Walt Disney Theme Parks And Cruise Line Showcased During Destination America's Disney Week

Destination America will be spreading a little Disney magic around its schedule later this month. Those toying with the idea of spending some time at Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, or perhaps taking a Disney Cruise might have their minds made up by one of the programs set to air on Destination America. The planned "Disney Week" begins with Walt Disney World: Behind the Scenes, which is set to air Monday, April 29.

Walt Disney World: Behind the Scenes will give viewers a look at the attractions and learn how the four theme parks, two water parks and visitor accommodations run as families from around the world check in and out throughout the year. Disney World has a pretty fascinating history behind it, and there's no shortage of interesting tidbits about what goes on behind the scenes of the resort. It'll be interesting to see what this special showcases. It airs April 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Destination America.

Next up is Disney Cruise Line: Behind the Magic, which makes its world premiere on Monday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. This one hits the high seas as it showcases the newest of Disney Cruise Line's ships, Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream. It also features the older ships Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, giving viewers a look at the vessels' inner workings, from their state rooms to their restaurants, the productions and other features offered for cruisers.

On Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes will give viewers a look at what goes on at the original theme park, which is set in California. The park, which has grown in size over the years, thanks in large part to the expansion of Disney California Adventure Park, originally opened in 1955 and continues to entertain and accommodate tourists and Disney fanatics today.

On May 1 (at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT) Destination America will head back to Orlando for Ultimate Walt Disney World, which will zoom in on the top rides at Disney World in Florida, including the newly remained Test Track and the excellently thrilling Mission: SPACE, and the stomach-churning Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, not to mention Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.

Finally, there's Undiscovered Disney Parks, which airs on Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. and looks beyond the theme parks, life-size characters and souvenirs and focuses on the lesser known sites and attractions, like the place in Disneyland where Walt Disney used to frequent. And where you can learn how to surf at Disney World. This sounds like the perfect special for those planning a trip to one of the parks and don't want to miss a thing.

In fact, all of these specials sound like a great week-long crash course in all things Disney. But you should probably be warned, all of these videos may result in the strong desire to book a vacation. Just reading about all of these specials makes me want to sign up for another trip to Disney World.

Kelly West
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