Disney Cruise Line, Disney World, and Disneyland Receive Top Honors from Good Housekeeping Travel Awards
Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland have just received top honors in the well-trusted Good Housekeeping Institute’s 2023 Family Travel Awards!
For the first year ever, the Good Housekeeping Institute compiled a panel of travel experts, product analysts, and vacation enthusiasts to decide on the best of the best when it comes to the best products, services, and destinations for anyone who loves to travel.
The winners of Good Housekeeping’s Family Travel Awards include everything from travel gear like suitcases car seats to travel destinations around the world including theme parks, cruises, and the Caribbean.
Walt Disney World
Under the Florida category, Walt Disney World was named as the “Must-Do Disney Trip,” of course!
Per Good Housekeeping, “Fifty years after it opened, Walt Disney World Resort is still delighting kids of all ages. The anniversary celebration, going on until March 31, 2023, brought some incredible new features including a stunning fireworks-based show at Disney’s Epcot and Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade, a parade in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Outside of the 50th fanfare, the new Guardians of the Galaxy–Cosmic Rewind at Disney’s Epcot, an indoor coaster with spinning carts, has been the hot ticket along with the immersive Star Wars attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”
Testers who visited and researched Walt Disney World themselves gave the following feedback:
One tester with young children suggests taking advantage of the baby centers at each park. “They were the calmest areas for nursing and diaper changes,” she said. “They have small potties for little kids who may be intimidated by the restrooms.” Another tester noted that hopping between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot has become so fast and fun, thanks to the new gondola system, Disney Skyliner.
I definitely agree with that feedback!
The Disneyland Resort
Under the Southern California category, Disneyland received the designation of “Classic Disney Charm.”
Per Good Housekeeping, “The OG Disney theme park is just as magical as its sister attraction in Orlando. Think of Disneyland’s 30-plus rides as a “great
est hits” of sorts. While dispersed across multiple theme parks in Orlando, the much-acclaimed Star Wars rides, uber-popular Toy Story: Midway Mania, tongue-in-cheek Jungle Cruise, and tot-friendly Nemo ride aren’t far from each other at Disneyland. Roaming characters; street performers; parades; and fun, themed food add to the kids’ (and, let’s be honest, grown-ups’) excitement.”
The Good Housekeeping Tester for Disneyland stated:
My tween loved the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which are only at Disneyland,” said our tester. “It’s not a kiddie ride or wild coaster—it has just the right amount of thrill for her.
Disney Cruise Line
Under the Cruise Category, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish, was named the “Ultimate Kids’ Ship.”
The Good Housekeeping Institute said, “Launched in July, the Disney Wish levels up the line’s already family-minded agenda. Its kids club is suited for ages 3 to 12 and has a twisty tunnel slide to get to the club’s central hub. A Frozen-themed Dinner Adventure with table crafts and sing-a-longs engages fans of Anna and Elsa, while a Toy Story – themed splash area has pop-up jets, mini slides and a six-inch wading pool. The ship currently sails three- and four-night cruises from Port Canaveral.”
The Disney Cruise Line tester also added:
I like that families rotate through the ship’s three restaurants, and keep the same waiters every night so they get to know preference and dietary restrictions.
To learn more about the Good Housekeeping Institute’s 2023 Family Travel Awards including the judges, criteria, and the rest of the winners, please CLICK HERE.
I don’t know about your but I have to agree with everything Good Housekeeping had to say about some of my favorite vacation destinations in their Family Travel Awards!
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Source Credit: Good Housekeeping
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