At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we are in the guest experience business—great storytelling, creativity and innovation are at the heart of everything we do. Recently, we were honored with several awards that recognize the creativity and care of our Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers who create Disney magic and deliver exceptional service to exceed our guests’ expectations.
Here’s a round-up:
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award—Each year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to cast their votes for the destinations and hotels that embody the very best of travel. Several Disney resorts were honored, including Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa as the No. 1 World’s Best Family Hotel in the United States. Other winners included Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge(No. 2), Disney’s Vero Beach Resort (No. 8), Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (No. 10), Disney’s Beach Club Resort (No. 11), Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (No. 12) and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (No. 1 on the list in California and No. 15 overall). Additionally,Travel + Leisure honored Disney Cruise Line with the distinction of being the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line and Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families.
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards—This year, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Disney Cruise Line the No. 1 Large Ship Line for its family-friendly destinations and onboard experiences. Additionally, Condé Nast Traveler named Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, one of the top 25 resorts in Hawaii.
World Travel Awards—Recently, World Travel Awards announced their 2014 winners to celebrate superiority in the tourism industry. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was honored with two awards as Adventures by Disney was named North America’s Leading Tour Operator and Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa was named North America’s Leading Family Resort. Learn more about Adventures by Disney’s award here.
Orbitz also recognized Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa with the 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Elite Award. Read more about the award-winning amenities and family-friendly activities the resort has to offer here.
Finally, Fast Company honored MyMagic+—our collection of tools taking the guest experience to the next level at the Walt Disney World Resort—with their annual Innovation by Design Award in the Experience category. You can also read more about this award on the Disney Parks Blog.
Awards like these inspire us to work harder to continue living up to even higher expectations of excellence. It is an honor to be recognized for the efforts our teams put in year-round to ensure a memorable experience for our guests. Congratulations to the various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts teams recognized for their hard work.