Aulani Resort

Disney News & Updates

Aulani Resort, Hawaii


  • Aunty’s Beach House, a special place for children 4-12, is now open. Guests must pre-register, beginning 90 days in advance, then reserve their spot. When visiting this kids club, children will enjoy supervised activities, crafts, movies, outdoor play spaces, special guest appearances, and more!


Adventures by Disney

Disney News & Updates

Disney-themed and specialty River Cruises offered by Adventures by Disney

  • Promotions
    • Disney Visa Cardmembers can enjoy special savings when they book a package including flights and an Adventures by Disney journey by May 31, 2023.
    • Returning guests can save up to $350 per guest on a new National Geographic Explorer 2023 North American Land itinerary; save up to $500 per guest on a new National Geographic Explorer 2023 International Signature Land and River Cruise itinerary. Must be booked by May 31, 2023.


Discounts are available to book!


With all the new attractions, experiences, characters, and island destinations available, now is a great time to book your next Disney Vacation. Whether you would like to Cruise, visit a park, visit a quiet destination, or have an island getaway the Disney Company has something for everyone!  Patricia with All for Dreams Travel is a great guide to help you navigate all of your choices and work to help plan a vacation catered to your style.  Click HERE to send her a message!