-- DISNEY WEEK Premieres on Destination America beginning Monday, March 3 at 8pm EST --
(Silver Spring, Md.) - For the second year, Destination America's DISNEY WEEK peeks behind the scenes of the magical, wonderful world of Disney theme parks, resorts, and cruise ships. Traveling from the original Disneyland theme park to the shipyards of Spain to witness the newest version of the Disney cruise ships, Destination America presents a week-long celebration of Disney's vacation kingdom, handing audiences an all-access pass to America's favorite vacation destinations, heart-pounding thrill rides, and innovative attractions. Be our guest and tune in to Destination America's DISNEY WEEK from Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7, beginning nightly at 8pm EST.
"Walt Disney's vision for family fun is an American tradition and has brought families together for generations," said Marc Etkind, general manager for Destination America. "Destination America loves to celebrate iconic American travel locations and we are proud to share DISNEY WEEK with our audience."
Since Walt Disney invited the world into his first theme park in 1955, hundreds of millions of guests have delighted in the Disney magic. Discover how the Disney Cast continues to deliver Walt Disney's unique philosophy of hospitality and family entertainment in order to create magical experiences for guests of all ages and nationalities, both on land and at sea.
Destination America kicks off the week with the world premiere of the one-hour special Walt Disney World Resort Hotels on Monday, March 3 at 8 PM EST.
Full episode descriptions for the week:
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Premieres Monday, March 3 at 8pm
In this one-hour special, viewers will have the chance to take an exclusive tour of the Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels, each with a special story. Discover how Disney Imagineers designed each hotel to immerse guests in one-of-a-kind experiences, like taking a real safari or swimming with super-sized Nemo characters. Go back to the beginning and discover the revolutionary origins of one of their first hotels and iconic monorail. Then, take a peek into some of Disney's luxurious accommodations like the Grand Floridian Resort and Princess Rooms at Port Orleans Resort.
Disney Cruise Line: Magic Re-Imagined Airs Tuesday, March 4 at 8pm
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the largest renovation project in Disney Cruise Line history: a full interior and exterior overhaul of their flagship vessel, the Disney Magic. Enhancements include a new thrill water slide as well as new spaces for both kids and adults.
Walt Disney World Resort: Behind the Scenes Airs Wednesday, March 5 at 8pm
Get an unprecedented look behind the scenes at Walt Disney World® Resort, where four theme parks, two water parks, more than two dozen themed-resorts, and endless entertainment offerings keep fans and families coming back year after year. From the Haunted Mansion and Mission: SPACE to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and the Seas with Nemo and Friends, this is the story behind the story of how a theme park made Orlando the nation's number one vacation destination.
Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes Airs Thursday, March 6 at 8pm
When the Disneyland Resort in California opened its doors in 1955, it was a fully immersive theme park the likes of which had never been seen before but changed American pop culture forever. Now, go behind the scenes to uncover mysteries and stories behind the Disney Company's first theme park. See how Disneyland Resort captured the imagination of generations of visitors with its always changing and continually evolving attractions and shows. Also uncover the ambitious expansion of Disney California Adventure Park to offer even more family-friendly features at the Disneyland Resort, like Cars Land based on the popular Disney•Pixar movie Cars.
Undiscovered Disney Parks Airs Friday, March 7 at 8pm
Think you know Disney Parks? Think again. Beyond the theme parks, life-size characters, and souvenirs, Disney Parks can make your vacation magical even off the beaten path, where little-known sites and attractions can be just as mesmerizing as the most popular thrill ride. At Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, walk in Walt's footsteps and discover secret spots that he frequented. At Walt Disney World® Resort in Central Florida, learn how to surf, design and ride your own roller coaster, go on a private safari, and drive a real race car.