While I was at the Disney Social Media Moms conference, I was excited to learn about new travel destinations joining the Disney brand in 2011 and 2012. Whether you’re looking to get away to a tropical vacation, in need of adventure or a place to call home while in Lake Buena Vista at Disney World – Disney has it all! Check out the latest scoop on Disney’s new vacation destinations!
Scheduled to open August 29, 2011, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai’i features 15-story room towers overlooking Waikolohe, a 9,000-foot waterway that moves guests on inner tubes through local, lush landscape. The artist’s concept of the resort shows tropical views and relaxing atmospheres with a touch of Disney magic. Stay tuned in the coming months for information on Disney Weddings expanding to Hawaii too!
In 2011, Adventures by Disney will offer 25 itineraries to destinations throughout the US, including numerous National Parks and Washington, D.C. and international destinations including Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Guests on the Egyptian adventure will tour historic sites such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and enjoy a Nile River cruise. I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt…what better way to go than as part of a Disney tour?!
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is scheduled to open in late 2012 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. With close to 2,000 rooms, the resort will feature family suites designed around four themes – “The Lion King”, “Cars”, “Finding Nemo” and “The Little Mermaid”. The larger-than-life icons will be featured in the courtyard areas with the centerpiece being a 35 feet tall sculpture of King Triton from “The Little Mermaid”. I’m excited for this hotel to open – I want to stay in a “Finding Nemo” room! Doesn’t it sound fun?
If you had to choose one – where would you go on vacation? The new Hawaii resort, the Adventures by Disney trip Egypt or the Art of Animation resort?
Disclosure: My family and I attended the Disney Social Media Moms conference at a discounted rate. We were provided with special access to activities, some meals, gifts and discounted resort accommodations as part of our conference fees. All opinions here are my own.