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Step Into Your Very Own Fairytale With Adventures by Disney

posted on June 27th, 2014 by Danielle Berman, Marketing Manager, Adventures by Disney


From towering castles to charming countryside bike rides, the Adventures by Disney Germany tour is filled with picture-perfect moments that are fit for royalty.

Bask in the storybook splendor of the Hotel Schloss Waldeck, an 11th-century castle perched high above the Edersee. Your family will spend an enchanting two nights in this fairytale castle, appointed with a host of modern amenities and a breathtaking view of Lake Edersee while dining.

In the morning, the whole family can take a closer look at Lake Edersee while on a privately guided bike ride through the delightful German countryside, followed by a relaxing boat ride on the lake.

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Following the boat ride and lakeside lunch, you can let your inner adventurous side out by learning the ancient art of archery; a local expert will take the time to instruct you right from the lush-green grounds near your host castle-hotel.

To learn more about what other storybook activities and fairytale-like sightings await on this tour of Germany, please visit adventuresbydisney.com/germany.

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New Adventures by Disney Experiences for Northern European Cruises in Summer 2015

posted on June 20th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


In summer 2015, Disney Cruise Line is charting a course to northern Europe, and now you can enhance your European cruise with tours from Adventures by Disney! Travel off the beaten path with your Adventure Guides and enjoy immersive experiences and VIP privileges along the way.

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Northern European group guided port experiences from Adventures by Disney allow you to discover some of the best of every port when you embark on an unforgettable journey the whole family will enjoy. From painting your own Viking Shield, to exploring the site of the Berlin Wall, to discovering Tivoli Gardens in a privately guided tour, your vacation will be filled with activities … both on and off the ship. Plus, with all your photos included and the benefit of two guides taking care of the details you can focus on what really matters — being together!

Magic of the Baltic” guided port adventure packages are available for every 7-night and 12-night Disney Cruise Line Northern Europe sailing in 2015.

I’m also excited to announce that Adventures by Disney will be offering several pre-cruise experiences as well. Before you even board your Disney Cruise Line ship, you can experience some of the best of London, Copenhagen or Barcelona through 3- to 4-night pre-cruise land packages from Adventures by Disney! From a private canal ride through Copenhagen to a Spanish flamenco show in Spain or an visit to the Tower of London, the “Copenhagen Escape”, “Barcelona Escape” and “London Escape” packages really make the most out of your family’s time in Europe.

And, calling all fans of Disney’s “Frozen!” In summer 2015, Disney Cruise Line is providing guests interested in a land & sea package, with a peek into Norwegian life on select sailings. Now with Adventures by Disney, you can disembark your Disney Cruise Line Norway tour and enhance your vacation with an immersive 8-day, 7-night land adventure in Norway. Visit the majestic fjords, breathtaking glaciers, charming stave churches and, of course, the storybook village of Bergen and its historic wharf area, the real-life inspiration for Anna and Elsa’s kingdom of Arendelle in Disney’s “Frozen.”

With so many great options, it’s going to be hard to pick just one! (And who says you have to?)

Learn more at adventuresbydisney.com.

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Escape for the Weekend With Adventures by Disney

posted on June 11th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


We recently announced the introduction of our Long Weekends trips on the Disney Parks Blog as part of our new 2015 itineraries. Now, we are giving you and your family the chance to win one of these dazzling weekend trips so you can experience all the magic for yourself.

Disney Blogs is hosting a sweepstakes to give fans the chance to choose their own adventure for a family of four (including airfare) to either New York City or San Francisco. By clicking here, you can enter the sweepstakes once per day and select your city of choice.
Escape for the Weekend with Adventures by Disney, Featuring New York City

By selecting New York City, you may get the chance to go on a glittering tour that includes a behind-the-scenes visit to ABC’s Good Morning America, a hands-on Broadway musical dance workshop, an interactive motor-coach ride to see some of the most iconic sites of the city and plenty of other special activities.
Escape for the Weekend with Adventures by Disney, Featuring San Francisco

If you opt for the San Francisco trip, your family can vacation to the City by the Bay and the lush, relaxing vineyards of Napa Valley for a privately guided tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum, a visit to the Letterman Digital Arts Center (campus of Lucasfilm), a stroll through the Muir Woods National Monument, an excursion to the Silverado Vineyards and much more.

For more information on the official rules, please visit http://parks.disney.com/select-your-city-sweepstakes. Entries will be accepted until June 20, 2014, so make sure to visit and enter often.

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‘May the Force Be With You’ on This Adventures by Disney Vacation

posted on June 5th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


Fellow Jedi Knights and Padawans, it’s time to grab your light sabers and get ready to RUN! Adventures by Disney just released a special, out-of-this-world departure of the Southern California: Disney Backstage itinerary to take place during January 12 – 18, 2015. This departure will grant families access to the runDisney inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend.

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In addition to receiving access to the Star Wars Rebel Challenge (Star Wars Half Marathon 10k and Star Wars 5k), guests who book this trip can participate in an exclusive group run in iconic Hollywood and access the Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party.

This trip also includes various unique experience, including: a rare, behind-the-magic private tour of The Walt Disney Studios; a tour of Walt Disney Imagineering and The Jim Henson Company (not regularly open to the public); a private tour of Walt Disney’s Disneyland apartment and the Disneyland Dream Suite; and a two-day, VIP experience at Disneyland Resort with special FASTPASS service to multiple rides at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park.

This galactic seven-day, six-night itinerary is a must for both Star Wars and Disney fans alike. For more information on the Disney Backstage & Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend trip, please click here. You may also call 1-800-543-0865 for dates, availability and to make reservations.

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Adventures by Disney Reveals New Destinations for 2015 Itineraries

posted on May 21st, 2014 by Heather Killingbeck, Director, Trip & Program Development, Adventures By Disney


Adventures by Disney is proud to enhance its group-guided vacation portfolio with the unveiling of three new itineraries for 2015.

This river cruise is part of the Adventures by Disney Amazon family vacation

Introducing one of the most adventurous trips to date, Adventures by Disney is taking families into the deep paths of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This 12-day, 11-night adventure guides guests through the Amazon and Galapagos Islands to discover the most untouched, bio-diverse areas of the world. Guests can enjoy hands-on cooking classes with local chefs, immersive activities with the local community and an exploration of the historic colonial city Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, among many other venturesome activities.

Also debuting in 2015 is the all-new four-day, three-night long weekends trips, initially featuring getaways to New York City and San Francisco & Napa. The New York City trip is a dazzling tour including a behind-the-scenes visit to Good Morning America, a hands-on Broadway musical dance workshop, an interactive motor-coach ride to see some of the most iconic sites of the city and plenty of other special activities.

The historic Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco is one of the many sights to enjoy in the Adventures by Disney San Francisco and Napa tour

The San Francisco & Napa getaway will whisk guests to the City by the Bay and the lush, relaxing vineyards of Napa Valley. A privately guided tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum, a visit to the Letterman Digital Arts Center (campus of Lucasfilm), a stroll through the Muir Woods National Monument and an excursion to the Silverado Vineyards are just a few of the highlights of this trip.

Bookings for the new 2015 itineraries start today. For more details on each of these exciting trips, or any Adventures by Disney itineraries from around the globe, please visit AdventuresByDisney.com or call 1-866-543-0865.

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Experience Majestic Views of the Grand Canyon with Adventures by Disney

posted on May 12th, 2014 by Danielle Berman, Marketing Manager, Adventures by Disney


See the sun rise over the amazing landscape of the Grand Canyon with the Arizona and Utah itinerary from Adventures by Disney. This two-state tour highlights the true spirit of the Southwest with eye-opening sights and exhilarating thrills – from rafting down the Colorado River to exploring the red rocks of Sedona on a four-wheel drive adventure.

A Tour of the Grand Canyon is Part of the Adventures by Disney Arizona and Utah Tour

Named one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon offers marvelous views and scenery. On this trip, your family will stay inside Grand Canyon National Park and enjoy numerous dazzling photo opportunities. A privately guided tour of the Grand Canyon, with a naturalist guide, will have you and your family walking right along the South Rim.

: These Hikers Walk Through Arches National Park as a Part of Their Adventures by Disney Arizona and Utah Itinerary

This family adventure also includes a visit to Arches National Park. Explore the nooks and crannies of the natural landforms, textured in a way that is incomparable with other sightings in the world. The surreal landscape features sky-high sandstone land arches, including the notable Delicate Arch, which your family will get to experience firsthand.

This tour of the Southwest holds many treasured memories waiting to be made for the entire family. For more information on this Adventures by Disney tour of Arizona and Utah, please visit www.adventuresbydisney.com/north-america/grand-canyon-vacations/.

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Smash into Backstage Disneyland with the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon

posted on April 25th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


Disney and Marvel fans Assemble! Adventures by Disney just announced an exclusive, special departure that will propel you on a power-packed vacation of a lifetime. From November 10 – 16 of this year, the Adventures by Disney Southern California: Disney Backstage itinerary is packing extra might by providing you access to the inaugural runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.

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Not only will this trip include a rare, behind-the-magic private tour of The Walt Disney Studios, but you and your family can receive access to the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and 5K (currently sold out!), including two group pre-race runs and access to the nighttime ‘Pasta in the Park’ party. The trip will also take you on a tour of Walt Disney Imagineering and The Jim Henson Company, which are not regularly open to the public.

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Let your Disney Side show with a two-day, VIP experience at the Disneyland Resort, with special FASTPASS service to multiple rides at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park. You will also get a private tour of Walt Disney’s Disneyland apartment and the Disneyland Dream Suite.

This mighty seven-day, six-night itinerary will unleash your inner super hero for a magical family vacation of a lifetime. For more information on the other iconic and glamorous activities included in this trip, please click here, or call 1-800-543-0865 for dates, availability and to make reservations.

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Discover the Mystery of Loch Ness with Adventures by Disney

posted on April 23rd, 2014 by Danielle Berman, Marketing Manager, Adventures by Disney


Nestled in the Scottish Highlands is a grand lake with plenty of lore waiting to be unlocked. Serving as the backdrop for the Disney•Pixar film “Brave”, Scotland boasts lush landscapes with ancient stone castles and a proud heritage. The Adventures by Disney Scotland vacation can take you and your family through the beauty that inspired the epic animated feature film.

As your family embarks on this vacation in Scotland, you can unfold the mysteries behind Nessie, the famous elusive creature rumored to occupy Loch Ness, and decide whether you believe in its existence. Before exploring the dark waters yourself, a visit to the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre will set you in the right mindset with a presentation of both fact and lore about the loch. Groups will also meet with a naturalist who is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on Loch Ness to hear more details and answer any questions you may have.

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After the exhilarating opportunity to canoe (or cruise) across the waters and search for Nessie, you will disembark at the majestic Urquhart Castle. This spot is said to be the most popular for Nessie sightings. From here, the breathtaking view will have you in awe as you discover the once-mighty fortress.

Unlocking the mystery behind Loch Ness is just one of the many activities of the nine-day, eight-night family vacation to Scotland from Adventures by Disney. For more information, visit adventuresbydisney.com/brave.

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Feel the Luck of the Irish With Adventures by Disney

posted on March 17th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


Stop worrying about squeezing green into your wardrobe today (watch out for that pinch!) and start preparing to be surrounded by the lush, evergreen pastures of Ireland. This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate with your family by booking a vacation to Ireland with Adventures by Disney.
The Adventures by Disney Guided Tour of Ireland Includes a Visit to the Rock of Cashel

Early in your journey, your family will explore Cashel – a “land of kings” full of royal lore. As you walk up the emerald-green countryside, you will find the ancient Rock of Cashel, which once acted as the seat for the Kings of Munster.

Neighboring the Rock of Cashel is Tipperary’s Golden Vale hilltop, crowned with a collection of buildings that will transport you back to medieval times. On these sacred grounds, where Saint Patrick once stood himself, Junior Adventurers will also have the opportunity to participate in a lucky shamrock hunt.

A three-night stay within the walls of the 16th century Dromoland Castle will have your family feeling like royal kings and queens of Ireland. Over the years, this majestic estate played host to numerous prominent figures, and entertained many families with its plenitude of leisure activities.

To see how you can further explore the ‘Emerald Isle’ on this eight-day, seven-night family vacation to Ireland, please visit adventuresbydisney.com/ireland.

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Win an Adventures by Disney Trip to Norway, the Land that Inspired Disney’s ‘Frozen’

posted on March 15th, 2014 by Andrae Gill, Adventures by Disney


If you’re as big of a fan of Frozen as I am, I have really exciting news for you today. Our team at Adventures by Disney wants to let you know of a current sweepstakes opportunity that could potentially send you on the adventure of a lifetime to explore Norway. With the Frozen Adventure Sweepstakes, the lucky winner and a guest will receive a first-hand experience of the locations that served as inspiration for the filmmakers of Frozen, the winner for Best Animated Feature Film at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

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The eight-day, seven-night journey begins in the storybook village of Bergen – the real-life inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle – and will continue through Flåm, Geiranger and Norway’s capital, Oslo. As the Guests travel across these stunning lands, there will be various activities waiting to be discovered.

On this itinerary, guests will get an up-close look at the historic stave churches that influenced the architecture of the film, embark on an aquatic odyssey to explore the breathtaking fjords of Norway, partake in the rich history of the country by learning Norwegian folk dancing, and participate in many more fun and cultural activities.

For more information on how to enter for a chance to win an Adventures by Disney trip for two to Norway, please visit Norway.FrozenSweepstakes.com. Also, don’t forget you can order Frozen on Digital HD now, and mark your calendars for the DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack release on March 18!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to permanent legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. and D.C., who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Starts 2/25/2014. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PT on 4/30/2014. GP WINNER AND GUEST MUST HAVE A VALID U.S. PASSPORT AND BE AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL FROM 6/28/2014 TO 7/5/2014. Prize restrictions apply. For details/Official Rules click to visit Norway.FrozenSweepstakes.com.

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