via press release:
DESTINATION AMERICA PRESENTS A MAGICAL WEEK OF DISNEY PROGRAMMING FROM MONDAY, APRIL 29 TO FRIDAY, MAY 3
– Highlighted by the World Premiere of DISNEY CRUISE LINE: BEHIND THE MAGIC
on Monday, April 29 at 9 PM E/P –
(Silver Spring, MD) – Experience the secrets, the stories, and the magic of the places where dreams come true! Whether you have kids or you’re still a kid at heart, Destination America’s DISNEY WEEK will put a twinkle in your eye with five nights of programming dedicated to the wonderful world of Disney. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and insight from the creative minds, Imagineers, and on-site staff for whom every week truly is DISNEY WEEK, explore a magical world that stretches from the top of Space Mountain to deep below the decks of the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Highlighted by the world premiere of DISNEY CRUISE LINE: BEHIND THE MAGIC on Monday, April 29 at 9 PM E/P, Destination America’s DISNEY WEEK presents primetime specials from Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3.
“As a network that treasures American travel destinations, Destination America wouldn’t be complete without DISNEY WEEK and the story of Walt Disney’s theme parks and cruises,” said Marc Etkind, SVP of Content Strategy for Destination America. “From iconic thrill rides that continue to capture the heart of each new generation to a globally recognized mouse-eared logo, Disney reflects an American tale of innovation and imagination that we are proud to present to our viewers.”
- · WALT DISNEY WORLD: BEHIND THE SCENES airs Monday, April 29 at 8 PM E/P
Get an unprecedented look behind the scenes at Walt Disney World Resort attractions to learn how four theme parks, two water parks, and endless visitor accommodations 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.
- · DISNEY CRUISE LINE: BEHIND THE MAGIC world premieres Monday, April 29 at 9 PM E/P. Encores Friday, May 3 at 8 PM E/P
Go on a high seas adventure aboard the newest Disney Cruise Line vessels: Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream as well as classic favorites Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. Journey through the ships’ inner workings and experience how creative technology is taken to a whole new level of innovation with entertaining features like Enchanted Art and an onboard water-coaster that juts out over the ocean. Secrets of the state rooms, restaurants, live productions and your favorite Disney characters all come to light in this hour of maritime magic.
- · DISNEYLAND RESORT: BEHIND THE SCENES airs Tuesday, April 30 at 8 PM E/P
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.
- · ULTIMATE WALT DISNEY WORLD airs Wednesday, May 1 at 8 PM E/P
Disney is a one-stop shop for fast-paced thrills, action-packed and immersive experiences, and heart-pumping journeys. Now in ULTIMATE WALT DISNEY WORLD, discover the TOP rides that attract adrenaline junkies to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, including the tallest, longest, and fastest theme park rides. From the newly reimagined Test Track and Mission: SPACE to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, get on the inside track to the ultimate Disney thrills.
- · UNDISCOVERED DISNEY PARKS airs Thursday, May 2 at 8 PM E/P
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, make and ride your own roller coaster, go on a private safari, and drive a real race car.
DISNEY CRUISE LINE: BEHIND THE MAGIC is produced for Destination America by High Noon with Patrick Jager as executive producer. For Destination America, Cathy Garland is executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, Marc Etkind is SVP of content strategy, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters, A Haunting, Epic, and Buying Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.