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Go Behind the Scenes with Lights…Camera…Magic! – A New Adventures by Disney Experience in Southern California

Josh D'Amaro

by , Senior Vice President of Resort & Transportation Operations, Walt Disney World Resort

Today is Walt Disney’s birthday, making it the perfect opportunity for me to share this exciting news with you: beginning December 20, you can experience a new day-long adventure that will immerse you in the magic of Disney and the history of Hollywood in unique and unforgettable ways. Lights…Camera…Magic! is a guided group experience that opens the door for you to see where Disney magic is made and walk inside The Walt Disney Studios – the very location that was built from the profits of the animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

All around you, the story of The Walt Disney Company comes to life as you tour the historic Studio Lot, explore the fascinating Disney Archives, shop at the Studio Store and enjoy lunch at the Studio Commissary—experiences you will not get anywhere else. Disney-trained Adventure Guides not only give you exclusive access to The Walt Disney Studios, but also take you to star-studded locales and iconic locations in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Malibu.

The Walt Disney Studios

Lights…Camera…Magic! is the perfect addition to a Disneyland Resort vacation, or a great day trip for natives who have not seen this side of their hometown. What I love about the experience is that access to everything is so easy and comfortable! As with all of our Adventures by Disney trips, you’ll be treated with VIP attention from two Disney-trained Adventure Guides and enjoy exciting surprises and “magical moments” throughout the day. And the Adventure Guides do not miss a beat – they made sure I saw all the sights and told stories of historic Hollywood while pointing out the places of legends, places I have been watching on screen for years! We went behind the scenes for a private visit to the famed Kodak Theater and had time to explore fun and fascinating Hollywood Boulevard – I even saw several “stars!” We cruised the legendary Sunset Strip to Beverly Hills and strolled down world-famous Rodeo Drive. The finale was amazing – a breathtaking sunset in Malibu at celebrity favorite, Gladstones Restaurant!

So happy birthday to Walt Disney! Come celebrate by joining Adventures by Disney on Lights…Camera…Magic! and experience Tinseltown in a fashion only Disney can offer.

Interested in seeing more of Southern California with Adventures by Disney? Check out Backstage Magic, a six-day tour of Hollywood, The Walt Disney Studios and the Disneyland Resort.


  • I must go!

  • Amazing! I hope they extend the dates through June. I will be in the area for a conference the last week of March and this would be a perfect way to end my trip to California, and a nice treat until I can find an excuse/time for Backstage Magic. Now THAT would be a week to remember.

  • Too much Hollywood, too little Disney.

  • This has been a dream of mine and on my bucket list for quite some time! I hope they choose to offer this for an extended period of time because, unfortunately, I live closer to WDW and have never ventured to California before. Maybe now that will have to be my next trip :)

  • What a fantastic tour. I see it is only offered thru March. I sure hope that the dates will be extended thru June which is when my family and I will be there.

  • That looks amazing! I have been in the studios and it is truly an amazing place to be, and the discounts in the store are great. But how does this package NOT include a meal in Club 33? Can’t be VIP at DL without that ya know 😉

  • Oh My Goodness! Disney has needed to do something liek this for a long time. This is amazing news!

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