April 23, 2003
Passengers partaking of Disney Magic and Disney Wonder cruise-land packages can now include a visit to Africa. Well, sort of: Disney Cruise Line has added Disney World's newest resort -- Animal Kingdom Lodge -- to the choices available to cruisers. The 1,293-room resort, centered around the theme of Africa, features hand-carved furnishings and a 33-acre savannah where animals roam. As part of the package, participants will receive one day's free admission to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Disney also extends its usual "seamless" cruise-land features, including the elimination of check-in at the cruise terminal and use of the same room key at both Animal Kingdom and onboard. The other Disney resorts participating in the cruise-land package include the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Resort, Beach Club Resort, Port Orleans Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin.