Delicious New Crèmes Glacées

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – L’Artisan des Glaces, an artisan ice cream and sorbet shop, debuts at the France pavilion in Epcot in mid-June. You’ll want multiple scoops of the 16 yummy flavors, all made in-house with fresh ingredients. For grown-up tastes, ask for a shot of liquor on top – served in a martini glass.

A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In time for summer, “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” will be a new interactive adventure where Magic Kingdom guests participate in pirate raids throughout Adventureland. Pirate maps lead to fabulous treasures as guests join Captain Jack Sparrow and fight off the Royal Navy, Captain Barbossa, Headhunters, Curses and the greatest threat of all, Calypso the sea goddess. If they help Jack succeed in all the missions, they will be welcomed as part of his new crew. If not, they face the wrath of the cruel sea…alone. The adventure is divided into 5 different raids, each comprised of a series of interactive tasks. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete all of the tasks in each mission. Guests may complete as many missions as they wish, but only those who complete all of the missions get to become full-fledged pirates under Captain Jack Sparrow.

Wilderness Explorers debuts at Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Coming soon, Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests will be invited to become Wilderness Explorers and experience the park in engaging and challenging ways aimed at deepening their understanding of animals and the natural world we live in. Taking the official pledge, armed with field guides and earning sticker badges along the way as they complete their challenges, guests explore the park at their leisure. Aimed at guests 7-10 but fun for the entire family, Wilderness Explorers will be self-guided and encourage more “up close and personal” time with the animal inhabitants of the park. Wilderness Explorers will be included in Disney’s Animal Kingdom admission.

New Meet-Up with Mickey, Minnie at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUNEA VISTA, Fla. – Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are scheduled to welcome Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests to their new exploration headquarters, Adventurers Outpost, on Discovery Island, beginning May 12. The all-new indoor retreat is the perfect spot for guests to meet the globetrotting duo as they get ready to set off on their next adventure. Filled with photos and mementos from Mickey’s and Minnie’s travels around the world, Adventurers Outpost invites explorers to gather and share tales from their expeditions around the world at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Disney Cruise Line Introduces New Port Adventures for 2013 Mediterranean Sailings

CELEBRATION, Fla – Disney Cruise Line invites families to explore the culturally rich and exotic locales of Europe with one-of-a-kind Port Adventures featuring exclusive Disney touches during its 2013 Mediterranean sailings.

Brand-new Signature Collection Port Adventures for the 2013 Mediterranean sailings include:

Venice, Italy-An example of a Disney-exclusive adventure in Venice is the Gondolier for a Day experience, where guests are able to try their hand at piloting a gondola on the city’s lagoon.

Athens, Greece Disney Cruise Line enhances the experience of visiting the Acropolis, with culturally immersive, hands-on adventures, such as a stop at the Cycladic Museum for a deeper dive into the ancient Aegean and Cyprus cultures.

Greek Isles – When visiting the dazzling island of Mykonos, families venture together to nearby Delos to explore one of the most important mythological and archaeological sites in Greece.

Turkey – From Kusadasi, Turkey, guests can venture to the ancient city of Ephesus which contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean.

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast On the stunning coast of Croatia in Dubrovnik, Disney Cruise Line guests combine a guided tour of the historic walled city with an inside look at traditional Croatian customs from a celebrated local artist.

Rome, Italy In Rome, adults are invited to learn the art of creating mosaics from a renowned local artist.

Details on all Disney Cruise Line shore excursions can be found on the Port Adventures section of

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit, call Disney Cruise Line at 888/DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.

Downtown Disney Revs Up for Car Masters Weekend

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -Car Masters Weekend, now in its third year, is the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day as Downtown Disney West Side hosts a classic car show with a modern twist June 14-16, 2013. Featuring all things “Cars,” the event showcases more than 150 classic, muscle and exotic cars; a chance for guests to meet “Cars 2″ stars Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile; and special appearances by automotive designer Chip Foose and Disney-Pixar “Cars” filmmaker Jay Ward. Completing the car-nucopia of events, fans may purchase tickets for a ”Cars” & “Cars 2″ movie marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24, “test drive” Ridemakerz “Cars” models, and enjoy caricatures, themed food and beverage, live entertainment and more. Entertainment subject to change.